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The broad machete is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas. It was a pre-order exclusive close-combat weapon, included with the Tribal Pack, before the release of Courier's Stash. It is significantly stronger than the normal machete favored by members of the Legion.

Characteristics

The broad machete has a unique world model and an appearance that sets it apart from other machetes; the bolo-style blade is well-traveled and well-honed, making it a more conventional machete as opposed to the makeshift design used by the Legionaries. It also has a unique Pip-Boy icon when selected. The broad machete has considerably higher DPS (especially at higher levels), and a higher base damage as well. These factors make it an excellent weapon for melee-based characters, especially early on, where the broad machete tends to outperform other melee weapons by a considerable factor. Its forward power attack is more akin to non-player character power attacks, as well.

Special Attack

Unlike most other one handed melee weapons, it does not have the "Back Slash" special attack.

Durability

The broad machete can successfully strike about 370 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants

Comparison

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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 secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Machete 11
33x2 limb Damage3x1.511201.124525025253
Broad machete Courier's Stash15
48.53.23x215171.83701757503
Liberator 18
62.3x2.5 limb Damage3.46x31818237021000500253
Machete gladius 28
84x2 limb Damage3x1.528202.837021000500254
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations

Originally, the only way to acquire this weapon was by redeeming the code that came with the pre-order exclusive Tribal Pack. It can now also be acquired by purchasing the add-on Courier's Stash.

Notes

  • Though the broad machete looks completely different to the machetes found in the main game, the Tribal Pack's promotional poster shows the character holding a plain machete.
  • The charge attack animation is the same as the Legion Assault's animation.
  • Unlike the other machetes, it has no limb damage bonus.
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