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Bandit Emblems

Concept art of bandit emblems.

"Anyone but a bandit clan would pull back now."
Petra Forgewoman

Bandits are humans who, usually having been cast out of their tribes, are living a nomadic life. They are as much an enemy to hunters as machines, though they are far less resilient.[1]

Locations

Bandits can be found in small groups all across the map, often near campfires or along designated roads and gorges. There are several Bandit Camps on the map where many bandits have gathered and fortified the area, creating a base that can be cleared out as an activity. The seven main Bandit Camps are:

Behavior

Bandits are hostile to all other parties. They will ambush and attack Aloy and other friendly tribes, as well as engage any machines. This can benefit the player greatly, as both parties end up being weakened, allowing for easy kills and looting. Bandits utilize many of same types of weaponry that most other humans use, such as bows and melee weapons. Some bandits can be seen carrying a special heavy weapon known as the Firespitter.

Enemy Archetypes

Melee

Unit Type HP Attack Type Damage Additional Info
Bandit Fighter 50 Light Attack 35 (up to x3 combo)
Strong Attack 80 (up to x2 combo)
Leaping Attack 120
Bandit Brawler 65 Explosion

+100 up to 2.5m

  • The tip of the explosive staff detonates on first successful contact for extra damage (one time only).
Light Attack 30 (up to x3 combo)
Strong Attack 80 (up to x2 combo)
Leaping Attack 100
Spin Attack 150
Double Spin Attack 100
Kick 150
Overhead Slam 150
Bandit Slugger 105/200FW Light Attack 65 (up to x3 combo)
  • Melee attacks disable the Shield-Weaver's shield in one hit, regardless of difficulty (FW only)
Strong Attack 156 (up to x2 combo)
Leaping Attack 195/240FW
Elite Bandit Fighter 200 Light Attack 70 (up to x3 combo)
  • Blocks light melee attacks after 1 attack instead of 2.
  • Shorter time between melee attacks.
Strong Attack 160 (up to x2 combo)
Leaping Attack 240

Ranged

Unit Type HP Attack Type Damage Additional Info
Bandit Sniper 35 Fire Arrow 70 Projectile
10 Fire damage
15 Fire severity
  • Perception range is increased by 5m when idle or suspicious and 40m when engaged in combat.
Bash/Kick 100
Bandit Thug 50 Hunter Arrow 50
Bash/Kick 100
Bandit Marksman 75/120FW Fire Arrow

91 Projectile
13 Fire damage
19.5 Fire severity

150 Projectile/Fire damage FW

Bash/Kick 130
Bandit Warrior 90/150FW Hardpoint Arrow 97.5/50FW
Bash/Kick 130
Elite Bandit Sniper 135 Explosive Arrow 39 Projectile
130 Explosive
  • Perception range is increased by 5m when idle or suspicious and 40m when engaged in combat.
  • Blocks light melee attacks after 1 attack instead of 2.
  • Perfect accuracy and faster rate of fire.
Bash/Kick 130
Elite Bandit Archer 160/400FW Hunter Arrow 100/150FW
  • Blocks light melee attacks after 1 attack instead of 2.
  • Faster dodging reaction when aimed at, and less time between dodges.
  • Higher accuracy and faster rate of fire.
  • Reinforced headpiece negates damage from headshots, knocked off after enough damage taken (FW only)
  • Hunter Arrows disable the Shield-Weaver's shield in one hit, regardless of difficulty (FW only)
Bash/Kick 200
Scanner BanditFW 200 Hunter Arrow 100
  • Periodically scans area at random if at a Bandit Camp entrance
  • Random chance of scanner malfunction and explosion if the wearer attempts to scan for Aloy after detecting her previously with their scanner; explosion kills the wearer and damages anyone nearby
  • Scanner can be overloaded by Shock Arrows, triggering an electrical explosion
Bash/Kick

Heavy

Unit Type HP Attack Type Damage

Additional Info

Bandit Heavy 125/350FW Firespitter 20 Projectile damage, 120 Explosive damage per shot
  • Blocks light melee attacks after 1 attack instead of 2.
  • Reinforced headpiece negates damage from headshots, knocked off after enough damage taken (FW only)
Bash/Kick 200
Elite Bandit Heavy 250 Firespitter 25 Projectile damage, 150 Explosive damage per shot
  • Blocks light melee attacks after 1 attack instead of 2.
  • Higher accuracy.
Bash/Kick 250
Bandit Brute 150 Precision Arrow 200
  • Uses the 'Triple Shot' skill
  • Blocks light melee attacks after 1 attack instead of 2.
Light Attack 140 (up to x3 combo)
Strong Attack 300 (up to x2 combo)
Leaping Attack 340
Kick 140
Overhead Slam 300
Elite Bandit Brute 300 Precision Arrow 200
  • Uses the 'Triple Shot' skill
  • Blocks light melee attacks after 1 attack instead of 2.
Light Attack 140 (up to x3 combo)
Strong Attack 300 (up to x2 combo)
Leaping Attack 340
Kick 140
Overhead Slam 300

Known Members

Trivia

  • For reasons unknown, bandits walk barefoot.

Gallery

References

  1. Game Informer #82: Woman vs. Machine
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