Fallout 4 Guide: The ABCs Of Unique Weapons–How To Get Them All

Unique weapons are my biggest passion in the Fallout series. While the experience has been somewhat cheapened in Fallout 4 with the addition of Legendary drops, I still love tracking down each and every rare item, enjoying the special boosts they bring to my weapons inventory.

With some careful planning you can retrieve all the unique guns and melee weapons in Fallout 4. However, to do so you need to side with the Institute for the end game, so keep that in mind before you get your hearat set on earning them all. Also take note that some share effects with Legendary modifier prefixes, and sometimes with each other; for instance the AX90 Fury and Old Faithful both do double damage if the combat target is at full health.

2076 World Series Baseball Bat

Small chance to send targets flying.

This Baseball bat is part of the secret treasure hidden under Jamaica Plain. To begin that quest, head over to the church near your Jamaica Plain settlement and root around for clues. Our guide can help you with the rest.

Alien Blaster Pistol

This now-classic Fallout weapon can be found east of the Oberland Station settlement in a random encounter, either by hearing an aircraft crash overhead and finding the wreckage, or tuning into a distress signal on your radio after finding a nearby radio tower. Sadly, the item is no longer as strong as it was during Fallout 3 and New Vegas.

Ashmaker

Sets target on fire for 15 points of damage.

This minigun is rewarded at the end of The Big Dig, but only if you side with Hancock. To begin this mission head to Goodneighbor and speak with Daisy about needing work. She’ll direct you to Bobbi No-Nose to get you started.

AX90 Fury

Does double damage if the target is at full health.

This Plasma rifle can be purchased from Proctor Teagan once access to The Prydwen is gained.

Big Boy

Shoots an additional projectile.

This Fat Man is sold by Arturo in Diamond City Market and shoots two Mini Nukes, while only spending one. With the Experimental MIRV mod, it can shoot a whopping twelve Mini Nukes for the price of one, making this by far the most powerful weapon in the game. It is also one of the most expensive, at 14000 caps.

Big Jim

20% chance to cripple the target’s leg.

This Pipe wrench can be found in a sewer beneath Walden Pond.

Broadsider

This weapon, literally a cannon-gun that shoots cannonballs at your opponents, is a reward from Captain Ironworks for completing a series of fetch quests in the mission Last Voyage of the U.S.S. Constitution. To begin that quest, wander near the location of the U.S.S. Constitution and speak to a robot there. Our guide will help walk you through it.

Cryolator

This weapon is not unlike an ice-flamer; it shoots projectiles that will freeze your opponents. It is located in a locked case in the Overseer’s Office in Vault 111. For a walkthrough, check out our guide.

Death From Above

Provides 75% faster movement while aiming.

This Missile launcher can be purchased from Proctor Teagan on the Prydwen after reaching the rank of Paladin in the Brotherhood of Steel. Its effects are identical to Legendary items with the Nimble modifier.

Deliverer

Improved VATS hit chance, 25% less Action Point cost.

This 10mm pistol is a reward for completing Tradecraft, in introductory Railroad mission. Follow the Freedom Trail and meet the Railroad faction members to start the quest.

Eddie’s Peace

50% more limb damage.

This .44 pistol can be found on Eddie Winter during the quest Long Time Coming, a character mission for Nick Valentine. It starts once you have maximized your relationship with Nick.

Experiment 18-A

25% faster fire rate, 15% faster reload.

This Plasma rifle can be purchased from the Synth vendor in The Institute.

Final Judgment

25% faster fire rate, 15% faster reload.

This Gatling laser is carried by Arthur Maxson and thus, you must carefully plan how you will retrieve it. Wait until the Institute quest Airship Down and kill Maxson to pilfer the weapon from his body.

General Chao’s Revenge

Does 50% damage against robots.

This sword can be obtained through a very high Charisma speech check during the quest There Be Monsters, which is triggered by visiting the pier behind Shamrock Taphouse and speaking with Donny. Our guide can help you through the rest.

Good Intentions

Critical hits cause the target to frenzy.

There are conflicting reports on how to obtain this Laser Pistol. While the Fallout Wikia says it is carried by a Gunner leader named Clint in a camp on the elevated freeway, personally I found it on the body of an unnamed Gunnar I’d killed at their police station base in the southeast.

Grognak’s Axe

Hits cause more stagger, and targets take bleed damage.

This melee weapon can be found where the Grognak the Barbarian TV show was being filmed before the Great War, Hubris Comics. It is in an Advanced locked case on the left, behind the front desk.

Junk Jet

This unique gun, which as the name suggests uses “junk” for ammunition as opposed to bullets, is located in ArcJet Systems rocket control room. You can find it during the course of the quest Call to Arms for the Brotherhood of Steel. A nearby holotape will give some details on the weapon’s origins.

Justice

Chance to stagger on hit.

This Combat Shotgun can be purchased from Penny in Covenant.

Kellogg’s Pistol

Refills your Action Points on a Critical Hit.

This .44 pistol can be obtained from Kellogg during the course of the main quest line, at the end of the mission Reunions.

Kremvh’s Tooth

Targets bleed and are poisoned. Exceptional damage.

This Machete can be found inside Dunwich Borers. You must enter the door at the bottom of the excavation site, then make your way to the bottom of the quarry. Kremvh’s Tooth will be at the bottom of a pool, on an altar in a side chamber. Check out our guide to get a walkthrough.

