Mongrel are canine-like animals that can be found in the Commonwealth in 2287.
Dogs come in many shapes and sizes across the Commonwealth. Mongrels are encountered the most often and are found everywhere. They are usually quite aggressive and will hunt anything. However, some have been domesticated once again by
raiders and some friendly settlers for use as attack dogs.
The appearance of mongrels is drastically different from that of other
Commonwealth dogs and FEV-exposed hounds. The adverse effects of radiation has given mongrels a withered skeletal appearance, no common dog nose, and almost total hair loss.
Mongrels will chase the player character and circle around them as they attack. They can be tamed with the
Animal Friend perk.
These are typical specimens that are commonly encountered in the Commonwealth. They are mainly seen traveling in packs of up to four, which may include a stronger variant.
Stronger in every way than their counterparts, they are usually found with three or four other mongrels.
Similar in strength to the alpha mongrels, vicious mongrels are typically found in packs of 3 to 4, which may include a stronger variant.
A stronger type of vicious mongrel that is seen usually traveling with a few weaker variants.
A stronger variant of vicious mongrels with higher HP and Damage Resistance.
A stronger version of their feral counterparts, with higher stats across the board. Their attacks are also stronger than their normal counterparts.
Mongrels that have albinism due to the high levels of radiation. Their stats are identical to alpha feral mongrels.
A more powerful version of albino mongrels, with higher health, higher resistances and higher damage.
Rabid mongrels are a step up from albino mongrels with the same stats as alpha albino mongrels with added poison damage.
Alpha rabid mongrels are stronger than rabid mongrels in every way except in poison damage.
Glowing mongrels are the toughest type of mongrel with lower health than alpha rabid mongrels but higher damage and with an added radiation field.
Stronger variant of the glowing mongrel, usually the head of a pack of mongrels.
Mongrels are found at innumerable locations in the wasteland, frequently in groups of three.
Alissa - A mongrel found at the Neponset Park overpass with the corpse of its owner, Evan O'Dood.
Ruby - A hostile mongrel southwest of Hester's Consumer Robotics. Along with Shug and Dando, Ruby will attack the Sole Survivor. Unlike her friend, she is level-independent and will always spawn as a non-glowing mongrel.
Shug - A leveled mongrel accompanying Ruby. Higher levelled characters will see him spawn as a glowing variant.
Wounded dog (aka Mutt, Sparky or Buttface) - A passive female mongrel with wounded legs. The Sole Survivor can heal and name the mongrel. Rudolph - Mongrel in Holiday Spirits.
Once successfully pacified with the
Animal Friend perk, the Sole Survivor can initiate a trade and equip items on the animal, just like Dogmeat. Mongrels have many of the same animations as Dogmeat, and when idle they can be seen playing with a teddy bear or rolling on their backs.
The mongrels reuse the sound files for the wolves in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Mongrels appear in
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