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Gametitle-FNV LR

Blood-Nap is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.


Blood-Nap is a unique variant of the Bowie knife that does bonus critical damage, gives a bonus critical chance and adds +10 to Sneak.

This weapon qualifies as an improved holdout weapon.

Special attackEdit

It has a special Blood-Nap attack, which does 80% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 7 fewer action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dap
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Blood-Nap 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.


Blood-Nap can successfully strike about 495 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks 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
Bowie knife fnvlrGametitle-FNV LR23
Blood-Nap fnvlrGametitle-FNV LR30
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Found in The Courier's Mile. This weapon becomes accessible only after first completing The Launch. It is found wedged into a street lamp just to your left as you enter the area.


  • The weapon's Sneak bonus will be shown as "Activated" when the weapon is equipped in an on-screen message.
  • It is one of the few unique weapons in New Vegas with the same appearance as its non-unique counterpart.
  • It may glow blue in dark areas.
  • Blood-Nap does more damage and has a higher DPS than even Chance's knife, making this an extremely formidable single-handed bladed weapon.
  • Blood-Nap's Sneak +10 does not act as a bonus, but rather as a raise in Sneak, i.e., if the player character has it equipped when he/she levels up, some perks that require a higher Sneak, such as Mister Sandman, and the player character doesn't have the required 50 Sneak but only has 40, the perk will be available.
  • It has the highest critical damage among melee weapons, alongside the Protonic inversal axe.

Behind the scenesEdit

The name of this weapon is from "dirt nap," a slang term for being dead. The word is iconic for being used heavily in Set's vocabulary.