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Mojave Wasteland

Ravens or Crows are creatures found in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281 and the Commonwealth in 2287.


Ravens in the Mojave Wasteland have relatively the same appearance as ravens from before the Great War. They seem to be one of the few creatures to be visually unaffected by radiation. Ravens have distinctive black feathers. They are not considered an enemy and will fly away if the Courier tries to get near it (approximately 10–15 feet).


They can be killed if detected early enough, but there is no associated challenge for this beyond Lord Death, I Dismember You, and a few others which are tied to any enemy. They will explode when shot.

Fallout: New Vegas

Name (Base ID)StatisticsBehaviorAbilitiesItems
LevelIcon level.png
Experience pointsIcon XP.png
DetectionIcon eye.png
Health pointsIcon heart.png
Damage thresholdIcon shield gold.png
Damage resistanceIcon shield silver.png
FistIcon fist.png
Unaggressive: Will not initiate combat.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
ConfidenceIcon confidence.png
Average: Will avoid/flee from threats stronger than itself.Icon required.pngIcon required.pngIcon optional.pngIcon optional.png
GroupIcon group.png
Helps nobody: Will not help anyone.Icon optional.pngIcon optional.png
AttackIcon attack.png
Melee (15 DamageIcon damage.png)
  • DeadIcon dead.png None

Fallout 4

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  • Ravens are common wherever dead or crucified bodies are found. i.e. Nipton and any other Legion raided site.
  • Ravens are more common around civilized areas, becoming more and more scarce the further the player travels from towns and settlements.
  • They are a large number of them around Big Horn Saloon and around Boulder City ruins and the surrounding area.


  • Ravens are the weakest creature in the game, and cannot be targeted by V.A.T.S.
  • When killed, they give only one experience point (two with the Swift Learner perk).
  • Ravens can't be searched when killed since they simply explode in a burst of blood and feathers upon dying.
  • Ravens appear as a friendly marker on your compass that may remain for a few seconds after it flies off.
  • Ravens in the Mojave Wasteland appear to have only two frontal talons on their feet. Presumably a mistake on the part of the developers.
  • With Animal Friend, the ravens might not fly away when you approach them.
  • Ravens may be hit with melee or unarmed weapons after they fly off.
  • The first raven in the game is seen flying off when exiting Doc Mitchell's house.
  • Once a Raven is encountered, they won't respawn.
  • If a raven is damaged but not killed (for example, by an explosion nearby) they will register as a red blip on the compass.


Ravens appear in Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Killing a raven may not give any experience at all.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Even if the raven is in mid-air, if you hit the area it was originally standing on (a few seconds after it takes off) it will still be killed and "dismembered" even though your hit did not visually make contact. This makes it possible to kill it with melee weapons.

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