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Gameplay articles
Fallout 3Lead pipe
Fallout: New VegasLead pipe
The Humble Cudgel
Fallout 4Lead pipe
Van BurenLead pipe

The lead pipe is a melee weapon in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4 and Van Buren

Although not a highly damaging weapon, it's a good choice for low-levels, because of its moderate damage and quick rapid attacks.


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The lead pipe is a widely available, inexpensive, starting melee weapon. One of the ends has tape wrapped around it to improve grip, while the other is heavily corroded and/or bloodstained, and topped with a pipe fitting.

The Humble CudgelEdit

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

The Humble Cudgel is a unique version of the lead pipe. It is less corroded and has a t-shaped fitting on the end similar to a mallet. It should also be noted that its striking end is slightly bent. It has 50% more Condition than a standard lead pipe.