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Vampire's Edge
Chinese officer's sword.png
Chinese sword icon.png
SkillMelee Weapons
Attack statistics
15 (15.8)
34.6 (36.3)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
Item HP750
Chinese officer's swords
Editor ID?
Base ID00078441
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)

Vampire's Edge is a unique Chinese officer's sword found in Fallout 3.


The Vampire's Edge does slightly more damage than the regular version, it also weighs only 1 pound compared to the 3 pound Chinese officer's sword. Due to the very low weight, fast attack speed, high critical chance, and good durability, the Vampire's Edge is among the best melee weapons in the game despite its lower base damage value compared to other unique melee weapons.


  • Chinese officer's sword, the common variant.
  • Jingwei's Shocksword Operation: AnchorageGametitle-FO3 OA.png, an electrified version of the Chinese officer's sword, the shock sword is much stronger and deals electrical damage over time.
  • Samurai's sword Mothership ZetaGametitle-FO3 MZ.png, an ancient Japanese weapon that deals an extra helping of damage on critical hits, and is much more durable than the standard sword.
Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Clover's cleaver, a Chinese officer's sword that was cut from the base game. It was intended to be used by Clover and was to be the Evil follower unique weapon, much like Fawkes' super sledge and Butch's Toothpick were for the other Karma levels.
  • Katana Mothership ZetaGametitle-FO3 MZ.png, a variant of the samurai's sword that deals much less critical damage, but knocks foes down with critical hits.
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.


Name Dmg/att DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value
Chinese officer's sword 10 23.1 2.3 x2 15 28 3 500 75
Vampire's Edge 15 34.6 2.3 x3 20 28 1 750 100
Jingwei's shocksword 35 + 2 ElectricalIcon electrical.png (5s) 80.2 + 2 ElectricalIcon electrical.png 2.3 x2 25 28 3 850 500
Samurai's sword 24 55.4 2.3 x2 40 19 3 1000 75


The Vampire's Edge belongs to Vance, and can be found in a 'sword cabinet' (labeled as such in game) in his room at Meresti station, an important location during the Blood Ties quest. Apart from its unique label, the sword cabinet's appearance is that of a normal wooden cabinet.

The cabinet is a 'Hard' level lock to unlock via lockpicking. Vance carries the key to the cabinet and may be pickpocketed, but he is a difficult target to pickpocket unnoticed, even with a Stealth Boy active. The key can, of course, also be looted from his corpse.


  • The sword is found with a condition of approximately 50%. It can be repaired using ordinary Chinese officer's swords and is also much more durable than the normal Chinese officer's sword.
  • Dogmeat will not retrieve the weapon from the sword cabinet like he will with the Victory rifle.