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Cattle Prod (Fallout: New Vegas)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor an overview of cattle prod models, see cattle prod.

The Cattle Prod is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


In addition to its damage-causing potential, the cattle prod also causes fatigue damage, which can help knock out targets quicker.

Special attack

It has a special attack, called Lights Out, which does 125% damage in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 8 more action points. This attack requires a Melee skill of 50.

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action point
Lights Out5012.5360.35
Type of attackType of attackSkill requiredSkill required
Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.Damage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costAction point cost
Damage per action pointDamage per action pointAdditional effectsAdditional effects
Note: Melee weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.

It is possible to execute Lights Out outside of V.A.T.S. (without the required Melee skill of 50 to perform the move) by initiating a power attack (hold attack button) while moving forward.


The Cattle Prod can successfully strike about 2495 times from full condition before breaking.




PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Cattle Prods can inflict fatigue damage on robots.