Tribal man holding a ropecaster

A tribal man introducing Aloy to the ropecaster

The Ropecaster is a ranged weapon in Horizon Zero Dawn. It is a tool designed by the Nora tribe and used by hunters to deter and pin down targets.


The Ropecaster can be used to temporarily take enemies out of the fight so the player may focus on others, or immobilize the machine such that it is easier to target its weaknesses. It is most effective when used against larger machines, such as the Thunderjaw.[1] Depending on the size of the target and the type of ammo used, it may take several shots before it is successfully pinned. The maximum immobilization duration of 90 seconds reduces for every instance the player attacks the target.


Ammo Type Damage Damage-Icon Tear Tear-Icon Crafting Requirements Used With
Tie Rope Light None 150 4x Metal Shards

4x Wire

Tie Rope Medium None 150 6x Metal Shards

6x Wire

Tie Rope Heavy None 150 10x Metal Shards

10x Wire




  1. Game Informer #82: Woman vs. Machine
Ranged Weapons Hunter Bow - War Bow - Sharpshot Bow - Sling - Carja Sling - Shadow Sling - Blast Sling - Ropecaster - Rattler - Tearblaster
Melee Weapons Spear - Sylens' Lance
Stealth Weapons Tripcaster - Traps - Blast Sling
Heavy Weapons Disc launcher - Ravager Cannon - Firespitter - Firestriker - Deathbringer Gun - Oseram Cannon

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