For an overview of cleaver models, see Cleaver.
crit % mult
Bonus limb damage x1.5
Chopper is a weapon in , and is the Fallout: New Vegas unique variant of the typical cleaver.
The Chopper is an aged and rusted version of a cleaver with white tape wrapped around the handle, and with the blade curved upward. Additionally, it deals more damage than a normal cleaver, including higher
Critical Hit and limb damage. It is a highly powerful melee weapon for the early game, as it deals high damage and can be repaired with cleavers, which are commonly found on convicts and Powder Gangers.
This weapon qualifies as an
improved holdout weapon.
Special attack Edit
It has a
special attack, which does 70% damage in Back Slash V.A.T.S. at the cost of 5 fewer Action Points (requires a Melee skill of 50).
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 28 22 1.27 Back Slash 50 19.6 17 1.15
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.
It is possible to
execute Back Slash 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.
The Chopper can successfully strike about 1,245 times from full
condition before breaking.
Cleaver, the standard variant found throughout the Mojave Wasteland.
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
Cleaver 7 17.8 x1.5 limb 2.54 x1 7 22 0.6 1245 2 20 10 0 2 Chopper 14 54.9 x1.5 limb 3.92 x2 14 22 1.3 1245 2 800 400 0 2
: Note Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
Found at the
Wolfhorn ranch, inside the farmhouse on the stove on the right wall of the house. It can be taken without Karma loss.
Location of the Chopper inside the Wolfhorn farmhouse