Wasteland skills

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This page lists all skills in the original Wasteland.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For skills in other Wasteland games, please see "Skills".
  • For an overview of Wasteland content, please refer to "Portal:Wasteland".

You should never have more than 29 skills on a single character. Learning a 30th skill prevents you from using libraries to further train the skills that character has.

Skill Min IQ Points Attribute Short description Skill ID
Brawling 3 1 Luck Hand-to-hand combat. Higher skill means more attacks per round. 0x01 (1)
Climb 3 1 Agility Climbing above obstacles. 0x02 (2)
Clip pistol 3 1 Dexterity Handling clip pistols like the H&K VP91Z or the Colt M1911A1. 0x03 (3)
Knife fight 3 1 Dexterity Fighting with knives. 0x04 (4)
Pugilism 3 1 Strength Fighting with bare hands. 0x05 (5)
Rifle 3 1 Dexterity Handling rifles like the M19 or the M17 carbine. 0x06 (6)
Swim 3 1 Strength Swimming in rivers, lakes and pools. 0x07 (7)
Knife throw 6 1 Dexterity Throwing knives in combat. 0x08 (8)
Perception 6 1 Intelligence Finding items and spot traps and stuff like that. 0x09 (9)
Assault rifle 9 1 Dexterity Handling automatic rifles like the AK97 or the M1989A1. 0x0a (10)
AT weapon 9 1 Dexterity Handling anti-tank weapons like rockets. 0x0b (11)
SMG 9 1 Dexterity Handling submachine guns like the Uzi or the Mac 11. 0x0c (12)
Acrobat 10 1 Agility Performing acrobatic stunts. 0x0d (13)
Gamble 10 1 Luck Earning money by gambling. 0x0e (14)
Picklock 10 1 Dexterity Opening locked doors and chests and stuff like that. 0x0f (15)
Silent move 10 1 Agility Moving without making noise. 0x10 (16)
Combat shooting 11 1 Speed Mysterious unknown skill only available in the PC version of the game. 0x11 (17)
Confidence 11 1 Charisma Talk your butt out of misery. 0x12 (18)
Sleight of hand 12 1 Dexterity Doing some thief tricks. 0x13 (19)
Demolitions 13 1 Intelligence Handling explosives like grenades in combat. 0x14 (20)
Forgery 13 1 Dexterity Recognizing or creating forged documents. 0x15 (21)
Alarm disarm 14 1 Intelligence Disarming alarm devices. 0x16 (22)
Bureaucracy 14 1 Charisma Talking with bureaucrats. 0x17 (23)
Bomb disarm 15 2 Intelligence Disarming bombs. 0x18 (24)
Medic 15 2 Intelligence Healing injured comrades. 0x19 (25)
Safecrack 15 2 Dexterity Cracking safes and vault-like doors. 0x1a (26)
Cryptology 16 2 Intelligence Decipher encrypted messages. 0x1b (27)
Metallurgy 17 2 Intelligence Earn some money with minerals in the mine shaft. 0x1c (28)
Helicopter piloting 19 3 Dexterity Flying the helicopter later in the game. 0x1d (29)
Toaster repair 20 3 Intelligence Repairing broken toasters and get the stuff sticking in them. 0x1e (30)
Electronics 20 3 Intelligence Handling electronic equipment. 0x1f (31)
Doctor 21 3 Intelligence Same as Medic but more powerful. 0x20 (32)
Clone tech 22 3 Intelligence Cloning characters later in the game. 0x21 (33)
Energy weapon 23 3 Dexterity Handling energy weapons from Laser pistol to Meson cannon. 0x22 (34)
Cyborg tech 24 3 Intelligence To play around with cyborg technology. 0x23 (35)