|Ammo Type||Alien Power Cell|
The Firelance is a unique variant of the Alien Blaster that can only be acquired via a random encounter. It is one of the most powerful weapons found throughout Fallout 3. It uses the same ammo as the Alien Blaster, the Alien Power Cells. Only one Firelance can be gained per character. When a round from the Firelance strikes a target, they are set on fire. If the player has the Pyromaniac Perk, the weapon damage is increased to 120. The gun also has a 100% critical hit rate. The Firelance degrades extremely quickly.
The location of the random encounter is not fixed, and can change each time.