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The Blast Sling is a ranged weapon in Horizon Zero Dawn. It is a slow-firing sling that lobs explosive bombs with various trigger mechanisms, such as impact, timer, or proximity. It is best used to deal high impact and area damage, and can be used in both aggressive and stealthy playstyles.

Special Variant

The Lodge Blast Sling is available as reward from the quest Weapons of the Lodge, requiring player to earn at least a Half Sun mark on all 15 Hunting Grounds Trials throughout the base game; players cannot get a second unit in the same playthrough. It has identical stats and slot number to the Shadow Variant, albeit with higher base Handling of 70 which could improve its Damage per Second value.

Ammo

The Blast Sling has three types of bombs:

Numbered damage are displayed from left to right following the difficulty order from Story to Ultra Hard. Bold numbers are of Normal difficulty setting

Ammo Type Variant Damage Damage-Icon
Blast Bomb Basic / Carja / Shadow / AdeptNG+
Lodge / Adept LodgeNG+
400-125-100-90-80-70
Sticky Bomb Carja / Shadow / AdeptNG+
Lodge / Adept LodgeNG+
600-188-150-135-120-105
Proximity Bomb Shadow / AdeptNG+
Lodge / Adept LodgeNG+
300-94-75-60-60-53

Ammo and Modification Slots by Variant

Blast Bomb Sticky Bomb Proximity Bomb Mod Slots
Basic Blast Bomb 1
Carja Blast Bomb Sticky Bomb 2
Shadow Blast Bomb Sticky Bomb Proximity Bomb 3
AdeptNG+ Blast Bomb Sticky Bomb Proximity Bomb 4
Lodge Blast Bomb Sticky Bomb Proximity Bomb 3
Adept LodgeNG+ Blast Bomb Sticky Bomb Proximity Bomb 4

Acquisition Details

Variant Sources Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
Basic Merchant-IconGeneral Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 200 MetalShardsTransparent 1,000 MetalShardsTransparent 30
Carja Merchant-IconTier 2/3/4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 400
10 Metal Vessel
1 Luminous Braiding
MetalShardsTransparent 2,000
20 Metal Vessel
2 Luminous Braiding
MetalShardsTransparent 50
Shadow Merchant-IconTier 3 & 4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 1,400
1 Lancehorn Heart
MetalShardsTransparent 7,000
2 Lancehorn Heart
MetalShardsTransparent 100
AdeptNG+ Merchant-IconTier 3 & 4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 2,800
1 Lancehorn Heart
1 Charger Heart
MetalShardsTransparent 14,000
2 Lancehorn Heart
2 Charger Heart
MetalShardsTransparent 100
Lodge Hunter's Lodge 15 Half Sun marks 15 Half Sun marks MetalShardsTransparent 100
Adept
LodgeNG+
Hunter's Lodge 15 Half Sun marks 15 Half Sun marks MetalShardsTransparent 100

Trivia

  • The model of the Lodge Blast Sling is that of a recolored Sling instead of being similar to the regular variants.
Weapons
Ranged Weapons Hunter Bow - War Bow - Sharpshot Bow - Sling - Blast Sling - Ropecaster - Rattler - Tearblaster - Icerail FW - Forgefire FW - Stormslinger FW
Melee Weapons Spear - Sylens' Lance
Stealth Weapons Traps - Tripcaster
Heavy Weapons Deathbringer Gun - Disc Launcher - Firespitter - Firestriker - Mine Launcher FW - Oseram Cannon - Ravager Cannon