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For the Gun Runners' Arsenal version of this weapon, see Chainsaw (GRA).
Chainsaw
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Chainsaw icon
Requirements
skillMelee Weapons 75
strength req.7
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
80 (111.2)
DPS
80 (177.9)
crit dmg
8
crit % mult
x1
attacks/sec
1 (1.6)AP65
effectIgnores Damage Resistance/Damage Threshold
Other
weight20value
2800
item HP1600
repair
Chainsaw
Two-handed melee Jury RiggingJuryRigging
base id0015fe44
 
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The chainsaw is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

CharacteristicsEdit

A fusion-powered chainsaw which requires two hands to use. The weapon is heavy, but deals considerable damage because its continuous cutting action allows it to bypass Damage Resistance and Damage Threshold. Unlike most melee weapons, holding down the attack button when wielding the chainsaw will cause continuous damage to targets in contact with the blade.

Special attackEdit

It has a special Scrap Heap attack, which does 50% damage in V.A.T.S. but at the cost of 20 less action points.

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dap
Normal0160652.46
Scrap Heap5080451.78
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is not possible to execute Scrap Heap outside of V.A.T.S. as power attacks do not apply to continuously damaging melee weapons, such as the Ripper.

DurabilityEdit

The chainsaw can successfully strike about 7995 times from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

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 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
Chainsaw 80
80Ignores DR/DT1x18652.57995202800140757
Chainsaw fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA80
80Ignores DR/DT1x18652.57995202800140757
Chainsaw With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA95
95Ignores DR/DT1x18652.911995127300608.3757
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

LocationsEdit

NotesEdit

  • This weapon is affected by the Heavyweight perk.
  • The chainsaw's V.A.T.S. attack animation is unusual due to the automatic nature of the weapon type. The attack is initiated but the automatic damage is not applied, nor does the target act as if harmed, until the end of the attack when the damage is finally applied. It also has a slight knockback effect.
  • The chainsaw, along with the Ripper, is one of two weapons in Fallout: New Vegas that non-player characters use differently than the player. Rather than using the thrust attack, they use the V.A.T.S.-style slash. This can cause a large amount of damage.
  • This weapon can be used for the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenge Armed For Bear.

SoundsEdit

Chainsaw icon
ReloadVB

GalleryEdit

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