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The nail board is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


This 2x4 has several nails driven through it, with a whittled shaft to ensure a better grip. It looks identical to the version in Fallout 3, and is still used by super mutants.

Special attack

It has a special Grand Slam attack that does 200% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 11 more action points and requires a Melee skill of 50.

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Grand Slam50100382.63
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Grand Slam 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.


The nail board can successfully strike about 295 times from full condition before breaking.



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