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The proton axe is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


The proton axe resembles a futuristic war-axe with a glowing blue blade of electrical energy at its head. On the other side it has two capacitors which also share the same blue electric current. It does electrical damage with extra damage against robots and power armor users. It can be repaired with the inexpensive proton throwing axe, raising its resell value drastically.

Special attackEdit

It has a special Proton Electrocutioner attack that does 200% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 13 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dap
Proton Electrocutioner50200355.71
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Proton Electrocutioner 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 proton axe can successfully strike about 995 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 damageAction 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
Proton axe fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB50
90.8+50 empIcon EMP robots
+20 empIcon EMPpower armor
Protonic inversal axe fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB58
105.3+50 empIcon EMP robots
+20 empIcon EMPpower armor
Proton throwing axe fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB40
32.2x1.5 limb damageIcon damage
+50 empIcon EMP robots
+20 empIcon EMPpower armor
Protonic inversal throwing axe fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB60
52.7x1.5 limb damageIcon damage
+50 empIcon EMP robots
+20 empIcon EMPpower armor
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



All cyberdogs are affected by the additional EMP damage done by this weapon.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The technology used by this weapon appears to be similar to the electric weapons created in the Secret Vault by Vault-Tec.
  • The proton axe is based on the proton ax of Wasteland, the 1980s game which is considered to be Fallout's predecessor.


Protonic axe icon