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Tri-beam laser rifle (Fallout 3)

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Tri-beam laser rifle
Tri-beam laser rifle
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Requirements
skillEnergy Weapons
Attack statistics
dmg/attack
75 (83.8)
dmg/proj.
25 (27.9)
DPS
204.5 (228.4)
DPS (reload)
110.4 (123.3)
crit dmg
15
crit % mult
x1.5
attacks/sec
2.7AP23
projectiles3spread2
crit effect
Disintegration on death
Ammo & reloading
ammo typeMicrofusion cell
ammo/shot
3
shots/rel.
8
ammo cap.24
reload time
2.5
Other
weight9value
1000
item HP1000
repair
Tri-beam laser rifles
base idxx005818
 
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The tri-beam laser rifle is a weapon which is added to Fallout 3 with the Broken Steel add-on.

CharacteristicsEdit

The tri-beam laser rifle has the appearance of a shortened laser rifle. It lacks the tube on the bottom length of the barrel, but has a new emitter aperture, wire assembly, and is a darker color. The new emitter fires three laser beams with each shot. Unlike the Metal Blaster and Protectron's Gaze, it expends three microfusion cells per shot. Since each pull of the trigger consumes three microfusion cells, it has an effective magazine size of eight shots.

This weapon is smaller than a normal AER9 laser rifle, yet it's one pound heavier.

This weapon has an object effect that allows it do 40 additional damage when targeted against the player. The +40 damage is for EACH beam, thereby increasing its damage potential to 120 per shot, and this value is not mitigated by your damage resistance, nor the condition of the gun itself. Therefore, even a high level player can be devastated by an opponent wielding this weapon within 4-5 hits.

Unlike other energy weapons, tri-beam laser rifles do not ignite trapped gas.

DurabilityEdit

The tri-beam laser rifle can fire a total of about 333 shots, the equivalent of 42 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

VariantsEdit

Variations of the AER9 exist in Fallout 3 and its add-ons:

  • Laser rifle - Standard version found throughout the Wasteland.
  • Wazer Wifle - This unique variant of the AER9 has higher damage and durability, as well as a larger magazine. It is obtained from Biwwy in Little Lamplight for five hundred caps or free with the Child at Heart perk.
  • Metal Blaster The Pitt (add-on)Gametitle-FO3 TP- This unique variant of the AER9 fires nine beams at once, using one microfusion cell similar to the Protectron's Gaze laser pistol. This feature, coupled with its remarkably high damage-per-shot makes it a devastating short to close-range weapon, though its effectiveness greatly diminishes at a range with the "shotgun effect". It can be obtained by bringing fifty steel ingots to Everett in The Pitt.
Icon cut contentThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Operation: Anchorage add-on includes an unused add-on-specific version of the laser rifle. It is identical to the normal laser rifle in both statistics and appearance. Its intended purpose in the add-on is unknown and it was cut from the final release, rendering it accessible only through the use of console commands.
  • A "demo" version of the laser rifle is included in Fallout 3, presumably left from the game's E3 demo. It does one point less damage per shot and less than half the critical damage than the standard variant, but has a much higher critical chance percentage. It is not used anywhere in the game and is only accessible through the use of console commands.
Icon cut contentEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.

ComparisonEdit

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks 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 ratio
Laser rifle 23
472.05x1.522171.40.024108781000125
Metal Blaster fo3tpGametitle-FO3 TP55
(6.1x9)
112.52.05x1.527173.22.52445581000125
Wazer Wifle 29
59.32.05x1.528171.70.03015528900112.5
Tri-beam laser rifle fo3bsGametitle-FO3 BS75
(25x3)
204.52.73x1.515233.32.024(8)33391000111.1

LocationsEdit

  • Super mutant overlords often carry one. The weapon is more common later in the game, since the overlords are more likely to be encountered then. Note that without Broken Steel installed, super mutant overlords will never appear.
  • Talon Company Mercs and Enclave soldiers sometimes carry them.
  • Every 3 days there is a super mutant overlord that spawns at the capitol building with a tri-beam laser rifle.

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