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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 Attacks

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
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.



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
Power fist Gun Runners' Arsenal40
Power fist With all weapon mods attached Gun Runners' Arsenal48
Greased Lightning Gun Runners' Arsenal32
Industrial hand Lonesome Road (add-on)50
160Ignores DR/DT3.2x140651.57995102500250757
Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist Honest Hearts45
Saturnite fist Old World Blues (add-on)35
Saturnite fist super-heated Old World Blues (add-on)55
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 360Xbox 360 Sometimes when you are equipping the power fist, the markings and feathers will not appear.[verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 When equipped, sometimes you character's finger may curl up on the hand without the power fist. [verified]


Icon Salt Upon Wounds gauntlet.png