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|type =Mole miner
 
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'''Mole miners''' are [[Fallout 76 creatures|creature]]s found in [[Appalachia]] in [[Timeline#2102|2102]].
 
'''Mole miners''' are [[Fallout 76 creatures|creature]]s found in [[Appalachia]] in [[Timeline#2102|2102]].
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Prisoners in their decaying mining clothes, the mole miners are the formerly human workers and miners of various mines in Appalachia.
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<section begin="background" />
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A bleak remnant of Appalachia's storied past, the mole miners are humans that make their homes in the many caves and mines of the region, trapped within their deteriorating mining suits. The mole miners are frenzied combatants who attack anything they perceive as a threat.<ref>[[Fallout 76 loading screen hints|''Fallout 76'' loading screen hints]]: ''"Trapped within their deteriorating mining suits, the Mole Miners are frenzied combatants who attack anything they perceive as a threat."''</ref>
   
Having mutated because of radiation or [[the Scorched Plague]], or perhaps both, they would appear to have been infused in some way with [[Mole rat (Fallout 76)|mole rat]] DNA (a fact perhaps supported by the teeth of mole rats found among their loot drops, and their perfect friendship with them).
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Despite the suffering, some semblance of cognition and human-like thought remains and mole miners will frequently carry things they considered important in a previous life, such as keys to their old mining lockers,<ref>[[Lost and Found]]</ref> even going as far as to find value in their collections and assembling [[Legendary exchange machine|vending machines]] and opening up a [[Berkeley Springs station|store]] to sell their wares for a [[Legendary scrip|price]].<ref>See [[Purveyor Murmrgh]] for details.</ref> They were first encountered by the [[Fire Breathers]] in March 2095.<ref>[[Lt. Thomas' Action Report]]</ref>
   
They are frenzied and beefy fighters who will attack anything they perceive as a threat.
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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.
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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.
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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 [[Pump action shotgun (Fallout 76)|shot]][[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|guns]], [[Assault rifle (Fallout 76)|assault rifles]], [[Missile launcher (Fallout 76)|missile launchers]] and [[Mole miner gauntlet|improvised weapons]] to attack their enemies, while using their mole rats as anything from standard attack animals to mobile landmines.<section end="background" />
   
 
==Characteristics==
 
==Characteristics==
 
===Biology===
 
===Biology===
Once human, the mole miners have, in one way or another, degenerated into creatures with curved and sturdy limbs.
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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 degeneration was accompanied by a loss of vocalization; their language and communication is limited to grunts, groans and throaty calls.
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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.
   
They seem clearly endowed with great strength, since they are perfectly capable of handling heavy weapons such as missile launchers or shotguns with one hand and great precision.
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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 attributes===
 
===Gameplay attributes===
They are in large groups and are often found near mines.
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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.
   
Mole miners often live in organized groups and are usually led by a foreman. They are immediately hostile to anyone who approaches them, except the mole rats that they share friendly relations with, to the point that they can fight opponents together to gain an advantage.
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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 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 players.
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They are mainly located near mining areas in groups, although they can be seen everywhere.
 
They are mainly located in mining areas in small or large groups although they can be seen everywhere.
 
   
 
==Variants==
 
==Variants==
 
===Mole miner===
 
===Mole miner===
A basic variant of the Mole miner, equipped with a variety of shotgun weapons.
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A basic variant of the mole miner, equipped with a variety of shotgun weapons.
 
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|attack2 =Ranged
 
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit filter]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit filter]]
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===Mole miner scraper===
 
===Mole miner scraper===
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The mole miner scrapers have similar resistances to the base variant but with increased melee damage and health.
 
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|attack2 =empty
 
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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===Mole miner digger===
 
===Mole miner digger===
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[[File:FO76 mole miner digger.png|thumb]]
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The mole miner diggers have similar resistances to the scrapers but with increased melee damage and health.
 
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|name =Mole miner digger
 
|base id ={{ID|003d14dd}}
 
|base id ={{ID|003d14dd}}
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|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
   
===Mole miner foreman===
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===Mole miner rockbreaker===
The foremen often come equipped with two weapons. It is not uncommon for them to have rocket launchers, and fire two to three missiles before trying to engage with a shotgun, rifle or even a mole miner gauntlet.
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[[File:FO76 mole miner rockbreaker.png|thumb]]
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The mole miner rockbreakers are a significant step above the diggers in terms of health.
 
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|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
* {{icon|dead}} [[Mole miner gauntlet]]
 
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
 
{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
   
===Mole miner rockbreaker===
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===Mole miner foreman===
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[[File:FO76 mole miner foreman.png|thumb]]
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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.
 
