The Blade of the East is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The Blade of the East has an effect of -2 hp for 10 seconds. It appears that the only cosmetic difference between The Blade of the East and a bumper sword is that it does not have a license plate on the underside of the sword. Legate Lanius can be seen hitting NCR (non-veteran) rangers with it, dismembering and getting one-hit kills. The weapon can also cause your enemies to fly backwards and be knocked out.

Special attackEdit

It has a special Mauler attack, which does only 50% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 9 more action points, but has the chance to knock enemies down.

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
Mauler5065441.48Knockdown chance
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Mauler 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.


The Blade of the East can successfully strike about 3995 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsEffect damage and durationIcon effectAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction 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
Bumper sword 32
Blade of the East 65
104.6+2damageIcon damage/10s1.58x130354.3399512453.81009
Blade of the West fnvlrGametitle-FNV LR60
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Can be looted from Legate Lanius in the final battle if siding with the NCR, Yes Man, or House. Note that you will only have a limited time to use this, as the game ends soon after the fight. Assuming you fight for independence or Mr. House, it can be used to great effect against Oliver and his Rangers.


  • The Legate has a different version of this weapon (confirmed by the GECK) that is not meant for the player to have, as when the player attempts to take the weapon from the Legate's corpse, a "Blade of the East" is instead added to the player's inventory (the ID of the Legate's blade is 0013e4de).
  • Lanius' unique version of this weapon has a base damage of 65, a critical damage of 30, and a damage per second of 102. Lanius himself often inflicts more than 100 points of damage per hit with his sword.
  • The sword cannot be pickpocketed from Lanius.
  • Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist is the only other weapon that would normally come with a poison effect.
  • The value of the sword is low compared to its great power and comparable weapons. This is most likely because the weapon loses its value/use as the game soon ends.


xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc If the player is in some places where Lanius can't hit you, Lanius will eventually equip a pistol, causing the Blade of the East to disappear. [verified]