For an overview of this weapon in the Fallout series of games, see Fat Man.
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Esther is a unique weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Gun Runners' Arsenal
Esther is a unique, heavily modified
Fat Man. Visually, it has a different rear mechanism, a blast shield, a light-blue body, and a thick clear glass or plastic bed holding the mini nuke. It is 10 pounds heavier than a standard Fat Man. However, it is more durable, never jams, costs 10 less Action Points per attack, is more powerful by 75 direct damage compared to the Fat Man, and is able to use the GRA mini nuke ammo types.
When equipped, Esther provides unique defense bonuses. It adds +10 to
DT and +25 to Radiation Resistance, giving the user extra protection from the damage caused by the weapon.
Esther can fire a total of about 620 standard mini nukes from full
condition before breaking. This is 125 mini nukes more than the regular Fat Man.
Legend - 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
Fat Man 400 1578.9 600 1.58 x0 0 65 15.4 0.5 1 495 30 6000 200 100 8 Fat Man 400 1578.9 600 1.58 x0 0 65 15.4 0.5 1 495 15 8500 566.7 100 8 Fat Man 400 1578.9 600 1.58 x0 0 65 15.4 0.5 1 495 30 6000 200 100 8 Fat Man 400 1578.9 600 1.58 x0 0 65 15.4 0.5 1 495 15 8500 566.7 100 8 Esther 475 2036.8 600 1.89 x0 0 55 19.5 0.5 1 620 40 18000 450 100 8
Even with the added
DT and Radiation resistance, a mini nuke shot at anything other than far distances can still kill the player, especially with the Big Kid mini nukes; however, with maximum Damage Resistance of ×0.8, the Courier can easily survive the blast on normal difficulty. Esther can contribute towards the
Gun Runners' Arsenal challenges Master of the Arsenal, Overkill, and Curios and Relics. At 40 pounds, it is the heaviest weapon in the game. This can be cut down to 20 pounds with the
Heavyweight perk. Esther's zoom targeting is more obstructed than the standard Fat Man, as the player looks through the blast shield which has a thick frame surrounding it.
Even when holstered, the player still has the increased DT and Radiation resistance.
This weapon may not affect bighorners. [verified]
Sometimes it can fire a second time without reloading. [verified]
Sometimes kills towards the Overkill challenge will not count using this weapon. [verified]
This weapon may not harm some coyotes. When killed, affected coyotes will display "Coyote" instead of "Search Coyote." [verified]
Due to incorrectly implemented texture set for the weapon, certain parts of the model may display in the game with broken textures. [verified] When Esther is equipped, the +10 DT bonus, while working, will not be shown in the inventory. [verified]
The damage threshold seems to be lowered by -5 when equipping this weapon, while the bonus does actually apply.
A pre-release shot of the Esther.
Esther firing Tiny Tot rounds.
The blastshield obstructs sight and clear aiming
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