Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 1

What are all the Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West? Which Outfit should you use, and where do you get them? In Horizon Forbidden West, there are dozens of Outfits for Aloy that give her unique resistances and perks. As part of our Horizon Forbidden West guide, we're going to show them all to you and explain their strengths and weaknesses.

Horizon Forbidden West: All Outfits, Armour, and Best Outfits to Use

Below, we're going to show you every outfit you can find in Horizon Forbidden West. We'll be explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each outfit, giving you a look at their stats and telling you what they're best suited for. We have sorted the below list by rarity and then by name.

These sets of clothes and armour give Aloy various boosts to her resistances, as well as augment her abilities in specific ways when fully upgraded. Upgrades cost Metal Shards and various machine components. To get the right materials, you will need to go out and hunt Machines. When you have the right resources, each outfit can be upgraded several times at a Workbench.

Most outfits in the game come with a headpiece of some kind. To learn how you can hide headgear, see our guide: Horizon Forbidden West: How Do You Remove Headpieces?

Uncommon Outfits

Despite the name, Uncommon Outfits are the lowest level Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West. These Outfits are perfectly suitable for the first few hours in the game.

Uncommon Outfits can be upgraded up to 3 times at Workbenches.

Carja Blazon

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Carja Blazon

Description: Worn by members of the Hunters Lodge, this showy garb is especially useful when it comes to laying traps for the unwary.

Class: Trapper

Where to Find It: Found inside a chest at Rebel Camp: Eastern Lie:

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 5
  • Impact: 5
  • Fire: 25
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 25
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 26
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Trap Limit: Place more traps and tripwires on the field at the same time.
  • +1 Skilled Salvager: Recover more and higher quality resources when deconstructing traps and tripwires.

Summary: The Carja Blazon outfit is a Trapper class outfit, making it most suited to players who like to lay down traps, such as using a Tripcaster. It allows you to lay down more traps at a time, and it comes with a Weave that lets you set traps more quickly. Quite a specialist armour, then, but will definitely come in handy for Hunters Lodge challenges.

Nora Anointed

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Nora Anointed

Description: Well-worn armor made with repurposed technology from an ancient lab. After losing its power source, it was modified to augment ranged combat.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Unlocked by default.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 5
  • Impact: 5
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 25
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 25
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Concentration Regen: Recover concentration faster.
  • +1 Potent Medicine: Medicinal Berries provide more healing and heal you faster.

Summary: The Nora Anointed outfit is the armour you start the game with, and as expected, is a good all-rounder. It's perfectly usable in the early hours as you'll run into Bristlebacks, who will use Acid attacks against you, and this outfit has good protection against that. It also gives your ranged attacks an edge, granting Aloy more concentration (slow-motion while aiming) and gaining more health from healing items. Perfect for beginners, then, but it's quickly bettered by other outfits.

Nora Champion

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Nora Champion

Description: With a blend of Nora fabric and ancient technology, this armor favors stealth and ranged combat.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Rewarded after completing the Side Quest, The Bristlebacks.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 25
  • Impact: 5
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 26
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Stealth Ranged+: Deal more ranged Impact damage while in stealth.
  • +1 Concentration+: Increase your concentration limit, prolonging use.


Summary: The Nora Champion outfit is another solid all-rounder that skews slightly towards a stealthy playstyle. It offers decent protection against melee damage, so it's useful against human opponents, and it has a nice bonus to firing arrows while in stealth.

Nora Huntress

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Nora Huntress

Description: The iconic outfit of a notable former outcast, tailor-made for stealthy hunting.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitchers in Chainscrape and Barren Light. Requires 85 Metal Shards and 1 Scrounger Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 5
  • Impact: 25
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 25
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Silent Strike Heal: Recover health when using Silent Strike.
  • +1 Low Profile: Reduce your visibility to enemies.


Summary: This outfit is actually Aloy's original clothing from Horizon Zero Dawn. In Horizon Forbidden West, the armour is repurposed as a stealthy outfit, buffing your sneaky abilities by reducing your visibility to enemies and granting you a heal when you perform Silent Strikes. While it's resistant to Impact (ranged) damage, it has very few strengths against elemental attacks. Use this outfit if you plan on taking down enemies quietly.

Oseram Explorer

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Oseram Explorer

Description: A traveler's attire, crafted for melee combat. No matter where the road leads, an Oseram explorer is always ready to brawl.

Class: Warrior

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitchers in Chainscrape and Barren Light. Requires 85 Metal Shards and 1 Burrower Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 23
  • Impact: 5
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 26
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Critical Strike+: Critical Strike deals more damage.
  • +1 Power Attack+: Power Attacks deal more damage.

Summary: The Oseram Explorer armour is focused on melee combat and little else. It protects you against incoming melee attacks while also enhancing Aloy's own melee abilities ā€” Critical Strikes and Power Attacks will deal more damage. The trade-off is that this outfit has almost no resistances to elemental attacks. As a result, this outfit is best suited to those who want to use the spear against enemies, particularly human foes.

