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For an overview of axe models in the Fallout series, see axe.
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The axe is a melee weapon which is added to Fallout 3 with the Point Lookout add-on.


It is used by the swampfolk and tribals and can only be repaired with other axes.

Similar to the tri-beam laser rifle in Broken Steel, the axe has an object effect which inflicts an extra 35 damage per hit when used by non-player characters against the player. This damage ignores Damage Resistance and is independent of the condition of the weapon.


The axe can successfully strike about 500 times from full condition before breaking.


  • The Dismemberer Gametitle-FO3 PL - Obtained from Plik after completing Plik's Safari. It is slightly stronger, and has a very high chance to turn enemies into paste and giblets, which also restores 5 AP.


Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Axe Gametitle-FO3 PL20
The Dismemberer Gametitle-FO3 PL25
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Axes can be found on all swampfolk, but especially trackers and bruisers. The Point Lookout tribals will also carry them. Many of the buildings in Point Lookout may also have axes in them.