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For an overview of sledgehammers in the Fallout series of games, see sledgehammer.
 
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The sledgehammer is a melee weapon in Fallout 4.

CharacteristicsEdit

A simple tool repurposed to serve as a basic melee weapon. It is relatively heavy and slow to swing but capable of inflicting reasonably high amounts of damage, especially in the early game stages. Later in the game, it usually finds itself outclassed by its big brother, the super sledge. Its upgrade options in the base game encompass only two modifications, both of which require fairly little in terms of perks and crafting components.

Like all slow melee weapons, the sledgehammer benefits greatly from Rank 4 of the Big Leagues perk as it allows for hitting multiple targets with every swing, a trait that goes a long way to counteract the slow attack speed in battle against numerous hostiles.

The Nuka-World add-on adds several new modifications for the sledgehammer. While many of these require considerable investments in the Science! perk on top of Blacksmith, they are now capable of pushing the sledgehammer's damage output far beyond that of any other melee weapon in its class. In fact, a top-tier sledgehammer outclasses even a fully upgraded super sledge in every respect - it can inflict massive ballistic damage, energy damage, bleed damage, and extra limb damage for a total of 500+ points with every hit. Various additional effects like stunning the target or setting it on fire plus an inherent chance to cripple only increase its combat value further. A lucky legendary find (like an Irradiated sledgehammer for instance) can easily rival the game's most powerful melee weapon, Atom's Judgement, in overall effectiveness, if not surpass it.

Weapon modificationsEdit

Slot Mod Description Weapon prefix Damage per hit changeIcon damage Weight changeIcon weight Weapon value change in capsIcon merchant Perk needed Components Base ID
Head Standard Adhesive x2
Steel x6
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Puncturing Armor piercing. Superior damage. Puncturing +19 +4.7 +18 Blacksmith 2 Adhesive x2
Steel x8
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Heavy Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Superior damage. Heavy +29 +9 +30 Blacksmith 2 Adhesive x4
Concrete x7
Wood x2
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Heavy spiked Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Superior damage. Heavy Spiked +56 +11.3 +42 Blacksmith 3 Adhesive x6
Concrete x8
Steel x5
Wood x3
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Heavy sharp Targets bleed. Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Exceptional damage. Heavy Sharp +56 +? bleedIcon bleed +11.3 +42 Blacksmith 3 Adhesive x6
Concrete x8
Oil x2
Steel x5
Wood x3
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Heavy rocket Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Exceptional damage. Heavy Rocket +82 +18 +60 Blacksmith 3
Science! 2
Adhesive x8
Circuitry x1
Concrete x8
Nuclear material x2
Steel x5
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Heavy sharp rocket Targets bleed. Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Superb damage. Heavy Sharp Rocket +97 +? bleedIcon bleed +20.4 +72 Blacksmith 3
Science! 3
Adhesive x10
Circuitry x2
Concrete x8
Nuclear material x2
Steel x9
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Heavy spiked rocket Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Superb damage. Heavy Spiked Rocket +97 +20.4 +72 Blacksmith 3
Science! 3
Adhesive x9
Circuitry x2
Concrete x8
Nuclear material x2
Steel x8
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Heavy searing sharp rocket Adds Fire damage. Targets bleed. Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Superb damage. Heavy Searing Sharp Rocket +97 +23 fireIcon fire +? bleedIcon bleed +30 +112 Blacksmith 3
Science! 4
Adhesive x12
Aluminum x12
Circuitry x5
Concrete x8
Nuclear material x6
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Heavy shocking sharp rocket Adds Electrical damage and chance to stun. Targets bleed. Chance to cripple. Extra limb damage. Superb damage. Heavy Shocking Sharp Rocket +97 +27 energyIcon electrical +? bleedIcon bleed +31.8 +152 Blacksmith 3
Science! 4
Adhesive x14
Aluminum x16
Circuitry x8
Concrete x8
Nuclear material x8
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Paint Unpainted Standard. xx000000
Painted Painted +4 Concrete x4
Wood x3
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LocationsEdit

  • This item can be found frequently in the hands of raiders and super mutants throughout the Commonwealth.
  • Can be purchased from traders, especially weapons vendors.
  • One may be found at Thicket Excavations, leaning against the water pump that Sully Mathis is working on.
  • One may be found in the waystation along the traintracks west of Hangman's Alley.
  • Two may be found in Kendall Hospital: One in the irradiated hallway after the deathclaw pit, and another beyond the door just after the hallway, before opening the barred door.
  • One at the Super Duper Mart in the fusion core room.
  • fo4fhGametitle-FO4 FH a legendary crippling sledgehammer can be obtained by siding with Cog at the end of The Price of Memory.


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