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Cazador
Cazador
variantsCazador
Young cazador
Legendary cazador
Giant cazador fnvhhGametitle-FNV HH
Specimen 73 fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB
locationMojave Wasteland
Zion Canyon Honest HeartsGametitle-FNV HH
Big MT Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB
 
Gametitle-FNVGametitle-FNV HHGametitle-FNV OWBGametitle-AR
Gametitle-FNVGametitle-FNV HHGametitle-FNV OWBGametitle-AR

Cazadores are a new predator in the Mojave Wasteland and often fight with Night Stalkers over their prey.

Fallout: New Vegas loading screen

Cazadores[1] are mutated insects found in the Mojave Wasteland, the Big MT, Zion Canyon, and Utah in 2281.

BackgroundEdit

Cazadores are giant tarantula hawk wasps[2][3] which were created by Doctor Borous in the Z-14 Pepsinae DNA splicing lab of the Big MT.

CharacteristicsEdit

BiologyEdit

Cazadores have distinctive amber-orange wings, a blue-black carapace, and blood-red eyes. They have a quick and rather erratic flight pattern, making them difficult to hit. Their venomous attack can lead to a quick death if they succeed in poisoning their target. The spikes on their back inflate and deflate, both when idle and attacking.

Cazadores are more common in mountainous regions of the Mojave. They chew wood fiber and mold it into a paper pulp with which they create large basket-shaped nests, many of which can be seen at places such as Bonnie Springs, Cazador nest, west of the Brewer's beer bootlegging, the road heading towards Jacobstown, north of Goodsprings, and the boathouse at Callville Bay. The cazadores' original breeding ground is the Z-14 Pepsinae DNA splicing lab in Big MT. They compete with night stalkers for prey.[4]

Gameplay attributesEdit

While a sting from a young cazador isn't highly damaging, the sting of an adult is. They are extremely fast and hard to escape unless their wings have been crippled. They attack in large swarms while also covering a large area. Crippling a wing via V.A.T.S. greatly slows them down and also temporarily disables their ability to fly. However, they will continue to sputter towards the player at a surprisingly fast rate. They do not take double damage from shots to the head. Crippling their antennae will frenzy them.

Coping with the poison

VariantsEdit

CazadorEdit

Cazador

Cazadores are large with distinctive orange wings, a blue-black carapace, blood-red eyes, a spiky upper abdomen, a fast flight speed and a rather erratic flight pattern. Cazadores are common in mountainous regions in the Mojave Desert, and move around in groups of two to five.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Cazador
000e584d
LevelIcon level
18
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
9
Hit pointsIcon heart
200
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (70 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Cazador poison (8 poisonIcon poison /sec for 30s)

Young cazadorEdit

Cazador

Young cazadores are often found near other cazadores in mountainous regions (presumably members of the same colony, hive, or swarm). Young cazadores are identical in appearance to regular cazadores but are about 3/4 to 1/2 the size. Though their poison is weaker than that of adults, their small size makes them more agile and difficult to hit than mature cazadores.

They can also prove to be quite a hassle due to their tendency to swarm. Entire groups will swarm their target in an attempt to overwhelm it via numerical strength.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Young cazador
0014f478
LevelIcon level
12
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
100
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (30 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Cazador poison (5 poisonIcon poison /sec for 30s)

Legendary cazadorEdit

LegendaryCazador

The only one of its kind, the legendary cazador has twice as many hit points and significantly more attack power than a normal adult cazador. The legendary cazador is one of the five legendary creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland. It is encountered at the end of the cazador-infested Silver Peak Mine. Sometimes it will show up after the player clears out all the other cazadores, or after reaching the second floor of the cave. It spawns from an overhead tunnel on the second floor, a nasty surprise for players who don't pay attention to what's above them.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Legendary cazador
00166df8
LevelIcon level
25
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
10
Hit pointsIcon heart
400
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (120 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Cazador poison (8 poisonIcon poison /sec for 30s)

Giant cazador (Honest Hearts)Edit

Cazador

Giant cazadores are encountered all over Zion Canyon as part of the Honest Hearts add-on. They are one of the most vicious creatures in the add-on, and can be found in various locations outside of Eastern Virgin and the Sorrows camp. They are usually in groups of two or three, but it is not uncommon to see groups of other sizes. And as their name implies, they are much larger than a normal cazador.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Giant cazador fnvhhGametitle-FNV HH
xx00dd6f
LevelIcon level
27
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
9
Hit pointsIcon heart
350
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (80 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Cazador poison (8 poisonIcon poison /sec for 30s)

