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Horizon Forbidden West

Plasma Boltblaster (Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Plasma Boltcaster.

Plasma Boltblaster Description

An impressive Oseram weapon that fires Plasma Bolts. It can be upgraded to use Advanced Bolts and deal extra damage when firing down on enemies from higher ground.

How to Get the Plasma Boltblaster

Location Cost
Scalding Spear Hunter 549 Metal Shards, Sunwing Circulator x1

You can purchase the Plasma Boltcaster from the Hunter who has set up camp in the Scalding Spear. You’ll need one Sunwing Circulator which is an Uncommon Drop from Sunwings.

How to Use the lasma Boltblaster

The Plasma Boltcaster is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Plasma Damage, such as the Slitherfang. A great way to use this weapon is to begin with the Plasma until you’ve placed the DoT (Damage Over Time) on the Machine, then switch over to Advanced Bolts to deal more before the Plasma wears off and creates a heavy hitting explosion.

How to Upgrade the Plasma Boltblaster

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x75, Braided Wire x2, Small Machine Core x2
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x112, Braided Wire x2, Sunwing Shield Caster x1, Snapmaw Sac Webbing x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks New Ammo Metal Shards x160, Braided Wire x3, Medium Machine Core x2, Sunwing Circulator x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlock Coil Slot Metal Shards 250, Braided Wire x6, Medium Machine Core x3, Sunwing Primary Nerve x1, Rockbreaker Mining Claw x6

Plasma Boltblaster 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.

Plasma Boltblaster Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Sunwing Shield Caster - Rare Drop from Sunwings.
  • Snapmaw Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Sanpmaws.

Aloy tries out her new Plasma Boltcaster.

Plasma Boltblaster Rank III Upgrades

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

Plasma Boltblaster Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.
  • Sunwing Primary Nerve -Rare Drop from Sunwings.
  • Rockbreaker Mining Claw - Very Rare Drop from Rockbreakers.

Plasma Boltblaster Stats

Plasma Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
PlasmaHorizonForbiddenWest.png Plasma 14 16 18 20 23
PlasmaBuildUpsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Plasma Buildup 13 14 16 17 20
Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 36 43

Plasma Boltblaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
hfwhighgrounddamageicon.jpg High Ground Damage +15% +15% +15% +40%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +15% +15% +15%

Plasma Boltblaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
PlasmaBoltaHorzionForbiddenWest.png Plasma Bolts Deals Plasma Damage and Plasma Buildup
AdvancedBoltsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Advanced Bolts Deals Impact Damage
  • Plasma Bolts - Plasma }Damage builds up on the machines and explodes for a lot of damage.
  • Advanced Bolts - Advanced Bolts increase Ranged 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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