How to defeat Shell-Walker in Horizon Forbidden West?

Detach its components first!

Horizon Forbidden West features a range of machines Aloy has faced previously in Zero Dawn. Players will need to know how to defeat them to harvest resources and progress through the campaign. The Shell-Walker is one of the Transport class machines in Horizon Forbidden West. These machines have energy shields and tend to shoot Shock attacks at Aloy from a distance.

In Horizon Forbidden West, every machine has specific weak points and is often vulnerable to special elemental damage. A Shell-Walker is a Medium-sized Transport machine with a few weak points like its Lightning Gun, Antenna, Power Generator, Shield Claw, and Cargo Holders. Shell-Walkers are weak against Acid-damage but resist Fire and Shock-damage.

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Players can try to detach components like Cargo Holders, Lightning Gun, Antenna, and Shield Claw by using Tear-arrows to get the loot from them. Destroying the machine without detaching these components will not fetch the best loot. The following components can be found after defeating a Shell-Walker:

  • Metal Shards
  • Machine Muscle
  • Medium Machine Core
  • Metal Bone
  • Sparker
  • Crystal Braiding
  • Sturdy Hardplate
  • Braided Wire
  • Shell-Walker Primary Nerve
  • Shell-Walker Circulator
  • Shell-Walker Lightning Gun

To override Shell-Walkers, players will need to visit Cauldron CHI located on the southwestern edge of the map near Sentinel Forest.

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