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Machete gladius

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Machete gladius
Machete gladius icon.png
SkillMelee Weapons 25
Strength Req.4
Attack statistics
28 (38.9)
98 (218)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
3.5 (5.6)AP20
Effect2x limb damage
.5x weapon reach
Item HP75
One-handed melee
Editor IDWeapNVMacheteGladius
Base ID0015430b
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

The machete gladius (plural "gladiī") is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The wide blade at the head with an indentation into the blade towards the hilt is designed to give more weight to the head of the blade, allowing for more momentum with slashes. Like a machete, it does bonus limb damage. It can be repaired with another machete gladius, or regular machetes. It has fairly high DPS due to its speed, which allows up to 3.5 regular attacks per second; combined with its 28 base damage, it readily cuts through most armored enemies.

It has a special 'Back Slash' attack, which does 70% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 16 action points (requires a Melee skill of 50).


  • Machete, the common variant.
  • Liberator, a unique and significantly more damaging variant of the machete.
  • Broad machete Fnv-tribalpackblog1 (1).jpg, a lighter and more damaging unique variant of the machete.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Machete 11 43 1.9 x1.5 11 20 2 50 50 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:3
Machete gladius 28 98 3.6 x1.5 28 20 2 75 1000 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:4
Liberator 18 62.4 3.5 x3 18 18 2 75 1000 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:3
Broad machete 15 48.5 3.2 x2 15 17 1 75 75 Melee Weapons:0 Strength:3


Behind the scenes

  • "Gladius" is the Latin word for "sword".
  • Despite sharing a name with the Roman Gladius, the blade doesn't look like one. It doesn't look like a machete either: the blade is makhaira, with more resemblance to a falcata or kukri.