Rare Outfits

Rare Outfits are a step above Uncommon Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West. These Outfits will come into play a little later when you've leveled up a bit and are facing some larger, more dangerous machines.

Rare Outfits can be upgraded up to four times at Workbenches.

Carja Shadow

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Carja Shadow

Description: Adapted from the armor of Shadow Carja Kestrels, this outfit emphasizes endurance and survivability.

Class: Survivor

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Plainsong and Scalding Spear. Requires 399 Metal Shards and 1 Longleg Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 40
  • Impact: 26
  • Fire: 25
  • Frost: -5
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 25
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2: Potent Medicine: Medicinal Berries provide more healing and heal you faster.
  • +2 Low Health Defense: Resist more damage when in the critical health state (below 25% Health).
  • +1 Medicine Capacity: Carry more Medicinal Berries in your Medicine Pouch.

Summary: The Carja Shadow outfit is all about keeping your health bar nice and, well, healthy. It doesn't have masses of resistance stats, but it makes up for that by keeping you alive with stronger healing berries and more of them.

Carja Wanderer

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Carja Wanderer

Description: The finely-crafted attire of a seasoned explorer and trapper.

Class: Trapper

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Scalding Spear and The Bulwark. Requires 399 Metal Shards and 1 Sunwing Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 24
  • Impact: 25
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 40
  • Purgewater: -5
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 26
  • +2 Low Health Regen: Automatically recover health sooner when in the critical health state (below 25% health).
  • +2 Quick Trapper: Place traps faster on the field.
  • +1 Resilient Trapper: Take less damage when triggering your own trap or tripwire.

Summary: A fairly well balanced outfit, the Carja Wanderer armor is ideal for players laying down traps for machines. The weakness to Purgewater means you'll have to pick your battles, but at least you'll regain health more quickly.

Nora Sentinel

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Nora Sentinel

Description: The garb of an accomplished Nora sharpshooter, worn by those who fought in the Red Raids.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Barren Light. Requires 399 Metal Shards and 1 Skydrifter Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 25
  • Impact: 38
  • Fire: 32
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 25
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: -10
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Concentration+: Increase your concentration limit, prolonging use.
  • +2 Stamina Regen: Recover Weapon Stamina faster.
  • +1 Stealth Ranged+: Deal more ranged Impact damage while in stealth.

Summary: This is a great early game outfit that somewhat supersedes the Nora Anointed default armour, although it doesn't offer the boost from health items. It has far better resistances overall, but you will need to be careful when dealing with machines using Acid attacks.

Oseram Arrow Breaker

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Oseram Arrow Breaker

Description: Studded leather armor designed for trapping and melee combat. Sturdy enough for a difficult delve.

Class: Warrior

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in The Bulwark. Requires 399 Metal Shards and 1 Widemaw Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 23
  • Impact: 27
  • Fire: -7
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 40
  • +2 Critical Strike+: Critical Strike deals more damage.
  • +2 Trap Limit: Place more traps and tripwires on the field at the same time.
  • +2 Melee Damage: Deal more damage with Light and Heavy attacks.
  • +1 Resilient Trapper: Take less damage when triggering your own trap or tripwire.

Summary: This outfit seems ideal for going up against humans with its melee-boosting skills, but it also has a very high defence against Plasma, so it'll be useful against certain machines too.

Oseram Wayfarer

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Oseram Wayfarer

Description: The lightweight garments of an Oseram survivalist. While extremely flexible, it still supports the Oseram's penchant for fighting up close and personal.

Class: Warrior

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Plainsong. Requires 399 Metal Shards and 1 Widemaw Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 26
  • Impact: 25
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: -4
  • Purgewater: 41
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 23
  • +2 Melee Damage: Deal more damage with Light and Heavy Attacks.
  • +2 Evader: Dodge roll more times before stumbling.
  • +1 Potion Proficiency: Health Potions provide more healing and all potions are faster to consume.

Summary: As a Warrior class outfit, this is ideal for players who like to use the spear as their primary weapon. With a buff to melee attacks and providing better health potions, it certainly plays nicely into that archetype. You'll need to watch out for any incoming Shock attacks, however.

Tenakth Marshal

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Marshal

Description: A Marshal must be adept at survival in the wilds, as well as turning the weapons of machines against them. This armor helps with both.

Class: Survivor

Where to Find It: Found in a Chest nearby the Arena, next to The Memorial Grove. You'll first be able to find it during the Main Mission, The Kulrut. Here is its location:

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 26
  • Impact: 24
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: -8
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 40
  • +2 Heavy Weapon+: Deal more damage while using a heavy weapon.
  • +2 Stealth Tear+: Deal more Tear damage while in stealth, increasing the ability to remove an enemy's armor and parts from machines.
  • +2 Low Health Regen: Automatically recover health sooner when in the critical health state (below 25% health).
  • +1 Low Health Defense: Resist more damage when in the critical health state (below 25% health).

