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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.

BackgroundEdit

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Developed in antiquity, this weapon is nevertheless quite prevalent in the post-Great 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.

CharacteristicsEdit

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 AttacksEdit

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon effect
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.

DurabilityEdit

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

VariantsEdit

ComparisonEdit

Legend
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 ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
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.

LocationsEdit

BugsEdit

Xbox 360Icon xbox360 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]

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