Strength Perk

Your physical power is measured by Strength. It impacts the amount of weight you can carry and the damage of all melee attacks.

Iron Fist

Unleash your fury by channeling your chi! Your punching attacks will deal 20% more damage to your opponent.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 1

Channel your chi to unleash devastating fury! Your punching attacks will deal 20% more damage to your opponent.

2

STR 1

Your punching attacks now deal 40% more damage and can disarm your opponent.

3

STR 1

Your punching attacks now deal 60% more damage. Unarmed Power Attacks have a chance to cripple one of your opponent’s limbs.

4

STR 1

Your punching attacks now deal 80% more damage. Unarmed Power Attacks have an increased chance to cripple one of your opponent’s limbs.

5

STR 1 / LVL 46

Your punching attacks now deal double damage. Criticals in V.A.T.S. will paralyze your opponent.

Big Leagues

Swing for the fences with Big Leagues! Melee weapon damage will be increased by 20%.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 2

Swing for the fences! Melee weapon damage will be increased by 20%.

2

STR 2

You’ll now deal 40% more melee weapon damage and gain a chance to disarm your opponent.

3

STR 2

You’ll now deal 60% more melee weapon damage and gain an increased chance to disarm your opponent.

4

STR 2

You’ll now deal 80% more melee weapon damage and hit all targets in front of you.

5

STR 2 / LVL 42

You’ll now deal double damage with a melee weapon and gain a chance to cripple your opponent or slam their head off!

Armorer

Protect yourself from the dangers of the Wasteland with Armorer. You’ll gain access to base level and Rank 1 armor mods.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 3 / LVL

Protect yourself from the dangers of the Wasteland with access to base level and Rank 1 armor mods.

2

STR 3 / LVL 13

You’ll gain access to Rank 2 armor mods.

3

STR 3 / LVL 25

You’ll gain access to Rank 3 armor mods.

4

STR 3 / LVL 39

You’ll gain access to Rank 4 armor mods.

Blacksmith

The Blacksmith perk allows you to access base level and Rank 1 melee weapon mods by firing up the forge. This perk has 3 ranks and can be upgraded to gain access to higher level melee weapon mods. The minimum requirement for Rank 1 is STR 4.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 4

Fire up the forge and gain access to base level and Rank 1 melee weapon mods.

2

STR 4

Gain access to Rank 2 melee weapon mods

3

STR 4

Gain access to Rank 3 melee weapon mods

Heavy Gunner

The Heavy Gunner perk increases the damage dealt by heavy guns by 20%. This perk has 5 ranks and can be upgraded to gain even more damage and hip fire accuracy. The minimum requirement for Rank 1 is STR 5.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 5

Thanks to practice and conditioning, heavy guns do 20% more damage.

2

STR 5

Heavy guns now do 40% more damage, and have improved hip fire accuracy.

3

STR 5

Heavy guns now do 60% more damage. Hip fire accuracy is increased even more.

4

STR 5

Heavy guns now do 80% more damage and have a chance to stagger your opponent.

5

STR 5

Heavy guns now do double damage.

Strong Back

The Strong Back perk increases your carry weight by 25. This perk has 4 ranks and can be upgraded to allow running and fast traveling when overencumbered. The minimum requirement for Rank 1 is STR 6.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 6

Gain +25 to carry weight and become a part pack mule.

2

STR 6 / LVL 10

Gain +50 to carry weight.

3

STR 6 / LVL 20

Use Action Points to run when overencumbered.

4

STR 6 / LVL 30

Fast travel when overencumbered.

Stead Aim

The Stead Aim perk improves hip-fire accuracy when firing any gun. This perk has 2 ranks and can be upgraded to improve accuracy even more. The minimum requirement for Rank 1 is STR 7.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 7

Hip-fire accuracy is improved when firing any gun.

2

STR 7 / LVL 28

Hip-fire accuracy is improved even more when firing any gun.

Basher

The Basher perk increases the damage dealt by gun bashing by 25%. This perk has 4 ranks and can be upgraded to gain even more damage. The minimum requirement for Rank 1 is STR 8.

Rank

Requirements

Description

1

STR 8

Gun bashing does 25% more damage.

2

The following table shows the effects of Gun Bashing at different levels of strength. At level 5 with a strength of 8, gun bashing deals 50% more damage and has a chance to cripple the enemy. At level 14 with a strength of 8, gun bashing deals 75% more damage and has an increased chance of crippling the enemy. At level 26 with a strength of 8, gun bashing inflicts double the damage and has an increased chance of crippling the enemy, with a possibility of inflicting a critical hit.

The Rooted perk has 3 ranks. With a strength of 9, the first rank gives +25 damage resistance while standing still and increases melee and unarmed attack damage by 25%. The second rank, at level 22 with a strength of 9, increases the damage resistance to +50 and the melee and unarmed attack damage by 50% while standing still. The third rank, at level 43 with a strength of 9, allows automatic disarming of melee enemies while standing still.

The Pain Train perk has 3 ranks. With a strength of 10, the first rank allows sprinting into enemies while wearing power armor to hurt and stagger them, with the exception of robots and oversized enemies. The second rank, at level 24 with a strength of 10, causes severe damage and a more powerful stagger when sprinting into enemies while wearing power armor, with the exception of robots and oversized enemies. The third rank, at level 50 with a strength of 10, causes massive damage and knocks down enemies when sprinting into them while wearing power armor. Impact landing near enemies inflicts even more damage.

FAQ

1. What is a Strength Perk in video games?

A Strength Perk is a game mechanic that enhances a character’s physical abilities, such as strength, endurance, and melee combat skills. These perks are often found in role-playing games and first-person shooter games, where players can customize their character’s abilities to suit their playstyle. Depending on the game, Strength Perks can give players additional health, increased damage output, or the ability to carry heavier items.

2. How do I unlock Strength Perks?

The method for unlocking Strength Perks varies from game to game. In some games, players must level up their character’s strength attribute to unlock new perks. In others, perks are unlocked by completing specific objectives or by finding hidden items within the game world. It’s important to read the game’s instructions or consult online guides to determine how to unlock Strength Perks in a particular game.

3. Can I use Strength Perks in multiplayer games?

Whether or not Strength Perks can be used in multiplayer games depends on the specific game’s rules and settings. In some games, perks are disabled in multiplayer modes to create a level playing field for all players. In others, perks can be used, but are balanced against other perks to prevent any one player from having an unfair advantage. Again, it’s important to consult the game’s instructions or online guides to determine how perks work in multiplayer modes.

4. Are Strength Perks worth investing in?

Whether or not Strength Perks are worth investing in depends on the player’s playstyle and goals. If a player prefers melee combat or carrying heavy items, then Strength Perks may be a good investment. However, if a player prefers ranged combat or stealth, then other perks may be more valuable. As with any game mechanic, it’s important to experiment with different perks and playstyles to determine what works best for the individual player.

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