Wikia

Nukapedia

Plasma pistol (Fallout 3)

Talk26
17,513pages on
this wiki
Icon disambig
For an overview of plasma pistol variants in all games, see plasma pistol.
Plasma pistol
PlasmaPistol
Plasma pistol icon
Requirements
skillEnergy Weapons
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
25 (31.3)
DPS
75 (93.8)
DPS (reload)
54.5 (68.2)
crit dmg
25
crit % mult
x2
attacks/sec
3AP21
projectiles1spread0.5
crit effect
Disintegration on death
Ammo & reloading
ammo typeSmall energy cell
ammo/shot
1
shots/rel.
16
ammo cap.16
reload time
2
Other
weight3value
360
item HP400
repair
Plasma pistols
questsProtecting the Water Way
base id00004343
 
Gametitle-FO3
Gametitle-FO3

The Enclave plasma pistol is a powerful energy weapon sidearm in Fallout 3.

BackgroundEdit

This section is transcluded from Plasma pistol. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

This plasma pistol has five tributary energy arcs connected to a central cathode, and the cathode functions as a point of focus, or the barrel. The energy is projected forward, probably by electromagnetic propeller built around the cathode. The propelled energy forms a Plasma Pinch; though rather slow, the pinch carries high levels of both thermal and kinetic energy.

CharacteristicsEdit

It fires superheated bolts of green plasma. The plasma pistol uses a semi-automatic firing action, along with sixteen shots from an energy cell. Despite its good damage, the plasma pistol suffers from the same problems of the plasma rifle.

Upon firing the weapon, a large green burst of plasma is created which partially obstructs view. The plasma bolts travel slower than conventional bullets, which can miss if not properly aimed. As such, it is best to use plasma weapons at mid-range or in V.A.T.S. Other than these problems the plasma pistol is a good sidearm for the energy weapons enthusiast.

The plasma pistol can be useful for clearing areas with gas leaks, since the plasma bolt can be used to ignite the gas from a safe distance.

DurabilityEdit

The plasma pistol can fire a total of about 400 bolts, the equivalent of 25 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

  • MPLX Novasurge Mothership Zeta (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 MZ- The prototype version of the Enclave's plasma pistol that was produced before the war, the Novasurge is about three times as powerful as the normal plasma pistol and is even more powerful than A3-21's plasma rifle. However, it is twice as heavy and uses twice as much ammunition per shot as the regular plasma pistol.

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 ratio
Plasma pistol 25
753x225211.20.5164003360120
MPLX Novasurge fo3mzGametitle-FO3 MZ80
2403x375213.80.516(8)1886850141.7

LocationsEdit

SoundsEdit

SingleShotVB
ReloadVB
JamVB

GalleryEdit

Other Wikia wikis

Random Wiki