For an overview of cleaver models, see Cleaver.

 
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The Chopper is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas, and is the unique variant of the typical cleaver.

Characteristics

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 easily repaired with the common cleaver.

This weapon qualifies as an improved holdout weapon.

Special attack

It has a special Back Slash attack, which does 70% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 5 fewer Action Points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Normal028221.27
Back Slash5019.6171.15
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.

Durability

The Chopper can successfully strike about 1,245 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants

Cleaver, the standard variant found throughout the Mojave Wasteland.

Comparison

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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 secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Cleaver 7
17.8x1.5 limb Damage2.54x17220.612452201002
Chopper 14
54.9x1.5 limb Damage3.92x214221.31245280040002
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Location

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.

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