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


Compared to the standard Shishkebab, Gehenna inflicts greater damage, has a higher DPS, and uses fewer AP in V.A.T.S.. Like the standard, although paired with a back-mounted engine, Gehenna does not require nor consume any sort of resource when in use.

Visually, the weapon has a more pronounced and brighter flame, its valve is blue instead of the standard red and has "VALVCO" engraved on it, its handle is black, and the motorcycle gas tank is more rusted. It also retains the twelve tally marks etched into the gas tank, indicating the amount of kills from the previous owner, from the standard variant.

Special attack[]

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).

Type of attack- Type of attackSkill required- Skill required
Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.- Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per action point- Damage per action pointAdditional effects- Additional effects
Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
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.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondEffect damage and durationAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Shishkebab 40
Gehenna Gun Runners' Arsenal42
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • Even though Gehenna's blade is wreathed in fire, poisons can still be applied to the weapon. The damage over time from the applied poison stacks with the immolation damage. Combining the Pyromaniac perk and bleak venom can turn Gehenna into one of the most damaging melee weapons in the game, more than the standard Shishkebab.
  • Gehenna is one of the weapons able to complete the challenge "The Same Could Be Said of All Religious Weapons."
  • As it is constantly on fire, when drawn, Gehenna will ignite flammable gas. 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.
  • The flame damage does not stack when applied on enemies.

Behind the scenes[]

  • The weapon name is taken from Gehenna, a valley located outside ancient Jerusalem and is known as 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 increasing amount of waste, the fire was said to burn continually, and Jesus, and later Dante Alighieri, used this to produce an image of Hell, of which is now the most widespread representation: a place where evil people go to burn for eternity.
  • The word "Gehenna" is also Aramaic for “Valley of the people of Hinnom," which is the proper name of the valley of blood, whose name later became synonymous with, and often translated as, hell.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 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]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 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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