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For the perk, see Rad Resistance.
Radiation Resistance
Radiation Resistance
Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
modifiesReduction of Radiation exposure
Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas
modifiesReduction of Radiation exposure
Van Buren
modifiesAmount of radiation your character is exposed to is reduced by this amount.
 
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The amount of radiation you are exposed to is reduced by this percentage. Radiation Resistance can be modified by the type of armor worn, and anti-radiation chems.

— Fallout In-game description

Radiation Resistance is a derived statistic in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: New Vegas.

It reduces radiation damage by a percentage.

Rad-X temporarily increases Radiation Resistance.

Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout: New Vegas

\text{Initial level}=\text{Endurance}\times2

Notes:

  • Average characters will have a 10% radiation resistance.
  • The Fast Metabolism trait sets initial radiation resistance to 0.
  • The Rad Resistance perk increases radiation resistance by 15% per rank. (10% per rank in FO1)
  • The Vault City Inoculations perk increases radiation resistance by 10%.
  • Rad-X temporarily increases radiation resistance by 50%. Half of it is lost after 24 hours, with resistance returning to its original value after another 24 hours.
  • In Fallout, Radiation Resistance can go as high as 100% (Which is needed to survive The Glow). In Fallout 2, it is capped at 95%, in Fallout: New Vegas, however it is capped at 85%.

Fallout 3

\text{Initial level }%=(\text{Endurance}-1)\times2

Example: A starting Endurance of 5.

(5-1)\times2=8\%

Permanently increasing Radiation Resistance

Temporarily increasing Radiation Resistance

Notes

  • In Fallout 3, Radiation Resistance is capped at 85%.

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