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For an overview of power fist models in the Fallout series of games, see power fist.
Ballistic fist
BallisticFist
Power fist icon
Requirements
skillUnarmed 100
strength req.9
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
80 (111.2)
DPS
87.3 (182)
crit dmg
80
crit % mult
x1
attacks/sec
1.1 (1.6)AP28
Other
weight6value
7800
item HP80
repair
Ballistic fist
Unarmed Jury RiggingJuryRigging
base id0015ba03
 
Gametitle-FNV
Gametitle-FNV

The ballistic fist is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

CharacteristicsEdit

The ballistic fist is one of the most powerful Unarmed weapons in the game. It consists of a wrist-mounted shotgun, with a pressure plate trigger worn over the knuckles, which fires when a punch connects with the target.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
Normal0160285.71
Stomp503202016Only on knocked down enemies
Uppercut50184209.2
Cross75176208.82.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

DurabilityEdit

The ballistic fist can successfully strike about 395 times from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

  • Gun Runners' ArsenalGametitle-FNV GRA Two-Step Goodbye - A unique variant with additional effects.

ComparisonEdit

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsBonus effectsIcon bonus effectAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageCritical effect damage and durationIcon crit effectAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Ballistic fist 80
87.31.09x180285.73956780013001009
Two-Step Goodbye fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA70
76.41.09x410175explosionIcon explosion2853956200003333.31009
Displacer glove 50
68.21.36x150283.649563500583.31004
Pushy 60
88.41.47x160284.3595642007001002
Zap glove 35
57.3+50Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPRobots
+20Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPPower armor
1.64x135282.549565200866.7754
Paladin Toaster 41
67.1+50Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPRobots
+20Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPPower armor
1.64x141282.9395668001133.3754
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

LocationsEdit

NotesEdit

  • Despite firing shotgun shells upon a successful hit, the weapon does not drain 20 gauge or 12 gauge shells from the player's inventory, making the source of the weapon's ammo supply a mystery.
  • If the Ranger Takedown is used with this weapon, the target of the attack will take normal damage even though the pressure plate would not be touched. In third person, the player character hits with their leg. In first person, they use their palm, which would also be in the direct path of the shotgun.
  • When using the Khan Trick, the sand thrown with this move shares the same explosion animation with the successful ballistic fist strike, although the pressure plate is left untouched.
  • When using the Scribe Counter the explosion comes from the player's left hand, even though the ballistic fist is worn on the right.
  • When the special attack Stomp is used in V.A.T.S., the explosion appears to originate from the player's foot. This can produce humorous results, such as flinging a corpse's limbs away in differing directions due to the explosion.
  • Despite the nature of the weapon, it can be used to make silent sneak kills.
  • When using full armor suits, such as the T-51b power armor or Remnants power armor, the shotgun appears to be grafted or welded to the suit. This is unlike the displacer glove or Pushy, which appear to overlap. This is caused by the armor and the ballistic fist clipping.
  • When punching any type of grate that would allow bullets to pass through it, the weapon may actually deal damage to npcs on the other side (like cashiers in casinos).
  • This weapon is similar to the punch gun from Fallout Tactics.
  • This weapon has the highest Strength requirement of any Unarmed weapon at 9 Strength.
  • This weapon can be used for the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge Armed For Bear.

Behind the scenesEdit

Sometime before release, ballistic fists were supposed to use shotgun shells as ammunition, but it wasn't supported by the game engine.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. JE Sawyer on Formspring

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