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This thing's mauled trogs and ghouls from here to Monroeville. Give it a whirl.

The Mauler is a melee weapon featured in the Fallout 3 add-on The Pitt.


Everett says that this is one of his favorite weapons, and that he used it to chop up ghouls and trogs from The Pitt to Monroeville.


It is a unique auto axe that deals much more damage than the original. It has a larger damage/hit and damage/second ratio compared to the standard auto axe (45 compared to 35) and uses less AP (50 compared to 65).


The Mauler can successfully strike about 356 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Steel saw -a weaker version of the auto-axe that can be found on certain slaves.
  • Auto axe a modified and stronger version of the steel saw made out of old car parts.
  • Man Opener a weaker variant that ignores armor.


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 bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Auto axe 35
Man Opener 35
35Ignores DR1x00651.14572020010
Steel saw 16
The Mauler 45
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


It can be obtained from Everett during the quest Unsafe Working Conditions once 80 steel ingots have been handed in.


  • Though The Mauler is the single most damaging melee weapon (with the exception of the Shishkebab with the Pyromaniac perk), it is also the heaviest, making it a more difficult weapon to carry around.
  • As this weapon hits exceptionally fast for a melee weapon, using the perks Superior Defender and Ghoul Ecology can lead The Mauler to a much greater DPS stat, far surpassing that of any non-automatic melee weapon.
  • Grinding barrels and other physics objects will usually result in damage, as they will be pulled violently into the player character, then spat off in some random direction at a decent rate of speed proportional to the mass of the object: cars will sometimes scoot towards the player character, barrels will hit a player character hard enough to damage and shopping carts rocket off like bats out of hell. It is possible to kill non-player characters with lots of patience and no repercussions, by repeatedly flinging barrels at them with The Mauler.

Behind the scenesEdit


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 When using it in first person mode, it may disappear mid-animation. Bringing up the Pip-Boy immediately afterward, it's possible that the Pip-Boy may disappear too (but not the screen). Changing to a different weapon quickly resolves this bug. [verified]


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