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The slayer walks the earth! The speed of all Melee Weapons and Unarmed attacks is increased by 30%.— In-game description

Slayer is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


The perk increases the speed of all melee and unarmed attacks by 30%.


  • When completely bare-handed (no weapon equipped), swings will still be at a normal speed and unaffected by this perk.
  • This perk does not affect Action Point costs. However, the increased speed does make V.A.T.S. attacks execute faster, thus reducing the amount of time that the Courier is "locked" in V.A.T.S. sequences where they are left vulnerable.
  • The benefit of this perk can be utilized even more with the consumption of rushing water Lonesome Road (add-on), offering a combination of +80% Melee/Unarmed attack speed.

Behind the scenes



  1. Timothy Cain in an interview on Kotaku.