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Horizon Forbidden West

Shock Tripcaster (Uncommon)

Jarrod Garripoli

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

Shock Tripcaster Description

A weapon made by the Oseram trapper Thurlis. It can place Shock Tripwires to stun enemies and gain an advantage in any fight.

You will get this during the main story quest, Into the Brink

Where to Get the Shock Tripcaster

Given to you during the main quest, To the Brink

During the main story quest, To the Brink, you will meet an Oseram trapper named Thurlis. He will give you this weapon for free, as thanks for helping him.

Shock Tripcaster Stats

Shock Tripwires Base Rank I Rank II Rank III
Shock_Damage_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Shock 15 17 20 23
Shock_Buildup_Icon_Horizon_Forbidden_West.png Shock Buildup 75 90 109 135

Shock Tripcaster Perks

The Shock Tripcaster does not have any Perks.

How to Use the Shock Tripcaster

The Shock Tripcaster is the first weapon of its class you will come across in the game. They are mostly ideal for setting up ambushes, since it requires you to shoot twice to set up the tripwire. This weapon only has a single ammo type, the Shock Tripwire, so it’s best to use it on those weak or neutral to Shock. Of course, since it is one of the weaker weapons, it’s a good idea to keep its use to smaller, weaker machines.

How to Upgrade the Shock 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, 1x Scrounger Circulator
III Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot 95x Metal Shards, 2x Braided Wire, 1x Small Machine Core, 1x Scrounger Spark Coil

Shock Tripcaster Rank I Upgrades:

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

Shock Tripcaster Rank II Upgrades:

  • Scrounger Circulator: Uncommon drop from Scroungers.

Shock Tripcaster Rank III Upgrades:

  • Small Machine Core: Uncommon drop from all Lightweight machines.
  • Scrounger Spark Coil: Rare drop from Scroungers’ Power Cell component. Must be detached before killing the machine.

Shock Tripcaster Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
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
    Version History
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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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