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For an overview of axe models in the Fallout series, see axe.
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This axe was, er, 'misplaced' by one of my other patrons. She won't be needing it anymore, and it's a weapon of gruesome distinction. Enjoy itPlik

The Dismemberer is a unique axe which is added to Fallout 3 with the Point Lookout add-on.


It looks identical to the regular axe, albeit more powerful, and has the ability to gib enemies without the Bloody Mess perk.


The Dismemberer can successfully strike about 480 times from full condition before breaking, roughly 20 hits less than the standard Axe.


  • Axe - The common variant in Fallout 3.


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 meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Axe Gametitle-FO3 PL20
The Dismemberer Gametitle-FO3 PL25
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


This axe is given as a reward by Plik after completing Plik's Safari.


  • When an enemy is killed by this weapon, there is an 80% chance to sever all of their limbs, as well as restore 5 Action Points.
  • When used to mutilate corpses, it automatically blows up the limbs into giblets.
  • If you strike an alien with this in Mothership Zeta, their body will have red blood on it.
  • Oddly, this unique weapon's value (55 caps) is less than its more common counterpart, the regular axe (60 caps).
  • If one strikes an ash or goo pile with this weapon, giblets will spurt out of it.


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 If the player decides to kill Plik upon entry of the Coastal Grotto, The Dismemberer axe may appear on his corpse without completing the quest. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If a neutral or good unnamed non-player character is killed in one hit, and all limbs sever and this gets witnessed, other non-player characters will not turn hostile against you. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Upon activating the quest and killing Plik, The Dismemberer will appear on his body, but ONLY if he is dismembered into giblets upon death—particularly through means of a powerful sneak attack critical with the Bloody Mess perk. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc On rare occasions, the pieces of the body may remain suspended in the air while the body falls to the ground. [verified]