Welcome to our Horizon Zero Dawn Best Weapons List Guide, below we have every weapon type along with its damage stats and elemental attributes. Shotguns, Bows, Traps, Slings and even Melee Weapons are included in this list.
How To Get The Best Weapons In Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn Best Weapons are color-coded and they will appear Purple. These items can be purchased from the “Hunting Goods Merchant” once you reach meridian. The price for these items will be the same across all the merchants in the game.
|Shadow Sling||500 Metal Shards
1x Snapmaw Heart
|Fire Ropes that Tie Down Enemies
Base Rating of 150 Tear Damage
|Shadow Ropecaster||650 Metal Shards
1x Crystal Braiding
|Launches Freeze, Fire and Shock Bombs|
|Shadow Hunter Bow||650 Metal Shards
1x Watcher Heart
|Shoots Hunter, Fire and Hard Point Arrows|
|Shadow Tripcaster||750 Metal Shards
1x Scrapper Heart
|Uses Shock, Fire and Explosive Traps|
|Shadow War Bow||800 Metal Shards
1x Trampler Heart
|Shoots Freeze, Shock and Corruption Arrows|
|Shadow Sharpshot||800 Metal Shards
1x Sawtooth Heart
|Shoots Tearblast, Hardpoint and Harvest Arrows|
|Shadow Rattler||950 Metal Shards
1x Board Skin
1x Rabbit Skin
1x Fox Skin
|Shoots Shock, Freeze and Standard Rounds|
|Shadow Blast Sling||1400 Metal Shards
1x Lancehorn Heart
|Launches Proximity and Explosive Bombs|
- Machine Hearts – These Items are a random drops, so if you need to obtain them you should start farming, for example, Lancehorn machines for the Lancehorn Heart.
- Crystal Braiding – These Resource items are dropped by Thunderjaws, Stormbirds, Rockbreakers, Behemoths, and Deathbringers machines.
You Can View The Full List of Horizon Zero Dawn Weapons Resource Ingredients Here:
Crafting Resources List
We Also Have A List of Outfits To Go With Your Weapons
Horizon Zero Dawn Weapons
Below is a Complete Horizon Zero Dawn Weapons List, here you can view the Best Weapons in Horizon Zero Dawn. Melee, Bows and even Shotgun, we also have included stats on the related item since some of which will do elemental damage.
There are 3 different Types of Horizon Zero Dawn Weapon Rarities.
- Very Rare
Horizon Zero Dawn Weapons Bow
These Ranged Horizon Zero Dawn Bow Weapons, these can range from Shortbows, Rifles, and Longbows. All of these Ranged Weapons will require some time of ammunition and are for the most part regarded as the Best Weapons In Horizon Zero Dawn.
|War Bow||–Low Damage
|Sharpshot Bow||–Slow Firing Speed
–Accurate Attack Range
|Carja Sharpshot Bow||–Slow Firing Speed
–Accurate Attack Range
|Carja Hunter’s Bow||–Low Damage
12 (Fire Arrows)
Horizon Zero Dawn Shotgun Weapon
These Horizon Zero Dawn Weapon Items are most effective close range since they lack long range accuracy. They also have a mush wider spray/ hitbox make it much easier to land when in close to mid range combat. Ropecaster also fits in this category even though it is more of a support item instead of damage.
|Name||In-Game Description||Attack||Ammo||Rarity||Metal Shards|
|Ropecaster||–Used to tie down machines and immobilize
–Larger Targets Need More Rope
–Attacking a tied down machine reduces immobilizing time.
Horizon Zero Dawn Weapon Sling
These Horizon Zero Dawn Weapons have slow firing rates however, they more than makeup for it with their various trigger mechanisms and high amounts of AOE damage (Area of Effect). Simply put these are the grenade launchers for this game, it’s also worth noting they are modifiable.
|Shadow Sling||40||20/20/10||–||50||50||50||Very Rare||650|
Trap Weapons In Horizon Zero Dawn
When you begin you will receive the default Horizon Zero Dawn Weapon used for traps called “Tripcaster”. You can use this item to place traps, it will also allow you to set wires across a certain area to trap enemies. You can also use this item for detonating traps connected by two anchor points. Super effective when used in small spaces or on patrolling enemies.
|Carja Trip Caster||30||250||–||160||–||–||Rare||180|
Horizon Zero Dawn Weapons Melee
These items are the Best Weapons for close range combat, they range from Spears, knives, and even swords are all considered Melee Horizon Zero Dawn Weapons. Melee Items will often do a lot of damage and can even perform takedowns, but they will also put you at risk since you will be near the enemy.
|Lance||Can perform stealth takedowns if you have the proper skill.|
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