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Wasteland 2 Skill Guide

Skill Guide







Combat Skills
  • Assault Rifles: Increase accuracy and damage with assault rifles. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Bladed Weapons: Increase accuracy and damage with bladed weapons. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Blunt Weapons: Increase accuracy and damage with blunt weapons. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Brawling: Gain more attacks per round in hand-to-hand combat. In addition, close combat kills double your experience. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Energy Weapon: Increase accuracy and damage with energy weapons. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Handguns: Increase accuracy and damage with handguns. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Heavy Weapons: Increase accuracy and damage with heavy weapons. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Shotguns: Increase accuracy and damage with shotguns. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Sniper Rifles: Increase accuracy and damage with sniper rifles. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Submachine Guns: Increase accuracy and damage with submachine guns. Costs 2 survival points.



General Skills

  • Animal Whisperer: Influence animals and get them to join your side. A single animal can only be charmed once. Charmed animals give you a +1 benefit in an attribute depending on the animal (ie a chicken gives +1 Luck). Costs 2 survival points.
  • Brute Force: Increase the likelihood of smashing or breaking objects. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Barter: Get better discounts when dealing with merchants. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Hard Ass: Unlocks more intimidate options in conversations. Hard Ass options will appear on dialogue screens with a high enough rank. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Kiss Ass: Unlocks new dialogue options that allow you to influence other characters. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Leadership: Leaders provide bonuses to those around them. Charisma determines the radius of that effect. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Outdoorsman: Allows a character to easily avoid encounters on the world map. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Perception: Use this skill in an area to focus on objects or traps. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Smart Ass: Unlocks new dialogue options in conversation in which you use intelligence to your advantage. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Weaponsmithing: Modify and repair weapons. Costs 2 survival points.



Knowledge Skills

  • Alarm Disarming: Disable alarms on doors and other items.
  • Computer Science: Hack computers or get enemy robots to join your side. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Demolitions: Increase accuracy with TNT, grenades, and other explosives. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Field Medic: Use medical items to heal and remove negative status effects. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Lockpicking: Use lockpicks to open doors and chests. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Mechanical Repair: Repair mechanical items. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Safecracking: Gain the ability to open safes and vaults. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Surgeon: Gain the ability to revive party members. Costs 2 survival points.
  • Toaster Repair: Repair toasters, which sometimes have useful items. Costs 3 survival points.