The 5 Best Melee Weapons in Fallout 4

Whether you’re going for a melee build, or just need something reliable to get you out of some sticky close-up encounters, there are a whole bunch of great melee weapons in Fallout 4 to choose from. 

We’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 in the game, but please let us know in the comment section if you think a different weapon should be included. Here are the best melee weapons in Fallout 4

What are the best melee weapons in Fallout 4?

5. Pickman’s Blade

Pickman's Blade - Fallout 4
Pickman’s Blade – Fallout 4

If you’re going for a stealth melee build, Pickman’s Blade could be for you. It is strong, fast, and does Bleed damage that can wound your enemies into oblivion. Pickman’s Blade also has a hidden sneak attack bonus that deals extra damage to opponents. 

This combat knife melee weapon can be found in a wall safe behind Pickman’s painting. The safe requires Master level to get to it, though, so you have to get the key by navigating your way through a number of Pickman’s gangmen.

The only drawback of having this weapon so early is that the game may become too easy!

4. Atom’s Judgement

Atom's Judgement - Fallout 4
Atom’s Judgement – Fallout 4

Atom’s Judgement is easily one of the strongest melee weapons in Fallout 4. It is a unique super sledge that was added as part of the Far Harbor DLC and can be obtained during ‘The Heretic’ Children of Atom quest. 

Not only does it deal greater damage than the average super sledge, but it also deals a great amount of radiation damage, so it is a great choice if you’re fighting human opponents. 

Where Atom’s Judgement fails, though, is in its weight. It weighs a total of 20 pounds, and is a very slow and cumbersome weapon to use. For these reasons, it can’t be higher up on the list. 

3. Kremvh’s Tooth

Kremvh's Tooth - Fallout 4
Kremvh’s Tooth – Fallout 4

For anyone going for a melee build, you’ve probably already read about how good Kremvh’s Tooth is. 

This unique machete is modded with the Sacrificial Blade, which gives it a large damage boost and inflicts additional poison and bleeding. In fact, once you have found Kremvh’s Tooth, the Sacrificial Blade mod can be added to any other machete found in the game, too, which is another reason why this is one of the best Fallout 4 melee weapons. 

Kremvh’s Tooth can be found in an underwater shaft at Dunwich Borers marble quarry. If you go there, though, just watch out for The Forged and Feral Ghouls.  

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2. The Harvester

The Harvester - Fallout 4
The Harvester – Fallout 4

The Harvester is a unique staggering variant of the Ripper, and is one the most powerful weapons in the entire game. What makes it so great is that you can defeat any enemy in the game purely by keeping them staggered and hacking away at them until the job is done.  

It is also a relatively fast weapon, and is able to plough through crowds of enemies if you’re able to cripple them by targeting their limbs. 

The Harvester was added in the Far Harbor DLC and can be located at Echo Lake Lumber, in a Steamer Trunk inside the large building. 

1. Grognak’s Axe

Grognak's Axe - Fallout 4
Grognak’s Axe – Fallout 4

Grognak’s Axe is, in my opinion, the best weapon in Fallout 4. It is insanely powerful and causes enemies to stagger and bleed upon impact. Not only that, but Grognak’s Axe has uncharacteristically low AP cost for a two-handed weapon and you can get a high number of swings in using VATS. 

The only drawback to Grognak’s Axe is that it is a bit of a pain to get. For those willing to find it, though, it is located in an Advanced-locked display case on the First Floor of Hubrics Comics, behind the shop counter.  

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