| ||關於the German made version of this weapon present in Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics，參見Glock 86 Plasma Pistol。|
Enclave Plasma Pistol
The Enclave Plasma Pistol is a powerful energy based sidearm in Fallout 3. The Plasma pistol has five tributary energy arcs connected to a central cathode, and the cathode functions as a point of focus, or the barrel. The energy is projected forward, probably by electromagnetic propeller built around the cathode. The propelled energy forms a Plasma Pinch; though rather slow, the pinch carries high levels of both thermal and kinetic energy. Naturally being a science fiction weapon, the science behind it isn't completely sound, but nonetheless the weapon is based upon scientific principles.
It fires superheated bolts of green plasma. The plasma pistol uses a semi-automatic firing action along with sixteen shots from an Energy Cell. Despite its good damage, the plasma pistol suffers from the same problems of the Enclave Plasma Rifle.
Upon firing the weapon, a large green burst of plasma is created which partially obstructs view. The plasma bolts travel slower than conventional bullets, which can miss if not properly aimed. As such, it is best to use plasma weapons at mid-range or in V.A.T.S. . Other than these problems the plasma pistol is a good sidearm for the energy weapon enthusiast.
The Plasma Pistol can be useful for clearing areas with gas leaks, since the plasma bolt can be used to ignite the gas from a safe distance.
- MPLX Novasurge (Mothership Zeta add-on) - Inaccurate, heavy, and inefficient, the MPLX Novasurge is everything a bad prototype should be. Excluding the fact that it's more than three times as powerful as the Enclave Plasma Pistol, even more powerful than A3-21's Plasma Rifle.
- The Plasma Pistol can usually only be found being carried by Enclave Officers. Officers can be found with most groups of Enclave Soldiers, although solid locations for them include Deathclaw Sanctuary and Raven Rock.
- The Broken Steel add-on adds several more locations where Plasma Pistols can be found;