Viper leaders are the leaders of the remains of the Vipers gang, found across the Mojave. They make up the bulk of the firepower of Vipers, as they typically carry some of the more higher powered firearms, while the others have some form of pistol or melee weapon. They also have nearly three times as much health as a regular Viper gunslinger, and have superior armor (most commonly being equipped with Leather armor, reinforced, and sometimes having metal armor). They are noticeably tougher and better equipped than their Jackal gang leader counterparts.
Viper leaders are somewhat rare, as not every group of Viper gunslingers will have a Viper leader accompanying them. Viper leaders can be found at the Viper ambush underneath a billboard west of El Dorado Gas & Service, Bonnie Springs, Horowitz farmstead, and inside Searchlight East gold mine.
Interactions with the player characterEdit
|Apparel||Weapon||Other items||On death|
|Combat armor, leather armor, metal armor, leather armor, reinforced, or metal armor, reinforced, and random wasteland hat*||Hunting rifle, 10mm submachine gun, .44 Magnum revolver, grenade rifle, baseball bat, caravan shotgun, cowboy repeater, 9mm submachine gun, sledgehammer, shishkebab, 12.7mm pistol, hunting shotgun, hunting revolver, or trail carbine||Bottle caps
Various chems, miscellaneous and food items
|Random chems, food, or ammo**|
*25% chance of spawning **15% chance of spawning
Viper leaders appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.