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Legendary enemies are enemies which possess special abilities and drop Legendary items upon death in Fallout 76.

Overview

Occasionally, certain foes with powerful buffs will appear. These legendary enemies will be identifiable by a star (★) and the nameplate prefix  "Legendary". When killed, legendary enemies will drop a randomly generated legendary item with at least one effect. For each star an enemy has, the randomly generated item they drop may have an equal number of legendary effects. When legendary enemies spawn, there is a brief window before they gain their stars. This process is initiated when the enemy becomes veiled with a temporary green fog. If the enemy is killed before the stars appear on its nameplate, then it will not yield any legendary items.

# Stars Legendary drop
★ (100%)
★ ★ ★ (50%)
★ ★ (50%)
★ ★ ★ ★ (33.33%)
★ ★ (33.33%)
★ ★ ★ (33.33%)

Characteristics

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  • When their HP is reduced to 40% or below, all legendary enemies will regen 99,999 HP or until they reach their max HP.
  • Depending on what type of enemy they are, Legendary enemies possess bonus abilities:
    • Some deal poison damage over time on their melee attacks
    • Some gain enhanced accuracy
    • Some deal bonus damage
    • Robots will initiate a self-destruct sequence upon dying.

Restrictions

There are certain restrictions on how, when and which enemies may spawn in as Legendary enemies:

Legendary enemy allowed
Always
Cultist high elder Fallout 76 updates Fallout 76 seasonal content Holiday/Spooky scorched Fallout 76 seasonal content Scorchbeast queen[1]
Sheepsquatch[2][quest 1] Treasure hunter Fallout 76 seasonal content Wendigo colossus[1]
Randomly
Angler Ant Assaultron
Attack dog Bloatfly Blood Eagle
Bloodbug Cave cricket Cultist
Deathclaw Feral ghoul Floater
Fog crawler Ghoul Glowing one
Gulper Hermit crab Mr. Gutsy
Mirelurk Mirelurk hunter Mirelurk king
Mirelurk queen Mole rat Mongrel
Mutant hound Protectron Radrat
Radscorpion Raider Robobrain
Scorchbeast Sentry bot Stingwing
Super mutant Super mutant behemoth Wolf
Yao guai
Legendary enemy disallowed
Event or quest only
Grafton Monster[quest 1] Liberator Mole miner
Scorched Wendigo
Never
Alien Fallout 76 updates ASAM turret Beaver
Bee swarm Brahmin Brotherhood
Cannibals Cargobot Cat
Chicken Communist Eyebot
Firefly Flatwoods monster Fox
Free Radicals Frog Hellcat
Honey beast Mega sloth Mirelurk spawn
Mothman Ms. Nanny Mr. Handy
Opossum Owlet Rabbit
Radroach Radstag Radtoad
Rust Eagle Scavenger Settler
Snallygaster Squirrel Tick
Turret Vertibot

Exceptions

Cannot spawn as legendary enemies
The Forest region is excluded from random legendary spawns in exteriors. Only quest/event and interior spawns are allowed:
Most humans cannot spawn as Legendary enemies

Notes

  • If an armor, power armor or weapon is only obtainable after learning its respective plan, then Legendary enemies cannot drop that item, regardless of whether the plan is learned or not.
  • Any Legendary enemy has a 25% chance to drop a Legendary T-45 power armor or Raider power armor part.

Bugs

  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png While some enemies may only be spawn as legendary during specific events, a number of enemy types are unable to become legendary at all. The following enemies have a 0% chance to randomly spawn as a legendary outside of a specific quest:[3][verified]
Bugged to never be legendary
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox OneIcon xboxone.png Playstation 4Icon ps4.png Legendary enemies are ocassionally marked with their green cloud before the star is added to their nameplate. Legendary enemies killed before the stars are added to their nameplate will never yield a legendary item.[verified]

External links

For a full list of characters and enemies which cannot become Legendary enemies, check the references tab for these keywords:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ★★★ only
  2. ★ only
  3. Note: "critters", such as radstags and squirrels, and immobile turrets are omitted from this list. Passive and pushover enemies are rightfully excluded from the system.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Paradise boss:
    • Habitat A - ★★★ Legendary Alpha Sheepsquatch
    • Habitat B - ★★★ Legendary Alpha Grafton Monster
    • Habitat C - ★★★ Legendary Alpha Fog Crawler
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