Plasma rifle (weak)

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For an overview of plasma rifle models throughout the Fallout series, see Plasma rifle.
Plasma rifle
PlasmaRifle.png
Plasma rifle icon.png
Requirements
SkillEnergy Weapons 0
Strength Req.0
Attack statistics
Dmg/Attack
3 (3.6)
DPS
12 (17.1)
DPS (reload)
6 (9)
Crit Dmg
44
Crit % Mult
x2
Attacks/Sec
4 (4.8)AP25
Projectiles1Spread0.2
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeMicrofusion cell
Ammo/Shot
1
Shots/Reload
12
Ammo Cap.12
Reload Time
3 (2.3)
Other
Weight8Value1800
Item HP900
Repair
Plasma rifle
Editor ID?
Base ID000cda5c
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
(+0.1)
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
(+0.8)
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload
(-0.8s)
 
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Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Plasma rifle weak is a weapon which was cut from the final version of Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

The following section is transcluded from Plasma rifle. To modify, please edit the source page.

Plasma rifles or plasma casters are high tech weapons firing superheated bolts of plasma, powered by either microfusion cells or heavy energy cells, which find numerous applications in military and industrial fields. The bolts form into toroids in the plasma chamber, which are then sent down a superconducting barrel,[1][2][3] propelled by, and in some models stabilized by electromagnetic claws upon exiting it.[4] The primary damage mechanism of plasma rifles is thermal transfer, causing serious burns to soft targets and melting hard ones. In extreme cases, the plasma can cause spontaneous dissolution of the target, including separation of soft tissues from hard ones or wholesale molecular destabilization that turns the target into a viscous green fluid.[5]

Initially, the weapon was a bulky, industrial plasma caster, manufactured by Winchester Arms; while it performed admirably, it was expensive and required specialized training to use. However, later developments for the United States Army would lead to a more compact design that was cheaper to produce and easier to train for, perfectly suited for urban warfare.[6]

This plasma rifle is a lightweight urban warfare weapon created as part of a desire to replace the aging Winchester P94 "Plasma Caster" design.[6] This design was produced and fielded in number prior to the Great War of October 23, 2077. This however was not the end of the design nor manufacture[7] of this weapon platform. Prior to the nuclear Armageddon REPCONN Aerospace – as a subsidiary of RobCo Industries – would successfully develop an improvement from their spaceflight research. With significantly advanced factions tinkering with the design post Armageddon.[8]

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

As the name suggests the damage caused by this plasma rifle is extremely weak. Judging by the damage and name, this was most likely a developmental weapon.

Lonesome Road helpfully edits the weak plasma rifle, making it so that it cannot be dropped by an NPC weilding it, and so that the player cannot use it.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

The plasma rifle weak can only be obtained via console commands.

References

  1. Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{1500}{}{Plasma Rifle}"
    "{1501}{}{A Winchester Model P94 Plasma Rifle. An industrial-grade energy weapon, firing superheated bolts of plasma down a superconducting barrel. Powered by Micro Fusion Cells. Min ST: 6.}"
    Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_plasmaRifle = {Plasma Rifle}"
    "desc_plasmaRifle = {A Winchester Model P94 Plasma Rifle. An industrial-grade energy weapon, firing superheated bolts of ionised gas down a superconducting barrel. Powered by Micro Fusion Cells.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2), and Items.txt)
  2. Fort Independence terminals; Research Terminal, Research Log - Plasma Rifle
  3. Research Note - Plasma rifle
  4. Chris Taylor interview for Vault13.net
  5. Weapon behavior in the game.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The cover of the Future Weapons Today periodical as seen in Fallout: New Vegas has a section prominently promoted entitled "Urban Plasma Rifles."
  7. Energy weapon forge
  8. In Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 both the Institute and the Brotherhood of Steel are origins of such designs acquirable by the player character. See the variations list on the overview article.