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For more information about the various tesla armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see Tesla armor. For an overview of metal armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see Metal armor.
Tesla armor
AC bonus15
Value$ 4,500
Normal20 DR4 DT
Laser90 DR19 DT
Fire10 DR4 DT
Plasma80 DR10 DT
Electrical80 DR12 DT
Explosive20 DR4 DT
Prototype id00000240
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG

Tesla Armor is an unique armor in Fallout.


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

Unlike the basic metal armor it strongly resembles, this armor is an actual pre-War military design.[1] Its three Tesla Attraction Coils disperse a large percent of directed attacks. However, since its protection against conventional firearms is comparable to the post-War metal armor, it was not widely employed by the United States military, although some suits made their way to National Guard depots and from there to the wastes.[1][2][3][4]


A novelty suit of armor, since by the time the player reaches the Cathedral, they already have combat armor and power armor available. Its decent protection against Energy Weapons can make it viable against super mutants armed with Energy Weapons, though they are rarely armed with just them.


  • Cathedral: In the locker in the mutant guards' room at the top level of the tower.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.66: "Tesla Armor is designed to deflect energy weapons. However, its protection against impact attacks falls far short of what its military designers were looking for. Still, some surplus suits ofTeslaQuoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png Armor found their way into National Guard Armories, and from there to the Wastes. Tesla Armor gives the wearer a 20% bonus to their Radiation Resistance."
  2. Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics item description: "{24000}{}{Tesla Armor}"
    "{24001}{}{This shining armor provides superior protection against energy attacks. The three Tesla Attraction Coil Rods disperse a large percentage of directed energy attacks.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  3. Joshua: "{102}{}{You see a man wearing metal armor with a lightning bolt insignia on it.}"
  4. Matthew: "{102}{}{You see a man wearing metal armor with a lightning bolt insignia on it.}"