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Energy Weapons (Fallout: New Vegas)

FO76 publicteam xpd.pngFor a cross-game overview of this skill, see Energy Weapons.

The Energy Weapons skill determines your effectiveness with any weapon that uses small energy cells, micro fusion cells, electron charge packs, or flamer fuel as ammunition.— In-game description

Energy Weapons is a skill in Fallout: New Vegas. This skill determines the player's combat effectiveness with energy-based weapons.

Initial level

Example: A starting Perception of 5 and Luck of 5.

In Fallout: New Vegas, energy weapons are more distinct. Lasers tend to have fast firing, accurate beams and lower damage, while plasma has a slow moving yet powerful projectile.

Dialogue

Index DLC NPC Reward Speech Challenge Prompt Reply Outcome Notes
208 Old World Blues Courier's Brain NVDLC03DialoguePlayerBrainNVDLC03PlayerBrainTankTopic045 Energy Weapons (75) 75 XP Yes I'm going to show them what's really the brightest thing in the room. [SUCCEEDED] Oh, energy weapons. Yes... I'd almost forgotten how much fun those are. How do we proceed, then?
Old World Blues Courier's Brain NVDLC03DialoguePlayerBrainNVDLC03PlayerBrainTankTopic045 Energy Weapons (<75) -- Yes We've got lasers, right? I thought we'd use lasers. [FAILED] I hate to say it, but your ability to handle high-tech energy weapons doesn't exactly instill within me great confidence.
231 Old World Blues Doctor Dala NVDLC03DialogueKleinNVDLC03DoctorDalaLVLTopic014 Energy Weapons (50) 50 XP Yes Energy Cells have a high expenditure rate. Some extra reserve cells could offset that. [SUCCEEDED] HMMM. YES, I BELIEVE WATTZ ELECTRONICS TENDED TO MAKE THE BATTERY SHELF LIFE ON THE LOW END.
Old World Blues Doctor Dala NVDLC03DialogueKleinNVDLC03DoctorDalaLVLTopic014 Energy Weapons (<50) -- Yes I could use some more... energy... stuff. [FAILED] NO. WHAT ELSE CAN WE DENY YOU?

Ways to increase Energy Weapons

Permanent
Temporary

Affected weapons

Perks that require Energy Weapons skill

Perk Requirement Level Additional Requirements
Run 'n Gun 45 4
Plasma Spaz 70 10
Meltdown 90 16
Concentrated Fire 60 18 Guns 60
Laser Commander 90 22