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===Gameplay attributes===
 
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Wendigos are fast and can deal a large amount of damage in a very short amount of time. They get close and can be hard to hit without V.A.T.S. if using a firearm. Wendigos will not run away if the player character climbs onto objects or furniture, but will continue to screech. During combat, wendigos may let loose a piercing shriek that doesn't damage the player character but will possibly attract a horde of [[Feral ghoul (Fallout 76)|feral ghouls]] to their location.
 
Wendigos are fast and can deal a large amount of damage in a very short amount of time. They get close and can be hard to hit without V.A.T.S. if using a firearm. Wendigos will not run away if the player character climbs onto objects or furniture, but will continue to screech. During combat, wendigos may let loose a piercing shriek that doesn't damage the player character but will possibly attract a horde of [[Feral ghoul (Fallout 76)|feral ghouls]] to their location.
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Though rare, one can occasionally witness wendigos perched atop high and out-of-sight locations that allow them to ambush prey. One such example can be seen with wendigos that perch on trees overlooking the central roads of [[the Mire]].
   
 
At higher levels, wendigos will frequently appear as a boss-type enemy for groups of ghouls. They reliably drop 5 to 7 [[loose screws]].
 
At higher levels, wendigos will frequently appear as a boss-type enemy for groups of ghouls. They reliably drop 5 to 7 [[loose screws]].

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Few creatures, real or imagined, terrify West Virginians quite like the Wendigo. Possessing alarming speed, razor-sharp claws and an insatiable hunger for raw flesh, it is truly the stuff of nightmares.Fallout 76 loading screen

Wendigos are creatures found in Appalachia in 2102.

Background

Wendigos are humans that were mutated by radiation into deadly cannibalistic creatures with emaciated bodies that reflect their insatiable hunger.[1]

Characteristics

Biology

Wendigos resemble gaunt, emaciated humanoids with ashy gray skin, long bony arms, a pot belly, a skull-like face topped with scant strands of long, stringy hair and mouths filled with long, jagged teeth. They have large claws on the tips of each finger, while glowing variants look charred and glow green. They make a signature breathing sound when alerted, and sound much like the rustling of dry foliage when moving.

They appear to have some sort of relation to feral ghouls, but the extent of such is unknown. They exhibit similar characteristics, such as radiation resistance, and appear to be neutral towards each other.

Gameplay attributes

Wendigos are fast and can deal a large amount of damage in a very short amount of time. They get close and can be hard to hit without V.A.T.S. if using a firearm. Wendigos will not run away if the player character climbs onto objects or furniture, but will continue to screech. During combat, wendigos may let loose a piercing shriek that doesn't damage the player character but will possibly attract a horde of feral ghouls to their location.

Though rare, one can occasionally witness wendigos perched atop high and out-of-sight locations that allow them to ambush prey. One such example can be seen with wendigos that perch on trees overlooking the central roads of the Mire.

At higher levels, wendigos will frequently appear as a boss-type enemy for groups of ghouls. They reliably drop 5 to 7 loose screws.

Variants

Wendigo

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Wendigo
00015583
Level
22
Damage Resistance
150
Poison Resistance
?
Hit Points
390
Energy Resistance
?
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Ravenous wendigo

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Ravenous wendigo
003cbc5f
Level
32
Damage Resistance
200
Poison Resistance
?
Hit Points
525
Energy Resistance
?
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Progenitor wendigo

This variant is found only inside the wendigo cave.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Progenitor wendigo
????????
Level
32
Damage Resistance
250
Poison Resistance
?
Hit Points
650
Energy Resistance
?
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Glowing wendigo

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing wendigo
003cbc61
Level
42
Damage Resistance
132
Poison Resistance
100
Hit Points
?
Energy Resistance
125
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
Immune
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Scorched wendigo

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Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Scorched wendigo
????????
Level
42
Damage Resistance
150
Poison Resistance
?
Hit Points
900
Energy Resistance
?
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Wendigo colossus

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A three-headed, extremely tall wendigo in the add-on Wastelanders that is unlike any other variant.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Wendigo colossus
????????
Level
?
Damage Resistance
?
Poison Resistance
?
Hit Points
?
Energy Resistance
?
Fire Resistance
?
Experience Points
?
Radiation Resistance
?
Cryo Resistance
?
Perception
?
Gamebryo AI attributes#Aggression
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Confidence
Cowardly: Will always avoid combat/flee.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Gamebryo AI attributes#Assistance
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
Attack
Melee (0 Damage)
Attack
empty

Locations

Notable wendigos

Notes

  • There is a miscellaneous quest to kill a Wendigo while wearing a clown costume. Completion of the quest requires wearing both the clown outfit and clown hat. Although the quest marker suggests going to the Wendigo Cave, any wendigo located throughout the game will also be acceptable.
  • A wendigo is created through radiation according to the "Curse Of The Wendigo" holotape radio play accompanying issue #1 of Tales from the West Virginia Hills, also called "Curse of the Wendigo."
  • Wendigos have an acidic bite. When the player character scraps a wendigo's teeth, they gain acid from them.
  • Edie's note, found on a woman's corpse on Wendigo Cave, tells of her and her partner, Morris Stevens, committing cannibalism. After being exiled from the Gourmands for eating fellow gang members, a short amount of time later he became greedy (in folklore, a sign of becoming a wendigo), and began to watch her. She is discovered dead and Morris is not found; only his holotape, Morris's end.

Appearances

Wendigos appear only in Fallout 76.

Behind the scenes

In Algonquin folklore, a wendigo is a malevolent spirit that is frequently associated with winter, coldness, famine and starvation. It possesses and transforms human beings who have committed sins such as selfishness, greed, gluttony, murder and especially cannibalism. The spirit then forces them to consume human flesh, turning them into a monster with an insatiable hunger for it. The wendigo are also part of the traditional belief system of many Algonquin-speaking cultures, such as the Ojibwe, Eastern Cree, Saulteaux, Westmain Swampy Cree, Naskapi and Innu peoples. Though the folklore among cultures varies somewhat, the wendigo is commonly seen as an evil, cannibalistic, supernatural entity.

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