The Banuk Werak is an outfit in Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds.


"Insulated and treated with medicinal oils, this survivalist gear provides slow health recovery over time."
―Banuk Werak Runner inventory description
"An imposing outfit made equally for ceremony and extreme survival. Provides health recovery over time."
―Banuk Werak Chieftain inventory description

The Banuk Werak outfit is produced by the Banuk tribe, and allows the wearer to regenerate health over time.

This outfit can be obtained in Runner or Chieftain varieties, with an increasing number of mod slots and potency of effects. In The Frozen Wilds New Game+, the Chieftain variant of this outfit is replaced by a Chieftain Adept version with an additional modification slot.


Equipping will grant Aloy passive health regeneration. Best used when exploring, or in combat against weaker enemies. The outfit is also useful to heal outside combat, saving medicines and potions for more pressing situations that require instant health restoration.

A more daring use of the outfit is taking advantage of the passive healing bonus to deal with the shortcoming of the Stormslinger, which can injure Aloy at higher level of charge, allowing for more extensive use of the weapon.

Outfit Stats

Rarity Effects Mod slots
Banuk Werak RunnerFW Uncommon Slow health regeneration 0
Banuk Werak ChieftainFW Very rare Rapid health regeneration 2
Banuk Werak Chieftain AdeptFW NG+ Very rare Rapid health regeneration 3

Acquisition Details

Sources Regular Cost Ultra Hard Cost Sell Value
RunnerFW Bluegleam
MetalShardsTransparent 1,000
10 Desert Glass
10 Slagshine Glass
MetalShardsTransparent 5,000
20 Dessert Glass
20 Slagshine Glass
MetalShardsTransparent 25
ChieftainFW Aratak Defeat Aratak[note 1] Defeat Aratak[note 1] MetalShardsTransparent 100
MetalShardsTransparent 2,200
1 Squirrel Skin
1 Goat Skin
1 Badger Skin
MetalShardsTransparent 11,000
2 Squirrel Skin
2 Goat Skin
2 Badger Skin
Chieftain AdeptFW NG+ Bluegleam
MetalShardsTransparent 4,400
2 Squirrel Skin
2 Goat Skin
2 Badger Skin
MetalShardsTransparent 22,000
4 Squirrel Skin
4 Goat Skin
4 Badger Skin
MetalShardsTransparent 100
  1. 1.0 1.1 The basic Chieftain version is originally obtained from completing the side quest For the Werak. If playing on New Game+, the Adept version then becomes available for purchase from the Bluegleam Merchants of the Cut.
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