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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 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 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. 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 base Shishkebab.
  • The text "VALVCO" is engraved on the valve.
  • As with all Shishkebabs, it seems to have an infinite supply of gas.
  • The flame damage does not stack when applied on enemies.

Behind the scenes

  • 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, whose name later became synonymous with, and often translated as, hell.


  • PCPC Playstation 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 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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