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Astoundingly Awesome is a magazine perk in Fallout 4. It has fourteen ranks, each received by reading one of the fourteen different issues of Astoundingly Awesome Tales.

EffectsEdit

Reading an issue of this comic will grant you a perk, each of which is different. The edit ID of each of the perks match the edit ID of the magazines that give the perk; however, this usually is not the number in the name of the perk displayed in the Pip-Boy.

EditID (magazine) Issue Perk & Effect Editor ID Base ID
01 #06, Attack Of The Fishmen Do +5% damage against Mirelurks. PerkMagAwesomeTales01 00169688
02 #43, Rise of the Mutants! Do +5% damage against Super Mutants. PerkMagAwesomeTales02 00169689
03 #07, Deep Sea Terror! "Sinister Seafood Strikes!!" Do +5% damage at night. PerkMagAwesomeTales03 0016968a
04 #04, Invasion of the Zetans Do +5% damage with the Alien Blaster. PerkMagAwesomeTales04 0016968c
05 #09, When Apes Go Bananas!!! "A Gorilla Ate My Patrol Car!" Do +5% damage with the Cryolator. PerkMagAwesomeTales05 0016968e
06 #01, My Brain and I... (A Twisted Love Tale) Regenerate 1 point of health per minute. PerkMagAwesomeTales06 001c501e
07 #08, The Man Who Could Stop Time Gain +5 Action Points. PerkMagAwesomeTales07 00169690
08 #03, Attack of the Metal Men Take 5% less damage from robots. PerkMagAwesomeTales08 00169691
09 #12, Have Dog, Will Travel! Your canine companion permanently takes 10% less damage. PerkMagAwesomeTales09
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10 #41, The Mad Russian's Revenge Gain +5 Poison Resistance. PerkMagAwesomeTales10 00169695
11 #02, The Starlet Sniper Do +5% damage with scoped weapons. PerkMagAwesomeTales11 001e3ce6
12 #13, Curse of the Burned! Do +5% damage against Ghouls. PerkMagAwesomeTales12 00169696
13 #10, Giant Insects Invade Gain +5 Radiation Resistance. PerkMagAwesomeTales13 00169698
14 #121, Rise of the Radiated RadAway heals +5% radiation damage. PerkMagAwesomeTales14 00169699

NotesEdit

  • The perk provided by Astoundingly Awesome Tales #01 is ambiguous in its description that it heals the player one point per minute. Health is restored at 1 point per in-game minute.
    • However, this is taken into account by the Waiting system in the game, healing the player character by the amount that would have been healed if they had actually spent the entire in-game hour playing.
  • Looking at the game's files, it would seem that the perk for issue #12 does nothing. However, there is actually a hidden 15th perk, PerkMagAwesomeTalesDogmeat "Astoundingly Awesome 15" [PERK:00169693], which Dogmeat has from the beginning. It is inactive until player.HasPerk 169692 is true, which is to say his human friend has picked up issue #09 and received its perk. When that condition is satisfied, Dogmeat's own perk will activate, removing 10% of his incoming weapon damage.
  • The +5 radiation resistance provided by issue #10 applies to both external radiation sources and radiation from consumed items, giving it a similar effect to the Lead Belly perk.