Specimen 73 (Old World Blues)Edit

-Oh, and the tarantula hawk. Can't splice enough, I always say, especially if you can make a magnificent Cazador!-

Dr. Borous
Cazador

This unique cazador is found in the Z-14 Pepsinae DNA splicing lab guarding a variety of loot, including the Auto-Doc Upgrade: Implant M-5 behind the double doors at the end of the corridor. Judging by its name, it was probably some sort of experiment. It is a stronger and more powerful version of a regular cazador and has even more health than the legendary cazador, but its main advantage is its incredible speed.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Specimen 73 fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB
xx01445d
LevelIcon level
50
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
6
Hit pointsIcon heart
675
Damage ThresholdIcon shield gold
0
Damage ResistanceIcon shield silver
0%
Gamebryo AI attributes#AggressionIcon fist
Very aggressive: Will attack enemies and neutrals on sight.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon optional
Gamebryo AI attributes#ConfidenceIcon confidence
Foolhardy: Will never flee or avoid anyone.Icon requiredIcon requiredIcon requiredIcon required
Gamebryo AI attributes#AssistanceIcon group
Helps allies: Will help allies.Icon requiredIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (70 damageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Cazador poison (8 poisonIcon poison /sec for 30s)

NotesEdit

  • Cazadores usually stay in packs of three to five.
  • Companions are vulnerable to their attacks, as they cannot use antivenom and have to be administered stimpaks via the companion wheel. Companions will, however, use datura antivenom if they have any in their inventory.
  • Idle cazadores will dart back and forth erratically, making them easy to identify on a compass once detected. This makes it difficult to hit them with ranged weapons, however.
  • Patch 1.4.0.525 changed the cazadores poison effect on normal mode. The duration is now shorter, but the damage is higher.
  • In Old World Blues, Doctor Borous reveals that he created cazadores, but denies that they have escaped from Big MT, or have the ability to breed. While Borous states that he created them in 2003, he is not a reliable source, as Doctor Mobius altered his chronometer, among other things.
  • It is implied in Randal Clark's terminal entries that cazadores were once much smaller and that their venom was not lethal.
  • The cazadores found inside the Big MT are tougher and drop significantly more poison glands than their Mojave counterparts.

AppearancesEdit

Cazadores appear in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons Honest Hearts and Old World Blues. They are also mentioned in the graphic novel All Roads.

Behind the scenesEdit

Cazador means "hunter" in Spanish.

BugsEdit

  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 It seems to be possible for cazadores to fall through the map and fly about under it. This will drive companions crazy, since they will target them but be unable to hit them. Affected cazadores cannot sting non-player characters or the Courier, but will continue to fly back and forth attempting to attack. If the player is above an affected cazador its name and health bar will be visible, but the cazador itself will be invisible. This is a clear indicator that the cazador is bugged in this manner. Attacking with the Ranger Takedown maneuver may fix this bug. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 Poison does not appear to wear off companions in the 1.2.0.31x patch after combat. Dismissing the companion and re-hiring them at their home location or the Lucky 38 seems to bypass this. It will wear off after 30 seconds, administering stimpaks to companions will cause the whole damage-over-time to be applied at once which could bring them to negative hp. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes (or all the time, if your system is affected), if cazadores are in the area, even if you can't see them, you will hear the poison hissing sound loud and close as if you had been poisoned by them. Essentially, you will hear the sound when a cazador anywhere in your active cell poisons something - the attack might not be on the player character or a companion, since even a distant cazador battle will trigger the sound. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 If you use the flamer against them, they sometimes freeze in the air while on fire. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 Rare occurrences of cazadores being able to poison you when they are in no way close enough to do so, seems to only happen in V.A.T.S. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, the legendary cazador just wanders around the cave without attacking the player. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 In Silver Peak Mine, cazadores may not show up as red blips on your heads-up display even though they can be targeted using V.A.T.S. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, cazadores may appear in the Followers safehouse. [verified]

SoundsEdit

Chasing cazador
Conscious cazador
Hit cazador
Hit cazador
Hit cazador
Wing turning cazador

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The plural of cazador is "cazadores". This is how it appears in All Roads and through dialogue with Red Lucy in-game.
  2. J.E. Sawyer on Formspring
  3. J.E. Sawyer on Formspring
  4. Fallout: New Vegas loading screen hints

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