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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Unlike most other one handed melee weapons, it does not have the "Back Slash" special attack.
Durability[edit | edit source]
The broad machete can successfully strike about 370 times from full condition before breaking.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Machete gladius - a rarer, more powerful version.
- Machete - the common version found in the Wasteland.
- Liberator - a unique version carried by Dead Sea.
Comparison[edit | edit source]
|- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)||- Attacks in V.A.T.S.|
|- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)||- Action point cost|
|- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||- Damage per action point|
|- Damage per second||- Weapon spread|
|- Area of effect damage||- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)|
|- Effect damage & duration||- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)|
|- Bonus effects||- Weight|
|- Attacks per second||- Value in caps|
|- Critical chance % multiplier||- Value to weight ratio|
|- Critical damage||- Skill required|
|- Critical effect damage & duration||- Strength required|
|- With all mods attached|
|Machete gladius||28||84||x2 limb||3||x1.5||28||20||2.8||370||2||1000||500||25||4|
- Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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.