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Perks are special upgrades you'll be able to pick for your Rangers when they level up. Perks typically give you better effectiveness at a certain task, or give you a special bonus in specific situations. Unlocking perks requires Perk Points, which you'll earn every 4th level-up. Some Perks have Skill requirements to unlock, or require other Perks.
~ Desert Rangers Training Regulations 0.0036

This page lists all perks in Wasteland 2: Director's Cut. They are separated according to the following legend:

  • Offensive perks: Tied to weapons or general fighting-related perks.
  • Defensive perks: Related to your CON pool (hit points), armor, or avoiding ambushes and the like.
  • Action point perks: Everything that affects the AP pool.
  • Medical perks: Field healing.
  • Inventory perks: Anything tied to the inventory, including loot found.
  • Utility perks: Travel, skill checks, the like.
  • Social perks: Everything else.

List of perks[edit | edit source]

Offensive perks[edit | edit source]

General perks[edit | edit source]

This section lists all perks that are either not tied to a specific weapon skill or unlocking multiple options.

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Tormentor +10% damage to enemies in cover.
Tactical Positioning +25% damage dealt to enemies from behind when using melee or ranged weapons. Perception 3
Roboticist +20% damage against robots and synths. Computer Science 5
Applied Force +5% Stun chance when using melee weapons. Brute Force 5 Stunning Force
Big Game Hunter +10% damage vs. animals Animal Whisperer 6
Stunning Force +10% Stun chance when using melee weapons. Brute Force 7
Applied Force
Staggering Force
Staggering Force +15% Stun chance when using melee weapons. Brute Force 9
Applied Force
Stunning Force


Assault rifles[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements
Full Metal Jacket +1 Armor penetration with assault rifles. Assault Rifles 4
Melee Shooting -35% close range penalty when using assault rifles. Assault Rifles 6
Gunner Burst fire accuracy penalty reduced by 5%. Assault Rifles 8

Bladed weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Self Defense +1 Armor in close quarters when a bladed melee weapon is equipped. Bladed Weapons 3
Glancing Strike (Bladed) Melee attacks of opportunity unlocked, allowing you to attack enemies passing by, dealing 50% of normal damage. Bladed Weapons 5 Opportune Strike (Bladed)
Samurai +1 Armor Penetration with bladed weapons Bladed Weapons 6
Opportune Strike (Bladed) Attacks of opportunity deal 75% damage. Bladed Weapons 7
Glancing Strike (Bladed)
Strategic Strike (Bladed)
Adrenaline Rush +2 AP when below 25% hit points. Bladed Weapons 8
Strategic Strike (Bladed) Attacks of opportunity deal full damage. Bladed Weapons 9
Glancing Strike (Bladed Weapons)
Opportune Strike (Bladed Weapons)

Blunt weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Charge! +0.5 combat speed during the first combat turn. Blunt Weapons 4
Glancing Strike (Blunt) Melee attacks of opportunity unlocked, allowing you to attack enemies passing by, dealing 50% of normal damage. Blunt Weapons 5 Opportune Strike (Blunt)
Shoulder the Load -25% combat speed penalty while wearing heavy armor. Blunt Weapons 6
Opportune Strike (Blunt) Attacks of opportunity deal 75% damage. Blunt Weapons 7
Glancing Strike (Blunt)
Strategic Strike (Blunt)
Slayer 10% chance Blunt attacks use no AP. Blunt Weapons 8
Strategic Strike (Blunt) Attacks of opportunity deal full damage. Blunt Weapons 9
Glancing Strike (Blunt Weapons)
Opportune Strike (Blunt Weapons)

Brawling[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Free-For-All +10% chance to inflict random precision strike status effects on enemies while using Brawling attacks. Brawling 4
Glancing Strike (Brawling) Melee attacks of opportunity unlocked, allowing you to attack enemies passing by, dealing 50% of normal damage. Brawling 5 Opportune Strike (Brawling)
Opportune Strike (Brawling) Attacks of opportunity deal 75% damage. Brawling 7
Glancing Strike (Brawling)
Strategic Strike (Brawling)
Rush 'N Attack The first Brawling attack in the first turn of combat doesn't cost AP. Brawling 8
Strategic Strike (Brawling) Attacks of opportunity deal full damage. Brawling 9
Glancing Strike (Brawling)
Opportune Strike (Brawling)

Energy Weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Overcharge +10% damage against non-conductive (light) armor. Energy Weapons 3 Overload
Solar Powered +15% chance Energy Weapon attacks use no ammo. Energy Weapons 3
Overload +20% damage against non-conductive (light) armor. Energy Weapons 5
Overcharge
Atomize
Atomize +30% damage against non-conductive (light) armor. Energy Weapons 7
Overcharge
Overload

Handguns[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Zeroed +2% stacking Critical Chance bonus when repeatedly attacking a target with Handguns. The bonus is lost when changing targets. Handguns 4
Bandit +4% chance attacks with handguns will not use any action points. Handguns 5 Gunslinger
Gunslinger +8% free attack chance with pistols. Handguns 7
Bandit
Desperado
Desperado +12% free attack chance with pistols. Handguns 9
Gunslinger
Bandit

Heavy weapons[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Battering Fire +1% chance of inflicting precision strike effects per bullet

when using normal heavy weapon attacks.

