The cleaver is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.
The cleaver was designed to chop hunks of meat for use in butcher's shops, but has since been repurposed as a melee weapon. It also does bonus damage to limbs.
This weapon qualifies as an improved holdout weapon.
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 attack||- Skill required|
|- Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.||- Action point cost|
|- Damage per action point||- Additional effects|
- 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 cleaver can successfully strike about 1,245 times from full condition before breaking.
|- 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.