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Horizon Forbidden West

Exacting Sharpshot Bow (Rare)

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Nathan Garvin

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

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Description

“A bow that’s as lethal as the Tenakth soldiers who use it. Perfect for landing precise, long-range hits that deal extra damage when using Concentration.”

You can buy the Exacting Sharpshot Bow from the Hunter in The Bulwark.

How to Get the Exacting Sharpshot Bow

Location Cost
The Bulwark Hunter 632x Metal Shards + 1x Clawstrider Circulator

You can buy this bow from various merchants in the eastern half of the Forbidden West. To access these areas you must complete the quest The Embassy. The Hunter in The Bulwark is one of the first merchants you’ll come across who sells it.

In addition to Metal Shards you’ll need to furnish the merchant with a Clawstrider Circulator, an Uncommon drop from Clawstriders.

How to Use the Exacting Sharpshot Bow

Essentially an improved Knockdown Sharpshot Bow, the Exacting Sharpshot Bow also has access to Precision Arrows and Knockdown Precision Arrows, both of which deal significantly more damage than its aforementioned counterpart. It’s Precision Arrows also outdamage those of the Hardweave Sharpshot Bow and the Cleaving Sharpshot Bow, although it’s also chronologically the last Rare Sharpshot Bow you can obtain, and the damage difference is fairly small between the Rare Sharpshot Bows.

On the downside, it requires Greenshine to upgrade, a limited-quantity resource you have to scour the map for. If you’re really keen on Knockdown Precision Arrows, it may be worth considering, but if you’d rather save this finite resource for superior weapons, you might just want to use them to upgrade the Glowblast Sharpshot Bow, instead.

The Exacting Sharpshot Bow can unlock three perks - Concentration Damage, Draw Speed and the ubiquitous Overdraw Damage. It can, like most Rare weapons, unlock two Coil Slots.

How to Upgrade the Exacting Sharpshot Bow

Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement 75x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Greenshine Sliver
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement 112x Metal Shards, 1x Greenshine Fragment, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Greenshine Sliver
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement 150x Metal Shards, 3x Braided Wire, 2x Medium Machine Core, 2x Greenshine Fragment, 1x Greenshine Sliver
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot 250x Metal Shards, 6x Braided Wire, 2x Medium Machine Core, 1x Greenshine Cluster, 3x Greenshine Fragment

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards: Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire: Common drop from all machines.
  • Greenshine Sliver: Rare resource found in limited quantities in static locations. Greenshine Slivers are typically found in eastern regions, like No Man’s Land and The Daunt.

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Rank II Upgrades

  • Greenshine Fragment: Rare resource found in limited quantities in static locations. Greenshine Slivers are typically found in desert regions, like the Stillsands.

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Rank III Upgrades

  • Medium Machine Core: Rare drop from all Midweight machines.

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Rank IV Upgrades

  • Greenshine Cluster: Very Rare resource found in limited quantities in static locations. Greenshine Clusters are typically found underwater, in Deep Water Sites.

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Stats

Precision Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 72 81 91 101 115
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 53 57 62 68 81
Knockdown Precision Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 36 41 45 51 57
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 42 46 49 54 65

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
hfwconcentrationdamageperkicon.jpg Concentration Damage +10% +10% +10% +25% +25%
RelaodSpeedHorzionForbiddenWest.pngReload Speed +10% +10% +10% +25%
hfwperkoverdrawicon.jpg Overdraw Damage +25% +25% +25%
  • Concentration Damage: Deals extra damage while Concentration is in use. Starts out at +10% and increases to +25% at Rank III.

  • Reload Speed - Increases a weapons’s reload speed. Unlocks at Rank I, improves to +25% at Rank IV.

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

Exacting Sharpshot Bow Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
hfwprecisionarrowicon.jpg Precision Arrows Deals ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact and TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear damage
hfwknockdownprecisionarrowsicon.jpg Knockdown 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.

  • Knockdown Precision Arrows: These weapons deal significantly less damage than standard Precision Arrows, but have a higher chance of knocking enemies down.

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  • Publisher
    Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2022
  • Last Updated
    31 March 2022
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  • 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
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    • Survey Drones
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