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For an overview of feral ghouls in the Fallout series of games, see feral ghoul.
Feral ghoul
Feral ghoul
A typical feral ghoul
variantsFeral ghoul
Feral ghoul roamer
Feral ghoul reaver
Feral trooper ghoul
cutIcon cut Feral ghoul jumpsuit
Glowing one
Glowing trooper ghoul
cutIcon cut Glowing ghoul jumpsuit
cutIcon cut Legion creature
Overseer
Vault dweller
Vault security guard
Vault security officer
Vault technician
locationMojave Wasteland
Vault 34
Camp Searchlight
Old nuclear test site
REPCONN test site
dialogue fileCrFeralGhoulGlowingOne.txt
 
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Feral ghouls are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.

CharacteristicsEdit

Feral ghouls are similar in appearance to sapient ghouls but are skinnier and do not walk or run normally. Due to exposure to high levels of radiation, they have lost the ability to reason and will become hostile towards everyone but their own kind. This has caused much discrimination towards sane ghouls.

BiologyEdit

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The brain structure of a feral ghoul indicates that the regenerative ability of the neurological system that affords "normal" necrotic post-humans their longevity does not extend into the higher reasoning functions of the brain itself. This condition is referred to as "ferocious post-necrotic dystrophy," according to the ghoul physician Barrows. Despite the apparent lack of the higher reasoning they once had as humans, some are capable of semi-intelligible speech, as the Vault 34 security officers will occasionally growl out understandable phrases similar to the trogs of The Pitt, meaning that their vocal chords are still relatively intact, as is the part of the brain which controls speech.

As the reasoning and critical thinking portions of a ghoul's brain deteriorate, the ghoul subject becomes increasingly hostile, giving in to a carnal need to feed. It remains unclear exactly what precipitates this change in neurobiology and psychology, but anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that non-social ghouls, or those in isolation, are more prone to the condition.

It is also quite possible that this is a gradual process, meaning that eventually all ghouls will succumb to this condition. However, considering the existence of ghouls that have been born prior to the Great War two centuries ago, it is quite possible that this theory is bunk, or that the rate of degeneration is dependent on the individual affected and surrounding environmental factors.

As with normal ghouls, ferals are not only extremely resistant to radiation, they are actually healed by it, as can be seen when a glowing one uses its radiation blast nearby other ghouls. M.A.R.Go.T. also states that feral ghouls have no internal body heat.

VariantsEdit

Feral ghoulEdit

Feral ghoul

Feral ghouls are the basic feral ghoul variant in Fallout: New Vegas; wearing only a pair of tattered shorts and noticeably weaker than standard human opponents, they are easily dispatched with one or two headshots from any decent ranged weapon or a solid hit from a decent melee or unarmed weapon.

Despite their shrill noise and remarkable speed, they are only truly a threat when they have the advantage of numbers, or when the Courier is at a low level. Feral ghouls usually retain the skin color they had when they were human.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul
0009fafa
0001cf7a
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
30
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
25
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 (5 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Feral ghoul
00167ecc
00167ecd
00167ed9
00167ee3
LevelIcon level
5
Experience PointsIcon XP
50
PerceptionIcon eye
2
Hit pointsIcon heart
60
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 (20 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem

Feral ghoul roamerEdit

Feral ghoul

The feral ghoul roamer is more dangerous than the regular feral ghoul. Though it is not as strong as the feral ghoul reaver, it is far more common. Unlike their Fallout 3 counterparts, they do not wear the remnants of combat armor. Instead, they may be void of clothing or only wear a sleeveless shirt.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul roamer
0001cf77
0009fafb
LevelIcon level
6
Experience PointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
80
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 (16 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Feral ghoul roamer
00167ece
00167ecf
00167edc
00167edd
00167ede
00167ee0
LevelIcon level
10
Experience PointsIcon XP
100
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
110
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)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem

Feral ghoul reaverEdit

Feral ghoul reaver

The feral ghoul reaver returns in Fallout: New Vegas, but it is nowhere near the potent combatant as the Fallout 3 version. Instead, New Vegas reavers are more comparable to the other feral ghoul variants, as they no longer possess the radioactive gore grenade attack, their lunges do not cause much knockback and they no longer emit radiation.

