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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 character's Action Points by +3 until the effects wear off. These boosts make it a potent mid-level healing item.

Survival skill effect

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 character. It cannot be found on enemies or in containers.

Creation requirements

Mushroom Cloud (1)

Behind the scenes

Mushroom Cloud recipe is featured in the Fallout Vault Dweller's Survival Guide.[1] A different recipe is included in The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook.[2] A comprehensive recipe for Mushroom Cloud, called Meringue Mushrooms, is posted on Tim Cain's blog.[3]


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Prior to patch, the recipe called for two 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 one regular night stalker egg. [verified]