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|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
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* {{icon|dead}} [[Mole miner gauntlet]]
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
 
{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
   
 
===Mole miner supervisor===
 
===Mole miner supervisor===
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[[File:FO76 mole miner supervisor.png|thumb]]
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These mole miners were previously supervisors of their mines, and have similar resistances to the foremen, but with increased melee damage and health.
 
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|base id ={{ID|003d14e0}}
 
|level =30
 
|level =30
|perception =
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|perception =5
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|family =moleminer
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|dr =100
 
|er =75
 
 
|rr =Immune
 
|rr =Immune
 
|pr =100
 
|pr =100
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|aggression =2
|confidence =0
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|confidence =4
|assistance =0
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|assistance =1
|attack1 =Melee (0 {{Icon|damage}})
 
|attack2 =Ranged
 
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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===Glowing mole miner===
 
===Glowing mole miner===
Highly irradiated variant of the mole miners. Common in the savage divide and sometimes in the ash heap as a location end boss. Usually have heavier weapons such as shotguns and missile launchers similar to the foreman variant.
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[[File:FO76 glowing mole miner.png|thumb]]
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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.
 
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|base id ={{ID|03d14e1}}
 
|level =40
 
|level =40
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|dr =100
 
|er =75
 
 
|rr =Immune
 
|rr =Immune
 
|pr =100
 
|pr =100
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|aggression =2
|confidence =0
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|confidence =4
|assistance =0
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|assistance =1
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|attack2 =Ranged
 
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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* {{Icon|dead}} [[Glowing blood]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Glowing blood]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Glowing meat]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Glowing meat]]
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* {{Icon|dead}} [[Nuclear waste]]
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}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
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===Mole miner sapper===
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{{section|FO76}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|start}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|row
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|name =Mole miner sapper {{icon|FO76NW}} {{unused}}
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|base id ={{ID|003f473b}}
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|level =50
  +
|perception =5
  +
|family =moleminer
  +
|rr =Immune
  +
|pr =100
  +
|aggression =2
  +
|confidence =4
  +
|assistance =1
  +
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit filter]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Pump action shotgun (Fallout 76)|Pump action shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Missile launcher (Fallout 76)|Missile launcher]]
  +
* {{icon|dead}} [[Missile (Fallout 76)|Missile]]
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}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
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===Mole miner dredger===
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{{section|FO76}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|start}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|row
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|name =Mole miner dredger {{icon|FO76NW}} {{unused}}
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|base id ={{ID|003f473c}}
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|level =65
  +
|perception =5
  +
|family =moleminer
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|rr =Immune
  +
|pr =100
  +
|aggression =2
  +
|confidence =4
  +
|assistance =1
  +
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit filter]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Pump action shotgun (Fallout 76)|Pump action shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Missile launcher (Fallout 76)|Missile launcher]]
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* {{icon|dead}} [[Missile (Fallout 76)|Missile]]
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}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
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===Mole miner skullcrusher===
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{{section|FO76}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|start}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|row
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|name =Mole miner skullcrusher {{icon|FO76NW}} {{unused}}
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|base id ={{ID|003f473d}}
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|level =80
  +
|perception =5
  +
|family =moleminer
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|rr =Immune
  +
|pr =100
  +
|aggression =2
  +
|confidence =4
  +
|assistance =1
  +
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit filter]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Pump action shotgun (Fallout 76)|Pump action shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Missile launcher (Fallout 76)|Missile launcher]]
  +
* {{icon|dead}} [[Missile (Fallout 76)|Missile]]
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}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
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===Deadly mole miner===
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{{section|FO76}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|start}}
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{{Stats creature FO76|row
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|name =Deadly mole miner {{icon|FO76NW}} {{unused}}
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|base id ={{ID|003f473e}}
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|level =95
  +
|perception =5
  +
|family =moleminer
  +
|rr =Immune
  +
|pr =100
  +
|aggression =2
  +
|confidence =4
  +
|assistance =1
  +
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit filter]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Pump action shotgun (Fallout 76)|Pump action shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Double-barrel shotgun (Fallout 76)|Short double-barrel shotgun]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Shotgun shell (Fallout 76)|Shotgun shell]]
  +
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Missile launcher (Fallout 76)|Missile launcher]]
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* {{icon|dead}} [[Missile (Fallout 76)|Missile]]
 
}}
 
}}
 
{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
 
{{Stats creature FO76|end}}
   
 
===Scorched mole miner===
 
===Scorched mole miner===
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 if a [[Scorchbeast]] infects a mole miner.
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A charred, fleshy variant of the mole miner infected with the [[Scorched Plague]]. All regular mole miner variants have a corresponding Scorched variant with the same stats, abilities, and items. They may become Scorched when attacked by [[scorchbeast]]s or the [[Scorchbeast#Scorchbeast queen|scorchbeast queen]], becoming allies with other Scorched creatures.
 
