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Explosive Tripcaster (Uncommon)

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

Explosive Tripcaster Description

A weapon of Oseram make. It specializes in placing Tripwires that trigger an explosion on contact.

This is one of the earlier weapons you can purchase in the game

Where to Get the Explosive Tripcaster

Location Cost
Purchase from Merchant at either Barren Light or Hunting Grounds: The Daunt 149x Metal Shards

You will be able to purchase this weapon from a Hunter merchant at either Barren Light, or the Hunting Grounds in The Daunt. Both locations are accessible from the moment you can get to the main map of the game. You only need Metal Shards to purchase the weapon, too, so you won’t actually need to hunt down any specific machines for their parts.

Explosive Tripcaster Stats

Explosive Tripwires Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
HorizonFWExplosiveIcon.png Explosive 60 67 78 90

Explosive Tripcaster Perks

The Explosive Tripcaster does not have any Perks.

How to Use the Explosive Tripcaster

Tripcasters tend to be more inclined to the stealth side of things, as they can be used to set up ambushes on enemies. The Explosive Tripcaster only has a single ammo type and it inflicts Explosive damage. This can be a bad thing earlier in the game, since that can destroy machine parts, which you will want to shoot off to be able to loot some exclusive components. Of course, you can use these to lay out some traps ahead of time, if you know you’re facing multiple enemies.

How to Upgrade the Explosive Tripcaster

Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats 50x Metal Shards, 1x Braided Wire
II Increased Weapon Stats 75x Metal Shards, 1x Braided Wire, 2x Greenshine Sliver
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot 95x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 2x Greenshine Sliver, 1x Greenshine Fragment

Explosive Tripcaster Rank I Upgrades:

  • Metal Shards: Common drop from all machines.
  • Braided Wire: Common drop from all machines.

Explosive Tripcaster Rank II Upgrades:

  • Greenshine Sliver: Found most commonly in eastern regions, often off the beaten path.

Explosive Tripcaster Rank III Upgrades:

  • Greenshine Fragment: Found most commonly in desert regions, often off the beaten path.

Explosive Tripcaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
HorizonFWExplosiveTripwireIcon.png Explosive Tripwires Deals HorizonFWExplosiveIcon.png Explosive 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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