Ant's Sting

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For an overview of knife models in the Fallout series of games, see Knife.
Ant's Sting
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SkillMelee Weapons
Attack statistics
4 (9.2) + 4 (9.2) for 10s EffectIcon effect.png
12 (27.6) + 4 (9.2) EffectIcon effect.png
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
Item HP250
QuestsThe Superhuman Gambit
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Base ID000c553e
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Perks (dam.)
Bloody Mess
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Ghoul Ecology
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The Ant's Sting is a unique Knife found in Fallout 3, used by the Antagonizer.


Ant's Sting poisons those injured by it, dealing an additional 4 damage every second for 10 seconds. Because poison damage stacks, rapidly hitting an opponent outside of V.A.T.S. can raise Ant's Sting's DPS to very high levels. After attacking 12 times within 4 seconds, its actual DPS rises to 90, outclassing the Shishkebab (without Pyromaniac). However, most enemies will already be defeated before Ant's Sting can pass this turning point. This amazing effect will make this one of the most powerful melee weapons in the game.


  • Knife, the common variant.
  • Slasher knife, an incredibly powerful knife only available in Tranquility Lane.
  • Ritual knife Point LookoutGametitle-FO3 PL.png, a knife more powerful than the Ant's Sting that uses less AP.
  • Toy knife Point LookoutGametitle-FO3 PL.png, a knife with the lowest amount of AP for any weapon in Fallout 3. However, it does very little damage, much less than the regular knife.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value
Knife 4 12 3 x1 4 20 1 100 20
Ant's Sting 4 + 4 PoisonIcon poison.png (10s) 12 + 4 PoisonIcon poison.png 3 x1 4 20 1 250 30
Slasher knife 50 115.4 2.3 x1 0 0 1 1000 50
Toy knife 1 3 3 x1 10 10 1 10 20
Ritual knife 6 18 3 x3 6 12 1 400 20


The Ant's Sting is received when completing the quest The Superhuman Gambit while siding with the AntAgonizer and giving her the Mechanist's costume.