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For the quest with the same name, see Reilly's Rangers (quest).
Reilly's Rangers
founder(s): Reilly
leader(s): Reilly
headquarters: Ranger Compound
Reilly, with Ranger Battle Armor

Reilly's Rangers is a mercenary group in the Capital Wasteland based at the Ranger Compound. There are currently four members of Reilly's Rangers. Reilly herself gives out quests involving mapping the wastes and helping other rangers in need.Their base is located near Seward Square.

While a mercenary force, they, like the Desert Rangers and the New California Rangers, are altruistic and operate according to a strict set of morals.

Luck seems to be a major theme with regards to Reilly's Rangers. The group's emblem prominently features a four-leaf clover, and luck is often mentioned in the various conversations you can have with the group's members (i.e. Butcher, Donovan, and Brick all credit their survival against the Super Mutant army at the Statesman Hotel mostly due to luck). Their unique armor, Ranger Battle Armor, grants a +1 stat boost to Luck. Although it seems that if Brick is killed during the escape out of the Statesman Hotel and you loot her, you will receive Ranger Battle Armor with AP +5, LCK +1, Sm. Guns. +10. (Confirmed on PS3)

The members of Reilly's Rangers are about on par with Brotherhood of Steel Paladins in terms of armor, skill, and health. They're well-armed and tougher than the average Wasteland human combatant, but not extraordinarily so.

After you finish the related quest, you can see them on your adventures through the Wasteland sometimes, and when you ask what Donovan is doing there, he'll tell you that Reilly tracked you and sent him to bring ammunition, or more specifically 1 Mini Nuke. In addition, if you encounter him fighting off three Super Mutant Masters in the Wasteland, you can let them kill him, then kill the Super Mutants, then loot his body (without any negative karma) and still get the mini-nuke, plus his equipment (he has the only Ranger Battle Armor Helmet), weapon, and ammunition.



Reilly's Rangers appear in Fallout 3.

Related quests

Active Members

Inactive Members

Behind the scenes

  • Reilly's Rangers is most likely based off of Rogers' Rangers, an elite company of rangers attached to the British Army during the French and Indian War. The unit was informally trained by Major Robert Rogers as a rapidly deployable light infantry force tasked with reconnaissance and conducting special operations against distant targets. Their military tactics were so bold and effective that the unit became the chief scouting unit of British Crown forces in the late 1750s.
  • Reilly's Rangers' members are most likely of Irish descent as their logo is a four leaf clover and two of the members have Irish names (Reilly & Donovan)..


It is very hard, if not impossible, to murder and loot one of the Rangers without the others becoming hostile. A few players have reported killing Donovan in a random event and looting his corpse, but when the player returned to the Reilly's Rangers compound they were hostile. If other enemies kill Donovan near you, and you loot his body, the Rangers will become hostile even though you did not kill him yourself. (PS3 360 PC confirmed)

  • It is possible that Reilly's Rangers are unwittingly working for The Enclave. Reilly's Rangers are mapping the ruins for a contact known only as "Mr. Smith". These locations are recorded on a Holotape and dropped off at a secure location, according to Reilly's computer. It is unlikely that the Rangers would be working for the Brotherhood of Steel on this as Reilly was introduced to Theo by a BoS contact; as such, it seems highly unlikely that the Brotherhood would need to use an alias.



This article uses material from the "Reilly's Rangers" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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