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"How about you, Aloy? Up for a challenge?"
Ikrie
Ikrie's Challenge is an errand in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.

Synopsis

Following the events of the side quest The Survivor, Ikrie can be found at the Snowchants Hunting Grounds where she has decided to camp out for the time being. When Aloy visits, Ikrie calls out to her and offers a challenge.

Ikrie explains that Lauvuk has agreed to allow her to use the Hunting Grounds on her own terms and she has developed a challenge to perform alongside Aloy.

To complete this challenge, Aloy will have to defeat 4 Scrappers, 3 Grazers, 2 Tramplers and 1 Fire Bellowback to get the gold medal. The amount of ammunition is also limited to only 5 Fire Arrows, 30 Hunter Arrows, and 25 Hardpoint Arrows,

Objectives

  • 3rd place (Bronze): 5/5 Machines Killed
  • 2nd place (Silver): 8/8 Machines Killed
  • 1st place (Gold): 10/10 Machines Killed

Tips and Tricks

  • The trial does not have a time limit nor ranking based on completion speed, so precision and caution must be prioritized.
  • On this trial, Aloy will only be equipped with her current outfit and an un-modded Shadow Hunter Bow.
  • The number of Arrows is the same regardless of difficulty.
  • Shooting the last arrow while still having the Fire Bellowback alive will end the trial, even if it is a Fire Arrow that is about to trigger a Blaze explosion that could have killed the last machine.
  • Frozen Machines are more vulnerable to Impact Damage, taking less arrows to kill than those that aren't. This also affects the durability of their components before breaking.
  • There are 3 Logpile traps in the arena; memorizing their location and using them taken down multiple small machine or dealing massive damage to larger ones could save a lot of arrows, especially useful on higher difficulties
  • When dealing with the Scrappers, aim for the radar device or the Power Cell. This deals more damage compared to shooting their body. Getting to higher ground where they can't follow is a good way to get a clear shot and avoid interruptions by physical attacks, but Scrappers can resort to ranged attacks which might force players to get off to save their life.
  • Shoot Blaze canisters on frozen Grazers with Hunter Arrows for high damage.
  • Destroying a Trampler's processing unit will set them ablaze, which will result in them slowly burning to their deaths
    • However, if Ikrie freezes them again it will override the burning effect. Lure them away before destroying the processing unit.

References

  1. Inside the Extraordinary Reward Box for First Place
Horizon Zero Dawn Quests
Main Quest A Gift from the Past - Lessons of the Wild - The Point of the Spear - Mother's Heart - The Proving - The Womb of the Mountain - A Seeker at the Gates - The War-Chief's Trail - Revenge of the Nora - The City of the Sun - The Field of the Fallen - Into the Borderlands - The Sun Shall Fall - Maker's End - The Grave-Hoard - To Curse the Darkness - Deep Secrets of the Earth - The Terror of the Sun - The Heart of the Nora - The Mountain That Fell - The Looming Shadow - The Face of Extinction
Side Quests A Daughter's Vengeance - A Moment's Peace - Acquired Taste - Ancient Armory - Blood on Stone - Cause for Concern - Farewell - Death from the Skies - Fatal Inheritance - Heap of Trouble - Honor The Fallen - Hunters' Blind - In Her Mother's Footsteps - Insult to Injury - Queen's Gambit - Redmaw - Robbing the Rich - Sun and Shadow - Sunstone Rock - The Forgotten - Traitor's Bounty - Underequipped - Weapons of the Lodge
Errands A Curious Proposal - Collateral - Deadliest Game - Demand and Supply - Hammer and Steel - Healer's Oath - Hunting for the Lodge - In Foreign Lands - Luck of the Hunt - Odd Grata - Sanctuary - Shortage of Supplies - Sun's Judgment - To Old Acquaintance
Activities Bandit Camps Blackwing Snag - Devil's Thirst - Gatelands - Hollow Fort - Shattered Kiln - Stone Yield FW - Two-Teeth
Cauldrons Cauldron RHO - Cauldron SIGMA - Cauldron XI - Cauldron ZETA
Hunting Grounds Greatrun - Nora - SnowchantsFW - Spurflints - Sun Furrows - Valleymeet
Tallnecks Devil's Thirst - Copper Deeps - FrostfiguresFW - Rustwash - Spearshafts - Sun-Steps
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Quests
Side Quests Firebreak - For the Werak - Frontier Justice - Into the Frozen Wilds - The Forge of Winter - The Hunters Three - The Shaman's Path - The Survivor - Waterlogged
Errands A Secret Shared - Ikrie's Challenge - Geared Up: Forgefire - Geared Up: Icerail - Geared Up: Stormslinger - Out of the Forge - The Claws Beneath