Gametitle-FNV GRA
Gametitle-FNV GRA

Paciencia is a unique weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


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Paciencia expanded

Paciencia is a unique hunting rifle. It has a three-round magazine, but boasts higher damage than the regular variant, as well as higher item HP. Its main advantage over the standard variant is its extremely high critical damage, which is an astounding 110 points, equal to the anti-materiel rifle. Due to its bonus critical chance, critical hits will be more common. It also has a 3.5x magnification when looking down the rifle's iron sights, equivalent to a top-tier scope. However, like many unique weapons, Paciencia cannot be modified using standard hunting rifle mods.

In appearance, it is less makeshift than regular hunting rifles. The pieces of metal and duct tape holding the barrel in place are absent as the barrel is in no state of disrepair, the stock is not damaged, and the wood is in far better condition. A Mexican flag is also wrapped around the stock for use as a makeshift cheek rest. There also appears to be score marks just under the receiver, most likely a killcount.


Paciencia can fire a total of about 1,745 standard rounds, the equivalent of 582 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP, & AP1745582



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Hunting rifle 52
Hunting rifle Icon plus 52
Paciencia Gametitle-FNV GRA55



  • Paciencia, along with the anti-materiel rifle, has the highest critical damage output in the game.
  • Paciencia, unlike the anti-materiel rifle, can be equipped with hollow point rounds. When this unique hunting rifle is equipped with hollow points, its critical damage is higher than the anti-materiel rifle's against most unarmored/lightly armored targets. With Better Criticals and HP rounds, it can even surpass the Anti-Materiel rifle against highly armored targets.
  • With the highest critical chance possible of 86% V.A.T.S. + Light Touch + 2 * (10 Luck + Finesse + Built to Destroy + Ulysses' duster + 1st Recon beret + True Police Stories + Comprehension), both available critical damage bonus perks for this weapon (Better Criticals and Just Lucky I'm Alive), all regular damage bonus perks (Bloody Mess + Lonesome Road + Lord Death (Rank 3)) along with hollow point rounds, Fast Shot and Rapid Reload, Paciencia can be one of the strongest firearms in-game, capable of 811 DPS/471 DPS (reload) against unarmored targets and 597 DPS/347 DPS (reload) against targets with 25 DT without using any chems. Alternatively you could substitute Stealth Girl in for Lonesome Road yielding 796 DPS/463 DPS (reload) against unarmored targets and 601 DPS/350 DPS (reload) against targets with 25 DT. Stealth Girl outperforms the Lonesome Road perk for targets with above 18 DT when using HP rounds.
  • With all available critical damage bonus perks (Better Criticals, Just Lucky I'm Alive, and Stealth Girl) HP rounds outperform both AP and JSP rounds for critical hits against targets with up to 57 and 37 DT respectively. With a high enough critical chance HP rounds outperform in DPS as well (with critical damage bonus perks). For a target with 25 DT, HP rounds have a higher DPS than AP and JSP rounds as long as critical hit chance is at or above 17% and 35% respectively.
  • Paciencia access to HP rounds allows it to beat out the anti-materiel rifle and YCS/186 for 1 shot damage output with a staggering 2544 damage for a sneak attack headshot to an unarmored opponent on normal difficulty with all relevant damage perks (Better Criticals, Just Lucky I'm Alive, Bloody Mess, the Lonesome Road perk, and Lord Death (Rank 3)).

Behind the scenesEdit

In Spanish/Portuguese, Paciencia means "Patience". According to Joshua Sawyer, it is named so "because you have three shots, so you had better make them count."[1]





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