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For an overview of plasma throwers in the Fallout universe, see Plasma thrower.
Plasma thrower
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Plasma thrower is a weapon in Fallout Shelter.


Main article: Plasma rifle

This plasma rifle is a lightweight urban warfare weapon created as part of a desire to replace the aging Winchester P94 "Plasma Caster" design.[1] This design was produced and fielded in number prior to the Great War of October 23, 2077. This however was not the end of the design nor manufacture[2] of this weapon platform. Prior to the nuclear Armageddon REPCONN Aerospace – as a subsidiary of RobCo Industries – would successfully develop an improvement from their spaceflight research. With significantly advanced factions tinkering with the design post Armageddon.[3]

This rifle uses a microfusion cell as its power source and draws plasma from a separate cartridge. When depressing the trigger a plasma toroid is produced that can remain stable under normal atmospheric conditions. This toroid is then ejected down a superconducting barrel against a given target.[4][5]

This particular weapon is a flamethrower conversion of the base plasma gun, ideal as a multipurpose option against enemies with high energy resistances.

List of variants

Variant name Rarity Value Damage Description
Plasma thrower Common 10 17-19 This little spitfire always gets the job done.
Agitated plasma thrower Common 10 18-21 Something to get excited about, in a strictly molecular sense.
Tactical plasma thrower Common 10 19-23 Place that stream of fiery green death right where you want it.
Boosted plasma thrower Rare 50 20-25 Double the fuel, double the heat, double the fun!
Overcharged plasma thrower Rare 50 21-27 The mean green melting machine that goes to 11.
Dragon's Maw Legendary 100 22-29 Wake the dragon and turn your enemies into ash piles.


  • Crafted at the weapon factory.
  1. The cover of the Future Weapons Today periodical as seen in Fallout: New Vegas has a section prominently promoted entitled "Urban Plasma Rifles."
  2. Energy weapon forge
  3. In Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 both the Institute and the Brotherhood of Steel are origins of such designs acquirable by the player character. See the variations list on the overview article.
  4. Fort Independence terminals; Research Terminal, Research Log - Plasma Rifle
  5. Research Note - Plasma rifle