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Mole miners are creatures found in Appalachia in 2102.

BackgroundEdit

A bleak remnant of Appalachia's storied past, the mole miners are heavily mutated former humans that make their homes in the many caves and mines of the region, as well as the wasteland of the Ash Heap.

The particular cause of their significant degeneration is unclear; whether it be radiation, the Scorched Plague, the toxic atmosphere of the Ash Heap or a combination of all three is unknown. However it may be, they appear to be highly communal and are rarely if ever encountered alone or outside their organized groups lead by foremen and supervisors.

At some point, the Vault 76 overseer was seriously injured by a mole miner at the Mountainside Bed & Breakfast and left a holotape log following the experience.

Openly hostile to nearly everyone but themselves (save for one known exception), the mole miners are highly aggressive, well armed, and appear to have either domesticated or formed a symbiotic coexistence with mole rats. They make use of a variety of shotguns, assault rifles, missile launchers and improvised weapons to attack their enemies, while using their mole rats as anything from standard attack animals to mobile landmines.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Once human, the mole miners have since degenerated into stout, squat and hardy humanoids that display an extreme hostility towards anything that aren't themselves. Their limbs are extremely short and thick, what can be seen of their face is a grossly bloated physiognomy bloating beyond the confines of their mining equipment, with their eyes unnaturally bulging from no recognizable facial structure. They stand affixed in a permanent hunch with their limbs tucked closely to their body.

Their method of communication consists mainly of garbled vocalizations, grunts, groans and throaty calls obscured behind their mining equipment as well as their mutations makes it difficult to ascertain if they are somewhat cognizant of their actions or essentially mindless, much like feral ghouls.

Their mutations have endowed them with powerful strength that allows them to wield heavy weapons frequently and effortlessly. Their aggression and hardiness render them capable of warding off staggers and their fast speed allows them to close the gap between themselves and enemies fairly quickly.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Mole miners often live in organized groups and are usually led by a foreman or supervisor. They are immediately hostile to anyone who approaches them except for the mole rats that they share friendly relations with, friendly enough to the point that they can fight opponents together to gain an advantage.

They often mobilize against their target with weapons of great damage such as shotguns or missile launchers. They can easily and quickly mow down low-level player characters.

They are mainly located near mining areas in groups, although they can be seen everywhere.

VariantsEdit

Mole minerEdit

A basic variant of the mole miner, equipped with a variety of shotgun weapons.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner
003d14db
Icon level
2
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
40
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
25
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (15 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

Mole miner scraperEdit

The mole miner scrapers have similar resistances to the base variant but with increased melee damage and health.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner scraper
003d14dc
Icon level
4
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
45
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
25
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (20 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

Mole miner diggerEdit

FO76 mole miner digger

The mole miner diggers have similar resistances to the scrapers but with increased melee damage and health.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner digger
003d14dd
Icon level
8
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
50
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
25
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (25 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

Mole miner rockbreakerEdit

FO76 mole miner rockbreaker

The mole miner rockbreakers are a significant step above the diggers in terms of health.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner rockbreaker
003d14de
Icon level
14
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
225
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
25
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (30 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

Mole miner foremanEdit

FO76 mole miner foreman

The foremen often come equipped with two weapons. It is not uncommon for them to have missile launchers, and fire two to three missiles before trying to engage with a shotgun, rifle or even a mole miner gauntlet.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner foreman
003d14df
Icon level
22
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
250
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (35 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

Mole miner supervisorEdit

FO76 mole miner supervisor

These mole miners were previously supervisors of their mines, and have similar resistances to the foremen, but with increased melee damage and health.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner supervisor
003d14e0
Icon level
30
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
325
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (45 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

Glowing mole minerEdit

FO76 glowing mole miner

Highly irradiated variant of the mole miners, they are common in the Savage Divide and sometimes in the Ash Heap as a location end boss. They usually have heavier weapons such as shotguns and missile launchers, similar to the foreman variant. They have a distinct green glow to their appearance.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing mole miner
003d14e1
Icon level
40
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
400
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (55 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

Scorched mole minerEdit

A variant of the mole miner who has been infected with the Scorched Plague. They have similar stats to the glowing mole miners but will usually only appear during the Scorched Earth event, or if infected by a scorchbeast in the wild.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched mole miner
003d14e4
Icon level
40
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
400
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
10-125
Icon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Icon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (55 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Ranged

LocationsEdit

Notable mole minersEdit

NotesEdit

  • As of patch 8.5, the only intelligible mole miner phrase is "Take that!"
  • Sometimes the miner's key will be found on a dead mole miner corpse, unlocking the repeatable miscellaneous quest Lost and Found.

AppearancesEdit

Mole miners appear only in Fallout 76.

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