In Horizon Forbidden West, Glinthawks will attack players with elemental damage that can be devastating in the heat of a battle. A great way to combat these machines is to take out the part of their body that is responsible for these attacks. For the Frost Glinthawk, taking out its Chillwater Sac will result in its elemental damage being diminished, saving Aloy a lot of HP in battle.

Glinthawk’s information

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Strengths and Weaknesses

Players can attack machines with different kinds of elemental attacks. Elemental attacks in the game include Fire, Shock, Frost, Plasma, Purgewater, and Acid. The Glinthawk will be weak to damage from Fire and Shock attacks. They will be strong against damage from Frost attacks.

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Body Parts

There are a few different body parts on a Glinthawk and each one will drop different loot and deal different amounts of damage to the machine when attacked by players. The body parts on a Glinthawk are:

  • Body
  • Beak
  • Chillwater Sac


Machines in Horizon Forbidden West will drop different loot items, with many being specific to each kind of machine. Some can be looted from a fallen machine, while others will need to be removed (shot off with an arrow or removes with a hit from the spear) while the machine is still alive. The Glinthawk will drop a long list of loot items:

  • Chillwater (Uncommon) – Dropped from Body and Chillwater Sac
  • Metal Shards (Common) – Dropped from Body
  • Glinthawk Circulator* (Uncommon) – Dropped from Body
  • Machine Muscle (Uncommon) – Dropped from Body
  • Glinthawk Primary Nerve* (Uncommon) – Dropped from Body
  • Braided Wire (Common) – Dropped from Body
  • Small Machine Core (Uncommon) – Dropped from Body
  • Metal Bone (Rare) – Dropped from Body
  • Sturdy Hardplate (Common) – Dropped from Body
  • Glinthawk Beak* (Very Rare) – Dropped from Beak

*Loot items marked with an asterisk are exclusively dropped from the Glinthawk machine.


In Horizon Forbidden West, Cauldrons allow players to override the machines within that Cauldron once they have completed it. Completing a Cauldron usually means traversing through its dungeon-like corridors and facing off against a boss at the end. The Glinthawk is a part of the IOTA Overrides Cauldron.

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