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Horizon Forbidden West health potions - How to craft, types, and recipes

With this handy guide, you will learn about different health potions, their recipe, and how to craft them in Horizon Forbidden West.
Horizon Forbidden West health potions - How to craft, types, and recipes

Health Potion is one of the most used and important survival consumable items in a roleplaying game. And the latest entry in developers’ Guerilla Games Horizon series, Horizon Forbidden West, is no exception to that. 

Starting from the early game, you will find yourself in combat situations where a single hit from the enemy—even in Normal difficulty settings—will drain around 70% of your health points. You can use the Medicinal Herbs to get by. But, it cannot replace the health potions that instantly heal you whilst providing passive healing over time. 

Seeing the importance of health potions in Horizon Forbidden West, we have prepared a handy guide that shares everything you need to know about crafting different health potions in the game. 

How to craft health potions

How to craft health potions in Horizon Forbidden West
You can find the materials required to craft health potions, once you reach the Daunt. (Picture: Guerilla Games / Hritwik)

There are three different types of health potions, namely small, medium, and large health potions, that you can purchase or craft in Horizon Forbidden West using Hunter's Kit or a Workbench. 

Depending on the size of the health potion, you need different materials to craft them. Also, the amount of material required to craft a health potion sometimes differs depending on the crafting method. 

How to craft health potions in Horizon Forbidden West
Campfires in Horizon Forbidden West allow you to save your game progress and fast travel. It will come in handy while farming materials for crafting health potions. (Picture: Guerilla Games / Hritwik)

While crafting a health potion out in the wild using Aloy's Hunter's Kit, you can observe that sometimes it takes more materials to craft compared to the Workbench. This level of detail adds a more immersive touch to the crafting process of Horizon Forbidden West. 

How to craft health potions using Hunter's Kit in Horizon Forbidden West?

How to craft health potions in Horizon Forbidden West
Press the down d-pad button to open Hunter’s Kit. (Picture: Guerilla Games / Hritwik)

You can craft health potions on the field using Aloy's Hunter's Kit. For accessing the crafting menu, press and hold the down d-pad button on the DualSense controller.

Now, use the left and right d-pad buttons to cycle through items. After selecting the health potion, you want to craft, hold the X button to craft the respective potion. 

How to craft health potions using Workbench in Horizon Forbidden West?

How to craft health potions in Horizon Forbidden West
Interact with a Workbench and select the Potion Crafting menu to craft health potions. (Picture: Guerilla Games / Hritwik)

To craft a health potion using a Workbench, you have to visit any of the settlements or locations with a Workbench. Once you manage to find a Workbench, interact with it using the Triangle button to enter the upgrade and crafting menu.

Select the health potion that you want to craft. Now similar to before, hold the X button to craft the potion. 

Types of health potions and their crafting recipes in Horizon Forbidden West?

Below you will find the materials you need to craft every available health potion in Horizon Forbidden West.

  • Small Health Potion – Two Medicinal Berries and One Wild Meat

  • Medium Health Potion – Three Medicinal Berries, Three Wild Meat, and One Vigorstem

  • Large Health Potion – Five Medicinal Berries, Five Wild Meat, and One Fiberzest

How to find the resources required to craft health potions in Horizon Forbidden West?

How to craft health potions in Horizon Forbidden West
You can hunt down wild animals and birds to get Wild Meat, one of the key ingredients for crafting health potions. (Picture: Guerilla Games / Hritwik)

Medicinal Berries are one of the most common resources that you will come across everywhere you go. Just stand in an area in any part of the map and use the Focus pulse to scan the nearby environment, and you will find more than enough Medicinal Berries to craft the health potion. 

You can find Wild Meat by hunting down Boars, other animals, or birds found out in the wild. 

In case you are finding it hard to acquire wild meat. Go to a Workbench, select a health potion and then press and hold the Triangle button. Doing so will create a job for the respective potion, in short, a quest with markers on the map pointing out every material location.

How to craft health potions in Horizon Forbidden West
Here is an early location in the Daunt where you can find wild boars. (Picture: Guerilla Games / Hritwik)

Using this method, you can gather every material, including the Fiberzest or the Vigorstem, required to craft anything in Horizon Forbidden West.

And that's everything you need to know about crafting health potions in Horizon Forbidden West!

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