Enclave power armor (Fallout 3)

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Enclave power armor
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Enclave power armor
DR40Item HP1200
Weight45Value780
EffectsST +1, AG -1, Radiation Resistance +15
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Enclave power armor
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Enclave power helmet
DR9Item HP75
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EffectsCH -1, Radiation Resistance +5
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The advanced power armor Mk II,[1][2][3] often simply called Enclave power armor and nicknamed Black Devil armor by Brotherhood paladins[4][5] is a power armor model used exclusively by the Enclave military forces, developed after the Great War to rival that of the Brotherhood of Steel. It is composed entirely of lightweight composites rather than the usual combination of metal and composite plates. Its design is substantially different from the earlier model using the same designation, but using a different helmet, and lighter materials.

Background[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from Advanced power armor. To modify, please edit the source page.

The development of the first suit of advanced power armor, designated X-01, began shortly before the Great War. The first test batch of the armor, designated X-01 Mk I, was developed for Presidential bodyguards,[6] and served as the baseline for the remnants of the United States military, who developed it into a power armor tailored for the post-War wasteland.[7][8] It represented a radical, new approach to designing powered armor, eschewing traditional armor design philosophies,[9] but was never deployed in larger quantities until the 23rd century. Work on the model was restarted by the Enclave in 2198, although it wasn't until 2215 that the research efforts began in earnest under Presidential mandate, with the first production model created in 2220.[9]

The X-01 advanced powered infantry combat armor is designed for a single human operator, provided with the comfort and protection of a next-generation suit of armor. While the T-51 power armor relied on a lightweight poly-laminate composite shell for protection, the advanced model uses lightweight metal alloys as basis, reinforced with ceramic castings at key points. The resulting space savings allowed for reducing the armor's profile without compromising protection. Classic power armor pauldrons were retired in favor of a hump that encloses the operator's head, significantly reducing the chance of enemy fire damaging the vital areas surrounding the head. Perhaps the most noticeable change was a completely new helmet assembly. The unusal, insect-like design features a pair of polarized eyepieces in place of the usual vision slit, providing superior battlefield awareness. Its angled surfaces also help maximize the chance of outright deflecting projectiles and incoming fire.[10]

The basic hydraulics system and servo-motors that provide the operator with enhanced strength are also high quality models, with improved performance as opposed to the original T-51b.[10] Additional features include an auto-gyro and the ability to lock them in position, allowing the suit to be stored upright (or the operator to take a nap while on guard duty),[11] an air conditioning system for comfort,[12] a radio headset[13], and an urine-recycling system carried over from the T-51b, allowing the operator to survive for weeks without water.[14]

The combination of superior protection, mobility, and strength gave the Enclave a considerable advantage over wastelanders. Enclave's insignia was proudly worn on the breastplates of armors,[15] while rank indicators were typically placed on the arms of the suit.[16] However, while it was considerably powerful, it was not invincible. The Enclave's confidence in its technological superiority allowed the Chosen One to infiltrate Control station Enclave without problem thanks to the assumption that only Enclave troops would wear these suits. More importantly, the garrison at Navarro was defeated by New California Republic troops using conventional weapons and armor, thanks to superior numbers and tactics.[17]

Despite their defeat at Control station Enclave, the Enclave remnants would rally on the East Coast, at Raven Rock and Adams Air Force Base,[18]

The Mark II represents a significant upgrade over the regular Mark I. It is composed entirely of lightweight ceramic composites, providing even more protection than the regular advanced power armor.[19] Unlike the Mark I, the Mark II features a large profile, and more effective, segmented armor plates to achieve a superior degree of protection, with the hump replaced with pauldrons that evoke old world power armor designs, such as the T-45. The helmet assembly retains the insectoid eyepiece arrangement of the Mark I helmet, but the overall shape has been changed to an even more insect-like appearance, with a reduced vertical profile.[20]

The suit was originally available in limited qualities. Following the destruction of the oil rig and the flight to the Capital Wasteland, the Enclave has designated the Mark II as its official service uniform and manufactured it en masse once it gained access to Raven Rock and Adams AFB, eventually displacing the older, less protective Mark I suits entirely.[21]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The set consists of two pieces, the body armor and helmet. Like all power armor, Power Armor Training is required to equip it. It provides +1 Strength and -1 Agility; one less Strength bonus and Agility penalty than the Capital Wasteland Brotherhood power armor. There is also a 5% increase to radiation resistance. Enclave power armor is also slightly more durable than standard power armor, and its condition degrades around the same as normal power armor.

