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Roosevelt Academy Edit

I found at least 5 Super Mutant Overlords during my first exploration of Roosevelt Academy. Does this site respawn Overlords? V.A.T.S. addict 20:02, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

what difficulty Edit

for them to spawn?--Cc123 21:53, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Any. - Bot

Will the new monsters... Edit

Spawn during a normal game now? That is, will you see them before doing the final quest? Dcruze 17:48, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

  • I guess the above sections answers my question. Dcruze 17:15, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

If you download Broken Steel with out beating the game The Hellfires will come in. Same with the Albinos and Overlords. Oh and the level caps too. Dont download Broken Steel until you at Take it Back! You can get the new Enclave crap on the way to Jefferson Memorial. --Kirby888 16:28, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Location Edit

There are 3 or 4 of them in the L'Enfant Districts of the city, between the Jeferson Memorial and Rivet City, inside the Museum of Technology, and one or two at the western back wall of the Citadel.--DSKs Sickness 1 17:30, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Shouldn't this just be shortened to "Can appear anywhere there are supermutants"? Fat Man Spoon 00:24, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

I'd guess so since I run into them with most Super Mutant hoardes.--Vinsen Lawlike 00:33, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

I ran into one on the GNR quest, inside the Museum of Technology; and i was only level 13 (and normal difficulty)! It took a sneak attack with a nuke grenade without flinching. I had to reload 3 times before i could defeat it.

  • I was going through the wasteland gathering xp and ran into some just after quicksaving. It killed me since I was low on health, and when I reloaded a normal super mutant brute was in its place. So my guess is it's random. Dcruze 17:18, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
    • I checked with the GECK. There seems to be two places where they are outright cloned in the game. There's one at the Chevy Chase checkpoint (GNR plaza), and two just east of Paradise Falls up the mountainside at a shack.
    • I'm not sure how the mechanics works with the other places where they respawn, some type of grouped encounter or something.
    • Then there's the random encounter ones. Dcruze 18:55, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
  • One good thing about this is the game is finally hard again. Time to put those 500 stimpaks and 50 mini-nukes to good use. Dcruze 18:58, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

"Only" level 13, eh? I just met one at level 5... Good thing I happened to have a Fat Man with me! Seriously, that's like replacing the Radroaches in Vault 101 with Deathclaws.:P 21:13, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah I was level 3 and one of them killed 3 brotherhood soldiers and 2 turrets at the citadeal:/

Only level 3 and 5 huh? Well guess what when I was level -6 I met 10 of these and a behemoth. Seriously though, Id consider Reavers more of a pain in the ass.

Bug Edit

On Xbox 360, German version, those fellows are very often stuck in rubble - either in the wild or in city-ruins. Can you confirm this? (when killed, the corpse is sometimes inaccessible since it got lost in the rubble)


Reverse pickpocketing not working in current patch? (x360)

I'm having the same problems with x360. Sometimes I can pickpocket them, sometimes I can't. 17:00, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure about the 360 but as of 1.5 on PC it seems that overlords using tri-beam laser rifles cannot be pickpocketed; however I have been able to plant grenades on overlords using gatling lasers and super sledges.

Same problem with 1.4. Tri beam overloads can't be pick pocketed at all.

can't pickpocket tri-beams either, but can pickpocket gattling lasers, havn't tried sledges- Joe Hanson

Overlords with tri-beam lasers cannot be pickpocketed, but the ones with gatlinglasers can. I never tried this on the original, unpatched version.

Moved from articleEdit


  • The fastest and easiest way to kill an Overlord on any difficulty is to approach him in sneak mode, and simply place a live grenade or mine in his pocket, killing him instantly if successful. Even if you fail, he will not become alerted to your presence, but you will be unable to try again as failing will lock you out. This also works for all other classes of super mutant. However, Overlords wielding Tri-beam laser rifles cannot be pickpocketed.
  • Super mutant overlords will commonly be in possession of a Mini nuke. This can be extremely dangerous if you wait to start the GNR battle at levels 18-30 because they will run over and pick up the Fat Man in the center of the square before you ever get a chance to.
  • Due to their extreme resilience to damage, sneak attacks are a relatively effective way of bringing these monsters down. Weapons which fire several shots (such as Shotguns, the Metal Blaster, or Tri-beam laser rifle (Fallout 3)) can be very effective in this case. This is because firing these weapons outside of V.A.T.S. causes each shot to register individually, allowing the critical multiplied to deliver extremely high damage.
  • Another effective way of killing these mutants is to target their weapons. Breaking their weapon seems to either make them run or force them to find a new one. This gives you time to inflict as much damage as you can before they do so.
  • The scoped Gauss rifle is also a very good weapon to use, even when you are seen by the Super mutant. The possible knockout effect makes it easy to attack the mutant when it is down.
  • If you are in possession of the Scoped Gauss Rifle, dealing with these creatures is much easier. Simply take out surrounding mutants and proceed to use your rifle to keep them on the floor. It can take some time, especially on higher difficulties, but is a much safer way to kill them. It even makes dealing with two of them easier and quite comical, as long as your Luck is sufficient, around 1/2 of your shots are criticals so they're rolling around on the floor for a majority of the fight.
  • If you have taken the Paralyzing Palm perk you can easily take them down. Using V.A.T.S.. and an unarmed weapon, you can paralyze them for 30 seconds, quickly switching to another weapon after doing so.
  • The previously mentioned Violator, that was going to supposedly be their melee weapon[1]was either cut from the game or renamed.


