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Dr. Mobius' glove is a unique weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


It visually differs from the regular scientist glove, in that it is a darker color and bears a skull badge. When using this glove in combat, it emits a small electronic pulse. On successful hits, the weapon has an object effect called "MADNESS!!!", which reduces the target's Energy Weapons skill and Perception significantly. "Mad Science Attack!" is the critical effect that causes knockback and frenzies enemies on a Critical Hit. Combined with its high critical multiplier, the frenzy effect makes it very useful as a crowd control weapon. However, the frenzy effect also effects friendly targets that are hit, including companions once they are fired.

This weapon qualifies as an improved holdout weapon.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon effect
Stomp50112205.6Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7561.6203.082.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Dr. Mobius' glove can successfully strike about 495 times from full condition before breaking.



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon crit effectIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Scientist glove 21
Corrosive glove 21
22.91.09x15+2Icon acid/5s281.574541500375552
Dr. Klein's glove 34
46.4-5 EW/30s
-2 ST/30s
1.36x35-1 ST/30s
-1 DT/60s
Dr. Mobius' glove 28
38.2-5 EW/30s
-2 PER/30s
Sterilizer glove 21
28.61.36x15+2Icon fire/5s281.599531500500552
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


It can be found near Dr. Mobius in the Forbidden Zone dome, lying on a table immediately to the left of the center stairs, next to some of Dr. Mobius' work.


  • The electromagnetic pulse is similar to that of the LAER.
  • Scoring a critical hit on a companion and then dismissing them may cause the frenzy effect to initiate upon arrival of the location they were dismissed to, leading to them to attack and potentially kill nearby NPCs, should there be any.
  • When worn along with Dr. Mobius' glasses and scrubs, a challenge called "Mobius Strip" for wearing his full set of apparel is completed, earning the Courier 100 XP.
  • On the top of the glove inside the hexagon, a human skull can be seen.

See alsoEdit

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