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Blade of the East
Sword of the wasted.png
Bumper sword icon.png
SkillMelee Weapons 100
Strength Req.9
Attack statistics
65 (90.4) + 2 for 10s EffectIcon effect.png
108.3 (240.9) + 2 EffectIcon effect.png
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.7 (2.7)AP35
Effect1.3x weapon reach
Item HP800
Bumper sword
Two-handed melee
Editor ID?
Base ID00143fba
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

The Blade of the East is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The Blade of the East has an effect of -2& HP for 10 seconds. It appears that the only cosmetic difference between The Blade of the East and a bumper sword is that it does not have a license plate on the underside of the sword. Legate Lanius can be seen hitting NCR (non-veteran) rangers with it, dismembering and getting one-hit kills. The weapon can also cause your enemies to fly backwards and be knocked out.

It has a special 'Mauler' attack, which does 50% damage and has a chance to knock enemies down or disarm them. This can be selected in V.A.T.S. at the cost of 44 action points (requires a Melee skill of 50), or activated by running and holding down the attack button.



Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req. Notes
Bumper sword 20 29 1.5 X1 32 38 12 300 2500 Melee Weapons:50 Strength:8 -
Blade of the East 65 + 2 EffectIcon effect.png (10s) 108.3 + 2 EffectIcon effect.png 1.7 x1 30 35 12 800 45 Melee Weapons:100 Strength:9 -
Blade of the West 60 121.5 2 x1.5 30 29 12 150 5700 Melee Weapons:100 Strength:9 Critical knockdown


Can be looted from Legate Lanius in the final battle if siding with the NCR, Yes Man, or House. Note that you will only have a limited time to use this, as the game ends soon after the fight. Assuming you fight for independence, it can be used to great effect against Oliver and his Rangers.


  • The Legate has a different version of this weapon (confirmed by the GECK) that is not meant for the player to have, as when the player attempts to take the weapon from the Legate's corpse, a "Blade of the East" is instead added to the player's inventory.
  • Lanius' unique version of this weapon has a base damage of 65, a critical damage of 30, and a damage per second of 102. Lanius himself often inflicts more than 100 points of damage per hit with his sword.