Traps are weapons that can be used to snare and destroy machines in Horizon Zero Dawn. They can be created using the crafting system, purchased from merchants, or found in some treasure boxes.

Trap Types

Type Trigger Damage Damage-Icon Elemental Severity Crafting Requirements
Shock Proximity None 150 Shock-Icon 2x Wire

1x Metal Vessel

10x Sparker

Blast Proximity 120 None 2x Wire

1x Metal Vessel

2x Blaze

Detonating Blast Damage 160 None 2x Wire

1x Metal Vessel

3x Blaze

Ranged Weapons Hunter Bow - War Bow - Sharpshot Bow - Sling - Carja Sling - Shadow 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

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