Their HP in the game can vary; at lower levels, they are merely slightly stronger than a feral ghoul roamer, but are weaker than a glowing one. They wear what appears to be the remnants of metal armor. Some can be found at the old nuclear test site and one will always spawn inside the sealed sewers, regardless of the Courier's level.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul reaver
00167ed7
00167f02
LevelIcon level
17
Experience PointsIcon XP
170
PerceptionIcon eye
7
Hit pointsIcon heart
180
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 (40 DamageIcon damage, +10 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 4 seconds, -15 Hit PointIcon heart/sec for 4 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Feral ghoul reaver
0017283a
LevelIcon level
23
Experience PointsIcon XP
230
PerceptionIcon eye
7
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 (50 DamageIcon damage, +10 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 4 seconds, -15 Hit PointIcon heart/sec for 4 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem

Feral trooper ghoulEdit

Feral trooper ghoul

Feral trooper ghouls are former NCR troopers that have become feral. They are similar, but not identical, to normal feral ghouls, the difference being that they still wear their NCR trooper armor, indicating that they were on duty when the radiation was released from inside Camp Searchlight by Legion soldiers.

The ghoul troopers that attack with combat knives are not actually feral ghouls, but normal ghouls that are set to be hostile. As such, their knives and NCR armor are lootable. There are a total of nine of these, and killing them is part of the quest We Will All Go Together.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral trooper ghoul
0014451b
LevelIcon level
8
Experience PointsIcon XP
80
PerceptionIcon eye
1
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (20 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Feral trooper ghoul
00162948
LevelIcon level
8
Experience PointsIcon XP
80
PerceptionIcon eye
2
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (30 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem

Feral ghoul jumpsuitEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
Feral ghoul jumpsuit

A feral ghoul wearing a RobCo Industries jumpsuit, which was cut from the game.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Feral ghoul jumpsuit
00145e6e
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
30
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
25
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 (5 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Glowing oneEdit

Glowing one

These ghouls are found often at higher levels, and at locations where the concentration of radiation is strongest. They have significantly more health and damage than the average ghoul. This variant, on death (and while attacking), give off a small amount of radiation. Its secondary attack is when it stretches its arms to the sky then gives off a burst of radiation. In some cases, the ghoul might kill any ghoul in his close proximity to regenerate health to his own.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing one
0001cf7b
LevelIcon level
9
Experience PointsIcon XP
90
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
240
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 (32 DamageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Aura Explosion (15 DamageIcon damage and 5 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 80%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Glowing one
00167ed0
00167ee6
0017b060
LevelIcon level
13
Experience PointsIcon XP
130
PerceptionIcon eye
5
Hit pointsIcon heart
145
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 (35 DamageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Aura Explosion (15 DamageIcon damage and 5 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 80%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Glowing one
00167ed0
LevelIcon level
26
Experience PointsIcon XP
260
PerceptionIcon eye
5
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 (60 DamageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Aura Explosion (15 DamageIcon damage and 5 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation resistanceIcon radiation Radiation resist. 80%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem

Glowing trooper ghoulEdit

Glowing trooper ghoul

Glowing trooper ghouls are NCR troopers that have turned into glowing ones, affected by the local radiation levels after the Legion's assault on Camp Searchlight. As with regular glowing ones, they have the ability to emit harmful radiation waves. Removing the head of a glowing trooper ghoul will cause red blood to erupt from their neck, unlike the other limbs on their bodies where the blood glows green.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing trooper ghoul
0014451a
LevelIcon level
8
Experience PointsIcon XP
80
PerceptionIcon eye
1
Hit pointsIcon heart
150
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
Aura Explosion (15 DamageIcon damage and 5 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Glowing trooper ghoul
00162947
LevelIcon level
8
Experience PointsIcon XP
80
PerceptionIcon eye
1
Hit pointsIcon heart
150
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
Aura Explosion (15 DamageIcon damage and 5 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem

Glowing ghoul jumpsuitEdit

Glowing ghoul jumpsuit
Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

A glowing one wearing a RobCo Industries jumpsuit. This type of ghoul was cut from the game.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Glowing ghoul jumpsuit
00145e6f
LevelIcon level
3
Experience PointsIcon XP
30
PerceptionIcon eye
3
Hit pointsIcon heart
25
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 (5 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Legion creatureEdit

Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
Legion creature

A recruit legionary, classified as a feral ghoul. His ragdoll doesn't dismember or move around properly. The model also has some effect added to the hands.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Legion creature
00140d4b
LevelIcon level
6
Experience PointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
4
Hit pointsIcon heart
80
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 (16 damageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation ResistanceIcon radiation Radiation resistance 85%
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
  • deadIcon dead 63% Bottle caps
  • deadIcon dead 25% random clutter
  • deadIcon dead 13% random chem
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Overseer Edit

Vault 34 Overseer

The Overseer is a unique orange-colored reaver, encountered in Vault 34. Its armor and facial structure are similar to that of a feral ghoul reaver's, but it has the same glow effect and radiation blast as a glowing one, albeit a different color.

