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The Scorched are humans who have succumbed to the Scorched Plague.

Background[]

Main article: Scorched Plague

The disease is spread by direct contact or droplets.[1] The Vault 76 overseer describes the creatures flying overhead to be capable of infecting those below from the sky.[2] It causes both humans and creatures to transform into Scorched.

The effects start with a series of significant physical changes in its victims. At first, the victim's skin will darken, and smell of ash.[3] Eventually, intense burning lesions begin to form.[4] After some time, the victim's skin will split open, exposing the presence of green ultracite crystals that break up from beneath their skin.[5] The plague results in subjects being controlled by a hive mind.[6][7][8]

76 BC Scorched at the temple

Human specific information[]

A Scorched human can result when a human is infected by the Scorched Plague which in turn mutates its host. The effects are similar to those that affect other animals. Scorched humans are able to use melee weapons and firearms. They wear tattered civilian wear, military uniforms and faction outfits such as the varied dress of the Responders or raider armor. Their vocalizations refer to themselves in the plural, with typical phrases being "we are one" or "never alone."[9]

In 2103, following the elimination of the scorchbeast queen and subsequent vaccination of the settlers and raiders who have returned to Appalachia, the Scorched influence on the region is in decline. Fixtures comprised of the dismembered corpses of Scorched are not uncommonly found mounted onto the walls of outposts and strongholds claimed by regional factions such as the Blood Eagles or the Cult of the Mothman, showing how they are managing to combat the Scorched as well with the vaccine available.

There are no known scorched ghouls. Feral ghouls are known to be highly resistant to the Scorched Plague.[10]

Gameplay attributes[]

Scorched are affected by the Zealot's legendary effect. They will attack anything or anyone that is not infected with the Scorched Plague.

Variants[]

FO76 Scorched

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 (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched
003D005A
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)
Scorched wanderer
003D005B
Level
LVL 6
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 50
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 15
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)
Scorched believer
003D005C
Level
LVL 14
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 60
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 25
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (8 Damage)
Scorched zealot
003D005D
Level
LVL 23
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 100
Energy Resistance
En.R 25
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 35
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (15 Damage)
Scorched warrior
003D005E
Level
LVL 32
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 150
Energy Resistance
En.R 50
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 46
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (25 Damage)
Scorched berserker
003D005F
Level
LVL 40
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 230
Energy Resistance
En.R 50
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 55
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (45 Damage)
  • Dead Drops (1)
Scorched leader
003D0060
Level
LVL 47
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 275
Energy Resistance
En.R 50
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 63
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (75 Damage)
Scorched controller
003D0061
Level
LVL 54
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 300
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 71
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (95 Damage)
Scorched champion
003D0062
Level
LVL 62
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 315
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 80
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (115 Damage)
Scorched conqueror
003D0063
Level
LVL 68
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 330
Damage Resistance
Dam.R 100
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 87
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (135 Damage)
Scorched maniac
003F4764
Level
LVL 74
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 350
Damage Resistance
Dam.R 100
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 94
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (145 Damage)
Scorched fanatic
003F4765
Level
LVL 80
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 375
Damage Resistance
Dam.R 100
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 101
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (155 Damage)
Scorched annhilator In-game spelling, punctuation and/or grammar
003F4766
Level
LVL 90
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 400
Damage Resistance
Dam.R 100
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 113
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (165 Damage)
Scorched executioner
003F4767
Level
LVL 100
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 800
Damage Resistance
Dam.R 100
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 125
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (200 Damage)
Scorched foreman Quest
Strength in Numbers

003D005A
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)
Scorched scientist Quest
Over and Out

003D005A
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)
Scorched officer Quest
Over and Out

003D005A
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)
  • Dead Drops (1)
Scorched chief Quest
Over and Out

003D005A
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)

Scorched officer[]

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 (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched officer
003DA73A
Level
LVL 68
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 330
Damage Resistance
Dam.R 100
Energy Resistance
En.R 100
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Fire Resistance
Fire.R 100
Cold Resistance
Cryo.R 100
Experience Points
XP 87
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (135 Damage)

Scorched suicider[]

A Scorched that is armed with a frag grenade and charges toward enemies in a kamikaze attack. Regardless of success, their bodies may be looted for a spare frag grenade. Found only on the Top of the World mezzanine during and after Strange Bedfellows and during Daily Ops involving Scorched as the primary enemies encountered in it.

