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Deathclaws are some of the most frightening creatures ever encountered by settlers in the Capital Wasteland. Their speed and ferocity are matched only by the size of their claws...Fallout 3 loading screen

Deathclaws are creatures in Fallout 3.

Characteristics

The creatures are found throughout the Capital Wasteland, creating nests where eggs are found. Branchtender Linden describes his experience with deathclaws, where he was the only survivor of his Brotherhood Outcasts squad after an attack by the creatures.[1] Deathclaws were experimented upon by the Enclave in attempt to create expendable soldiers.[2]

Enclave deathclaws appear in faction camps, some of which are in cages. The domestication units on their heads can be targeted and crippled, which will frenzy them. Enclave deathclaws may also be dropped off from vertibirds, along with soldiers and sentry bots.

During the quest The American Dream, a deathclaw can be seen in a cage in Raven Rock. This deathclaw has not yet been fitted with the mind-control device and can be released from captivity with a Lockpick skill of 50. When released, it will attempt to kill anything in sight including the player character.

Variants

Deathclaw

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Deathclaw
0000CF9A
000C3280
00031E29
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
8
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
0%
Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (100 Damage)

Enclave deathclaw

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Deathclaw
000BCC4D
0001CF72
000AA836
xx00946B
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
8
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
0%
Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png
Attack
Melee (100 Damage)
Deathclaw Broken Steel
xx00223C (follower)
Level
12
Experience Points
?
Perception
8
Hit Points
500
Damage Resistance
0%
Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (100 Damage)

Locations

Notes

  • Deathclaw corpses contain a deathclaw hand, a component which can be used in creating a deathclaw gauntlet. However, when the hand is taken, the deathclaw will still have both hands.
  • Deathclaws are classified as "abominations," and are therefore not affected by the Animal Friend perk.
  • Crippling a deathclaw's leg slows it down and also prevents it from using its leaping attack.
  • If the player remains hidden at the Enclave outpost near Dukov's Place, the Enclave deathclaw will usually go berserk and attack the Enclave soldiers, even without the jammer.
  • During the quest Shock Value, if one receives Scribe Vallincourt's deathclaw control scrambler, the Enclave deathclaws will act as temporary followers, but if they are led too far from the transmitters of the Enclave outpost where they were stationed, their heads will explode.
  • Deathclaws are mentioned in the Fallout 3 Official Game Guide.[Non-canon 1]

Appearances

Deathclaws appear in Fallout 3 and its add-on Broken Steel.

Bugs

  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Deathclaws occasionally fly off into the sky in a physics engine glitch. They can still be targeted and killed in V.A.T.S. which will result in their dead body flying across a large amount of land. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 A deathclaw may spawn inside Regulator HQ and attack everyone. It will continue to spawn in this manner after the first time this happens. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 When using the deathclaw control scrambler, it is possible for them to not follow the player, but die automatically. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 A deathclaw may spawn inside Tenpenny Tower and attack everyone. It will continue to spawn in this manner after the first time this happens. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 A deathclaw may spawn inside Megaton and will kill everyone. However, the deathclaw will not be hostile towards the player. This problem can be fixed by removing the deathclaw from the game with console commands. [verified]

Sounds

Gallery

References

  1. Lone Wanderer: "Dying? How awful! What happened to you?"
    Branchtender Linden: "I was a Brotherhood of Steel Outcast. We had a deep patrol out here, looking for some tech and then got jumped by some Deathclaws. They shredded everyone else and left me bleeding to death. If it wasn't for Oasis and Bloomseer Poplar, I'd be dead right now. Honestly, I've never seen anything like this place... it's beautiful. It's a shame only a few people will ever get to see it."
    (Branchtender Linden's dialogue)
  2. Raven Rock terminal entries; delivery terminal, Note Regarding Recent Delivery

Non-canon

  1. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 80: "Kidd
    Kidd is part of a group of likeminded Ghouls that decided to forge ahead into unexplored territories under the leadership of Sanders, and set up a new Ghoul Settlement to rival Underworld. Kidd and Wint are leaving this area at speed, as their camp has been compromised by Deathclaws they had tragically overlooked the whereabouts of."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)
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