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Fire Hunter Bow (Uncommon)

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The Fire Hunter Bow is part of the Hunter Bow archetpe. Hunter Bows are versatile, mid-range weapons with moderate speed and accuracy, and deal average Impact and Tear damage. This is the first Hunter Bow you can buy in Horizon II: Forbidden West.

Fire Hunter Bow


An Oseram specialty, this mid-range bow delivers precise Fire payloads that can burn enemies and detonate blaze canisters.

Where to get the Fire Hunter Bow

Location Cost
Chainscrape Merchant, Hakund MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png127 Metal Shards BristlebackCirculatorIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1 Bristleback Circulator

The Fire Hunter Bow can be purchased from the Chainscrape settlement after completing the objective “Talk to Erend” in the main story quest “To the Brink”. This’ll allow you access to the merchants in Chainscrape including purchasing the Fire Hunter Bow.

Weapon Stats

Damage Type Damage Element Buildup Damage
FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire 7 FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Buildup 31
AcidDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid 7 AcidBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid Buildup 31

Here you can see that the Coil slot is locked. This becomes available at Rank III.

Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
FireAmmoIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Hunter Arrows Deals FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Damage. Deals FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Buildup
AcidAmmoIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid Hunter Arrows Deals AcidDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid Damage. Deals AcidBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid Buildup

Aloy trying out her new Fire Hunter Bow.


Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png50 Metal Shards, BraidedWireIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1 Braided Wire
II Increased Weapon Stats MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png75 Metal Shards, BraidedWireIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1 Braided Wire, ChargerCirculatorIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1 Charger Circulator
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlock Coil MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png95 Metal Shards,BraidedWireIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png2 Braided Wire, SmallMachineCoreIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1 Small Machine Core, ChargerHornIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png2 Charger Horn


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Best Use

The Fire Hunter Bow is best used when fighting any machines that have a weakness to fire or if they happen to have a Blaze canister attached to them. If you attack Blaze canisters with your fire arrows, it’ll cause it to detonate and explode, dealing major damage to them.


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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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