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Wasteland 3 returns with the weapon modification system in tow, with weapons capable of accepting a broad variety of permanent upgrades.

Warning: unlike Wasteland 2, there is no option to remove mods! Use mods sparingly and save them for weapons that need them most.

Stripping weapons using the Field Strip option has a chance of yielding new mods based on luck and the appropriate perks. The armor equivalent is Armor Mods.

Melee weapon mods[]

Grip[]

Category Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Accuracy Tactical grip
Icon Mod TacticalGrip.png
1 +3% Hit chance 1 Cannot be crafted.
Grooved grip
Icon Mod GroovedGrip.png
2 +5% Hit chance 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Overmolded grip
Icon Mod OvermoldedGrip.png
3 +7% Hit chance 6 7
Criticals Tape grip
Icon Mod TapeGrip.png
1 +2% Critical chance 1 Cannot be crafted.
Rubber grip
Icon Mod RubberGrip.png
2 +4% Critical chance 4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Fiberglass grip
Icon Mod FiberglassGrip.png
3 +6% Critical chance 8 9

Weight[]

Category Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Mass Arc weights
Icon Mod ArcWeights.png
1 +2 Damage 1 Cannot be crafted.
Heavy weights
Icon Mod HeavyWeights.png
2 +4 Damage 5 6 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Grand slam weights
Icon Mod GrandSlamWeights.png
3 +8 Damage 7 8
Balance Balancing weights
Icon Mod BalancingWeights.png
1 +1 Armor penetration
+4 Max damage
-4 Min damage
2 Cannot be crafted.
Symmetrical weights
Icon Mod SymmetricalWeights.png
2 +2 Armor penetration
+8 Max damage
-8 Min damage
5 6 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Counterforce weights
Icon Mod CounterforceWeights.png
3 +3 Armor penetration
+16 Max damage
-16 Min damage
9 10
Damage type conversions Battery pack
Icon Mod BatteryPack.png
Rare Converts to Energy damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Melee damage
35% to apply Shocked
10 10 Patriarch's Palace: In a Lockpick 10 safe in Liberty's room.
Cryo capsule
Converts to Cold damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Melee damage
Applies Frozen
7 7 Old Survivalist Bunker: In a container in the northeast of the location.
Incendiary capsule
Icon Mod IncendiaryCapsule.png
Converts to Fire damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Melee damage
Applies Burning
8 in Knox Bison Ranch. After defeating all enemies, you can find the recipe for incendiary capsule in a duffel bag
HE capsule
Icon Mod HECapsule.png
Converts to Explosive damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Melee damage
Applies Damaged Armor
10 10 Yuma County Speedway: In a safe.
Status effects Razor box
Icon Mod RazorBox.png
Rare 50% to apply Bleeding 6 3 Denver airport: Locked in Lockpick 7 safe in the Abondoned Hangars area.
Toxin cell
Icon Mod ToxinCell.png
Applies Poisoned 10 5 Hidden structure on the north-west part of the world map, in the rockies (require Nerd Stuff 7 or Mechanics 8 to open).
Concussion bell
Icon Mod ConcussionBell.png
+16 Max damage
-16 Min damage
35% to apply Stunned
10 8 Bunker located by the eastern borders of the world map (Eastern Plains, to the right of the bridge leading into Denver Outskirts). Requires Sneaky Shit 6 and Explosives 7 to acquire it without triggering the booby trap.

Ranged weapon mods[]

Barrel[]

Except shotguns and flamethrowers.

Category Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Materials Alloy barrel
Icon Mod AlloyBarrel.png
1 +2 Damage 1 Cannot be crafted.
Columbium barrel
Icon Mod ColumbiumBarrel.png
2 +4 Damage 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Titanium-cobalt barrel
Icon Mod Titanium-CobaltBarrel.png
3 +8 Damage 6 7
Lightweight barrel
Icon Mod LightweightBarrel.png
Rare +12% Hit chance
+1 Armor penetration
-12 Damage
8 8 Aspen: In the Hundred Families bunker in a Lockpick 9 safe.
Rifling Cut-rifled barrel
Icon Mod CutRifledBarrel.png
1 +1 Armor penetration
+4 Max damage
-4 Min damage
1 Cannot be crafted.
Broach-rifled barrel
Icon Mod BroachRifledBarrel.png
2 +2 Armor penetration
+8 Max damage
-8 Min damage
4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Hammerforge-rifled barrel
Icon Mod HammerForgedRifleBarrel.png
3 +3 Armor penetration
+16 Max damage
-16 Min damage
7 8
Shortened barrel
Icon Mod ShortenedBarrel.png
Rare +20 Damage
-10% Hit chance
8 8 "Snowed Inn" Resort, in the Lockpick 9 safe behind Nelius Dorsey.
Silencers Blast muffler
Icon Mod BlastMuffler.png
1 +2 Armor penetration
+10% Sneak attack damage
2 Cannot be crafted.
Sound suppressor
Icon Mod SoundSuppressor.png
2 +3 Armor penetration
+20% Sneak attack damage
5 6 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Phase silencer
Icon Mod PhaseSilencer.png
3 +4 Armor penetration
+30% Sneak attack damage
8 9

Choke[]

Shotguns and flamethrowers only.

