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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. 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 Hit Chance: +3% 1 Cannot be crafted.
Grooved grip Icon Mod GroovedGrip.png 2 Hit Chance: +5% 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Overmolded grip Icon Mod OvermoldedGrip.png 3 Hit Chance: +7% 6 7
Criticals Tape grip Icon Mod TapeGrip.png 1 Crit Chance: +2% 1 Cannot be crafted.
Rubber grip Icon Mod RubberGrip.png 2 Crit Chance: +4% 4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Fiberglass grip Icon Mod FiberglassGrip.png 3 Crit Chance: +6% 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 Damage: +2 1 Cannot be crafted.
Heavy weights Icon Mod HeavyWeights.png 2 Damage: +4 5 6 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Grand slam weights Icon Mod GrandSlamWeights.png 3 Damage: +8 7 8
Balance Balancing weights Icon Mod BalancingWeights.png 1 Armor Penetration: +1
Max Damage: +4
Min Damage: -4
2 Cannot be crafted.
Symmetrical weights Icon Mod SymmetricalWeights.png 2 Armor Penetration: +2
Max Damage: +8
Min Damage: -8
5 6 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Counterforce weights Icon Mod CounterforceWeights.png 3 Armor Penetration: +3
Max Damage: +16
Min Damage: -16
9 10
Damage type conversions Incendiary capsule Icon WeaponMod Melee Weight Unique IncendiaryMod.png Rare Converts to Fire damage
Penetration: +99
Melee damage bonus: -10%
100% to apply Burning
8
Battery pack Icon Mods BatteryPack.png Converts to Energy damage
Penetration: +99
Melee damage bonus: -10%
35% to apply Shocked
10 10 Patriarch's Palace: In a Lockpick 10 safe in Liberty's room.
HE capsule Icon WeaponMod Melee Weight Unique ExplosiveMod.png Converts to Explosive damage
Penetration: +99
Melee damage bonus: -10%
100% to apply 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 100% to apply 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 ItemIcons Mods ConcussionBellV1.png Max Damage: +16
Min Damage: -16
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 ItemIcons Mods AlloyBarrel.png 1 Damage: +2 1 Cannot be crafted.
Columbium barrel ItemIcons Mods ColumbiumBarrel.png 2 Damage: +4 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Titanium-cobalt barrel ItemIcons Mods Titanium-CobaltBarrel.png 3 Damage: +8 6 7
Lightweight barrel ItemIcons Mods lightweightbarrel.png Rare Hit Chance: +12%
Armor Penetration: +1
Damage: -12
8 8 Aspen: In the Hundred Families bunker in a Lockpick 9 safe.
Rifling Cut-rifled barrel ItemIcons Mods CutRifledBarrel.png 1 Armor Penetration: +1
Max Damage: +4
Min Damage: -4
1 Cannot be crafted.
Broach-rifled barrel ItemIcons Mods BroachRifledBarrel.png 2 Armor Penetration: +2
Max Damage: +8
Min Damage: -8
4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Hammerforge-rifled barrel Icon Mod HammerForgedRifleBarrel.png 3 Armor Penetration: +3
Max Damage: +16
Min Damage: -16
7 8
Shortened barrel ItemIcons Mods ShortBarrel.png Rare Damage: +20
Hit Chance: -10%
8 8 "Snowed Inn" Resort, in the Lockpick 9 safe behind Nelius Dorsey.
Silencers Blast muffler Icon Mods BlastMuffler.png 1 Armor Penetration: +2
Sneak Attack Damage: +10%
2 Cannot be crafted.
Sound suppressor Icon Mods SoundSuppressor.png 2 Armor Penetration: +3
Sneak Attack Damage: +20%
5 6 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Phase silencer Icon Mods PhaseSilencer.png 3 Armor Penetration: +4
Sneak Attack Damage: +30%
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 ItemIcons Mods WideChoke.png 1 Cone Angle: +10 1 Cannot be crafted.
Cylinder choke ItemIcons Mods CylinderChokev2.png 2 Cone Angle: +15 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Open cylinder choke ItemIcons Mods OpenCylinderChokev2.png 3 Cone Angle: +20 5 6
Ragged choke ItemIcons Mods RaggedChoke.png Rare Cone Angle: +30
Range: -3
10 10
Full chokes Full choke ItemIcons Mods FullChoke.png 1 Range: +1 2 Cannot be crafted.
Extra full choke ItemIcons Mods ExtraFullChoke.png 2 Range: +2 4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Extra turkey choke ItemIcons Mods ExtraTurkeyChoke.png 3 Range: +3 6 7
Extended choke ItemIcons Mods ExtendedChoke.png Rare Range: +5
Cone Angle: -20
10

