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Powered armor is a type of armor in Fallout.


Worn by Brotherhood knights, power armor is made of a poly-laminate composite, shielding the user from radiation and damage while providing increased strength.[1][2][3] Those who utilize the armor benefit from increased strength, the ability to survive for weeks without water, and protection from radiation damage if the suit remains airtight.[4][5][6][7]

After the first lockpick attempt all nearby Brotherhood members turn hostile. Senior paladins and senior scribes do not come out of the storeroom, so the second attempt is impossible (when closing in on the door, the battle starts). The only possible way to lockpick the storeroom during combat is to use an electronic lock pick. The initiate is in the Old Town section of the Hub. He will be located in the building directly below the entry point. He can be freed by killing his guards. It will require a Repair check to complete the suit.



Map Location Description
Lost Hills

1. Reward from Talus for rescuing an initiate (requires 16 reputation).
2. Repair a damaged suit on level three.
3. Boxes in the locked storeroom (contains two suits).



  1. The Vault Dweller: "{136}{}{I've been wanderin' the wastes for weeks for weeks now and I've never seen armor like this before.}"
    Darrell: "{139}{}{The Brotherhood are the sole bearers of the Power Armor in the wastes. Only the honored, and Knights of the highest Stature are given the privilege to wear the ultimate armor.}"
    The Vault Dweller: "{140}{}{That still doesn't answer why I've never seen it before.}{143}{}{Heathens have tried and failed to take our Power Armor from us. They would have to kill a Brother to possess his birthright, and if it comes to that, the armor would be in such poor condition as to render it useless.}"
    (Darrell's dialogue)
  2. Power armor specs
  3. The Vault Dweller: "{218}{}{Power Armor. Status: Complete}"
    ZAX 1.2: "{231}{}{Power Armor Specs: The T-51b Powered Infantry Armor is designed with the latest passive defense features for both civilian and military disturbances. }
    {250}{}{The back-mounted TX-28 MicroFusion Pack generates 60,000 Watts to power the HiFlo hydraulic systems built into the frame of the suit. }
    {251}{}{Made of the latest poly-laminate composite, the T-51b shell is lightweight and capable of absorbing over 2500 Joules of kinetic impact. }
    {252}{}{The 10 micron silver ablative coating can reflect laser and radiation emissions without damage to the composite subsurface.}"
    (ZAX 1.2's dialogue)
  4. Ancient Brotherhood disk: "The fact that I can smell Soto's burning flesh where his arm was taken off means that my power armor is no longer airtight, so I'm sucking up a lot more rads than I had planned on. I'm leaking hydraulics at an alarming rate. We need to get far enough away from this place before my armor dies."
  5. Paladin: "{103}{}{Did you know you could survive for weeks without water in a suit of powered armor?}"
    (Generic Paladin's dialogue)
  6. The Vault Dweller: "{112}{}{What type of armor is that your wearing.}"
    Darrel: "{135}{}{This is Powered Combat Infantry Armor model T-51b or more commonly know as Power Armor.}"
    (Darrel's dialogue)
  7. Fallout description: "Powered Armor"
    "A self-contained suit of advanced technology armor. Powered by a micro-fusion reactor, with enough fuel to last a hundred years."