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For an overview of all gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see Gauntlets.

 
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The mantis gauntlet is a unarmed weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Visually, the weapon consists of a severed mantis foreleg, fitted to the wielder's forearm and reinforced with metal bars and leather straps. A handle on the "blade" allows stability.

V.A.T.S. Special Attacks[edit | edit source]

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Normal060222.73
Stomp50120206Only on knocked down enemies
Uppercut5069203.45
Cross7566203.32.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

Durability[edit | edit source]

The mantis gauntlet can successfully strike about 245 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

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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 secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Mantis gauntlet 30
60.72.02x330222.72451075075754
Embrace of the Mantis King! Gun Runners' Arsenal42
65.71.57x364253.4395128500708.3754
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations[edit | edit source]

The mantis gauntlet is found very commonly at higher levels in the Honest Hearts add-on, often used by the White Legs.

Outside of Honest Hearts, the mantis gauntlet is rarely sold by certain weapons vendors, particularly those dealing in very rare items:

Notes[edit | edit source]

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • The mantis gauntlet was to be a crafted weapon, similar to the deathclaw gauntlet from Fallout 3. Several resources, including an item called schematics - mantis scythe point to this, though the inconsistency of the remaining resources as well as their only partial implementation make the specifics unclear.
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout: New Vegas cut content.
  • The mantis gauntlet had its DT bypassing effect removed in a patch.
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