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The Paladin Toaster is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The Paladin Toaster is a unique variant of the Zap Glove. It has a black and gray casing as opposed to the Zap Glove's blue and yellow as well as green lights along the wrist instead of blue. There are three coils along each side similar to the heating coils of an actual toaster. It inflicts more damage than the zap glove and does bonus damage against robots and enemies wearing Power Armor.

V.A.T.S. Special Attacks

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
Stomp50164208.2Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7590.2204.512.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The Paladin Toaster can successfully strike about 395 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) Weapon name (melee or unarmed) Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)
Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per second Damage per second
Area of effect damage Area of effect damage Effect damage & duration Effect damage & duration
Bonus effects Bonus effects Attacks per second Attacks per second
Critical chance % multiplier Critical chance % multiplier Critical damage Critical damage
Critical effect damage & duration Critical effect damage & duration With all mods attached With all mods attached
Attacks in V.A.T.S. Attacks in V.A.T.S. Action point cost Action point cost
Damage per action point Damage per action point Weapon spread Weapon spread
Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Durability (number of attacks before breaking) Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Weight Weight Value in caps Value in caps
Value to weight ratio Value to weight ratio Skill required Skill required
Strength required Strength required
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageCritical effect damage and durationAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Ballistic Fist 80
Two-Step Goodbye Gun Runners' Arsenal70
Displacer Glove 50
Pushy 60
Zap Glove 35
57.3+50Electromagnetic PulseRobots
+20Electromagnetic PulsePower Armor
Paladin Toaster 41
67.1+50Electromagnetic PulseRobots
+20Electromagnetic PulsePower Armor
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


The Paladin Toaster is located in Black Rock Cave. It is lying on the body of a dead prospector and is guarded by Nightkin.


  • Despite a Energy Cell visible at the top of the glove, it does not require any ammunition.
  • The name "Paladin Toaster" stems from its ability to do bonus damage to Power Armor, which Brotherhood paladins often wear.
  • Does not do bonus damage to NCR Salvaged Power Armor, as it is not classified as Power Armor.

Behind the scenes

Sometime before release, Zap Gloves, as well as many other unarmed weapons, were supposed to use Energy Cells as ammunition, but it wasn't supported by the game engine and there was not enough time for implementation.[1]


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The Paladin Toaster uses the icon used for the Fallout 3 version of the Power Fist, despite the game files containing a specific icon for this weapon.
    • Repair This is fixed in version 1 of YUP.
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 While wearing the T-51b Power Armor or Remnants Power Armor, the weapon can clip inside your arm if viewed in 3rd person.
  • PCPC If it is equipped by Veronica and she disappears due to the known bug after her quest is completed, next time she joins back, this weapon may be gone from her inventory.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The Paladin Toaster, along with the Zap Glove, will not do reduced EMP damage against Big MT robots. Additionally, the weapons will not do any EMP damage against Cyberdogs found in the Big MT.
    • Both issues are fixed in version 1 of YUP.