| ||For an overview of sledgehammers in Fallout games, see sledgehammer.|
A sledgehammer is used in heavier working conditions, such as industrial areas or for breaking ground.
This is a powerful weapon for low to mid-level players, however it has a relatively high weight. It has great reach, but slow swinging speed. It can be found at some metro stations, and, understandably, industrial sites such as The Pitt.
The sledgehammer can successfully strike about 500 times from full condition before breaking.
- The Tenderizer - A more powerful version of the sledgehammer.
- Fawkes' sledgehammer - A unique, non-playable version used by Fawkes with a marginally higher attack speed.
|- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)||- Attacks in V.A.T.S.|
|- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)||- Action point cost|
|- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)||- Damage per action point|
|- Damage per second||- Weapon spread|
|- Area of effect damage||- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)|
|- Effect damage & duration||- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)|
|- Bonus effects||- Weight|
|- Attacks per second||- Value in caps|
|- Critical chance % multiplier||- Value to weight ratio|
|- Critical damage||- Skill required|
|- Critical effect damage & duration||- Strength required|
|- With all mods attached|
- Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
- One can be found in Megaton, inside Lucas Simms' house. Must be stolen.
- They are typical armaments on melee-outfitted super mutant brutes, and can also be found in use by higher leveled melee-oriented raiders.
- One can be found on a shelf in Herbert "Daring" Dashwood's suite. Note that taking it counts as stealing.
- Caleb Smith can be carrying or using one.
Despite their weight, sledgehammers will float if you drop them in water.