Thermic lance

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Thermic lance
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Requirements
SkillMelee Weapons 100
Strength Req.7
Attack statistics
Dmg/Attack
100 (139)
DPS
100 (222.4)
Crit Dmg
10
Crit % Mult
x1
Attacks/Sec
1 (1.6)AP45
EffectIgnores Damage resistance/Damage Threshold
Normal weapon reach
Other
Weight20Value5500
Item HP2000
Repair
Thermic lance
Chainsaws
Two-handed melee
Editor ID?
Base ID0015c881
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Perks (Att.)
Slayer
(+0.3)
 
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The thermic lance is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

What used to be an industrial metalworking tool is now used as a devastating melee weapon. Though it is one of the heaviest weapons in the game, it deals considerable damage. Moreover, it is considered a piercing weapon and therefore ignores the target's Damage resistance and Damage Threshold. Unlike most melee weapons, holding down the attack button when wielding the thermic lance will cause continuous damage to targets in contact with the tip. Although the thermic lance has a relatively low critical damage rating and critical chance multiplier, both are offset by its automatic operation, which gives approximately 5 chances per second to inflict a critical hit.

The thermic lance is very durable, and also resists damage to itself if hit when used defensively (taking only 0.5% of normal durability damage). However, due to its automatic attack-type it will degrade at a faster rate than other weapons when used.

It has a special "Scrap Heap" V.A.T.S. attack; a powerful forward thrust adding +25% damage, at the cost of 5 extra AP. This requires a Melee Weapons skill of 50.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The thermic lance's V.A.T.S. attack animation is unusual, due to the automatic nature of the weapon type. The attack is initiated but the automatic damage is not applied, nor does the target act as if harmed, until the end of the attack when the damage is finally applied. It also has a slight knockback effect.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Thermic lance is another name for the thermal lance, a real-world metalworking tool.

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