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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.

Background

The weapon was given to Dead Sea by his centurion in recognition of his contribution to the victory over the Sun Dogs tribe.[1]

Characteristics

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 attack

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).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Normal036182
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.

Durability

Liberator can successfully strike about 370 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants

Comparison

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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 secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Machete 11
33x2 limb Damage3x1.511201.124525025253
Broad machete Courier's Stash15
48.53.23x215171.83701757503
Liberator 18
62.3x2.5 limb Damage3.46x31818237021000500253
Machete gladius 28
84x1.5 limb Damage3x1.528202.837021000500254
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Location

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

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