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For an overview of brass knuckles in the Fallout series of games, see brass knuckles.

Plunkett's Valid Points are a set of unarmed weapons in Fallout 3.


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Developed in antiquity, this weapon is nevertheless quite prevalent in the post-Great War wastelands.

Brass knuckles, or knuckledusters, take the form of four linked metal rings in a shallow convex formation with a bumper attached to the concave face. The rings are slipped over a combatant's fingers with the bumper pressed into the palm of the hand. When a punch is thrown, the brass knuckles take the majority of the impact impulse, transferring much of the punch's kinetic energy to the target by way of the harder, smaller impacting surface of the metal knuckles. This drastically increases the likelihood of serious tissue disruption and bone damage.

Plunkett's Valid Points was Junders Plunkett's weapon of choice, a lightweight set of spiked knuckles. Plunkett had murdered many using his fists alone. When his raider brethren were hunted down by Regulators he sought refuge in Arlington House, where he awaits someone worthy to hunt him down and take up the knuckles, hoping the bounty hunter will seek out a just cause with it.


Plunkett's Valid Points are a unique version of the spiked knuckles. It inflicts 3 more damage per hit than the regular set of spiked knuckles, and have double the chances of a Critical Hit. The spiked knuckles only have the standard chance at criticals.

Perhaps the biggest selling point for this weapon is the fact that it has one of the lowest Action-Point costs per-shot of almost any weapon in Fallout 3. Assuming you have maximum Agility and the Action Boy/Girl perk, you could string together 7 hits in a single V.A.T.S. attack. Add in the benefits of Ledoux's hockey mask and the tribal power armor, and you can pull off 9 hits, with 13 AP to spare. This combined with the Paralyzing Palm perk will result in paralyzing enemies nearly every time you enter V.A.T.S., enabling the player to kill even super mutant behemoths without much effort.


Plunkett's Valid Points can successfully strike about 333 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Brass knuckles - the common variant found in Fallout 3.
  • Steel knuckles Gametitle-FO3 TP - Slightly stronger than the regular brass knuckles, the steel knuckles only use 14 AP per V.A.T.S. swing.
  • Spiked knuckles - a variant of knuckles with spikes affixed.
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  • Love Tap - A variant of the regular Knuckles that was cut from the base game.
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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 meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Brass knuckles 6
Steel knuckles Gametitle-FO3 TP9
Spiked knuckles 9
Plunkett's Valid Points 12
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Plunkett's Valid Points are dropped by Junders Plunkett who is found at the Arlington House in the Arlington Cemetery. You must have the Lawbringer perk to get this item. The contract for his bounty can be found on the body of a dead Regulator nearby, though finding this is not necessary for finding Plunkett.

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