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


The Highwayman's Friend manages to dish out more damage than a normal tire iron, along with benefiting from its fast attack speed. However, it is two pounds heavier than the standard variant.


The Highwayman's Friend can successfully strike about 1000 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 secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight 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 in Canterbury Commons. There is no Karma loss for taking it.

Behind the scenes

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 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, the weapon will not spawn. [verified]