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Plasma Defender

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For an overview of plasma pistol models throughout the Fallout series, see plasma pistol.
Plasma Defender
Plasma Defender icon.png
SkillEnergy Weapons 50
Strength Req.2
Attack statistics
38 (45.2)
95 (158.3)
DPS (reload)
72.4 (119.2)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
2.5 (3.5)AP20
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeEnergy cell
Ammo Cap.32
Reload Time
2 (1.5)
Item HP100
Plasma Defender
Energy pistols
Editor ID?
Base ID00090727 (standard)
00174094 (Arcade's)
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload

The Glock 86 plasma pistol, also known as the Plasma Defender, is an energy weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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The Austrian made Glock 86 plasma pistol (also referred to as the Plasma Defender[1]), was designed before the Great War by the Gaston Glock artificial intelligence. It shoots a small bolt of superheated plasma. Powered by a small energy cell.[2]


The Plasma Defender is a powerful energy-based pistol which fires superheated bolts of green plasma. It is able to punch through most critters and low-level types of armor with ease, when compared to the more commonly found and cheaper laser pistol.

In comparison to the standard laser pistol, the Plasma Defender deals more than 3 times the damage per shot and over twice as much damage-per-second (DPS). This is offset by the fact that the it consumes energy cells at twice the rate, reduced durability and has a slightly increased spread.

Additionally, it causes a large green burst of plasma upon firing which partially obstructs view, and the plasma bolts travel at a slow rate, resulting in the need to lead the shot.

In comparison to the plasma pistol, the Plasma Defender only does an additional 5 damage per shot, has a reduced critical chance and is less durable. However, it is a more accurate weapon, uses fewer action points in V.A.T.S. and has a higher rate of fire, delivering almost twice as much DPS. Unlike the plasma pistol, the Plasma Defender is not considered a holdout weapon.




  • Prior to patch, the Plasma Defender did 36 points of damage on normal and critical hits, used three energy cells per shot, and carried 48 in the magazine.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Plasma Defenders are not sold by any merchants, including the Van Graffs and the Gun Runners. This is due to their absence from a number of levelled item lists, while being present on several other lists which are not used.



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  1. Name in Fallout: New Vegas
  2. In-game description for the plasma pistol in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics. [1][2][3]