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Rukul is a minor character and an opponent in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.


Over the years leading up to the events of the game, Rukul, Anutai, and Naunuk killed several Carja travelers out of a desire to exact revenge for the Red Raids.

Framing Inatut

One of the Carja victims was a hunter named Ruwas. As Ruwas was fighting a Banuk hunter named Inatut at the time of his murder, Inatut was framed for the Carja's death, and sentenced to near-certain death atop the Cloud-Shear. Unlike his companions, Rukul was indifferent to Inatut's fate, deeming it as a casualty of war.

Associated Quests

Frontier Justice

Wishing to confirm Inatut's role, the Nora huntress Aloy investigated the scene of the crime, tracking the killers to their base. A battle ensued, with all three Banuk falling to Aloy. Mortally wounded, Rukul confirmed that he was murdering in vengeance of his fallen kin, expressing his disbelief that Aloy followed him for the sake of "that punch-drunk idiot Inatut."

As the horn blew to signal Inatut's exile, Rukul asked Aloy whom the cold would claim first, before succumbing to his wounds.

Battle Stats

Level HP Attack Damage Additional Info[1]
25 600 Freeze Arrows 200 Impact damage

200 Freeze damage

  • Takes reduced damage from headshots.
  • Freeze Arrows disable the Shield-Weaver's shield in one hit.
  • Blocks light melee attacks after one attack instead of two.
Bash/Kick 200




  1. Table adapted from Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds Strategy Guide (Collector's Ed.), p.129. Future Press, 2017.
Banuk Characters
Chieftains AratakFW - KopilaiFW - White Teeth ChieftainFW
Shamans AujakFW - Brin - EnjukFW - KamutFW - Kutani - NaltukFW - OureaFW - Siluk - Sylens - Tikuk
Tribe Members Aluki - AnutaiFW - Ardik - IkrieFW - InatutFW - Kikuk - Kimik - LaulaiFW - LauvukFW - MailenFW - NaunukFW - Nulat - OpiliFW - Opitak - RuatukFW - RukulFW - SekuliFW - SignutaiFW - TataiFW - TulemakFW - Ukan - UmnakFW - UrkaiFW - YarikiFW
Lore Arnak - Banukai - Tektuk