I'm Slag, and we are the Forged. And you, stranger - you're somebody with some guts. I like that.

Slag is the current leader of the Forged, an especially fanatical gang of fire-worshipping raiders established in the Saugus Ironworks in 2287.


Slag is the leader of the Forged and is originally from outside the Commonwealth. When first accepting recruits, it was a slow process, as many of the recruits died early in the trials. At some point he engaged in conflict with the Gunners and killed many notable members, which inspired more people to join including several former Gunners. By the time the Sole Survivor reaches the Ironworks, he has a strong, well equipped raider army.

He wields Abraham Finch's Shishkebab sword which Jake Finch gave to Slag to gain his favor as an offering in order to join the Forged.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

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This character is involved in quests.


  • Out of the Fire: Slag and his gang are in the middle of the initiation ritual of Jake Finch when the Sole Survivor enters Saugus Ironworks's blast furnace. Whether the Sole Survivor decides to save Jake or not, Slag will be hostile after a short dialogue.
  • Here There Be Monsters: If Slag has not been killed previously, he will be leading the initiation ritual of Jake Finch in the blast furnace and the Sole Survivor will have to kill all the Forged to recover the dampening coil.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Raider power armor - 4 limbs
T-45 power armor - chest
Laser pistol
Saugus roof key
Fusion core


  • If the residents of Finch Farm are killed before entering Saugus, Jake Finch will be found standing just outside the blast furnace with Slag and the other forged inside remaining friendly (albeit with no dialogue).


Slag appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

Slag is a byproduct from the process of smelting to separate a metal from its ore.

[1]Slag is a nickname for a foreman in Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, named James 'Slag' Wormwood at the 1900s. He was known to be cruel man and forced his workers do dangerous things to keep the furnace fed and impress the supervisors. This led to loads of accidents, deaths of at least 47 people, and even an explosion that left six workers blind. In 1906, Wormwood himself lost his footing on the highest furnace and fell in, melting to death.


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