Recompense of the Fallen

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Recompense of the Fallen
Dog tag fist.png
Dog tag fist icon.png
SkillUnarmed 0
Strength Req.1
Attack statistics
25 (34.8)
47 (98)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.9 (2.8)AP35
Item HP150
Dog tag fist
Editor ID?
Base ID0012adb8
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Perks (Att.)

Recompense of the Fallen is a weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


Recompense of the Fallen was crafted by Centurion Aurelius of Phoenix with several dog tags of fallen NCR troopers that he enjoys to collect as trophies.


Recompense of the Fallen is a unique Unarmed weapon made from NCR dog tags. It does slightly more damage than the standard dog tag fist on account of it attacking slightly faster. Although it does the same amount of damage as spiked knuckles, Recompense of the Fallen requires no Unarmed skill or Strength to use effectively.



Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Dog tag fist 25 31 1.6 x1 20 35 3 100 50 Unarmed:0 Strength:1
Recompense of the Fallen 25 47 1.9 x1 25 35 3 150 50 Unarmed:0 Strength:1


Behind the scenes

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout New Vegas cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

The fallen will the gift of bloody reprisal.

  • Originally, the player would have crafted Recompense of the Fallen themselves instead of stealing it from Cottonwood Cove. There still exists a script that would have handled this event named VDogTagFistSCRIPT and several message boxes that would craft Recompense of the Fallen. The script would strike the Courier with divine inspiration and after doing some checks for the right conditions, would allow for the crafting of Recompense of the Fallen.
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout New Vegas cut content.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The item cannot be grabbed and moved around.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png When wearing the Recompense of the Fallen and then going in to interrogate Silus during the quest Silus Treatment they are removed, but on exit and transfer of the Recompense of the Fallen to a companion your character still appears to be wearing Recompense of the Fallen, both when nothing is equipped and when you have other weapons equipped (e.g. Machete gladius or 12.7mm pistol). This glitch may occur with other hand-to-hand weapons such as the Golden Gloves.