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The cosmic knife clean is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add on Dead Money.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The cosmic knife clean is a melee weapon almost identical in appearance to the standard variant, except all the Cloud residue has been cleaned off, revealing a smooth, shiny blade.

The cosmic knife clean's chief benefit is that it inflicts triple damage on limbs, twice that of the unclean original and nearly twice that of the super-heated version. It also features slightly higher base damage and critical chance.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

It has a special Surgical Strike attack, which does 150% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 5 more 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
Normal030201.5
Surgical Strike5045251.8
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Surgical Strike 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[edit | edit source]

The cosmic knife clean can successfully strike about 995 times from full condition before breaking.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

This weapon must be crafted by the player character. It cannot be found on enemies or in containers. This weapon is also used in the crafting of the knife spear clean.

Creation requirements

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Range
Repair: 25
Dead Money add-on
Level
Cosmic knife clean (1)

¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on Lonesome Road is installed.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

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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
Cosmic knife Dead Money12
36x1.5 limb Damage3x112201.27451353501
Cosmic knife clean Dead Money15
45x3 limb Damage3x1.215201.59951505001
Cosmic knife super-heated Dead Money14
42x1.7 limb Damage3x514201.47451505001
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations[edit | edit source]

It can only be crafted by the player character.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Shape and texture resources for the cosmic knife, its clean, and super-heated variant are all present in the files of Old World Blues add-on, but not used. Though present, no objects in the add-on use these resources. Curiously the resources are stored within the nvdlc01 folder used by the Dead Money add-on, rather than the nvdlc03 folder allocated to Old World Blues.

Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

PCIcon pc.png Playstation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The cosmic knife clean is not affected by the Cowboy or Super Slam! perks. [verified]

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