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The Mauler
AutoAxeRender copy
Auto axe icon
Requirements
skillMelee Weapons
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
45 (63.5)
DPS
45 (63.5)
crit dmg
0
crit % mult
x0
attacks/sec
1AP50
Other
weight20value
200
item HP800
repair
Auto axes
Steel saws
Rippers
questsMill Worker
base idxx00b514
 
Gametitle-FO3 TP
Gametitle-FO3 TP

The Mauler is a melee weapon available in the Fallout 3 add-on The Pitt.

Background

Everett says that this is one of his favorite weapons, and that he used it to chop up ghouls and trogs from The Pitt to Monroeville.

Characteristics

It is a unique auto axe that deals much more damage than the original. It has a larger damage/hit and damage/second ratio compared to the standard auto axe (45 compared to 35) and uses less AP (50 compared to 65).

Durability

The Mauler can successfully strike about 356 times from full condition before breaking.

Variants

  • Auto axe The Pitt (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 TP: A modified and stronger version of the steel saw made out of old car parts
  • Man Opener The Pitt (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 TP: A less strong variant that ignores armor(power armor included).
  • Steel saw The Pitt (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 TP: A weaker version of the auto-axe that can be found on certain slaves.

Comparison

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsBonus effectsIcon bonus 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
Auto axe fo3tpGametitle-FO3 TP35
351x00651.14572020010
Man Opener fo3tpGametitle-FO3 TP35
35Ignores DR1x00651.14572020010
Steel saw fo3tpGametitle-FO3 TP16
161x00650.56252020010
The Mauler fo3tpGametitle-FO3 TP45
451x00501.83562020010
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.

Location

It can be obtained from Everett during the quest Unsafe Working Conditions once 80 steel ingots have been handed in.

Notes

  • Though The Mauler is the single most damaging melee weapon (with the exception of the Shishkebab with the Pyromaniac perk), it is also the heaviest, making it a more difficult weapon to carry around.
  • As this weapon hits exceptionally fast for a melee weapon, using the perks Superior Defender and Ghoul Ecology can lead The Mauler to a much greater DPS stat.
  • Grinding barrels and other physics objects will usually result in damage, as they will be pulled violently into the player, then spat off in some random direction at a decent rate of speed proportional to the mass of the object; Cars will sometimes scoot towards you, barrels will hit a player hard enough to damage, and shopping carts rocket off like bats out of hell. It is possible to kill non-player characters with lots of patience and no repercussions, by repeatedly flinging barrels at them with The Mauler.

Behind the scenes

The fact that Everett mentions Monroeville, PA and chopping up ghouls with it is likely a reference to the fact that the Monroeville Mall was the location where the original Dawn of the Dead was filmed and in Night of the Living Dead the police and news casters call the zombies "ghouls". Also, "zombies" is a common derogatory name for ghouls.

Bugs

  • ps3Icon ps3 pcIcon pc When using it in FPS mode it may disappear mid-animation, bringing up the Pip-Boy immediately afterwards you will notice that your Pip-Boy has disappeared too (but not the screen). Changing to a different weapon quickly clears this bug.

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