"It looks like that machine carries fluid in those sacs. Not sure I want to find out what kind."
Aloy, upon sighting a Fire Bellowback

The Fire Bellowback is a machine in Horizon Zero Dawn. The hulking, dinosaur-like machine is equipped with large amounts of Blaze and can spit flames from a distance.


The Bellowback bears a very vague similarity to a theropod dinosaur (Spinosaurus or Baryonyx in particular), much like Thunderjaws and Watchers, lacking forelimbs. Its torso and head also have a slight resemblance to a pair of bellows used for blowing oxygen into fire.


Fire Bellowbacks were created by GAIA in order to provide controlled burns to tracts of land, if necessary. They were used to burn away dead or dying vegetation so that new vegetation could grow in its place, as well as renewing and enriching the soil. They were also used to transport large amounts of Blaze to cauldrons to make more machines.


Bellobacks were most likely used before the effects of The Derangement which made them more deadly and aggressive. The machine now not only transports Blaze but also serves as a tough opponent in battle. It can spit fire at targets at mid-long range, breathe fire on close targets, and create wildfires and rings of fire spontaneously.


The Fire Bellowback shoots out long-range arcing fireballs that can hit Aloy from afar. The fireballs deal significant damage and have a large splash radius. Therefore it is necessary for the player to know when to roll away from these fireballs.

The Bellowback can also charge forward and swipe its mouth at Aloy, spreading fire around the area. This deals a small amount of damage, but will set Aloy on fire.


Name Damage Type Primary Damage Secondary Damage Trigger Range
Elemental Circular Attack Fire-IconFire 150 per second 10 per second 0m - 9m
Elemental Projectile Fire-IconFire 60 70 per second 20m - 50m
Elemental Spray Fire-IconFire 125 per second - 4m - 20m
Leaping Smash Melee 145 - 19.5m - 21.5m
Shoulder Barge Melee 180 - 5m - 17m
Tail Swipe Melee 250 - 8.5m - 12m


Component Image Information Weakness Strength
Body FireBellowback-Body Hard outer casing to protect synthetic muscle and operational systems. Freeze-IconFreeze Fire-IconFire
Blaze Canister FireBellowback-BlazeCanister Blaze storage container. Shoot with Fire to trigger an explosion. Shoot off this component to collect the resource inside. Fire-IconFire
Cargo Sac FireBellowback-CargoSac Destroying this component disables the ranged elemental attacks and triggers an elemental explosion. All None
Gullet FireBellowback-Gullet Destroying this component will disable the Fire Attacks and trigger a large explosion. All None



Acquisition Class Broadhead - Charger - FireclawFW - FrostclawFW - Glinthawk - Grazer - Lancehorn - Rockbreaker - Scrapper - Snapmaw - Strider - Trampler
Combat Class Ravager - Sawtooth - ScorcherFW - Stalker - Stormbird - Thunderjaw
Communication Class Tallneck
Recon Class Longleg - Watcher (Redeye Watcher)
Transport Class Behemoth - Fire Bellowback - Freeze Bellowback - Shell-Walker
Chariot Class Corrupted Machines - Corruptor - Deathbringer - Metal Devil
Unknown Class Control TowerFW