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Fo4 Endurance
Fallout 4 stat image
Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
modifiesHit Points, Poison & Radiation Resistance, Healing Rate
related perksFaster Healing, Flower Child, Life Giver, Pathfinder, Rad Resistance, Snakeater, Strong Back, Toughness
related traitsChem Resistant
Fallout 3
modifiesHit Points, Poison Resistance, Radiation Resistance, Big Guns, Unarmed, Oxygen Counter When Diving
related perksLead Belly, Life Giver, Rad Resistance, Size Matters, Solar Powered, Strong Back, Toughness, Rad Absorption, Rad Tolerance
Fallout: New Vegas
modifiesUnarmed, Survival, Hit Points, Radiation Resistance, Poison Resistance, Implants
related perksLead Belly, Lifegiver, Long Haul, Old World Gourmet, Rad Absorption, Rad Resistance, Solar Powered, Stonewall, Strong Back, Toughness
Fallout 4
modifiesHit Points rate
Action Points that deplete by while sprinting.
related perksToughness, Lead Belly, Lifegiver, Chem Resistant, Rad Resistance, Adamantium Skeleton, Cannibal, Solar Powered
Van Buren, J.E. Sawyer's Fallout RPG
related perks?
related traits?

Stamina and physical toughness. A character with a high Endurance will survive where others may not.

— Fallout In-game description

Endurance is one of the seven primary statistics in the SPECIAL system.

Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout TacticsEdit

Modifies: Hit Points, Poison & Radiation Resistance, Healing Rate, and the additional Hit Points per level.

Ways to increase EnduranceEdit

  • In Fallout, the Brotherhood of Steel in Lost Hills can perform an operation to permanently increase Endurance by 1, assuming the Vault Dweller can afford it.
  • Endurance can be permanently raised in Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics via the Gain perk.
  • Endurance can be temporarily raised by 3 in Fallout and Fallout 2 by using Buffout.
  • The Elixir of Life from Fallout Tactics gives +1 EN and +15 HP.

Fallout 3Edit

Modifies: Hit Points, Poison & Radiation resistance (but not damage resistance) and the Big Guns and Unarmed Skills. Endurance also determines the speed the character's oxygen counter counts down when they are holding their breath underwater.

Bobblehead Endurance

"Always be ready to take one for the team."

Value Resistance Starting Health Skill Modifiers
1 0% 120 Big Guns +2, Unarmed +2
2 2% 140 Big Guns +4, Unarmed +4
3 4% 160 Big Guns +6, Unarmed +6
4 6% 180 Big Guns +8, Unarmed +8
5 8% 200 Big Guns +10, Unarmed +10
6 10% 220 Big Guns +12, Unarmed +12
7 12% 240 Big Guns +14, Unarmed +14
8 14% 260 Big Guns +16, Unarmed +16
9 16% 280 Big Guns +18, Unarmed +18
10 18% 300 Big Guns +20, Unarmed +20

Endurance-based perksEdit

Perk Requirement Level Additional Requirements
Lead Belly 5 6
Toughness 5 6
Rad Resistance 5 8
Size Matters 5 8
Strong Back 5 8 Strength 5
Life Giver 6 12
Solar Powered 7 20
Rad Tolerance 7 26
Rad Absorption 7 28

Ways to increase EnduranceEdit


Fallout: New VegasEdit

Endurance determines a character's environmental resistances (poison, radiation), Hit Points, and Healing Rate, as well as the starting levels of the Unarmed and Survival skills. It also determines the number of implants allowed.

Endurance-based perksEdit

Perk Requirement Level Additional Requirements
Old World Gourmet Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM 6 2 Survival 45
Lead Belly 5 6
Toughness 5 6
Rad Resistance 5 8 Survival 40
Stonewall 6 8 Strength 6
Strong Back 5 8 Strength 5
Life Giver 6 12
Long Haul 6 12 Barter 70
Atomic! Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB 6 20
Solar Powered 7 20
Irradiated Beauty Lonesome Road (add-on)Gametitle-FNV LR 8 22
Rad Absorption 7 28
Burden to Bear Lonesome Road (add-on)Gametitle-FNV LR 6 30 Strength 6
Implant GRX Old World Blues (add-on)Gametitle-FNV OWB 8 30

Level names and statisticsEdit

Value Name Starting HP Poison/Rad Resist Skill Modifiers
1 Basically Dead 120 0%/0% Survival/Unarmed +2
2 Crumbly 140 5%/2% Survival/Unarmed +4
3 Do Not Bend 160 10%/4% Survival/Unarmed +6
4 Handle with Care 180 15%/6% Survival/Unarmed +8
5 Stain-resistant 200 20%/8% Survival/Unarmed +10
6 Hardy 220 25%/10% Survival/Unarmed +12
7 Tough-as-nails 240 30%/12% Survival/Unarmed +14
8 Flame Retardant 260 35%/14% Survival/Unarmed +16
9 Bulletproof 280 40%/16% Survival/Unarmed +18
10 Unstoppable 300 45%/18% Survival/Unarmed +20

Ways to increase EnduranceEdit



  • If the Courier's Endurance stat is the most extreme (highest or lowest), Doc Mitchell will either say it explains how the Courier is still alive: being "built solid as an oak." (for highest) or that a stiff breeze would tear them in two but a couple of bullets making them "right as rain." (For lowest)
  • An Endurance of 9 will guarantee the ability to get every implant in the game, the 9 implants by Dr. Usanagi as well as those offered as Perks. This level of Endurance can be reached by initial S.P.E.C.I.A.L. allocation or raising it by the Intense Training Perk or the raise awarded by finishing the Lonesome Road add-on.
  • The Endurance Implant by Dr. Usanagi *WILL NOT* raise the number of possible implants, although it counts as a permanent raise of the base Endurance score for all other practical purposes, no matter if chosen first.

Fallout 4Edit

Endurance is the measure of overall physical fitness. It affects your total health and the action point drain from sprinting[1]

Modifies: Hit Points and the rate that Action Points deplete by while sprinting.

HitPoints = 80 + Endurance \times 5
HitPointsPerLevel = 2.5 + (Endurance \times .5)
TotalHitPoints = HitPoints + (HitPointsPerLevel \times (CurrentCharacterLevel - 1))

rounded down.

Leveling Up: In Fallout 4 Endurance is retroactive; increasing it later on in the game will still reward you all the hit points you would have gained with a higher initial statistic. An endurance of 10 will grant you 7.5 HP per level (or 7 and 8 every other level, since health is rounded down). It is possible to increase endurance beyond 10 permanently (e.g. picking up a vault tec bobblehead), which will allow the player to gain even more hp per level. There is no Hit Point Cap.

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Fallout ShelterEdit

Modifies: Dweller's maximum Hit Points.

On each level-up Dweller's maximum HP increases according formula:

MaxHitPoints += (BaseEndurance + OutfitEndurance) * 0.5 + 2.5;

Dwellers with higher Endurance perform better in Nuka-Cola bottler.

Ways to increase EnduranceEdit


By training Endurance in fitness room.


By equipping outfits that raises Endurance, e.g. wasteland gear.



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Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Video Series - Endurance

Fallout 4 Endurance promotional video


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