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"I've been thinking about your training, Aloy. You've learned to hunt, learned to survive. But I fear there’s a lesson I failed to teach you."

The Point of the Spear is the third main quest in Horizon Zero Dawn. After years of intense training, Aloy has grown from a child to an adult. Rost wishes to impart her with a last bit of hunting knowledge before she undergoes the Proving.


Years of training have honed Aloy into a formidable hunter. Rost tells Aloy that he wishes to take her beyond the North Gate to hunt a dangerous machine. Before they embark outside of Mother's Embrace, Aloy must craft Fire Arrows and trade with Karst for a Tripcaster. Rost also mentions that Odd Grata might be out of food and asks Aloy to check in on her if she has time.

Aloy crafts Fire Arrows using Blaze from fallen Striders and Metal Shards. Karst is a member of the Nora tribe who ignores the rules to shun outcasts. Aloy meets up with him at his home near Mother's Cradle and trades him a Scrapper Lens for a Tripcaster. After Aloy accomplishes these two tasks, she meets Rost at the North Gate where they are greeted by a gruesome post-battle scene with the corpses of Sawtooths and Nora Braves. Rost points to a lone Sawtooth still prowling about and Aloy dispatches it on her own.

Rost reveals that the real lesson of the hunt was for Aloy to place importance on the protection of the Nora tribe and their hunting lands, not purely on her own benefit.


  1. Find Rost
  2. Talk to Rost
  3. Craft Fire Arrows
  4. Talk to Karst and Trade for a Tripcaster
  5. Meet Rost at the North Gate
  6. Rest at the Campfire
  7. Follow the Path of Destruction
  8. Kill the Sawtooth
  9. Loot the Sawtooth Carcass
  10. Talk to Rost



The Point of the Spear - Very Hard - No Damage - Video guide

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