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For an overview of shovels in all games, see Shovel.
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The shovel is a weapon which is added to Fallout 3 with the Point Lookout add-on.


It is commonly used by the swampfolk. Shovels can only be repaired with other shovels and the alien epoxies found in the Mothership Zeta add-on.


The shovel can successfully strike about 500 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 attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
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Fertilizer shovel Gametitle-FO3 PL15
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Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


A shovel is required to dig up the buried treasure on the Dove Delta.