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Tesla armor is a type of armor found in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.


The armor increases the Energy Weapons skill of the operator. It can be acquired from Enclave soldiers, usually in poor condition. It can also be found in the Mothership Zeta add-on.

Tesla armor can be given to Protector Casdin at Fort Independence for 5.56mm rounds, frag grenades, RadAway or stimpaks as part of the unmarked quest the Outcast Collection Agent.[1]



The Tesla helmet has the same appearance and Pip-Boy icon as the Enclave armor helmet.

Behind the scenes


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If a fully repaired suit of Tesla armor is equipped and another suit (not necessarily at 100% condition) is in the player's inventory, the equipped suit will not degrade no matter how many times the player is hit. The unequipped armor will take the damage instead.[verified]



  1. The Lone Wanderer: "This Tesla Armor might be of interest to you."
    Henry Casdin: "You'd better believe it. I haven't seen a suit like this in a long time."
    (Casdin's dialogue)


  1. Enclave Tesla Set: "The Enclave often field mission specialists sporting advanced power armor variants. The Tesla variant power armor offers improved energy damage output routed through the attraction coils mounted on its shoulders. This can then be channelled into their weaponry to devastating effect. Tesla soldiers are therefore deployed to take down large, heavily armored enemies with overcharged plasma and searing bolts of laser fire. They are the spear tip in any engagement, ready to slice the heart out of any resistance Enclave forces may face."
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game Of The Year Edition p. 131: "This exceptionally tough armor is usually worn by Enclave soldiers and occasionally by Raiders. Repair it using other Tesla Armor."
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