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Gametitle-FNV LR

Blood-Nap is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.


Blood-Nap is a unique variant of the Bowie knife that does bonus critical damage, gives a bonus critical chance and adds +10 to Sneak.

This weapon qualifies as an improved holdout weapon.

Special attackEdit

It has a special "Blood-Nap" attack, which does 80% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 7 fewer action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

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Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute "Blood-Nap" outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.


Blood-Nap can successfully strike about 495 times from full condition before breaking.



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)
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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
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Bowie knife Gametitle-FNV LR23
Blood-Nap Gametitle-FNV LR30
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Found in The Courier's Mile. This weapon becomes accessible only after first completing The Launch. It is found wedged into a street lamp just to your left as you enter the area.


  • The weapon's Sneak bonus will be shown as "Activated" when the weapon is equipped in an on-screen message.
  • It is one of the few unique weapons in New Vegas with the same appearance as its non-unique counterpart.
  • It may glow blue in dark areas.
  • Blood-Nap does more damage and has a higher DPS than even Chance's knife, making this an extremely formidable single-handed bladed weapon.
  • Blood-Nap's Sneak +10 does not act as a bonus, but rather as a raise in Sneak, i.e., if the player character has it equipped when they level up, some perks that require a higher Sneak, such as Mister Sandman, and the player character doesn't have the required 50 Sneak but only has 40, the perk will be available.
  • It has the highest critical damage among melee weapons, alongside the protonic inversal axe.

Behind the scenesEdit

The name of this weapon is from "dirt nap," a slang term for being dead. The word is iconic for being used heavily in Set's vocabulary.


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