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Built to Destroy

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Built to Destroy
Fallout: New Vegas
Benefits+3% critical chance
Penalties+15% weapon decay
base id00137b02

The flamer that burns twice as bright burns half as long. All weapons have +3% chance to Critical Hit, but equipment condition decays 15% faster.

Built to Destroy is a trait in Fallout: New Vegas.


All weapons have an increased chance to cause a Critical Hit, but at the cost of higher maintenance. Degradation is applied with each shot or hit, and will therefore affect rapid-fire weapons more noticeably.


  • The weapon depicted in the infobox appears to be the light machine gun.
  • This trait's negative effects are easily mitigated by Weapon Repair Kits or the Jury Rigging perk.

Behind the scenes

  • The trait description is a reference to a well-known proverb: "The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long."