Heavy Weapons 5 Overwhelming Fire
Overwhelming Fire +3% chance of inflicting precision strike effects with each

bullet fired in a normal heavy weapon attack.

Heavy Weapons 7
Battering Fire
Devastating Fire
Devastating Fire +5% chance of inflicting precision strike effects per bullet

when using normal heavy weapon attacks.

Heavy Weapons 9
Overwhelming Fire
Bullet-Ridden -1 Armor reduction on enemies when attacking them with Heavy Weapons. Heavy Weapons 10

Shotguns[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Careful Hunter -25% friendly fire chance with shotguns. Shotguns 2 Precise Hunter
Precise Hunter -50% friendly fire chance with shotguns. Shotguns 5
Careful Hunter
Master Hunter
Obliterator Attacking cover with Shotguns always completely destroys it. Shotguns 6
Master Hunter No friendly fire with shotguns. Shotguns 8
Careful Hunter
Precise Hunter

Sniper rifles[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Watchman No accuracy penalty when using Ambush. Sniper Rifles 3
Focused Shooter -15% Under Pressure penalty Sniper Rifles 5 Confident Shooter
Confident Shooter -30% Under Pressure penalty Sniper Rifles 7
Focused Shooter
Zen Shooter
Zen Shooter -45% Under Pressure penalty Sniper Rifles 9
Focused Shooter
Confident Shooter
Deadeye -1 AP to fire a sniper rifle if the character did not move during the turn. Sniper Rifles 10

Submachine guns[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Fast Reload -1 AP to reload Submachine Guns 4
Whack-a-Mole +15% Chance to Hit against enemies in cover Submachine Guns 6

Thrown explosives[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Long Arm +15% explosive throw range. Demolitions 2
Improvised Explosives +15% chance to recover a grenade-type weapon when disarming mines and booby traps. Demolitions 4
Bomberman +20% area of effect for explosives. Demolitions 6

Defensive perks[edit | edit source]

Armor and resistances[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Healthy +1 CON per level (retroactive)
Hardened +1 base Armor
Hit the Deck! -25% damage from explosives
Weathered -15% damage taken from critical hits.
Turtle +10% evasion bonus when in cover.
Ghost Immune to ambushes. Alarm Disarming 3
Quick Reflexes +3% Evasion. Alarm Disarming 6
Ghost
Armor Maintenance -20% damage from energy weapons Mechanical Repair 6
Reinforced Plating +1 Armor when wearing heavy armor. Weaponsmithing 8
Taunt -3% to enemy chance to hit when within leadership radius. Leadership 3 Enrage
Enrage -5% to enemy chance to hit when within leadership radius. Leadership 5
Taunt
Infuriate
Infuriate -7% to enemy chance to hit when within Leadership range Leadership 8
Taunt
Enrage

Medical[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
On the Mend +10% healing effectiveness when used on self Field Medic 3
Stimpaks +2% hit points automatically healed each combat turn. Field Medic 7
Trained Physician -25% post-revival status effect duration. Surgeon 3 Expert Physician
Smooth Operator +20 hit points healed when reviving downed squad members. Surgeon 6
Expert Physician -50% post-revival status effect duration. Surgeon 9
Trained Physician


Action point[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Limber -1 AP for crouching and standing.
Tinkerer +1 AP when wearing light armor Weaponsmithing 2
Bloodthirsty +1 AP for killing an enemy Hard Ass 7

Inventory and loot perks[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Hoarder +20% max. carry weight
Powder Packer +10% chance of finding bonus ammo when looting (global).
Cyber Scrounger Gain Energy Cells every time when using Computer Science and Alarm disarming. Computer Science 2
Alarm Disarming 2
Dowsing +25% chance of finding bonus scrap when digging up holes. Perception 6
Junk Diver +50% of chance of finding additional junk items when finding junk. Toaster Repair 2
Toaster Expert +50% chance to find bonus loot when using Toaster Repair (global) Toaster Repair 6
Deconstructing +25% more weapon parts gained when breaking down weapons Weaponsmithing 5

Utility perks[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Camel -10% water consumption on world map stacks with multiple squad members. Animal Whisperer 3
Overclocker Hacked enemy robots automatically gain the Overclocked buff Computer Science 8
Master Thief No critical failures when using either lockpicking or safecracking. Lockpicking 10
Safecracking 10
Handyman No critical failures when repairing. Mechanical Repair 3
Scout +25% vision range on the world map, incl. hidden caches Outdoorsman 3 Explorer
Explorer +50% vision range on the world map, incl. hidden caches and shrines. Outdoorsman 5
Scout
World Traveler
World Traveler All hidden caches and shrines revealed. Outdoorsman 7
Scout
Explorer


Social perks[edit | edit source]

Name Effect Requirements Unlocks
Pawner +20% more Scrap when selling junk items Barter 3
Loose Change +15% chance of finding bonus Scrap when looting containers (global). Barter 7
Intimidating +2 Hard Ass Hard Ass 1
Affable +2 Kiss Ass Kiss Ass 1
Silver-Tongued 5% discount on all purchases. Kiss Ass 7
Know-it-All +2 Smart Ass Smart Ass 1
Radiant Personality Doubles Charisma sum for the purposes of recruiting followers. Smart Ass 5