Horizon Forbidden West unleashes some of the most imposing and challenging machines in the series. A few truly stand out as apex predators – learn their weaknesses to survive these epic confrontations.
First up is the colossal Tremortusk, resembling a robotic mammoth. Multiple elemental attacks like electricity, plasma and fire make this heavyweight a versatile threat. They charge relentlessly, so have the Frost Hunter Bow ready to freeze them in place. Completing the KAPPA Cauldron is the only way to override this walking arsenal.
The serpentine Slitherfang also impresses with speed and lethality. Living up to its snake inspiration, this agile adversary delivers potent venomous strikes. Hitting its slender frame is tricky, so aim carefully. Don’t let it rattle you!
When it comes to seas, the aquatic Tideripper rules. On land its mere flippers drag it around, but in water this machine is unstoppable. The rotating disc on its back spews devastating torrents, so taking that out quick is key. This amphibious terror will also crush Aloy under its weight when possible.
Few encounters inspire more dread than the Slaughterspine, unveiled during Gemini quest. Even on normal difficulty, its plasma-fueled blows can instantly kill Aloy. Patience and precision are vital – don’t exhaust resources, as crafting materials are scarce. This grueling battle truly tests the limits of survival. Make sure to be fully upgraded.
1. Specter Prime
But Aloy’s greatest challenge awaits with Tilda’s Specter Prime. This Zenith creation surpasses expectations, becoming arguably the toughest Horizon boss ever. Many players have struggled against the Specter Prime’s relentless onslaught. And with no mid-fight cutscenes, each failed attempt gets increasingly frustrating. The activation of Valor Surges will be extremely in use against this hostile.
In the end, Horizon’s deadliest machines demand skill, nerve and cunning to defeat. Analyze patterns, target weak points, and wait for ideal moments to strike. With the right preparations and strategy, even an imposing Tremortusk or lethal Specter Prime can fall before Aloy’s arrows. Stay determined in these epic confrontations – the fate of the frontier hangs in the balance.
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Horizon Forbidden West is only available on PS4 and PS5.
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My heart beats to the rhythm of the virtual landscapes, and my true gaming obsessions are "Horizon Franchise", Zero Dawn and Forbidden West, and "The Last of Us Series". You can always find me exploring the breathtaking horizons of Ellie's and Aloy's adventures.