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Pyromaniac FO3
Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
requirementsLevel 9
Big Guns 75%
effects+5 damage with fire-based weapons
Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas
requirementsLevel 12
Explosives 60
effects+50% damage with fire-based weapons
base id00031db2
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
requirementsAvailable only to Cain
effects+5% chance for Critical Chance when using fire
requirementsLevel 8
Intelligence 5
does not have the Fire Evasion perk
effects+10% damage with fire-based weapons or spells

Pyromaniac is a Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout Tactics and Lionheart perk as well as a Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel skill.


Fallout 2 and Fallout TacticsEdit

This Perk will make your character do horrible things with fire — to other people. +5 points of damage with fire-based weapons.

— In-game description

In Fallout 2, the most violent fire-based death animation will always be used, similar to that of the Bloody Mess trait.

Fallout 3Edit

With the Pyromaniac perk, you do +50% damage with fire-based weapons, like flamers and Shishkebabs.

Affected weaponsEdit


  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 The Burnmaster, the Nuka-grenade, and the Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese pistol are unaffected by the perk. The guide lists these as being affected by this perk, but the weapons aren't on the form list - this is most likely an oversight by the developers. [verified]
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 Any flamers that are brought back by the Gary-23 glitch from Operation: Anchorage are also unaffected. The reason for this was probably because weapons from the expansion were not meant to be brought back, thus they are not affected by this perk. [verified]

Fallout: New VegasEdit

With the Pyromaniac perk, you do +50% damage with fire-based weapons, like the Flamer and Shishkebab.

— In-game description

With the Pyromaniac perk, you do +50% damage with fire-based weapons, like the flamer and Shishkebab.

Affected weaponsEdit

Affected ammunitionEdit


  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 While this perk requires an Explosives skill of 60 to be unlocked, the only explosive items affected by the perk are the 40mm grenade, incendiary, the incendiary grenade and the Fire bomb. This was confirmed by J. E. Sawyer to be unintentional;[1] the perk was meant to be dependent on the Energy Weapons skill, which governs almost all fire-based weaponry.
  • pcIcon pc xbox360Icon xbox360 ps3Icon ps3 This perk does not affect the flare gun or the cosmic knife super-heated, despite both weapons being capable of setting enemies on fire.

Fallout: Brotherhood of SteelEdit

Each level of this skill increases your Critical Chance for +5% (up to a maximum +25) when using fire.

Points requirementsEdit

  • 1 Rank : 2 Points
  • 2 Rank : 4 Points
  • 3 Rank : 8 Points
  • 4 Rank : 16 Points
  • 5 Rank : 32 Points


Gametitle-LHThe following is based on Lionheart and is not considered canon.

You have a natural affinity for fire and a knack for setting things ablaze - especially other people. You get +10% damage with fire-based weapons or spells.

Gametitle-LHEnd of information based on Lionheart.



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