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Horizon Forbidden West

Ropecaster (Uncommon)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Ropecaster.

Ropecaster Description

A useful weaon for any machine hunter. This ropecaster of Nora design can incapacitate machines by tying them down. Ropes must be shot at full draw in order to penetrate armor.

How to Get the Ropecaster

Location Cost
Barren Light Hunter Metal Shards x149

You can purchase the Ropecaster from the Hunter who has set up camp in Barren Light.

How to Use the Ropecaster

The Ropecaster is the one of the first Ropecasters you’ll get your hands on as you travel through the Forbidden West. A great 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.

How to Upgrade the Ropecaster

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats Metal Shards x50, Braided Wire x1
II Increased Weapon Stats Metal Shards x75, Braided Wire x1, Scrapper Circulator x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x95, Braided Wire x2, Small Machine Core x1, Scrapper Radar x1

Ropecaster Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.

Ropecaster Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Scrapper Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Scrappers.

Aloy tests out her new Ropecaster.

Ropecaster Rank III 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.
  • Scrapper Radar - Rare Drop from Scrappers.

Ropecaster Stats

Binding Ropes Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
Damage 50 56 63 75

Ropecaster Perks

The Ropecaster does not unlock any Perks.

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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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