Fallout 4: How to Get Ashmaker

Ashmaker is a unique heavy weapon that sets targets on fire, and you can get it at the end of a quest in Fallout 4.

Fallout 4 Ashmaker stats tooltip

Experiment 18-A is a unique heavy weapon that you can get a reward at the end of The Big Dig quest. Furthermore, it comes with the Incendiary Legendary effect, which deals with an additional 15 points of fire damage to enemies.

Ashmaker Location and where to find in Fallout 4:

  • Location: Bobbi’s Place, on the southeast corner of Goodneighbor, door at the end of an ally
  • Dropped by/Looted From: Ashmaker drops from the NPC Fahrenheit (or can be a quest reward from her) at the end of The Big Dig quest.

How to Get Ashmaker in Fallout 4

Fallout 4 How to Get Ashmaker

To get Ashmaker in Fallout 4, you need to find Bobbi in Goodneighbor, agree to help her out, accept The Big Dig quest, and reach the confrontation at the end with Fahrenheit. Goodneighbor is found to the northeast of Diamond City Market.

You’ll have to choose the final dialogue with Fahrenheit, but you can get Ashmaker regardless of your choice. If you side with Fahrenheit against Bobbi, then she will reward you with Ashmaker; however, if you choose to side with Bobbi, it will lead to a fight with Fahrenheit. Kill her (ensure she has Ashmaker equipped first), and you can loot Ashmaker afterward.

The Big Dig Main Objectives

  • Find Bobbi’s Place at the end of an alleyway in the southeast area of Goodneighbor.
  • I agree to help her and receive The Big Dig quest.
  • Join the dig, kill the Mirelurks
  • Meet Bobbi in Diamond City
  • Get Mel out of jail
  • Return to the Dig, and continue through until you reach the Storeroom
  • Choose to side with either Bobbi or Fahrenheit
  • Receive Ashmaker as a reward, or loot Ashmaker from Fahrenheit

Ashmaker Stats, Perks, & How to Use It in Fallout 4

Fallout 4 Ashmaker stats tooltip

Ashmaker Stats and Effects in Fallout 4:

  • Weapon Type: Unique Heavy Weapon
  • Effect(s): +15 Fire Damage
  • Base Damage: 8
  • Ammo: 5mm round
  • Clip Size: 500
  • Fire Rate: 272
  • Range: 131
  • Accuracy: 35
  • AP Cost: 40
  • Value: 300
  • Weight: 27.4

How to use Ashmaker

In Fallout 4, Ashmaker is a unique heavy weapon that deals base physical damage and also has a unique effect that sets targets on fire and deals +15 fire damage over 3 seconds. However, the extra fire damage does not stack. This means that if you fire the Ashmaker at a target already on fire, the timed duration merely resets. This weapon will benefit from the Bloody Mess and Heavy Gunner perks, and is a fun weapon to use with a Power Armor build.

Furthermore, you should be aware that the required ammo for this weapon is not readily available, especially in the early game. Merchants will typically not start stocking the 5mm rounds until you have reached level 24.

The Ashmaker works best when used in scenarios facing many low-level enemies. Unarmored targets such as roving animals and feral ghouls are particularly susceptible to fire damage.

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