Mushroom Cloud is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


This food gives +3 HP a second for 20 seconds, while at the same time increasing the player's Action Points by +3 until the effects wear off. These boosts make it a potent mid-level healing item.

Survival Skill effectEdit

10+3 Hit Point for 20s
20+4 Hit Point for 20s
30+4 Hit Point for 20s
40+5 Hit Point for 20s
50+6 Hit Point for 20s
60+6 Hit Point for 20s
70+7 Hit Point for 20s
80+7 Hit Point for 20s
90+8 Hit Point for 20s
100+9 Hit Point for 20s


This item must be crafted by the player. It cannot be found on enemies or in containers.

Creation requirements

Icon range
Icon level
Mushroom cloud (1)

Behind the scenesEdit

Mushroom Cloud is a direct reference to the real-world recipe featured in the Fallout game manual, alongside the desert salad recipe.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Prior to patch, the recipe called for 2 piles of night stalker eggs. This is a quest item for Bleed Me Dry, and only one could be found in the entire game, preventing the recipe from being created. It has since been changed to require only 1 regular night stalker egg. [verified]