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The Scorched are humans who have been infected with the Scorched Plague, which has erased their self-consciousnesses and linked them to a primitive hive mind. They are described as being halfway between feral and sane, able to speak and use weapons, but lacking in any social structure and exhibiting extreme hostility towards anything uninfected. They are found in Appalachia.

BackgroundEdit

The Scorched mostly consists of former West Virginian residents and military personnel who, after becoming infected, banded together into small groups before succumbing to the effects of the infection and regressing physically and intellectually. Like the marked men of the Divide and unlike certain kinds of feral ghouls, they retain enough fine motor skills and higher brain function to still use firearms and melee weapons, similar to mindless and crazy feral ghouls of New California. It appears many West Virginia National Guardsmen, police officers, firemen, Vault-Tec employees and other groups that have transformed into the Scorched. Scorched often wear different clothes and armor from their pre-infection lives, such as tattered shirts and pants, mechanic jumpsuits, responder paramedic jumpsuits, and raider armor.[1]

Humanoid Scorched have been observed to retain vague memories of their life before infection, clinging to remnants of their past, such as the hand tools they used, the uniforms they wore, or staying near places that held significance to them, such as workplaces.[2] Also, some may participate in events they organized as a human, such as the Scorched in the Protest March event, who are seen carrying protest signs even though the workplaces have long since turned into ruins and the people they're protesting against died or joined their ranks. Certain Scorched even have the capacity to restrain themselves, fixating on singular details of past aspirations.[3]

In addition to the shriveled, burned skin typical of ghouls, the humanoid Scorched possess green crystalline growths throughout their body, piercing through their skin in irregular patterns; these are ultracite shards, formed as a byproduct of the plague growing inside of them. According to preliminary field research done by the overseer of Vault 76, the Scorched are former humans that have contracted the Scorched Plague. The Responders tried to help those with the disease by setting up small clinics to treat patients, and worked to help delay its spread across the region. They were working on a cure, but unfortunately for the people of Appalachia, the Responders were all wiped out before it was completed.[4]

Scorched also possess a hive mind, sometimes saying phrases such as "we are one" and "never alone" when attacking, as detailed in the overseer's Flatwoods log.

Eventually, the growth caused by the plague will overtake its host and root them where they stand or lay, causing them to slowly decay into human-shaped stone-like bioforms before crumbling to dust.[5] Some Scorched may even be found mid-petrification in some locations, such as the Helvetia church.

In 2103, following the eradication of the Scorchbeast Queen and the vaccination of most humans who have returned to Appalachia, the Scorched's influence on the region appears to be in decline. Dismembered Scorched corpses are not uncommonly found as fixtures on the walls of strongholds owned by factions such as the Blood Eagles or Cult of the Mothman. However, the long-term effects of the vaccine are yet to be seen.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

The Scorched are former humans infected by the Scorched Plague. They are linked via a hive mind to scorchbeasts and other infected creatures. They have pink shredded skin with sores and small crystalline protrusions poking out. Their lungs are charred, forcing them to breathe heavily. The crystals are made of ultracite, which emits a weak radiation signature that allows scorched creatures to be tracked. The presence of ultracite in their tissues makes them particularly weak to the depleted form of the mineral. This weakness was leveraged by the Responders' elite unit, the Fire Breathers, by lacing their munitions with depleted ultracite crystals.

Gameplay attributesEdit

Scorched use both guns and melee weapons, making it hard to get away if they spot the player character. They may be hidden among petrified corpses, as one, mid-petrification. In this state, they can be identified by targeting, clothing (petrified corpses don't have clothing), and the pink color of their skin (vs. the corpse's black/gray color). Getting too close to one of these scorched will cause them to violently shake off their stasis and become alert.

