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Beamwire Tripcaster (Rare)

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

Beamwire Tripcaster Description

This novel Oseram invention uses Staggerbeams to inflict damage over time. It can be upgraded to knock down enemies with greater ease.

You can purchase this weapon from either Scalding Spear or The Maw of the Arena

Where to Get the Beamwire Tripcaster

Location Cost
Purchase from Merchant at either Scalding Spear or The Maw of the Arena 632x Metal Shards, 1x Slitherfang Circulator

You can purchase this Tripcaster at one of two locations, with one being the Scalding Spear town. There’s no prerequisites for this place, although you need to be able to explore the western portion of the map. The other location is The Maw of the Arena, but this place doesn’t open up until you finish The Kulrut. Once you make it to either place, head to the Hunter merchant to find the weapon. Other than Metal Shards, the only thing you need is a Slitherfang Circulator. This is an uncommon drop from Slitherfangs and they don’t start spawning in the wild until you’ve finished The Kulrut.

Beamwire Tripcaster Stats

Staggerbeams Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 37 42 47 52 59
Fire Tripwires Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire 22 25 28 31 35
FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Buildup 162 176 189 209 249

Beamwire Tripcaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
Knockdown Power 10% 10% 10% 25%

How to Use the Beamwire Tripcaster

The Beamwire Tripcaster has two types of ammo, the Staggerbeams and the Fire Tripwires. Like with most Tripcasters, they are best used when the enemy is unaware of your location, as they can be setting up ambushes. The Fire Tripwires is something that should only be used on machines either neutral or weak to Fire, as it will likely to put them into the Burning state. For Staggerbeams, you can set them up to potentially stagger/knock down a machine, with the beams also damaging them over time, as long as they are still within the laser.

How to Upgrade the Beamwire Tripcaster

Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, Perk Unlocked 75x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 2x Small Machine Core
II Increased Weapon Stats 112x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Longleg Wing Burner, 1x Skydrifter Razor Tail
III Increased Weapon Stats 150x Metal Shards, 3x Braided Wire, 2x Medium Machine Core, 1x Longleg Circulator
IV Increased Weapon Stats, Perk Upgraded, Unlocks Coil Slot 250x Metal Shards, 6x Braided Wire, 3x Medium Machine Core, 2x Shell-Walker Lightning Gun, 1x Longleg Primary Nerve

Beamwire Tripcaster Rank I Upgrades:

  • Metal Shards: Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire: Common drop from all machines.
  • Small Machine Core: Uncommon drop from all Lightweight machines.

Beamwire Tripcaster Rank II Upgrades:

  • Longleg Wing Burner: Legendary component from Longlegs. Must be detached before killing the machine.
  • Skydrifter Razor Tail: Very Rare component from Skydrifters. Must be detached before killing the machine.

Beamwire Tripcaster Rank III Upgrades:

  • Medium Machine Core: Uncommon drop from all Midweight machines.
  • Longleg Circulator: Uncommon drop from Longlegs.

Beamwire Tripcaster Rank IV Upgrades:

  • Shell-Walker Lightning Gun: Very Rare component from Shell-Walkers. Must be detached before killing the machine.
  • Longleg Primary Nerve: Uncommon drop from Longlegs.

Beamwire Tripcaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
HorizonFWStaggerbeamIcon.png Staggerbeams Deals ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact damage
HorizonFWFireTripwireIcon.png Fire Tripwires Deals FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire damage and FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Buildup


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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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