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Horizon Forbidden West

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet (Very Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet.

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Description

Carried by the elite Tenakth soldiers, this weapon is ideal for damaging and tearing into targets. Can be upgraded to inflict extra damage when firing down on enemies from higher ground.

How to Get the Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet

Location Cost
Tide’s Reach Hunter Metal Shards x249, Sunwing Circulator x1, Large Machine Core x1

You can purchase the Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet from the Hunter who has set up camp in Tide’s Reach. You’ll need a Sunwing Circulator which is an Uncommon Drop from Sunwings and you’ll need a Large Machine Core that is a Rare Drop from Large Machines.

How to Use the Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet

Ripsteel 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 Advanced Shredders to deal extra damage to the exposed areas.

How to Upgrade the Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats Metal Shards x127, Braided Wire x4, Small Machine Core x4, Medium Machine Core x1
II Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x212, Braided Wire x6, Clamberjaw Tail Duster x2, Behemoth Force Loader x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x300, Braided Wire x10, Large Machine Core x1, Behemoth Circulator x1, Tideripper Tail Fin x1
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x450, Large Machine Core x2, Tideripper Circulator x1, Scorcher Scanning Ear x5, Clamberjaw Primary Nerve x1
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Slitherfang Earthgrinder x6, Scorcher Primary Nerve x1, Apex Frostclaw Heart x1

Ripsteel 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.
  • Medium Machine Core - Rare Drop from medium sized Machines, such as the Scorcher.

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Clamberjaw Tail Duster - Very Rare Drop from Calmberjaws.
  • Behemoth Force Loader - Very Rare Drop from Behemoth.

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Rank III Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Behemoth Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Behemoth.
  • Tideripper Tail Fin - Very Rare Drop from Tiderippers.

Aloy tests out her new Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet.

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Tideripper Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Tiderippers.
  • Scorcher Scanning Ear - Legendary Drop from Scorchers.
  • Clamberjaw Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Clamberjaws.

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Rank V Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Slitherfang Earthgrinder - Very Rare Drop from Slitherfangs.
  • Scorcher Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Scorchers.
  • Apex Frostclaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Frodtclaws.

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Stats

Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 38 42 46 50 56 64
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 80 85 89 96 103 110
Tear Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 23 25 27 30 34 38
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 112 119 125 135 144 155
Advanced Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 80 89 102
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 154 165 177

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ShockedEnemyDamageHorizonForbiddenWest.jpg Shocked Enemy Damage +10% +10% +10% +10% +25% +25%
hfwhighgrounddamageicon.jpg High Ground Damage +15% +15% +40%
  • Shocked Enemy Damage - Increases Impact and Explosive Damage against enemies in the Shocked State.
  • High Ground Damage - Increases damage when firing on enemies from higher ground.

Ripsteel Shredder Gauntlet Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
ShreddersHorizonForbiddenWest.png 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
ShreddersHorizonForbiddenWest.png Advanced 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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