F2: Brass knuckles or haymaker?

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Dr Pest, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Dr Pest

    Dr Pest First time out of the vault

    Feb 1, 2011

    So, this is something I´ve been pondering for a day or so: If your Fallout 2 character meets the prerequisites to be able to preform the haymaker punch - is it better to use your spiked knuckles or just your bare fists? Are the AP and chritical chance bonus from the haymaker still in effect if you use the spiked knuckles? Does the damage from the haymaker and the damage from the knuckles stack?
    I´ve been trying to experiment on my own in-game, but the results have been inconclusive...

    Thanks in advance, I need every little bonus I can get when fighting those damn highwaymen!
  2. Kanhef

    Kanhef Vault Dweller

    Sep 2, 2007
    The skilled unarmed attack bonuses only apply if you're completely unarmed. Note that the damage bonus (as well as that from strength) only increase the maximum. For example, if an unskilled punch would do 1-3 damage, a haymaker would do 1-10.

    Also, bandits are very frequent in a cluster of squares between the Den and Modoc. If you head south to Redding first you'll avoid most of them.
  3. Dr Pest

    Dr Pest First time out of the vault

    Feb 1, 2011
  4. sonbakler

    sonbakler First time out of the vault

    Apr 14, 2011
    Brass knuckle is really good. I would prefer it.
  5. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    Haymaker :

    Requirements: Unarmed 100%, Agility 7, Strength 5, level 9
    Damage: +7
    AP: 3
    Critical Chance: +15%

    Seriously, why would you ever use anything except your god hands at that level?
  6. Muro

    Muro First time out of the vault

    Nov 26, 2008
    The Power Fist (not to mention its upgraded version, the Mega Power Fist) is more damage efficient.

    On the other hand, shredding your enemies apart with nothing but your bare hands is more satisfying.

    Decisions, decisions...
  7. LinkPain

    LinkPain Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2011
    Or look at it this way.
    You hit him with bare hands and there is a chance to insta kill him because you hit his spine or something, pretty hilarious outcome :)

    Power Fist on the other hand is a hand cannon with a lot of damage, but less fun than bare hands, and spends ammo.

    If that damage from fist weapons stacked and critical from bare hands......heheh. Whoever would take Slayer perk then would become a god. But it doesn't.