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*Can be sometimes bought from [[Cliff Briscoe]] in [[Novac]]
 
*Can be sometimes bought from [[Cliff Briscoe]] in [[Novac]]
 
* The [[Caesar's Legion]] blacksmith and [[Veteran legionaries]] have a random chance to have a chainsaw equipped.
 
* The [[Caesar's Legion]] blacksmith and [[Veteran legionaries]] have a random chance to have a chainsaw equipped.
* It may rarely be used by [[Vipers|Viper]] and [[Jackals|Jackal]] gang members once the player is at a higher level.
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* It may rarely be used by [[Vipers|Viper]] and [[Jackals|Jackal]] gang members once the [[Courier]] is at a high level.
 
* It can sometimes be purchased at [[Hoover Dam]] from [[Bardon]].
 
* It can sometimes be purchased at [[Hoover Dam]] from [[Bardon]].
 
* Once in a great while, [[Blake (Fallout: New Vegas)|Blake]] at the [[Crimson Caravan Company]] will also have it for sale.
 
* Once in a great while, [[Blake (Fallout: New Vegas)|Blake]] at the [[Crimson Caravan Company]] will also have it for sale.
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* It is carried by [[centurion]]s during the [[Second Battle of Hoover Dam]].
 
* It is carried by [[centurion]]s during the [[Second Battle of Hoover Dam]].
 
* Carried by [[Bonesaw (character)|Bonesaw]], a unique [[marked man]] located in [[The Divide]]. {{icon|FNVLR|link=Lonesome Road (add-on)}}
 
* Carried by [[Bonesaw (character)|Bonesaw]], a unique [[marked man]] located in [[The Divide]]. {{icon|FNVLR|link=Lonesome Road (add-on)}}
* Often sold at Gun Runners for roughly 3000 caps
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* Often sold by the Gun Runners for roughly 3000 caps.
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
* This weapon is affected by the [[Heavyweight]] perk.
 
* This weapon is affected by the [[Heavyweight]] perk.
 
* The chainsaw's V.A.T.S. attack animation is unusual due to the automatic nature of the weapon type. The attack is initiated but the automatic damage is not applied, nor does the target act as if harmed, until the end of the attack when the damage is finally applied. It also has a slight knockback effect.
 
* The chainsaw's V.A.T.S. attack animation is unusual due to the automatic nature of the weapon type. The attack is initiated but the automatic damage is not applied, nor does the target act as if harmed, until the end of the attack when the damage is finally applied. It also has a slight knockback effect.
* The chainsaw, along with the [[Ripper (Fallout: New Vegas)|Ripper]], is one of two weapons in ''Fallout: New Vegas'' that non-player characters use differently than the player. Rather than using the thrust attack, they use the V.A.T.S.-style slash. This can cause a large amount of damage.
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* The chainsaw, along with the [[Ripper (Fallout: New Vegas)|Ripper]], is one of two weapons in ''Fallout: New Vegas'' that non-player characters use differently than the player character. Rather than using the thrust attack, they use the V.A.T.S.-style slash. This can cause a large amount of damage.
 
* This weapon can be used for the [[Gun Runners' Arsenal]] challenge [[Armed For Bear]].
 
* This weapon can be used for the [[Gun Runners' Arsenal]] challenge [[Armed For Bear]].
* Despite making very loud noise when firing and having a static sound when just wielding, it is considered completely silent by the game, not drawing the attention of any npc.
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* Despite making very loud noise when firing and having a static sound when just wielding, it is considered completely silent by the game, not drawing the attention of NPCs.
   
 
==Sounds==
 
==Sounds==

Revision as of 13:48, December 29, 2015

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For the Gun Runners' Arsenal version of this weapon, see Chainsaw (GRA).
 
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The chainsaw is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics

A fusion-powered chainsaw which requires two hands to use. The weapon is heavy, but deals considerable damage because its continuous cutting action allows it to bypass Damage Resistance and Damage Threshold. Unlike most melee weapons, holding down the attack button when wielding the chainsaw will cause continuous damage to targets in contact with the blade.

Special attack

It has a special Scrap Heap attack, which does 50% damage in V.A.T.S. but at the cost of 20 less action points.

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dap
Normal0160652.46
Scrap Heap5080451.78
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is not possible to execute Scrap Heap outside of V.A.T.S. as power attacks do not apply to continuously damaging melee weapons, such as the Ripper.

Durability

The chainsaw can successfully strike about 7995 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants

Comparison

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 bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Chainsaw 80
80Ignores DR/DT1x18652.57995202800140757
Chainsaw Gametitle-FNV GRA80
80Ignores DR/DT1x18652.57995202800140757
Chainsaw Icon plus Gametitle-FNV GRA95
95Ignores DR/DT1x18652.911995127300608.3757
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations

Notes

  • This weapon is affected by the Heavyweight perk.
  • The chainsaw's V.A.T.S. attack animation is unusual due to the automatic nature of the weapon type. The attack is initiated but the automatic damage is not applied, nor does the target act as if harmed, until the end of the attack when the damage is finally applied. It also has a slight knockback effect.
  • The chainsaw, along with the Ripper, is one of two weapons in Fallout: New Vegas that non-player characters use differently than the player character. Rather than using the thrust attack, they use the V.A.T.S.-style slash. This can cause a large amount of damage.
  • This weapon can be used for the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge Armed For Bear.
  • Despite making very loud noise when firing and having a static sound when just wielding, it is considered completely silent by the game, not drawing the attention of NPCs.

Sounds

Chainsaw icon
ReloadVB

Gallery

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