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

BackgroundEdit

Originally an aquatic species, these bloodworms (order Glycera) steadily migrated from the coastal waters of the Atlantic coast after mutating, and have made their homes in the dry and dusty wasteland. Despite a total change in habitat, bloodworms have retained two of their original traits. The first of these is their burrowing ability; instead of burrowing into wet sand and silt, their four hollow jaws have become adept at plowing through the tough and dried soil. They use this ability quite a bit, ambushing prey from beneath the surface, and then returning underground to catch their prey unaware again.

The other trait that they kept, alluded to by their style of hunting, is that they are obligate carnivores, requiring meat to survive. They are roughly four to five feet (120 to 150 centimeters) long, so they have no problem ambushing and taking down megafauna such as humans.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Bloodworms that have mutated since the Great War, they are now approximately the size of an adult human being and have spines on the outside of their body in addition to their four-pronged maw. These worms react to the presence of intruders in their territory and will charge the intruders by burrowing through the dirt at high speeds. Upon reaching their prey, they will lunge forth from the ground and attempt to bite their target.

Bloodworm larvae will also inhabit the corpses of large prey, such as brahmin, and come out of the corpse to attack any new prey that wanders by. These brahmin can be spotted from a distance if watched, as they will twitch and bulge slowly.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Bloodworms have two targetable sections, one being their head and the other being their tail. Like mole rats and radscorpions, they can close the distance quite rapidly by burrowing into the ground and bursting forth closer to the Sole Survivor or their companions. However, unlike other creatures that are able to burrow underground, bloodworms have the unique ability to conceal their movement with a dirt cloud they produce while they move on the surface, making them hard to spot when they are about to strike. This won't make them immune to be targeted with V.A.T.S., though.

They are not usually dangerous, as most of the bloodworm species possess very low health, but if found in groups, and allowed to surround the player character, they might be a problem, especially if Action Points are unavailable to help spot them with V.A.T.S.

It is possible to prevent them from bursting close to the player character after burrowing underground by standing on materials other than earth, like rock, metal or wood when engaging them.

Shooting infested brahmin will leave the bloodworm larvae momentarily stunned as they right themselves before attacking.

VariantsEdit

Bloodworm larvaEdit

Bloodworm larva

The weakest bloodworm variant.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloodworm larva
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Icon level
14
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
80
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
5
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Bite (24)

Venomous bloodworm larvaEdit

Venomous bloodworm larva

A slightly stronger variant of the bloodworm larva.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Venomous bloodworm larva
xx0201da
Icon level
20
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
110
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
5
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional

BloodwormEdit

FO4NW Bloodworm

The most common bloodworm variant.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloodworm
xx0201ef
Icon level
26
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
140
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
5
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional

Glowing bloodworm larvaEdit

Glowing bloodworm larva

A stronger variant that emits small amounts of radiation.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing bloodworm larva
xx0201db
Icon level
32
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
170
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
5
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional

Bloodworm queenEdit

Bloodworm queen

There is a single bloodworm queen found in the game. It is located in Mad Mulligan's Minecart Coaster in Dry Rock Gulch.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloodworm queen
xx046cf9
Icon level
38
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
200
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
5
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional

Venomous bloodwormEdit

Venomous bloodworm

A more powerful variant of bloodworm.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Venomous bloodworm
xx0201f0
Icon level
38
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
200
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
5
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional

Glowing bloodwormEdit

Glowing bloodworm

The strongest bloodworm variant.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing bloodworm
xx0201f1
Icon level
44
Icon eye
8
Icon heart
230
Icon shield silver
0
Icon electrical
5
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
5
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional

AppearancesEdit

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

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Bloodworms share a striking resemblance to the "Graboids" from the film series Tremors. This is further backed by Ricky's note, which has him describing his sense of impending doom due to unusual tremors.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.

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