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The Sun Scourge (Legendary)

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The Sun Scourge is part of the Hunter Bow archetype. Hunter Bows are versatile, mid-range weapons with moderate speed and accuracy, and deal average Impact and Tear damage.

The Sun Scourge is the one of two Legendary Hunter Bows within the game, with the other being Death Seeker’s Shadow.

It's one of two Legendary Hunter Bows in the game.


This powerful mid-range bow was crafted by a Tenakth rebel for one purpose: wreak destruction on the Carja Sundom.

Where to get the Sun Scourge Hunter Bow

To get the Sun Scourge Hunter Bow, you must complete all of the Rebel Camps in the game.

This is the page for the Sun Scourge.

This is only accessible towards the end of the game as the last camp is only available once you’ve progressed through quite a bit of the story. You’ll have to take out all of the previous camps to unlock the last one, the First Forge Rebel Camp.

You do not have to complete the Rebel Outposts to get this.

Ammo Types

Name Effect
Advanced Fire Hunter Arrows Deals Fire damage
Advanced Frost Hunter Arrows Deals Frost damage
Advanced Acid Hunter Arrows Deals Acid damage

Weapon Stats

This weapon can do three types of damage, depending on the type of arrow you’re shooting.

Fire Damage

Level Damage Tear
Base Level 37 229
Level One 39 242
Level Two 41 255
Level Three 42 273
Level Four 46 291
Level Five 51 314

Frost Damage

Level Damage Buildup
Base Level 37 233
Level One 40 246
Level Two 42 260
Level Three 43 279
Level Four 47 297
Level Five 52 321

Acid Damage

Level Damage Buildup
Base Level 38 238
Level One 41 253
Level Two 43 266
Level Three 44 285
Level Four 48 304
Level Five 53 328


Upgrade I: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Two Perks

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png600 Metal Shards: The main way to get these is by exploring crates.
  • 3x Elemental Clawstrider Heart
  • 2x Dreadwing Primary Nerve
  • 2x Tideripper Circulator
  • 1x Luminous Brainstem

Upgrade II: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Coil, Unlocked Perk

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png800 Metal Shards
  • 3x Tideripper Tail Fin
  • 2x Luminous Brainstem
  • 2x Tideripper Primary Nerve
  • 2x Stormbird Primary Nerve

Upgrade III: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Two Perks

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1000 Metal Shards
  • 10x Tremortusk Tusk
  • 3x Luminous Brainstem
  • 3x Apex Behemoth Heart
  • 1x Apex Stormbird Heart

Upgrade IV: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Two Perks

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1200 Metal Shards
  • 4x Luminous Brainstem
  • 2x Fireclaw Sac Webbing
  • 2x Tremortusk Circulator
  • 1x Apex Tremortusk Heart

Upgrade V: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Coil, Unlocked Perk

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png1500 Metal Shards
  • 5x Luminous Brainstem
  • 2x Apex Tideripper Heart
  • 2x Slaughterspine Circulator
  • 1x Apex Slaughterspine Heart


There are multiple different perks available for this.

  • Instant Brittle Chance (+2% at Base Level, +4% at Level 3)
  • Agility Damage (+10% at Base Level, +25% at Level 2)
  • Overdraw Damage (+15% at Level 1)
  • Reload Speed (+10% at Level 1, +25% at Level 4)
  • Aerial Enemy Damage (+15% at Level 4, +40% at Level 5)

Best Use

Because this Hunter Bow is very diverse, it’s suited to any machine that is weak to Fire, Frost, or Acid damage — just be sure to use the right arrows.

Aloy uses the Sun Scourge on a large Machine.

It’s among the most powerful weapons in the game, mostly due its intense Tear 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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