Fallout 76 Excavator Power Armor Guide
A guide to acquire the Fallout 76 Excavator Power Armor
Miner Miracles Quest
The Excavator Powerr Armor is a special Power Armor in Fallout 76 used by Garrahan Miners in the Ash Heap region. There is a a bit of interesting lore behind the creation of the Power Armor, the competition with the automatic miners employed by the Hornwright Corporation and the even demise of the Garrahan corporation.
You can acquire the Excavator Power Armor in Fallout 76 starting at Level 25. Head to Garrahan Mining Headquarters in the very southern part of Ash Heap region.
Head to the Atrium in the back and you will see a poster for the Excavator Power Armor, interact with it to receive the Miner Miracles quest.
The quest itself is pretty straightforward, interact with the Reception Terminal at the back of the room. It will tell you go to to the R&D division downstairs. Go downstairs and interact with the Projector Manager’s Terminal and it will give you the next step to craft the full set of Excavator Power Armor
Crafting the Excavator Power Armor
There is a Power Armor workbench right there you can use. To craft any of the Excavator Power Armor pieces, however, you will need a Power Armor Chassis first. Sometimes you can luck out and find a Power Armor on a workbench nearby but usually it won’t be there. Find one out in the world and return with it. While wearing the Power Armor, interact with the workbench. It will automatically eject you and allow you to use the workbench.
Here are all the components you need to make the Excavator Power Armor in Fallout 76
- Excavator Helmet: 6 Black Titanium, 12 Glass, 13 Rubber, 10 Screw, 17 Steel
- Excavator Left Arm: 6 Black Titanium, 10 Gear, 9 Oil, 10 Screw, 17 Steel
- Excavator Left Leg: 6 Black Titanium, 9 Oil, 30 Spring, 17 Steel
- Excavator Right Arm: 6 Black Titanium, 10 Gear, 9 Oil, 10 Screw, 17 Steel
- Excavator Right Leg: 6 Black Titanium, 9 Oil, 30 Spring, 17 Steel
- Excavator Torso: 6 Black Titanium, 10 Gear, 6 Nuclear Material, 13 Rubber, 10 Screw, 17 Steel
- Total: 36 Black Titanium, 12 Glass, 26 Rubber, 60 Screw, 60 Spring, 38 Oil, 30 Gear, 6 Nuclear Material.
The biggest limiting factor will be Black Titanium (36 for the whole set), Spring/Screws (60 for the whole set) and maybe Oil (38 for the whole set).
The set can be recrafted again at level 35 and 45 but it will cost a bit more materials.
Stats wise the whole set isn’t that great as it grants less damage resistance compared to T-45, T-51b and T-60 power armor but it is a good starter set and the +100 weight carrying capacity when you wear the full set is always great.
Black Titanium can be acquired in Ash Heap region by killing the Mole Miners. They drop Mole Miner Suits etc that contain Black Titanium. You can find some around Welch for example. Additionally, you can purchase the mining maps from the vending machine in Welch. These maps will give you some Black Titanium when you find the deposit to excavate.
Screws are found in the following materials
- Desk Fans
- Hot plates
- Toy cars
If you need ideas on finding the other materials, check out the resource/crafting material guide.
Having the full set of Excavator Power Armor will give you +100 weight carry capacity and when you finish the quest to craft the full set you will be rewarded with a Plan to craft Power Armor workbench.