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Lead pipe (Fallout: New Vegas)

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This page is about the weapon that appears in Fallout: New Vegas. For appearances in other games, see lead pipe.
Lead pipe
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SkillMelee Weapons 50
Strength Req.5
Attack statistics
22 (30.6)
55 (107)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
2.5 (3.5)AP24
Effect1.25x weapon reach
Item HP50
Lead pipe
One-handed melee
Editor ID?
Base ID00004337
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

The lead pipe is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Though once used in plumbing, it has since been adapted to crack heads. One of the ends has tape wrapped around it to improve grip, while the other is heavily corroded and/or bloodstained, and topped with a pipe fitting. Though it has a short reach, it has decent damage and a fast swing, making it an especially good melee weapon for players who are just starting out.

It's special V.A.T.S. attack is "Lights Out", which does 125% damage at the cost of 30 action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).


  • The Humble Cudgel, a unique variant that is cleaner and has a T-pipe attachment.
  • Raul's lead pipe, a unique non-playable lead pipe used by Raul Tejada. It only differs from the standard lead pipe in its reach.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Lead pipe 22 55 2.5 x1 22 24 3 50 75 Melee Weapons:50 Strength:5
The Humble Cudgel 26 70.2 2.7 x1 26 21 3 75 350 Melee Weapons:50 Strength:5



  • The lead pipe has a tendency to make enemies appendages explode upon impact.