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The Forgefire is a close ranged weapon in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds. It fires a close ranged attack that deals medium Fire damage and high Fire severity on impact and leaves a burning area that deals low Fire damage and severity over time. The improved version is capable of long range, Fireball-like projectiles called "Fire Bursters" which also deal Impact damage.

This weapon must be obtained by defeating a rogue Oseram, Ohlgrud, in the Cut's only Bandit Camp, Stone Yield, while the improved version can be obtained by bringing the base weapon to Varga and completing the quest Geared Up: Forgefire.

Both can be purchased from the Cut's special merchant afterwards.


When fully upgraded, the Forgefire can hold up to 60 Firethrower charges and 20 Fireburster ammo.

Firethrower is basically a renamed flamethrower, with both versions of the weapon holding 20 charges at a time.

The Fire Burster is similar to a Fire Bellowback's fireball attack.

Numbered damage values are displayed from left to right from easiest to hardest difficulty, with Bold numbers being Normal. Elemental damage is only altered in Story and Ultra Hard.

Ammo Type Variant DamageDamage-Icon.png Elemental
Severity Fire-Icon.png
Firethrower BasicFW
AdeptFW NG+
N/A 113-75-38
Fire Burster ImprovedFW
AdeptFW NG+
720-225-180-162-144-126 150-100-50

Ammo and Modification Slots by Variant

Variant Firethrower Fire Burster Mod Slots
BasicFW Firethrower.png 1
ImprovedFW Firethrower.png Fireburster.png 2
AdeptFW NG+ Firethrower.png Fireburster.png 3

Acquisition Details

Variant Sources Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
BasicFW Stone Yield Bandit Camp N/A N/A Unknown
Bluegleam Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 800
1 Scorcher Lens
MetalShardsTransparent.png 4,000
2 Scorcher Lens
ImprovedFW Varga Bellowback Snout Bellowback Snout MetalShardsTransparent.png 100
Bluegleam Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 1,600
1 Fireclaw Heart
MetalShardsTransparent.png 8,000
2 Fireclaw Heart
AdeptFW NG+ Varga Bellowback Snout Bellowback Snout MetalShardsTransparent.png 100
Bluegleam Merchants MetalShardsTransparent.png 3,200
1 Fireclaw Heart
50 Metal Vessel
MetalShardsTransparent.png 16,000
2 Fireclaw Heart
100 Metal Vessel


  • The Forgefire's incomplete form seems to capable of melee combat, having a sort of bayonet beneath its barrel. The upgraded version by Varga seems to remove this unused feature. A similar situation can be seen with the Stormslinger and Icerail.
Ranged Weapons Blast Sling - ForgefireFW - Hunter Bow - IcerailFW - Rattler - Ropecaster - Sharpshot Bow - Sling - StormslingerFW - Tearblaster - War Bow
Melee Weapons Spear - Sylens' Lance
Stealth Weapons Traps - Tripcaster
Heavy Weapons Deathbringer Gun - Disc Launcher - Firespitter - Firestriker - Mine LauncherFW - Oseram Cannon - Ravager Cannon