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Glowblast Spike Thrower (Very Rare)

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The Glowblast Spike Thrower is part of the Spike Thrower archetype. Spike Throwers are simply spikes thrown that explode a few seconds after landing. While their execution can be very slow, they hit hard when they land, so they can be great in some situations.

The Glowblast Spike Thrower is considered Very Rare.


Crafted with precision, this Quen weapon can launch Plasma Spikes that have a better chance of landing a Critical Hit.

Where to get the Glowblast Spike Thrower

You can only buy the Glowblast Spike Thrower from the Prize Master at the Arena. There is no other way to get this weapon.

The cost is 54x Hunting Medals.

This is the complete weapons page for the Glowblast Spike Thrower.

Ammo Types

Name Effect
Plasma Spikes Deals Plasma damage
Advanced Explosive Spikes Deals Explosive damage and Impact Damage

Weapon Stats

This weapon can do three types of damage.

Plasma Damage

Level Damage Buildup
Base Level 119 70
Level One 127 73
Level Two 140 77
Level Three 154 83
Level Four 172 89
Level Five 196 95

Impact Damage (Inflicted Only With Advanced Explosive Spikes)

Level Damage
Base Level 54
Level One 58
Level Two 64
Level Three 70
Level Four 78
Level Five 90

Explosive Damage

Level Damage
Base Level 190
Level One 204
Level Two 224
Level Three 246
Level Four 274
Level Five 314


Upgrade I: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Perk

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png127 Metal Shards: The main way to get these is by exploring crates.
  • 4x Braided Wire: Dropped by machines. It’s possible for any machine in the game to drop one.
  • 4x Small Machine Core: These can be dropped by any machine.
  • 1x Medium Machine Core

Upgrade II: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Coil

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png212 Metal Shards
  • 6x Braided Wire
  • 1x Tideripper Tail Fin
  • 1x Frostclaw Sac Webbing

Upgrade III: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Perk

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png300 Metal Shards
  • 10x Braided Wire
  • 3x Scorcher Scanning Ear
  • 1x Large Machine Core
  • 1x Frostclaw Circulator

Upgrade IV: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Perk

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png450 Metal Shards
  • 4x Slitherfang Earthgrinder
  • 2x Large Machine Core
  • 1x Scorcher Circulator
  • 1x Tideripper Primary Nerve

Upgrade V: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Perk, Unlocked Coil

  • MetalShardsIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png600 Metal Shards
  • 2x Apex Clamberjaw Heart
  • 1x Apex Thunderjaw Heart
  • 1x Luminous Brainstem
  • 1x Slitherfang Primary Nerve


There are three different kinds of perks available for this.

  • Reload Speed (+10% at Base Level, 25% at Level 4)
  • Overdraw Damage (+15% at Level 1)
  • Critical Hit Chance (+5% at Level 3, +15% at Level 5)

Best Use

Spike Throwers are best used for slow machines that you want to get rid of quickly. Although the damage they can deal is shockingly mighty, it takes quite a while to load them up and quick machines may get the better of you in that time.

They’re also great to use from some cover or a slight distance, where even the fastest machines might take a second to get to you.

Plasma Spikes in particular are great for use on Apex Machines, as they’re weak to Plasma. You can also shoot them at Glowblasters to cause a chain reaction and really inflict some 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
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    • War Totems
    • Vista Points
    • Survey Drones
    • Signal Towers
    • Black Boxe

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