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For an overview of Enclave power armor models in the Fallout series of games, see Enclave power armor.
For the Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics armor, see Tesla armor.
For the Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel armor, see Vault-Tec Tesla armor.

The Tesla armor is a type of power armor deployed by the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland in 2277.


Unlike the pre-War Tesla armor, constructed from plans drawn up by the famed scientist Nikola Tesla and stolen by the American government upon his death in 1943, this Tesla armor is a variant of the Enclave's 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.


The armor makes the operation of energy weapons by the wearer easier, boosting the Energy Weapons skill of the operator. Enclave soldiers using this armor tend to use rarer, more powerful energy weapons, such as plasma rifles.

Tesla armor has Tesla coils on the shoulder pads and some lights running down the legs. It looks a bit bulkier than other power armors. If viewed closely, it appears to have remnants of yellow paint on some areas.

Although this is powerful armor, and a great addition to the Lone Wanderer's wardrobe, the only way to get it (and spare suits for repairs) is by fighting Enclave soldiers or finding at least one in the Mothership Zeta add-on. The Enclave soldiers' armor is usually acquired in rather poor condition. Despite this drawback, the armor is still one of the best you can find by the end of the game, bested only by the T-51b and the Enclave Hellfire armor, both of which have superior damage resistance and rad resistance statistics, although they don't have Energy weapon skill bonus that Tesla armor offers.

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.



  • This version of Tesla armor appears as legacy content in Fallout: New Vegas, along with the Enclave tesla soldiers, although they can only be accessed with console commands. It has a DT of 20 for the armor and 6 for the helmet, giving it 1 DT less than a full suit of T-45d power armor. This is in contrast to the standard Fallout 3 Enclave power armor, which also appears as legacy content in New Vegas and provides even greater DT protection than Remnants power armor.
  • The Tesla helmet has the same appearance and Pip-Boy icon as the Enclave power armor helmet.
  • The Tesla helmet cannot be given to Protector Casdin for the unmarked quest, The Outcast Collection Agent, unlike the Power Armor helmet and its Enclave counterpart.
  • Tesla Armor is somewhat less common if the player has the Broken Steel add-on, as Enclave Hellfire Troopers are added into the game and they are more common to find once the player levels up high enough.
  • Tesla armor is somewhat difficult to repair because Tesla armor is a rare find among Enclave soldiers.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 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]


See alsoEdit

Enclave Symbol (FO3)
Enclave Symbol (FO3)
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