Summary: With the skills this outfit provides, it seems ideal for stripping heavy weapons from large machines and then using them against enemies. This is a decent tactic, although it's offset by a lack of strong defences against elemental damage.

Utaru Harvester

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Harvester

Description: Utaru harvesters reap more than mere crops. This traditional woven outfit bolsters ranged combat while in stealth.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Plainsong, Scalding Spear, and The Bulwark. Requires 399 Metal Shards and 1 Shell-Walker Circulator to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 25
  • Impact: 26
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 31
  • Shock: -4
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 39
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Low Profile: Reduce your visibility to enemies.
  • +2 Stealth Ranged+: Deal more ranged Impact damage while in stealth.
  • +1 Weapon Stamina+: Increase your Weapon Stamina limit.

Summary: If you fancy sticking to the tall grass and picking enemies off, Utaru Harvester is a solid option. As long as you can avoid Shock damage, you should stay out of harm's way pretty handily with this, and the Weapon Stamina boost is a nice bonus.

Utaru Whisperer

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Description: Artisanal attire woven for quiet kills, improving Silent Strike.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Acquired during the Main Quest, The Dying Lands. The Utaru Whisperer outfit is found inside this chest:

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Whisperer 2

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 25
  • Impact: 27
  • Fire: 42
  • Frost: 26
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: -7
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Silent Strike Gain: Recover Weapon Stamina and earn additional valor when using Silent Strike.
  • +2 Silent Strike Heal: Recover health when using Silent Strike.
  • +1 Quiet Spear: Melee attacks are quieter, reducing the chance of being detected by nearby enemies.

Summary: Here's another great outfit for those that prefer the sneaky approach. With this equipped, your Silent Strikes have some nice additional benefits. It's no good if you're up against enemies using Acid attacks, but if you stay in stealth, you'll be laughing.

Very Rare Outfits

Very Rare Outfits are a cut above Rare Outfits, and will see you through to the latter stages of the game. Very Rare Outfits can be upgraded up to five times at Workbenches.

Carja Behemoth Trapper

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Carja Behemoth Trapper

Description: Plated armor for the elite trapper. Crafted from Behemoth components, it offers enhancements for trap deployment and deconstruction.

Class: Trapper

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Costs 945 Metal Shards, 1 Rollerback Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 41
  • Impact: 40
  • Fire: 35
  • Frost: 30
  • Shock: 40
  • Purgewater: -5
  • Acid: 40
  • Plasma: -5
  • +2 Smoke Bomb Capacity: Carry more Smoke Bombs.
  • +2 Trap Limit: Place more traps and tripwires on the field at the same time.
  • +2 Skilled Salvager: Recover more and higher quality resources when deconstructing traps and tripwires.
  • +2 Quiet Movement: Move more quietly, reducing the chance of detection by enemies.

Summary: One of the game's best outfits for those who like to utitlise traps against machines. Fully upgraded, it's resistant to most elements and the additional skills will turn you into a trapping expert.

Carja Trader

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Carja Trader

Description: Sophisticated apparel for highbrow trappers who seek to maximize profits from their quarry.

Class: Trapper

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Legacy's Landfall. Costs 945 Metal Shards, 1 Sunwing Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 35
  • Impact: 40
  • Fire: 40
  • Frost: -5
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 36
  • Acid: -5
  • Plasma: 55
  • +2 Trap Limit: Place more traps and tripwires on the field at the same time.
  • +2 Skilled Salvager: Recover more and higher quality resources when deconstructing traps and tripwires.
  • +2 Shard Salvager: Gain more Metal Shards from disassembling resources.
  • +2 Food Duration: Skill boosts and other effects from food last longer.

Summary: Another great outfit for fans of traps, this one puts more of an emphasis on resource recovery.

Nora Tracker

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Nora Tracker

Description: Quilted from soft hide, this garment allows for stealthy movement and improved Silent Strikes.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Costs 945 Metal Shards, 1 Dreadwing Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 35
  • Impact: 36
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 40
  • Shock: 55
  • Purgewater: -5
  • Acid: -5
  • Plasma: 40
  • +2 Low Profile: Reduce your visibility to enemies.
  • +2 Quiet Movement: Move more quietly, reducing the chance of detection by enemies.
  • +2 Quiet Spear: Melee attacks are quieter, reducing the chance of being detected by nearby enemies.
  • +2 Silent Strike+: Silent Strike deals more damage.

Summary: A super sneaky outfit for situations that call for stealth. With the skills it brings to the table, those elemental weaknesses shouldn't be a problem.

