Tesla cannon (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of Tesla cannons in the various Fallout games, see Tesla cannon.
Tesla cannon
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Requirements
SkillEnergy Weapons 100
Strength Req.8
Attack statistics
Dmg/Attack
80 (95.2) + 20 (23.8) for 2s EffectIcon effect.png
DPS
107.4 (178.9) + 20 (23.8) EffectIcon effect.png
DPS (reload)
52.1 (84.5) + 20 (23.8) EffectIcon effect.png
Crit Dmg
40
Crit % Mult
x2
Attacks/Sec
1.3 (1.9)AP37
Projectiles1Spread0.1
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeElectron charge pack
Ammo/Shot
5
Shots/Reload
4
Ammo Cap.20
Reload Time
3.2 (2.4)
Other
Weight8Value8700
Item HP80
Repair
Tesla cannon
Editor ID?
Base ID000e2bec
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
(+3.2 +0.8 EffectIcon effect.png)
Bloody Mess
(+4 +1 EffectIcon effect.png)
Thought You Died
(+8 +2 EffectIcon effect.png)
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
(+0.3)
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload
(-0.8s)
 
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The Tesla cannon is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Background[edit | edit source]

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The Tesla cannon is a pre-War shoulder-mounted heavy directed energy weapon, designed to replace conventional anti-tank weapons.[1] Based on Nikola Tesla's designs, the weapon entered limited production before the war and remains a rare sight in the wasteland. However, it remains a powerful tool in the hands of a skilled user, as the focused energy blast will not only deliver massive damage to the target, but the nature of the blast will also deliver a potent electric shock.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Tesla cannon is a shoulder-mounted energy weapon that is powered by electron charge packs. This weapon has a high Strength requirement for its weight and the fact that it's a recoilless energy weapon. The sound of the Tesla cannon firing has also been changed from the one in Broken Steel.

The Tesla cannon is rare, especially so if players kill off the Van Graffs, thereby eliminating one of the only specialty energy weapon vendors in the game.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req. Notes
Tesla cannon Electrical cannon 80 + 20ElectricalIcon electrical.png(2s) 107.4 + 20ElectricalIcon electrical.png 1.3 x2 40 0.1 37 ECP 20 8 80 8700 Energy Weapons:100 Strength:8 Uses 5 EPC per shot
Tesla-Beaton prototype Electrical cannon 90 + 25ElectricalIcon electrical.png(2s) 120.8 + 25ElectricalIcon electrical.png 1.3 x2 45 0.08 37 ECP 24 8 40 12525 Energy Weapons:100 Strength:8 Uses 6 ECP per shot
Elijah's jury-rigged Tesla cannon Electrical cannon 85 + 20ElectricalIcon electrical.png(2s) 134.2 + 20ElectricalIcon electrical.png 1.6 x1.5 45 0 37 ECP 30 8 50 13500 Energy Weapons:100 Strength:8 Uses 5 ECP per shot

Locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • After completing the Honest Hearts add-on, the cannon will respawn in the Brotherhood Safehouse footlocker.
  • Because the Tesla cannon uses 5 electron charge pack's per blast (which only accounts the fact that you fire once), it's only possible to get 1 empty electron charge pack from firing the Cannon, the same with all energy weapons that uses more than 1 cell per shot.
  • Due to it previously firing only 1 shot per reload, it ejects electron charge packs every shot which is strange considering only one is loaded. Also, the electron charge pack will not appear after one shot is fired, and the end of the cannon is retracted, but it still ejects another per shot.
  • The Tesla cannon can not be Jury Rigged with any other weapon, but can only be repaired with another exact copy or its unique variants. This is because there are no other shoulder fired energy weapons in the game.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

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Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Picking up the bulk energy cells above the cannon in the Brotherhood of Steel Safehouse before picking up the cannon below it will result in the cannon being picked up but will not show up in the inventory. The 8 WG will still apply however. Considering there is no known way to drop it, it will cause a permanent increase of 8 WG.
  • Because the Tesla cannon fires more than once per reload, in third person an electron charge pack will continually be ejected from the rear port, despite none appearing after the first shot.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

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