Icon disambig
For an overview of all gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see Gauntlets.
Gametitle-FNV GRA
Gametitle-FNV GRA

The Embrace of the Mantis King! is an unarmed weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


This weapon is a unique mantis gauntlet. It appears to have been made from a mantis claw of larger than average size. It differs from the mantis gauntlet in that its glove allows for a free thumb. Unlike the smooth surface of the standard mantis gauntlets, it has spines running along the forearm guard. The claw itself appears to have a serrated edge also.

This weapon has significantly greater range and power than the standard mantis gauntlet, but attacks much more slowly due to the extra size and weight of this weapon.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon effect
Stomp50168208.4Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7592.4204.622.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Embrace of the Mantis King! can successfully strike about 395 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 attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Mantis gauntlet 30
Embrace of the Mantis King! Gametitle-FNV GRA42
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If a different weapon is equipped via hotkeys while this weapon is in hand (in fighting stance), then Embrace the Mantis King! will still be shown "equipped". This happens randomly. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The icon for Embrace of the Mantis King in the hotkeys incorrectly shows the melee weapon icon. [verified]