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The nail board is a melee weapon in Fallout 3.


Composed of a wooden board with nails driven through one end. They are mostly carried by base level super mutants. Although not a highly damaging weapon, it deals rapid attacks, permitting numerous blows to be dealt quickly.


The nail board can successfully strike about 150 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Board of Education - Better in all regards, damage, item HP, etc.
  • Jericho's nail board - A unique, non-playable version used by Jericho with identical stats to the regular version.


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 ratio
Nail board 8
Board of Education 12
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



Jericho wields a unique nail board with infinite durability.


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