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FalloutPlasma pistol
Fallout 2Plasma pistol
Plasma pistol (ext. cap.)
Fallout 3Plasma pistol
Mothership ZetaMPLX Novasurge
Fallout: New VegasPlasma pistol
Plasma Defender
Gun Runners' ArsenalPlasma pistol (GRA)
Plasma Defender (GRA)
Fallout 4Plasma pistol
Experiment 18-A
Sentinel's Plasmacaster
Fallout 76Plasma pistol
Enclave plasma pistol
Fallout TacticsPlasma pistol
Fallout ShelterPlasma pistol (rusty, tuned, focused, amplified
MPXL Novasurge
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Plasma pistols are high-tech weapons firing superheated bolts of plasma, powered by small energy cells or energy cells.


Glock 86Edit

Fo1 Plasma Pistol

The Austrian-made Glock 86 plasma pistol (also referred to as the Plasma Defender[1]) was designed before the Great War by the Gaston Glock artificial intelligence. It shoots a small bolt of superheated plasma and is powered by a small energy cell.[2]

Enclave plasma pistolEdit


This plasma pistol has five tributary energy arcs connected to a central cathode, and the cathode functions as a point of focus, or the barrel. The energy is projected forward and forms a plasma pinch; though rather slow, the pinch carries high levels of both thermal and kinetic energy.

MPLX NovasurgeEdit

Gameplay article: Mothership Zeta

Sometime before the Great War, a prototype plasma pistol was stolen from the federal government by an organization called Quaere Verum, who believed in a government cover-up called "The Conspiracy." Quaere Verum attempted to expose this cover-up by using the prototype pistol, which they believed was clearly inspired by alien technology. However, the group was swiftly eradicated by the government, and the pistol was buried in the desert to keep it hidden. The pistol was later taken by aliens, who brought up both the safe that contained the gun and the computer terminal required to remotely unlock the safe.

Modular plasma gunEdit

Fallout4 plasma pistol

The modular plasma gun in pistol configuration.

Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76

This plasma weapon is similar in design to the urban plasma rifle, though it differs slightly in appearance. It is highly modular, being available in pistol, rifle, scattergun, sniper and flamethrower configurations. Unlike other plasma weapons, it utilizes plasma cartridges for ammunition.


  1. Name in Fallout: New Vegas
  2. In-game description for the plasma pistol in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. [1][2][3]
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