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Horizon Forbidden West

Forgefire Tripcaster (Rare)

Jarrod Garripoli

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

Forgefire Tripcaster Description

This formidable Oseram weapon uses Fire Tripwires to burn enemies. It can be upgraded to handle Shock Tripwires and increase its damage over time.

You will be able to purchase the Forgefire Tripcaster near LATOPOLIS

Where to Get the Forgefire Tripcaster

Location Cost
Purchase from Merchant next to Campfire east of LATOPOLIS 549x Metal Shards, 1x Fanghorn Circulator

You will be able to purchase the Forgefire Tripcaster from a Hunter merchant in No Man’s Land, the second area of the game, which is past Barren Light. This merchant will be located right next to a Campfire in the southwestern portion, pretty much due east of LATOPOLIS. It will cost you some Metal Shards, as well as a single Fanghorn Circulator, which is an uncommon drop from any Fanghorn machine.

Forgefire Tripcaster Stats

Fire Tripwire Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
Fire_Damage_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Fire 22 25 27 31 35
Fire_Buildup_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Fire Buildup 162 176 189 209 249
Shock Tripwire Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
Shock_Damage_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Shock 21 23 25 29 33
Shock_Buildup_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Shock Buildup 153 162 175 193 231

Forgefire Tripcaster Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV
Damage Over Time 15% 15% 15% 40%

How to Use the Forgefire Tripcaster

Like with the majority of the Tripcasters, you most likely won’t be using this during normal combat. Instead, you will want to use this to set up ambushes for enemies. Use your Focus to highlight the path an enemy will be following, then place one of these when you can in their path to make them trigger it. For the Forgefire Tripcaster, you will want to make sure the machine you’re fighting is either weak to Fire or Shock, since you will get more out of this weapon. There’s really not much else to this weapon than that.

How to Upgrade the Forgefire Tripcaster

Rank Effect Upgrade Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats, Perk Unlocked 75x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 2x Small Machine Cores
II Increased Weapon Stats 112x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Glinthawk Beak, 2x Fanghorn Antlers
III Increased Weapon Stats 150x Metal Shards, 3x Braided Wire, 2x Medium Machine Cores, 1x Glinthawk Circulator
IV Increased Weapon Stats, Perk Upgraded, Unlocks Coil Slot 250x Metal Shards, 6x Braided Wire, 3x Medium Machine Cores, 1x Glinthawk Primary Nerve, 1x Shell-Walker Lightning Gun

Forgefire 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.

Forgefire Tripcaster Rank II Upgrades:

  • Glinthawk Beak: Very rare component from Glinthawks. Must be detached before killing the machine. It’s best to probably try to attack the Glinthawk without it being aware of you in order to break the Beak.
  • Fanghorn Antlers: Very rare component from Fanghorns. Must be detached before killing the machine. Each Fanghorn has two horns.

Forgefire Tripcaster Rank III Upgrades:

  • Medium Machine Core: Rare drop from all Midweight machines.
  • Glinthawk Circulator: Uncommon drop from Glinthawks.

Forgefire Tripcaster Rank IV Upgrades:

  • Glinthawk Primary Nerve: Uncommon drop from Glinthawks.
  • Shell-Walker Lightning Gun: Very rare component from Shell-Walkers. Must be detached before killing the machine. This is the weapon on the Shell-Walker’s right side.

Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
Horizon_FW_Fire_Tripwire_Icon.png Fire Tripwires Deals Fire_Damage_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Fire damage and Fire_Buildup_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Fire Buildup
Horizon_FW_Shock_Tripwire_Icon.png Shock Tripwires Deals Shock_Damage_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Shock Damage and Shock_Buildup_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Shock 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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