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For the deceased settlers present before Wastelanders, see Settler (Fallout 76).

 
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The Settlers are a faction in Appalachia in 2103.

Background[edit | edit source]

Led by Paige, the former head of a Construction Workers Union in Washington, D.C., the Settlers are a hard-working and industrious crew. Generally made up of people well-versed in the construction and running of a city, the group of survivors originates from many different locations, primarily hailing from parts of Pennsylvania.[1]

After hearing that Appalachia might offer some refuge from the trials of the wasteland, the Settlers made their way into the area in hopes of finding a safe place to begin rebuilding. In 2103, the group broke ground at Spruce Knob, repurposing existing buildings, clearing the surrounding trees and creating a fledgling city which they dubbed Foundation.[2] Sometime after arriving at Foundation, Ward became in charge of the day-to-day operations of the settlement, although still formally answering to Paige.[3][4] The settlement is the first step in the faction's plan to reclaim the Appalachian wasteland.[5]

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Paige and his Settlers are first encountered in the quest Here to Stay, when they are visited by the Vault Dwellers under orders from the Vault 76 overseer to have them inoculated to protect them from the Scorched Plague. Paige is hesitant to trust them on the threat the Scorched pose and asks them to find his doctor, Aubrie Willem, to tell him about the inoculation. If Aubrie agrees, then Paige fully supports it as well. Aubrie's camp is found northwest of Vault 96, but the Settlers with him have been wiped out by the Scorched, and he himself had taken refuge in a nearby cave he fortified the entrance of.

After speaking with him and telling him of the inoculation, he will head back to Foundation to spread the word, and Paige will agree to have the inoculation administered to the Settlers to protect them from the Scorched Plague. After that, the Vault Dwellers are faced with the decision to either side with Paige and his Settlers or go against them by siding with Meg and her raiders, to gain access to the riches hidden within Vault 79 as that was the real reason for both factions and many others returning to Appalachia.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Settler[edit | edit source]

FO76WL Settler with map.png

These are normal settlers attempting to reclaim Appalachia.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler
0056419d
Level
1-66
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
75
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler colonist[edit | edit source]

FO76WL Settler colonist.png

Settler colonists may appear in random encounters thanking the player character for their work with the settlers. One may also be asked to free a settler colonist during an ally-assigned rescue quest.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler colonist
0056419e
Level
4
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
85
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler apprentice[edit | edit source]

FO76WL Settler apprentice.png

Settler apprentices may appear in random encounters asking the player character where they are headed, at which point they can either be robbed or given supplies. One may also be asked to free a settler apprentice during an ally-assigned rescue quest.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler apprentice
0056419f
Level
9
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
85
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler craftsman[edit | edit source]

Settler craftsmen may appear in random encounters accompanied by a beatboxing eyebot. One may also be asked to free a settler craftsman during an ally-assigned rescue quest.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler craftsman
005641a0
Level
14
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
235
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler journeyman[edit | edit source]

Settler journeymen may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler journeyman
005641a1
Level
21
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
270
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler machinist[edit | edit source]

Settler machinists may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler machinist
005641a2
Level
30
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
340
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler engineer[edit | edit source]

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Settler engineers may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures, and can also be found at Foundation. One random encounter involves an engineer with binoculars scouting out a good spot for a camp. Another encounter has an engineer asking the player character for any supplies that they have to spare.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler engineer
005641a3
005a2053
Level
39
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
365
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler mastersmith[edit | edit source]

Settler mastersmiths are one of the strongest variants of settlers. They may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures, and can also be found at Foundation.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler mastersmith
005641a4
005a2054
Level
50
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
390
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler guard[edit | edit source]

FO76WL Settler guard.png

Settler guards protect Foundation itself and are stationed along the perimeter of the town.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler guard
0058e6c6
0058e6c8
Level
39-66
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
390
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Settler hinterlander[edit | edit source]

FO76WL Settler hinterlander.png

Settler hinterlanders are the most experienced type of settler. They may appear in random encounters of roaming settler groups battling various creatures, and can also be found at Foundation.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Settler hinterlander
005a2055
005641a5
Level
66
Damage Resistance
0
Poison Resistance
0
Hit Points
390
Energy Resistance
0
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
0
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
4
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Aggressive: Will attack enemies on sight.Icon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps friends: Will help friends and allies.Icon required.pngIcon required.png

Notable members[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Settlers appear only in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fallout 76 loading screens: "The Settlers at Foundation traveled from a variety of areas to make a new home in Appalachia, but most come from various parts of Pennsylvania."
  2. Inside the Vault: New Arrivals Coming to Appalachia in Wastelanders
  3. Vault Dweller: "What can you tell me about the others?"
    Samuel: "Ward's in charge out here. Oh, he'll say he ain't, but he is. Of course he reports to Paige for the big stuff."
    (W05_GoldVendor_Settler_Samuel.txt)
  4. Fallout 76 loading screens: "The Settlers at Foundation rely on cooperation and collaboration, but respect the guidance of Paige and Ward, who are the closest the settlement has to leaders."
  5. Fallout 76 loading screens: "The settlement of Foundation represents the first step in the Settlers' plan to reclaim Appalachia, through building, expansion and community."
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