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Proton axe

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Proton axe
Protonic axe icon.png
SkillMelee Weapons 50
Strength Req.5
Attack statistics
50 (69.5)
95.5 (185.9)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.9 (2.7)AP22
Effect1.1x weapon reach
+20 damage against robots
+20 damage against power armor (except NCR power armor)
Item HP200
Proton throwing axe
Protonic inversal axe
Protonic inversal throwing axe
Two-handed melee
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Base IDxx016a4b
Perk Effects
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Perks (Att.)
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The proton axe is a weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.


The proton axe resembles a futuristic war-axe with a glowing blue blade of electrical energy at its head. On the other side it has two capacitors which also share the same blue electric current. The proton axe does extra damage against robots and enemies with power armor. It has a special V.A.T.S. attack called "proton electrocutioner" unlocked at 50 melee weapons skill which costs 35 AP and deals double damage.

It can be repaired with the inexpensive proton throwing axe, raising its resell value drastically.



Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Proton axe 50 95.5 1.9 x1 25 22 8 200 3500 Melee Weapons:50 Strength:5
Proton inversal axe 58 105.3 1.8 x1 45 25 8 250 4000 Melee Weapons:55 Strength:5


Behind the scenes

  • The technology used by this weapon appears to be similar to the electric weapons created in the Secret Vault by Vault-Tec.
  • The proton axe is based on the proton ax of Wasteland, the 1980s game which is considered to be Fallout's predecessor.