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The Throwing Spear is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The Courier carries the spears at the hip and uses an overhand throwing technique. The spears are tossed in the air and caught before being thrown overhand.



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 damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Throwing Spear 50
Throwing Knife Spear Dead Money42
20.2x2 limb Damage0.48x14228349950.652538.5251
Note: Melee damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.



  • Throwing Spears, Knives and Hatchets are more effective when poisoned.
  • Throwing Hatchets, Spears and Knives cannot be picked up and re-used once thrown.
  • Throwing Spears are capable of decapitating an enemy.
  • Throwing Spears can be used to repair Pool Cues, which in turn can be used with the Jury Rigging perk to cheaply repair many other melee weapons.
  • Throwing Spears can take off limbs and pin them to walls in a similar fashion to the Railway Rifle from Fallout 3.
  • This weapon can be used for the Gun Runners' Arsenal challenges Armed For Bear and Even a God-King Can Bleed.
  • The Throwing Spear has very high item health relative to most other thrown melee weapons, and as such would degrade very slowly, even though you can only attack once with it and it becomes irretrievable once thrown.
  • When holstered, the Throwing Spears are placed at the hip, like grenades. In reality, this would be dangerous, as it could cut and/or stab the user's arm or head.


  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Occasionally, a Poisoned Throwing Spear is lootable off of a White Legs corpse. This spear cannot be stored and once dropped, cannot be picked back up.


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