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Mow your enemies down by the dozen.

Hack and Slash is a legendary perk in Fallout 76, introduced in the One Wasteland For All update.

Characteristics

Attacking a target in VATS with a melee weapon will gain a chance to deal splash damage to nearby enemies.

Effects

Effects
Rank Description Form ID
1 20% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D036E
2 30% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D036F
3 40% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D0370
4 50% chance for melee VATS attacks to do area damage. 005D0371

Notes

  • Hack and Slash deals 100% of the damage dealt to the target as splash damage.
  • Hack and Slash splash damage cannot proc Detonation Contagion or Exploding Palm.
  • A single attack on a target may separately proc both Hack and Slash and Exploding Palm.
  • Damage dealt by Hack and Slash will not reduce the condition of the equipped melee weapon.
  • Hack and Slash splash damage may finish off Daily Ops enemies with the Resilient mutation.
  • Hack and Slash is not an explosion, and is not affected by the Grenadier perk.[verification needed]
  • Hack and Slash does not affect the VATS target.[verification needed]

Behind the scenes

  • Hack and Slash was originally named Cleave.
  • During the first wave of testing on the PTS, splash damage from Hack and Slash damaged the player.

Bugs

Icon pc.png Icon xboxone.png Icon ps4.png The following weapons lack the WeaponTypeMeleeGeneral keyword, and will not proc Hack and Slash: Mr. Handy buzz blade, paddle ball, and Ripper.

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