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For an overview of all gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see Gauntlets.
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The Embrace of the Mantis King! is an unarmed weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


This weapon is a unique mantis gauntlet. It appears to have been made from a mantis claw of larger than average size. It differs from the mantis gauntlet in that its glove allows for a free thumb. Unlike the smooth surface of the standard mantis gauntlets, it has spines running along the forearm guard. The claw itself appears to have a serrated edge also.

This weapon has significantly greater range and power than the standard mantis gauntlet, but attacks much more slowly due to the extra size and weight of this weapon.

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
Stomp50168208.4Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7592.4204.622.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Embrace of the Mantis King! can successfully strike about 395 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
Mantis gauntlet 30
Embrace of the Mantis King! Gametitle-FNV GRA42
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If a different weapon is equipped via hotkeys while this weapon is in hand (in fighting stance), then Embrace the Mantis King! will still be shown "equipped". This happens randomly. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The icon for Embrace of the Mantis King in the hotkeys incorrectly shows the melee weapon icon. [verified]