Vampire's Edge is a unique Chinese officer's sword found in Fallout 3.


The Vampire's Edge does slightly more damage than the regular version; it also weighs only 1 pound compared to the 3 pounds of the Chinese officer's sword. Due to the very low weight, fast attack speed, high critical chance, and good durability, the Vampire's Edge is among the best melee weapons in the game, despite its lower base damage value compared to other unique melee weapons.


Vampire's Edge can successfully strike about 1000 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Chinese officer's sword - The common, non-unique version.
  • Gametitle-FO3 OA Jingwei's shocksword - An electrified version of the Chinese officer's sword, the shocksword is much stronger and deals electrical damage over time.
  • Gametitle-FO3 MZ Samurai's sword - An ancient weapon from Japan that deals an extra helping of damage on critical hits and is much more durable than the standard sword.
  • Icon cut Clover's Cleaver - A Chinese officer's sword that was cut from the base game. It was intended to be used by Clover and was to be the Evil follower's unique weapon, much like Fawkes' super sledge and Butch's Toothpick were for the other Karma levels.
  • Icon cut Gametitle-FO3 MZ Katana - A variant of the samurai's sword that deals much less critical damage, but knocks foes down with critical hits.


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 effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Chinese officer's sword 10
Jingwei's shocksword Gametitle-FO3 OA35
82.8+2Icon electrical/5s2.31x225282.94863500166.7
Samurai's sword Gametitle-FO3 MZ24
Vampire's Edge 15
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


The Vampire's Edge belongs to Vance, and can be found in a 'sword cabinet' (labeled as such in-game) in his room at Meresti Metro station, an important location during the Blood Ties quest. Apart from its unique label, the sword cabinet's appearance is that of a normal wooden cabinet.

The cabinet is a 'Hard' level lock to unlock via lockpicking. Vance carries the key to the cabinet and may be pickpocketed, but he is a difficult target to pickpocket unnoticed, even with a Stealth Boy active. The key can, of course, also be looted from his corpse.


  • The sword is found with a condition of approximately 50%. It can be repaired using ordinary Chinese officer's swords and is also much more durable than the normal Chinese officer's sword.
  • Dogmeat will not retrieve the weapon from the sword cabinet like he will with the Victory rifle.
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