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Grafton monsters are cryptid creatures found in Appalachia in 2102.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Grafton monster, once a cryptid associated with West Virginia, was made flesh by West Tek's experiments at their Huntersville facility. Using the FEVS-006458 strain on October 23, 2077, scientists created a stable - if horrifying mutation. Based on the snallygaster strain, researchers tweaked the genome, producing a giant that shattered the containment unit, but was otherwise stable (excepting the absence of a discernible head).[1] The mutant was sedated and transported off-site via truck, with the Great War sidetracking the convoy and allowing the monster to escape into the wild due to a nuclear detonation blinding the driver.[2]

The resulting monster is headless, hairless and has a grayish color skin with a leathery texture. It stands around 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) tall and has an oversized chest. The mutations that turned it into a powerhouse have also turned its skin and led to the development of glands that can eject globs of corrosive, oily substance in a wide area around it.[3]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Grafton monster is a large, hulking monster, which limits its ability to maneuver into tight spaces. It will generally be hostile towards nearby creatures as well as the player character.

Biology[edit | edit source]

The Grafton monster is a gigantic, hairless gray creature with a disproportionately large upper torso and arms, stumpy legs and enormous three-fingered fists. Its head is non-distinct, seemingly tucked beneath the bulk of its shoulder muscles, which makes it rather difficult to make successful headshots on the creature.

Gameplay attributes[edit | edit source]

A creature that can be quick for its size, it will use its arms as well as its legs to hurl itself towards a target. It can stun the player character for a few seconds. Also, it will launch projectiles (a black liquid) or throw giant rocks similar to super mutant behemoths. The huge shoulder of the Grafton monster is one of its weaker points.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Grafton monster[edit | edit source]

FO76 Grafton Monster Charleston.jpg

The most common variant of the monster.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Grafton monster
001199e6
Level
10
Damage Resistance
150
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
450
Energy Resistance
75
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
63
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
6
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (53 Damage)
Attack
Oil bomb (60 Damage)

Enraged Grafton monster[edit | edit source]

FO76 enraged Grafton monster.png

The enraged Grafton monster has stronger stats and a meaner disposition than the normal Grafton monster, but has little differences in physical appearances.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Enraged Grafton monster
0000e8d6
Level
30
Damage Resistance
150
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
850
Energy Resistance
75
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
160
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
6
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Attack
Oil bomb (100 Damage)

Parasitic Grafton monster[edit | edit source]

FO76 Parasitic Grafton monster.png

This Grafton monster is infected with parasites and is covered in thick vines.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Parasitic Grafton monster
004ec624
Level
40
Damage Resistance
300
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
925
Energy Resistance
150
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
209
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
6
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)
Attack
Oil bomb (135 Damage)

Strangler Grafton monster[edit | edit source]

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A variant of the Grafton monster covered in clusters of dark foliage and thick orange vines. It is often called in as a reinforcement for the strangler heart.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Strangler Grafton monster
Public Event

004ec624
Level
40
Damage Resistance
300
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
925
Energy Resistance
150
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
209
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
6
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)
Attack
Oil bomb (135 Damage)

Scorched Grafton monster[edit | edit source]

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A variant of the Grafton monster under the effects of the Scorched Plague. This variant can only be encountered in the Nuclear Winter battle royale mode.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched Grafton monster
Nuclear Winter

004ec624
Level
40
Damage Resistance
300
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
925
Energy Resistance
150
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
209
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
6
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)
Attack
Oil bomb (135 Damage)

Alpha Grafton monster[edit | edit source]

A variant of Grafton monster that was added with Wild Appalachia and encountered only during the event Project Paradise.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Alpha Grafton monster
Public Event

004ec624
Level
100
Damage Resistance
300
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
10000
Energy Resistance
150
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
500
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
6
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (250 Damage)
Attack
Oil bomb (225 Damage)

Prime Grafton monster[edit | edit source]

A prime variant of the creature encountered as a boss during the event Primal Cuts in the Toxic Valley.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Prime Grafton monster
Public Event

005536ff
Level
80
Damage Resistance
300
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
2425
Energy Resistance
150
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
403
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
6
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Unarmed (200 Damage)
Attack
Oil bomb (195 Damage)

Locations[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Grafton monsters appear only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

One of the many cryptids in West Virginia folklore, the Grafton monster is a popular myth that started in Grafton, West Virginia, when it was allegedly spotted in 1964 by a man driving his car.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. West Tek research center terminal entries: "Report: Test Subject AM53"
  2. John Bunton's holotape
  3. Grafton Monster characteristics.
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