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For an overview of power fist models, see power fist.
Gametitle-FNV HH
Gametitle-FNV HH
It's said there's no man deadlier at close range, that that powerfist of his has smashed a hundred skulls.Daniel

Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist is a unique weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


A unique power fist belonging to Salt-Upon-Wounds. It is a power fist that has been painted white along with orange marks. Four identical feathers are attached to the wrist by a leather strip. Attached to the front of the glove is a deposit of salt, somehow being held together by duct tape. Its name is appropriate since the fist damages the enemy by 3 HP over ten seconds after every hit, as if salt is being rubbed upon their wounds. It also has the effect of making them dizzy for a few seconds. This weapon is an improved holdout weapon requiring a Sneak skill of 50 to conceal.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon effect
Stomp50180209Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7599204.952.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist can successfully strike about 495 times from full condition before breaking.



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 effectIcon bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon crit effectIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Power fist 40
Power fist Gametitle-FNV GRA40
Power fist Icon plus Gametitle-FNV GRA48
Greased Lightning Gametitle-FNV GRA32
Industrial hand Gametitle-FNV LR50
160Ignores DR/DT3.2x140651.57995102500250757
Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist Gametitle-FNV HH45
64.4+3Icon poison/10s1.36x145254.849562500416.7506
Saturnite fist Gametitle-FNV OWB35
Saturnite fist super-heated Gametitle-FNV OWB55
90.81.65x155+2Icon fire/5s254.459542400600555
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


  • It can be found in the footlocker in front of the Northern passage after completing Honest Hearts.
  • It can also be looted from Salt-Upon-Wounds.


  • Equipping this weapon with a set of T-51b power armor will clip as if it was crafted into the armor.
  • It is possible to obtain two copies of this weapon by looting and dropping the fist from Salt-Upon-Wounds before the ending sequence. His power fist will still be present in the footlocker, and in the same spot that it was dropped. Note that the dropped item may disappear when returning to it. A way to get around this is to store the power fist on a nearby corpse, but not on Salt-Upon-Wounds, as his body will disappear after the quest ends.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when you are equipping the power fist, the markings and feathers will not appear.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When equipped, sometimes you character's finger may curl up on the hand without the power fist. [verified]


Icon Salt Upon Wounds gauntlet
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