Power fist (Fallout 3)

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For an overview of power fist models in the Fallout series of games, see power fist.

The power fist is an unarmed weapon in Fallout 3.


Similar in construction to the "Big Frigger" power fist and others, the pneumatic power fist is a large metal glove, with a piston built in above the wearer's fist. The piston shoots forward with every punch, dealing more damage than most unarmed weapons. It no longer uses energy cells to operate.


The power fist can successfully strike about 500 times from full condition before breaking.


  • Fisto! - A more powerful version of the power fist, it deals the most raw damage of any unarmed weapon.
  • The Shocker - While equal in strength to the normal power fist against organic foes, The Shocker deals an additional 25 damage to robots.
  • Sim version Operation: Anchorage (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 OA - A sim-only version of the weapon which differs only in health (essentially non-degrading).


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 damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratio
Power fist 20
Fisto! 25
The Shocker 20
21.8+25 empIcon EMP vs robots1.09x120251.6400615025
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


The power fist can be found randomly throughout the Capital Wasteland and can be purchased from some merchants, but its location is fixed in the following locations:

  • Tepid Sewers, in a personal footlocker that can be opened by Rocksalt's Key, inside a closet off of the room where a group of raiders is found fighting mole rats.
  • Paradise Falls, slaver barracks, in a mop bucket in the south east corner of the room. This power fist is in perfect condition.
  • Rock Creek Caverns, behind the mirelurk king.
  • Two are on a small dock to the East of the Citadel, in the personal footlockers, which are locked with very hard locks. The key to the footlockers can be found next to an ammunition box in the nearby sunken boat.
  • There is at least one in Raven Rock in the room in which you meet Anna Holt.
  • A few can be found in Fort Independence.
  • Purchasable from Chief Gustavo in Tenpenny Tower.
  • Mama Dolce's factory (when entering from Arlington Cemetery), in the first room inside of a footlocker with a very easy lock.


  • If the player targets an enemy in V.A.T.S. that is below the players knees, the character will not punch, but kick the enemy. (although the sound of the power fist hitting the target is still present.) This can create some quite comical results.
  • On the side of the power fist, are carved in kill counts. 33 kills, to be exact.
  • If viewed in 3rd-person while equiped, there are two small exaust jets coming from the back of the power fist, indicating an internal engine of some sort.


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