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For the sonic emitter that appear in Fallout: New Vegas, see Sonic emitter (weapon).
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...8's sonic-soundwave-emitter-projecto-gun, able to broadcast sound at lethal frequencies. It also gives a great biogel massage.Doctor Dala

The sonic emitter - tarantula is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


The sonic emitter - tarantula is an Energy Weapons pistol with bonus damage against robots and power armor wearers, as well as a unique "critical strike incendiary" effect which ignites the target on a critical hit. This modulation of the sonic emitter has a purple oscilloscope.

As a one-handed energy weapon, the sonic emitter - tarantula is affected by The Professional perk and counts as an improved holdout weapon.

When scoring a Critical Hit, the enemy will catch on fire, and may die instantly. The unique incendiary effect is affected by the Pyromaniac perk.


The sonic emitter - tarantula can fire a total of about 495 times using standard cells, the equivalent of 62 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Over charge32942
Max charge19525



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsBonus effectsIcon bonus effectAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageCritical effect damage and durationIcon crit effectAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapWeapon spreadIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Assault carbine extended magazinesDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Sonic emitter - Gabriel's bark fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB55
56.9+20 empIcon EMP1.03x125Knockback301.80.124(12)495235001750502
Sonic emitter - opera singer fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB55
56.9+20 empIcon EMP1.03x125Dismember301.80.124495235001750502
Sonic emitter - revelation fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB31
32.1+20 empIcon EMP1.03x118Paralyze/10s3010.124495235001750502
Sonic emitter - robo-scorpion fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB65
67.2+20 empIcon EMP1.03x130+100explosionIcon explosion302.20.124(8)495235001750752
Sonic emitter - tarantula fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB60
62.1+20 empIcon EMP1.03x130+2fireIcon fire/5s3020.124(8)495235001750752



  • The critical hit incendiary effect creates a small fireball around the target, igniting nearby non-player characters.
  • As with all sonic emitter modulations, it is necessary to install the Blind Diode Jefferson's personality chip before this remodulation can be applied to the sonic emitter.
  • With the perks Pyromaniac and Laser Commander this weapon causes very high damage, and one of the critical incendiary effects is an autokill which explodes the target into fiery giblets.
  • All cyberdogs are affected by the additional EMP damage done by this weapon.


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