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For a cross-game overview, see mirelurk.

Mirelurks are creatures found in Appalachia.

Characteristics

Biology

While usually being associated with mutated crabs, the term mirelurk refers to a range of mutated aquatic species.

The crab-like mirelurk is considered both fearsome and formidable by wastelanders. Mirelurks are generally social with others of their kind, although they tend to be aggressive to other creatures and one another if one gets too close to another.[1]

Most adult mirelurks appear to have a hardened carapace on their backs, which is suggested to be their primary defense mechanism. While their eyesight appears to be poor, mirelurks have an extraordinary sense of smell. After using their crab/spider-like legs and large claws to reach and catch prey, they use a smaller set of abdomen claws to strip their prey down to the bone within minutes. Most mirelurks grow remarkably fast, and the shelled-variant has been observed to reach maturity within weeks.[2]

Gameplay attributes

The mirelurk crab attacks exclusively with melee. They will get close, usually in a group of three or more and attempt to hit the player character with their large claws. They will duck into their hard shell as a way to block incoming melee damage. They do this often and it can become an issue if the player character is being attacked from multiple sides, as when they turn to attack a different foe, the crouched mirelurk will leap up and attack almost instantly. They are vulnerable to explosives and headshots.

Variants

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Softshell mirelurk
00019E67
Attack
Unarmed (35 Damage)
Mirelurk
0033C995
Attack
Unarmed (35 Damage)
Mirelurk razorclaw
0014237F
Attack
Unarmed (50 Damage)
Mirelurk killclaw
00142380
Attack
Unarmed (60 Damage)
Bloodrage mirelurk
00110CFC
Attack
Unarmed (65 Damage)
Stoutshell mirelurk
00369A61
Attack
Unarmed (70 Damage)
Glowing mirelurk
00142383
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Scorched mirelurk crab
003AFDC4
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Strangler mirelurk
0009318E
Attack
Unarmed (35 Damage)
Strangler mirelurk
0009318E
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)
Venomous mirelurk
003F3F44
Attack
Unarmed (95 Damage)
Hardshell mirelurk
003F3F45
Attack
Unarmed (110 Damage)
Mirelurk vorpalclaw
003F3F46
Attack
Unarmed (135 Damage)
Steelshell mirelurk
003F3F47
Attack
Unarmed (160 Damage)
Deadly mirelurk
003F3F48
Attack
Unarmed (180 Damage)

Locations

Notable mirelurks

  • Dave, a companion to Enola Walker during her quest to kill the scorchbeast queen.

Notes

  • Mirelurks are potential candidates for taming. If found alone in a random encounter, the player character can send the tamed creature to their C.A.M.P. for defense.
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  • There are cut textures for a cranberry variant of the mirelurk crab.
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Appearances

Mirelurks appear in Fallout 76.

Bugs

Icon pc.png Icon ps4.png Icon xboxone.png Some softshell mirelurks may count towards the "Kill glowing creatures" challenge, even if they are not glowing, while others may not.[verification overdue]

See also

Gallery

References

  1. Mirelurk research: "The Mirelurk appears to be a fearsome and formidable creature. They are generally social with other mirelurks however they tend to be aggressive to other creatures and one another if one gets too close to another."
  2. Mirelurk research: "Their eye sight appears to be good, but they have an extraordinary sense of smell... their large set of claws appear to be used primarily for hunting. Once their prey been captured the smaller set of claws on their abdomen is used to strip their prey down to the bone in a matter of minutes... the large hardened carapace on their back appears to be their primary defense mechanism... they grow remarkably fast, it only appears to take them a few weeks to reach maturity."
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