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Horizon Forbidden West

Carja Trader (Very Rare)

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Shane Williams

Information about the Carja Trader in Horizon Forbidden West, including how to obtain it, how to upgrade it, and what the strengths and weaknesses of the Carja Trader are.

Overview of the Carja Trader.

Carja Trader Description

Sophisticated apparel for highbrow trappers who seek to maximize profits from their quarry.

How to Get the Carja Trader

Location Cost
Tide’s Reach Hunter Metal Shards x945, Sunwing Circulator x1, Large Machine Core x1

You can purchase the Carja Trader Outfit from the Hunter who has set up camp in Tide’s Reach. You’ll need a Sunwing Circulator which is an uncommon drop from Sunwings and you’ll need a Large Power Core which drops from large machines, such as a Tremortusk.

How to Upgrade the Carja Trader

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Resistances Metal Shards x127, Sturdy Hardplate x4, Small Machine Core x4, Greenshine Sliver x1
II Increased Resistances, Improves Skilled Salvager. Metal Shards x212, Sturdy Hardplate x6, Greenshine Fragment x1, Greenshine Cluster x1
III Increased Resistances, Unlocks Weaves Slot Metal Shards x300, Sturdy Hardplate x8, Large Machine Core x1, Greenshine Chunk x1, Greenshine Cluster x2
IV Increased Resistances, Improves Shard Salvager, Unlocks Food Duration Metal Shards x450, Sturdy Hardplate x8, Large Machine Core x2, Greenshine Chunk x2, Greenshine Slab x2
V Improves Resistances, Improves Skilled Salvager, Shard Salvager and Food Duration Metal Shards x600, Sturdy Hardplate x8, Luminous Brainstem x1, Greenshine Chunk x3, Greenshine Slab x3

Carja Trader Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Sturdy Hardplate - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Small Machine Core - Uncommon Drop from small Machines such as the Grazer.
  • Greenshine Sliver - Greenshine Sliver can be found around the eastern regions.

Carja Trader Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Sturdy Hardplate - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Greenshine Fragment - Greenshine Fragments can be found around the desert regions.
  • Greenshine Cluster - Greenshine Cluster can be found around the coastal regions.

Fully Upgraded Carja Trader Stats.

Carja Trader Rank III Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Sturdy Hardplate - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Greenshine Chunk - Greenshine Cluster can be found around the coastal regions.
  • Greenshine Cluster - Greenshine Cluster can be found around the coastal regions.

Carja Trader Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Sturdy Hardplate - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Greenshine Chunk - Greenshine Cluster can be found around the coastal regions..
  • Greenshine Slab - Greenshine Slab can be found around the desert regions.

Carja Trader Rank V Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Sturdy Hardplate - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Greenshine Chunk - Greenshine Cluster can be found around the coastal regions.
  • Greenshine Slab - Greenshine Slab can be found around the desert regions.

Carja Trader Stats

Resistances Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
Melee 22 26 26 30 30 35
Impact 23 27 31 31 37 40
Fire 21 27 33 33 37 40
Frost -25 -20 -20 -15 -10 -5
Shock
Purgewater 21 27 27 33 33 36
Acid -25 -20 -20 -15 -10 -5
Plasma 35 40 40 45 50 55

Carja Trader Skills

Skills Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
Trap Limit +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
Skilled Salvager +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2
Shard Salvager +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2
Food Duration +1 +1 +1 +2
  • Trap Limit - Place more traps and tripwires on the field at the same time.
  • Skilled Salvager - Recover more and higher quality resources when deconstructing traps and tripwires.
  • Shard Salvager - Gain more Metal Shards from disassembling resources.
  • Food Duration - Skill boosts and other effects from food last longer.

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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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