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For an overview of mutated scorpions in the Fallout series of games, see radscorpion.

 
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Bark scorpions are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

Background[edit | edit source]

Bark scorpions are a genus of radscorpion native to the Mojave Wasteland, which, as their name implies, are mutated from North American Arizona bark scorpions. They are easily distinguishable from other species of radscorpion by their light, yellow-brown carapace and by their much smaller size compared to the common radscorpion.

Despite being a type of radscorpion, they are not allied with the other types of radscorpions and are frequently preyed upon by them.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Bark scorpions differ from radscorpions not only in size and coloration but also in attack methodology. Where radscorpions typically engage a target the second they see it, bark scorpions tend to hang back and try to flank their prey if at all possible. In addition to this, is their tendency to jump short distances if they detect prey that has gotten too close in a hurry.

They generally appear in groups of three or four, but can occasionally be found wandering alone. If encountered in numbers, they frequently try to surround their intended target. Bark scorpions are well camouflaged against much of the Mojave, making pinpointing their whereabouts quite difficult when at distance.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

The scorpions themselves do not pose a significant threat, usually taking just a few hits to kill. However, they make up for it with their venom, which causes more damage over time, as well as blurred vision. Antivenom will negate the venom's effects. When one is stung by a bark scorpion, as with all poison, the game will alert them with a message that they are feeling "a little woozy."

Although their low Hit Points may indicate otherwise, bark scorpions can potentially be dangerous, even for mid-level player characters, if encountered in groups. This is due to the effect of venom stacking, which may lead to a rapid demise without the use of antivenom. However, large groups of the scorpions are rare (especially at low levels), unless one is close to an area known to be inhabited by scorpions, such as Hidden Valley or Scorpion gulch.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Bark scorpion[edit | edit source]

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The standard bark scorpion. They are slightly smaller than normal radscorpions and do a similar amount of damage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bark scorpion
0014f475
0016aefa
0015c643
0015c644
0015c645
Level
5
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
20
Damage Threshold
2
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (25 Damage)
Attack
Bark scorpion poison (5 Poison/sec, -2 PER for 30 seconds)

Bark scorpion hunter[edit | edit source]

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Bark scorpion hunters are larger and more aggressive than the regular bark scorpions. They are generally found in the same areas as their smaller counterparts and the two varieties can be difficult to distinguish between, especially in the heat of combat.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bark scorpion hunter
0015e910
00164a25
00167e31
0015e90c
0015e90e
Level
5
Experience Points
?
Perception
3
Hit Points
20
Damage Threshold
2
Damage Resistance
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (30 Damage)
Attack
Bark scorpion poison (5 Poison/sec, -2 PER for 30 seconds)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Bark scorpions are primarily found in the desert of the Mojave Wasteland outside of buildings and off the main roads.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Bark scorpions appear only in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on Honest Hearts.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

Barkscorpion pincer attack

Barkscorpion tail attack

Aware barkscorpion

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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