Other than the iffy settlement system, one of the most anticipated changes to the Fallout universe, touted for inclusion in part 4, was the ability to custom build and maintain your own set of personal power armor.
While there are some fun options for changing paint jobs, head light colors, and armor ability loadouts, there are thousands more options just waiting to be utilized thanks to the dedicated modding community.
Here we're rounding up eight excellent mods that change how the power armor crafting system works, massively increases customization, or even replaces power armor entirely with more interesting armor builds.
Configure Fusion Core Drain
Being able to configure the rate at which cores drain is an incredibly helpful addition for anyone getting into Fallout 4 for the first time.
The very fast standard drain speed makes it difficult to actually use power armor for any significant period of time while playing a straight run through (without giving yourself tons of extra cores through the console anyway).
Just want a slightly easier experience? Set it to 75%. Want to do away with core hunting altogether? Set it to 0%!
For a change not just of the actual armor itself but how all armor behaves, you can download this mod to mix up the idle stance, quick enter/exit, and instant enter/exit animations. The instant option also makes you pop in or out of your suit immediately without having to wait on a lengthy animation sequence.
Clean Power Armor HUD
The HUD noticeably changes when you get into power armor, which makes sense, but some people really don't like how it looks with the big bulky display. This very simple mod erases most of the HUD, offering a very clean and simple display that takes up much less of the screen real estate.
Skyrim Power Armor
Want to add a bit more of a dark fantasy element or bring some of Bethesda's other major game into your wasteland?
This mod adds in a new set of TES-51 power armor that can be found at the Bethesda Comics building. In addition to the base armor, there's extra paint job and weapon options to go along with it.
Liberty Power Armor
Remember citizens, democracy is non-negotiable! You too can now bring American democracy (and a whole lot of pain) to the raiders of the wasteland with this stylish Liberty Prime inspired power armor.
Courser X-92 Power Suit
As a total replacement for power armor, this sleek outfit features a complete Pip-Boy redesign and lets you use power armor fusion cores as consumables to get stat bonuses instead.
There's some really interesting additions with the power suit, like night vision and a targeting module -- which probably should be in power armor anyway. Plus, it's fun to go through the wasteland as a courser synth this time around!
This is one mod that packs a hell of a punch with a ridiculous amount of content for clothing, creating more options outside of power armor. Allowing outfits to be worn under armor and bandannas to be worn with helmets is a big boon on its own, but that's just the least of what is offered here.
A ridiculous number of new outfits are added in, and now every single piece of clothing is moddable, increasing the armor crafting options to an exponential degree. You can also completely change Nick Valentine's appearance, as the option becomes available to equip him with all this new modded clothing.
Worsin's Immersive Power Armor Garage
We saved the best for last! This huge mod doesn't just add in more than 100 paint styles and decals for your existing armor, which is huge by itself, but significantly changes the power armor crafting system with tons of new mods and wearable pieces.
Seriously, just install this one already and go crazy putting together whatever color and piece combo you've ever dreamed up.
What sort of crazy power armor are you going to build with these mods, and what excellent armor mods did we miss that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments!
If you still need more mods to further extend your Fallout 4 experience, be sure to also check out: