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"What we need is a Stormbird talon - lightning flows over them like water off a goose."

Geared Up: Stormslinger is an errand in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.


In LongnotchAloy encounters Burgrend's daughter Varga, an Oseram tinkerer with a special interest in technologically-advanced ranged weapons. Among these is the Stormslinger, a powerful Shock weapon used by the well-known Banuk shaman Ourea.

After receiving a Stormslinger at the end of the side quest The Shaman's Path, Aloy can visit Varga, who will excitedly examine the weapon and offer to improve it. To do so, she needs the talon from a Stormbird. Since they are not present in the Cut, it is necessary to return to the Sundom to complete this errand.

Varga asks Aloy to meet her at the Stormbird machine site near Free Heap, just west of Dawn's Sentinel. After taking down the machine together, Varga will linger nearby. Aloy can speak to her then to improve the weapon or catch up with her later back in Longnotch.


  1. Meet Varga at the Stormbird Site
  2. Gather a Stormbird Talon
  3. Return to Varga



Geared Up Stormslinger - Ultra Hard - No Damage - Video Guide-0


  • It is not necessary to meet Varga and dispatch this particular Stormbird to advance the objective. Looting any Stormbird after starting the quest will provide Aloy with the Stormbird talon necessary to upgrade her weapon.
Horizon Zero Dawn Quests
Main Quest A Gift from the Past - Lessons of the Wild - The Point of the Spear - Mother's Heart - The Proving - The Womb of the Mountain - A Seeker at the Gates - The War-Chief's Trail - Revenge of the Nora - The City of the Sun - The Field of the Fallen - Into the Borderlands - The Sun Shall Fall - Maker's End - The Grave-Hoard - To Curse the Darkness - Deep Secrets of the Earth - The Terror of the Sun - The Heart of the Nora - The Mountain That Fell - The Looming Shadow - The Face of Extinction
Side Quests A Daughter's Vengeance - A Moment's Peace - Acquired Taste - Ancient Armory - Blood on Stone - Cause for Concern - Farewell - Death from the Skies - Fatal Inheritance - Heap of Trouble - Honor The Fallen - Hunters' Blind - In Her Mother's Footsteps - Insult to Injury - Queen's Gambit - Redmaw - Robbing the Rich - Sun and Shadow - Sunstone Rock - The Forgotten - Traitor's Bounty - Underequipped - Weapons of the Lodge
Errands A Curious Proposal - Collateral - Deadliest Game - Demand and Supply - Hammer and Steel - Healer's Oath - Hunting for the Lodge - In Foreign Lands - Luck of the Hunt - Odd Grata - Sanctuary - Shortage of Supplies - Sun's Judgment - To Old Acquaintance
Activities Bandit Camps Blackwing Snag - Devil's Thirst - Gatelands - Hollow Fort - Shattered Kiln - Stone YieldFW - Two-Teeth
Cauldrons Cauldron RHO - Cauldron SIGMA - Cauldron XI - Cauldron ZETA
Corrupted Zones Corrupted Zones
Hunting Grounds Greatrun - Nora - SnowchantsFW - Spurflints - Sun Furrows - Valleymeet
Tallnecks Devil's Thirst - Copper Deeps - FrostfiguresFW - Rustwash - Spearshafts - Sun-Steps
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Quests
Side Quests Firebreak - For the Werak - Frontier Justice - Into the Frozen Wilds - The Forge of Winter - The Hunters Three - The Shaman's Path - The Survivor - Waterlogged
Errands A Secret Shared - Ikrie's Challenge - Geared Up: Forgefire - Geared Up: Icerail - Geared Up: Stormslinger - Out of the Forge - The Claws Beneath