You do 25% more damage when using any revolver, lever-action firearm, dynamite, knife, or hatchet but 25% less damage when using 9mm and .45 Auto Pistols and SMGs, Service Rifles, Assault and Marksman Carbines, Light Machine Guns, Frag Grenades, Grenade Rifles and Launchers, and Combat Knives.
—Fallout: DUST description

Cowboy is a perk in Fallout: DUST.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Cowboy, like most of the available perks, has been modified in DUST to also include negative effects. Cowboy will negate the effects of the Grunt perk, with a Survivor taking both perks ending up with no gains.

The following weapons will gain a 25% damage increase:

  • .357 Magnum Revolver
  • .44 Magnum Revolver
  • Abilene Kid LE BB Gun
  • BB Gun
  • Brush Gun
  • Combat Knife
  • Cowboy Carbine
  • Cowboy Repeater
  • Dynamite
  • Hunting Revolver
  • Knife
  • Lever-Action Shotgun
  • Long Fuse Dynamite
  • Lucky
  • Mysterious Magnum
  • Ranger Sequoia
  • Sacrificial Knife
  • That Gun
  • Throwing Hatchet
  • Throwing Knife
  • Time Bomb
  • Trail Carbine

The following weapons will have their damage reduced by 25%:

  • .45 Auto Pistol
  • .45 Auto Submachine Gun
  • 9mm Pistol
  • 9mm Submachine Gun
  • A Light Shining in Darkness
  • All-American
  • Assault Carbine
  • Combat Knife
  • Frag Grenade
  • Grenade Launcher
  • Grenade Rifle
  • Holy Frag Grenade
  • Light Machine Gun
  • Maria
  • Marksman Carbine
  • Sacrificial Knife
  • Survivalist's Rifle
  • Tribal Grenade Rifle
  • Vance's 9mm Submachine Gun

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Combat Knife and the Sacrificial Knife (formerly Chance's Knife) will see no change in damage with Grunt as they both are also in the Cowboy perk list, and therefore receive both the buff and debuff.
  • Numerous weapons that fit the perk's description are not affected by it, such as the 9mm Revolver or Gambler's Pal.

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