¡La Fantoma! is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this magazine raises the player character's Sneak skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


This item can be crafted by the Courier.

Creation requirements

Icon range
Repair: 25
Picking up a copy of ¡La Fantoma! after the Voracious Reader perk is chosen.
Icon level
¡La Fantoma! (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.


Below is a list of all fixed locations of the¡La Fantoma! skill magazines in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons. For an overview of magazines per location, see the main overview page.

Closest map markerLocation description
Bitter Springs recreation areaRecreation office, inside a desk in the northeast corner.
Boulder CityBottom of the conveyor belt by the train station office. Another is found in the second to last building to the south, inside Boulder City ruins on the first floor, bottom of the stairs behind the chair.
Camp McCarranIn one of the tents underneath a bunk bed along with several other magazines, from the middle doors into the terminal building head north, it is the second tent on the left.
Camp McCarranContents of the MP confiscated goods trunk, given by Carrie Boyd as a reward after successfully completing the quest The White Wash.
Crimson Caravan CompanyCaravaneer barracks, on a desk.
Followers safehouseLaying on the left most bed in the safe house with an advanced radiation suit.
H&H Tools FactoryOn bookshelf in left of entrance room.
Lucky 38Lucky 38 cocktail lounge, in a Hard locked briefcase on an table in western outer ring.
Nellis Air Force BaseNellis Boomer museum, on Pete's bed.
Powder Ganger camp westTo the southeast, down in a radioactive puddle with a doctor's bag and a box of Mentats. Follow the road south past the camp to the backwards Corvega billboard on the left, turn left into a small ditch that leads right into the puddle.
Ruined highway interchange Gametitle-FNV LRJust south of the map marker on the highway, in a blue and orange striped trailer, together with a Patriot's Cookbook, Milsurp Review and Future Weapons Today.
Sierra Madre Casino Gametitle-FNV DMExecutive suites, on a nightstand in the bedroom of Vera Keyes.
Sierra Madre Casino Gametitle-FNV DMSierra Madre vault, in a garbage can.
South Vegas ruinsZapp's Neon Signs, next to couch.
Villa police station Gametitle-FNV DMIn the third cell in the row at the back of the station, behind a locked door.
Violet's trailer fortIn the wooden box that is on it's side in the tower over the campers, on a metal shelf.
X-13 research facility Gametitle-FNV OWBIn the room opposite the entrance, inside the lab with the X-13 gloves under a pre-War book next to the terminal and one under a pre-War book in the research area next to the desk to the right when entering this area.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The image is a flipped and recolored version of the front cover of Adventure Comics 428, by DC comics. It is the origin issue of the character Black Orchid; this character was a master of disguise and imitation, hence the link.
  • ¡La Fantoma! translates as The Phantom!, which lends verisimilitude to the idea that the magazine would give the reader ideas about how to sneak more effectively.
  • The exclamation mark style points to the idea that this would be a Spanish phrase. La Fantoma, although sounding Hispanic, under closer inspection the phrase actually only translates to the desired phrase The Phantom! (as an outcome of direct translation) from Romanian - this makes the first exclamation mark redundant. In Spanish, it would actually be ¡La Fantasma!.


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