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The Zap Glove is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Visibly it appears as a blue and yellow-colored metal gauntlet with an electrified plate wrapped around the fingers, which emits a burst of electricity when striking an object. A critical hit emits a more powerful blast. Its electrical nature makes this weapon especially effective against robots and (to a lesser degree) enemies clad in most forms of 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
Stomp50140207Only on knocked down enemies
Cross7577203.852.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The Zap Glove can successfully strike about 495 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.



  • Despite a Energy Cell being clearly visible in the glove, it does not require any ammunition.
  • The Zap Glove and its special variant, the Paladin Toaster, can be used to destroy securitrons and other robots usually in one punch, even without a critical hit, making it very useful for a player who is focused on Unarmed weapons.

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 Zap Glove uses the same icon as 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.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes repairing the Zap Glove with another one will cause them both to disappear.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 The Zap Glove, along with the Paladin Toaster, 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.


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