Power fist (Fallout)

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For an overview of power fist models throughout the Fallout series, see Power fist.
Power fist
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Damage & attacks
Damage12 - 24
Damage TypeNormal
Attack Modes
PunchAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 3
RangeIcon range.png Range: 1
Ammunition
Ammo TypeSmall energy cell
Capacity25
Requirements
Strength1
Hands1
Other
Weight7
Value$ 2200
weapon perkWeapon Penetrate
Technical
Prototype id00000235
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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A "Big Frigger" power fist from BeatCo. Considered by many to be the ultimate weapon to use in unarmed combat. Others are just scared. Powered by small energy cells.

The Big Frigger power fist is a Unarmed weapon in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The BeatCo. Big Frigger is a gauntlet relying on power servomotors designed to increase the strength of the owner in unarmed combat. The device is powered by small energy cells.[1] It lacks a kinetic energy storage device to increase knockback, unlike the super sledge (although unlike the super sledge, the power fist cannot knock targets back).

An improved version of this weapon is called the mega power fist.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Fallout[edit | edit source]

Map Location Description


Brotherhood of Steel given by Mathia for your assignment from General Maxson.
Boneyard Fortress purchased from Zack
Boneyard Fortress found in locker
Cathedral Tower Level 4 found in footlocker
Cathedral Vault Lair Level 4 found on super mutant Guard's corpse
Cathedral Vault Lair Level 4 found on super mutant Guard's corpse
Random encounter around Mariposa Military Base found on super mutant's corpse

Fallout 2[edit | edit source]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • The power fist was a late addition to Fallout. Balancing for various forms of combat went on until very late in the game, when it became clear that characters specializing in unarmed combat couldn't keep up with the damage output necessary to finish certain battles near the climax; even when scoring critical hits, unarmed attacks rarely penetrated armor or did enough damage to keep the Vault Dweller competitive. Various "unarmed" weapons were added as a result, but initially only the brass knuckles and spiked knuckles were included. The power fist was included as a final upgrade, a natural addition to power armor, and a thematic tie-in to the power-assisted hand-to-hand combat portrayed in some dystopian futures of science fiction, such as Warhammer 40,000..[2]

References

  1. mega power fist: "A "Big Frigger" power fist from BeatCo. Considered by many to be the ultimate weapon to use in unarmed combat. This one has upgraded power servos for increased strength. Powered by small energy cells."
  2. Jesse Heinig, a Fallout designer
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