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Mantis gauntlet

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For an overview of gauntlets in the Fallout series of games, see gauntlet.
Mantis gauntlet
Mantis gauntlet.png
Mantis gauntlet icon.png
SkillUnarmed 75
Strength Req.4
Attack statistics
30 (41.7)
60.7 (126.5)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
2 (3)AP22
Item HP50
Mantis gauntlet
Editor ID?
Base ID001524b3
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

The mantis gauntlet is a melee weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Visually, the weapon consists of a severed mantis foreleg, fitted to the wielder's forearm and reinforced with metal bars and leather straps. A handle on the "blade" allows stability. Although requiring a high Unarmed skill to use, it features a lackluster damage, though its quick attack rate somewhat makes up for the loss. It's selling point, however, is the critical multiplier of 3, allowing it to deal double damage more often.


  • Embrace of the Mantis King! Gun Runners' ArsenalGametitle-FNV GRA.png, a unique variant evidently from the "Mantis King", that has greater damage but a slower attack.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Mantis gauntlet 20 60.7 2 x3 30 22 10 50 750 Unarmed:75 Strength:4
Embrace of the Mantis King! 42 65.7 1.6 x3 64 25 12 80 8500 Unarmed:75 Strength:4



  • The mantis gauntlet used to have a DT bypassing effect, but it was removed in a patch.
Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • The mantis gauntlet was to be a crafted weapon, similar to the deathclaw gauntlet from Fallout 3. Several resources, including an item called Schematics - Mantis Scythe point to this, though the inconsistency of the remaining resources as well as their only partial implementation make the specifics unclear.
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout New Vegas cut content.