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The Humble Cudgel is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Humble Cudgel is a unique version of the lead pipe. It is less corroded, and has a T fitting on the end similar to a mallet. Its middle section is also slightly bent. The Humble Cudgel deals an extra 4 damage over its non-unique counterpart, and uses 3 less AP per attack when wielded in V.A.T.S. It also has 50% more item HP than the standard lead pipe. However, it has a somewhat shorter reach than a regular lead pipe; most likely a result of the kink in the main section of the pipe itself.

Special attackEdit

It has a special Lights Out attack that does 125% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 9 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dap
Normal052212.48
Lights Out5065302.17
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Lights Out 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.

DurabilityEdit

The Humble Cudgel can successfully strike about 370 times from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

ComparisonEdit

Legend
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 ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Lead pipe 22
55.82.54x122241.824537525505
The Humble Cudgel 26
722.77x126212.53703350116.7505
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

LocationEdit

On a dead prospector in the sealed sewers. Access the sewer grate outside the entrance to Camp McCarran into the central sewers and continue west from the second sandbags. This must be done after the key is acquired, either off the corpse of "Blind" Luke or that of "Sweet" Jill.

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