Dialogue of Brotherhood of Steel scribes suggests that the Enclave's power armor is significantly more advanced than the Brotherhood's, with Brotherhood Paladins expressing concern that their standard bullets may not even be able to penetrate it. They also refer to it as "black devil" power armor.

In actual gameplay, Enclave power armor is only slightly better than Brotherhood power armor in terms of damage resistance, though it can take slightly more damage overall before breaking.

  • Note that its appearance in Fallout 2 is identical to that of the standard advanced power armor. In Fallout 3, the appearance of the armor was mostly changed, but it is still referred to as "advanced power armor Mk II" in dialogue.

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Found mostly in Raven Rock on Enclave soldiers
  • Also found in Enclave outposts scaterred randomly across the Capitol Wasteland. There are a total of 30 Enclave outposts which usually consists of 3 Enclave soldiers, 1 or 2 Enclave scientist's and an officer.
    • If you are disliked by the Enclave, then usually when you find an outpost a Vertibird will land and drop off more Enclave troops ready to attack you!
  • With the Broken Steel add-on, Adams Air Force Base will have a large number of Enclave soldiers wearing Enclave power armor.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Unlike the Fallout 2 version, this armor is inferior to the T-51b power armor (It actually has 10 less DR and has lower radiation resistance).
  • It is possible to see raiders wearing Enclave power armor, which is strange since raiders would not have gone through Power Armor Training.
  • The armor strongly resembles the Midwestern Brotherhood's power armor.
  • This version of Enclave power armor appears as legacy content in Fallout: New Vegas, along with the Enclave soldiers, although they can only be accessed with console commands. It has a DT of 32 for the armor and 6 for the helmet, giving it 7 DT more than T-51b power armor and 2 DT more than Remnants power armor.
  • This armor can be given to Protector Casdin as a part of his unmarked quest.
  • The Fallout 3 version of Enclave power armor is referred to as "T-52a" armor in concept art, but this designation does not appear in the game itself.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png There are some clipping issues when equipping the armor on certain times