Magazine

Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Long mag ItemIcons Mods Longmag.png 1 Magazine Size: +1 1 Cannot be crafted.
Extended mag ItemIcons Mods ExtendedMag.png 2 Magazine Size: +2 2 3 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Max capacity mag ItemIcons Mods MaxCapacity.png 3 Magazine Size: +4 3 4
Oversized mag ItemIcons Mods OversizedMag.png Rare Magazine Size: +8
AP to Reload: +1
7 7 World Map: In a hidden structure between Colorado Springs and Hoon Homestead.
Advanced materials mag ItemIcons Mods AdvancedMaterials.png Magazine Size: -1
AP to Reload: -1
8 8 Little Hell: In a container behind Vic Buchanan.
Quickfire mag ItemIcons Mods Quickfire.png AP to Attack: -1 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 Mods DeadEyeScope 1.png 1 Crit Chance: +2% 1 Cannot be crafted.
Red dot scope Icon Mods DeadEyeScope 2.png 2 Crit Chance: +3% 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Holographic scope Icon Mods DeadEyeScope 3.png 3 Crit Chance: +4% 5 6
DeadEye experimental scope Icon Mods DeadEyeExperimentalScope.png Rare Crit Chance: +6%
Range: -5
8 8
Scopes 21mm magnifying scope Icon Mods FarsightScope 1.png 1 Range: +2 2 Cannot be crafted.
32mm magnifying scope Icon Mods FarsightScope 2.png 2 Range: +4 4 5 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
38mm magnifying scope Icon Mods FarsightScope 3.png 3 Range: +6 6 7
FarSight computer assisted scope Icon Mods FarSightComputerAssistedScope.png Rare Range: +9
Crit Chance: -5%
9 9

Underbarrel

Category Name Image Tier Effects Weapon Modding to mount Weapon Modding to craft Recipe
Flashlights Underbarrel light Icon Mods TacticalLight 1.png 1 Hit Chance: +3% 1 Cannot be crafted.
Tactical light Icon Mods TacticalLight 2.png 2 Hit Chance: +5% 3 4 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
SWAT light Icon Mods TacticalLight 3.png 3 Hit Chance: +7% 5 6
Wide spectrum light Icon Mods TacticalLight 4.png Rare Hit Chance: +10%
Crit Multiplier: -5%
10 10 Locked Bunker NE of Cannibal Jamboree. Requires (Picklock: 8 / Survival: 6)
Laser sights Laser sight Icon Mods ComputerAssistedLaserSight 1.png 1 Crit Multiplier: +5% 2 Cannot be crafted.
Spec-ops laser sight Icon Mods ComputerAssistedLaserSight 2.png 2 Crit Multiplier: +10% 6 7 Unlocked by leveling Weapon Modding.
Ultraviolet laser sight Icon Mods ComputerAssistedLaserSight 3.png 3 Crit Multiplier: +15% 6 7
Computer assisted laser sight Icon Mods ComputerAssistedLaserSight 4.png Rare Crit Multiplier: +25%
Hit Chance: -5%
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 Mods IncendiaryLinkage.png Rare Converts to Fire damage
Penetration: +99
Ranged damage bonus: -10%
15% to apply Burning
3 3 Inside Lockpick 9 safe in the Scorpitron world map encounter near Tellurium Mine.
Cryocell linkage Icon Mods CryocellLinkage.png Converts to Cold damage
Penetration: +99
Ranged damage bonus: -10%
15% to apply Frozen
4 4 Department of Energy Site
Plasma linkage Icon Mods PlasmaLinkage.png Converts to Energy damage
Penetration: +99
Ranged damage bonus: -10%
15% to apply Shocked
6 6 Scorpitron world map encounter near Steeltown.
HE fuse linkage Icon Mods HE FuseLinkage.png Converts to Explosive damage
Penetration: +99
Ranged damage bonus: -10%
15% to apply Damaged Armor
8 8 Tellurium Mine: In a grenade container.
Damage boosters Toxic linkage Icon WeaponMod Ranged Underbarrel Unique PoisonBarrel.png Rare Damage +8
75% to apply Poisoned
6 6 Machine Commune Abandoned Hangars: In a container.
Crippling linkage Icon WeaponMod Ranged Underbarrel Unique SlowBarrel.png Damage +8
50% chance to apply Slowed
10 7 Cannibal Jamboree: On one of the cannibals.
Razor linkage Icon WeaponMod Ranged Underbarrel Unique SerratedBarrel.png Damage +8
25% to apply Bleeding
10 6
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