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For the creature of the same name supposed to appear Van Buren, see Gehenna (Van Buren).
Gametitle-FNV GRA
Gametitle-FNV GRA

Gehenna is a unique weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


Gehenna is the GRA variant of the Shishkebab, a flaming melee weapon which sets the target on fire upon impact. It appears to run on fuel from the gas tank on the player's back, though its use in-game requires no fuel source.

In comparison to the standard Shishkebab, Gehenna has a more pronounced and brighter flame, its valve is blue instead of the standard red, its handle is black, and the motorcycle gas tank is more rusted. In addition, Gehenna inflicts greater damage, has a higher DPS, and uses fewer Action Points in V.A.T.S. than the Shishkebab.

Special attackEdit

Gehenna has a special attack called Back Slash that does 70% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 3 fewer action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dap
Back Slash5058.8222.67
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Back Slash 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.


Gehenna can successfully strike about 1995 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 effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Shishkebab 40
94.3+2Icon fire/5s2.31x220283.2249532500833.3756
Gehenna Gametitle-FNV GRA42
121.3+5Icon fire/5s2.77x221254.419953120004000756
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • Even though its blade is wreathed in fire, poisons can still be applied to the Gehenna's blade. The damage over time from the applied poison stacks with the immolation damage. If the Courier has the Pyromaniac perk and poison is applied to Gehenna, it can become one of the most damaging melee weapons in the game.
  • Gehenna is one of the weapons the Courier can use to complete the challenge "The Same Could Be Said of All Religious Weapons."
  • As it is constantly on fire, Gehenna will set off gas leaks if the player walks through one with the sword drawn. The same applies if a companion has it equipped.
  • When a limb is severed by Gehenna while on fire, the flames will never go out.
  • There are twelve tally marks etched into Gehenna's gas tank, indicating the amount of kills from the previous owner. This is similar to the Ratslayer and the original Shishkebab.
  • The text "VALVCO" is engraved on the valve.
  • As with all Shishkebabs, it seems to have an infinite supply of gas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Gehenna is a valley located outside ancient Jerusalem, and was a place where various pagans sacrificed humans by throwing them in fire, and later, as Jerusalem and Judaism developed, waste would be burned there. Due to the increasing population, and thus waste, the fire was said to burn continually, and Jesus, and later Dante Alighieri, used this to produce an image of Hell, which is now the most widespread representation: a place where evil people go to burn for eternity.
  • Gehenna is Aramaic for “Valley of the people of Hinnom," which is the proper name of the valley of blood, who’s name later became synonymous with, and often translated as, hell.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Sometimes when you switch between the 3rd person view and the 1st person view, the flames don't appear. Removing and re-equipping the weapon fixes this problem.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When used by companions, the blade and tank will not appear. Only the oven mitt on the right hand will appear.[verified]


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