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For an overview of sledgehammers, see sledgehammer.
For the perk in Fallout 76, see Tenderizer.
For the weapon of the same name in Fallout 76, see The Tenderizer (Fallout 76).

 
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The Tenderizer is a unique sledgehammer in Fallout 3.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Given its name, ability, and location (a mirelurk butchery), it is likely this weapon was originally used for literally tenderizing mirelurks.

Durability[edit | edit source]

The Tenderizer can successfully strike about 500 times from full condition before breaking.

Variant[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

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 secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratio
Sledgehammer 20
28.61.43x110381.15001213010.8
The Tenderizer 30
42.91.43x115381.65001223019.2
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Location[edit | edit source]

It is located inside the Anchorage Memorial, in the utility room with the broken door. To find the door, enter the Memorial Service Entrance on the east side of the memorial. At the junction, turn left to find the second door on the right. The door can be fixed by finding the door component, but a Lockpick or Science skill of 50 is required to be able to open the safe in which the door component is stored in the top level of the building. One can look behind the Nuka-Cola dispenser to obtain the passcode for the computer in the same room, which will then unlock the safe. A Repair skill of 35 or higher is required to fix the door with the help of the component. Without the component, a Repair skill of 95 is required.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The Tenderizer was meant to have an effect that removed 5 damage resistance from the target on hit. However, the effect is not associated with the weapon, though it is still present in the game's resources and can be re-enabled via third-party modifications.

  • The effect does not have a duration, meaning it will never wear off until the target dies. Though not much of an issue against NPCs, this can be especially problematic if the effect is somehow inflicted on the player.
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.
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