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Horizon Forbidden West

Elite Ropecaster (Very Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Elite Ropecater.

Elite Ropecaster Description

This coveted Ropecaster can quickly tie down enemies with its Advanced Binding Ropes. It can also fire Shock and Plasma Ropes, which deal damage over time.

How to Get the Elite Ropecaster

Location Cost
Thornmarsh Hunter Metal Shards x1249, Elemental Clawstrider Circulator x1, Large Machine Core x1

You can purchase the Elite Ropecaster from the Hunter who has set up camp at Thornmarsh. You’ll need a Elemental Clawstrider Circulator which is an uncommon drop from Clawstriders and a Large Machine Core which is a Rare Drop from Large Machines.

How to Use the Elite Ropecaster

The Elite Ropecaster is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Shock or Plasma Damage. A Great way to use this weapon is to have it equipped at all times, then when you stumble across a flying Machine you’ll be able to fire a Binding Ropes at it to prevent it from moving away. Additionally, if the Machine is weak to Shock or Plasma Damage, then use the Shock or Plasma Ropes to tie the machine down as well as dealing elemental damage.

How to Upgrade the Elite Ropecaster

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x127, Braided Wire x4, Medium Machine Core x1, Small Machine Core x4
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x212, Braided Wire x5, Elemental Clawstrider Sac Webbing x2, Shellsnapper Shell Bolt x3
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x300, Braided Wire x10, Large Machine Core x1, Shellsnapper Circulator x1, Frostclaw Sac Webbing x2
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x450, Large Machine Core x2, Frostclaw Circulator x1, Thunderjaw Tail x2, Elemental Clawstrider Primary Nerve x1
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Thunderjaw Primary Nerve x1, Tideripper Tail Fin x2, Apex Tremortusk Heart x1

Elite Ropecaster Rank I 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.
  • Small Machine Core - Uncommon Drop from small Machines such as the Grazer.

Elite Ropecaster Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Elemental Clawstrider Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Clawstriders.
  • Shellsnapper Shell Bolt - Very Rare Drop from Shellsnappers

Aloy tests out her new Elite Ropecaster.

Elite 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.
  • Shellsnapper Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Shellsnappers.
  • Frostclaw Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Frostclaws.

Elite Ropecaster Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Frostclaw Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Frostclasws.
  • Thunderjaw Tail - Legendary Drop from Thunderjaws.
  • Elemental Clawstrider Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Clawstriders.

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

Elite Ropecaster Stats

Advanced Binding Ropes Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
RopeHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage 149 162 183 208 232 266
Shock Ropes Base Rank I Rank II Rank IIi Rank IV Rank V
RopeHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage 45 49 55 63 70 80
ShockBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock Buildup 13 15 15 17 18 19
Plasma Ropes Base Rank I Rank II Rank IIi Rank IV Rank V
RopeHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage 45 49 55 63 70 80
PlasmaBuildUpsHorizonForbiddenWest.png Plasma Buildup 13 15 15 17 18 19

Elite Ropecaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +15% +15% +15% +15% +15% +15%
DamageOverTimeHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage Over Time +15% +15% +40%

Elite Ropecaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
AdvancedBindingRopesHorizonForbiddenWest.png Advanced Binding Ropes
ShockRopesHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock Ropes Deals Shock Buildup
PlasmaRopesHorizonForbiddenWest.png Plasma Ropes Deals Plasma 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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