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Fallout 4 Perks Guide: How to make your character S.P.E.C.I.A.L.

Endurance, Charisma and Intelligence Perks

Fallout 4 Perks Endurance

Endurance Perks

Your overall physical fitness is defined by your Endurance rating. It affects your total Health and the Action Point drain from sprinting.
 
Level 01: Toughness
Improves your Damage Resistance
Rank 1 – Gain +10 Damage Resistance
Rank 2 – Gain +20 Damage Resistance (unlocks at level 9)
Rank 3 – Gain +30 Damage Resistance (unlocks at level 18)
Rank 4 – Gain +40 Damage Resistance (unlock at level 31)
Rank 5 – Gain +50 Damage Resistance (unlocks at level 46)
 
Level 02: Lead Belly
Eat or drink radiated food without the radiation side-effects
Rank 1 – Take less radiation from consuming radiated food
Rank 2 – Take even less radiation from consuming radiated food (unlocks level 6)
Rank 3 – Take no radiation from consuming radiated food (unlocks at level 17)
 
Level 03: Life Giver
Increases your maximum health
Rank 1 – Gain +20 to your maximum health
Rank 2 – Gain another +20 to your maximum health (unlocks at level 8)
Rank 3 – Gain yet another +20 to your maximum health; slowly regenerate health (unlocks at level 20)
 
Level 04: Chem Resistant
Reduces chems addiction
Rank 1 – 50 per cent less likely to become addicted while consuming chems
Rank 2 – Completely immune to chems addiction (unlocks at level 22)
Fallout 4 Perks Endurance
Level 05: Aquagirl
Gain the ability of swimming without becoming radiated, alongside additional perks
Rank 1 – Swimming no longer causes radiation damage; can breath underwater
Rank 2 – You are undetectable underwater (unlocks at level 22)
 
Level 06: Rad Resistant
Increases your Radiation Resistance
Rank 1 – Gain +10 Radiation Resistance
Rank 2 – Gain +20 Radiation Resistance (unlocks at level 13)
Rank 3 – Gain +30 Radiation Resistance (unlocks at level 26)
 
Level 07: Adamantium Skeleton
Limb damage is decreased
Rank 1 ­– Limb damage reduced by 30 per cent
Rank 2 – Limb damage reduced by 60 per cent (unlocks at level 13)
Rank 3 – Limb damage eliminated (unlocks at level 26)

Level 08: Cannibal
Being a cannibal suddenly becomes beneficial to your health
Rank 1 – Eating human corpses restores health
Rank 2 – Eating Ghoul or Super Mutant corpses restores health (unlocks at level 19)
Rank 3 – Eating human, Ghoul or Super Mutant corpses restores a large portion of health (unlocks at level 38)
 
Level 09: Ghoulish
Radiation exposure becomes beneficial to your health
Rank 1 – Radiation exposure restores health
Rank 2 – Radiation exposure restores even more health (unlocks at level 19)
Rank 3 ­– Radiation exposure restores an even larger chunk of health; Feral Ghouls will become friendly to you at random (unlocks at level 38)
 
Level 10: Solar Powered
Strength and Endurance get a +2 boost between dusk and dawn
Rank 1 – Strength and Endurance gets a +2 boost between the hours of 6am and 6pm
Rank 2 – Sunlight will slowly regenerate your radiation damage (unlocks at level 27)
Rank 3 – Sunlight will slowly regenerate your health (unlocks at level 50)

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Fallout 4 Perks Charisma

Charisma Perks

As in real life, your Charisma skill allows you to charm and convince others to come around to your way of thinking. You’ll be increasingly able to persuade in dialogue flow and adjust pricing by bartering.
 
Level 01: Cap Collector
Improved pricing at vendors
Rank 1 – At vendors, buying prices are cheaper and selling prices are higher
Rank 2 – At vendors, buying prices are even lower and selling prices are much higher (unlocks at level
Rank 3 – You can invest 500 caps into raising a store’s purchasing capacity (unlocks at level 41)
 
Level 02: Black Widow
Members of the opposite sex suffer attack bonuses and are easier to persuade in dialogue
Rank 1 ­– Members of the opposite sex take 5 per cent more damage in combat and are easier to persuade in dialogue
Rank 2 – Members of the opposite sex take 10 per cent more damage in combat and are even easier to persuade in dialogue; easier to pacify them using the Intimidation perk (unlocks at level 7)
Rank 3 – Members of the opposite sex take 15 per cent more damage in combat and are much easier to persuade in dialogue; even easier to pacify them using the Intimidation perk (unlocks at level 22)
 
Level 03: Lone Wanderer
Travelling along gives you extra defence points and the ability to carry more weight
Rank 1 ­– When travelling alone, you take 15 per cent less damage; carry weight is increased by 50
Rank 2 – When travelling alone, you take 30 per cent less damage; carry weight is increased by 100 (unlocks at level 17)
Rank 3 – When travelling alone, you gain a 25 per cent damage boost (unlocks at level 40)
 
Level 04: Attack Dog
Dogmeat can bite enemies, with the chance of causing them status ailments
Rank 1 – Dogmeat can bite and hold onto enemies, allowing you to have longer to hit them in V.A.T.S
Rank 2 – Dogmeat may cripple the limb he’s biting (unlocks at level 9)
Rank 3 – Dogmeant can possibly cause enemies to bleed from a bite wound (unlocks at level 25)
Fallout 4 Perks Charisma
Level 05: Animal Friend
Tame and pacify wild animals, gaining the ability to command them
Rank 1 – Aim at any animal below your level and gain the chance to pacify it
Rank 2 – Any pacified animals can be ordered to attack (unlocks at level 12)
Rank 3 – Any pacified animals can be issued specific commands (unlocks at level 28)
 
