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The fiercest flying insect in the Commonwealth, the Stingwing strikes relentlessly with its poisoned stinger.Fallout 4 loading screens

Stingwings are flying creatures mutated from scorpionflies that live in the Commonwealth in 2287.

Background

Stingwings were created by radiation at some point between the start of the Great War and 2287. They are known to build large clusters of nests on the ground and walls, with nests themselves oozing a bright yellow sap akin to honey from their entrances. When these nests are approached, multiple stingwings will emerge to fiercely defend them from potential threats.

Characteristics

Stingwings appear to be a large, mutated form of scorpionfly, with extended mouthparts and a scorpion-like tail, ending in a bulbous and deadly sting. They can often be found in swarms, and their erratic flying coupled with a venomous sting makes them formidable opponents.

Biology

Due to radiation, stingwings have developed a venomous sting not found on their modern, unmutated counterparts. Also, unlike the modern-day Mecoptera order of insects, stingwings appear to exhibit no sexual dimorphism, as only male scorpion-flies wield the appendage which grants them their name.

Gameplay attributes

Fragile but agile, the stingwing can be taken down in relatively few shots even at mid-level. It is, however, extremely fast, hits fairly hard, and fond of a "dive-bombing" tactic where it circles the player character and rushes in to hit once before returning to circling. They are often encountered in groups of up to five and can be a harsh problem due to their speed and erratic movements, which can combine to make them very hard to hit without V.A.T.S. Another tactic the stingwing tends to use is to rush at the player character in single file.

Variants

Stingwing

Stingwing2.jpg

The most common form of stingwing found throughout the Commonwealth. They are usually found in groups, although a few can be found alone.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing
0005FBB3
Level
10
Perception
4
Hit Points
50
Damage Resistance
20
Energy Resistance
30
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
200
Experience Points
15
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Stingwing darter

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A tougher, faster version of a stingwing. At least one stingwing darter can usually be found in a group at mid levels.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing darter
001423BB
Level
18
Perception
5
Hit Points
65
Damage Resistance
30
Energy Resistance
45
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
200
Experience Points
26
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee ( Damage)
Attack
empty

Stingwing skimmer

Stingwing skimmer.jpg

A tougher version of a regular stingwing. Usually encountered in a group at higher levels.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing skimmer
001423BC
Level
30
Perception
5
Hit Points
110
Damage Resistance
40
Energy Resistance
60
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
44
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee ( Damage)
Attack
empty

Glowing stingwing

Glowing stingwing.jpg

A version of the stingwing whose body glows due to an abundance of absorbed radiation. They are most commonly encountered at higher levels.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing stingwing
001423BD
Level
42
Perception
5
Hit Points
140
Damage Resistance
50
Energy Resistance
75
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
61
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Stingwing chaser

Stingwing chaser.jpg

Chasers can be considered as the toughest of the stingwing variants. They are fast, hit hard, and are especially dangerous when encountered in groups, as they will attack together. Once the Sole Survivor reaches higher levels, they will spawn in various areas.

Name (Form ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing chaser
001423BE
Level
54+
Perception
6
Hit Points
265+
Damage Resistance
60
Energy Resistance
90
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Poison Resistance
0
Experience Points
78
AI attributes
Very aggressiveIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
AI attributes
FoolhardyIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon required.png
AI attributes
Helps alliesIcon required.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
melee (0 Damage)
Attack
melee

Appearances

Stingwings appear in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

The stingwing is based on the Mecoptera, or scorpionfly, which has no ability to sting. The large, threatening tail simply houses the males' genitals. This insect is, in reality, completely harmless.

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