1) Go to a place with Deathclaws with your favourite piece of armor. 2) Note your health and total DT with and without armor (for If you took toughness and the armor implant) 3) Equip armor, get attention of deathclaw (try not to hurt it if you can). 4) Get hit, note change in health, heal, repeat. 5) After a few times, unequip armor, get hit, note health, heal, repeat. 6) Consistent Data.
My Results. Normal Difficulty. Noral hits, minus Criticals
Level 35 - 370 HP
With T-51b - 41 DT
HP after - 311
Without Armour - 10 DT
HP after - 280
Note: There were a few abnormal hits that took off more health, which I disregarded as critical hits.
DT 36, HP 395 With Remnants Power Armor, after being hit my HP was reduced to: 307 307 307 307 307 305 305 304 301 301 This mirrored the degradation of my armor...
DT 0, HP 395 With underwear, after being hit my HP was reduced to: 271 271 271 271 271 271 271 271 271 271 This is noticeably greater damage.
Testing with Mex-X resulted in: DT 0, HP 395, DR 25 270 - Hey look! I- 302 302 302 302 302 302 302 302 302
Nevermind...Some sort of anti-crit or something.
Judging by the rise in damage, Shadowmaster might of been playing on Hard or maybe V Hard.
Thanks Shadowmaster_M for the backing up the results and for the DR test.
Feel free to test for yourself, but by the looks of it, Deathclaws do not ignore DT or DR, like a lot of people say. --- May God have mercy on your soul... - The Preacher Because I sure as hell won't. - The Gunslinger
Sorry, that should be "Opposite to what people say".
So just cause the Deathclaw Gauntlet ignored DR in Fallout 3 doesn't mean Deathclaws do. If the GECK says they ignore DT/DR, then it must be a glitch or their lying, cause in-game they don't. --- May God have mercy on your soul... - The Preacher Because I sure as hell won't. - The Gunslinger
Ah yes, Deathclaws in the Quarry do 125 damage, while the one I did was outside the Quarry, which only does 100. --- May God have mercy on your soul... - The Preacher Because I sure as hell won't. - The Gunslinger