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.

Characteristics

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.

Durability

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
ShotsReloads
Standard49562
Bulk58473
Optimized45057
Over charge32942
Max charge19525

Variants

Comparison

Legend
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageCritical effect damage and durationAction Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Sonic emitter - Gabriel's bark Old World Blues (add-on)55
56.9+20 EMP1.03x125Knockback301.80.124(12)495235001750502
Sonic emitter - opera singer Old World Blues (add-on)55
56.9+20 EMP1.03x125Dismember301.80.124495235001750502
Sonic emitter - revelation Old World Blues (add-on)31
32.1+20 EMP1.03x118Paralyze/10s3010.124495235001750502
Sonic emitter - robo-scorpion Old World Blues (add-on)65
67.2+20 EMP1.03x130+100Explosion302.20.124(8)495235001750752
Sonic emitter - tarantula Old World Blues (add-on)60
62.1+20 EMP1.03x130+2Fire/5s3020.124(8)495235001750752

Locations

Notes

  • 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.

Bugs

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

Sounds

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