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For an overview of Ripper models in the Fallout series of games, see Ripper (weapon).

The ripper is a melee weapon in Fallout 4.


A short-bladed, chainsaw-like device that was used by the military before the Great War, most likely used both as a weapon and as a general-purpose cutting tool.


The ripper is a chain-blade type weapon that has very high DPS. Unlike its implementation in previous Fallout games, it can execute a powerful slashing attack on command outside of V.A.T.S. thanks to the addition of a separate melee power attack button. It is affected by the same perks as all melee weapons.

A ripper normally inflicts 7 hits per attack in V.A.T.S., but is dealt rapidly in a short period of time, making a wounding variant one of the most powerful weapons in the game. When executing a V.A.T.S. critical attack, it has a special animation for the critical, striking opponents from a downward angle rather than stabbing them.

Weapon modificationsEdit

Slot Mod Description Weapon prefix Icon damage Icon weight Icon merchant Perk needed Components Base ID
Blade Standard Standard. Gears x4
Oil x3
Screw x3
Steel x8
Curved blade Chance to disarm. Better damage. Curved +4 +1.1 +15 Adhesive x6
Gears x5
Oil x4
Screw x5
Steel x10
Extended blade Targets bleed. Exceptional damage. Extended +5 +3 +25 Blacksmith 3 Adhesive x8
Aluminum x11
Gears x7
Oil x5
Screw x6



  • One location for the ripper is in the West Everett Estates, more specifically inside a shack next to a yellow house, just before the entrance to the backyard bunker. Inside, just beside the entrance to the bunker on a cabinet, one will find the ripper.
  • It can be bought from Arturo Rodriguez, in Diamond City.
  • It can be bought from Cricket, a traveling merchant.
  • It can be bought from Tinker Tom.
  • May also spawn on high level Gunners.


  • This ripper is different in appearance to previous versions as it is militarized in design and colors, while previous versions have been more like tools.
  • Unlike models seen in previous Fallout games, the Fallout 4 ripper's chain has absolutely no teeth. However, the concept art displays teeth on its chain.


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