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Deathclaws are creatures found in Appalachia.

Background

Closely resembling the deathclaws of the Commonwealth, Appalachian deathclaws are commonly found across the region.

Characteristics

Biology

Deathclaws are the results of a pre-War experiment that involved creating a mutation of the Jackson's chameleon, along with several other species, to use as weapons on the battlefield. They are strong, agile predators that will attack the player character on sight. Their long, sharp claws are capable of inflicting great, oftentimes fatal, amounts of damage, hence their name.

Gameplay attributes

Deathclaws have a very high amount of health for creatures of their level and are incredibly resistant to most damage types, particularly energy damage. Their hides have been known to reflect energy weapons (laser) when fired directly at them. Their versatile combat style makes them a hefty opponent even if they are lower level. When aggravated, they will initiate combat by roaring and stomping the ground, causing a shockwave.

While they predominantly use their namesake claws for dealing damage, they may also headbutt their foes to stagger them. Their power attack comes in the form of a wide-swinging claw slash that deals significant damage.

The deathclaw has a substantial level of natural armor and is resistant to damage on their dark, scaled parts, leaving the belly as a weak spot that takes increased damage. However, due to their hunched posture, this is difficult to hit. They can dodge gunshots and zigzag while charging the shooter, making them even harder to hit. If one of their legs become crippled, a broken bone will be seen stabbing out of the skin, and they will move incredibly slowly. With both legs crippled it is unable to move at all. It is also possible to shoot off the end of their tail.

Their model size makes them ungainly in uneven ground, which can be used against them. Their inability to climb or jump renders their close-combat style useless if attacked from high enough ground, and if they are unable to travel certain terrain such as jumping up on a rock, they will flee until their target is on level ground again. Many of their attacks can also be avoided by keeping a constant pace, which allows the player character to simply outrun their claw strikes.

Variants

Deathclaw

FO76 Deathclaw.png

The standard deathclaw, most commonly encountered in the Forest at a low level.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Deathclaw
0001DB4C
Attack
Unarmed (75 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (40 Damage)

Alpha deathclaw

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Alpha deathclaws are stronger, leader members of the species, hence the "alpha" part of their name. However, they are still far from the most dangerous variant.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Alpha deathclaw
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)
Alpha deathclaw (Project paradise) Wild Appalachia
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)

Deathclaw matriarch

Matriarchs are the female leaders of the species. They have more health than alpha and normal deathclaws, with deadlier attacks. Their horns curve out and down, compared to the alpha's forward and up.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Deathclaw matriarch
001423A9
Attack
Unarmed (90 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (50 Damage)

Savage deathclaw

Savage deathclaws are strong and brutal. They are ten levels higher than the deathclaw matriarchs and have higher stats.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Savage deathclaw
001423AA
Attack
Unarmed (105 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (55 Damage)

Albino deathclaw

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Albino deathclaws are white in coloration. Rarer than most, they have higher stats than previous variants, but are easier to spot due to their unique genetic trait.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Albino deathclaw
001423AB
Attack
Unarmed (120 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (60 Damage)

Chameleon deathclaw

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The chameleon deathclaw is unique among other deathclaws. Its default color is a slightly more sandy tone of a regular deathclaw, but when aggravated, it will display vibrant colors depending on its movements in battle. It flickers between stone gray, acid green, red, orange and teal. When killed, its body retains the last color it was displaying.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Chameleon deathclaw
001423AC
Attack
Unarmed (130 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (65 Damage)

Mythic deathclaw

Mythic deathclaws are the second strongest of all non-legendary deathclaws.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Mythic deathclaw
001423AD
Attack
Unarmed (150 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (70 Damage)

Glowing deathclaw

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The glowing deathclaw is a variant of the deathclaw that has been affected by radiation to the point where it has begun emitting a green glow.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Glowing deathclaw
001423A8
Attack
Unarmed (175 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (80 Damage)

Scorched deathclaws

normal scorched deathclaw

Scorched deathclaws have been affected by the Scorched Plague. Each regular deathclaw variant has a corresponding Scorched variant with the same stats, abilities and items.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Scorched deathclaw
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)
Scorched alpha deathclaw
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)
Scorched deathclaw matriarch
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)
Scorched savage deathclaw
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)
Scorched glowing deathclaw
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)
Scorched albino deathclaw
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)
Scorched mythic deathclaw
001423A7
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Dirt throw (45 Damage)

Prime deathclaw

Prime deathclaws are encountered only during the Primal Cuts event, as the final boss if done in the Forest.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Prime deathclaw
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Locations

Related quests

Challenges

  • Kill a deathclaw. (daily).
  • Tadpole: Herpetologist - Take a camera picture of a deathclaw (lifetime).
  • Possum: Leather worker - Scrap five deathclaw hide.

Notes

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