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For an overview of power fist models found in numerous games, see power fists.
For the Gun Runners' Arsenal version of this weapon, see Power fist (GRA).

The power fist is an unarmed weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The power fist is a mechanical glove mounted with a hydraulic piston powered ram. When punching, the pistons push the ram forward, smashing into the enemy. Sometimes, enough power is transferred to the target to knock them down.

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
Stomp50160208Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7588204.42.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The power fist 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 dpsEffect damage and durationIcon effectBonus 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
Power fist 40
Power fist fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA40
Power fist With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA48
Greased Lightning fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA32
Industrial hand fnvlrGametitle-FNV LR50
160Ignores DR/DT3.2x140651.57995102500250757
Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist fnvhhGametitle-FNV HH45
64.4+3poisonIcon poison/10s1.36x145254.849562500416.7506
Saturnite fist fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB35
Saturnite fist super-heated fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB55
90.81.65x155+2fireIcon fire/5s254.459542400600555
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • This weapon is an improved holdout weapon.
  • Upon close inspection, there are notches on the fist that add up to 33.
  • As of the Old World Blues add-on, the power fist attacks much more slowly, even with a maxed out Unarmed skill and high Strength. Even with the Slayer perk, it punches rather the same speed as it did in Fallout 3. The slower attack speed is not present in the other variants like the zap glove and ballistic fist, however.


  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 The power fist does not use a higher resolution texture when used by the player, despite one being available in the game's resources.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 xbox360Icon xbox360 The power fist uses the default Pip-Boy image from Fallout 3, despite there being an updated version present in the game's resources.[verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when appearing in third-person player, the power fist will appear above the hand.[verified]


Power fist icon