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For an overview of power fist models in the Fallout series of games, see power fist.
Two-Step Goodbye
Two-Step Goodbye.png
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SkillUnarmed 100
Strength Req.9
Attack statistics
70 (97.3)
67.2 (140.1)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1 (1.4)AP28
EffectBonus Critical Chance, Reduced Critical Damage, Critical Kill =Boom!
Item HP80
Ballistic fist
Editor ID?
Base IDxx000809
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Lord Death
Perks (Att.)
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The Two-Step Goodbye is a unique weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


A unique variant of the ballistic fist, with only a single barrel mounted on the forearm. If a target is killed by a critical hit, the contact triggered explosives will detonate within the fallen target after two seconds, subsequently dealing an extra 175 splash damage. Friendly non-player characters caught in the blast may become hostile, leading to reputation loss. Two-Step Goodbye is considered an improved holdout weapon, meaning it can be concealed if the players Sneak skill is 50 or greater.



Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req. Notes
Ballistic fist 80 87.3 1.1 x1 80 28 6 80 7800 Unarmed:100 Strength:9 -
Two-Step Goodbye 70 67.2 1 x4 10 28 6 80 20000 Unarmed:100 Strength:9 Explosion upon critical death



  • Enemies killed with this weapon fly a few feet back before exploding. This is useful for sneak attack criticals because it allows the player to 'aim' the enemy's body before it detonates.
  • There will be a beeping noise, similar to that of proximity mines, that will warn the player about the secondary explosion.
  • This weapon has very low critical damage, but makes up for it with the added secondary explosion.
  • Even though this weapon will deal a deadly explosion after a critical hit, none of the explosive-based perks have any effect on it. This includes Demolition Expert, Splash Damage and Hit the Deck.
  • Due to the secondary explosion, the player should be careful using the weapon in close proximity to friendly non-player characters. For example, if the player is attacking a Freeside thug while a member of the Kings is attacking as well, the secondary explosion may kill the Kings gang member, which will cause a loss of reputation in Freeside.
  • This weapon uses the intended Pip-Boy 3000 icon instead of the power fist icon previously used for the ballistic fist.