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Anglers wait in ambush for prey to come to them. Their glowing "lure" mimics the look of a flower common to the island.Loading screen hint

Anglers are creatures that appear in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

Characteristics

Biology

Anglers are aggressive creatures native to the Island. They are usually found living in swamps or rivers where lure weed is present, sometimes hiding under the surface to ambush prey. The fleshy bioluminescent growth atop its head (similar to an angler fishes illicium) acts as a camouflage for the predator, effectively disguising it as the surrounding lure weed to fool its prey.

The canonical origins of the angler are unknown. They share elements associated with very different real world animals (namely fish and amphibians) that could be their theoretical ancestors. Whether the name Angler is intended to imply they are directly related to anglerfish or whether it's in reference to their glowing lure as a convergent feature is impossible to say without statement from Bethesda.

Gameplay attributes

The angler is an aggressive creature with the ability to absorb the fog and spit it out like a fireball, inflicting incendiary damage to any target it is able to hit. In combat, they often rely on these long ranged attacks but have been observed to charge at their prey and use their claws, though often they will halt mid charge to use their preferred method.

With the means to use V.A.T.S., travelers can spot these creatures hiding among lure weed and avoid a surprise attack. Without this ability, the angler's illicium can be distinguished from the plant by the lack of leaves of a single appendage resting on the water's surface. Sometimes, the angler's head can be visible under the surface and mistaken for these leaves from afar but will remain submerged until the prey is close enough. Getting too close will alert the angler, causing it to spring from the water and engage.

Anglers' energy resistance is much higher than their damage resistance, making ballistic or melee weapons the preferable choice for engaging them in combat.

Variants

Angler

This is the common variant of the angler and is therefore the weakest. Mostly they are found hiding among lure weed, sometimes with other anglers.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Angler
xx009583
Level
15
Perception
6
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
60
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
BraveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
Fireball (0 Fire)

Lantern angler

FO4FH Angler1.png

An even stronger variant, with a more pronounced, bright lure.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Lantern angler
xx009588
Level
15
Perception
6
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
60
Energy Resistance
100
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
BraveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
Fireball (0 Fire)

Glowing angler

Glowing angler.png

The glowing angler is all around stronger than the common angler and has enough radiation in it that it emits a glow and deals radiation damage to those around it.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing angler
xx009584
Level
25
Perception
7
Hit Points
800
Damage Resistance
75
Energy Resistance
135
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
BraveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
Fireball (0 Fire)

Albino angler

Albino angler.png

The second strongest angler, a genetic deficiency has caused this angler to be white in color. This angler is found by higher level player characters.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Albino angler
xx009585
Level
37
Perception
8
Hit Points
1200
Damage Resistance
100
Energy Resistance
175
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
BraveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
Fireball (0 Fire)

Venomous angler

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Venomous anglers are the most powerful variant of their species. They level with the player character and are therefore immune to the Wasteland Whisperer perk.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Venomous angler
xx009586
Level
51+
Perception
9
Hit Points
1750+
Damage Resistance
125
Energy Resistance
230
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
BraveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
Fireball (0 Fire)

Appearances

Anglers appear only in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

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