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Scorchbeasts are creatures found in Appalachia in 2102.

BackgroundEdit

Beneath the entirety of Appalachia lies a vast colony of these draconic bat horrors. After a period of time, the colony becomes overcrowded and the scorchbeasts dig to the surface to destroy settlements and devour humans, leaving large rifts in the landscape. The only way to shut them is to launch one of the few remaining nuclear I.C.B.M.s from one of three silos scattered across Appalachia, collapsing the rifts and killing those scorchbeasts that remain. This is only a temporary measure, however, as the scorchbeasts will once again overpopulate and breach the surface somewhere else after a period of time, necessitating repeated strikes by vigilant humans to prevent the surface from being fully overrun.[1]

These creatures were originally created and studied by the Enclave when a bat was exposed to a biochemical test.[2]

Scorchbeasts are partially responsible for the creation of the Scorched, as, according to research by the Vault 76 overseer, their underground colony contains a fungus responsible for the Scorched Plague, causing the crystalline growths seen on the Scorched.[3]

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Scorchbeasts have evolved from an unknown species of bat, presumed to be pygmy bats by the Free States.[4] The gargantuan creature has pointed ears and membranous wings, allowing it to fly and soar through the air. The scorchbeast's body is laced with ultracite, which can be extracted from their hides, bones, and wings. Strong and aggressive, it attacks with razor-sharp teeth, claws, a powerful sonic blast capable of shattering wood and metal structures, and by dousing the player character in an acidic, radioactive mist that permeates through cover.

Gameplay attributesEdit

The scorchbeast summons many Scorched enemies while fighting. It utilizes three different attacks, the first being a long-range sonic attack, which is performed while flying.

The second attack is a radiation fog, commonly referred to as crop-dusting due to it dispersing from its wings much like a crop duster, and travels through roofs and walls. The scorchbeast will continue to dust an area, even if the player character is in caution status.

The third attack style is a sweeping attack which it utilizes while on the ground.

The scorchbeast also has a tendency to heal itself when left alone for a while, similar to other creatures. They have also been seen to attack and infect other enemies, usually those that are in combat with it. Scorchbeast attacks are relentless but not as powerful as some others. It is possible to run a considerable distance while under attack. It is also possible to enter a building, gully, or other sheltered area, go into sneak mode, and wait out the attack although the player character may be attacked by other scorched creatures.

Due to the sonic attacks counting as explosive damage rather than energy damage, equipping a full set of armor with the dense modification is very effective at reducing incoming damage. Equipping the Fireproof perk will also help significantly. Automated surface to air missile batteries can be repaired at several of the BOS firebases if a player character is close to one of the locations. The ASAM(s) can help fight the scorchbeast or provide a diversion. The 2/19/2019 update "increased the timer between successive Sonic Scream volleys to 10 seconds for Scorchbeasts and the Scorchbeast Queen in order to reduce the frequency of these attacks. Dev Note: This change should help players have some more time to react between Sonic Scream volleys."[5]

VariantsEdit

ScorchbeastEdit

FO76 Scorchbeast

A standard scorchbeast, these fearsome creatures can range in level. When they are diseased, their sonic blasts will affect the player character in the form of the Blight, a disease will lower all SPECIAL stats by 1 point.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorchbeast
00011c80
Icon level
50
Icon eye
7
Icon heart
3700
Icon shield silver
125
Icon electrical
125
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
~255
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (75 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Sonic blast (40 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Radiation gas (10 Icon damage)
Scorchbeast
003c2bd4
Icon level
65
Icon eye
7
Icon heart
3800
Icon shield silver
150
Icon electrical
150
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
~330
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (85 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Sonic blast (50 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Radiation gas (15 Icon damage)
Scorchbeast
003c2b4f
Icon level
80
Icon eye
7
Icon heart
3900
Icon shield silver
200
Icon electrical
200
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
~405
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (95 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Sonic blast (60 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Radiation gas (20 Icon damage)

Extra crispy scorchbeastEdit

A weakened scorchbeast encountered in the Nuclear Winter mode.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Extra crispy scorchbeast Gametitle-FO76 NW
0048ea6e
Icon level
50
Icon eye
?
Icon heart
?
Icon shield silver
?
Icon electrical
?
Icon radiation
?
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
?
Icon fist
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optionalIcon optionalIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
  • Icon dead

Scorchbeast queenEdit

FO76 Scorchbeast queen

The scorchbeast queen is spawned by dropping a nuclear missile on Fissure site Prime, and is considered to be the final boss of the game. Eight or more participants are recommended for this difficult server-wide event, in which she must be killed within 25 minutes. During this engagement, waves of lesser enemies, including other scorchbeasts and scorched variants of most enemies (alongside the rare non-scorched enemy) will attack the player characters in addition to the danger of the queen herself. The resistances of the scorchbeast queen like all other creatures in 76 are determined by a level curve table, however even before her resistances take effect, she reduces all incoming damage by 70%.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorchbeast queen
003e2720 (Scorched Earth)
Icon level
95
Icon eye
7
Icon heart
32767
Icon shield silver
300
Icon electrical
300
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
?
Icon XP
~475
Icon fist
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon requiredIcon optionalIcon optional
Icon confidence
Brave: Will avoid/flee from threats only if severely outmatched.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Icon group
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Icon attack
Melee (220 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Sonic blast (150 Icon damage)
Icon attack
Radiation gas (20 Icon damage)

LocationsEdit

Scorchbeast map

Scorchbeast locations. Map may not be updated. For the live updated map, please visit [1]

Scorchbeasts can frequently be found at these locations, usually following player characters or a succession of other targets from their spawn points:

There are one or more non-aggressive scorchbeast(s) flying around the Forest. These have a light yellow name and heath bar. If attacked, their name and health bar will turn red and they will fight back but if the player breaks off their attack, after a minute or two, the scorchbeast will stop it's attack and return to it's patrol. It or they have been sighted:

AppearancesEdit

Scorchbeasts appear only in Fallout 76 and its add-on Nuclear Winter.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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