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Power fist (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of power fist models in the Fallout series of games, see power fist.
Power fist
Power fist icon.png
SkillUnarmed 50
Strength Req.5
Attack statistics
40 (55.6)
43 (89.7)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.1 (1.6)AP28
Item HP80
Power fist
Editor ID?
Base ID00004347 (standard)
00176e5a (veronica's)
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

The power fist is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The power fist is a mechanical glove mounted with a hydraulic jack. When punching, the jack pushes forward, smashing into the enemy. Sometimes, enough power is transferred to the target to knock them down. It is a mid-tier weapon dealing a decent amount of damage, albeit at a slow rate. This weapon is an improved holdout weapon, meaning it can be concealed if the players Sneak skill is 50 or greater.



Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req. Notes
Power fist 40 43 1.1 x1 40 28 6 80 800 Unarmed:50 Strength:5 -
Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist 45+3 PoisonIcon poison.png (10s) 61+3PoisonIcon poison.png 1.4 x1 45 25 6 100 2500 Unarmed:50 Strength:6 -
Saturnite fist 35 63 1.8 x1 35 25 4 160 1600 Unarmed:45 Strength:4 -
Saturnite fist super-heated 55 90.8 1.7 x1 55 25 4 120 2400 Unarmed:55 Strength:5 Combustion on crit
Industrial hand 50 160 3.2 x1 40 65 10 1600 2500 Unarmed:75 Strength:7 Ignores DR/DT
Greased Lightning 32 96 3 x1 32 28 6 200 15000 Unarmed:50 Strength:5 -



  • If you look closely, you can see notches on the fist. They add up to 33.
  • As of the Old World Blues add-on, the power fist attacks much more slowly, even with maxed out Unarmed and high Strength, and with the Slayer perk, it punches rather the same speed as it did in Fallout 3, making it an unappealing Unarmed weapon. The slower attack speed is not present in the other variants like the zap glove and ballistic fist, however.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The power fist does not use a higher resolution texture when used by the player, despite one being available in the game's resources.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The power fist uses the default Pip-Boy image from Fallout3, despite there being a new, updated version present in the game's resources.


Power fist icon.png