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The Smitty Special
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SkillEnergy Weapons 100
Strength Req.8
Attack statistics
35 (41.7)
245 (408.2)
DPS (reload)
119.5 (194.1)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
7 (9.8)AP30
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeMicrofusion cell
Ammo Cap.20
Reload Time
3 (2.3)
Item HP220
Plasma caster
Energy Weapons
Editor ID?
Base IDxx00080a
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
Fast Shot
Perks (Rel.)
Rapid Reload
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The Smitty Special is an Energy weapon in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


The Smitty Special is a heavily modified Winchester P94 which was first created by the legendary Smitty, the blacksmith of the Adytum, Boneyard in 2161, who was also the only one able to improve the Winchester P94 into a turbo version at that time, with a higher rate of fire.


This weapon is a unique plasma caster, and features an array of dizzying modifications that allow the weapon to produce an almost constant stream of plasma bolts. Because of its modest damage and very high rate of fire, the damage per second of this weapon is one of the highest of all energy weapons.

The gun itself looks like a plasma caster but with a cleaner casing, lights on the front, and flat magnetic stabilizing blades. It can be fired 1096 times from full condition before breaking.



Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Plasma caster Heavy energy weapon 65 195 3 x1 65 0.7 25 Microfusion cell 10 20 80 7000 Energy Weapons:100 Strength:8
The Smitty Special Heavy energy weapon 35 249.9 7 x1 35 1.3 30 Microfusion cell 20 20 220 20000 Energy Weapons:100 Strength:8



  • It sounds different than the normal plasma caster, and shares the sound of a Tesla cannon, or ED-E's upgraded weapon.
  • This weapon is fully automatic, unlike other plasma casters. This also causes the weapon to degrade almost as fast as the Gatling laser.
  • While the regular plasma caster with HS electrode has only 80 HP compared to The Smitty Special's 220, it degrades at virtually the same rate as The Smitty Special, simply because it only fires about half as fast while still having almost the same DPS of 244. For The Smitty Special this effectively means the same performance on unarmored targets as the plasma caster with HS electrode while being inferior to it when used on even slightly armored targets, making the half-priced and less-spreading plasma caster with HS electrode the all-round better choice. Only when used in V.A.T.S. will The Smitty Special actually strike a better performance for being an automatic weapon and thus shooting three times instead of one.
  • The store right across the Silver Rush has a sign that says "Smitty" on it.

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