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Horizon Forbidden West

Shock Boltblaster (Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Shock Boltblaster.

Shock Boltblaster Description

A mighty Tenakth weapon, this boltblaster can fire Frost and Plasma Bolts. It can be upgraded to inflict extra damage to targets at long range (30m or more).

How to Get the Shock Boltblaster

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

You can purchase the Shock Boltblaster from the Hunter who has set up camp in Scalding Spear. You’ll need one Plowhorn Circulator which is an Uncommon Drop from Plowhorns.

How to Use the Shock Boltblaster

The Shock Boltblaster is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Shock. A great way to use this weapon is to start with the Shock Bolts to Stun the Machine, then switch over to the normal Bolts to deal as much damage as possible whilst they’re unable to move.

How to Upgrade the Shock Boltblaster

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x75, Braided Wire x2, Greenshine Sliver x1
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x112, Braided Wire x2, Greenshine Sliver x1, Greenshine Fragment x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x150, Braided Wire x3, Medium Machine Core x2, Greenshine Sliver x1, Greenshine Fragment x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x250, Braided Wire x6, Medium Machine Core x3, Greenshine Fragment x1, Greenshine Cluster x1

Shock Boltblaster Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Greenshine Sliver - Grenshine Sliver can be found around the eastern regions.

Shock Boltblaster Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Greenshine Sliver - Greenshine Sliver can be found around the eastern regions.
  • Greenshine Fragment - Greenshine Fragments can be found around the desert regions.

Aloy tries out her new Shock Boltblaster.

Shock 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.
  • Greenshine Sliver - Greenshine Sliver can be found around the eastern regions.
  • Greenshine Fragment - Greenshine Fragments can be found around the desert regions.

Shock 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.
  • Greenshine Sliver - Greenshine Sliver can be found around the eastern regions.
  • Greenshine Fragment - Greenshine Fragments can be found around the desert regions.
  • Greenshine Cluster - Greenshine Cluster can be found around the coastal regions.

Shock Boltblaster Stats

Shock Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ShockDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock 15 16 18 20 23
ShockBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock Buildup 14 15 16 17 21
Impact Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 15 17 19 21 24

Shock Boltblaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
RelaodSpeedHorzionForbiddenWest.pngReload Speed +10% +10% +10% +25%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Speed +15% +15% +15% +15%
  • Reload Speed - Increases a weapons’s reload speed.
  • Overdraw Speed - Increases damage dealt when using Overdraw with a Weapon.

Shock Boltblaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
ShockBoltaHorzionForbiddenWest.png Shock Bolts ShockDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Deals Shock Damage. ShockBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Deals Shock Buildup
BoltsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Bolts Deals Impact ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage
  • Shock Bolts - Shock Damage has the ability to stun the Machines, so it’s best used against Machines that are constantly on the move.
  • Impact Bolts - Normal 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
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    • Vista Points
    • Survey Drones
    • Signal Towers
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