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Attack statistics
dmg/attack: 35 (52.5) + 2 (3) for 5s effect
DPS: 80.7695 (121.15425) + 2 (3) effect
attacks/sec: 2.3077
related perks:
(+ 17.5 + 1 effect)
crit dmg: 24
crit chance: x 2
skill: Melee Weapons
AP: 28
item HP: 750
repair: Shishkebab
weight: 3
value: 200
base id: 0000434E

The Shishkebab is a makeshift "flaming sword" that requires the appropriate schematics to build.



See main article: Schematics - Shishkebab.


The Shishkebab, in addition to its Melee damage, will also set enemies on fire, dealing 2 damage per second for 5 seconds. The Pyromaniac perk will also increase the Shishkebab's melee damage to 60 and and fire damage from 2 to 3 damage per second for 5 seconds. Any humanoid follower can use a Shishkebab. Like all custom weapons it can be upgraded with V2 or V3 Schematics.


  • As it is constantly on fire, the Shishkebab will set off gas leaks if the player walks through one with the sword drawn. The same applies if a follower has it equipped.
  • The Shishkebab also emits light while drawn, which can make the player easier to detect.
  • Vance wields a Shishkebab, which will be in poor condition if looted from him after killing him.
  • When equipped a character will also wear an oven mitt on their right hand - presumably as protection from the heat.
  • The Shishkebab weighs less than half the total weight of the components used to create it.
  • The Shishkebab is one of the few weapons that can burn Harold in the Oasis (quest) besides the Flamer, Nuka-Grenade, Heavy Incinerator, and the Mini Nuke.
  • A series of twelve check marks appear on the Shishkebab's gas tank, but are not present on the Motorcycle Gas Tank item. Presumably, these marks are a tally of the number of enemies killed by the weapon; however they will not increase as the player uses the weapon and are simply a part of the weapon's game model.
  • Although the Shishkebab looks quite bulky, it is actually an incredibly effective weapon for ninja style players. A Shiskebab in good condition along with the Pyromaniac perk and a decent melee weapons skill can instantly sneak kill an Enclave soldier in Tesla Armor.
  • With 100 in Melee, the weapon in good condition, and the Pyromaniac Perk, a Sneak Attack Critical will instantly kill Super Mutants, all the way up to Master, and only take 3-5 for an Overlord. (Difficulty?)
  • Repeated slashes on a dead body may form an "eternal fire" on the body itself, or the place where the body is laying. This does not affect gameplay and usually disappears upon leaving the area and returning. This effect also occurs when one ignites a corpse, then cuts off one of the limbs. The fire on the body will go out, but the removed limb will continue to burn indefinitely.

Behind the scenes

  • "Shish kebab" is a Turkish dish consisting of meat threaded on a skewer and grilled."Shish" literally means skewer.
  • The German Item name is "Rösti". This is the name of a meal made from ground and roasted potatoes and could be literally translated as "Roasty". Besides that the "Döner Kebab" is a Turkish/German Special Fast Food Meal that is served on a stick resembling the "Shish kebab"
  • The Spanish Item name is "Pincho Moruno", a Spanish dish made of various types of meat roasted on a spike.


The Shishkebab appears only in Fallout 3.


Weapons of Fallout 3

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


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