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Of course, the Dead Horses have their wooden war clubs and even the Sorrows have their Yao Guai gauntlets.Joshua Graham

The war club is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

It is made of a hardwood native to the Zion Valley that has been sculpted into a 2-foot long club. The war club is the signature weapon of the Dead Horses tribe, hence the striking end of the weapon being shaped like a horse's head.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

It has a special Lights Out attack that does 125% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 5 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Normal038211.81
Lights Out5047.5261.83
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Lights Out outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.

Durability[edit | edit source]

The war club can successfully strike about 995 times from full condition before breaking.

Modifications[edit | edit source]

Variants[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 ratioSkill requiredStrength required
War club 19
573x119211.899537525252
War club With all weapon mods attached 24
903.75x119212.39953575191.7252
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The war club is the fastest blunt melee weapon in the game.
  • After modifying it, this weapon has a damage-per-second (DPS) almost as high as weapons that require a Melee Weapons skill of 100. This makes it a solid melee weapon for players not devoted to increasing their melee skill.
  • A war club that has been upgraded with honors makes the charge attack faster than running. In fact, simply holding down the melee button makes travel faster. The Slayer and Melee Hacker perks increase this speed, and when combined with rushing water, the player character will travel at a blinding speed.
  • Both modifications for the war club can be purchased from the Gun Runners after completing Honest Hearts.
  • The war club honors modification changes the weapon's icon.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The war club is similar to war clubs used by the native population of New Zealand and Apache tribals.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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