ritual knife is a weapon in Fallout 3 Point Lookout add-on.
The ritual knife is used by the
Swampfolk in rituals. It can be repaired with knives as well as the slasher knife and Ant's Sting. This weapon, along with the atomic pulverizer, has a high rate of attack and the second lowest AP cost in the game—the lowest is the toy knife, but that weapon is less useful than the ritual knife due to its very low item HP, its lower damage and its lower critical hit multiplier.
The ritual knife can successfully strike about 1333 times from full
condition before breaking.
Ant's Sting - Obtained by siding with the AntAgonizer in The Superhuman Gambit, Ant's Sting is slightly stronger than the regular knife, and deals poison damage over time.
Slasher knife - Appears in Tranquility Lane and can only be obtained outside of the simulation through console commands.
Toy knife Point Lookout (add-on) - Using even less AP than the ritual knife (10 instead of 12) the toy knife uses the lowest amount of AP for any weapon in Fallout 3. However, it does very little damage, much less than the regular knife.
Legend Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) - Weapon name (melee or unarmed) Attacks in V.A.T.S. - Attacks in V.A.T.S. Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) - Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive) Action point cost - Action point cost Damage per attack (damage per projectile) - Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per action point - Damage per action point Damage per second - Damage per second Weapon spread - Weapon spread Area of effect damage - Area of effect damage Magazine capacity (shots per reload) - Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Effect damage & duration - Effect damage & duration Durability (number of attacks before breaking) - Durability (number of attacks before breaking) Bonus effects - Bonus effects Weight - Weight Attacks per second - Attacks per second Value in caps - Value in caps Critical chance % multiplier - Critical chance % multiplier Value to weight ratio - Value to weight ratio Critical damage - Critical damage Skill required - Skill required Critical effect damage & duration - Critical effect damage & duration Strength required - Strength required With all mods attached - With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per second Effect damage and duration Attacks per second Critical Chance % multiplier Critical damage Action Point cost Damage per action point Durability (number of attacks before breaking) Weight Value in caps Value to weight ratio Knife 4 12 3 x1 4 20 0.4 500 1 20 20 Ant's Sting 4 16 +4 poison/10s 3 x1 4 20 2.4 1250 1 30 30 Ritual knife fo3pl 6 18 3 x3 18 12 1 1333 1 20 20 Toy knife fo3pl 1 3 3 x1 10 10 0.2 200 1 20 20
: Note Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.
The ritual knife is found in the caves beneath the
Ritual Site, stuck in a skull on the sacrificing table near The Krivbeknih, after beginning the quest The Dark Heart of Blackhall.
One of Jaime's holotapes found in the Dunwich building speaks of a "sharp knife" used to "send him to deep temple". It is not known whether the ritual knife has any connection to this statement.