Nuka Breaker is a unique weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on .
Gun Runners' Arsenal
It is a Nuka-Cola sign, now re-purposed as a devastating melee weapon. It consists of a partially functioning Nuka-Cola neon sign that uses a self-contained power supply, which is mounted on a pole with an electric cord wrapped around the top, and tape at the bottom. It does bonus electrical damage when a
Critical Hit occurs.
Special attack Edit
It has a
special attack that does regular damage in Nuka-Break V.A.T.S., but at the cost of 7 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).
Legend Type of attack - Type of attack Skill required - Skill required Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. - Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. Action point cost - Action point cost Damage per action point - Damage per action point Additional effects - Additional effects
Type of attack Skill required Damage per attack in V.A.T.S. Action point cost Damage per action point Normal 0 100 35 2.86 Nuka-Break 50 100 42 2.38
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.
It is possible to
execute Nuka-Break 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 Nuka Breaker can successfully strike about 995 times from full
condition before breaking.
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 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 Rebar club 42 50.4 1.2 x0.5 24 40 2.1 1245 9 500 55.6 50 9 Nuka Breaker fnvgra 50 75.8 1.52 x2 50 35 2.9 995 8 7800 975 50 9
: Note Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
The critical electrical damage may come from the electrical wiring around the pole leading to the semi-functioning neon sign which keeps it self-sufficient. There isn't, however, any sign of why the electricity actually escapes upon a critical hit.
Behind the scenes Edit
The Nuka Breaker was created as a nod to the 2011 fan-made short film and webseries
. The Fallout: Nuka Break Fallout: Nuka Break team put the Nuka Breaker in episode 3 after seeing it in a pre-release screenshot of Gun Runners' Arsenal before they knew that Obsidian was referencing their series. 
The Nuka Breaker was also featured briefly in the 5th and 6th episode of the second season of Nuka Break.
A pre-release shot of the Nuka Breaker
Nuka Breaker as seen in Fallout: Nuka Break
J.E.Sawyer on Formspring
↑ Zack Finfrock, lead actor of the fan-made short film and webseries
Fallout: Nuka Break: "In a recent trip to Obsidian, we were luck enough to find out the sign was a nod to us. But we put it in the episode as a nod to them, before we knew that. It's all a big circle of nodding." ↑
Confirmed by J.E. Sawyer on Formspring
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