fat mine is a weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Gun Runners' Arsenal
The fat mine is an explosive mine weapon, created by converting a
mini nuke into a placed improvised explosive device. Like other mines, it cannot be used in V.A.T.S.
It is an
improved holdout weapon, and the most powerful holdout weapon in the game.
This weapon must be
crafted by the player, and requires the Mad Bomber perk to create.
Because the recipe requires normal
mini nukes instead of the variations, there is a finite number of fat mines that can be created.
Gun Runners' Arsenal
¹ Craftable without a workbench via a dialogue option with
Veronica, or with ED-E once the add-on is installed.
Only a normal mini nuke can be used for crafting. While this is not unusual, it is notable in that the majority of all vendor-stocked mini nukes are derivatives.
Gun Runners' Arsenal It is one of the heaviest placed explosives in the game; the only one that is heavier is 's Dead Money gas bomb, which weighs 1.75 pounds more than the fat mine.
Like many other home-made weapons, the fat mine's weight is not accurate when compared to the ingredients necessary to make it.
It inflicts substantially less damage than a normal mini nuke that is fired out of a Fat Man.
The fat mine has a very significant area of effect, much larger than any other placed weapon. As such, some advanced preparation is necessary to use a fat mine, similar to C-4 plastic explosives. Simply dropping a fat mine in front of an approaching enemy and running away will still result in the death of all but the most high-level players.
Like the gas bomb, the fat mine doesn't stay in place like other mines do because of its spherical shape, allowing it to roll forward or in other directions after it's been set.
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