Prime legionaries are members of the Legion living in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281. They are better in terms of training and equipment than the recruit legionaries.


Prime legionaries are the Legion's infantry force, though much less common than recruit legionaries. They are most commonly found in Legion-controlled areas such as The Fort, Cottonwood Cove, and Nelson. Prime legionaries are distinguished from recruit legionaries by the crimson color of their armor, as well as a unique visor that extends over their eyes as part of their covered helmets. Being the primary ground force, most of these warriors are equipped with weapons such as hunting rifles. They can occasionally spawn with higher-level weapons such as Marksman carbines, but only at Hoover Dam or as part of Legionary assassin squads. They are usually found in the eastern Mojave, traveling with a squad of legionaries that may include higher-level warriors such as a veteran legionary or a decanus.

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Prime legionaries only appear in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

The prime legionary is based on the Roman Republic's Principes. The Principes were more experienced and better equipped than their Hastati counterparts. The Principes formed the second line of the Legion formation in battle.