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Horizon Forbidden West

Rampart Blastsling (Very Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Rampart Blastsling.

Rampart Blastsling Description

This refined Carja weapon inflicts extra damage when fired down on enemies from higher ground. Can be upgraded to deal more damage when hitting multiple targets at once.

How to Get the Rampart Blastsling

Location Cost
The Maw of the Arena Prize Master 54 Arena Medals

You can purchase The Blast Forge from the Prize Master who has set up camp in The Maw of the Arena. You’ll need to acquire 54 Arena Medals in order to purchase it, so you’ll need to progress through the Arena Challenges to earn them.

How to Use the Rampart Blastsling

The Rampart Blastsling is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Frost Damage. A great way to use this weapon is to begin with the Frost Bombs increase impact, then switch over to the Explosive Bombs to deal lots of damage.

How to Upgrade Rampart Blastsling

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x127, Braided Wire x4, Small Machine Core x4, Medium Machine Core x1
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x212, Braided Wire x6, Stalker Stealth Generator x3, Rockbreaker Mining Claw x2
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x300, Braided Wire x10, Large Machine Core x1, Rockbreaker Circulator x1, Tideripper Tail Fin x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x450, Large Machine Core x2, Tideripper Circulator x1, Thunderjaw Tail x2, Stalker Primary Nerve x1
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Thunderjaw Primary Nerve x1, Apex Elemental Clawstrider Heart x2, Apex Frostclaw Heart x1

Rampart Blastsling Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Small Machine Core - Uncommon Drop from small Machines such as the Grazer.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.

Rampart Blastsling Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Stalker Stealth Generator - Legendary Drop from Stalkers.
  • Rockbreaker Mining Claw - Very Rare Drop from Rockbreakers.

Aloy tests out her new Rampart Blastsling.

Rampart Blastsling Rank III Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Rockbreaker Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Rockbreakers.
  • Tideripper Tail Fin - Very Rare Drop from Tiderippers.

Rampart Blastsling Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Tideripper Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Tiderippers.
  • Thunderjaw Tail - Legendary Drop from Thunderjaws.
  • Stalker Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Stalkers.

Rampart Blastsling Rank V Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - 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.
  • Thunderjaw Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Thunderjaws.
  • Apex Elemental Clawstrider Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Elementals Clawstriders.
  • Apex Frostclaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Frostclaws Hearts.

Rampart Blastsling Stats

Explosive Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Explosive Damage 98 103 113 124 139 159
Frost Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Frost Damage 39 41 45 50 55 64
hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Frost Buildup 135 138 145 147 168 181
Cluster Bombs Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Explosive Damage 65 68 75 83 92 106

Rampart Blastsling Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
hfwhighgrounddamageicon.jpg High Ground Damage +15% +15% +15% +15% +40% +40%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +15 +15 +15 +15 +15 +15
MultipleEnemyDamageHorizonForbiddenWest.pngMultiple Enemy Damage +15% +15 +40%
  • High Ground Damage - Increases damage when firing on enemeies from higher ground.
  • Overdraw Damage - Increases damage dealt when using Overdraw with a weapon.
  • Multiple Enemy Damage - Increases damage when an attack hits more than one enemy.

Rampart Blastsling Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
ExplosiveBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Explosive Bombs Deals Explosive ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Damage
FrostBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Frost Bombs Deals Frost hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Damage and Frost hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Buildup
ClusterBombsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Cluster Bombs Deals Explosive ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Damage.

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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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