VariantsEdit

ScorchedEdit

FO76 Scorched

Note that variants are not distinguished visually and will instead wear tattered versions of outfits determined by the location's theme, eg. asylum outfits near Fort Defiance, skiing gear around Top of the World, or Responder gear around Morgantown Airport.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched
003d005a
Icon level
1
Icon shield silver
5
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
35
Icon electrical
20
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
10
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (10 Icon damage)
Scorched wanderer
003d005b
Icon level
6
Icon shield silver
10
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
50
Icon electrical
20
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
15
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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)
Scorched believer
003d005c
Icon level
14
Icon shield silver
20
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
60
Icon electrical
20
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
25
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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)
Scorched zealot
003d005d
Icon level
23
Icon shield silver
40
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
175
Icon electrical
65
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
35
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (40 Icon damage)
Scorched warrior
003d005e
Icon level
32
Icon shield silver
50
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
195
Icon electrical
65
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
46
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (50 Icon damage)
Scorched berserker
003d005f
Icon level
40
Icon shield silver
60
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
230
Icon electrical
65
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
55
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (60 Icon damage)
Scorched leader
003d0060
Icon level
47
Icon shield silver
70
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
275
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
63
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (75 Icon damage)
  • Icon dead
Scorched controller
003d0061
Icon level
54
Icon shield silver
80
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
300
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
71
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (95 Icon damage)
Scorched champion
003d0062
Icon level
62
Icon shield silver
90
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
315
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
80
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (115 Icon damage)
Scorched conqueror
003d0063
Icon level
68
Icon shield silver
100
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
330
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
87
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 maniac
003f4764
Icon level
74
Icon shield silver
110
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
350
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
94
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (145 Icon damage)
  • Icon dead
Scorched fanatic
003f4765
Icon level
80
Icon shield silver
120
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
375
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
101
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (155 Icon damage)
  • Icon dead
Scorched annhilator Icon sic
003f4766
Icon level
90
Icon shield silver
136
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
400
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
113
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (165 Icon damage)
  • Icon dead
Scorched executioner
003f4767
Icon level
100
Icon shield silver
153
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
425
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
125
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (175 Icon damage)
  • Icon dead

Scorched officerEdit

FO76 Scorched officer

Scorched officers were once high-ranking officers in the United States Armed Forces, responsible for carrying one of eight launch code keys needed to launch a nuke from Appalachia's nuclear I.C.B.M. silos. They can be identified by unique radio packs on their back, emitting both red light and a high-pitched tone that sound off in a regular sequence. All regular Scorched variants may be an officer variant with the same stats, abilities, and items.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched officer
003da73a
Icon level
68
Icon shield silver
100
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
330
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
87
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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)

Holiday ScorchedEdit

FO76 Holiday Scorched

A unique variant of Scorched encountered during the seasonal Holiday Scorched community event. They emit a jingling sound when nearby and wear a variety of Christmas-themed apparel, including Mr. Claus' suit, Mrs. Claus' dress, and the festive winter pant suit. They only use melee weapons and will always be legendary, with a 40% chance to be a 2-star and a 5% chance to be a 3-star. All regular Scorched variants may spawn as a holiday variant with the same stats and abilities, though the variant name may remain unchanged.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Holiday Scorched Gametitle-FO76 NW
0059b559
Icon level
1
Icon shield silver
5
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
35
Icon electrical
20
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
10
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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 (10 Icon damage)
Holiday Scorched Gametitle-FO76 NW
0059b559
Icon level
68
Icon shield silver
100
Icon acid
0
Icon heart
330
Icon electrical
100
Icon fire
?
Icon XP
87
Icon radiation
Immune
11c
?
Icon eye
5
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)

LocationsEdit

The Scorched are found all throughout Appalachia.

Related questsEdit

ChallengesEdit

  • Kill Scorched (daily)

Notable ScorchedEdit

AppearancesEdit

The Scorched appear only in Fallout 76.

BugsEdit

PCIcon pc When Scorched are posing as petrified corpses, a headshot kills with any gun may send them ragdolling into the air. [verified]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

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