Like the majority of the vault's population, the overseer has become a feral ghoul due to radiation poisoning. The Overseer stands on a raised platform in the Overseer's office, and on the bottom of this platform are two Vault-Tec turrets, which defend the Overseer. Of all the enemies in the Mojave Wasteland, it has the highest amount of HP amongst ghouls, thus making it a "boss" character.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Overseer
00132541
LevelIcon level
12
Experience PointsIcon XP
120
PerceptionIcon eye
2
Hit pointsIcon heart
900
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (100 DamageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Aura Explosion (15 DamageIcon damage and 5 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)

Vault dwellerEdit

Feral ghoul

Vault dwellers are a variant of feral ghouls found exclusively inside Vault 34. They are the remains of the population of the Vault following the reactor leak. They are completely feral and will attack any human on sight, though they sometimes utter human phrases. The Courier will first encounter one at the end of the access tunnel, directly inside of the main entrance. They can also be found scattered throughout the rest of the vault, although at higher levels the Courier will encounter the more dangerous vault security guards and vault security officers.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault dweller
00133101
00133102
LevelIcon level
6
Experience PointsIcon XP
60
PerceptionIcon eye
2
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (16 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)

Vault security guardEdit

Vault security guard

They are the remains of the Vault 34 security team, and are clad in the rotting remains of Vault 34 security armor. They were members of the security team before and during the population control riots, and eventually they became feral ghouls along with the majority of the vault's remaining population after the reactor leak, becoming hostile creatures who will attack any human on sight.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault security guard
00132540
LevelIcon level
8
Experience PointsIcon XP
80
PerceptionIcon eye
2
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (25 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)

Vault security officerEdit

Vault security officer

Like the vault security guard, they are the remains of the Vault 34 security team. However, they have become glowing ones which are notably stronger. While in combat, they may produce a pulse of radioactive energy.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault security officer
00132164
LevelIcon level
10
Experience PointsIcon XP
100
PerceptionIcon eye
2
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (50 DamageIcon damage)
attackIcon attack
Aura Explosion (5 RadiationIcon radiation/sec for 3 seconds)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
Vault security officer
0017af94
LevelIcon level
10
Experience PointsIcon XP
100
PerceptionIcon eye
2
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (50 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)

Vault technicianEdit

Glowing one

Vault technicians are former technicians in Vault 34, who have since become ghouls due to the radiation leaks. Simply called "vault technician" in-game, they share a model with the standard glowing one, along with the same strengths and weaknesses. They are found dead in flooded chambers inside of the main section of the vault, in both cases under desks. Also in both cases, the Courier must retrieve a password from their corpse to progress further into the vault. Three are found alive in the flooded reactor level accessed under the desk of the Vault 34 Overseer. One wanders the halls, while the rest wait, only breaking through a window and attacking the player when he/she is actually inside the reactor itself.

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
Vault technician
00133f46
LevelIcon level
9
Experience PointsIcon XP
90
PerceptionIcon eye
2
Hit pointsIcon heart
300
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (35 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)
deadIcon dead Vault technician
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LevelIcon level
9
Experience PointsIcon XP
90
PerceptionIcon eye
2
Hit pointsIcon heart
0
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 nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optionalIcon optional
attackIcon attack
Melee (35 DamageIcon damage)
abilityIcon ability
Radiation Healing
(+10 Hit PointsIcon heart +100 RadiationIcon radiation)

NotesEdit

  • Feral ghoul noises were rewritten between Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, giving them the ability to growl out words, similar to the trogs of The Pitt.
  • The dead glowing one just west of Novac emits radiation. If the Courier tries moving the corpse, the radiation will still linger in the same spot.
  • Any armor worn by ghouls appears to be purely cosmetic, it provides no Damage Threshold or Damage Resistance and as such ghouls never drop their armor upon death.
  • All ghouls in Vault 34 drop 10mm rounds.
  • They are usually found in the Vegas sewers or in areas with high radiation, such as around The Devil's Throat, Hell's Motel and Nevada Highway Patrol station.

AppearancesEdit

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Feral ghouls appear in Fallout (in random encounters, as "mindless ghouls"), Fallout 2 (as "ghoul crazies"), Fallout 3 (where they are actually named "feral ghouls" for the first time), Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and were due to appear in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios (as "endless walker").

BugsEdit

  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 When the Overseer is killed with an energy weapon, the ash pile remains may not appear. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 Sometimes the Overseer doesn't attack you, not even when his turrets are destroyed, which is made worse (but in some regards better for the player) by the fact he cannot move from his podium/desk. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc Sometimes you get 0% hit chance in V.A.T.S on their heads, even when you have perfect sight on the head and are close to the target. [verified]

SoundsEdit

Aware feral ghoul

Glowing one emitting radiation

Generic attack growl: Again!

Generic attack growl: Die!

Generic attack growl: Kill!

Generic attack growl: Never!

Generic attack growl: Pain!

Generic attack growl: Stop you!

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