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Solar Scorcher

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For an overview of laser pistol models throughout the Fallout series, see Laser pistol.
Solar Scorcher
Fo2 Solar Scorcher.png
Damage & attacks
Damage20 - 60
Damage TypeLaser
Attack Modes
SingleAction pointsIcon action.png AP: 4
RangeIcon range.png Range: 20
Ammunition
Ammo TypeSunlight
Capacity6
Requirements
Strength3
Hands1
Other
Weight5
Value$ 2000
weapon perkWeapon Accurate
Technical
Prototype id00000390
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG
 
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Without the sun's rays to charge this weapon's cpacitersQuoted verbatim, error appeared in the original sourceIcon sic.png, this gun can't light a match. However, in full daylight, the experimental photo-electric cells that power the Scorcher allow it to turn almost anything into a crispy critter.

In-game description, Fallout 2

The Solar scorcher is a unique energy weapon in Fallout 2, obtainable only in the Guardian of Forever special encounter.

Background

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The Solar Scorcher is a special laser pistol that uses sunlight as its energy source.[1] In full daylight, the experimental photo-electric cells absorb light and allow the weapon to fire up to six shots, after which it must be reloaded.

This rare weapon was seen in the armory of Vault 13, prior to the events of Fallout in 2161.[2]

Characteristics

A major benefit of this weapon is that it utilizes free and unlimited ammunition derived from sunlight. Further, there is no AP cost associated with reloading this weapon. However, the weapon can only be recharged while exposed to sunlight or bright light. Being in a dark environment (e.g. outside during nighttime or in a cave) will prevent this weapon from recharging.

Locations

Notes

  • The Solar Scorcher was originally going to be included at the Environmental Protection Agency, but the location was cut.
  • The word "capacitor" is misspelled in the weapon's description.

References

  1. Fallout 2 item description: "{39000}{}{Solar Scorcher}"
    "{39001}{}{Without the sun's rays to charge this weapon's cpacitors this gun can't light a match. However, in full daylight, the experimental photo-electric cells that power the Scorcher allow it to turn almost anything into a crispy critter. Min ST: 3.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. Guardian of Forever random encounter in Fallout 2.