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Ripper (Fallout 4)

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Fo4 Ripper.png
TypeMelee weapon
Damage TypeBallistic
Attack RateVery fast
Weapon Modification
Weapon Versions
Editor IDRipper
Base ID000fa2f6

The Ripper is a small, handheld, militarized chainsaw that saw extensive use in the armed conflicts before the Great War.

Fallout 4 loading screen

The Ripper is a weapon in Fallout 4.


A hand-held, militarized chainsaw, popular with Army units requiring a compact engineering tool for cutting. Just what material is intended to be cut with the weapon remains open to debate. Two distinct models exist: A battery-powered variant with distinct teeth and pressurized gas-powered version using a chain.[1] with a commercial-grade, scaled-down version made available for the general market.[2]


The Ripper is an extremely effective close combaat weapon, especially when paired with the appropriate mods, due to its high speed. Although the actual damage per hit is negligible, it hits several times per second and that stacks.


Slot Damage Other effects Weight Value Resources Required Perks
Standard 4x Gear 

3x Oil 

3x Screw 

8x Steel 

Curved Blade +2 Chance to disarm target +20% +30% 6x Adhesive 

5x Gear 

4x Oil 

5x Screw 

10x Steel 

Extended Blade +3 Causes bleeding +50% +50% 8x Adhesive 

11x Aluminum 

7x Gear 

5x Oil 

6x Screw 

Blacksmith  3 


  • Fairly rare find on enemy Gunners and in the wild. Reliable sources usually include various weapon vendors.


  1. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "The Ripper is a small, handheld, militarized chainsaw that saw extensive use in the armed conflicts before the Great War."
  2. Rippers in Fallout and Fallout 2.