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Zao's sword has a medium swing speed and weighs 3 lbs. It is useful for dealing with melee enemies with heavier weapons and can be extremely effective when used by a high strength player character. The weapon can be modified with either a serrated blade (causing bleeding damage), an electrified blade (causing energy damage), or both.
Despite being a unique weapon, Zao's sword lacks any legendary modifier, making it identical to a normal chinese officer sword in all regards. Because of this, it also does not have a star next to it in the Pip-Boy inventory like other unique weapons.
|Slot||Mod||Description||Damage per strike change||Weight change||Weapon value change in caps||Perk needed||Components||Base ID|
|Serrated blade||Targets bleed. Exceptional damage.|| +24|
|–||+25||Blacksmith 2||Adhesive x3|
|Electrified blade||Adds Electrical damage.||+15 energy||–||+50||Blacksmith 2|
|Electrified serrated blade||Adds Electrical damage. Targets bleed. Exceptional damage.|| +24|
Earned as a reward from Here There Be Monsters if successful in 3 persuasion checks. Captain Zao will not give the Sole Survivor the sword if the persuasion checks are not passed. It is not lootable from Zao's person.
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