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Horizon Forbidden West

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet (Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Piercing Shredder Gauntlet.

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Description

This innovative Quen weapon uses Piercing Shredders to inflict extra damage against armor before returning. Each catch charges the Shredder and increases its damage.

How to Get the Piercing Shredder Gauntlet

Location Requirement
Scalding Spear Hunter Metal Shards x632, Spikesnout Circulator x1

You can purchase the Piercing Shredder Gauntlet from the Hunter who has set up camp in the Scalding Spear. You’ll need to acquire a Spikesnout Circulator which is an Uncommon Drop from Spikesnouts before you can acquire it.

How to Use the Piercing Shredder Gauntlet

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet is best used when fighting larger machines that have lots of Armor, as this weapon focuses on Tear Damage which is great for destroying parts of the machine, then you can switch over to the Piercing Shredders to extra damage on the exposed areas.

How to Upgrade the Piercing Shredder Gauntlet

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x75, Braided Wire x2, Small Machine Core x2
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x112, Braided Wire x, Bellowback Sac Webbing x1, Spikesnout Sac Webbing x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x150, Braided Wire x3, Medium Machine Core x2, Bellowback Circulator x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlock Coil Slot Metal Shards x250, Braided Wire x6, Medium Machine Core x4, Bellowback Primary Nerve x1. Rollerback Hammer Tail x1

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Rank I 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.

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Bellowback Sac Webbing- Rare Drop from Bellowbacks.
  • Spikesnout Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Spikesnouts.

Aloy tests out her new Piercing Shredder Gauntlet.

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Rank III Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.
  • Bellowback Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Bellowbacks.

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.
  • Bellowback Primary Nerve - Uncommon Drop from Bellowbacks
  • Rollerback Hammer Tail - Legendary from Rollerbacks.

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Stats

Piercing Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 39 44 49 55 63
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 74 80 86 95 114
Tear Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 18 20 23 25 29
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 80 87 93 102 122

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ConcentrationDamageHorizonForbiddenWest.jpg Concentration Damage +10% +25% +25% +25% +25%
ShockedEnemyDamageHorizonForbiddenWest.jpgShocked Enemy Damage +10% +10% +10% +25%
  • Concentration Damage - Increase damage dealt while in Concentration Mode.
  • Shocked Enemy Damage - Increase Impact and Explosive damage against enemies in the Shocked State.

Piercing Shredder Gauntlet Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
PiercingShreddersHorizonForbiddenWest.png Piercing Shredders Deals Impact ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Tear TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage
TearShreddersHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear Shredders Deals Impact ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Tear TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage

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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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