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Horizon Forbidden West

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow (Rare)

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Nathan Garvin

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

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Description

“A Tenakth trophy taken from Oseram trespassers. This handy long-range bow uses powerful Tear Precision Arrows to remove armor and machine parts.”

Youll automatically obtain the Cleaving Sharpshot Bow during the main quest The Broken Sky.

How to Get the Cleaving Sharpshot Bow

Location Cost
Memorial Grove Dekka N/A

During the main quest The Broken Sky you’ll visit the Memorial Grove. After meeting with Hekarro, talk to Dekka and she’ll give you the Cleaving Sharpshot Bow.

How to Use the Cleaving Sharpshot Bow

The Cleaving Sharpshot Bow really excels at one thing - removing components from machines. That’s not to denigrate this bow; for a weapon you get for free midway through the story, it is quite surprising how much of an upgrade it is over, say the [Hardweave Sharpshot Bow], having more perks, superior stats, and access to Tear Precision Arrows. It may not be able to match some of the Very Rare bows you can buy, like the [Delta Sharpshot Bow], but it’s good enough at its job that it may delay the order in which you feel compelled to upgrade your weapons.

Speaking of perks, the Cleaving Sharpshot Bow is unusual for a Rare weapon, as it possesses three perks, all of them fairly useful. These include Draw Speed (up to a whopping +65% when maxed), Component Damage, and Overdraw Damage (both +25%). All three of these conspire to make this bow better at its primary function, just keep in mind that Tear Precision Arrows really don’t do much in the way of Impact damage, and overzealously removing components may be counterproductive if you plan to defeat the machine, as you’re essentially depriving yourself of weakpoints to target.

The Cleaving Hunter Bow can unlock up two two Coil Slots - standard for Rare weapons.

How to Upgrade the Cleaving Sharpshot Bow

Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement 75x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 2x Small Machine Core
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement 112x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Snapmaw Sac Webbing, 1x Bellowback Sac Webbing
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement 150x Metal Shards, 3x Braided Wire, 2x Medium Machine Core, 1x Snapmaw Circulator
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot 250x Metal Shards, 6x Braided Wire, 3x Medium Machine Core, 1x Snapmaw Primary Nerve, 6x Shellsnapper Shell Bolt

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards: Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire: Common drop from all machines.
  • Small Machine Core: Uncommon drop from all Lightweight machines.

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Rank II Upgrades

  • Snapmaw Sac Webbing: Rare component from [Snapmaws]. You must avoid destroying the Chillwater Sac to loot this component.
  • Bellowback Sac Webbing: Rare component from [Bellowbacks]. You must avoid destroying the Cargo Refining Sac to loot this component.

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Rank III Upgrades

  • Medium Machine Core: Rare drop from all Midweight machines.
  • Snapmaw Circulator: Uncommon drop from Snapmaws.

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Rank IV Upgrades

  • Snapmaw Primary Nerve: Uncommon drop from Snapmaws.
  • Shellsnapper Shell Bolt: Very Rare drop from [Shellsnappers]. Must be detatched before the machine is destroyed.

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Stats

Precision Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 69 76 86 96 109
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 51 54 58 64 77
Tear Precision Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 7 8 9 10 11
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 265 281 303 334 400

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
hfwdrawspeedperkicon.jpg Draw Speed +25% +25% +25% +65% +65%
hfwcomponentteardamageicon.jpg Component Tear - +10% +10% +10% +10%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +25% +25% +25%
  • Draw Speed: Increase the speed at which you fully draw and overdraw arrows. The longer you draw an arrow, the more damage it deals. The Cleaving Sharpshot Bow has a base +25% Draw Speed, which increases to +65% at Rank III.

  • Component Tear: Deals extra Tear damage when striking components. Unlocks at Rank I and increases to +25% at Rank IV.

  • Overdraw Damage: Deals extra damage when a shot is “Overdrawn”. Unlocks at Rank II.

Cleaving Sharpshot Bow Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
hfwprecisionarrowicon.jpg Precision Arrows Deals ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact and TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear damage
hfwtearprecisionarrowicon.jpg Tear Precision Arrows Deals ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact and TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear damage
  • Precision Arrows: The standard ammunition for Sharpshot Bows. Deals heavy Impact damage and moderate Tear damage. Great for sniping from afar, especially as a stealthy first strike.

  • Tear Precision Arrows: Specialized Precision Arrows that deal tremendous Tear damage, but little Impact damage. Excellent for removing components, but deals very little actual damage to most machines. Use these to remove troublesome weapons or harvest must-have components (ideally before a fight begins), but be wary - removing too many components may deprive you of Weakpoints to strike if you want to destroy the machine.

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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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