Name (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched suicider Quest
Strange Bedfellows

003D005A
Level
LVL 1
Hit Points
HP 35
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)

Scorched exterminator[]

Scorched Exterminator

A powerful Scorched only seen as the boss enemy of Daily Ops involving the Scorched as the primary enemies encountered in it. It will be armored in raider armor, carry a Gauss pistol with a unique energy barrel, and have a paler complexion compared to other Scorched.

Name (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched exterminator Daily Ops
003D005A
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)

Scorched overseer[]

Scorched Overseer

Wearing power armor with Hellfire prototype paint, the infected overseer of Vault 51 defends the ZAX mainframe with a Gatling laser.

Name (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched overseer Fallout Worlds
0060CFF7
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)

Holiday Scorched[]

FO76 Holiday Scorched

A unique variant of Scorched encountered during the seasonal Holiday Scorched community event. They emit a jingling sound while moving 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 (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Holiday Scorched Seasonal content
Holiday Scorched

0059B559
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)

Spooky Scorched[]

Vampire Scorched

A unique variant of Scorched encountered during the seasonal Spooky Scorched community event. They are slightly bigger than their counterparts, make a ghostly organ sound while walking around and wear a variety of Halloween-themed costumes. They will 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 spooky variant with the same stats and abilities, though the variant name may remain unchanged.

Name (Form ID)Base StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Spooky Scorched Seasonal content
Spooky Scorched

00620393
Level
LVL 1
Perception
PER 5
Hit Points
HP 35
Radiation Resistance
Rad.R Immune
Experience Points
XP 10
With modsStats scale up to match player level
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggr. Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Conf. Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Assis. Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
Attack
Unarmed (4 Damage)

Locations[]

Events[]

Named Scorched[]

Notes[]

Appearances[]

The Scorched appear in Fallout 76. Scorched in the form of petrified corpses also appear in Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.

Behind the scenes[]

Concept artist Katya Chiu labelled her concept art "scorched ghouls of Appalachia".[Non-game 1]

Bugs[]

  • PCPC Scorched may be frozen in place and the player can damage them, and they may still be standing after they are killed. The church in Helvetia is a major site for this. [verified]
  • PCPC When a Scorched is posing as a petrified corpse, a headshot kill with a ranged weapon may send them ragdolling into the air. [verified]

Gallery[]

Festive Scorched[]

Spooky Scorched[]

Artwork[]

References[]

  1. Vault Dweller: "[Intelligence 4+] It's spread by direct contact, possibly droplets. Incubation is unknown, but there is an inoculation."
    Aubrie Willem: "Thank God for that. If there's an inoculation, we need to get that to Foundation yesterday. This disease of yours is no joke."
  2. Overseer's log - Morgantown
  3. Morgantown Airport terminal entries; Responders laboratory terminal, The Scorched Plague
  4. Morgantown Airport terminal entries; Terminal, Scorched research
  5. Message from Hank Madigan
  6. Fallout 76 loading screens: "The Scorched are human beings afflicted by a strange condition known as the Scorched Plague, and are now controlled by a violent hive mind. But what is the Plague's source? And can it be stopped?"
  7. Fallout 76 loading screens: "A Scorchbeast Queen and her army of mind-controlled minions are terrorizing the area. Stop them if you can!"
  8. Ella Ames' bunker terminal entries; Group Recognition?
  9. Overseer's log - Flatwoods
  10. AVR Medical Center terminal entries; AVR Medical laboratory terminal, Inoculation Project Overview

Non-game

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