Where To Find Wasteland 3 Power Armor

The Power Armor is one of the best armor sets in Wasteland 3, giving you a total of 43 armor. Finding them in Colorado might take you some time though as they are considered as end-game equipment. Although not the strongest armor set in the game, being eclipsed by the more durable Nucular Set and Verchitin Set, multiple sets of the Power Armor can be found and used.

Wasteland 3 Power Armor

There are 4 ways you can get a set of these superb armor and we’re going to list them down below. Note that there are spoilers as a story mission must be finished to unlock the armor.

Wasteland 3 Power Armor Locations

1. Get it from Cannibal Jamboree

  • Needs at least 8 Kiss Ass
  • Complete the story quest “The Psychopath”
  • Complete the side quest “Head Hunter”

Cannibal Jamboree Location

Cannibal Jamboree Location circled in green

You can access Cannibal Jamboree by going to the northern part of the map. Here, you can get the quest “Head Hunter” to access a set of Power Armor. Deal with Victory Buchanan in Aspen first in order to complete this quest. You can only access a certain area to complete “Head Hunter” only after “The Psychopath” story quest.

Once you reach Cannibal Jamboree, you need to talk to the cannibals, not outright kill them to get this set. Although you can use lockpicking to get to the Power Armor, you won’t be able to pick it up as it will be missing some parts. The only way you can get and equip it is to complete the “Head Hunter” side quest. You can then choose to eliminate the cannibals afterwards.

3 of the “Head Hunter” targets are in Knox Bison Ranch. Get to know its location here.

2. Buy it from shops after meeting Angela Deth

  • Complete the story quest “The Psychopath”
  • Meet with Angela Deth for the story quest “The Traitor”
  • Buy it from the armory in the Ranger HQ

Shop in the ranger hq for the power armor set

This method is unmissable and follows the storyline itself. Meet with Angela Deth after you get her message in the Ranger HQ. Go to where you need to meet her and resolve your plans for the late stages of the game. After meeting her, you’ll get a radio message telling you to check R&D in the Ranger Station. Go to the armory and buy the Power Armor there. It might be a bit expensive but getting Barter Skills and having a good standing can give you tons of discounts.

You can buy another set in the Ranger HQ after you deal with Liberty.

3. Buy it from Whetstone in Yuma County

  • Complete the story quest “The Psychopath”
  • Meet with Angela Deth for the story quest “The Traitor”
  • Go to Yuma County
  • Unlock the Slave Pen and talk to Whetstone

Buy Power Armor from Whetstone

The slave pen in Yuma County houses a blind merchant that sells 2 sets of Power Armor. You can purchase both sets from him once you get inside the Slave pen.

4. From Random Loot

Loot Power Armor
I was able to find loot pieces of the Power Armor using the Armor Crate in Paint Mines. You can quicksave + reload here until you get a piece.

I was able to get parts of the Power Armor while looting some chests in Wasteland 3. Although random, I got enough pieces for another set of Power Armor. One good way of getting one is to quick save in front of an Armor Chest and quick loading until you get a Power Armor. Note that the contents of the chest are determined by your current progress in the game’s story. Advance the story up until the story quest “The Traitor” to spawn the late-game Power Armor.

Wasteland 3 Power Armor Stats

Power Armor Piece Stats
Power Armor Helmet Armor +11
Power Armor (Chest) Armor +21
Power Armor Legs Armor +11

Probably the obvious downsides to this armor set are that it requires a hefty 8 Strength and it only gives a high Armor stat. Best equip this set on your tanks or assault members. If you want a set with higher armor and with the same requirements, then best get the Nucular Armor Set.

If you’re looking for a more melee-oriented armor set in Wasteland 3, you can check out how you can get the Exoskeleton Armor set here. For absolute defense, then you’re looking for the Verchitin Armor. That set has 67 Armor +25% Elemental Resistances. You can check out the guide for the Verchitin Armor here.

Other Useful Wasteland 3 Guides

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