War club

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The war club is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


It is made of a hard wood native to the Zion Valley and as such has been sculpted into a 2-feet long club. The war club is the signature weapon of the Dead Horses tribe, hence the striking end of the weapon being shaped like a horse's head.

Special attack

It has a special Lights Out attack that does 125% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 5 more action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).

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It is possible to execute Lights Out outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.


The war club can successfully strike about 995 times from full condition before breaking.




Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage 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 dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
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War club With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus fnvhhGametitle-FNV HH24
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


  • One in fairly good condition can be found in a sack near the small dock just outside of the canyon leading to the Dead Horses' camp.
  • One can be found inside of the Dead Horses' camp, outside Angel Cave. It must be stolen.
  • One in perfect condition is given as a bonus reward if no bighorners are killed while completing the quest Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin.
  • They can be bought at the Gun Runners and from merchants at the 188 trading post after completing Honest Hearts.
  • Joshua Graham can sometimes sell them.


  • The war club is the fastest melee weapon in the game.
  • After modifying it, this weapon has a damage-per-second (DPS) almost as high as weapons that require a melee skill of 100. This makes it a solid melee weapon for players not devoted to increasing their melee skill.
  • A war club that has been upgraded with honors makes the charge attack faster than running. In fact, simply holding down the melee button makes travel faster, even with light armor and certain perks.
  • Both modifications for the war club can be purchased from the Gun Runners after completing Honest Hearts.
  • The war club honors modification changes the weapon's icon.

Behind the scenes

  • The war club is similar to war clubs used by the native population of New Zealand and Apache tribals.


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