Nora Valiant

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Nora Valiant

Description: The garb of a valiant warrior, useful for gaining the upper hand in ranged encounters.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Sold by the Hunter in Lowland's Path and the Stitcher in Legacy's Landfall. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Clamberjaw Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 40
  • Impact: 55
  • Fire: 40
  • Frost: 5
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 36
  • Acid: 35
  • Plasma: -5
  • +2 Concentration Regen: Recover Concentration faster.
  • +2 Concentration+: Increase your Concentration limit, prolonging use.
  • +2 Weapon Stamina+: Increase your Weapon Stamina limit.
  • +2 Stamina Regen: Recover Weapon Stamina faster.

Summary: This will likely become a favourite with its strong resistances to physical damage and extra Concentration gains. A great all-rounder outfit for the late game.

Oseram Forester

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Description: A highly versatile outfit tailored for the battlefield specialist. Sometimes even an Oseram needs to stay one step ahead of her foes.

Class: Warrior

Where to Find It: Located inside a chest within The Spinebreak. You'll find it during the Side Quest, Breaking Even. Make your way through this area from the west side. You will eventually come to an open area where you must fight a Rockbreaker. Once done, find the chest in the following position:

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 41
  • Impact: 40
  • Fire: 34
  • Frost: -4
  • Shock: -5
  • Purgewater: 55
  • Acid: 36
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Melee Damage: Deal more damage with Light and Heavy Attacks.
  • +2 Stamina Regen: Recover Weapon Stamina faster.
  • +2 Weapon Stamina+: Increase your Weapon Stamina limit.
  • +2 Resonator Blast+: Deal more damage with Resonator Blasts.

Summary: This outfit does put a slight emphasis on melee combat, but the Weapon Stamina perks mean it's pretty useful whatever weapons you're using. A solid outfit you can wear for most fights ā€” just watch out for its weaknesses against Frost and Shock.

Oseram Striker

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Oseram Striker

Description: Insulated Oseram freebooter armor, augmented to improve the Resonator Blast melee technique.

Class: Warrior

Where to Find It: Sold by the Hunter in the small encampment just west of The Base and by the Hunter in Fall's Edge. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Rollerback Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 37
  • Impact: 38
  • Fire: 42
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 37
  • Purgewater: 0
  • Acid: 54
  • Plasma: 2
  • +2 Energized Duration: Targets remain energized longer.
  • +2 Resonator Blast+: Deal more damage with Resonator Blasts.
  • +2 Resonator Buildup: Energize your spear faster.
  • +2 Critical Strike: Critical Strike deals more damage.

Summary: This outfit is all about melee. It has some super strong resistances, but more importantly, it seriously beefs up Aloy's ability to use Resonator Blasts, which are one of her strongest melee moves.

Oseram Vanguard

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Oseram Vanguard

Description: Armor made for Sun-King Avad's personal guard. Ring-locked Vanguard steel is renowned for its durability and strength in melee combat.

Class: Survivor

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Legacy's Landfall. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Snapmaw Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 54
  • Impact: 41
  • Fire: -7
  • Frost: 38
  • Shock: -4
  • Purgewater: 35
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 37
  • +2 Low Health Melee: Melee attacks deal more damage when you are dangerously wounded.
  • +2 Valor On Impact: Gain valor when hit by enemies.
  • +2 Potion Proficiency: Health Potions provide more healing and all potions are faster to consume.
  • +2 Power Attack+: Power Attacks deal more damage.

Summary: Oseram Vanguard has some great resistances and emphasises keeping Aloy's health bar healthy. Dealing more damage when low on HP, gaining valor when hit, and a boost to health potions make this a risky but strong outfit.

Sobeck's Raiment

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Sobeck's Raiment

Description: A Quen ceremonial raiment made to honor the Ancestor Elisabet Sobeck, so-called "Assistant" to Ted Faro.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Obtained during the Main Quest, Faro's Tomb.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 37
  • Impact: 39
  • Fire: 47
  • Frost: -7
  • Shock: 32
  • Purgewater: -4
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Valor Surge Master: Build up valor faster.
  • +2 Deep Concentration: Concentration depletes more slowly, prolonging use.
  • +2 Stamina Regen: Recover Weapon Stamina faster.
  • +2 Lasting Override: Increase the amount of time a machine remains overridden.
  • +2 Weapon Stamina+: Increase your Weapon Stamina limit.

Summary: This unusual outfit may not have the best resistances, but its skills make it a very useful armor nonetheless. It provides handy boosts for using Weapon Techniques, Valor Surges, and machine overrides, making it a pretty versatile outfit.

Tenakth Dragoon

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Dragoon

Description: Ceremonial Lowland armor, augmented to improve mounted combat.

Class: Machine Master

Where to Find It: Sold by the Hunter in Fall's Edge and the Stitcher in Legacy's Landfall. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Stalker Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 38
  • Impact: 32
  • Fire: 41
  • Frost: -3
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 35
  • Acid: 55
  • Plasma: -3
  • +2 Mounted Archer: Deal more damage while on a mount.
  • +2 Efficient Repair: Repair damaged overridden machines for less Metal Shards.
  • +2 Machine Health: Overridden machines have more health.
  • +2 Mounted Defense: Take less damage while mounted.

