Hunting Grounds are challenges that will test your mettle with various weapons in the game. This page will detail the Shock and Remove Trial at the Hunting Ground in The Raintrace.
Where to Find the Hunting Grounds in The Raintrace
There doesn’t seem to be a story prerequisite for this Hunting Grounds, as long as you can freely explore the western portion of the map. For the exact location, if you’ve found the Fall’s Edge village, then the Hunting Ground will be to the southwest of there. If you’ve found the Thornmarsh village, then it will be to the northeast of that location. You should see a large, brown clearing on your map and that will be where you find the Hunting Grounds.
|Quarter Stripes||10:00||4 Hunting Medals, 70 Metal Shards, 2 Small Machine Cores|
|Half Stripes||03:00||5 Hunting Medals, 80 Metal Shards, 15 Purgewater, 1 Medium Machine Core|
|Full Stripes||02:00||6 Hunting Medals, 90 Metal Shards, 15 Purgewater, 1 Tremortusk Circulator, 1 Medium Machine Core|
Grounds Keeper’s Tips
- Tremortusks are resistant to Shock damage. Use Purgewater ammo to remove their Shock resistance.
- Shoot off the Tremortusk’s Tusks only when it is in the Shocked state.
How to Complete the Shock and Remove Trial
Before tackling this trial, you will want to have some Purgewater ammo on Aloy, as it will help out a lot. Your goal for this trial is to inflict the Shocked state on the Tremortusk, but the machine has resistance to Shock. However, it is weak to Purgewater and if you get that built up enough to get to the Drenched state, then it will remove its elemental strengths. Thus, the best course of action is to use a weapon with Purgewater ammo on the Tremortusk, until you get it Drenched, then switch to a weapon with good Shock buildup to the Shocked state before the Purgewater wears off completely.
Once you have the Shocked state on the Tremortusk, then you can switch to a weapon with good Tear damage to shoot off the tusks you need to complete the trial. Of course, the Tremortusk isn’t going to let you do this without putting up a fight. There are also three other machines on the Hunting Grounds, which are all Clawstriders. These machines are quick and if you’re extremely lucky, you will get the Tremortusk by itself enough that they won’t bother you. Thankfully, the Clawstriders have nothing but melee attacks, although there is that one sonic move that can stun you. You will need to shoot off two Tusks in order to complete the trial.