Melee Combat Weapons is a weapon category in Wasteland 3. Melee Weapons consist of blunt weapons and bladed weapons. Each weapon's stats and/or effects can be changed or upgraded by slotting Weapon Mods to it, you can check our Weapon Modding page to learn more about the skill that can help in weapon modification, apart from mods, some weapons also include its own unique ability. Melee Combat Weapons are found as either common or uncommon types that can be obtained through looting chests or crates, dropped by hostile characters, acquired as a reward, and purchased from Merchants. This page will indicate a list of all the Melee Combat Weapons in Wasteland 3, and it will also include its description, values, and information on how to obtain it and where to find it.

Weapon Requirements

Each weapon requires a certain level of skill in order for the character to be able to manage it. This doesn't mean that you can't equip weapons that don't meet your skill level, you can, however, still equip weapons at the result of weapon penalties when it is used in combat. So for example, if you equip an Assault Rifle that requires a Lvl. 4 Automatic Weapons skill, but you're only at Lvl. 2, you can still use it but you'll be penalized with negative effects such as a less chance of inflicting critical hits, decreased critical damage, and more. All Blunt and Bladed Melee Weapons require a certain skill level of Melee Combat.

Weapon Modifications

Weapons can be modified by placing Weapon Mods to it. There is a variety of weapon mods that are specific to certain types of guns which changes the statistical value or adds effects to it once it is slotted. Players cannot remove a slotted mod to a weapon, however, you can replace it, but the previously slotted weapon mod will be lost. So make sure to decide properly when it comes to weapon modification.




Wasteland 3 Melee Combat Weapons



Skill Requirement

Weapon Ability





Blade of Winter
Lvl. 1 Melee Combat none 3 22-31 85% x2.3
Clown Hammer
Lvl. 5 Melee Combat none 4 43-53 80% x2.8
Dental Pick
Lvl. 4 Melee Combat none 3 50-70 85% x2.4
Lvl. 3 Melee Combat none 3 26-36 85% x2.4
Lvl. 6 Melee Combat none 3 49-67 85% x2.5
Hunting Knife
Lvl. 1 Melee Combat none 3 13-19 85% x2.4
Ice Axe
Lvl. 2 Melee Combat Sucker Punch 3 20-28 85% x2.3
Ion Blade
Lvl. 2 Melee Combat none 3 26-36 85% x2.06
Lvl. 1 Melee Combat none 4 25-31 70% x2.7
Monkey Wrench
Lvl. 1 Melee Combat none 4 20-24 80% x2.7
Rib Cracker
Lvl. 4 Melee Combat Heavy Attack 4 31-39 80% x2.9
Road Sign Cleaver
Lvl. 3 Melee Combat Heavy Attack 3 32-44 85% x2.4
Road Warrior
Lvl. 2 Melee Combat Sucker Punch 4 24-29 80% x2.9
Shock Mace
Lvl. 6 Melee Combat none 4 50-61 80% x2.4
Lvl. 5 Melee Combat Reckless Attack 3 41-56 85% x2.8
Patriarch's Prototype Hammer
Lvl. 7 Melee Combat Reckless Attack 4 95-116 80% x3.6
Dorsey Family Sword
Lvl. 6 Melee Combat None 3 75-103 85% 3.2%
Last Stop
Last Stop
Lvl. 5 Melee Combat None ?? ?? 85% x2.1
Dorsey Gut-Ripper
Dorsey Gut-Ripper
Lvl. 2 Melee Combat 25% to apply Bleeding 3 15-20 85% x2.1
Billy's Bleat
Billy's Bleat
Lvl. 2 Melee Combat 25% chance to apply poisoned ?? 24-32 85% x2.1
Lvl. 5 Melee Combat ?? ?? ?? ?? ??
Lvl. 6 Melee Combat +15% to apply Bleeding
Heavy Attack
3 57-78 85% x2.1
Lvl. 2 Melee Combat          
Lvl. 2 Melee Combat          
Bone Crusher
Bone Crusher
Lvl. 3 Melee Combat Reckless Attack 4 27-33 80% x2.5
Ace's Wrench
Ace's Wrench
Lvl. 3 Melee Combat          
Mining Mallet
Mining Mallet
Lvl. 5 Melee Combat 15% to apply Crippled 4 45-54 80% x2.5
Makeshift Mace
Makeshift Mace
Lvl. 6 Melee Combat Reckless Attack 4 64-78 80% x2.5
Engine Block Sledge
Engine Block Sledge
Lvl. 7 Melee Combat 20% to apply Burning 4 77-94 80% x2.5
The Real Bloodstaff
The Real Bloodstaff
Lvl. 7 Melee Combat 100% to apply Bleeding 4 84-103 70% x2.5
Plasma Hammer
Plasma Hammer
Lvl. 8 Melee Combat 15% to apply Shocked
Heavy Attack
4 83-101 80% x2
Hydraulic Hammer
Hydraulic Hammer
Lvl. 9 Melee Combat Reckless Attack 4 109-133 80% x2.5
Hand of the Patriarch
Hand of the Patriarch
Lvl. 10 Melee Combat ?? 4 ?? ?? ??


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    • Anonymous

      11 Sep 2020 00:10  

      your missing a lvl 8 hammer, i think it was called propulsion hammer. does a decent amount more damage then the prototype hammer.

      • Anonymous

        08 Sep 2020 12:44  

        Missing the weapons from Brygo armory line it seems. Jacknife (blade) and Jaw Breaker (brawl), both are quite good for the level you can use them for.

        • Anonymous

          05 Sep 2020 05:06  

          There is also the chainsaw sword.
          119-163 at 0 melee.
          139-191 at 9 melee.
          100% bleed chance
          And reckless attack.
          Only found one through a clouds tribe merchant in the open world. Located located east of the knox ranch.

          • Anonymous

            01 Sep 2020 14:29  

            The perk "Striking Distance" doesn't improve Combat Speed by +0.5 even when I have 2 melee weapons equipped

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