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For an overview of shovels in all games, see Shovel.
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The shovel is a weapon which is added to Fallout 3 with the Point Lookout add-on.


It is commonly used by the swampfolk. Shovels can only be repaired with other shovels and the alien epoxies found in the Mothership Zeta add-on.


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



  • Fertilizer shovel Point Lookout (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 PL- Used by Croatoa, the fertilizer shovel deals poison damage over time to any target it hits.


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
Shovel fo3plGametitle-FO3 PL12
Fertilizer shovel fo3plGametitle-FO3 PL15
25.4+4poisonIcon poison/10s1.43x330203.553335518.3
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


A shovel is required to dig up the buried treasure on the Dove Delta.