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Feral ghouls are creatures found in Appalachia in 2103.

Background[edit | edit source]

Feral ghouls inhabit all parts of Appalachia, and are hostile to the Vault Dweller. They wear distinguishable clothing such as work clothes, police uniforms, and professional wear rather than just indeterminate rags. Some feral ghouls have area-dependent apparel, such as feral ghouls wearing golf outfits at the Whitespring Resort. Unlike the Scorched, which have retained greater cerebral functions and motor skills, feral ghouls are unable to use weapons due to the loss of mental and motor functions associated with their feral state.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Biology[edit | edit source]

Feral ghouls were formerly humans who suffered mutations due to radiation, including brain decay, resulting in complete loss of reason due to diminished mental functions. Their skin is slightly decomposed and their hair has almost disappeared. They live in groups wandering in nature or human infrastructures in search of future prey, whether human or animal, to feed on their flesh. It is rare to see ghouls wandering alone and the presence of a single ghoul is a sign of the presence of other ghouls in the vicinity. Sometimes a group of ghouls can be accompanied by a wendigo. The ghouls are friendly to the wendigos and show no sign of aggression towards them.

Ghouls have a natural resilience to the Scorched Plague.

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Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

Feral ghouls will attack most other creatures they encounter, with the exception of wendigos. They will attack charging and striking their opponents. Their attacks are always accompanied by radiation damage, with glowing ones inflicting increased radioactive damage. Withered, gangrenous and diseased (Disease) feral ghouls will also deal poison damage. All ghouls have a flat 15% chance to transmit rad worms to the player character on-hit.

  • Unarmed: Attack 7 - 180
  • Radiation: Radiation 3 - 110
  • Poison: Acid 1 per second (Duration 5 sec)

Ghouls often prepare their attacks by advancing slowly towards their opponent before running very quickly (often faster than the player character) and throwing themselves at their target in an exaggerated lunge. When adjacent, ghouls will perform a single and multi slap attacks. If downed by a multi slap, the remaining slaps will execute them.

Variants[edit | edit source]

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Weak feral ghoul[edit | edit source]

FO76 Weak feral ghoul.png

These are the weakest variant of feral ghoul, hence the name, and are commonly found around other ferals.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Weak feral ghoul
000758ad
Level
1
Damage Resistance
10
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
30
Energy Resistance
20
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
10
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (7 Damage)
Attack
Rads (3 Damage)

Feral ghoul[edit | edit source]

A standard feral ghoul, they can be found in big numbers in towns and are always in groups.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul
003addf4
Level
3
Damage Resistance
10
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
35
Energy Resistance
20
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
12
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (10 Damage)
Attack
Rads (5 Damage)

Feral ghoul roamer[edit | edit source]

A slightly stronger variant of a feral ghoul. These can be found in the wilderness and in towns. They are usually in a pack with other ferals.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul roamer
0011669d
Level
9
Damage Resistance
10
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
40
Energy Resistance
20
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
19
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)
Attack
Rads (7 Damage)

Feral ghoul stalker[edit | edit source]

A stronger variant of the feral ghoul usually encountered in a pack.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul stalker
00165790
Level
15
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
80
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
26
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (30 Damage)
Attack
Rads (10 Damage)
Feral ghoul stalker (golfer)
0042d362
Level
15
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
80
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
26
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (30 Damage)
Attack
Rads (10 Damage)

Feral ghoul reaver[edit | edit source]

A decently strong variant of the feral ghoul, having metal armor over their clothes. They are usually found among packs of weaker ferals.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul reaver
0007ed09
Level
22
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
90
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
34
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (40 Damage)
Attack
Rads (13 Damage)
Feral ghoul reaver (golfer)
0042d363
Level
22
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
90
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
34
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (40 Damage)
Attack
Rads (13 Damage)

Withered feral ghoul[edit | edit source]

An older feral ghoul, they are stronger than most. They do not have any armor or clothing, likely due to the wear and tear they have endured over the years.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Withered feral ghoul
0007ed09
Level
32
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
125
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
46
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)
Attack
Rads (18 Damage)
Withered feral ghoul (golfer)
0042d364
Level
32
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
125
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
46
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)
Attack
Rads (18 Damage)

Gangrenous feral ghoul[edit | edit source]

A powerful type of feral ghoul, they can poison the player character upon a successful hit and have a greenish skin tone. They are mostly found at higher levels.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Gangrenous feral ghoul
0011669e
Level
42
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
150
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
57
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (60 Damage)
Attack
Rads (25 Damage)
Gangrenous feral ghoul (golfer)
0042d365
Level
42
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
150
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
57
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (60 Damage)
Attack
Rads (25 Damage)

Rotting feral ghoul[edit | edit source]

