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For the small Chinese robot in Fallout 76, see Liberator.
That blade has split the heads of... The only reason I give it to you is to force myself to earn another. True to Caesar.Dead Sea

Liberator is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


This cherished weapon was given to recruit decanus Dead Sea by his centurion in recognition of his contribution to the victory over the Sun Dogs.[1][2] Dead Sea would only gift it to another so he can prove himself in battle once more.[3]


Liberator is a unique machete that sports a higher damage per hit and triple the damage per second. Even though it is a unique weapon, it shares the same appearance as any other machete.

Special attackEdit

It has a special Back Slash attack that does 70% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 3 fewer action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dap
Back Slash5025.2151.68
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Back Slash 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.


Liberator can successfully strike about 370 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 bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Machete 11
33x2 limb Icon damage3x1.511201.124525025253
Broad machete Gametitle-FNV CS15
Liberator 18
62.3x2.5 limb Icon damage3.46x31818237021000500253
Machete gladius 28
84x1.5 limb Icon damage3x1.528202.837021000500254
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


If siding with the Legion, the weapon is given by Dead Sea in Nelson after completing the quest We Are Legion. If the player character is working for the NCR, they will be sent to take Nelson back in the quest Restoring Hope. During the siege, they will be tasked to kill Dead Sea in one of the town's barracks. Upon his death, the Liberator can be looted from his body.


  1. The Courier: "I'll carry your blade with honor."
    Dead Sea: "True to Caesar."
    (Dead Sea's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "I've slaughtered the enemy at Camp Forlorn Hope."
    Dead Sea: "A glorious victory. You must be very satisfied. I'll send word of your achievement. Perhaps Caesar will see fit to send another contubernium to occupy the Camp. Here - take this, my blade. It was a gift from my Centurion upon the defeat of the Sun Dog tribe."
    (Dead Sea's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Why would I want a piece of shit machete?"
    Dead Sea: "That blade has split the heads of... The only reason I give it to you is to force myself to earn another. True to Caesar."
    (Dead Sea's dialogue)
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