Known locations so far (that respawn):

Kingclyde 00:24, 19 May 2009 (UTC)kingclyde

XP Edit

It might be worthy to note that while much more powerful than Super Mutant Masters, they grant the same XP reward (50).

How dare they! //--TehK 21:54, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Bastards! Fat Man Spoon 21:58, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
All that ammo,all those stimpacks,all those broken weapons,and all i get is the XP i got from killing a master,im gonna fuckin' Shove there tri beam laser rifles so far up their ass theyll be pissin' shittin and spewing laser for eternity Werewolfhell 19:24, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, maybe if you ever tried to kill one, you'd notice that. Then you can make all your rude comments to your neighbors, who will most likely hear you scream at fallout 3 for not giving you enough experience points. No-lifes.-No name required june 23,2010 2017hrs

Mini Nukes Edit

I've been told these drop mini nukes, and i've killed 4 of the dam things( 3 with super sledges, and one with a tri beam) used up 5 mini nukes and dam near all my 44 ammo( thank god for the ammo press) and havn't gotten a single one, i have 8 luck, lvl 25 and i'm playing on hard- Joe Han Son

Nevermind, i just killed 3 in the nat achives, found 2 on the corpses- Joe Han Son

Worst Overlord ever!!! Edit

I once saw a overlord and i was like OH MY GOD RUN!!!! But when I ran aleast 2 miles i have not been shot. So i go back to see the mutant. He was friendly and had 10mm pistol.


but........... i got bored and shot him but he didnt die. I did everything to kill him even the FAT MAN

Came back tot he spot still there.

why did this happen?-- 00:15, 27 May 2009 (UTC) Kirby888

First of all, don't post like that. The whole "OMGLOLOL I WUZ LIKE WTF!?" thing doesn't really work around here.
Secondly, you probably just me Uncle Leo. --Clean Up 00:25, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

But he looked like a Overlord and his name was Super Mutant Overlord. I dont know how he is friendly or how he got the 10mm. Maybe got it from a dead guy in the Waste.

i guess uncle leo

Cool story, bro Firoas 23:13, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

weird... All I can say is dont mix up psycho with jet and pop in an ultrajet.. Its probably a glitch or easter egg.. did you try talking to MR. Overlord??.. NOOO.. We found a super mutant lets kill him.. Thats racism you know?--NightPhoenix 18:39, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Cool story, brosif.- smmg

Its probably a bug from a mod. Or you have a seriously messed up glitch that no-ones ever heard about.

Possible glitch? Edit

I'm on level 22 and none have shown up in Murder Pass, Vault 87, Outside and In the Capital building...Have been playing for hours and haven't seen one yet. Tried reinstalling the DLC but as yet to no avail : / 23:04, 28 May 2009 (UTC)Mondo

they don't realy show up that often till about lvl 25-up, i went up till then and found only one with a sledge, soon as i passed 25, the dam things were everywere-- 22:59, 11 June 2009 (UTC)JoeHanSon

Pfft. I encountered one at level 7. Worst experience of my life, right next to the first time I stumbled across Old Olney. He was one of two mutants attacking the sniper nests at the Citadel. Nitpicker of the Wastes 16:32, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

Found one at GNR at level 3....well more like 5 of them....and one of them jsut had to pick up the fat man...then the behemoth showed up and i remembered lyons pride got stuck up under the map....lets jsut say i did for the first time in a fight since the game was released Werewolfhell 16:36, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
5? I only met one there at level 3. I just hid. Fat Man Spoon 16:38, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
Huh? Last time I went through there, I was at level 16. No Overlords anywhere in Chevy Chase. Nitpicker of the Wastes 16:42, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
It's possible to find one at level 2, I ran from vault 101 to the outcast outpost and lo and behold there was an overlord with his asexual buddies bringing the pain to the outcasts, luckily I had a stealth boy.Amorality 16:44, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
I have had the wonderful experience of meeting not one, but three between levels 2-4, outside GNR, the Citadel and at the Jefferson Memorial. Believe me, it put the fear of mutant into my very soul. 03:29, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

