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For an overview of sledgehammers, see Sledgehammer.

 
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The sledgehammer is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics

The weapon consists of a long wooden shaft and a metal hammer head.

Special attack

It has a special Mauler attack that does 50% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 10 more Action Points, but also has a chance to knock down enemies (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Normal048381.26none
Mauler5024480.5Knockdown chance
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Mauler outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.

Durability

The sledgehammer can successfully strike about 745 times from full condition before breaking.

Locations

Notes

This weapon is affected by the Heavyweight perk.

Gallery

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