Shueisha Edition Release Date: November 4, 2004
Proper Japanese Title: Tatakau Shikaku (闘う資格)
Fearing that she's no match for the deadly Claymore named Ophelia, Clare spirits her companion Raki away to relative safety. But no matter how far they run, they won't be able to escape Ophelia's heightened senses. And now that Ophelia knows that Clare has awakened, she will not rest until she has destroyed Clare.
The one armed Clare is taught a new style of swordsmanship by Irene that she must use against the awakened Ophelia.