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Horizon Forbidden West

Carja’s Bane (Legendary)

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Shane Williams

Information about the Carja’s Bane in Horizon Forbidden West, including how to obtain it, how to upgrade it, and what the strengths and weaknesses of the Carja’s Bane are.

Overview of the Carjas Bane.

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Description

A powerful bow that brought down many Carja during the Red Raids. Reclaimed from a rebel champion, it is prized by the Tenakth for its mobility and use in close-quarters combat.

How to Get the Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow

Requirement
Complete All Four Gauntlet Runs

In order to get your hands on the Carja’s Bane Legendary Warrior Bow, you’ll need to find the following Gauntlet Runs, Dry Yearn, Cliffs of the Cry, Bonewhite Tear, and The Stillsands, then come first in each one at least once.

How to Use the Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow

The Carja’s Bane is best used when fighting larger machines that are susceptible to Fire Damage. A great way to use this weapon is to start with the Fire Arrows to put a DoT on the Machine, then switch over to the normal light arrows to finish off the machine.

How to Upgrade the Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow

Rank Effect Cost
I Increased Weapon Stats Metal Shards x600, Luminous Brainstem x1, Dreadwing Primary Nerve x2, Dreadwing Metal Fang x5, Tideripper Circulator x2
II Increased Weapon Stats, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x800, Luminous Brainstem x2, Tideripper Primary Nerve x2, Tideripper Tail Fin x3, Stormbird Primary Nerve x2
III Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x1000, Luminous Brainstem x3, Apex Frostclaw Heart x1, Apex Ravager Heart x3, Thunderjaw Tail x3
IV Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement Metal Shards x1200, Luminous Brainstem x4, Thunderjaw Circulator x2, Apex Thunderjaw Heart x1, Fireclaw Sac Webbing x2
V Increased Weapon Stats, 1x Perk Improvement, Unlocks Coil Slot Metal Shards x1500, Luminous Brainstem x5, Slaughterspine Circulator x2, Apex Fireclaw Heart x2, Apex Slaughterspine Heart x1

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Rank I Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Dreadwing Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Dreadwings.
  • Dreadwing Metal Fang - Very Rare Drop Dreadwings.
  • Tideripper Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Tiderippers.

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Rank II Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Tideripper Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Tiderippers.
  • Tideripper Tail Fin - Very Rare Tiderippers.
  • Stormbird Primary Nerve - Rare Drop from Stormbird.

Aloy tests out her new Carjas Bane.

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Rank III Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Apex Frostclaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Frostclaws.
  • Apex Ravager Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Ravagers.
  • Thunderjaw Tail - Legendary Drop from Thunderjaws.

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Rank IV Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Thunderjaw Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Thunderjaws.
  • Apex Thunderjaw Heart - Very Rare Apex Thunderjaw.
  • Fireclaw Sac Webbing - Rare Drop from Fireclaw.

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Rank V Upgrades

  • Metal Shards - Common Drop from all Machines
  • Luminous Brainstem - Very Rare Drop from the toughest Machines the Forbidden West has to offer, such as the Behemoths and Tideripper.
  • Slaughterspine Circulator - Uncommon Drop from Slaughterspines.
  • Apex Fireclaw Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Fireclaws.
  • Apex Slaughterspine Heart - Very Rare Drop from Apex Slaughterspines.

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Stats

Light Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Impact 34 35 36 39 42 48
TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Tear 83 85 90 97 103 112
Fire Light Arrows Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Damage 14 14 15 16 17 20
FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Buildup 42 44 46 50 53 57

Carja’s Bane Warrior Bow Perks

Perks Base Rank I Rank II Rank III Rank IV Rank V
AgilityDamageHorizonForbiddenWest.jpg Agility Damage +10% +25% +25% +25% +25% +25%
CorrodingEnemyDamageHorizonForbiddenWest.pngCorroding Enemy Damage +10% +10% +10% +25% +25% +25%
hfwperkknockdowndamageicon.jpg Knockdown Power +10% +25% +25%
hfwmeleefollowupicon.jpg Melee Follow Up +15% +15% +40%
  • Agility Damage - Increases damage dealt while falling of sliding.
  • Corroding Enemy Damage - Increases impact and explosive damage against enemies in the Corroding State.
  • Knockdown Power - Increases the ability to stagger and knock down enemies with Impact or Explosive Damage.
  • Melee Follow Up - Increases ranged damage for al imited time after a successful melee hit.

Carja’s Bane Warrior Ammo Types

Icon Name Effect
LightArrowHorizonForbiddenWest.png Light Arrows Deals Impact ImpactStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Tear TearStatusIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage
FireAmmoIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Fire Light Arrows Deals Fire FireDamageIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png Damage and Fire FireBuildupIconHorizonForbiddenWest.png 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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