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Tesla cannon (Fallout: New Vegas)

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Tesla cannon
Tesla cannon
Tesla cannon icon
Requirements
skillEnergy Weapons 100
strength req.8
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
80 (95.2) + 20 for 2s effectIcon effect
DPS
107.4 (153.3) + 20 effectIcon effect
DPS (reload)
52.1 (78.4) + 20 effectIcon effect
crit dmg
40
crit % mult
x2
attacks/sec
1.3 (1.6)AP37
projectiles1spread0.1
Ammo & reloading
ammo typeElectron charge pack
ammo/shot
5
shots/rel.
4
ammo cap.20
reload time
3.2 (2.4)
Other
weight8value
8700
item HP80
repair
Tesla cannon
base id000e2bec
 
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The Tesla cannon is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

BackgroundEdit

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The Tesla cannon is a pre-War, portable, directable energy weapon. It was designed to be used as a lightweight, compact anti-tank weapon. The design was named after Nikola Tesla, whose designs for the technology were seized by the U.S. government after his death. When used, the cannon projects a blast that will damage the enemy on impact. It will continue to gradually reduce the enemy's health due to its ability to electrify the target and its surroundings.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Tesla cannon is a shoulder-mounted energy weapon that is powered by electron charge packs. This weapon has a high Strength requirement for its weight and the fact that it's a recoilless energy weapon. The sound of the Tesla cannon firing has also been changed from the one in Broken Steel. The Tesla cannon is considered a unique class of weapon and therefore cannot benefit from the Jury Rigging perk.

The Tesla cannon is rare, especially so if players kill off the Van Graffs, thereby eliminating one of the only specialty energy weapon vendors in the game.

DurabilityEdit

The Tesla cannon can fire a total of about 395 times using standard packs, the equivalent of 99 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
ShotsReloads
Standard39599
Bulk466117
Optimized35990
Over charge26266
Max charge15539

VariantsEdit

ComparisonEdit

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage 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 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
Tesla cannon 80
127.4+20electricalIcon electrical/2s1.34x240373.20.120(4)395887001087.51008
Elijah's jury-rigged Tesla cannon fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB85
154.2+20electricalIcon electrical/2s1.58x245373.40.0030(6)2458135001687.51008
Tesla-Beaton prototype 90
145.8+25electricalIcon electrical/2s1.34x245373.80.0824(4)1958125251565.61008

LocationsEdit

NotesEdit

  • After completing the Honest Hearts add-on, the cannon will respawn in the Brotherhood Safehouse footlocker.
  • Because the Tesla cannon uses 5 electron charge packs per shot, it's only possible to get 1 empty electron charge pack from firing the Cannon, the same with all energy weapons that uses more than 1 cell per shot.
  • Due to it previously firing only 1 shot per reload, it ejects electron charge packs every shot which is strange considering only one is loaded. Also, the electron charge pack will not appear after one shot is fired, and the end of the cannon is retracted, but it still ejects another per shot.
  • The Tesla cannon can not be Jury Rigged with any other weapon, and can only be repaired with another exact copy or its unique variants or a weapon repair kit.

Behind the scenesEdit

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  • The Tesla cannon was originally to be featured in the canceled Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, bearing no resemblance to the weapon in Broken Steel. Described as a "high-powered mass-cannon throwing tessellated plasma forward in an orgy of death and destruction" in the Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2 design document, it was to be the so-called "uber-weapon" of player character Maxus. "Uber-weapons" were to be unique weapons for each player character which had to be assembled from 5 parts over the course of the game, or the player could have a NPC assemble one for them. One of the five parts for this weapon was a Tesla coil.
  • Nikola Tesla really did try to create a directed energy weapon but it would have been a particle beam weapon called a "Teleforce," something that would be immensely complicated to create.

SoundsEdit

Tesla cannon icon
ReloadVB
JamVB

GalleryEdit

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