Le Fusil Terribles

25% damage and limb damage, but has more recoil.

This Combat Shotgun is available in Libertalia. You will need to arm yourself well before heading over there, as the location is guarded heavily by strong Raiders. There’s a small platform, triggered by a red button, that will ferry you over to a large structure where the leader of the Raiders resides. At the top of the building is the Captain’s Cabin, where you will find the gun on a table. The entrance is a trap door in the ceiling.

Lorenzo’s Artifact

This Gamma gun, which features a superior staggering effect, is a reward for completing the Cabot House series of missions by siding with Jack Cabot. To begin the quests, first head over to the Cabot House and speak with Edward through the intercom to gain access to the building, then speak with Jack Cabot.

Old Faithful

Does double damage if the target is at full health.

This Laser rifle can be purchased from Arturo in the Diamond City Market.

Overseer’s Guardian

Shoots an additional projectile.

This Combat rifle can be purchased from Alexis Combes in Vault 81.

Partystarter

Does 50% more damage against humans.

This Missile launcher can be purchased from KL-E-0 in Goodneighbor.

Pickman’s Blade

Targets bleed for 25 points of additional damage.

This Combat knife can be found in Pickman Gallery once you have cleared the location of Raiders and met Pickman in the quest Pickman’s Gift.

Prototype UP77 “Limitless Potential”

Unlimited ammo capacity.

This Laser Pistol can be found in a secret research facility hidden in the University Credit Union. Check out our guide to walk you through the process.

Reba II

Does 50% more damage against Mirelurks and bugs.

This Hunting rifle, likely a reference to the movie Tremors, is rewarded for completing an unmarked side quest to restart a series of machine gun turrets owned by a local volunteer militia man, Barney Rook. You can find his home and speak with him in Salem. If killed, you can loot the gun’s original, Reba, from his body.

Reckoning

Take 15% less damage while standing and not moving.

This Ripper can be purchased from a Level 4 workshop merchant.

Righteous Authority

Critical shots do double damage and the critical meter fills 15% faster.

This Laser rifle is rewarded by Paladin Danse following the completion of the introductory Brotherhood of Steel quest Call to Arms. To begin the quest, visit Cambridge Police Station.

Rockville Slugger

40% less Action Point cost.

This Baseball bat can be purchased from Moe Cronin in the Diamond City Market. While you’re there, be sure to talk to him about his, er… “interesting” theories on the rules of baseball.

Sentinel’s Plasmacaster

Does double damage if the target is at full health.

This Plasma Rifle can be purchased from Proctor Teagan on the Prydwen after reaching the rank of Sentinel in the Brotherhood of Steel.

Shem Drowne Sword

Targets take radiation damage.

This Revolutionary sword can be obtained through the second detective case assigned by Nick Valentine’s agency, The Gilded Grasshopper.

Silver Submachine Gun

You are first given this gun as part of the quest The Silver Shroud. Upon completion it will be rewarded to you by Kent Connolly, who mostly resides in the Memory Den. Talk to him to get the quest started.

Spray n’ Pray

Bullets explode on impact doing 15 points of area effect damage.

This Submachine gun can be purchased from Cricket, a wandering caravan trader who can often be found in front of Vault 81 (probably to supply Bobby with chems, Cricket’s specialty). She sometimes also shows up in Bunker Hill.

Survivor’s Special

Does more damage the lower your health is.

This Laser Rifle is a reward for completing the Brotherhood of Steel quest The Lost Patrol. You can begin the quest by following a distress signal in one of three locations, National Guard Training Yard, Revere Satellite Array, or Relay Tower 0MC-810. The weapon is given to you by Brandis aboard the Prydwen after you successfully pass three speech checks and convince him to rejoin the Brotherhood of Steel.

The Gainer

Sets targets on fire for 15 points of damage.

To get this .44 pistol, you will need to root around in an unmarked location and solve a puzzle. Fast travel to Hub City Auto Wreckers and head south to reach Vitale Pumphouse. Check your local map for the entrance. Next to a locked door is an input mechanism with a combination lock. The wall next to it reads 0-4-5-1. The number 0 is not available on the device, so use 10 instead. 10-4-5-1. Use that to unlock the door and retrieve the weapon.

The Last Minute

50% more limb damage.

This Gauss rifle can be purchased from Ronnie Shaw at The Castle following the completion of the Minutemen quest Old Guns.

Tinker Tom Special

If you are not yet in combat, increases VATS accuracy but costs more AP.

This Hunting rifle can be purchased from Tinker Tom at the Railroad HQ.

Virgil’s Rifle

Does 50% more damage against Super Mutants.

This Institute rifle can be obtained by killing Virgil, convincing Virgil to kill himself, or stealing it from his inventory.  To convince Virgil to kill himself, you must retrieve the serum at his behest, then convince him through a speech check that you didn’t find any.

Wastelander’s Friend

50% more limb damage.

This 10mm pistol can be purchased from Deb in Bunker Hill.

Wazer Wifle

Unlimited ammo capacity.

This Laser rifle is given to you by the child synth version of Shaun after completing three unmarked quests.

Zeta Gun

This Gamma gun is a less unique version of Lorenzo’s Gamma Gun, and can be obtained by siding with Lorenzo instead of Jack Cabot during the Cabot House missions.