Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist

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It's said there's no man deadlier at close range, that that powerfist of his has smashed a hundred skulls.


The Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist is a unique weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


A unique power fist belonging to Salt-Upon-Wounds. Its name is appropriate since the fist damages the enemy by 3 HP over ten seconds after every hit, as if salt is being rubbed upon their wounds. It also has the effect of making them dizzy for a few seconds. Surprisingly, this weapon is an improved holdout weapon requiring a Sneak skill of 50 to conceal.

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
Stomp50180209Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7599204.952.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist can successfully strike about 495 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.


  • It can be found in the footlocker the player will be in front of, after completing Honest Hearts and receiving either the "May my Hand Forget its Skill" or "O Daughter of Babylon" achievement/trophy.
  • It may also be found if the player loots Salt-Upon-Wounds before the ending sequence.


  • Equipping this weapon with a set of T-51b power armor will clip as if it was crafted into the armor.
  • It is possible to obtain two copies of this weapon by looting and dropping the fist from Salt-Upon-Wounds before the ending sequence. His power fist will still be present in the footlocker, and in the same spot that it was dropped.


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Sometimes when you are equipping the power fist, the markings and feathers will not appear.[verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 When equipped, sometimes you character's finger may curl up on the hand without the power fist. [verified]


Icon Salt Upon Wounds gauntlet

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