Wikia

Nukapedia

Samurai's sword (Fallout 3)

Talk0
17,157pages on
this wiki
Icon disambig
For an overview of the katana in the Fallout universe, see katana.
Samurai's sword
Katana
Katana icon
Requirements
skillMelee Weapons
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
24 (30.2)
DPS
55.4 (69.7)
crit dmg
40
crit % mult
x2
attacks/sec
2.3AP19
Other
weight3value
75
item HP1000
repair
Chinese officer's sword
base idxx00083b
 
Gametitle-FO3 MZ
Gametitle-FO3 MZ

Samurai's sword is a melee weapon added to Fallout 3 in the Mothership Zeta add-on.

BackgroundEdit

This section is transcluded from Katana. To change it, please edit the transcluded page.

A katana is a type of Japanese sword with a blade length greater than 23.6-28.7 inches (60-73 centimeters) and characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade, circular or squared guard, and long grip that can accommodate two hands. Often called a "samurai sword" or "samurai's sword" because of its use by the feudal warriors, it became a symbol of the samurai caste.

Renowned for its sharpness and cutting ability, its origins go back at least as far as the Kamakura Period (1185–1333). Most often held with two hands, some techniques and combat styles were performed with a one-handed grip. The katana was generally carried in a saya, or scabbard, manufactured from lightweight wood, with a coat of lacquer on the exterior and a wooden knob on one side for attaching a braided cord.

CharacteristicsEdit

The samurai's sword does higher damage than most other melee weapons, however, it lacks the special effects of Jingwei's shocksword or the Shishkebab. On the other hand, it has a higher critical damage than most bladed melee weapons, and has a relatively low AP cost compared to similar weapons, allowing for more attacks in V.A.T.S. The samurai sword is the oldest weapon in the game, originally being wielded by Toshiro Kago, a Japanese samurai.

DurabilityEdit

The samurai's sword can successfully strike about 833 times from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

  • Chinese officer's sword
  • Vampire's Edge - The weakest of the Chinese officer's sword variants, Vampire's Edge weighs only one pound, and is the only variant to use the regular sword's skin.
  • Jingwei's shocksword Operation: Anchorage (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 OA - An electrified version of the Chinese officer's sword, the shock sword is much stronger and deals electrical damage over time.
Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Clover's Cleaver - A Chinese officer's sword that was cut from the base game. It was intended to be used by Clover and was to be the Evil follower unique weapon, much like Fawkes' super sledge and Butch's Toothpick were for the other Karma levels.
  • Katana Mothership Zeta (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 MZ - A variant of the samurai's sword that deals much less critical damage, but knocks foes down with critical hits.
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.

ComparisonEdit

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsEffect damage and durationIcon 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
Chinese officer's sword 10
23.12.31x215280.7100037525
Jingwei's shocksword fo3oaGametitle-FO3 OA35
82.8+2electricalIcon electrical/5s2.31x225282.94863500166.7
Samurai's sword fo3mzGametitle-FO3 MZ24
55.42.31x240192.583337525
Vampire's Edge 15
34.62.31x320281.110001100100
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

LocationEdit

The samurai's sword can be found in the waste disposal area of Zeta, accessible through the maintenance level (which can be entered only during the quest "Among the Stars"). It is at the outer southwest area in a closet full of medical supplies (see waste disposal article for a map with the location marked). The sword should be acquired while Toshiro Kago still resides in the Engineering Core, for after his disappearance it will be gone from the shelves. It can, however, be found later, before the Lone Wanderer enters the Bridge: by simply killing Toshiro and looting his body. No one on the bridge will become hostile.

BugsEdit

  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 When trying to exit the waste disposal area, the teleportation matrix might not work. PC users can fix it by selecting the teleporter in console and use the command "activate". [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 The sword might not appear if Toshiro Kago has been killed before entering the waste disposal area. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 The sword may not appear even if Kago is not dead. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 When decorating your Megaton house, the sword's image will not appear while idle. However, if you look directly at it and get close enough to pick it up, then the option to pick it up will appear - picking it up will place it in your inventory like normal even though you can't see it. [verified]
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 It is possible to acquire two swords. First, get the one in the waste disposal. When you return to the Engineering Core, drop it right in front of Toshiro. Talk to him and tell him you found his sword and he'll miraculously acquire one. Kill him and it will be on his body (just don't lose/forget the one you dropped). [verified]
    • Fixed as of the most recent patch.
  • xbox360Icon xbox360 It is possible to equip Toshiro with his sword and still retain a copy. Reverse pickpocket the sword onto him, allow him to equip it, and pickpocket it back. [verified]
    • Fixed as of the most recent patch.

SoundsEdit

Katana GRA icon

Equip
Katana GRA icon

Unequip

GalleryEdit

Other Wikia wikis

Random Wiki