This page is about the weapon that appears in Fallout: New Vegas. For appearances in other games, see lead pipe.
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lead pipe is a weapon in .
Fallout: New Vegas
One of the ends has tape wrapped around it to improve grip, while the other is heavily corroded and/or bloodstained, and topped with a pipe fitting. Though it has a short reach, it has decent damage and a fast swing, making it an especially good melee weapon for players who are just starting out.
It has a
special attack that does 125% damage in Lights Out V.A.T.S. at the cost of 6 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).
Legend - Type of attack - Skill required - Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. - Action point cost - Damage per action point - Additional effects
Normal 0 44 24 1.83 Lights Out 50 55 30 1.83
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.
It is possible to
execute Lights Out 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.
The lead pipe can successfully strike about 245 times from full
condition before breaking.
The Humble Cudgel - A unique version of the lead pipe found in the Sealed sewers. Raul's lead pipe - A unique non-playable lead pipe used by Raul Tejada. It only differs from the standard lead pipe in its reach.
Legend - Weapon name (melee or unarmed) - Attacks in V.A.T.S. - Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive) - Action point cost - Damage per attack (damage per projectile) - Damage per action point - Damage per second - Weapon spread - Area of effect damage - Magazine capacity (shots per reload) - Effect damage & duration - Durability (number of attacks before breaking) - Bonus effects - Weight - Attacks per second - Value in caps - Critical chance % multiplier - Value to weight ratio - Critical damage - Skill required - Critical effect damage & duration - Strength required - With all mods attached
Lead pipe 22 55.8 2.54 x1 22 24 1.8 245 3 75 25 50 5 The Humble Cudgel 26 72 2.77 x1 26 21 2.5 370 3 350 116.7 50 5
: Note Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
The lead pipe has a tendency to make enemies' appendages explode upon impact.
The special move for this weapon is called "Lights Out!" - a common term for being knocked out or killed by a blunt object.
With a combination of the perks Slayer, Melee Hacker, and the rushing water chem, the special attack for this weapon can allow the player to move faster than running by holding down the attack button.