Vashad is a minor character in Horizon Zero Dawn.


Vashad is a Carja farmer turned Snapmaw hunter. He borrowed metal shards to buy seeds for his farm, but the harvest did not turn a profit. Knowing that if he could not come up with the shards to pay his debt he would lose his farm and everything he owned, he paired up with a number of Carja hunters, including Omas, and turned to hunting Snapmaws for Snapmaw Hearts in order to pay off his debt.

Unbeknownst to him, his hunting attracted flocks of Glinthawks that, as well as scavenging the Snapmaw carcasses, were also attacking Lone Light, a nearby Carja settlement.

Associated Quests

Hunters' Blind

The Lone Light villager Ilsadi asks the Hunters Lodge for help fending off the Glinthawks that have been attacking the town. Although the Sunhawk, Ahsis, refuses the hunt, the Hawk Talanah agrees and recruits Aloy to help. Aloy traces the source of the Glinthawk attacks to Vashad and asks him to stop hunting Snapmaws nearby. He refuses to leave until he has the machine parts. Aloy can either hunt the hearts for him, purchase hearts from the Machine Resources Merchant, or defeat Vashad, Omas, and their crew in battle.

Battle Stats

HP Attack Damage[1]
200 Light Attack 50 (up to x3 Combo)
Strong Attack 120 (up to x2 Combo)
Leaping Attack 150
Spin Attack 150
Double Spin Attack 150
Kick 100
Overhead Slam 150


  1. Table adapted from Horizon Zero Dawn Strategy Guide (Collector's Ed.), p.260. Future Press, 2017.
Carja Characters
Carja Tribe Members Sun-Court Avad - HishavanFW - Irid - Itamen - Jahamin - Marad - Namman - Nasadi
Guards Balahn - Firiv - Janeva - Lakhir - Walid - Zaid
Hunters Lodge Ahsis - Aidaba - Bashad - Greatrun Keeper - Havash - Ligan - Malesh - Palaved - Spurflints Keeper - Sun Furrows Keeper - Talanah - Tarkas - Tufanah - Valleymeet Keeper
Merchants Cantarah - Eclectic Collectibles Merchant - Kudiv - Machine Resources Merchant - Studious Palas
Tribe Daradi - Dirid - Elida - Enasha - FurahniFW - Gavan - Gulahni - Hashiv - Three-Toe Huadiv - Ilsadi - Keadi - Kindiv - Lahavis - Lubavad - Marzavid - Nasan - Nil (formerly) - Omas - Quarry Foreman - Ranaman - Smiling Ranin - Ravan - Ravan's Steward - RhavidFW - Rokasha - RuwasFW - Shahavad - Uthid - Vanasha - Vashad
Shadow Carja Tribe Members Abas - Atral - Bahavas - Dekamin (defected) - Ghaliv - Helis - Shianah - Shivin - Tarav - Uthid (formerly) - Yusis
Lore Amavad - Aram - Araman - Basadid - Hivas - Iriv - Jiran - Juwadan - Kadaman - Khuvadin - Marzid - Nahasis - Ranan - Sadahin - Zavarad