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For the sonic emitter that appear in Fallout: New Vegas, see Sonic emitter (weapon).
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...8's sonic-soundwave-emitter-projecto-gun, able to broadcast sound at lethal frequencies. It also gives a great biogel massage.Doctor Dala

The sonic emitter - tarantula is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


The sonic emitter - tarantula is an Energy Weapons pistol with bonus damage against robots and power armor wearers, as well as a unique "critical strike incendiary" effect which ignites the target on a critical hit. This modulation of the sonic emitter has a purple oscilloscope.

As a one-handed energy weapon, the sonic emitter - tarantula is affected by The Professional perk and counts as an improved holdout weapon.

When scoring a Critical Hit, the enemy will catch on fire, and may die instantly. The unique incendiary effect is affected by the Pyromaniac perk.


The sonic emitter - tarantula can fire a total of about 495 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 62 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Over charge32942
Max charge19525



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 gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon crit effectIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Sonic emitter - Gabriel's bark Gametitle-FNV OWB55
56.9+20 Icon EMP1.03x125Knockback301.80.124(12)495235001750502
Sonic emitter - opera singer Gametitle-FNV OWB55
56.9+20 Icon EMP1.03x125Dismember301.80.124495235001750502
Sonic emitter - revelation Gametitle-FNV OWB31
32.1+20 Icon EMP1.03x118Paralyze/10s3010.124495235001750502
Sonic emitter - robo-scorpion Gametitle-FNV OWB65
67.2+20 Icon EMP1.03x130+100Icon explosion302.20.124(8)495235001750752
Sonic emitter - tarantula Gametitle-FNV OWB60
62.1+20 Icon EMP1.03x130+2Icon fire/5s3020.124(8)495235001750752



  • The critical hit incendiary effect creates a small fireball around the target, igniting nearby non-player characters.
  • As with all sonic emitter modulations, it is necessary to install the Blind Diode Jefferson's personality chip before this remodulation can be applied to the sonic emitter.
  • With the perks Pyromaniac and Laser Commander this weapon causes very high damage, and one of the critical incendiary effects is an autokill which explodes the target into fiery giblets.
  • All cyberdogs are affected by the additional EMP damage done by this weapon.


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 - The audio tape may fall off of console and become unreachable. Grenades may be able to get it out. [verified]


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