|For an overview of Ripper models in the Fallout series of games, see Ripper (weapon).|
Rare compared to other melee weapons in Fallout 3, the Ripper is unique in that the player can hold down the attack button and an enemy at melee range will continuously receive damage. The Pitt, however, adds a weapon with identical functionality, the auto axe. You can use a Ripper to repair an auto axe. Also, in V.A.T.S., it will often deal an instant kill.
- Jack, identical to the Ripper in raw damage, but has the ability to score critical hits. It also does an additional 50% damage to limbs.
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- Outcast gatekeeper Protector Henry Casdin at Fort Independence can be seen carrying a Ripper if he has not picked up a better weapon from the occasional random encounter.
- There are around five Rippers in Andale, in the Smith's basement and in the Wilson's shed. Note that taking them counts as stealing.
- Enclave soldiers and officers occasionally carry them and will rush at you with them while some of their squad covers them from afar.
- Some Brotherhood of Steel members around the Citadel have them.
- Marigold Station, behind the locked door with the turning light.
- The AntAgonizer uses one.
- Occasionally Moira Brown has one for sale at Craterside Supply.
- Flak 'N Shrapnel's in Rivet City sometimes has one for sale.
- Tulip in Underworld sells one of them from time to time.
- Many members of the Brotherhood Outcasts use them when fighting robots in Fort Constantine.
- Two are also located in the Tenpenny Tower weapons closet.
- Some Enclave troops in Raven Rock use them after Colonel Autumn orders them to attack the player.
- The Brotherhood of Steel rear guard at the Washington Monument has one.
- Lucky Harith may have one for sale, especially after investing in him during the unnamed quest Merchant Empire.
- The Ripper does not require an energy source, though it seems to deteriorate quite quickly when in use.
- The blade and teeth of the Ripper are covered in blood, suggesting previous use.
- It can deal damage quickly and any hostile non-player character's wielding it should be made a priority target in combat, preferably before they can get close enough to use it