Level 06: Local Leader
Grants abilities that help manage and improve your various Wasteland settlements
Rank 1 – Gives you the ability to set up supply lines between settlements
Rank 2 – Gives you the ability to build stores and workstations at workshop settlements (unlocks at level 14)
 
Level 07: Party Girl
Grants resistance to alcohol and additional bonuses
Rank 1 – You can no longer get addicted to alcohol
Rank 2 – Alcohol effects are doubled (unlocks at level 15)
Rank 3 ­– Luck is increased by 3 when you’re under the influence of alcohol (unlocks at level 37)

Level 08: Inspirational
Your companion character inflicts more damage in combat, and cannot hurt you
Rank 1 – Your companion character will deal more damage and cannot hurt you
Rank 2 – Your companion character takes less damage and isn’t damaged by friendly fire (unlocks at level 19)
Rank 3 – Your companion character can carry more items (unlocks at level 43)
 
Level 09: Wasteland Whisperer
You can pacify Wasteland creatures and tame them
Rank 1 – Aim your weapon at any Wasteland creature below your level, gaining the chance to pacify it
Rank 2 – Any pacified Wasteland creature can be ordered to attack (unlocks at level 21)
Rank 3 ­– Any pacified Wasteland creature can be issued specific commands (unlocks 49)
 
Level 10: Intimidation
Pacify people and get them to do your bidding
Rank 1 – Aim your weapon at any human below your level, gain the chance to pacify them
Rank 2 – Any pacified human can be ordered to attack (unlocks at level 23)
Rank 3 – Any pacified human can be issued specific commands (unlocks at level 50)
Fallout 4 Perks Intelligence

Intelligence Perks

Intelligence is pretty self-explanatory, but it measures your overall mental ability. Plus, it affects the number of experience points you earn.
 
Level 01: V.A.N.S.
Provides assistance in quest navigation
Rank 1 – The closest quest target is displayed in V.A.T.S.
 
Level 02: Medic
Stimpaks and RadAway become more effective
Rank 1 – Stimpacks restore 40 per cent health and RadAway removes 40 per cent of radiation
Rank 2 – Stimpacks restore 60 per cent health and RadAway removes 60 per cent of radiation (unlocks at level 20)
Rank 3 – Stimpaks restore 80 per cent health and RadAway removes 80 per cent of radiation (unlocks at level 41)
Rank 4 – Stimpacks restore all lost health and RadAway removes all radition and works more quickly (unlocks at level 49)
 
Level 03: Gun Nut
Get access to enhanced gun mods
Rank 1 – Get access to base level and Rank 1 gun mods
Rank 2 – Get access to Rank 2 gun mods (unlocks at level 13)
Rank 3 – Get access to Rank 3 gun mods (unlocks at level 25)
Rank 4 – Get access to Rank 4 gun mods (unlocks at level 39)
 
Level 04: Hacker
Learn how to hack all sorts of terminals
Rank 1 – You can hack Advanced terminals
Rank 2 – You can hack Expert terminals (unlocks at level 9)
Rank 3 – You can hack Master terminals (unlocks at level 21)
Rank 4 – Never get locked out of a terminal, regardless of how many times you fail (unlocks at level 33)
Fallout 4 Perks Intelligence
Level 05: Scrapper
Salvage uncommon components to quickly build up your element variety
Rank 1 – Salvage uncommon components when scrapping weapons and armour
Rank 2 – Salvage rare components when scrapping weapons and armour; items with favourable components are highlighted (unlocks at level 23)
 
Level 06: Science
Gain access to stronger high-tech mods
Rank 1 – Gain access to base level and Rank 1 high-tech mods
Rank 2 – Gain access to Rank 2 high-tech mods (unlocks at level 17)
Rank 3 – Gain access to Rank 3 high-tech mods (unlocks at level 28)
Rank 4 – Gain access to Rank 4 high-tech mods (unlocks at level 41)
 
Level 07: Chemist
The effects of Chems is increased
Rank 1 – Effect of Chems lasts 50 per cent longer
Rank 2 – Effect of Chems lasts twice as long (unlocks at level 16)
Rank 3 – Effect of Chems lasts 150 per cent longer (unlocks at level 32)
Rank 4 – Effect of Chems lasts 200 per cent longer (unlocks at level 45)

Level 08: Robotics Expert
Hack robots and make them do your bidding
Rank 1 ­­– Hack a robot to turn them on or off, or initiate self-destruct
Rank 2 – Hacked robots can be ordered to attack (unlocks at level 17)
Rank 3 – Hacked robots can be issued specific commands (unlocks at level 28)
 
Level 09: Nuclear Physicist
Radiation weapons deal more damage and Fusion Cores last longer
Rank 1 – Radiation weapons inflict 50 per cent more damage and Fusion Cores last 25 per cent longer
Rank 2 – Radiation weapons inflict double the damage and Fusion Cores last 50 per cent longer (unlocks at level 14)
Rank 3 – Fusion Cores last twice as long and can be ejected from Power Armours like grenades (unlocks at level 26)
 
Level 10: Nerd Rage!
When health is low, time slows down and you gain additional Damage Resistance and deal more damage
Rank 1 – When health is below 20 per cent, time slows down and you gain +20 Damage Resistance, deal 20 per cent more damage for the duration
Rank 2 – Gain +30 Damage Resistance, deal 30 per cent more damage (unlocks at level 31)
Rank 3 – Gain +40 Damage Resistance, deal 40 per cent more damage; any kills restore some of your health (unlocks level 50)

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