Fertilizer shovel

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For an overview of shovels in all games, see Shovel.
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The fertilizer shovel is a unique shovel which is added to Fallout 3 with the Point Lookout add-on.


A plain-looking, long-handled shovel with a worn blade caked in "dirt", the fertilizer shovel has one of the longest reaches of any melee weapon in the game, making it effective for fending off large groups of enemies. The fertilizer shovel is great for literally whacking your enemies heads off in free-aiming. In addition, each hit inflicts poison damage that stacks with each hit (due to the fertilizer smeared on the blade), so massive amounts of damage can be piled on quickly. It can be repaired with other shovels.


The fertilizer shovel can successfully strike about 533 times from full condition before breaking.


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Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsEffect damage and durationIcon 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 ratio
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Fertilizer shovel fo3plGametitle-FO3 PL15
25.4+4poisonIcon poison/10s1.43x330203.553335518.3
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


You can get it from the tribal Croatoa (keeper of the punga fruits at Ark & Dove cathedral), with the Child at Heart perk, or by passing a speech check after asking about his 'secrets'. You may also kill him and retrieve it from his body, but this method is not recommended, unless you have already completed both the Walking with Spirits and Hearing Voices quests. It does -4 HP for 10 seconds on strike, likely due to the fertilizer it was used with. That, and Croatoa has warned the player not to cut themselves on it for "it will make you sick."