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For the Buffout that appears in the Fallout series, see Buffout.
Buffout
Chem Buffout
Icon Fo1 stimpak
effectsImmediate:
+2 Strength
+2 Agility
+3 Endurance
After 6 Hours:
-4 Strength
-4 Agility
-4 Endurance
After 18 Hours:
+2 Strength
+2 Agility
+1 Endurance
addiction25% Chance of Addiction
Effects after 48 Hours of non-use
-2 Strength
-3 Agility
-2 Endurance
Addiction duration: 1 week
weight0
value
200 fo1Gametitle-FO1
200 fo2Gametitle-FO2
1600 fotGametitle-FOT
N/A vbGametitle-VB
prototype id00000087
 
Gametitle-FO1Gametitle-FO2Gametitle-FOTGametitle-VB
Gametitle-FO1Gametitle-FO2Gametitle-FOTGametitle-VB

Highly advanced steroids. While in effect, they increase strength and reflexes. Very addictive.

Fallout in-game description

Buffout is a consumable item in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel, and Van Buren.

BackgroundEdit

Buffout is a highly advanced steroid that was popularized before the Great War by professional athletes and their clandestine use of the drug.[1]

CharacteristicsEdit

Due to the wide SPECIAL stat increases Buffout provides, any player can really take advantage of using Buffout simply to increase skills. However, the extra Strength or Endurance does not provide extra health.

Ironically, non-melee/unarmed players may see the strongest benefit, as while close-quarters combat players gain a small damage bonus and a similar accuracy bonus, some ranged skills get disproportionate bonuses from Agility (both Throwing and Unarmed get 4% from each Agility).

Regardless, players whose relevant skills are already high will see greater benefit from using Buffout, as gaining even just 2 points in an untagged Melee or Unarmed skill at 150% is equivalent to 6 skill points. This is even greater for Small Guns or Throwing, especially if either is tagged. While Buffout won't transform a weak player into a fighting machine, a single or double dose can amplify an already skilled combatant.

Fallout 2Edit

After Jet, Buffout is the next most common chem for much of the game. However, Buffout is still rather expensive and rare up until New Reno, or even San Francisco, so this says much more about Jet's prevalence than Buffout's.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets, p. 66

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