Grim Reaper's Sprint

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Grim Reaper's Sprint
Fo4 Grim Reapers Sprint
Fallout 4 perk image
Fallout 3
requirementsLevel 20
effectsKilling a target in V.A.T.S., restores all AP upon exiting V.A.T.S.
base id00099834
Fallout: New Vegas
requirementsLevel 20
effectsIf you kill a target in V.A.T.S., 20 AP are restored upon exiting V.A.T.S. mode.
base id00099834
Fallout 4
requirementsLuck 8
Level 1/19/46
effectsKilling a target in V.A.T.S., has a chance to restores all AP
base idsee article

Grim Reaper's Sprint is a perk in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4.

Fallout 3Edit

If you kill a target while in V.A.T.S., all of your Action Points are restored upon exiting V.A.T.S.

— In-game description


Landing a killing blow in V.A.T.S. will immediately restore all Action Points, allowing the beginning of a new series of attacks immediately. However, foes killed by allies (or other means) will not trigger the perk, even while in V.A.T.S.

Fallout: New VegasEdit


In Fallout: New Vegas, the perk only gives back 20 AP on a kill in V.A.T.S. Although this is a significant reduction to the effectiveness of the perk, the perk is still very useful with high power, low AP cost weapons. The effectiveness of Grim Reaper's Sprint is dependent upon three things: AP cost of the weapon, damage of the weapon, and toughness of the enemy.

Be aware that the perk restores 20 Action Points if an enemy is killed in V.A.T.S., not per enemy killed; e.g. killing 3 weakened enemies in a single round of V.A.T.S. will only restore 20 AP, not 60.

The following perks and traits complement Grim Reaper's Sprint: Fast Shot, Kamikaze, Action Boy, Math Wrath, and Better Criticals.

Fallout 4Edit

Death becomes you! Any kill in V.A.T.S. has a 15% chance to restore all Action Points.

— Rank 1 description


Rank Requirements Description Base ID
1 LCK 8 Death becomes you! Any kill in V.A.T.S. has a 15% chance to restore all Action Points. 0004d8a2
2 LCK 8, LVL 19 Any kill in V.A.T.S. now has a 25% chance to restore all Action Points. 00065e3e
3 LCK 8, LVL 46 Any kill in V.A.T.S. has a 35% chance to restore all Action Points and refill your Critical meter. 00065e3f
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  • If a companion, the Mysterious Stranger, a car explosion, or the explosion caused by targeting an enemy's grenade kills the target, AP will not be restored. This also happens if the enemy dies from splash damage, the Tesla cannon's electrical field, or lasting effects like burning or electric shock (i.e. flamer, Jingwei's shocksword).
  • Knocking an essential non-player character unconscious counts as "killing" them for the purposes of this perk.
  • In Fallout 3, the G.E.C.K. script actually gives 1000 AP after a kill, rather than restoring the exact amount of AP.
  • Be aware that in Fallout: New Vegas, some weapons will not gain another shot in V.A.T.S. from only 20 AP. Even in this case, the perk retains some usefulness in that it does allow going back into V.A.T.S. sooner and fire again, even if one cannot immediately return to V.A.T.S. and fire again.

Behind the scenesEdit

The perk is a winner of Bethesda's Fallout anniversary contest[1], submitted by Marc-Andre Deslongchamps.


xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc Sometimes upon taking this perk, it will not restore AP. Instead, it just takes up a perk slot that could have otherwise been used on something else. [verified]

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