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The bumper sword is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The bumper sword consists of a chrome car bumper that has been pounded out and sharpened into a thick, heavy blade. The license plate is still attached, and an exhaust pipe strapped to the unsharpened end serves as a makeshift handle.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

It has a special Mauler attack, which does 50% damage in V.A.T.S. and uses 10 more action points. Additionally, it has a chance to knock enemies down.

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Normal064381.68none
Mauler5032480.67Knockdown chance
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Mauler 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.

Durability[edit | edit source]

The bumper sword can successfully strike about 1495 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Legend
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 secondEffect damage and durationAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Bumper sword 32
45.51.42x132381.71495122500208.3508
Blade of the East 65
104.6+2Damage/10s1.58x130354.3399512453.81009
Blade of the West Lonesome Road (add-on)60
127.92.13x1.530294.17451257004751009
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon is affected by the Heavyweight perk.
  • The license plate number reads "SOUTHWEST 212-117 NEVADA 2052."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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