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This page describes crafting in Fallout 3.
  • For crafting in other Fallout games, please see "Crafting".
  • For an overview of Fallout 3 content, please refer to "Portal:Fallout 3".



Schematics allow you to create homemade weapons at a workbench if you have the proper components. Acquiring multiple copies of the same schematic allows you to make multiple copies of a weapon from one set of components (Bottlecap Mine, Nuka Grenade) or weapons with higher initial condition at the time of construction (all other weapons).


Multiple copies of a schematic

Number of schematics Condition
1 75% of your Repair skill
2 100% of your Repair skill
3 125% of your Repair skill

Obtaining more than one copy of a schematic upgrades the plans. Additional schematics cease to yield benefits after three of each kind have been located; they will simply appear as items in your inventory.

For non-explosives, two plans increase the initial condition of the weapon at construction to 100% of your Repair skill (from 75% of your Repair skill with just one blueprint). Three plans net a condition of 125% of your Repair skill at construction; however, you cannot build a weapon with a higher starting condition than 100%.

For the Bottlecap Mine and Nuka Grenade, additional schematics allow you to make more items from a single set of components instead. With one schematic - you make one. With two - you make two. With three - you make three.

Contrary to the in-game text, additional schematics do not increase damage. As the base item is the same, the base statistics are as well. The only change is in its starting condition (or number, for the Bottlecap Mine and Nuka-Grenade). However, the better condition a weapon is in, the more damage it will do.

Repair skill

Higher Repair lets you to make homemade weapons that have higher starting condition and damage. As you make multiple copies of the same weapon you can combine them with the repair skill for higher condition and damage. Alternatively you can have an NPC repair them. The Bottlecap Mine and Nuka Grenade are always at maximum condition.

List of schematics

Name Product Components Locations Base ID
Schematics - Bottlecap Mine Bottlecap Mine 000baffb
Schematics - Dart Gun Dart Gun 000baffa
Schematics - Deathclaw Gauntlet Deathclaw Gauntlet 000baffc
Schematics - Nuka Grenade Nuka Grenade 000baffd
Schematics - Railway Rifle Railway Rifle 000baffe
Schematics - Rock-It Launcher Rock-It Launcher 000bafff
Schematics - Shishkebab Shishkebab 000bb000


Schematics appear only in Fallout 3.


  • If you have downloaded Broken Steel, you can receive the Warmonger perk, which gives you all three schematics of every custom weapon. It only works if you are patched up to the latest version.

See also

This article uses material from the "Fallout 3 crafting" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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