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For an overview of institute pistols in the Fallout universe, see Institute pistol.
Institute pistol
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Institute pistol is a weapon in Fallout Shelter.


A mass-produced laser weapon developed by the Institute for use by its squads of synth troopers operating on the surface. The design sacrifices raw firepower per shot in favor of easier manufacturing and increased refire rate and is overall intended for use by groups of synths, rather than individual human operators.

List of variants

Variant name Rarity Value Damage Description
Institute pistol Common 10 9-11 Sleek, portable and powerful.
Incendiary Institute pistol Common 10 10-13 Open fire on the Institute's enemies. Literally.
Improved Institute pistol Common 10 11-15 The latest lethal tech from the Advanced Systems division.
Scoped Institute pistol Rare 50 12-17 Why settle for vaporizing only one enemy at a time?
Scattered Institute pistol Rare 50 13-19 Every great strategy starts with a clear vision.
Apotheosis Legendary 100 14-21 The power of the future in the palm of your hand.


  • Crafted at the weapon factory.