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Horizon Forbidden West

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet (Very Rare)

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Shane Williams

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

Overview of the Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet.

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet Description

This versatile Quen Gauntlet can launch Shock and Piercing Shredders that inflict extra damage to targets at long range (30m or more). Can be upgraded to use Advanced Shredders.

How to Get the Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet

Location Cost
Thornmarsh Hunter Metal Shards x1249, Behemoth Circulator x1, Large Machine Core x1.

You can purchase the Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet from the Hunter who has set up camp in Thornmash. You’ll need both a Behemoth Circulator and a Large Machine Core. Behemoth Circulator is an Uncommon Drop from a Behemoth and Large Machine Cores which is a Rare Drop from Large Machines.

How to Use the Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet is best used when fighting Machines that move very quickly, as you can start firing Shock Shredders at them to stun them for a short amount of time, then switch over to the Piercing or Advanced Shredders to deal as much damage as you can.

How to Upgrade the Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x127, Braided Wire x4, Small Machine Core x4, Medium Machine Core x1
II Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x219, Braided Wire x6, Slitherfang Earthgrinder x2, Behemoth Force Loader x1
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks New Ammo Metal Shards x300, Braided Wire x10, Large Machine Core x1, Slitherfang Circulator x1, Frostclaw Sac Webbing x2
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x450, Large Machine Core x2, Frostclaw Circulator x1, Scorcher Scanning Ear x3, Behemoth Primary Nerve x1
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Scorcher Primary Nerve x1, Tremortusk Tusk x8, Apex Thunderjaw Heart x1

Thunderbolt 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.

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Braided Wire - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Slitherfang Earthgrinder - Very Rare Drop from Slitherfangs.
  • Behemoth Force Loader - Very Rare Drop from Behemoths.

Thunderbolt 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.
  • Slitherfang Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Slitherfangs.
  • Frostclaw Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Frostclaws.

Aloy tests out her new Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet.

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines.
  • Large Machine Core - Rare Drop from large Machines, such as the Fireclaw.
  • Frostclaw Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Frostclaws.
  • Scorcher Scanning Ear - Legendary Drop from Scorchers.
  • Behemoth Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Behemoths.

Thunderbolt 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.
  • Scorcher Primary Nerve - Rare Drop form Scorchers.
  • Tremortusk Tusk - Legendary Drop from Tremortusks.
  • Apex Thunderjaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Thunderjaws.

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet Stats

Shock Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 46 50 55 60 67 76
ShockDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock 44 46 48 52 56 60
Piercing Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 46 50 55 60 67 76
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 98 102 107 116 124 133
Advanced Shredders Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 74 82 94
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 143 153 164

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
LongRangeDamageHorzionForbiddenWest.pngLong-Range Damage +15% +15% +15% +15% +40% +40%
hfwperkknockdowndamageicon.jpg Knockdown Damage +15% +15% +40%
  • Long-Range Damage - Increases damage against enemies at long-range (30m or more)
  • Knockdown Damage - Increases damage against knocked down enemies.

Thunderbolt Shredder Gauntlet Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
ShockShreddersHorizonForbiddenWest.png Shock Shredders Deals Impact ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Shock ShockDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage
PiercingShreddersHorizonForbiddenWest.png Piercing 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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