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Nephi's golf driver is a unique melee weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics

Nephi's golf driver is a unique golf club utilized as a two-handed weapon. Compared to its more common variant, the 9 iron, it is in more pristine condition, having a straight handle instead of the bent one seen on standard 9 irons. It has better critical damage but is more brittle than the standard golf club.

Special attack

It has a special Fore! attack that does regular damage in V.A.T.S., but at the cost of 4 more action points will always knock down enemies (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Normal060212.86none
Fore!5060252.4Knockdown
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Fore! 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, however, it may not knock the target down on impact.

Durability

Nephi's golf driver can successfully strike about 245 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants

Comparison

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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
9 iron 17
40.32.37x117221.529535518.3252
Nephi's golf driver 30
71.12.37x1.230212.92451500500252
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Location

It can only be obtained by killing Driver Nephi, a Fiend to the southwest of New Vegas.

Notes

  • While in third person, the driver makes the sound of hitting a golf ball while doing a charge attack.
  • The model for this weapon is a driver, rather than a 9 iron despite the game treating it as a unique version of the latter.
  • It will disappear from Nephi's inventory if not picked up after killing him. (tested after 3 in-game days.)
  • If you look at the club in third person, there is an Ace of Spades engraved on its head. It is also visible in first person if you look up enough.
  • This weapon can be used for the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge A Slave Obeys.
  • The Vault Boy Pip-Boy image for this weapon differs from the image for the 9 iron.
  • The knockdown effect is guaranteed against even the most powerful of opponents. This makes it possible for a low level player character to take on enemies that would otherwise be extremely difficult or impossible.

Sounds

Nephi's golf driver icon.png
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