The Highwayman's Friend is a weapon found in Fallout 3, it is a unique tire iron.


The Highwayman's Friend manages to dish out more damage than a normal tire iron, along with benefiting from a more rapid attack.


The Highwayman's Friend can successfully strike about 1000 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 attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Tire iron 6
Highwayman's Friend 10
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Sitting on a shelf in Dominic and Machete's house house in Canterbury Commons. There is no Karma loss for taking it.

Behind the scenesEdit

A "(insert profession's) friend" is a fairly common way to refer to that profession's most-used tool. See, for example, "plumber's friend". A highwayman is a robber who preys on travelers, although in this case it is also in reference to the Highwayman vehicle obtainable in Fallout 2.


Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, the weapon won't spawn. [verified]


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