These powerful yet disgusting feral ghouls have both rotting flesh and improved statistics from its predecessors.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Rotting feral ghoul
0007ed09
Level
?
Damage Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
?
Energy Resistance
?
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Rotting feral ghoul (golfer)
0042d366
Level
52
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
200
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
69
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (75 Damage)
Attack
Rads (35 Damage)

Charred feral ghoul[edit | edit source]

A powerful ghoul variant found commonly at the Whitespring, the Mire, and the Cranberry Bog. They are usually in small groups but can have weaker ghouls alongside them. They are easily identified by their dark, bulbous, and naked appearance. They can deal high damage and radiation damage with their strikes, triggering mutations in only a few strikes without Rad-X active to reduce radiation damage and power armor to reduce the physical damage.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Charred feral ghoul
001166a0
Level
62
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
300
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
80
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (95 Damage)
Attack
Rads (45 Damage)
  • Dead
Charred feral ghoul (golfer)
0042d367
Level
62
Damage Resistance
85
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
300
Energy Resistance
140
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
80
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (95 Damage)
Attack
Rads (45 Damage)
  • Dead

Strangler feral ghoul[edit | edit source]

Powerful variants of the feral ghoul called as reinforcements for the strangler heart. Each regular non-glowing feral ghoul variant has a corresponding strangler variant with the same stats, abilities, and items.

Feral ghoul officer[edit | edit source]

Feral ghoul officers were once high-ranking officers in the United States Armed Forces, responsible for carrying one of eight launch code keys needed to launch a nuke from Appalachia's nuclear I.C.B.M. silos. They can be identified by unique radio packs on their back, emitting both red light and a high pitched tone that sound off in a regular sequence. They may also carry a nuclear keycard. Each regular non-glowing feral ghoul variant has a corresponding officer variant with the same stats, abilities, and items.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul officer
????????
Level
?
Damage Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Hit Points
?
Energy Resistance
?
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Glowing one[edit | edit source]

Fo4-glowing-one.png

A highly irradiated variant of the feral ghoul. They can be found as a boss at the end of ghoul-infested buildings and give off high amounts of radiation.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing one
00020bcc
Level
22
Damage Resistance
115
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
425
Energy Resistance
230
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
54
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#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
Unarmed (45 Damage)
Attack
Rads (30 Damage)

Putrid glowing one[edit | edit source]

EncFeralGhoulGlowing02.png

A higher-level version of glowing one, covered in glowing green blisters of radiation.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Putrid glowing one
0016669f
Level
40
Damage Resistance
115
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
725
Energy Resistance
230
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
87
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#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
Unarmed (75 Damage)
Attack
Rads (50 Damage)

Bloated glowing one[edit | edit source]

EncFeralGhoulGlowing03.png

One of the strongest variants of the feral ghoul. They are found as an end boss in ruins and also appear after a nuke lands in a ghoul infested area (i.e. Morgantown, the Whitespring, etc). They give off a radiation aura and are usually in groups.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Bloated glowing one
000a0eee
Level
58
Damage Resistance
115
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
1000
Energy Resistance
230
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
121
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#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
Unarmed (95 Damage)
Attack
Rads (125 Damage)

Reeking glowing one[edit | edit source]

They are identical in appearance to bloated glowing ones.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Reeking glowing one
003f3e04
Level
75
Damage Resistance
115
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
1400
Energy Resistance
230
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
153
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#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
Unarmed (125 Damage)
Attack
Rads (150 Damage)

Corroded glowing one[edit | edit source]

FO76NW Red.png

They are identical in appearance to bloated glowing ones.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Corroded glowing one
003f3e05
Level
95
Damage Resistance
115
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
2000
Energy Resistance
230
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
190
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#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
Unarmed (160 Damage)
Attack
Rads (185 Damage)

Deadly glowing one[edit | edit source]

The deadly glowing one has the same stats as the corroded glowing one and is one of the strongest variants of the feral ghoul.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Deadly glowing one
003f3e06
Level
95
Damage Resistance
115
Poison Resistance
150
Hit Points
2000
Energy Resistance
230
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
190
Radiation Resistance
1000
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#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
Unarmed (160 Damage)
Attack
Rads (185 Damage)

Ad Hoc[edit | edit source]

  • Irradiated Feral Ghoul - Radiation Rumble only. Nameplate override of any glowing one. 0056292E
  • Cut content Scorched Feral Ghoul 005196AA
  • Cut content Fog Ghoul 00110BAE
  • Cut content feral ghoul boss 000267C3
  • Cut content vault 76 exit ambush 003ADDF5

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notable feral ghouls[edit | edit source]

Related quests[edit | edit source]

Challenges[edit | edit source]

  • Kill feral ghouls in nuked regions (daily).
  • Kill feral ghouls with simple weapons (weekly).

Notes[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Some feral ghouls have area-dependent apparel:

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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