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Horizon Forbidden West

Knockdown Sharpshot Bow (Uncommon)

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

Knockdown Bow Description

“This long-range Utaru bow specializes in firing arrows that have high knockdown power and deal a low amount of damage.”

You can buy the Knockdown Sharpshot Bow from the Hunter at Barren Light.

How to Get the Knockdown Sharpshot Bow

Location Cost
Barren Light, Hunter 149x Metal Shards, 1x Burrower Circulator

You can buy this weapon from the Hunter in Barren Light. You must complete the main quest [To the Brink] before any merchants will do business with you.

You must also trade a Burrower Circulator, which is a Common drop from any Burrower. Kill enough and you’ll get one - likely sooner rather than later.

How to Use the Knockdown Sharpshot Bow

The Knockdown Sharpshot Bow is a very minor upgrade to the base Sharpshot Bow, having a tiny statistical advantage over the aforemention bow. This alone wouldn’t be enough to warrant an upgrade (although buying the Knockdown Sharpshot Bow instead isn’t a bad idea), but the Knockdown Sharpshot Bow additionally has access to Knockdown Precision Arrows. These arrows deal greatly reduced damage and are relatively expensive to craft (compared to normal Precision Arrows, anyways), but they live up to their name, having a high chance of knocking enemies down. You’ll have to aim for unarmored body shots to do this reliably, and whether it’s worth the bother and expense instead of just using Silent Strikes is an open question.

The Knockdown Sharpshot Bow has a perk - somewhat unusual for Uncommmon weapons - dealing +10% Knockdown damage to prone foes. It is unlocked at Rank II.

Like most Uncommon weapons, the Knockdown Sharpshot Bow will unlock a Coil Slot at Rank III.

How to Upgrade the Knockdown Sharpshot Bow

Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats 50x Metal Shards, 1x Braided Wire
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement 75x Metal Shards, 1x Braided Wire, 1x Leapslasher Circulator
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot 95x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Small Machine Core, 1x Leapslasher Spark Coil

Knockdown Sharpshot Bow Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards: Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire: Common drop from all machines.

Knockdown Sharpshot Bow Rank II Upgrades

Knockdown Sharpshot Bow Rank III Upgrades

  • Small Machine Core: Uncommon drop from all Lightweight machines.
  • Leapslasher Spark Coil: Rare drop from Leapslashers. Must be detatched before the machine is destroyed.

Knockdown Sharpshot Bow Stats

Knockdown Precision Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 25 29 34 38
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 20 23 26 31
Precision Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 50 58 68 78
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 25 29 33 38

Knockdown Sharpshot Bow Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
hfwperkknockdowndamageicon.jpg Knockdown Damage - - +10% +10%
  • Knockdown Damage: Deals extra damage when a target is knocked prone. Unlocked at Rank II.

Knockdown Sharpshot Bow Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
hfwknockdownprecisionarrowsicon.jpg Knockdown Precision Arrows Deals ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact and TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear damage
hfwprecisionarrowicon.jpg Precision Arrows Deals ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact and TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear damage
  • Knockdown Precision Arrows: These weapons deal significantly less damage than standard Precision Arrows, but have a higher chance of knocking enemies down.

  • 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.

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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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