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Tesla armor is a name given to various kinds of armor designed to protect against directed energy attacks.

Gray paragraphs are based on J.E. Sawyer's Fallout Role-Playing Game and were not confirmed by primary sources They were constructed from plans left behind by Nikola Tesla that were confiscated by the US government after his death.[1]

Models[edit | edit source]

Tesla armor[edit | edit source]

Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2
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Unlike the basic metal armor it strongly resembles, this armor is an actual pre-War military design.[2] Its three Tesla Attraction Coils disperse a large percent of directed attacks. However, since its protection against conventional firearms is comparable to the post-War metal armor, it was not widely employed by the United States military, although some suits made their way to National Guard depots and from there to the wastes.[2][3][4][5]

Tesla power armor[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout 3

This armor is a variant of the Enclave's post-War advanced power armor Mk II jury-rigged with a Tesla device that is capable of dispersing a large percentage of the damage done by directed-energy attacks. It is unrelated to the original Tesla armor.

Gannon family Tesla armor[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

This version was possibly a prototype during this period before the complete destruction of Navarro by the NCR. Similar to the Enclave Tesla armor from Fallout 3, the Remnants Tesla armor has multiple energy capacitors on the shoulders, presumably channeling power towards weapons that utilize that energy. The Gannon family Tesla armor is the only set that remains in 2281.

Tesla T-60 armor[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Automatron

This version is a variation of the T-60 power armor with the addition of Tesla coils on the back and shoulders, similarly to other renditions of Tesla armor. This armor is great with energy weapons since it both reduces damage from energy damage and increases damage with energy weapons (Plasma gun, Laser gun, laser musket Tesla rifle, Institute laser, Gatling laser, Shishkebab, and other melee weapons with energy mods).

Midwestern Brotherhood Tesla armor[edit | edit source]

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Gameplay article: Fallout Tactics
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This version was likely designed after the Great War by the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel, based on the pre-War model. The main difference is that its Tesla Attraction Coils are not in the form of protruding rods, like in the earlier variant.

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Vault-Tec Tesla armor[edit | edit source]

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The Vault-Tec Tesla armor developed in the Secret Vault is different from other pre-War or post-War variants. It appears to be a bit similar to Tesla power armor. There are two Tesla coils on each shoulder for dispersing a large percentage of directed energy attacks.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

[[File:Tesla armor.jpg|thumb|180px|Fallout d20 Tesla armor illustration by Craig Petersen The canceled Fallout d20 included an illustration depicting an advertisement for the Tesla armor. Even though it is supposed to be a pre-War ad, the armor has a Brotherhood of Steel logo on the chest.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. J.E. Sawyer's Fallout RPG J.E. Sawyer's Fallout Role-Playing Game Tesla Armor & Tesla Helmet J.E. Sawyer's Fallout RPG
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.66: "Tesla Armor is designed to deflect energy weapons. However, its protection against impact attacks falls far short of what its military designers were looking for. Still, some surplus suits ofTeslaIn-game spelling Armor found their way into National Guard Armories, and from there to the Wastes. Tesla Armor gives the wearer a 20% bonus to their Radiation Resistance."
  3. Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics item description: "{24000}{}{Tesla Armor}"
    "{24001}{}{This shining armor provides superior protection against energy attacks. The three Tesla Attraction Coil Rods disperse a large percentage of directed energy attacks.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  4. Joshua: "{102}{}{You see a man wearing metal armor with a lightning bolt insignia on it.}"
    (FCDJOSH.MSG)
  5. Matthew: "{102}{}{You see a man wearing metal armor with a lightning bolt insignia on it.}"
    (FCFMATT.MSG)
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