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Horizon Forbidden West

Elite Canister Ropecaster (Very Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Elite Canister Ropecaster .

Elite Canister Ropecaster Description

This exemplary Quen Ropecaster uses Acid, Frost, and Plasma Canister Harpoons. Canisters can be detonated with an arrow of the same element.

How to Get the Elite Canister Ropecaster

Location
Complete Errand The Souvenir

Once you’ve completed the Main Quest Faro’s Tomb you’ll gain access to The Souvenir from Jomar in Legacy’s Landfall. Upon completion you’ll be rewarded with the Elite Canister Ropecaster.

How to Use the Elite Canister Ropecaster

The Elite Canister Ropecaster is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Frost, Acid or Plasma 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.

How to Upgrade the Elite Canister Ropecaster

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x127, Braided Wire x4, Small Machine Core x4, Medium Machine Core x1
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x212, Braided Wire x6, Behemoth Force Loader x1, Dreadwing Metal Fang x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x300, Braided Wire x10, Large Machine Core x1, Dreadwing Circulator x2, Slitherfang Earthgrinder x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x450, Large Machine Core x2, Slitherfang Circulator x1, Apex Clamberjaw Heart x2, Behemoth Primary Nerve x1
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Tideripper Primary Nerve x1, Thunderjaw Tail x2, Apex Tremortusk Heart x1

Elite 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.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.

Elite Canister Ropecaster Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common drop from all machines.
  • Behemoth Force Loader - Very Rare Drop from Behemoths
  • Dreadwing Metal Fang - Very Rare Drop from Dreadwings.

Aloy tests out her new Elite Canister Ropecaster .

Elite Canister Ropecaster Rank III Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common drop from all machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Dreadwing Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Dreadwings.
  • Slitherfang Earthgrinder - Very Rare Drop from Slitherfangs.

Elite Canister Ropecaster Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common drop from all machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Common drop from all machines.
  • Apex Clamberjaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Clamberjaws
  • Behemoth Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Behemoths.

Elite Canister Ropecaster 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.
  • Tideripper Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Tiderippers
  • Thunderjaw Tail - Legendary Drop from Thunderjaws.
  • Apex Tremortusk Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Tremortusks.

Elite Canister Ropecaster Stats

Acid Canister Harpoons Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
AcidDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid Damage 125 133 146 160 179 205
AcidBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid Buildup 411 423 446 482 518 555
Frost Canister Harpoons Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Frost Damage 128 137 150 165 184 210
hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Frost Buildup 420 435 459 495 531 570
Plasma Canister Harpoons Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
PlasmaHorizonForbiddenWest.png Plasma Damage 130 140 155 170 188 215
PlasmaBuildUpsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Plasma Buildup 429 447 472 508 545 585

Elite Canister Ropecaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +15% +15% +15% +15% +15% +15%
MultipleEnemyDamageHorizonForbiddenWest.png Multiple Enemy Damage- +15% +15% +40%

Elite Canister Ropecaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
AcidCanisterHarpoonHorizonForbiddenWest.png Acid Canister Harpoons Deals Acid AcidDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Acid AcidBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Buildup
FrostCanisterHarpoonHorizonForbiddenWest.png Frost Canister Harpoons Deals Frost hfwfrostdamageicon.jpg Damage and Frost hfwfrostdamagebuildupicon.jpg Buildup
PlasmaCanisterHarpoonHorizonForbiddenWest.png Plasma Canister Harpoons Deals Plasma PlasmaHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Plasma PlasmaBuildUpsHorizonForbiddenWest.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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