Summary: This outfit goes hard on overriding machines and engaging in combat while mounted. It's quite a niche style but there can be great benefits to riding machines, using them to tank hits.

Tenakth High Marshal

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth High Marshal

Description: A gift from Chief Hekarro. Such armor is only worn by those he trusts completely to keep the peace.

Class: Mixed Gear

Where to Find It: Obtained upon completion of the Main Quest, The Wings of the Ten.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 40
  • Impact: 40
  • Fire: -4
  • Frost: 56
  • Shock: 35
  • Purgewater: -5
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 33
  • +2 Resonator Blast+: Deal more damage with Resonator Blasts.
  • +2 Melee Damage: Deal more damage with Light and Heavy Attacks.
  • +2 Low Health Melee: Melee attacks deal more damage when you are dangerously wounded.
  • +2 Mounted Archer: Deal more damage while on a mount.

Summary: A great outfit with some very strong resistances, this one puts melee combat in the focus, although the mounted archer perk gives you an upper hand while riding a machine, too.

Tenakth Marauder

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Marauder

Description: Fearsome armor for those who know how to contain their own agony and then inflict it on enemies.

Class: Warrior

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Costs 945 Metal Shards, 1 Frostclaw Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 53
  • Impact: 42
  • Fire: 32
  • Frost: -8
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: -7
  • Acid: 41
  • Plasma: 36
  • +2 Low Health Melee: Melee attacks deal more damage when you are dangerously wounded.
  • +2 Power Attack+: Power Attacks deal more damage.
  • +2 Melee Damage: Deal more damage with Light and Heavy Attacks.
  • +2 Valor On Impact: Gain valor when hit by enemies.

Summary: Another glass cannon style outfit, this one rewards fearless players with increased damage while on the brink of death while beefing up Aloy's melee attacks.

Tenakth Reaver

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Reaver

Description: The garb of a reaver, who thrives when injured, channeling their pain into battle rage and bloodlust.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Rewarded for completing the Side Quest, The Blood Choke.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 32
  • Impact: 40
  • Fire: 37
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: -3
  • Purgewater: 56
  • Acid: -5
  • Plasma: 42
  • +2 Valor On Impact: Gain valor when hit by enemies.
  • +2 Low Health Valor: Earn more valor when in the critical health state (25% Health).
  • +2 Stamina Regen: Recover Weapon Stamina faster.
  • +2 Weapon Stamina+: Increase your Weapon Stamina limit.

Summary: A reasonably well balanced outfit that encourages risky play, rewarding you for having low health. Not a bad option for those who like to get stuck in and engage in dangerous close-quarters fights.

Tenakth Recon

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Description: This light armor is ideal for scouting herds and overriding machines.

Class: Machine Master

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Costs 945 Metal Shards, 1 Behemoth Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 38
  • Impact: 40
  • Fire: -5
  • Frost: 53
  • Shock: 34
  • Purgewater: -5
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 36
  • +2 Machine Damage: Overridden machines deal more damage.
  • +2 Machine Health: Overridden machines have more health.
  • +2 Lasting Override: Increase the amount of time a machine remains overridden.
  • +2 Quiet Movement: Move more quietly reducing the chance of detection by enemies.

Summary: A unique outfit that goes hard on overriding machines. One perk makes it easier to sneak up on machines, and the others seriously crank up their effectiveness when overridden. A great outfit if you want the machines battling for you.

Tenakth Skirmisher

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Skirmisher

Description: The garb of a battle-tested archer, accustomed to channeling rage and pain into deadly precision.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Scalding Spear. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Sunwing Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 36
  • Impact: 55
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: -4
  • Shock: 36
  • Purgewater: 41
  • Acid: -4
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Low Health Ranged: Ranged attacks deal more damage when you are dangerously wounded.
  • +2 Low Health Valor: Earn more valor when in the critical health state (25% health).
  • +2 Valor Surge Master: Build up valor faster.
  • +2 Concentration Regen: Recover Concentration faster.
  • +2 Weapon Stamina+: Increase your Weapon Stamina limit.

Summary: This outfit is one of high risk, high reward. You'll benefit from being in a low health state, essentially meaning you'll be more powerful the lower your health is. Best to avoid enemies using Frost or Acid attacks, but this is otherwise a very strong outfit.

Tenakth Sky Climber

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Sky Climber

Description: The reassembled armor of the first Tenakth to take flight, granting increased concentration and consumable potency.

Class: Survivor

Where to Find It: Rewarded after completing the Errand Quest, First to Fly.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 39
  • Impact: 33
  • Fire: 40
  • Frost: 36
  • Shock: 57
  • Purgewater: -5
  • Acid: -5
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Concentration+: Increase your Concentration limit, prolonging use.
  • +2 Concentration Regen: Recover Concentration faster.
  • +2 Potent Medicine: Medicinal Berries provide more healing and heal you faster.
  • +2 Food Duration: Skill boosts and other effects from food last longer.

