For an overview of the katana in the Fallout universe, see katana.
dmg/attack 22 ( 30.4) DPS 71.1 ( 156.9) crit dmg 22 crit % mult x2 attacks/sec 3.2 ( 5.2) AP 21 effect Bonus limb damage x2 Bonus critical chance
katana is a melee weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Gun Runners' Arsenal
A katana is a type of
Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.6-28.7 inches (60-73 centimeters) and characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade, circular or squared guard, and long grip that can accommodate two hands. Often called a "samurai sword" or "samurai's sword" because of its use by the feudal warriors, it became a symbol of the samurai caste.
Renowned for its sharpness and cutting ability, its origins go back at least as far as the
Kamakura Period (1185–1333). Most often held with two hands, some techniques and combat styles were performed with a one-handed grip. The katana was generally carried in a saya, or scabbard, manufactured from lightweight wood, with a coat of lacquer on the exterior and a wooden knob on one side for attaching a braided cord.
The single-edged, razor-sharp blade is extremely effective against most enemies because it has a high attack speed, over three hits per second.
It has a
special attack called , an attack launched with a reverse grip. It does 250% damage in Unlabored Flawlessness V.A.T.S. at the cost of 19 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).
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It is possible to
execute Unlabored Flawlessness outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.
The katana can successfully strike about 995 times, or 1495 times when equipped with the protective sheath, from full
condition before breaking.
Katana authentic blade - Increases damage by 5. Replaces the exhausted blade for a polished blade and the worn blue grip with a black grip.
Katana protective sheath - Increases condition by 50%. Adds a traditional brown saya (Japanese scabbard) attached to the belt on the left.
Katana balanced grip - Increases attack speed by 20%. Replaces the worn blue or black grip with a red grip in better condition.
Legend Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) - Weapon name (melee or unarmed) Attacks in V.A.T.S. - Attacks in V.A.T.S. Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) - Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive) Action point cost - Action point cost Damage per attack (damage per projectile) - Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per action point - Damage per action point Damage per second - Damage per second Weapon spread - Weapon spread Area of effect damage - Area of effect damage Magazine capacity (shots per reload) - Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Effect damage & duration - Effect damage & duration Durability (number of attacks before breaking) - Durability (number of attacks before breaking) Bonus effects - Bonus effects Weight - Weight Attacks per second - Attacks per second Value in caps - Value in caps Critical chance % multiplier - Critical chance % multiplier Value to weight ratio - Value to weight ratio Critical damage - Critical damage Skill required - Skill required Critical effect damage & duration - Critical effect damage & duration Strength required - Strength required With all mods attached - With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per second Bonus effects Attacks per second Critical Chance % multiplier Critical damage Action Point cost Damage per action point Durability (number of attacks before breaking) Weight Value in caps Value to weight ratio Skill required Strength required Katana fnvgra 22 71.1 x2 limb damage 3.23 x2 22 21 2.1 995 3 2500 833.3 75 4 Katana With all weapon mods attached fnvgra 27 104.7 x2 limb damage 3.88 x2 22 21 2.6 1495 3 5300 1766.7 75 4
: Note Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
When fully upgraded, it is identical in appearance to the Samurai's sword, except for the red grip and silver tsuba.
When dropped, the current model appears as that of the base weapon whether it is modded or not.
You can attack as fast as up to five or six times per second by having a high Melee Weapons skill, the perks Slayer and Ain't Like That Now, and the balanced grip and authentic blade modifications.
It is the only melee weapon in the game with a visible scabbard.
Every time the vendors' inventories are reset, Mick will always have one in stock.
After modding with the protective sheath, dropping this weapon will have both the sheath and the katana drop separately.
Sometimes when you swing the katana too fast, the sound can become un-synchronized, like two different slash sounds playing at the same time.
As indicated by the inclusion of a Katana authentic blade mod, the unmodded katana is only a pre-War replica.
Behind the scenes
pc xbox360 ps3 If modded with the protective sheath, when changing weapons or un-equipping the katana, the sheath will still be on the player's hip. When dropped, sometimes the sheath is not dropped. Occasionally, this bug may also result in two sheaths overlapping each other. Equipping a different weapon that is holstered the same way will remove it, but sometimes changing weapons may not remove the sheath. You have to save the game, return to the main menu, and reload the save to fix the problem.
xbox360 If modded with the protective sheath, it will be stuck in a glitched condition when the weapon's condition is at 100%. This can be fixed by repairing it with an other katana, or a one-handed melee weapon with the Jury Rigging perk.
Katana with a black grip and a polished blade (katana authentic blade modification).
Katana with a red grip (katana balanced grip modification).
Katana with a red grip and a polished blade (katana balanced grip and katana authentic blade modifications).
Saya (katana protective sheath modification).
Katana with all modifications.
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