This guide will help you find the schematics for the Strangler Heart armor and modifications for it in the vast world of Fallout 76.
Stranglerheart Armor in Fallout 76 is a variant of Ultracite Power Armor that is coated in a poisonous plant called Strangler Vines. This is the most powerful power armor in Appalachia, as its protection against radiation is. She also has high resistances to normal damage (453) and energy damage (393).
However, since the 2020 Wastelanders update, Stranglerheart armor has become much more difficult to obtain as the developers removed the ability to obtain armor schemes as a reward for raiding various Vaults. However, this does not mean that you will no longer be able to collect the entire set of this armor. This guide will tell you how to get Strangler Heart power armor in Fallout 76 under the current conditions.
How to get Strangler Heart power armor in Fallout 76
After the Vault raids are cancelled, the only way to get the Strangler Heart armor is to purchase the appropriate schematics for 6 gold bars. To do this, you need to talk with the merchant Regz in Vault 900 or with Minerva at one of her random spawn points.
Tip: It's best to purchase the schematics for this armor from Minerva. She sells all six blueprints for only 4 gold bars instead of 176.
How to get Vault steel for crafting Stranglerheart armor
Prior to the Wastelanders update, Vault Steel was a reward for various raids. However, at the moment, Vault Steel can only be purchased from in-game merchants. You will have to give 10 certificates to the Purveyor in the Rusty Pickaxe bar to get 5 units of Vault steel, and you can only do this once a day.
To craft a full set of Strangler Heart armor, you need 180 Vault Steel - 30 for each item. If you have the Power Armor Smith ability, this will drop to 162, which is 27 steel per piece of armor.
How to get Strangler Heart armor mods in Fallout 76
Strangler Heart Armor and Ultracite Armor share the mod pool. To find modifications, you will have to exterminate packs of scorchbeasts and queens of scorchbeasts, from which the necessary items periodically fall out. However, it is worth noting that the highest drop rate for armor mods in this case is only 7%.
Is it worth crafting Stranglerheart armor?
Strangler Heart Power Armor has two undeniable advantages: its impressive rad protection, as well as the ability to deal constant acid damage to all enemies in the vicinity. However, the cost of buying, crafting and repairing the Strangler Heart armor leaves much to be desired and is significantly inferior to other sets.
For example, Excavation armor is noticeably cheaper than Strangler Heart armor, it is much easier to get and repair in case of a breakdown. However, if you're only interested in the unique power armor bonuses of the Strangler Heart and you're willing to go through all the inconvenience to get it, you'll get an incredibly rare set with excellent defense values.