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For an overview of brass knuckles in the Fallout series of games, see brass knuckles.

 
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Brass knuckles are a set of unarmed weapons in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Developed in antiquity, this weapon is prevalent in the post-War wastelands.

Brass knuckles, or knuckledusters, take the form of four linked metal rings in a shallow convex formation with a bumper attached to the concave face. The rings are slipped over a combatant's fingers with the bumper pressed into the palm of the hand.

When a punch is thrown, the brass knuckles take the majority of the impact impulse, transferring much of the punch's kinetic energy to the target by way of the harder, smaller impacting surface of the metal knuckles. This drastically increases the likelihood of serious tissue disruption and bone damage.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Also known as "knuckle dusters", the brass knuckles allow the player to inflict more damage to their opponent than they would with bare fists by concentrating the power behind each blow into the metal rings.

V.A.T.S. Special Attacks[edit | edit source]

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Normal036182
Stomp5072203.6Only on knocked down enemies
Uppercut5041.4202.07
Cross7539.6201.982.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

Durability[edit | edit source]

The brass knuckles can successfully strike about 995 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

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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 pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Brass knuckles 18
36.92.05x1181829951120120252
Love and Hate 30
75.82.53x130193.214951750750503
Spiked knuckles 25
59.22.37x125192.614951500500503
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png For an unknown reason, after holding dynamite and equipping the brass knuckles, the brass knuckles will not appear on your hand, and instead a stick of dynamite will act as the brass knuckles. [verified]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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