Information about the Hunter Bow in Horizon Forbidden West, including how to upgrade it, and what the strengths and weaknesses of the Hunter Bow are.
Hunter Bow Description
“Favored by Nora hunters, this balanced, all-purpose bow is best suited for mid-range combat. It can be upgraded to deal greater damage and deliver Acid payloads.”
How to Get the Whisper Hunter Bow
Aloy starts the game with this weapon.
How to Use the Hunter Bow
The Hunter Bow is Aloy’s starting weapon, and it’s not just a generic example of the entire class of Hunter Bows, it’s arguably the game’s default weapon. With middling firing speed, this midrange weapon deals a small amount of Impact damage and a moderate amount of Tear damage, making it somewhat useful for removing components and little else. While a servicable enough weapon, its low stats ensure you’ll outgrow it fairly soon.
Perhaps the only interesting feature of this bow is that it unlock Acid Hunter Arrows at Rank II. These will allow you to deal Acid damage and inflict the Corrode debuff, although as is to be expected for this weapon, the damage output and elemental buildup are both woefully low.
Like most Uncommon weapons, it will unlock a Coil Slot at Rank III.
How to Upgrade the Hunter Bow
|I||Increased Weapon Stats||50x Metal Shards, 1x Braided Wire|
|II||Increased Weapon Stats, Unlock New Ammo||75x Metal Shards, 1x Braided Wire, 1x Burrower Circulator|
|III||Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot||95x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Small Machine Core, 1x Burrower Soundshell|
Hunter Bow Rank I Upgrades
- Metal Shards: Common drop from all machines.
- Braided Wire: Common drop from all machines.
Hunter Bow Rank II Upgrades
- Burrower Circulator: Uncommon drop from Burrowers.
Hunter Bow Rank III Upgrades
- Burrower Soundshell: Very Rare drop from Burrowers. Must be detached before the machine is destroyed.
Hunter Bow Stats
|Hunter Arrows||Base||Rank I||Rank II||Rank III|
|Acid Hunter Arrows||Base||Rank I||Rank II||Rank III|
Hunter Bow Perks
The Hunter Bow does not unlock any Perks.
Hunter Bow Ammo Types
|Hunter Arrows||DealsImpact and Tear damage|
|Acid Hunter Arrows||DealsAcid Damage and Acid Buildup|
Hunter Arrows: Your standard ammuntion for the Hunter Bow. Deals low Impact damage and moderate Tear damage. Good for hunting animals and removing components, but lacks the punch required to bring down heavier machines.
Acid Hunter Arrows: Your generic Acid Arrow, it deals light Acid damage and inflicts moderate Acid Buildup.