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LAER
LAER
L.A.E.R. icon
Requirements
skillEnergy Weapons 75
strength req.4
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
65 (87.1)
DPS
162.5 (304.9)
DPS (reload)
118.2 (218.7)
crit dmg
15
crit % mult
x1.5
attacks/sec
2.5 (3.5)AP32
projectiles1spread0.08
effect+50 damage against robots [verification needed]
+20 damage against power armor (excluding NCR power armor) [verification needed]
Ammo & reloading
ammo typeMicrofusion cell
ammo/shot
1
shots/rel.
20
ammo cap.20
reload time
3 (2.3)
Other
weight4value
8000
item HP75
repair
LAER
Energy rifles (other) Jury RiggingJuryRigging
base idxx00b9cf
 
Gametitle-FNV OWB
Gametitle-FNV OWB

The LAER ("Laser Assisted Electrical Rifle") is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

CharacteristicsEdit

The LAER resembles a mix of many existing energy weapons; the barrel looks like the pulse gun, the microfusion cell is held in a basket on the bottom like a plasma rifle, the stock is similar to a laser rifle, and it displays vacuum tubes similar to a recharger rifle. It also offers very high damage (on par with the plasma caster) for low ammunition consumption making it a great all-round weapon.

Drawbacks of this weapon include its low critical hit damage and low item HP, so the player may have to rely on the Jury Rigging perk or weapon repair kits, especially if using over or max charged ammunition. It's worth noting that it has a very high spread for an energy rifle, equivalent to the laser RCW, limiting its usefulness at longer ranges.

When compared to its variant, Elijah's advanced LAER, the standard model could be viewed as the more practical version as it has 50% more HP, although it does shoot slower.

DurabilityEdit

The LAER can fire a total of about 370 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 19 reloads, or 14 reloads when modified with the auxiliary recharger chip, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeUnmodifiedW/ Auxiliary recharger chip
ShotsReloadsShotsReloads
Standard3701937014
Bulk4372243717
Optimized3361733613
Over charge2451324510
Max charge14581456

ModificationsEdit

VariantsEdit

ComparisonEdit

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage 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 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
LAER fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB65
162.52.5x1.5153220.0820370480002000754
LAER With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB84.5
(28.2x3)
211.32.5x1.515322.60.0820(26.7)3704135003375754
Elijah's advanced LAER fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB65
178.82.75x1.5153220.0815245485002125754
Elijah's advanced LAER With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB84.5
232.42.75x1.515322.60.0815(20)2454140003500754

LocationsEdit

Seven LAERs can be found in total:

  • One can be found in the Big MT north tunnel, toward the northernmost side of the lower level below the force field.
  • Another one can be found at the X-8 research center on Gabe's corpse.
  • One can be found at X-7a "Left Field" artillery launch on the corpse of the unique sentry bot, RY-589 Ultimo bot.
  • Another one is in the Forbidden Zone dome, in the second floor room, just left of the brain tank.
  • One can be found on top of the X-13 research facility. In order to reach it, the player character must jump down from the cliff to the north. The cliff can be climbed by jumping up a pile of rocks just to the west of the Big MT west tunnel.
  • Another one is in the X-42 robo-warfare facility on the corpse of the giant robo-scorpion.
  • The last one, along with various energy weapon ammunition, is in the same room as above in a chamber connected to the exit platform. It is on a table in the middle of the room, and it is in good condition. This one requires a force field to be disabled in order to gain access to it.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The LAER use the same electric beam weapons technology also developed in the Secret Vault.
  • It was at first a cut energy weapon of Fallout: New Vegas, appearing in the concept art section of the Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's edition complete with its own icon in the game file.
  • The name implies a function like modern attempts at making electrolasers which use lasers to create a conductive plasma conduit in the air and then discharge an electrical differential across the conduit. While practical devices do not yet exist, the concept has been proven and the effect on the target is dependent upon the amount of energy delivered. At lower powers the effect would be much like a stun gun and higher energies being more like a bolt of lightning.

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