Roaming Scientist

The roaming scientists are NPCs that walk around junkpiles, researching them using the Geiger counter by day, and a flashlight by night. They are less aggressive than scientists patrolling the Military Tunnels, but wield an M92, just in case you get too close or attack them. When scientists spawn, they will be invulnerable until they activate fully. If a player hits a scientist, their reaction time when the player comes into view is faster.

Roaming Scientist
HP 100
  1. Loot
  2. Skinning
  3. Tips
Item Condition Category Chance
Semi Automatic Body×1-2 Semi Automatic Body - Component 24 %
Medical Syringe×1-2 Medical Syringe - Medical 23 %
Flare×3-5 Flare - Tool 23 %
Weapon flashlight Weapon flashlight - Weapon 1 %
Pickaxe Pickaxe 100 % Tool 24 %
Green Keycard Green Keycard 100 % Misc 24 %
Scrap×8-22 Scrap - Resources 24 %
Tech Trash Tech Trash - Component 1 %
F1 Grenade×2-3 F1 Grenade - Weapon 1 %
12 Gauge Incendiary Shell×4-7 12 Gauge Incendiary Shell - Ammunition 1 %
SMG Body SMG Body - Component 1 %
Hazmat Suit Hazmat Suit 100 % Attire 1 %
Tool Resources Time Condition Loss
Jackhammer Jackhammer Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 5 sec 6 %
Bone Club Bone Club Cloth×3Bone Fragments×15 12 sec 3 %
Bone Knife Bone Knife Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 9 sec -
Chainsaw Chainsaw Cloth70%Bone Fragments70% -
Salvaged Cleaver Salvaged Cleaver Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 28 sec 3 %
Hatchet Hatchet Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 9 sec 3 %
Combat Knife Combat Knife Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 4 sec -
Mace Mace Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 28 sec 4 %
Machete Machete Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 14 sec 4 %
Pickaxe Pickaxe Cloth×1-2Bone Fragments×10 19 sec 4 %
Rock Rock Cloth×3Bone Fragments×15 9 sec -
Salvaged Axe Salvaged Axe Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 8 sec 2 %
Salvaged Hammer Salvaged Hammer Cloth×2Bone Fragments×13 7 sec 1 %
Salvaged Icepick Salvaged Icepick Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 43 sec 4 %
Stone Hatchet Stone Hatchet Cloth×3Bone Fragments×18 8 sec 4 %
Stone Pickaxe Stone Pickaxe Cloth×4Bone Fragments×23 9 sec 11 %
Longsword Longsword Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 28 sec 3 %
Salvaged Sword Salvaged Sword Cloth×5Bone Fragments×30 17 sec 2 %
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Sharpfart 41 pts. 2 years ago

A Bolt Action Rifle can kill a scientist with one headshot and one body shot at medium range. it is sugested to use HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo if engaging from farther away
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Ējento 22 pts. 3 years ago

Keep at a distance and refrain from using the shotguns; A good couple of weapons to use would be the SAR or the AK, these both require 3 headshots to kill (2 headshots and 2 body shots also work)
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Anna 27 pts. 2 years ago

Easily taken down by Crossbow as mentioned above, and as long as they havnt shot anyone in the reacent times u can go all the way up to them(DO NOT DRAW YOUR WEAPON OR ELSE THEY FIRE). I did a big of experimenting with them and i stood maybe 1meter away from one and he didnt shoot until i drew my weapon and ADS at him. Shotguns or SMG's are also effective as close range. just stay behind something and quick peek
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ҚalooNie 11 pts. 3 years ago

Crossbows do a great job if you headshot them.
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SuddenDeath 1 pts. 2 years ago

just pop one crossbow bolt real close in the head, switch to nail gun and shoot him in the face as fast as you can (really easy cuz of short range) they usually get no shots off but sometimes they'll hit you once depending on how many headshots you hit with your nailgun
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Omar 1 pts. 2 years ago

They will kill you During NIght time if u ran by them...
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Gallus[contributor] 291 pts. 2 years ago

If you feel like farming them cheaply, I suggest using a Compound Bow and Crossbow . The compound bow gives an extremely powerful first shot, and the crossbow gives a quick followup to get the kill. Alternatively, you may want to try multiple crossbows. If you don't mind spending some ammo, I would strongly recommend the Bolt Action or Python - range and economy always takes precedent over damage per second with these guys. They are NOT dangerous if you're a decent distance away, and don't juke like players, so make sure to abuse that. Shotgun slugs could work if you're desperate. I'd bring a pump action shotgun if you want to do this, in case things don't work out too well.
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HLEBNY 6 pts. 2 years ago

If you aim a little below the center of the head and go to nearby to him, it will be enough just one shot from the Waterpipe Shotgun with 12 Gauge Buckshot to kill him.
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Moosen234 1 pts. 2 years ago

I used a compound bow at a distance. 2 charged shots to the body downed them. Once they get hit they move around and become alert or something, but if you far enough away they wont know where they are being hit from/ wont chase you. Easy kill
As for the halloween themed 'Scientists' They run right up to you, so just empty a nail gun clip into their head.
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LeviaBAN 38 pts. 2 years ago

1 shot in the head from Compound Bow kill him.
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NoVa Snowball 31 pts. year ago

Not sure if its a 24% chance of getting a medical syringe from a roaming scientist i killed around 50-100 and haven't got 1.
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gadgetdragon00 1 pts. year ago

You can one shot the scientists by using a double barrel with handmade ammo. jut sprint into their face and shoot.
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Red Pill Bill 6 pts. year ago

jackhammers are very good, fastest and easiest