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For an overview of ant variants, see Giant ant.

 
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Ants are creatures that appear in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Unlike their Capital Wasteland and Mojave Wasteland counterparts, the species of ants found around Nuka-World are relatively small, more comparable to those found in Northern California and Broken Hills with larger specimens being around the same size as a medium-large sized radroach. Large and small forager ants make up the bulk of their colonies, while soldier ants guard them to apply defense. Small, flight-enabled swarms also exist and act together as if by a hive mind in the group.

All in all, ants are not a serious threat, only being dangerous when swarming the player character due to encroachment of their territories.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Ants can be found around ant nests, some walking outside while others may be sitting on top of the nest itself.

Ants are almost always found in groups consisting of both flying and normal ants. They do not pose a very big threat, as they do little damage.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Small forager ant[edit | edit source]

FO4 Small Forager Ant.jpg

Small forager ants are the weakest variant of ants. They appear mostly around ant nests.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Small forager ant
xx00ce60
Level
10
Perception
4
Hit Points
5
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Small soldier ant[edit | edit source]

FO4 Small Soldier Ant.jpg

Small soldier ants have slightly more health than small forager ants, but still pose very little threat to the player character.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Small soldier ant
xx0201df
Level
10
Perception
4
Hit Points
10
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Small glowing ant[edit | edit source]

FO4 Small Glowing Ant.jpg

Small glowing ants have more HP than small soldier ants and also inflict minor radiation damage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Small glowing ant
xx0201de
Level
10
Perception
4
Hit Points
20
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Forager ant[edit | edit source]

Fo4NW Forager ant.png

The most basic type of ants, the forager ant has low HP and low damage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Forager ant
xx0201e6
Level
20
Perception
4
Hit Points
78
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Soldier ant[edit | edit source]

Fo4NW Soldier ant.png

Soldier ants have more HP and are more aggressive than forager ants. They have a darker color in appearance compared to forager ants.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Soldier ant
xx0201e7
Level
20
Perception
4
Hit Points
100
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Glowing ant[edit | edit source]

Fo4NW Glowing ant.png

A glowing ant has slightly more HP than a soldier ant and inflict a small amount of radiation damage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing ant
xx0201e8
Level
20
Perception
4
Hit Points
180
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Overgrown forager ant[edit | edit source]

FO4 Overgrown Forager Ant.jpg

Overgrown forager ants are bigger and faster than normal forager and soldier ants, along with a larger health pool.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Overgrown forager ant
xx0201e9
Level
30
Perception
4
Hit Points
150
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Overgrown soldier ant[edit | edit source]

FO4 Overgrown Soldier Ant.jpg

An even stronger variant, these ants are more powerful than overgrown forager ants.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Overgrown soldier ant
xx0201ea
Level
30
Perception
4
Hit Points
180
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Overgrown glowing ant[edit | edit source]

FO4 Overgrown Glowing Ant.jpg

The most dangerous variant of ants in terms of health and damage. They also inflict a small amount of radiation damage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Overgrown glowing ant
xx0201eb
Level
30
Perception
4
Hit Points
250
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Flying ant swarm[edit | edit source]

Flying ant swarm.png

The flying ant swarm consists of a tight cluster of many small flying ants. Though each individual ant in the swarm has a relatively small amount of health (often being killed in a single hit), all ants in the swarm contribute to the total health bar. This necessitates killing all ants present in the swarm to completely neutralize it. While the flying ant swarm is a nuisance at best when encountered alone, it can prove to be problematic when encountered together with other ant varieties.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Flying ant swarm
xx00b02c
Level
30
Perception
0
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Flying soldier ant swarm[edit | edit source]

FO4 Flying Soldier Ant Swarm.jpg

This swarm is faster than the normal swarm and deals more damage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Flying soldier ant swarm
xx0138ba
Level
45
Perception
0
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Flying glowing ant swarm[edit | edit source]

Flying glowing ant swarm.png

This swarm is identical to the normal swarm, but it deals radiation damage and moves more rapidly.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Flying glowing ant swarm
xx03b57d
Level
60
Perception
0
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
0
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
Immune
Experience Points
5
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Ants can be found all over Nuka-World, aside from the parks and Nuka-Town USA.
  • One ant swarm will always spawn in the Gauntlet.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Within the files of the Creation Kit, ants are referred to as "rad ants."
  • Even though different ant swarms consist of different types of ants, they all have the same amount of HP.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Ants appear only in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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