The Dragon Claw is a pre-Hardmode enemy that spawns in the Surface during the Night, as well as in The Inferno during the day. It acts similarly to the Demon Eye, with the exception that it inflicts On Fire! when it hits the player. It has a counterpart called the Hydra Claw that is themed after The Mire. The Dragon Claw drops Dragon Claw items, which are necessary to craft the summoning item for The Grips of Chaos.
The Grips of Chaos also can summon a stronger version of Dragon Claws during their boss fight.