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For an overview of power fist models, see power fist.
For the Gun Runners' Arsenal version of this weapon, see Power fist (GRA).

 
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The power fist is an unarmed weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics

The power fist is a mechanical glove mounted with a hydraulic piston powered ram. When punching, the pistons push the ram forward, smashing into the enemy. Sometimes, enough power is transferred to the target to knock them down.

V.A.T.S. Special Attacks

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Normal080282.86
Stomp50160208Only on knocked down enemies
Uppercut5092204.6
Cross7588204.42.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

Durability

The power fist can successfully strike about 395 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 secondEffect damage and durationBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageCritical effect damage and durationAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Power fist 40
43.61.09x140282.93956800133.3505
Power fist Gun Runners' Arsenal40
43.61.09x140282.93956800133.3505
Power fist With all weapon mods attached Gun Runners' Arsenal48
62.81.31x140283.479564900816.7505
Greased Lightning Gun Runners' Arsenal32
963x132282.39956150002500505
Industrial hand Lonesome Road (add-on)50
160Ignores DR/DT3.2x140651.57995102500250757
Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist Honest Hearts45
64.4+3Poison/10s1.36x145254.849562500416.7506
Saturnite fist Old World Blues (add-on)35
631.8x135252.879541600400454
Saturnite fist super-heated Old World Blues (add-on)55
90.81.65x155+2Fire/5s254.459542400600555
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations

Notes

  • This weapon is an improved holdout weapon.
  • Upon close inspection, there are notches on the fist that add up to 33.
  • As of the Old World Blues add-on, the power fist attacks much more slowly, even with a maxed out Unarmed skill and high Strength. Even with the Slayer perk, it punches rather the same speed as it did in Fallout 3. The slower attack speed is not present in the other variants like the zap glove and ballistic fist, however.
  • When doing a power attack with the power fist, the sound of the hydraulics is louder.

Bugs

  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png The power fist does not use a higher resolution texture when used by the player, despite one being available in the game's resources.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png The power fist uses the default Pip-Boy image from Fallout 3, despite there being an updated version present in the game's resources.[verified]
  • Icon xbox360.png Sometimes when appearing in third-person player, the power fist will appear above the hand.[verified]

Sounds

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Gallery

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