Summary: This is a really nicely rounded outfit, save for its weaknesses to one or two elements. The Concentration boost is super handy for ranged combat, and the boost to healing is always welcome.

Tenakth Vindicator

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Vindicator

Description: Plated Desert Clan armor, traditionally worn by high-ranking raiders. Augmented to exploit elemental effects.

Class: Mixed Gear

Where to Find It: Rewarded after completing the Side Quest, The Deluge.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 41
  • Impact: 37
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 37
  • Shock: 0
  • Purgewater: 55
  • Acid: -2
  • Plasma: -5
  • +2 Weapon Stamina+: Increase your Weapon Stamina limit.
  • +2 Valor Surge Master: Build up valor faster.
  • +2 Critical Strike+: Critical Strike deals more damage.
  • +2 Resilient Trapper: Take less damage when triggering your own trap or tripwire.
  • +2 Silent Strike Gain: Recover Weapon Stamina and earn additional valor when using Silent Strike.

Summary: A strong outfit with an emphasis on gaining Weapon Stamin and valor, letting you more often take advantage of Weapon Techniques and Valor Surges respectively. It's an outfit that could feasibly be used with most playstyles, although you will need to be careful around machines using Acid or Plasma attacks.

Utaru Gravesinger

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Gravesinger

Description: A Gravesinger may soothe fallen comrades, but they bring enemies no solace. This flexible outfit is well suited for mobility and archery.

Class: Mixed Gear

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Legacy's Landfall. Costs 945 Metal Shards, 1 Dreadwing Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 41
  • Impact: 40
  • Fire: -3
  • Frost: 55
  • Shock: -7
  • Purgewater: 32
  • Acid: 38
  • Plasma: 0
  • +2 Evader: Dodge roll more times before stumbling.
  • +2 Smoke Bomb Capacity: Carry more Smoke Bombs.
  • +2 Concentration Regen: Recover Concentration faster.
  • +2 Potion Proficiency: Health Potions provide more healing and all potions are faster to consume.

Summary: This is an excellent all-round outfit that's useful in most situations. Aside from a couple of elemental weaknesses, this is a great outfit you can wear for the remainder of the game.

Utaru Hardweave

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Hardweave

Description: This armor employs a resin-coated weave for extra protection, with augmentations for stealth and ranged combat.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Sold by the Hunter in Lowland's Path and the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Stalker Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 34
  • Impact: 36
  • Fire: 56
  • Frost: -8
  • Shock: 42
  • Purgewater: -5
  • Acid: 38
  • Plasma: 40
  • +2 Silent Strike+: Silent Strike deals more damage.
  • +2 Stealth Ranged+: Deal more ranged Impact damage while in stealth.
  • +2 Valor Surge Master: Build up valor faster

Summary: A very strong defensive outfit, the Utaru Hardweave is ideal for more cautious players. It's resistant to most elements, but has fewer skills as a trade off. If you prefer playing stealthily, this is one of your better options.

Utaru Protector

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Protector

Description: Using resin-coated hardweave, this armor is designed for survivability in the wilds.

Class: Survivor

Where to Find It: Rewarded after completing the Side Quest, Forbidden Legacy. Complete this Side Quest, and then, after some time has passed, Alva will return to Legacy's Landfall. When you talk to her, she will give you this outfit.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 39
  • Impact: 41
  • Fire: -4
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: 36
  • Purgewater: 55
  • Acid: -5
  • Plasma: 34
  • +2 Low Health Regen: Automatically recover health sooner when in the critical health state (below 25% Health).
  • +2 Low Health Defense: Resist more damage when in the critical health state (below 25% Health).
  • +2 Potion Proficiency: Health Potions provide more healing and all potions are faster to consume.
  • +2 Second Chance: Gain a chance to survive a killing blow when in the critical health state (below 25% Health). Ability has a delay before it can repeat.

Summary: This is a relatively strong outfit in terms of resistances but it really comes into its own with those low health skills. If you play risky and are always at low health, or if you find yourself struggling to survive, this is a great option.

Utaru Ritesinger

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Ritesinger

Description: Ritesingers must master combat as well as ritual. This ensemble augments stealth, ranged combat, and survivability.

Class: Survivor

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Ravager Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 41
  • Impact: 41
  • Fire: 0
  • Frost: 36
  • Shock: -4
  • Purgewater: 56
  • Acid: 36
  • Plasma: -4
  • +2 Stealth Ranged+: Deal more ranged Impact damage while in stealth.
  • +2 Second Chance: Gain a chance to survive a killing blow when in the critical health state (below 25% Health). Ability has a delay before it can repeat.
  • +2 Deep Concentration: Concentration depletes more slowly, prolonging use.
  • +2 Food Duration: Skill boosts and other effects from food last longer.

