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chainsaw (GRA) is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Gun Runners' Arsenal
The chainsaw is powered by a miniature nuclear battery that drives a toothed chain along a grooved bar at up to 8,000 RPM. This allows the sharp teeth to shred virtually anything they come into contact with. It differs from its
standard variant in that it can accept modifications.
It has a
special attack, which does 50% damage in Scrap Heap V.A.T.S. but at the cost of 20 less action points.
Legend - Type of attack - Skill required - Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. - Action point cost - Damage per action point - Additional effects
Normal 0 160 65 2.46 Scrap Heap 50 80 45 1.78
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.
It is not possible to
execute , as power attacks do not apply to continuously damaging weapons, such as this weapon and Scrap Heap outside of V.A.T.S. Ripper.
The chainsaw (GRA) can successfully strike about 7,995 times, or 11,995 times when equipped with the heavy duty chain, from full
condition before breaking.
Chainsaw, the standard, non-customizable version.
Legend - 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
Chainsaw 80 80 Ignores DR/DT 1 x1 8 65 2.5 7995 20 2800 140 75 7 Chainsaw 80 80 Ignores DR/DT 1 x1 8 65 2.5 7995 20 2800 140 75 7 Chainsaw 95 95 Ignores DR/DT 1 x1 8 65 2.9 11995 12 7300 608.3 75 7
: Note Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
With the chainsaw alloy frame and the
Heavyweight perk, this weapon ends up weighing a mere six pounds, making it more practical to haul around than the standard chainsaw. While noise from the chainsaw's blade and motor is audible, it is still possible to sneak near an enemy using a
Stealth Boy without being detected. This weapon can be used for the "
Armed For Bear" challenge in the add-on. Gun Runners' Arsenal A fully upgraded chainsaw, with all related perks, is the second strongest
melee weapon in the game, only surpassed by the thermic lance. The damage and DPS displayed is counted for 1 second of continuous attacking. The critical damage, however, is counted for every damage tick. Those ticks happen tens of times per second and because of this, contrary to popular belief, the chainsaw, along with other "hold down for continuous attack" melee weapons, is extremely strong with critical chance/damage bonuses. With no critical damage bonuses, difference between 0% and 20% critical chance is double the amount of damage displayed. With 100% crit chance the damage seems to be seven times the basic amount.
This weapon, like all other continuous attack (automatic) close combat weapons, has only its "start-up attack" animation sped up by attack speed bonuses, while damage dealing and DPS is completely unaffected.
Due to an engine bug, the Ignore DT/DR effect does not apply correctly and because of this, Piercing Strike gives a marked improvement in DPS.
Chainsaw (GRA) with the alloy frame modification
Chainsaw (GRA) with the carbide teeth modification
Chainsaw (GRA) with the HD (heavy duty) chain modification
Chainsaw (GRA) with the alloy frame and carbide teeth modifications
Chainsaw (GRA) with the HD (heavy duty) chain and alloy frame modifications
Chainsaw (GRA) with the carbide teeth and HD (heavy duty) chain modifications
Chainsaw (GRA) with all modifications
A pre-release shot of the Chainsaw (GRA)
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