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The walking cane is a melee weapon in Fallout 4.


The walking cane has low damage per attack for a melee weapon. That being said, this medium-speed weapon can be upgraded to pierce armor with a slight boost in damage, and has one of the lowest AP costs of any weapon in the game. As a result, at lower levels the upgraded version can provide some of the highest rates of damage output available.

Weapon modifications

The walking cane does not require any perks to modify it.

Slot Mod Description Weapon prefix Damage per hit change Weight change Weapon value change in caps Components Form ID
Body No upgrade
Barbed Armor piercing. Improved damage. Barbed +4 +0.2 +2 Adhesive x1
Steel x1
Spiked Armor piercing. Better damage. Spiked +4 +0.4 +3 Adhesive x1
Screw x1
Steel x2



The Barbed and Spiked upgrades have identical combat capabilities, contrary to their in-game descriptions, and despite the Spiked upgrade requiring more components and having a greater caps value.