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References

  1. The Lone Wanderer: "So... Any thoughts on the Enclave?"
    Bowditch: "They're sporting some pretty impressive Power Armor, I'll give them that. The Advanced Mark II. But that's all right. With a few modifications, our own armor will more than handle anything they throw at it."
    (Bowditch's dialogue)
  2. Random Citadel conversation: "Have you seen that Enclave Power Armor? That's the Advanced Mark II! I don't know if a standard round can even penetrate that stuff!"
  3. Citadel Lab Terminal, Enclave Tactical Assessment
  4. Random Citadel conversation: "You're kidding me, right? Tin soldiers in devil suits, and you lose your nerve? Those Enclave troops are a joke."
  5. The Lone Wanderer: "So... Any thoughts on the Enclave?"
    Peabody: "So they have Plasma weapons! Bah! It's strong technology, I'll give you that, but limited in modability. I've already started removing the compensators on our laser weapons to cut through the black devil Power Armor of theirs. We'll drop them like any other meat, don't you worry."
    (Peabody's dialogue)
  6. X-01 Mk I power armor description: "They guys who protected the President wore this. It's THAT good."
  7. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The X-01 series of Power Armor was specially engineered and employed by remnants of the U.S. military after the Great War, and offers increased protection over the older, pre-war models."
  8. X-01 Mk IV power armor: "Advanced post-war power armor, for a post-apocalyptic world."
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fallout Bible 0:
    "2055 The West Tek Research Facility starts working on a new virus to kill the New Plague. Their viral research and close ties to the federal government eventually lead to them being chosen for the Pan-Immunity Virion Project twenty years later as well as Power Infantry Armor and laser research.
    2065 August Increasing need for mobility in the United States mechanized cavalry leads the military to focus the efforts on creating a man-based tank - essentially, a two-legged walking armored unit: Power Armor.
    2065-2067 Power Armor research grows and several prototypes are developed, many of which prove to be unworkable in the field. These prototypes pave the way for future advances in military, construction, and fusion technology.
    2066 Summer Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly eleven years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power.
    2067 The first suit of Power Armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this Power Armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordinance becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States."
    2074 Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Reds, American Power Armor units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China, but they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines.
    2076 June Power Armor prototype completed, resulting in the Power Armor players find in Fallout 1. This is the pinnacle of Power Armor technology before the Great War. Many of these units are sent to China, and they begin to carve a swath through the Chinese forces. The Chinese resources are strained to the breaking point, and the supply lines from the nations China has annexed begin to break down.
    2077 January 22 The first domestic use of Power Armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons.
    2198 Enclave works on various new technologies, including Power Armor variations. None of these are much of an improvement over the conventional old school Power Armor, and some are actually worse.
    2215 Under Presidential Order, Enclave scientists begin to work on an upgraded version of Power Armor. Many prototypes are developed and tested.
    2220 October Enclave scientists develop a reliable version of the Mark II Power Armor. The prototype results (and accidents... and explosions... and deaths) are classified by order of the President Richardson for the sake of morale."
  10. 10.0 10.1 Fallout 2 Item description: "{34800}{}{Advanced Power Armor}
    {34801}{}{This powered armor is composed of lightweight metal alloys, reinforced with ceramic castings at key points. The motion-assist servo-motors appear to be high quality models as well.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  11. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.215: Tip
    "To make time pass more quickly, just access your Pip-Boy, set the alarm, and rest for six hours. The Sarge won't mind if you take a little snooze. Besides, inside your Power Armor, no one can tell that your eyes are closed. Just make sure you power up the auto-gyro and lock the suit's knees in position before you catch any Zs."
  12. Formspring
  13. Enclave soldier: "{151}{}{Awright, who's smacking gum into the headset?}"
    (QCGENGRD.MSG)
  14. Wright child: "{191}{}{How do you go pee-pee in that thing?}"
    The Chosen One: "{459}{}{Heh-heh. Actually, I just urinate in the armor, and it recycles everything. Isn't that interesting? Do you know what 'recycling' means, little one?}"
    (NcWriChi.msg)
  15. Enclave soldier: "{102}{}{You see someone wearing power armor of an unusual design. There is an insignia on the breastplate that you are unfamiliar with.}"
    (Ccgrdpa.msg)
  16. Granite: "{102}{}{You see a trooper with sergeant's chevrons on his shoulder.}"
    (QCGRANIT.MSG)
  17. Game events.
  18. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.41: "The Enclave
    In the recent past, the Enclave—the remains of the United States government—were evacuated to an oil rig off the coast of California. Little is known about what happened to these forces, although the country has a new commander-in-chief: President John Henry Eden. However, recent reports and chatter have pinpointed the resurgence of the Enclave, with their base centered on a secure underground facility known as Raven Rock. Initial contact was made there 35 years ago.
    During this time, the new President Eden has been slowly rebuilding his resources, thanks in part to the technology already available at the Raven Rock military base. Vertibirds, weapons, and robots were easy to construct, but human followers were more difficult to find. The answer was to rely on Colonel Autumn, who controls the Enclave soldier forces, as well as creating a propaganda-spewing series of Eyebots sent to roam the Wasteland, spreading hope. Eden could spout his pro-government rhetoric, and promise a return of the pre-war America of legend: a land of white picket fences, baseball, apple pie, and good, old-fashioned American global supremacy.
    President Eden's secretive plan all along has been to rule over an America of the "pure," free from any mutation. He has learned of a ridiculously ambitious experiment known as Project Purity, and knew the time to strike had come: His Enclave forces would "reclaim" the Jefferson Memorial. By controlling the purified water, Eden would control the Capital Wasteland, and the rest of the country eventually. What better way to administer modified F.E.V.- which kills anyone infected with any form of mutation-than through the water supply?"
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  19. Fallout 2 item description: "{34900}{}{Adv. Power Armor MKII}
    {34901}{}{This powered armor appears to be composed of entirely of lightweight ceramic composites rather than the usual combination of metal and ceramic plates. It seems as though it should give even more protection than the standard Advanced Power Armor.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  20. Mark II armor appearance.
  21. Citadel terminals; Citadel Information Terminals & Citadel Lab Terminals, Enclave Tactical Assessment
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