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Horizon Forbidden West

Canister Ropecaster (Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Canister Ropecaster.

Canister Ropecaster Description

A rare design, this Ropecaster is used by Utaru warriors to attach canisters to enemies. Canisters can be detonated with an arrow of the same element.

How to Get the Canister Ropecaster

Location Cost
Plainsong Hunter Metal Shards x549, Tracker Burrower Circulator x1

You can purchase the Canister Ropecaster from the Hunter who has set up camp in Plainsong. However, you’ll need to acquire a Tracker Burrower Circulator which is Uncommon Drop from Tracker Burrower.

How to Upgrade the Canister Ropecaster

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x75, Braided Wire x2, Small Machine Core x2
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x112, Braided Wire x2, Longleg Wing Burner x1, Skydrifter Razor Tail x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x150, Braided Wire x3, Medium Machine Core x2, Longleg Circulator x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x250, Braided Wire x6, Medium Machine Core x3, Longleg Primary Nerve x1, Shell-Walker Lightning Gun x1

How to Use the Canister Ropecaster

The Canister Ropecaster is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Fire, Frost and Shock Damage. In order to use these you’ll need to fire the canister at the machine to attach it, then switch over to a bow that has arrows that match the element off the canister.

Canister Ropecaster Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Small Machine Core - Uncommon Drop from small Machines such as the Grazer.

Canister Ropecaster Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Longleg Wing Burner - Legendary Drop from Longlegs.
  • Skydrifter Razor Tail - Very Rare Drop from Skydrifters.

Aloy tests out her new Canister Ropecaster .

Canister Ropecaster 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.
  • Longleg Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Skydrifters.

Canister Ropecaster 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.
  • Longleg Primary Nerve - Uncommon Drop from Longlegs.
  • Shell-Walker Lightning Gun - Very Rare Drop from Shell-Walkers.

Canister Ropecaster Stats

Shock Canister Harpoons Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ShockDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock Damage 101 110 124 139 158
ShockBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock Buildup 300 315 339 375 450
Frost Canister Harpoons Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Frost Damage 99 107 119 134 153
hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Frost Buildup 294 306 329 365 438
Fire Canister Harpoons Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Damage 104 114 128 143 162
FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Buildup 306 324 350 386 462

Canister Ropecaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
RelaodSpeedHorzionForbiddenWest.png Reload Speed +10% +10% +10% +10% +25%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Speed +15% +15% +15%

Canister Ropecaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
ShockCanisterHarpoonHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock Canister Harpoons Deals Shock ShockDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Shock ShockBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Buildup
FrostCanisterHarpoonHorizonForbiddenWest.png Frost Canister Harpoons Deals Frost hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Damage and Frost hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Buildup
FireCanisterHarpoonHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Canister Harpoons Deals Fire FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Fire FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Buildup

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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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