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Brotherhood of Steel soldiers are members of the Brotherhood of Steel living in the Commonwealth in 2287. They begin appearing after the Sole Survivor triggers the arrival of the Prydwen by exiting Fort Hagen by the elevator leading to the roof.

Background[edit | edit source]

Brotherhood soldiers are responsible for collecting technology across the Commonwealth and enforcing the will of the Brotherhood. Soldiers who display exceptional loyalty and valor are promoted up the ranks, gaining more formidable gear along the way.[1]

The Brotherhood's soldiers come from various backgrounds, uniting under one flag. Their ranks are (from lowest to highest): initiate, aspirant, knight, knight sergeant, knight captain, knight commander, paladin, paladin commander, and star paladin.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is a temporary companion.
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This character is involved in quests.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Variants[edit | edit source]

Initiate[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Initiate.png

Initiates are commonly found at low levels when traversing the Commonwealth, and when the player character reaches higher levels, aspirants begin to take their place as the "low level." Brotherhood ground soldier.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Initiate
000769FE
Level
1
Perception
4
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
AggressiveIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps friendsIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Aspirant[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Aspirant.png

Aspirants are switched out with initiates at lower levels at random. When the player character reaches higher levels, they replace initiates permanently.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Aspirant
000769FA
Level
9
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Knight[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Knight.png

Knights are the most commonly found Brotherhood soldier, from guarding checkpoints to acting as drop shock troops off of vertibirds, the Sole Survivor will encounter knights at almost any level.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Knight
000769FB
Level
17
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Knight sergeant[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Knight Sergeant.png

Knight sergeants slowly start to replace knights in Brotherhood of Steel areas, such as checkpoints, guarding the Prydwen, Waypoint Echo, etc. With the exception of Gavil during the quest Ad Victoriam, They do not have the appropriate paint for their T-60 power armor, instead having common knight paint.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Knight sergeant
000769FC
Level
29
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Knight captain[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Knight Captain.png

Knight captains begin replacing knights and knight sergeants as the Sole Survivor progresses in level. They will almost completely replace knights at level 50-56.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Knight captain
000769FD
Level
31
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Knight commander[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Knight Commander.png

The strongest knight variant in the game, they will completely replace the knight variants at around levels 56-60.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Knight commander
001F6B05
Level
35
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Paladin[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Paladin.png

One of the strongest Brotherhood NPCs in the game, at early levels, they will often be found guarding the tarmac surrounding Liberty Prime in a full set of sturdy combat armor of the Brotherhood variant.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Paladin
001F6B06
Level
41
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Paladin commander[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Paladin Commander.png

A versatile paladin variant, they often possess heavily modified miniguns or Gatling lasers and a full set of T-60d power armor.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Paladin commander
001F6B07
Level
56
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Star paladin[edit | edit source]

FO4 BOS Star Paladin.png

A rare and extremely deadly paladin breed, even without power armor they have powerful weaponry at their disposal, and may have several pulse or plasma grenades.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Star paladin
00249AE9
Level
67
Perception
?
Hit Points
0
Damage Resistance
0
Energy Resistance
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
AI attributes
UnaggressiveIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
CowardlyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
Helps nobodyIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
?
Attack
?

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Brotherhood soldiers appear in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Some of the generic dialogue between Brotherhood soldiers on the Prydwen are references to "frequently spoken" things said by voice director Kal-El Bogdanove.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide: "Soldiers are responsible for gathering technology and enforcing the will of the Brotherhood. Individuals who display exceptional loyalty and valor are promoted up the ranks, gaining more formidable gear along the way."
  2. Kal-El Bogdanove on Twitter: "I know I haven't found 'em yet. 😎 But I've heard some of my frequently spoken direction made it into pilot chatter on Prydwen."
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