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For an overview of alien blaster models in the Fallout series of games, see alien blaster.
 
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The Captain's Sidearm is a weapon which is added to Fallout 3 in the Mothership Zeta add-on. It is a unique, cleaner, shinier alien blaster used by the alien captain.

CharacteristicsEdit

Unlike the alien blaster, the Captain's Sidearm uses alien power modules instead of alien power cells. It has a silver finish to it, unlike the rusted alien blaster that can be found in the Capital Wasteland, and actually shoots out a spread of energy like a shotgun. Shooting the sidearm into the air will show the spread of the energy. Each time it is fired, it uses 3 rounds and sends 6 energy projectiles. Like the Metal Blaster, it will do significantly more damage outside of V.A.T.S. due to multiple critical hits. Although it looks like a pristine alien blaster, it can only be repaired by alien atomizers, alien epoxy, or vendors.

DurabilityEdit

The Captain's Sidearm can fire a total of about 714 times, the equivalent of 24 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

  • Alien atomizer Gametitle-FO3 MZ - the common variant of atomizer found on Mothership Zeta.
  • Atomic pulverizer Gametitle-FO3 MZ - Although only slightly more powerful than the atomizer, the pulverizer uses only 12 AP per shot.
  • Alien blaster - The common variant of blaster in Fallout 3.
  • Firelance - Harder to obtain, yet slightly weaker than the blaster, the Firelance causes fire damage if the target survives the initial blast and is affected by the Pyromaniac perk.

ComparisonEdit

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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 gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Alien atomizer Gametitle-FO3 MZ35
1053x140201.80.0207142500250
Atomic pulverizer Gametitle-FO3 MZ37
1113x240123.10.0206762500250
Captain's Sidearm Gametitle-FO3 MZ35
(5.8x6)
1053x140201.83.030(10)7142500250
Alien blaster 100
3003x1001002050.0101252500250
Firelance 80
242+2Icon fire/5s3x10080204.50.010632750375

LocationEdit

The Captain's Sidearm can be obtained after defeating the alien captain in the bridge of Mothership Zeta.

BugsEdit

PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This weapon does not receive a bonus from the Xenotech Expert perk. This may have been intentional because of its unique effects. [verified]

SoundsEdit

SingleShotVB
ReloadVB
JamVB

GalleryEdit

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