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Added damage and other stats from the GECK. Differed significantly from the info that was already here. I'm assuming the GECK info is right and previous info was taken from the ingame pip-boy or something. --Rooker75 08:31, September 21, 2011 (UTC)

I agree the damage was different than previously in here, but my in-game pip boy didn't show their values either. On the xbox 360 with an energy weapon skill of 100, my read-out was 11 damage and 85 damage-per-second. My guy also has laser commander, if that is what is making the difference. 18:27, September 21, 2011 (UTC)

Arc Welder Projectile? Edit

Anyone else pissed about the re-used projectile for the Arc Welder? Its "electricity streams" appear to just be a constant stream of the Tesla Cannon's AOE projectiles. I would know cause i tried to make a similar electricity based weapon as a mod and found those projectiles. They're cool looking in concept, but in first person the planes of the projectile are profusely visibile. This is probably because those projectiles were never meant to be seen in a first person perspective. ~Kickass119

There is a mod that addresses that issue. You can get it here: And here is a picture of it in action. Hope that's to your liking. ~noxwyll

Confused... Edit

What exactly is the point of this weapon? It does EMP damage, but eben then it's not that good.--FAR-02C 17:58, October 6, 2011 (UTC)

I have to say I am with you on this one. A heavy and largely ineffective weapon? I did so love standing toe to toe with a Tunneller to see who died was me :o) Desktopcarl 10:29, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Not Worth Carrying unless you want some quick caps from the Commissary Terminals.-- 18:03, November 2, 2012 (UTC)

Well, if your low level characters do a quick tour in the Divide there're three or four pieces of this and two of nailguns. Passable weapons until you get Pulse Gun. If not like, sell them all - quick cash! Laclongquan (talk) 17:34, April 19, 2013 (UTC)

I'm a little late to the conversation, but basically, this is your robot killer. I went into Hopefille Silo to pick up ED-E, and to get the first rank of the Camarader-E perk, and decided to give this a try. The character in question had an Energy Weapons skill of 25, and 6 Strength, so the damage was very low, as was the accuracy, and they were far too low a level to pick up the Laser Commander perk. However, when I used it against the Sentry Bots in the silo, they just melted. Normally, it takes a while to take out those Sentry Bots while using a Laser Rifle, but with the Arc Welder, they went down extremely quickly.

If it helps, think of this as a low DAM high DPS variant of the high DAM low DPS Pulse Gun. Swk3000 (talk) 01:19, August 31, 2015 (UTC)