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The fiercest flying insect in the commonwealth, the Stingwing strikes relentlessly with its poisoned stinger.Fallout 4 In-game Description

Stingwings are flying creatures mutated from scorpion-flies that live in the Commonwealth in 2287.

BackgroundEdit

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 threat.

CharacteristicsEdit

Stingwings appear to be a large, mutated form of scorpion-fly, with extended mouth parts 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 make them formidable opponents.

BiologyEdit

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 attributesEdit

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 three 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.

VariantsEdit

StingwingEdit

Stingwing2

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing
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Icon level
10
Icon eye
4
Icon heart
50
Icon shield silver
20
Icon electrical
30
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
200
Icon XP
15
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
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Stingwing darterEdit

Stingwing darter

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing darter
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Icon level
18
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
65
Icon shield silver
30
Icon electrical
45
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
200
Icon XP
26
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
Melee ( Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Stingwing skimmerEdit

Stingwing skimmer

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing skimmer
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Icon level
30
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
110
Icon shield silver
40
Icon electrical
60
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
44
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
Melee ( Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Glowing stingwingEdit

Glowing stingwing

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

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing stingwing
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Icon level
42
Icon eye
5
Icon heart
140
Icon shield silver
50
Icon electrical
75
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
61
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
Melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
empty

Stingwing chaserEdit

Stingwing chaser

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 (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Stingwing chaser
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Icon level
54+
Icon eye
6
Icon heart
265+
Icon shield silver
60
Icon electrical
90
Icon radiation
Immune
Icon poison
0
Icon XP
78
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
melee (0 Icon damage)
Icon attack
melee

AppearancesEdit

Stingwings appear in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenesEdit

The stingwing is based off the mecoptera, or scorpion-fly, 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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