The Banuk Sickness Eater is an outfit in Horizon Zero Dawn.


"Bound with cables and cloth steeped in ancient machine oils, this Banuk shaman's outfit protects from Corruption damage."
―Inventory description

The Banuk Sickness Eater outfit is produced by the Banuk tribe, and boosts the wearer's resistance to Corruption damage.

This outfit can be obtained in Light, Medium, or Heavy varieties, with an increasing number of mod slots and potency of effects.

In New Game+, the Heavy variant of this outfit is no longer sold by merchants, and is replaced by an Adept version with an additional modification slot.


When equipped, this outfit provides increased resistance to Corruption damage. Although this outfit can provide a long-term alternative to Antidotes, it is still inferior to Antidote protection even when optimized with modifications.

It is best used when battling Corrupted Machines and Corruptors or clearing the Corrupted Zones across the map.

Outfit Stats

Rarity Effects Mod slots
Banuk Sickness Eater Light Uncommon Corruption-Icon.png 30 Resist Corruption 0
Banuk Sickness Eater Medium Rare Corruption-Icon.png 30 Resist Corruption 1
Banuk Sickness Eater Heavy Very rare Corruption-Icon.png 50 Resist Corruption 2
Banuk Sickness Eater AdeptNG+ Very rare Corruption-Icon.png 50 Resist Corruption 3

Acquisition Details

Sources Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
Light Merchant-Icon.pngTier 2-4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 60
2 Fatty Meat
MetalShardsTransparent.png 300
4 Fatty Meat
MetalShardsTransparent.png 25
Medium Merchant-Icon.pngTier 2-4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 150
1 Scrapper Lens
MetalShardsTransparent.png 750
2 Scrapper Lens
MetalShardsTransparent.png 50
Heavy Merchant-Icon.pngTier 2-4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 760
1 Grazer Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 3,800
2 Grazer Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 100
AdeptNG+ Merchant-Icon.pngTier 2-4 Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 1,520
1 Grazer Heart
1 Snapmaw Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 7,600
2 Grazer Heart
2 Snapmaw Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 100


Unique Outcast - Shield-Weaver - Undergarments
Banuk Banuk Ice Hunter - Banuk Sickness Eater - Banuk Trailblazer - Banuk WerakFW
Carja Carja Blazon - Carja Silks - Carja Storm Ranger
Nora Nora Brave - Nora Lookout - Nora Protector - Nora Silent Hunter - Nora Survivor
Oseram Oseram Arrow Breaker - Oseram Sparkworker
Shadow Carja Shadow Stalwart
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