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The AER14 prototype is a unique energy weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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The AER14, a successor to the AER9 and AER12, was a prototype in development before the Great War. The unit found in Vault 22 is one of these development models, complete with exposed wiring and loose prototype circuit boards taped to the stock.

The AER14 is similar in appearance to the AER9, although it is a lighter gray scheme with an orange-red trim. It also has two integrated circuit chips housed inside its stock, which are connected to the rest of the weapon via wires. It uses two microfusion cells per shot. The AER14 also fires a green laser instead of the normal red laser.


The AER14 uses two microfusion cells per shot and has a unique green laser instead of the normal red beam. It does not have iron sights view and cannot be modded using laser rifle mods, though it can be repaired with normal laser rifles. The AER14 is also visually longer than the standard AER9 laser rifle.


The AER14 prototype can fire a total of about 495 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 42 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Over charge32928
Max charge19517


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Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Laser rifle 22
Laser rifle With all weapon mods attached 31.6
AER14 prototype 35
Van Graff laser rifle 15
Tri-beam laser rifle 66
Tri-beam laser rifle Gun Runners' Arsenal66
Tri-beam laser rifle With all weapon mods attached Gun Runners' Arsenal75


Vault 22, in the common area. Go to the fifth floor, pest control, and enter the stairway door to the common area which is to the right upon exiting the elevator; it has a lock with a difficulty that varies according to the player's level. The AER14 is lying on the ground next to a scorched skeleton. It is possible that a companion will pick it up. If the weapon is not present near the skeleton, check the inventory of all companions.


  • It is possible to achieve a 95% critical hit chance with this weapon. See critical chance.
  • Beside the AER14 prototype are several energy cells, even though the gun does not use that type of ammunition.
  • There is a glass-like object on the rifle's stock if viewed in third-person. It only appears as glass when next to the sky, when near the ground it appears as it should - It looks as if it were plastic cover over 2 circuit boards and some wires.

Behind the scenes

There is a sticky note on the observable back of the weapon that says "Focus: 1064 nm, 532 nm (SHG), 8.18pm!!!" This refers to the wavelength of the laser light, 1064 nanometers (infra-red) being the fundamental wavelength of the laser and 532 nm (green) being the second harmonic. SHG stands for second harmonic generation, a frequency conversion process that uses a set of crystals that double the frequency of the light making an IR (1064 nm) light look green (532 nm, half 1064 nm). 8.18pm is slightly more ambiguous, this likely stands for picometers, and if so is likely the beam divergence which is often measured pm/m (picometers per meter, and more often used mRad) and is the rate at which the beam dissipates, expanding into a cone.[1]


Playstation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png In third-person, the circuit boards in the stock may seem to disappear and reappear depending on the angle they are viewed from and the movement of the character holding the weapon. [verified]





  1. Joshua Sawyer on Tumblr: "I designed it. The science and math involved were the result of me doing some basic research and consulting with a friend who is experienced in laser physics. As for why I did it in the first place, to paraphrase Charles Eames, details aren't details. Details are the design."