Category Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Wide chokes Wide choke
Icon Mod WideChoke.png
1 +10 Cone angle 1 Cannot be crafted.
Cylinder choke
Icon Mod CylinderChoke.png
2 +15 Cone angle 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Open cylinder choke
Icon Mod OpenCylinderChoke.png
3 +20 Cone angle 5 6
Ragged choke
Icon Mod RaggedChoke.png
Rare +30 Cone angle
-3 Range
10 10
Full chokes Full choke
Icon Mod FullChoke.png
1 +1 Range 2 Cannot be crafted.
Extra full choke
Icon Mod ExtraFullChoke.png
2 +2 Range 4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Extra turkey choke
Icon Mod ExtraTurkeyChoke.png
3 +3 Range 6 7
Extended choke
Icon Mod ExtendedChoke.png
Rare +5 Range
-20 Cone angle
10

Magazine[]

Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Long mag
Icon Mod LongMag.png
1 +1 Magazine size 1 Cannot be crafted.
Extended mag
Icon Mod ExtendedMag.png
2 +2 Magazine size 2 3 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Max capacity mag
Icon Mod MaxCapacityMag.png
3 +4 Magazine size 3 4
Oversized mag
Icon Mod OversizedMag.png
Rare +8 Magazine size
+1 Action Points to reload
7 7 World Map: In a hidden structure between Colorado Springs and Hoon Homestead.
Advanced materials mag
Icon Mod AdvancedMaterialsMag.png
-1 Magazine size
-1 Action Points to reload
8 8 Little Hell: In a container behind Vic Buchanan.
Quickfire mag
Icon Mod QuickfireMag.png
-1 Action Points to attack 10 10 Yuma County Speedway: In a container in the room with Percival Wesson.

Scope[]

Category Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Collimators Reflex scope
Icon Mod ReflexScope.png
1 +2% Critical chance 1 Cannot be crafted.
Red dot scope
Icon Mod RedDotScope.png
2 +3% Critical chance 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Holographic scope
Icon Mod HolographicScope.png
3 +4% Critical chance 5 6
DeadEye experimental scope
Icon Mod DeadEyeExperimentalScope.png
Rare +6% Critical chance
-5 Range
8 8
Scopes 21mm magnifying scope
Icon Mod 21mmMagnifyingScope.png
1 +2 Range 2 Cannot be crafted.
32mm magnifying scope
Icon Mod 32mmMagnifyingScope.png
2 +4 Range 4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
38mm magnifying scope
Icon Mod 38mmMagnifyingScope.png
3 +6 Range 6 7
FarSight computer assisted scope
Icon Mod FarSightComputerAssistedScope.png
Rare +9 Range
-5% Critical chance
9 9

Underbarrel[]

Category Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Flashlights Underbarrel light
Icon Mod UnderbarrelLight.png
1 +3% Hit chance 1 Cannot be crafted.
Tactical light
Icon Mod TacticalLight.png
2 +5% Hit chance 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
SWAT light
Icon Mod SWATLight.png
3 +7% Hit chance 5 6
Wide spectrum light
Icon Mod WideSpectrumLight.png
Rare +10% Hit chance
-5% Critical damage
10 10 Locked Bunker NE of Cannibal Jamboree. Requires (Picklock: 8 / Survival: 6)
Laser sights Laser sight
Icon Mod LaserSight.png
1 +5% Critical damage 2 Cannot be crafted.
Spec-ops laser sight
Icon Mod Spec-opsLaserSight.png
2 +10% Critical damage 6 7 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Ultraviolet laser sight
Icon Mod UltravioletLaserSight.png
3 +15% Critical damage 6 7
Computer assisted laser sight
Icon Mod ComputerAssistedLaserSight.png
Rare +25% Critical damage
-5% Hit chance
10 10 World map: In a Sealed Bunker to the south-east of Union Station and east of Ghost Town. Requires: 5 (First Aid / Survival) and 4 (Mechanics / Picklock) to open.
Damage type conversions Incendiary linkage
Icon Mod IncendiaryLinkage.png
Rare Converts to Fire damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Ranged damage
15% to apply Burning
3 3 Inside Lockpick 9 safe in the Scorpitron world map encounter near Tellurium Mine.
Cryocell linkage
Icon Mod CryocellLinkage.png
Converts to Cold damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Ranged damage
15% to apply Frozen
4 4 Department of Energy Site
Plasma linkage
Icon Mod PlasmaLinkage.png
Converts to Energy damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Ranged damage
15% to apply Shocked
6 6 Scorpitron world map encounter near Steeltown.
HE fuse linkage
Icon Mod HEFuseLinkage.png
Converts to Explosive damage
+99 Armor penetration
-10% Ranged damage
15% to apply Damaged Armor
8 8 Tellurium Mine: In a grenade container.
Damage boosters Toxic linkage
Icon Mod ToxicLinkage.png
Rare +8 Damage
75% to apply Poisoned
6 6 Machine Commune Abandoned Hangars: In a container.
Crippling linkage
Icon Mod CripplingLinkage.png
+8 Damage
50% to apply Slowed
10 7 Cannibal Jamboree: On one of the cannibals.
Razor linkage
Icon Mod RazorLinkage.png
+8 Damage
25% to apply Bleeding
10 6
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