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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 Gett Family Homestead: In the room with Nita.
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