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The Stormbird is a flying Combat Class machine, resembling a large bird with a massive wingspan.

Soaring through the sky at high altitude, the fearsome Stormbird can swoop down and attack its prey with tremendous force. Formidable in the air as well as on the ground, the machine features a variety of swift, powerful attacks that range from wing blasts to claw slashes.


Unlike most machines, their resemblance to a life form, a bird of prey in this case, is not as vague, featuring wings, claws, and even a well-defined head and facial features including a beak.

Its wings are fitted with three feather-shaped jet engines each, which can be disabled to cripple the machine's flight abilities. For aerodynamic purposes, their wings also feature winglets, common in passenger aircraft. In the center of the machine's chest is a Lightning Gun which serves as the source of its powerful electric attacks. 


The Stormbird is a highly mobile flying creature that can rain electric attacks down from above. While hovering in mid-air, the Stormbird can shoot a Shock Blast of condensed lightning.

The machine is still deadly while perched on the ground. It can use its peak for a powerful Beak Smash and can leap at Aloy with its claws. It can also utilize its long tail in a sweeping Tail Lash attack while grounded.

Special Ability: Thunder Crash - While airborne, the Stormbird charges up electrical energy in a shield around its body. Once fully charged, the machine performs a dive bomb to the ground, releasing its charge and causing massive damage near its vicinity. It will also make you immobile.



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  • Stormbirds bear a resemblance to thunderbirds, a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. They are considered supernatural beings of great power and strength.



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

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