Summary: Utaru Ritesinger is classed as a Survivor outfit, which means it emphasises keeping you alive. The unique Second Chance skill means you have a chance to survive a killing hit, and your ranged combat will be deadlier while in stealth. A decent outfit that fits more than one situation.

Utaru Thresher

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Thresher

Description: The hardened armor of Utaru machine hunters. Made for durability and mobility, it is ideal for use with heavy weapons.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Scalding Spear. Requires 945 Metal Shards, 1 Sunwing Circulator, and 1 Large Machine Core to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 40
  • Impact: 36
  • Fire: 23
  • Frost: 35
  • Shock: 53
  • Purgewater: -7
  • Acid: 0
  • Plasma: 41
  • +2 Concentration+: Increase your Concentration limit, prolonging use.
  • +2 Heavy Lifter: Move faster while using a heavy weapon.
  • +2 Heavy Weapon+: Deal more damage while using a heavy weapon.
  • +2 Evader: Dodge roll more times before stumbling.

Summary: This is a very well balanced outfit that will come into its own when fighting the game's biggest machines. The ability to move faster and deal more damage while wielding heavy weapons are great perks for fighting machines, and it has at least some resistance to most elemental attacks. Its only real weakness is Purgewater. That aside, this is probably one of the stronger outfits in Horizon Forbidden West.

Utaru Warden

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Warden

Description: The Utaru protect their woodlands as zealously as their fields. Wardens must be adept at both stealth and surprise.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Rewarded after completing the Side Quest, The Second Verse. You will need to talk to Zo after the mission is complete to receive the outfit.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 36
  • Impact: 41
  • Fire: -7
  • Frost: 0
  • Shock: -7
  • Purgewater: 52
  • Acid: 39
  • Plasma: 31
  • +2 Silent Strike Gain: Recover weapon stamina and earn additional valor when using Silent Strike.
  • +2 Silent Strike+: Silent Strike deals more damage.
  • +2 Silent Strike Heal: Recover health when using Silent Strike.
  • +2 Smoke Bomb Capacity: Carry more Smoke Bombs.

Summary: This outfit goes all-in on Silent Strikes, making it an ideal stealth costume. All those Silent Strike perks really power them up and the additional smoke bombs will put you back into stealth if you're discovered.

Legendary Outfits

Legendary Outfits are the top class of Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West, boasting the best resistances and perks in exchange for hard-to-get upgrade materials. Legendary Outfits can be upgraded up to five times at Workbenches.

Carja Stalker Elite

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Carja Stalker Elite

Description: The ultimate armor for the trapper's arts, fitted with reflective plating from a Stalker.

Class: Trapper

Where to Find It: Sold by Dukkah at The Maw of the Arena. Costs 54 Arena Medals to purchase. Earn Arena Medals by completing challenges in The Arena.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 55
  • Impact: 55
  • Fire: -5
  • Frost: 65
  • Shock: 55
  • Purgewater: 55
  • Acid: -5
  • Plasma: 55
  • +2 Trap Limit: Place more traps and tripwires on the field at the same time.
  • +2 Quick Trapper: Place traps faster on the field.
  • +2 Smoke Bomb Capacity: Carry more Smoke Bombs.
  • +2 Nimble Crafter: Craft tools, traps, and potions faster
  • +2 Low Profile: Reduce your visibility to enemies.
  • +2 Quiet Movement: Move more quietly, reducing the chance of detection by enemies.

Summary: An excellent outfit, fantastic for laying traps and catching enemies by surprise. Its perks not only help you when laying traps, but also help to keep you in stealth, making this a great sneaky outfit too.

Nora Thunder Warrior

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Nora Thunder Warrior

Description: The ultimate ranged combat armor, as fearsome as the Thunderjaw that inspired it.

Class: Hunter

Where to Find It: Sold by Dukkah at The Maw of the Arena. Costs 54 Arena Medals to purchase. Earn Arena Medals by completing challenges in The Arena.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 55
  • Impact: 65
  • Fire: 55
  • Frost: -5
  • Shock: 55
  • Purgewater: 55
  • Acid: 39
  • Plasma: -5
  • +2 Concentration+: Increase your Concentration limit, prolonging use.
  • +2 Deep Concentration: Concentration depletes more slowly prolonging use.
  • +2 Concentration Regen: Recover Concentration faster.
  • +2 Stamina Regen: Recover Weapon Stamina faster.
  • +2 Stealth Ranged+: Deal more ranged Impact damage while in stealth.
  • +2 Heavy Weapon+: Deal more damage while using a heavy weapon.

Summary: This is one of the best outfits in the game, if not the best. Excellent resistances cover most of your bases, and the boosts to Concentration give you way more time to line up shots. As you spend most combat encounters at mid-range, this is ideal.

