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Dr. Mobius' glove is a unique weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


It visually differs from the regular scientist glove, in that it is a darker color and bears a skull badge. When using this glove in combat, it emits a small electronic pulse, much like that of the LAER. On successful hits, the weapon has an object effect called "MADNESS!!!", which reduces the target's Energy Weapons skill and Perception significantly. "Mad Science Attack!" is the critical effect that causes knockback and frenzies enemies on a Critical Hit. Combined with its high critical multiplier, the frenzy effect makes it very useful as a crowd control weapon. However, the frenzy effect also effects friendly targets that are hit, including companions once they are fired.

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
Stomp50112205.6Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7561.6203.082.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Dr. Mobius' glove 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 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
Scientist glove fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB21
Corrosive glove fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB21
22.91.09x15+2acidIcon acid/5s281.574541500375552
Dr. Klein's glove fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB34
46.4-5 EW/30s
-2 ST/30s
1.36x35-1 ST/30s
-1 DT/60s
Dr. Mobius' glove fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB28
38.2-5 EW/30s
-2 PER/30s
Sterilizer glove fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB21
28.61.36x15+2fireIcon fire/5s281.599531500500552
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


It can be found near Dr. Mobius in the Forbidden Zone dome, lying on a table immediately to the left of the center stairs, next to some of Dr. Mobius' work.


  • Scoring a critical hit on a companion and then dismissing them may cause the frenzy effect to initiate upon arrival of the location they were dismissed to, leading to them to attack and potentially kill nearby NPCs, should there be any.
  • When worn along with Dr. Mobius' glasses and scrubs, a challenge called "Mobius Strip" for wearing his full set of apparel is completed, earning the Courier 100 XP.
  • On the top of the glove inside the hexagon, a human skull can be seen.

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