Traps are weapons that can be used to snare and destroy machines in Horizon Zero Dawn. They can be created using the crafting system, purchased from merchants, or found in some Treasure Boxes.

Trap Stats

Damage displayed on the chart are arranged from left to right following difficulty order from easiest to hardest. Numbers in Bold are applied on Normal Difficulty.

Elemental severity remains the same between Easy and Very Hard

Type Trigger Damage Damage-Icon Elemental
Shock Trap Proximity N/A Shock-Icon 225-150-75
Blast Trap Proximity 640-200-160-144-128-112 N/A
Blast Trap
Damage 480-150-120-108-96-84 N/A

Acquisition Details

Variant Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
Shock MetalShardsTransparent 20 MetalShardsTransparent 80 MetalShardsTransparent 10
Blast MetalShardsTransparent 22 MetalShardsTransparent 88 MetalShardsTransparent 11
Detonating Blast MetalShardsTransparent 25 MetalShardsTransparent 100 MetalShardsTransparent 12


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
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