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Frost Blastsling (Uncommon)

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The Frost Blastsling is part of the Blastsling archetype. Blastslings have large areas of effect which make them ideal for direct or indirect hits. They are also the best weapons to build up an elemental state. The downside to Blastslings is they cannot tear off machine components.

The Frost Blastling is the first one you will likely come across in the game.


This Oseram blastsling specializes in using Frost Bombs to make targets Brittle, during which they are more vulnerable to damage from other weapons.

Where to get the Frost Blastsling

The Frost Blastling is unlocked by doing the main quest Reach for the Stars. Varl will find one during the quest and hand it over to Aloy.

Weapon Stats

Damage Type Damage Element Buildup Damage
hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Frost damage 14 hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Frost Buildup 30

Here is the Frost Blastling.

Ammo Types

Name Effect
Frost Bombs Deals hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Frost damage and hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Frost Buildup


Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png50 Metal Shards, Braided Wire x1
II Increased Weapon Stats MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png75 Metal Shards, Braided Wire x1, Bristleback Circulator x1
III Increased Weapon Stats MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png95 Metal Shards, Braided Wire x2, Bristleback Tusk x1, Small Machine Core x1


This weapon does not have any perks.

Best Use

The Blastsling is great for dealing damage to large machines and its only drawback is that it can’t knock components off machines.

Aim the Frost Blastling the same way you would any other weapon.

For the Frost Blastsling in particular, you should bring it out when you come across Machines that are weak to its Frost Bombs. These include:

  • Scroungers
  • Skydrifters
  • Fanghorns
  • Bellowbacks (fire variant)
  • Rockbreakers
  • Tiderippers
  • Scorchers
  • Slitherfangs
  • Tremortusks
  • Slaughterspines
  • Fireclaws


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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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