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Super Slam!
Fallout: New Vegas
RequirementsLevel 8
Strength 6
Melee Weapons 45
EffectsUnarmed and melee weapon attacks have a chance of knocking down your opponent.
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Super Slam! is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


All unarmed and melee weapon attacks have a chance of knocking down your opponent. This does not affect 'automatic' melee weapons such as the Ripper or the chainsaw. The chance of knocking an opponent down is 15% while using an unarmed weapon or a one handed melee weapon, and 30% if using a two handed melee weapon.


  • This perk is one of the few ways to gain challenges related to knock downs in the game. The others are the Ranger Takedown, brahmin tipping, Fire axe (Mauler), Knock-Knock (Mauler) and the companion Rex.
  • You can knock down enemies with this perk even while they are already knocked down. Combining this with a weapon with high rate of attack can lead to situations where the enemy literally can't attack you.
  • Knock downs can occur on killing blows, sending the corpse flying backwards. If this happens at the same time as a Bloody Mess death, disintegrating corpses can be flung incredible distances and/or pushed through solid objects.
  • If another Melee Weapons or Unarmed user is knocked down while blocking, all subsequent hits on that fallen non-player character will act as if they were blocking.

Behind the scenes

  • According to J.E Sawyer, the perk was inspired by deceased professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage.


  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Super Slam may not work with unarmed weapons.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Super Slam does not work with Unarmed weapons that come from add-ons.