Notes Edit

  • Overlords seem to have more strength to the Behemoth than Masters.

someone should edit this -- 03:20, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Well, their S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stats are higher, but they have less of a damage enchantment, and their wepons do less. No name required, June 23 2010. 2023hrs

Investigating claims Edit

I'm on a second playthrough with Broken Steel installed, and I'm at level 14, having cleared all the story line missions up to Picking Up the Trail that involve fighting Super Mutants. I have not seen a single Overlord anywhere, not even in Mutant heavy places such as the National Archives. Also on my first playthrough save file (level 30), after exploring the GNR Plaza and the area near Chevy Chase a few times I have not encountered any Overlords in that area, and I didn't just wait a few days near GNR either. I left and came back periodically to refresh the spawns. Levelled Mutants as high as Masters would spawn, but no Overlords. As an afterthought, don't believe anything Werewolfhell claims. If you want proof that I'm not flaming go look here. Vault01 19:27, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Um, well I found one there. Fat Man Spoon 19:29, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes, he's an idiot. Yes, he was wrong about the Stranger's Magnum. But he's right about the Overlords. They are random spawns, and the chances of finding them before level 18, the intended break-point, are astronomically slim. But, it can happen. So, stop flaming. Start poking around the Roosevelt Academy. Nitpicker of the Wastes 19:32, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
You lucky bastard. 03:30, December 22, 2009 (UTC)

Reverse Pickpocketing Edit

As long as the Super Mutant Overlord isn't equipped with a Tri-Beam Laser Rifle you should be able to reverse pickpocket them.

Sneaking Edit

Use of the Chinese stealth armor and the perforator work wonders. I'm currently in V87, and I've seen more Overlords than Masters, regulars, and Brutes combined. I can sit in the middle of a hallway, spraying at them to my hearts content and they can't see me. it's brilliant. 04:23, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

trivia Edit

just to say, every super mutant looks A LITTLE BIT like then ogres in oblivion. but this trivia is just crap. i know alot of movies in them are monsters they look a little bit like super mutants, should i add them? (rethorical question.) -- 16:50, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

A major bug. Is it just me? Edit

Now, I have been playing Broken Steel for a while now, it is purely enjoyable, I am running weapons mods, and have the first 4 DLC packs installed respectively. The only really irritating, frustrating, and just plain brain-throbbing part of Broken Steel is the fact that the Overlords seem to be able to aim their guns even when they are flinching from a crippled torso or even a crippled leg. They also seem to run even when flinching from crippled limbs, they just glide across whatever ground there is... I've tried running the DLC without any mods running, and even then they still do this. It's a really annoying bug because they somehow manage to punch me even when they are flinching from inflicted damage. I want to know; is it just me, or does anybody have this bug happening to them? And if anything, does anybody know what I can do to fix this? -Koriatsu

I have that problem if I aim to cripple both legs before finishing them. That's why I don't use the dart gun, but instead use an accurate rifle to take out one leg, then take out their weapon (those last two in any order) and then finally aim for the head to go in for the kill. I haven't failed to kill one yet like that.

Mothership Zeta???Edit

In the article it says that Overlords appear in the Broken Steel and Mothership Zeta add-on. Is this true?? 14:27, September 19, 2009 (UTC)

Yes, they do. They start appearing after installing the Broken Steel add-on, and if you own Mothership Zeta ánd Broken Steel, and the level of your character is high enough, they'll appear in the Cyro Labs. Mark (Tedjuh10) - Talk 19:14, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

The real piss-off is that they go for you, not the aliens. Unfreeze them at your own risk. -No name required,june 23 2010 2028hrs

really curious Edit

why is %90 percent of the article's content is in the talk page ? they dont seem like they lack the quality terribly to be seen on the article . or will it soon be done ? --Replikanxxl 16:35, September 29, 2009 (UTC)

Super sledge's Edit

I have noticed that the -25HP super sledges do in the hands of an overlord is listed on the weapon as an effect when i loot it off their corps, whereas other super sledges do not have this noted. Does anyone know whether this effect continues to work when wielded by you, or is it now purely a cosmetic difference?

Have also noticed this with the Tri-beam's -40HP, and am also curious about it?

Bug? Edit

I don't think that the "Super Mutant" (Chef?) in the Big Trouble in Big Town quest, the one in the kitchen with shorty, that looks like a Master/Overlord is a bug, I think it is for dramatic visual effect for beginning players, as the quest is quite early on. Can someone get this confirmed that it actually is a bug, rather than a visuall efects thing. Scarface11235 16:04, April 26, 2011 (UTC)

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