The Sling is a slow firing weapon in Horizon Zero Dawn that specializes in lobbing elemental payloads at targets and putting them into vulnerable states. Upon impact, the bombs leave a large area of the element on the ground. Due to its low damage output, it is advisable to use other weapons to follow up attacks on enemies.


Numbered damage values are displayed from left to right following the difficulty order from Story to Ultra Hard, with Bold numbers representing Normal difficulty. Elemental damage remains the same outside of Ultra Hard and Story.

Ammo Type Variant Damage Damage-Icon Elemental
Freeze Bomb Basic / Carja
Shadow / AdeptNG+
80-25-20-18-16-14 Freeze-Icon 75-50-25
Shock Bomb Carja / Shadow / AdeptNG+ 80-25-20-18-16-14 Shock-Icon 75-50-25
Fire Bomb Shadow / AdeptNG+ 40-13-10-9-8-7 Fire-Icon 75-50-25

Ammo and Modification Slots by Variant

Variant Freeze Bomb Fire Bomb Shock Bomb Mod Slots
Basic Freeze Bomb 1
Carja Freeze Bomb Fire Bomb 2
Shadow Freeze Bomb Fire Bomb Shock Bomb 3
AdeptNG+ Freeze Bomb Fire Bomb Shock Bomb 4

Acquisition Details

Variant Sources Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
Basic Merchant-IconGeneral Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 70 MetalShardsTransparent 350 MetalShardsTransparent 25
Carja Merchant-IconGeneral Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 150
15 Blaze
MetalShardsTransparent 750
30 Blaze
MetalShardsTransparent 50
Shadow Merchant-IconTier 2/3/4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 650
1 Crystal Braiding
MetalShardsTransparent 3,250
2 Crystal Braiding
MetalShardsTransparent 100
AdeptNG+ Merchant-IconTier 2/3/4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent 1,300
1 Crystal Braiding
1 Luminous Braiding
MetalShardsTransparent 6,500
2 Crystal Braiding
2 Luminous Braiding
MetalShardsTransparent 100


  • The Shadow Sling, along with its Adept version are the only weapons to have Fire, Ice and Electricity damage attributes in one weapon. This also makes them the only weapon that could take advantage of all attributes boost from the Veteran's Weapon CoilFW.
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