The Prototype 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 Prototype Spike Thrower is one of the earliest accessible Spike Throwers in the game, and likely the first you’ll get.
Built by Delah and Boomer, this weaon can launch Explosive Spikes that detonate after a short delay. Spikes must be thrown at full draw in order to penetrate armor.
Where to get the Prototype Spike Thrower
To get this weapon, you’ll have to unlock the errand in Chainscrape called A Bigger Boom. Talk to two Oseram tinkers to unlock it, and they will offer to build Aloy a weapon… if she can find the right parts.
You’ll have to collect 3x Charger Horn and 1x Fanghorn Rib from Machines.
|Explosive Spikes||Deals Impact and Explosive damage|
This weapon deals two kinds of damage.
Upgrade I: Increased Weapon Stats
- Metal Shards: The main way to get these is by exploring crates.
- 1x Braided Wire: Dropped by machines. It’s possible for any machine in the game to drop one.
Upgrade II: Increased Weapon Stats
- Metal Shards
- 1x Braided Wire
- 1x Scrounger Circulator: dropped from a Scrounger after battle, or shot off during.
Upgrade III: Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocked Coil
- Metal Shards
- 2x Braided Wire
- 1x Scrounger Spark Coil
- 1x Small Machine Core
This weapon has no perks.
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.