The Paladin Toaster is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas. It is a unique version of the zap glove.


The Paladin Toaster has a black and gray casing as opposed to the zap glove's blue and yellow as well as green lights along the wrist instead of blue. There are three coils along each side similar to the heating coils of an actual toaster. It inflicts more damage than the zap glove and does bonus damage against robots and enemies wearing power armor.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
Stomp50164208.2Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7590.2204.512.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The Paladin Toaster can successfully strike about 395 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsBonus effectsIcon bonus effectAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageCritical effect damage and durationIcon crit effectAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Ballistic fist 80
Two-Step Goodbye fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA70
76.41.09x410175explosionIcon explosion2853956200003333.31009
Displacer glove 50
Pushy 60
Zap glove 35
57.3+50Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPRobots
+20Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPPower armor
Paladin Toaster 41
67.1+50Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPRobots
+20Electromagnetic pulseIcon EMPPower armor
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


Dead prospector at blackrockcave

Dead prospector

The Paladin Toaster is located in Black Rock cave. It is lying on the body of a dead prospector, and is guarded by nightkin.


  • Despite a small energy cell visible at the top of the glove, it does not require any ammunition.
  • The name "Paladin Toaster" stems from its ability to do bonus damage to power armor, which Brotherhood Paladins often wear.
  • Does not do bonus damage to NCR salvaged power armor, as it is not classified as power armor.

Behind the scenesEdit

Sometime before release, zap gloves, as well as many other unarmed weapons, were supposed to use energy cells as ammunition, but it wasn't supported by the game engine and there was not enough time for implementation.[1]


  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc The Paladin Toaster uses the icon used for the Fallout 3 version of the power fist, despite the game files containing a specific icon for this weapon. [verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 While wearing the T-51b power armor or Remnants power armor, the weapon can clip inside your arm if viewed in 3rd person. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc If it is equipped by Veronica Santangelo and she disappears due to the known bug after her quest is completed, next time she joins back, this weapon may be gone from her inventory. [verified]



  1. JE Sawyer on Formspring