These weapons are strongest versions of the War Bow, Blast Sling and Ropecaster. The initial tripcaster Aloy receives is useful, but it has its limits. This is a great weapon for those machines that have armor plating over their weak points or have special attacks tied to removable components. Different bows also mean different levels of. Better at long range, this bow can deal amazing damage with just one hit.
With that said, here's a breakdown of each attribute, what it means, how it affects combat, and how it increases from weapon to weapon. Although, if you want to , you need have the right on you. However, Horizon Zero Dawn ensures that using a slingshot has its own advantages, the greatest of which being its impressive blast damage. The shield will take a ton of abuse — completely blocking all kinds of damage — before it has to recharge and it recharges pretty quickly. The higher the handling level, the faster it fires. The only downside is that it takes a while to draw arrows on the bow, but it's more than a worthy tradeoff.
This is what added the quest for us, too. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines — fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin. Slingshots seem like silly weapons when compared to using something like a bow. The shield-weaver outfit is an ancient technology that gives Aloy a force field. It's easily a weapon designed for tackling machines, as its different ammunition covers different weaknesses.
I went though the trouble of tracking down and beating every hunter challenge in order to get these gold guided weapons. The tearblaster is a one-of-a-kind weapon that delivers no damage, but will blow armor and components off of machines. Remember, a half-drawn shot is far less precise than a fully-drawn shot. For example, the Freeze Sac on a Snapmaw. Use it against enemies to make them vulnerable, providing you a combat advantage.
However, this sling can only be obtained if Aloy makes herself known by conquering all 15 of the Hunting Grounds in the game. However, some of the bows cannot take in certain ammo. Each of its three arrow types sports a different element, which is used to stun or give players the right opening they need to secure a critical hit. Sometimes, the are either elemental or plain. Fires elemental payloads the best used to put targets in vulnerable states, providing valuable combat damage. Just look for the shadow version of the weapon you want. You can see this in action when comparing the Hunter Bow to the Sharpshot Bow.
Depending on the rarity, the bows can use a variety of. It's a quick bow too, so it works well in mid-range and close combat. Tear Tear is pretty self-explanatory and refers to your weapon's ability to tear out components from enemy machines. We'll go over the quest but more importantly review these weapons; and are they really the best weapons in Horizon Zero Dawn. Power cells will be marked with a green resource icon. They have slow firing but have heightened accuracy. When running around in Horizon Zero Dawn, farming is quite tedious.
Combine that with the precision aiming maneuver, and the Shadow Hunter Bow becomes one of the best tools in the game. To compensate for this difficulty spike, the game introduces some new weapons that give players an advantage is this new location. This bow packs a punch as well as three different arrows to choose from. Are They Really The Best Weapons?? Never forget about modification slots. No amount of modification will really change your weapon stats so much as it will change how ammo stacks damage on top of your base stats.
While it does have lower attack power, it has heightened reload time. This means that it becomes useful in just about all situations. It provides an extra method for dispatching machines and humans as well as gives Aloy a bit more breathing room when tackling multiple opponents at once. It functions like a rifle, firing deadly bullets to get the job done. Smashing the stalactites to get at the power cell inside.
Many players can go through the entire game without ever using a rattler, so it's important to keep it in mind. Look for an air duct to crawl through. What Weapon Stats Mean in Horizon Zero Dawn Before I dive into what each stat means, it's important to note that your ammo stats are just as important as your weapon stats. It's very much like the Tear stat in that its primary purpose is to impact specific parts of hostile machines. Not only does the weapon look much more menacing, but it's much more potent, able to down the health of machines in just a few shots. Weapon Damage Stat Handling Tear Elemental Sling Freeze Bomb 25 40 0 50 Ropecaster Light 0 50 150 0 Tripcaster Shock Wire 0 30 0 160 War Bow Shock Arrow 6 50 0 25 Sharpshot Bow Precision Arrow 75 20 30 0 Rattler Metal Bolts 13 100 5 0 Blast Sling Freeze Bomb 125 40 0 0 Carja Hunter Bow Hunter Arrow 19 80 25 0 Carja Hunter Bow Fire Arrow 15 80 0 25 Carja Sling Freeze Bomb 25 40 0 50 Carja Sling Shock Bomb 25 40 0 50 Carja Tripcaster Shock Wire 0 30 0 160 Carja Tripcaster Blast Wire 313 30 0 0 Carja Ropecaster Medium 0 50 150 0 Carja Sharpshot Bow Precision Arrow 75 20 30 0 Carja Sharpshot Bow Tearblast Arrow 0 20 100 0 Carja Rattler Metal Bolt 13 100 0 0 Carja Rattler Shock Bolt 6 100 0 5 Carja War Bow Shock Arrow 6 50 0 25 Carja War Bow Freeze Arrow 6 50 0 25 Carja Blast Sling Sticky Bomb 188 40 0 0 Carja Blast Sling Blast Bomb 125 40 0 0 Shadow Sling Freeze Bomb 25 40 0 50 Shadow Sling Fire Bomb 13 40 0 50 Shadow Sling Shock Bomb 25 40 0 50 Shadow Hunter Bow Hunter Arrow 19 80 25 0 Shadow Hunter Bow Fire Arrow 15 80 0 25 Shadow Hunter Bow Hardpoint Arrow 38 80 75 0 Shadow Tripcaster Shock Wire 0 30 0 160 Shadow Tripcaster Blast Wire 313 30 0 0 Shadow Tripcaster Fire Wire 0 30 0 160 Shadow Sharpshot Bow Precision Arrow 75 20 30 0 Shadow Sharpshot Bow Tearblast Arrow 0 20 100 0 Shadow Sharpshot Bow Harvest Arrow 13 20 50 0 That wraps up our guide for weapon stats and what they mean for you in Horizon Zero Dawn.
The best weapons You can buy the best version of each weapon from any of the mid- to late-game merchants usually the ones near or in Meridian. Horizon doesn't really explain what handling means. Bows also have different handling levels. Fire arrows can ignite Blaze canisters and backpacks. Aloy is great with a bow, but there are different types to purchase in Horizon Zero Dawn.