Oseram Artificer

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Oseram Artificer

Description: From scrap to supremacy... thanks to Keruf's Salvage Unlimited.

Class: Warrior

Where to Find It: Rewarded after completing Keruf's Salvage Unlimited and all related Salvage Contracts.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances Skills
  • Melee: 65
  • Impact: 55
  • Fire: 55
  • Frost: -5
  • Shock: 53
  • Purgewater: 55
  • Acid: 56
  • Plasma: -5
  • +2 Power Attack+: Power Attacks deal more damage.
  • +2 Resonator Buildup: Energize your spear faster.
  • +2 Resonator Damage: Deal more damage when energizing a target.
  • +2 Valor Surge Master: Build up valor faster.
  • +2 Resonator Blast+: Deal more damage with Resonator Blasts.
  • +2 Energized Duration: Targets remain energized longer.

Summary: If you just like to smack things, this outfit is for you. With mostly great resistances (particularly against melee), this puts all emphasis on spear attacks and Resonator Blasts.

Tenakth Tactician

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Tactician

Description: The ultimate armor for controlling machines. Play the battlefield like a Machine Strike board.

Class: Machine Master

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Costs 2,000 Metal Shards, 1 Thunderjaw Circultor, and 1 Apex Slitherfang Heart to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances
Skills
  • Melee: 55
  • Impact: 55
  • Fire: 65
  • Frost: 53
  • Shock: 55
  • Purgewater: -3
  • Acid: -5
  • Plasma: 55
  • +2 Lasting Override: Increase the amount of time a machine remains overridden.
  • +2 Machine Elemental+: Overridden machines deal more damage with elemental attacks.
  • +2 Machine Health: Overridden machines have more health.
  • +2 Quiet Movement: Move more quietly, reducing the chance of detection by enemies.
  • +2 Mounted Archer: Deal more damage while on a mount.
  • +2 Mounted Defense: Take less damage while mounted.

Summary: This outfit really is the ultimate outfit if you like to override machines and have them fight on your behalf. It has great resistances, but the skills mean you can really use machines in your own favour ā€” an interesting alternative outfit.

Tenakth Vanquisher

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Tenakth Vanquisher

Description: The ultimate reaver armor. The more you bleed, the more your enemies do.

Class: Survivor

Where to Find It: Sold by Dukkah at The Maw of the Arena. Costs 54 Arena Medals to purchase. Earn Arena Medals by completing challenges in The Arena.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances
Skills
  • Melee: 53
  • Impact: 54
  • Fire: -5
  • Frost: 56
  • Shock: 57
  • Purgewater: 55
  • Acid: 65
  • Plasma: -5
  • +2 Low Health Valor: Earn more valor when in the critical health state (25% Health).
  • +2 Low Health Melee: Melee attacks deal more damage when you are dangerously wounded.
  • +2 Low Health Defense: Resist more damage when in the critical health state (below 25% Health).
  • +2 Evader: Dodge roll more times before stumbling.
  • +2 Low Health Ranged: Ranged attacks deal more damage when you are dangerously wounded.
  • +2 Valor Surge Master: Build up valor faster.

Summary: If you find yourself constantly on the fringe of defeat, this outfit is as good as it gets. The low health skills will all give you a boost in key areas, and you'll earn valor quickly, letting you do Valor Surges more often. If you enjoy a risky strategy, get this outfit.

Utaru Winterweave

Horizon Forbidden West Outfits Armour Guide PS5 PS4 Utaru Winterweave

Description: The ultimate outfit for stealth mastery. Lethal as jagged ice, quiet as falling snow.

Class: Infiltrator

Where to Find It: Sold by the Stitcher in Thornmarsh. Costs 2,000 Metal Shards, 1 Tremortusk Circultor, and 1 Apex Dreadwing Heart to purchase.

Stats (Fully Upgraded)

Resistances
Skills
  • Melee: 55
  • Impact: 55
  • Fire: -4
  • Frost: 55
  • Shock: 56
  • Purgewater: 54
  • Acid: -7
  • Plasma: 65
  • +2 Quiet Movement: Move more quietly, reducing the chance of detection by enemies.
  • +2 Quiet Spear: Melee attacks are quieter, reducing the chance of being detected by nearby enemies.
  • +2 Low Profile: Reduce your visibility to enemies.
  • +2 Smoke Bomb Capacity: Carry more Smoke Bombs.
  • +2 Silent Strike+: Silent Strike deals more damage.
  • +2 Silent Strike Heal: Recover health when using Silent Strike.

Summary: As you can tell, this is the best outfit in the game as far as stealth is concerned. All those skills build towards a very sneaky Aloy, while the resistances are pretty damn strong once you are spotted.


That's our guide on all the Outfits in Horizon Forbidden West. Which Outfit is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below, and check out our huge Horizon Forbidden West guide for lots more help and information on the game.