- How to get the Atomic Bulwark
- How to get Recon Marine Armor
There are many types of costumes and armor to choose from fallout 4, from dresses suitable for gunfights to armor. Fallout 4’s expansion packs add even more armor you can get, giving you extra customization not available any other way.
Marine Armor came into existence with the Far Harbor DLC and has become one of the most beloved armor sets in the game due to its unique look and impressive stats. There are so many ways to get marine armor and some unique variations, so here’s everything you need to know before you start searching for this gear set.
Updated by Quinton O’Connor on April 13, 2023: We’ve added new images, tweaked wording at several points, and found a few more ways to organize this guide for a new reprint. Uh, digital reprints. You know what we mean.
how to get marine armor
There are a few unique marine armors that you can read about below, but you may not want to go through the extra effort of acquiring them simply for special effects. Instead, you can easily obtain the following standard Marine Armor suits using one of the following methods:
Buy a full suit from Kane
Kane is a Children Of Atom merchant who resides on the island of Nucleus. North of Ruined Radio Tower and east of Glowing Grove. You’ll need to be on friendly terms with the Children of the Atom to talk to him, but as long as you meet that requirement, he’ll sell you nearly complete Zealot Marine Armor at various prices. Charisma stats and perks.
The only part you can’t buy from Kane is the helmet.
Killing Children of Atom Zealots
If you’re short on caps and time, you can get your hands on the Marine Armor set ASAP without paying. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this situation. But it contains commit wrongdoing.
Go to Nucleus and you will find many Children Of Atom Zealots. Each Zealot wears Zealot Marine Armor. That is, if you kill them, you can loot them from their bodies.
The Children of the Atom are an important faction in Far Harbor’s main story, so killing their people and making yourself an enemy of their order will disable many potential quests and decisions.
Unlock DiMA’s Fifth Memory
During the “Best Left Forgotten” mission, there are a total of 5 Memories that can be completed via short mini-games. The Fifth Memory is not a requirement to finish the story of Far Harbor. However, it unlocks the ability to find the full set of marine armor for free. If you want to get the full suit of Marine Armor without killing anyone or buying it, this is your only guaranteed option.
When you complete DiMA’s memory, you’ll get miscellaneous quests with quest markers pointing to each steamship trunk that contains pieces of marine armor. You cannot obtain the armor until you have completed the Memories, and the Fifth Memories can only be unlocked after starting the “Best Forgotten Memories” quest.
How to get the Atomic Bulwark
The Atom’s Bulwark is a unique piece of marine armor that can take the form of either a chest piece or an arm piece. Whichever piece you get increases your damage resistance and energy resistance when exposed to radiation. The extra level of resistance you get depends on how much your character has been irradiated at the time.
There are two possible quests you can complete to obtain the Atom’s Bulwark. Below you will find walkthroughs for each quest.
Complete the “Reformation” quest
After completing “The Way Life Should Be”, you have the option to start “Reformation” and participate in DiMA’s plan to replace Tektus. The leader of Children Of Atom with a synthesizer. Before proceeding further, you must retrieve Confessor Martin’s holotape from the Pump Control Station. You can find it through the quest marker on the map.
Bring the holotape to DiMA and he will create a fake version to show to Tektus. Go to Nucleus and show the holotape to Confessor Tektus, who will trick him into inviting you to the base’s command center. Once you get into the command center, you can either kill Tektus or convince him to leave. For this you need the Charisma stat. Both of these options give the same result.
Return to DiMA after dealing with Tektus and he will send his synth version to lead the Children Of Atom. Return to Nucleus and listen to Tektus’ speech and he will present you with the Atom’s Bulwark as a reward.
Complete the quest “Cleansing the Earth”
After obtaining the code during the “Best Left Forgotten” quest, you can go to “Cleansing The Land” and prepare to destroy the Far Harbor. You’ll get a quest marker that takes you to Wind Farms Maintenance, so follow it into the location.
Enter the code into Turbine 003 to destroy the town of Far Harbor.
This will make you the enemy of the town, so choose wisely before taking action.
Return to Nucleus and talk to Tektus once again. And he will give you Atom’s Bulwark. As a reward for your dedication to Children Of Atom.
Lastly, you can also visit Far Harbor, which is a great place to loot because disabling the turbines will leave it in ruins.
How to get Recon Marine Armor
The Recon Marine Armor is a unique set of Marine Armor that can be purchased from various vendors across the island. Each piece is sold by a different vendor, and the cost varies depending on your perks and charisma stats.
During the main story of the Far Harbors DLC, the following merchants may die depending on the player’s decision. can’t buy Scout Marine Armor.
Recon Marine Chest Piece
The Recon Marine Chest Piece makes your character more solid in that you take 15% less damage while standing still and not moving. This effect is especially useful when combined with other armor pieces that have the same legendary effect. You can buy the Recon Marine Chest Piece from the Cog inside Acadia. It’s near the center-eastern edge of the map.
recon marine helmet
If you want to improve your character’s stats, the Recon Marine helmet is perfect. This helmet increases Perception and Agility stats by 1 point each. Brooks can sell the Recon Marine Helmet in the town of Far Harbor.
Scout Marine Left Arm Piece
The Recon Marine Left Arm is the best of the Recon Marine Armor set. The effect slows time whenever HP reaches 20% or less. Kane sells the Recon Marine Left Arm inside the Nucleus.
Scout Marine Right Arm Fragment
The Recon Marine Right Arm increases movement speed by 10%, so it’s a fantastic option if you like walking around the wasteland. You can purchase this armor piece from Sister Mai in Nucleus..
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