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.”
How to Get the Exacting Sharpshot Bow
|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
|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|
|Knockdown Precision Arrows||Base||Rank I||Rank II||Rank III||Rank IV|
Exacting Sharpshot Bow Perks
|Perks||Base||Rank I||Rank II||Rank III||Rank IV|
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
|Precision Arrows||DealsImpact and Tear damage|
|Knockdown Precision Arrows||DealsImpact and 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.