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"On my oath. But, tell me -- if this girl survives, what do you suppose is her future?"

Healer’s Oath is an errand in Horizon Zero Dawn.


While in the tent city outside the Shadow Carja settlement at Sunfall, Aloy encounters a young man named Abas. His sister Shianah is gravely ill, due to the desperate conditions in the tent city. Aloy asks him how she can help. He tells her of a healer named Ghaliv at Blazon Arch, another Shadow Carja settlement south of Sunfall. However, he despondently tells Aloy that Ghaliv will not help, due to his callous nature, only interested in profit, and they have nothing to compensate him.

Outraged, Aloy goes to Blazon Arch and confront Ghaliv. She implies that she will coerce him to go and treat the girl, by force if necessary. However, he is unmoved, as, in addition to his callous, profit-driven nature, he fears reprisal by the Shadow Carja leadership for using his limited resources to treat a tent city occupant rather than Shadow Carja soldiers much more than anything Aloy could do to him.

However, even this fear is trumped by his desire for profit. He offers Aloy a deal: he will go and treat the girl if she brings him the heart of a Thunderjaw, a very valuable item. He even tells her of a location not far from Blazon Arch where she can find a Thunderjaw, known as the Valley of Omens, and tells her to meet her at the tent city, where he will take the heart and treat the girl.

Aloy agrees, with a warning that she will not tolerate his reneging on the deal. She goes after the Thunderjaw, finds it, kills it, and gets the heart. She returns to the tent city and finds Ghaliv. She gives him the heart and sternly warns him to keep his end of the deal. Laconically, he agrees and treats the girl.


  1. Talk to Ghaliv and ask him to help Shianah.
  2. Find the Entrance to the Valley of Omens
  3. Kill the Thunderjaw
  4. Gather a Thunderjaw Heart
  5. Talk to Ghaliv
  6. Talk to Abas



Healer’s Oath - Very Hard - No Damage - Video Guide


  • If Aloy already has a Thunderjaw Heart in her inventory when she speaks to Ghaliv for the first time, he will not send her to the Valley of Omens to hunt a Thunderjaw.
  • While Ghaliv wants a Thunderjaw Heart as payment, it will not be removed from Aloy's inventory at the end of the quest.
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