Yes Man variant
It can happen again. It will keep happening. If war doesn't change, men must change, and so must their symbols. Even if it is nothing at all, know what you follow, Courier...just as I followed you, to the end. Whatever your symbol...carry it on your back, and wear it proudly when you stand at Hoover Dam.”— Ulysses, Lonesome Road
This is a gift from Ulysses upon besting him, whether through word or weapon, and making it out of The Divide in one piece, the exact style you receive depends on your actions in this area. If the Courier sides with the New California Republic, the emblem is the two-headed bear; if they side with the Legion, the symbol is the bull, if they side with Yes Man, the emblem is a black spade with the number "21" imposed over it. However, if they side with Mr. House, the emblem will be the same Old World flag as on Ulysses' duster.
The Courier duster is visually identical to Ulysses' duster and shares the same DT of 13 and weight of 3. Each duster has a unique effect that raises a S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat by one and raises a derived statistic a considerable amount.
|"Blackjack"||Yes Man||+1 Luck, +30% Poison Resistance|
|"Fighting Chance"||Caesar's Legion||+1 Strength, +15 Action Points|
|"The Great Bear"||NCR||+1 Endurance, +25 Carry Weight|
|"Old World Justice"||Mr. House||+1 Agility, + 30% Radiation Resistance|
At the entrance of Canyon wreckage, in the footlocker after completing Lonesome Road.
- The variant given to the Courier is based on their positive reputation with three factions in the Mojave: New California Republic, Caesar's Legion, and The Strip. The faction with the highest displayed positive reputation determines the variant given. If two factions tie for highest positive reputation then the game will choose whichever qualifying faction comes first in the order of "NCR, Legion, Strip". The only way to obtain the "Blackjack"/Yes Man variant is to have a Neutral or below reputation with all three factions.
- Despite the four variations, they all share the same ending slide: the Courier walking off into the sunset while wearing the independent (Yes Man) variant.
- If the Courier completes Lonesome Road with no favoring faction, the awarded duster will be the independent (Yes Man) variant, even with no prior contact with Yes Man.
- Wearing a faction-specific armor before confronting Ulysses can change which duster you will receive. For example, if you are favored with the NCR, but wear an NCR disguise, your fame with them will be set to neutral and your second-highest fame will become your highest for the duration you wear the disguise.
- The NCR version is the only piece of equipment that directly increases the Courier's maximum Carrying Capacity.
- The "Old World Justice" version is an exact copy of Ulysses' duster cosmetically, though they give different skill boosts.
- This is the only armor in the game that changes based on your Reputation with factions.