For an overview of all gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see Gauntlets.


The deathclaw gauntlet is a crafted Unarmed weapon in Fallout 3.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This is the strongest unarmed weapon in terms of damage. Attacks with this gauntlet disregard Damage Resistance from any type of armor, due to its armor-piercing ability and it has x5 critical chance multiplier. With 5 or more Luck and the Ninja perk, this gauntlet will always score a critical hit.

Durability[edit | edit source]

The deathclaw gauntlet can successfully strike about 600 times from full condition before breaking.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

The deathclaw gauntlet is made out of a deathclaw's hand, a medical brace for extra structure, a leather belt to render the hand rigid (and as a handle for the user's hand) and wonderglue to hold it all together. Deathclaw gauntlet schematics are needed to build it.

Deathclaw gauntlet (1)

Related quests[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Comparing the size of a deathclaw gauntlet with that of a deathclaw's hand, the gauntlet appears to be much smaller.
  • A deathclaw hand dropped from inventory will be the Left Hand while the Deathclaw Gauntlet is the Right Hand.
  • Though an unarmed weapon, this weapon has the same quick-select symbol and makes the same sound as a melee weapon when equipped, because the equip type was set to "MeleeWeapons."[1]
  • The deathclaw gauntlet weighs twice as much as all of the components used to craft it: deathclaw hand = 1lb, medical brace = 2lbs, leather belt = 1lb, and wonderglue = 1lb, yet deathclaw gauntlet = 10lbs.
  • When the hand is taken from a corpse of a deathclaw, the deathclaw still retains both hands.
  • The deathclaw hand in the finished model of the weapon appears to have a lighter skin color than the normal deathclaw hand.
  • When blocking with this weapon in first-person, the gauntlet fills up the whole screen.
  • When switching to the deathclaw gauntlet from a plasma rifle, the player character's left hand will remain slightly open, unlike the usually closed fist. Blocking will cancel this effect.

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