Wasteland 3 lore and skill books
This page lists Wasteland 3 lore and skill books. The lore books are interactable objects that you can use to get a little more detail about the plot and the setting, while skill books immediately, permanently raise a skill by +1. Obviously, they're best saved for that tasty, final level.
Collecting all lore books unlocks an achievement.
Lore books[edit | edit source]
*Patch 1.3.0: Achievement is no longer bugged. The "Care, Repair, And Prepare" book was removed from the requirements as it was unobtainable before.
|Orders from Ranger Command||Ambush Site: Received from Major Vera Prasad.|
|Old Journal||Ranger HQ: War Room. Inside a locked desk (Lockpicking 2).|
|Slaver's note||Ranger HQ: Med Bay. Looted from a corpse (MISSABLE if you leave the HQ and reset the room).|
|Dorsey prisoner's note||Downtown Colorado Springs: Pillory Square. Received from Magistrate Silas Watkins. (MISSABLE! Only when you demanded justice for the Dorsey prisoner during the first dialogue with The Patriarch. This option requires Leadership 2).|
|Encyclopedia Robotica||Ranger HQ: War Room. In the western desk table (spawns after you leave HQ for the first time).|
|The Gospel of Nick (No, Not That Nick, the Other Nick)||Garden of the Gods: In a hidden snowpile to the west from the main road.|
|The Gospel of Nicholas||Broadmoor Heights: Church of the Final Deluge. On a bookstand, in the eastern part of the church.|
|The Clown's Guide to Paints, Makeup and Acid||Sans Luxe Apartments: Inside a container in the locked apartment (Lockpicking 5).|
|Survivalist's diary||Hoon Homestead: Looted from a corpse in the bunker (MISSABLE if you choose not to save Hoon Homestead during the Heads or Tails mission).|
|Farmer's diary||Bizarre Exterior: Greenhouse. Looted from a corpse.|
|Payaso letter||Bizarre Exterior: Toy Workshop. Inside a container in the locked room (Lockpicking 5).|
|JabJab's Joke Book||Warrens: Prison Block. Inside a locked locker (Lockpicking 5).|
|Ditso's letter||Warrens: Chapel. Looted from Ditso Gogo's corpse.|
|A Letter from Aunt Ellen||Old Survivalist Bunker: Lounge. Upstairs, on the table next to the Cyborg Chicken.|
|Official-looking letter||Old Survivalist Bunker: Makeshift Hospital. Looted from the guard's leader.|
|Bunker pamphlet||Old Survivalist Bunker: Storage (Flooded). On the wooden crate.|
|The Sensuous Toaster||Monster Army Bunker: Entrance Lobby. Repair the toaster (Toaster Repair 5).|
|Monster Army note||Monster Army Bunker: Inside a locked container behind the door to the west from the Entrance Lobby area (Lockpicking 7).|
|Mutilated diary||Machine Commune: Looted from a corpse next to V.I.C.I.|
|Note from November 13th||Machine Commune: Looted from a corpse next to V.I.C.I.|
|Godfisher holy book||Denver Ruins: East Ruins. Looted from Flensing-Ice's corpse.|
|Stoll's burden||Clown Museum: Frozen corpse in the yard. (Melt it down with flamethrowers).|
|Foreman's log||Aspen: Construction Yard. Inside a container in the northwestern room.|
|Note to Llewellyn||Little Hell: Basement. Inside the locked locker next to Llewellyn.|
|Everybody Shits!||Little Hell: Pool. Inside a small box on the right side.|
|Patient report: Saul Buchanan||Little Hell: Patriarch's Suite. In the large container behind Vic Buchanan.|
|The Distinguished Annals of Toaster Repair, Vol. XIV||Toaster Repair Academy: In the bookcase next to the altar.|
|REDACTED Orders||Department of Energy Site: Laboratory. Inside a container in the southeastern corner.|
|Removed from the game as of Patch 1.3.0 (inXile post)
Skill books[edit | edit source]
|Be The Dog||Animal Whisperer||Denver Ruins: Search the airport.|
|Weinberger Guide to Body Armor Customization||Armor Modding||Denver Ruins: Received from Sister Nancy Forge (only for passing Weapon Modding 5 check, not Nerd Stuff 4).|
|The Infantrymen's Bible||Automatic Weapons||Reward from the Hoons during their mission.
Second copy: World Map bunker to the north west from Colorado Springs.
|The Brooklyn Bridge: Sold||Barter||Tellurium Mine (World map location in the north).|
|The Legend of Bazooka Jim||Big Guns||Patriarch's Palace: In Victory's room.|
|Kumite: A History||Brawling||Garden of the Gods: At Bellamy's workshop.
Second copy: World Map bunker to the north east from Colorado Springs.
|Dick Markowitz's STEALTH SQUAD||Combat Shooting||Given as a reward by Gary Wolfe if you do everything as he says and never mess with any synth upgrades.|
|The Red Wire or the Blue||Explosives||Arapaho Caravan: Inside the chest in one of the buildings.|
|Grey's Anatomy||First Aid||Old Survivalist Bunker: Inside the pile of books in the flooded room in the bunker.|
|The Drill Sergeant's Phrase Book||Hard Ass||Bizarre: Quest reward for Nightmare in the Bizarre.|
|Negotiated Settlement||Kiss Ass||Broadmoor Heights: Inside the Church.|
|Best Boss||Leadership||Little Hell: Vic's room.|
|The Locksmith's Companion||Lockpicking||Peterson Air Force Base: In the locked desk at the brig.|
|The Shade Tree Mechanic||Mechanics||Machine shop: Inside a locker.|
|The Bleeding Edge||Melee Combat||Snowed Inn Resort: On a Dorsey in the "Cabin" room (the large western building)|
|Neural Net Processor Manual||Nerd Stuff||Department of Energy Site: Inside the locker.
Second copy: World Map bunker to the south-west from Aspen (requires Mechanics 8 or Nerd Stuff 7).
|Make My Day||Small Arms||Godfisher Windfarm (Yuma County Speedway).|
|Tippy Toes||Sneaky Shit||Little Vegas: Inspector Delgado. Or rather, near him: In the next room.|
|You'll Just Die Tired||Sniper Rifles||Union Station: Inside a locker in the hall just before Morningstar|
|Pup Scout Funtime Camping Guide||Survival||Aspen: Sold by Opie.|
|Fix It!||Toaster Repair||Ranger HQ: Sold by Ananda Rabindranath after he's recruited.|
|Forewarned is Forearmed||Weapon Modding||Tellurium Mine: Reward for completely getting rid of all robots (you also need to ask "What is it in for us?" before you pick up the dog's collar).
Second copy: world map bunker north-east from the Ghost Town (requires passing First Aid 5/Survival 5 checks, then Mechanics 4/Lockpicking 4 checks).
|It Just Works||Weird Science||Cache south of the Clown Museum (Weird Science 4 check only, not Survival 3).
Second copy: Little Hell (Aspen), in a chest in the kitchen where Gift is residing.
|Salvaging: A Life||Scavenging||Not currently implemented?|
|101 Things to Make at Home||Crafting|