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For an overview of this weapon in the Fallout series of games, see Fat Man.
Gametitle-FNV GRA
Gametitle-FNV GRA

Esther is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


Esther is a unique, heavily modified Fat Man with a different rear mechanism, a blast shield, a light-blue body, and a thick clear glass or plastic bed holding the mini nukes. It is 10 pounds heavier than a standard Fat Man. However, it is more durable, never jams, costs 10 less Action Points per attack, is more powerful by 75 direct damage compared to the Fat Man, and is able to use the GRA mini nuke ammo types.

When equipped, Esther provides unique defense bonuses. It adds +10 to DT and +25 to Radiation Resistance, giving the user extra protection from the damage caused by the weapon.


Esther can fire a total of about 620 standard mini nukes from full condition before breaking. This is 125 mini nukes more than the regular Fat Man.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsArea of effect damageIcon explosionAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapWeapon spreadIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Assault carbine extended magazinesDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Fat Man 400
Fat Man With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus 400
Fat Man Gametitle-FNV GRA400
Fat Man With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus Gametitle-FNV GRA400
Esther Gametitle-FNV GRA475



  • Even with the added DT and Radiation resistance, a mini nuke shot at anything other than far distances can still kill the player, especially with the Big Kid mini nukes; however, with maximum damage resistance of ×0.8, the Courier can easily survive the blast on normal difficulty.
  • Esther can contribute towards the achievements/trophies Master of the Arsenal, Overkill, and Curios and Relics.
  • At 40 pounds, it is the heaviest weapon in the game. This can be cut down to 20 pounds with the Heavyweight perk.
  • Esther's zoom targeting is more obstructed than the standard Fat Man, as the player looks through the blast shield which has a thick frame surrounding it.
  • Even when holstered, the player still has the increased DT and Radiation resistance.
  • Esther is one of two Gun Runner's Arsenal weapons whose names reference biblical concepts, the other being Gehenna.


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This weapon may not affect bighorners.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes it can fire a second time without reloading.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Sometimes kills towards the Overkill challenge will not count using this weapon.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This weapon may not harm some coyotes. When killed, affected coyotes will display "Coyote" instead of "Search Coyote." [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Due to incorrectly implemented texture set for this weapon, certain parts of the model may display in the game with broken textures. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc When Esther is equipped, the +10 DT bonus, while working, will not be shown in the inventory. [verified]
    • The damage threshold seems to be lowered by -5 when equipping this weapon, while the bonus does actually apply.