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|base id ={{ID|003d14e4}}
 
|level =40
 
|level =40
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|confidence =4
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|attack2 =Ranged
 
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
|items =* {{Icon|dead}} [[Miner suit scrap]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
 
* {{Icon|dead}} [[Mine suit breather]]
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}}
 
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==Notable mole miners==
 
* [[Purveyor Murmrgh]] - Vendor found at [[Berkeley Springs station]].
 
 
==Notes==
 
As of patch 8.5, the only intelligible Mole-miner phrase is "Take that!"
 
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
* [[Monongah Power Plant]]
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{{columns|2|
* [[Mount Blair]]
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* [[Blackwater mine]]
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* [[Brim Quarry]]
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* [[Hornwright testing site 2]]
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* [[Hornwright testing site 3]]
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* [[Hornwright testing site 4]]
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* [[Lucky Hole mine]]
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* [[Monongah power plant]]
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* [[Monongah]]
 
* [[Mount Blair trainyard]]
 
* [[Mount Blair trainyard]]
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* [[Mount Blair]]
 
* [[Pleasant Valley Ski Resort]]
 
* [[Pleasant Valley Ski Resort]]
 
* [[South Cutthroat camp]]
 
* [[South Cutthroat camp]]
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* [[The Burning Mine]]
 
* [[The Rusty Pick]]
 
* [[The Rusty Pick]]
* [[Top of the World]]
 
 
* [[Uncanny Caverns]]
 
* [[Uncanny Caverns]]
 
* [[Welch]]
 
* [[Welch]]
* [[Blackwater Mine]]
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}}
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==Notable mole miners==
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{{Icon|FO76WA|link=Wild Appalachia}} [[Purveyor Murmrgh]] - A vendor found at [[Berkeley Springs station]].
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==Notes==
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* As of [[Fallout 76 patch 1.1.3.11|patch 8.5]], the only intelligible mole miner phrase is "Take that!"
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* Sometimes the [[Fallout 76 keys|miner's key]] will be found on a dead mole miner corpse, unlocking the repeatable miscellaneous quest [[Lost and Found]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
Mole miners appear only in ''[[Fallout 76]]''.
 
Mole miners appear only in ''[[Fallout 76]]''.
   
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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 humans that make their homes in the many caves and mines of the region, trapped within their deteriorating mining suits. The mole miners are frenzied combatants who attack anything they perceive as a threat.[1]

Despite the suffering, some semblance of cognition and human-like thought remains and mole miners will frequently carry things they considered important in a previous life, such as keys to their old mining lockers,[2] even going as far as to find value in their collections and assembling vending machines and opening up a store to sell their wares for a price.[3] They were first encountered by the Fire Breathers in March 2095.[4]

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
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Icon level
2
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
40
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
25
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
11
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
Unarmed (15 Icon damage)

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
100
Icon XP
13
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
Unarmed (20 Icon damage)

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
75
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
25
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
18
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
Unarmed (25 Icon damage)

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
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Icon level
14
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
180
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
25
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
25
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
Unarmed (30 Icon damage)

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
100
Icon XP
34
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
Unarmed (35 Icon damage)

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
43
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
Unarmed (45 Icon damage)

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
55
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
Unarmed (55 Icon damage)

Mole miner sapperEdit

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner sapper Gametitle-FO76 NW Icon repair
003f473b
Icon level
50
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
480
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
66
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
Unarmed (70 Icon damage)

Mole miner dredgerEdit

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner dredger Gametitle-FO76 NW Icon repair
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Icon level
65
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
600
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
84
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
Unarmed (90 Icon damage)

Mole miner skullcrusherEdit

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Mole miner skullcrusher Gametitle-FO76 NW Icon repair
003f473d
Icon level
80
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
725
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
101
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
Unarmed (110 Icon damage)

Deadly mole minerEdit

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Deadly mole miner Gametitle-FO76 NW Icon repair
003f473e
Icon level
95
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
875
Icon shield silver
100
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
100
Icon XP
119
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
Unarmed (135 Icon damage)

Scorched mole minerEdit

A charred, fleshy variant of the mole miner infected with the Scorched Plague. All regular mole miner variants have a corresponding Scorched variant with the same stats, abilities, and items. They may become Scorched when attacked by scorchbeasts or the scorchbeast queen, becoming allies with other Scorched creatures.

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
55
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
Unarmed (55 Icon damage)

LocationsEdit

Notable mole minersEdit

Gametitle-FO76 WA Purveyor Murmrgh - A vendor found at Berkeley Springs station.

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.

References

  1. Fallout 76 loading screen hints: "Trapped within their deteriorating mining suits, the Mole Miners are frenzied combatants who attack anything they perceive as a threat."
  2. Lost and Found
  3. See Purveyor Murmrgh for details.
  4. Lt. Thomas' Action Report
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