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Protectron's Gaze is a unique laser pistol in Fallout 3.

BackgroundEdit

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The AEP7 laser pistol was put into service to replace the AEP5 model.[1] With a generous battery size, tight shot grouping at range, resilience to extended use, and fairly decent damage output, it is a very good choice for a sidearm and is used extensively in this role by the Brotherhood of Steel and the Enclave in the Capital Wasteland.

As the successor to the AEP5, it boasted a redesigned focusing crystal pattern, an improved photonic focusing chamber, and selectable laser focus,[1] wavelength, pulse energy and repetition rate.[2] In addition, it was lighter and less bulky than its predecessor and was perceived as a step toward replacing the N99 10mm pistol with a laser weapon as the standard issue sidearm for military forces.[1]

The AEP7 was produced in large numbers thanks to newly developed manufacturing technologies in the United States, although logistics and supply issues (caused by prolonged war with China) prevented its wide-scale deployment.[1]

CharacteristicsEdit

Protectron's Gaze is a mini laser shotgun which fires a fairly tight spread of five laser beams while expending only one energy cell. This makes it similar to the Metal Blaster, a laser shotgun which can be obtained in The Pitt add-on by turning in 50 steel ingots to Everett.

It has a slightly slower rate of fire and a significantly smaller magazine (20 as opposed to 30) than the standard laser pistol.

DurabilityEdit

Protectron's Gaze can fire a total of 520 shots, or 26 full cells, from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

ComparisonEdit

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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 gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon sequenceIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Laser pistol 12
726x1.5121170.70.0307293320106.7
Colonel Autumn's laser pistol 10
12012x0.08222171.20.03012502420210
Colonel Autumn's laser pistol Gametitle-FO3 BS18
1086x1.5181171.10.0306943420140
Protectron's Gaze 24
(4.8x5)
723x1241171.42.5205213320106.7
Smuggler's End 18
1086x1.5181171.10.0306942450225

LocationEdit

It is awarded after handing the AntAgonizer's armor to the Mechanist. The Mechanist states that the weapon is crafted from the parts of his loyal robot assistant that was killed by the AntAgonizer, the event that inspired him to become a superhero. The weapon cannot be obtained by killing him.

Related questsEdit

NotesEdit

  • The spread remains consistently tight when firing outside of V.A.T.S. mode; however, when firing within V.A.T.S. mode, a registered "miss" will make the spread much wider than it is outside of V.A.T.S. mode (though some beams may still connect with the target, doing slight damage). For this reason, this weapon is more effectively used outside of V.A.T.S. mode.
  • The base damage is split between each of the beams, and each beam can cause a separate critical hit, doing extra damage per beam. Furthermore, a sneak attack critical will affect all beams, as they are all afforded the critical damage bonus up to +120.
  • Although the Mechanist gives you this weapon, you will not be able to obtain it by killing him, since it's a quest reward.
  • When targeting armed opponents outside of V.A.T.S., stray beams may disarm them.

SoundsEdit

SingleShotVB
ReloadVB
JamVB

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Citadel terminal entry on the AEP7 laser pistol in Fallout 3. [1]
  2. DCTA laser firearms protocol. [1]