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For an overview of plasma rifles in the Fallout universe, see plasma rifle.
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Gametitle-FNV GRA

The Smitty Special is a unique energy weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


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This weapon is a GRA plasma caster with numerous modifications to increase performance. Most notably, it features a shorter barrel with larger, fan-shaped magnetic stabilizing claws on the end, and thick orange tape around the shaft. The body is also cleaner and darker green in color, with additional hardware on the side and one large yellow vacuum tube replacing two of the tubes on the front-right side.

Mechanically, the Smitty Special is much more durable and has twice the ammo capacity of regular Plasma Casters, as well as a much higher rate of fire (seven shots per second as opposed to three), which balances out its lower damage output per shot and lower critical chance. It also has a much wider spread.


The Smitty Special can be fired 1095 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 55 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Over charge72937
Max charge43522



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 attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon sequenceIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
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Plasma caster Icon plus 65
The Smitty Special Gametitle-FNV GRA35



  • Although there are unique sounds for the weapon present in the files of Gun Runner's Arsenal, the weapon makes use of the Tesla cannon firing sounds instead.
  • This weapon is fully automatic, unlike other plasma casters. This causes the weapon to degrade almost as fast as the Gatling laser.
  • While The Smitty Special has a higher rate of fire than an un-modded plasma caster, with the HS electrode modification the two are roughly identical in DPS, making The Smitty Special a dubious improvement in real-time combat especially since the Smitty Special has a significantly lower critical rate and damage per shot making it much less effective against heavily armored targets. In V.A.T.S., however, The Smitty Special gets an edge over the plasma caster since, as an automatic weapon, it will get three shots (instead of two normally) for every one shot from the plasma caster.
  • By coincidence it is sold in the Silver Rush which is across the street from a pre-War store named Smitty's.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the original Fallout, Smitty is the name of the character who will upgrade the Vault Dweller's plasma rifle to a turbo plasma rifle for fixing the hydroponic farms in Adytum.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes, if Gloria Van Graff is dead, The Smitty Special will not be purchasable from Vendortron. [verified]

  • PCIcon pc Use this fix in the console: startquest xx00093c, then resetquest xx00093c. This could also be done in reverse order.




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