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For an overview of Ripper models in the Fallout series of games, see Ripper (weapon).

Jack is a melee weapon found in Fallout 3.


Jack is a unique variant of the uncommon melee weapon, the ripper. It is equal in power per single hit to its cousin, but has a higher potential damage rate, due to its slight but noticeable boost to the critical hit rate. It also does an extra 50% damage against limbs.

The higher critical chance increases the power of this weapon enormously because it hits over 30 times per second. The listed weapon damage is divided over the individual hits, but the critical bonus damage is not. This means every hit has a normal chance to critical and do the full critical bonus damage. If one performs a sneak attack critical with the Better Criticals perk while holding this weapon, they have the chance to do a brutal 60+ damage hit 30 times a second

With a Luck of 10, Melee Weapons of 100, Finesse, Ninja, Superior Defender, Ghoul Ecology, Better Criticals and Bloody Mess, this weapon can kill super mutants and raiders in less than 1 second, super mutant brutes in 1 second, deathclaws in 2 seconds and overlords in 4, making this one of the most effective weapons in the game. Add in a psycho for +25% more damage, and the Samurai Armor for +10 damage per hit, and kill speed is further drastically increased.


Jack can successfully strike about 533 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Ripper - The common variant in Fallout 3.


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 bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Ripper 30
Jack 30
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Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


After The Waters of Life quest, Jack will appear in the deathclaw sanctuary, on the body of the second dead Enclave officer in the southern area of the cave. The body is surrounded by other dead bodies, including that of a giant ant on occasion. If all deathclaws have previously been killed, then the officer will spawn with a very low amount of health - approximately 2 bars.

Behind the scenesEdit

This weapon's name is a reference to Jack the Ripper, a notorious serial killer who hunted London prostitutes in the late 19th century. This weapon's Edit ID in the G.E.C.K. is also "WeapUniqueJackTheRipper."


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 The Ripper will stop making the chainsaw noise while held against a solid object. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 There is a chance that the Enclave officer will not appear. [verified]


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Fallout 3 Unique Weapons - Jack (the Ripper)

Fallout 3 Unique Weapons - Jack (the Ripper)

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