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Throughout your journey in Forbidden West, you will come across a variety of Machines, most of which will be out to attack you. This page will concentrate on the Acquisition Machine, the Grazer.

(1 of 2) Grazer in the game

Grazer in the game (left), Grazer in the notebook (right)

General Information

A herd machine that digs up natural resources to convert into biofuel. It is quick to flee from danger, but may attack hostiles to cover the herd’s retreat.

Level Type Cauldron Weak Strong
8 Acquisition MU Cauldron Shock shock.png Acid acid.png

Tips for Defeating the Grazer

The Grazer is kind of like a cousin to the Fanghorn, as they are kind of similar and resemble one another. Don’t expect much out of combat with the Grazer, as it tends to be pretty passive, but it can come at you when you least expect it. Unlike the Fanghorn, though, the Grazer doesn’t have many attacks in its skillset, so there’s not much to worry about there. The biggest problem with the Grazer, though, is that it will usually be accompanied by other, more dangerous Machines. For example, the ones in the northern section of Plainsong will usually have Clawstriders with them, which can be annoying to fight.

Enough about the other Machines, though, so let’s get down to the Grazer itself. One thing it does like to do is get up close and personal with Aloy, with it just going straight up in her face. It can try to do some melee attacks at this range, like using its front legs to try and kick you, or a strike with its head. When at range, the Grazer will wind up a little bit, then charge at you with its horns spinning. If you destroyed both horns, then this attack will be removed from its arsenal. The Grazer also has four Blaze Canisters on its back, making easy targets for removing them, or utilizing Fire Arrows to cause an explosion.

Loot (Body)

All of the loot in the table below can drop upon killing the Machine and looting its body.

Loot Chance to Drop
Blaze 100%
Metal Shards 100%
Grazer Circulator 31%
Machine Muscle 31%
Grazer Primary Nerve 20%
Small Machine Core 17%
Braided Wire 11%
Metal Bone 10%
Sturdy Hardplate 5%

Loot (Rotor Horns)

The Rotor Horns are located on the head of the Grazer and seem to only be a part of a single attack from the machine. There’s only two of them and you should be able to easily shoot them off without much trouble, due to the Grazer tending to stick back and watch from afar. This part is destroyed upon killing the Machine.

Loot Chance to Drop
Grazer Rotor Horn 100%

Loot (Blaze Canister)

The Blaze Canisters are located on the back of the Grazer, and there are four of them there. They are pretty easy to strike, so Grazers make an idea machine to farm for Blaze, should you need it. If you have Fire Arrows, you can simply hit one of the Blaze Canisters to ignite it and cause an explosion. This part is destroyed upon killing the Machine.

Loot Chance to Drop
Blaze 100%


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2022
  • Last Updated
    31 March 2022
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This guide for Horizon Forbidden West includes the following:

  • A Walkthrough for Main Quest
  • A Guide for all Errands, Side Quests and Cauldrons
  • An in depth analysis for Weapons and Armor.
  • Information on all new and returning Machines
  • How to find and complete all four Melee Pits
  • How to unlock and complete all stages of the Arena
  • How to find and override all five Tallnecks
  • Locations on all Collectibles
    • Ornaments
    • War Totems
    • Vista Points
    • Survey Drones
    • Signal Towers
    • Black Boxe

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