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Machete icon.png
SkillMelee Weapons 25
Strength Req.3
Attack statistics
18 (25)
62.4 (138.8)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
3.5 (5.5)AP18
Effect.5x weapon reach
Item HP75
One-handed melee
Editor ID?
Base ID00127e45
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)

That blade has split the heads of... The only reason I give it to you is to force myself to earn another. True to Caesar.

Dead Sea

The Liberator is a Melee skill unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


This cherished weapon was given to Decanus Dead Sea by his Centurion in recognition of his contribution to the victory over the Sun Dogs.[1][2] Dead Sea would only gift it to another so he can prove himself in battle once more.[3]


The Liberator is a unique machete that sports a higher damage per hit and triple the damage per second.

Like its standard counterpart, the Liberator has a special Back Slash V.A.T.S. attack, which costs less AP to use (15 as opposed to 18) but only inflicts 70% of the weapon's typical damage. It requires the player's Melee Weapons skill to be at least 50 or higher, just like a regular machete.

Even though it is a unique weapon, it shares the same appearance as any other machete.


  • Machete, the common variant
  • Machete gladius, a quasi-unique variant of the machete that is significantly more damaging.
  • Broad machete Fnv-tribalpackblog1 (1).jpg, a lighter and more damaging unqiue variant of the machete.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Machete 11 43 1.9 x1.5 11 20 2 50 50 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:3
Machete gladius 28 98 3.6 x1.5 28 20 2 75 1000 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:4
Liberator 18 62.4 3.5 x3 18 18 2 75 1000 Melee Weapons:25 Strength:3
Broad machete 15 48.5 3.2 x2 15 17 1 75 75 Melee Weapons:0 Strength:3


If siding with the Legion, the weapon is given to you by Dead Sea at Camp Nelson after completing the quest We Are Legion.

If you are working for the NCR, you will be sent to take Nelson back in the quest, Restoring Hope. During the siege, you will be tasked to kill Dead Sea in one of the town's barracks. Upon death, the Liberator can be looted from Dead Sea.


  1. The Courier: "I'll carry your blade with honor."
    Dead Sea: "True to Caesar."
    (Dead Sea's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "I've slaughtered the enemy at Camp Forlorn Hope."
    Dead Sea: "A glorious victory. You must be very satisfied. I'll send word of your achievement. Perhaps Caesar will see fit to send another contubernium to occupy the Camp. Here - take this, my blade. It was a gift from my Centurion upon the defeat of the Sun Dog tribe."
    (Dead Sea's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Why would I want a piece of shit machete?"
    Dead Sea: "That blade has split the heads of... The only reason I give it to you is to force myself to earn another. True to Caesar."
    (Dead Sea's dialogue)