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Horizon Forbidden West

The Blast Forge (Legendary)

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Shane Williams

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

Overlook of The Blast Forge.

The Blast Forge Description

Like shrapnel from an exploding forge, this Oseram powerhouse specializes in firing armor-piercing bolts. Its flawless design allows for superior handling.

How to Use The Blast Forge

The Blast Forge is best used when facing heavily armored Machines, as you can use the Explosive Bolts to weaken the armor, then switch over to the Advanced/Piercing Bolts to deal large amounts of damage to the exposed areas. Additionally, the Machines explosions from the Machines will hit other nearby Machines.

How to Get The Blast Forge

Location Cost
The Maw of the Arena Prize Master 80 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 80 Arena Medals in order to purchase it, so you’ll need to progress through the Arena Challenges to earn them.

How to Upgrade The Blast Forge

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Slitherfang Primary Nerve x2, Slitherfang Earthgrinder x5, Tideripper Circulator x2
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x800, Luminous Brainstem x2, Thunderjaw Primary Nerve x2, Tideripper Tail Fin x3, Thunderjaw Primary Nerve x2
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement. Metal Shards x1000, Luminous Brainstem x3, Apex Thunderjaw Heart x1, Thunderjaw Tail x3, Tremortusk Tusk x10
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x1200, Luminous Brainstem x4, Tremortusk Circulator x2, Apex Tremortusk Heart x1, Fireclaw Sac Webbing x2
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x1500, Luminous Brainstem x6, Slaughterspine Circulator x2, Apex Fireclaw Heart x2, Apex Slaughterspine Heart x1

The Blast Forge Rank I 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.
  • Slitherfang Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Slitherfangs.
  • Slitherfang Earthgrinder - Very Rare Drop from Slitherfangs.
  • Tideripper Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Tiderippers.

The Blast Forge Rank II 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.
  • Tideripper Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Tiderippers.
  • Tideripper Tail Fin - Very Rare Drop from Tiderippers.
  • Thunderjaw Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Thunderdraws.

The Blast Forge Rank III 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.
  • Apex Thunderjaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Thunderjaws.
  • Thunderjaw Tail - Legendary Drop from Thunderjaws.
  • Tremortusk Tusk - Legendary Drop from Thunderjaws.

Aloy tries out her new Blast Forge Boltblaster.

The Blast Forge Rank IV 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.
  • Tremortusk Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Tremortusks.
  • Apex Tremortusk Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Tremortusk.
  • Fireclaw Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Fireclaws.

The Blast Forge 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.
  • Slaughterspine Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Slaughterspines.
  • Apex Fireclaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Fireclaws.
  • Apex Slaughterspine Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Slaughterspines.

The Blast Forge Stats

Advanced Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 37 38 40 42 45 50
Piercing Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 28 29 31 32 34 38
Explosive Bolts Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 23 24 25 26 28 31
ExplosiveDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.png Explosive 21 22 23 24 25 28

The Blast Forge Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
hfwdrawspeedperkicon.jpg Draw Speed +25% +25% +65% +65% +65% +65%
hfwcriticalhitchanceicon.jpg Critical Hit Chance +5% +5% +5% +15% +15% +15%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +15% +15% +15% +15% +15%
RelaodSpeedHorzionForbiddenWest.png Reload Speed +10% +25% +25%
InstantShockedChanceHorizonForbiddenWest.png Instant Shocked Chance +2% +4%

The Blast Forge Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
AdvancedBoltsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Advanced Bolts Deals Impact Damage
PiercingBoltsHorizonForbiddenWest.jpg Piercing Bolts Deals Impact Damage
ExplosiveBoltsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Explosive Bolts Deals Impact and Explosive 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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