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I screenshotted this http://yfrog.com/6bspecialpj should it be added? Zachariah Zuan 11:21, June 6, 2010 (UTC)

Perhaps an exploit associated with implants an special

ok so in the book it says you can only get a number of implants in relevance to your endurance, lv 1 endurance 1 implant lv 9 endurance 9 implants, so there are a total of 9 implants so you need to get 9 endurance for all implants, so hows this you get 8 endurance and then get an endurance implant bringing it up to 9 so you can get all 9 implants, can someone test it out? MilkmanAssasin

Getting the Endurance Implant won't increase capacity, but increasing it with Intense Training will increase it. --OzzMan 19:00, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Build to achieve maximum number of skill point in new vegas: str: 1 per: 9 edu: 8 cha: 5 int: 10 agi: 5 luc: 1

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Ya um...No. I dont know about achieving maximum number for skills, BUT for a player who wants to fight with guns like pistols and rifles, this is the build you want here.

1 Strength//4 Perception//8 Endurance//1 Charisma//9 intelligence//8 Agility//9 Luck....


Then you get the INTENSE TRAINING perk on ENDURANCE to bring it to 9.

Get the FOUR EYES Trait so your PERCEPTION bumps up to 5 when you wear glasses. There are glasses in the hospital room where you wake up. Then get SMALL FRAME for your second trait to bump up AGILITY to 9. Then, buy all of Dr. Usanagi's implants, getting intelligence implant first. Congratulations, you now have 4 stats at 10. 70.79.230.199 22:50, October 30, 2010 (UTC)

I think maybe the idea of building perfect characters skill or special wise is missing the point here a little bit. In New Vegas it is no longer possible to build a character with all 10's and 100's, as that pretty much destroys the point of an RPG. Instead it may be better to tailor your character in the way one would have a suit or a glove tailored to fit ones physique, in order to more optimally suit your play style. No more Johnny Generics. Rhomb 08:32, November 24, 2010 (UTC)

I would not recommend going down to 1 on Strength because of the weapon strength requirements - especially if you like to snipe. You're better off starting with a Strength - 5 and Luck - 5, then getting Boone as a follower to get his beret that gives +5 critical chance. Nch 18:55, December 29, 2010 (UTC)

Permanent Stat boosters Edit

Are there any items that permanently boosts SPECIAL stats? Like the bobbleheads or Lucky 8-ball back in Fallout 3? Or is it just Dr. Usanagi with her implants? 70.79.230.199 22:27, October 30, 2010 (UTC)

Just Usanagi, perks, and worn item bonuses. Rhomb 06:48, November 24, 2010 (UTC)

Trim? Edit

This article has an awful lot of information that isn't relevant to SPECIAL... character creation, perks... and there's not a lot of detail in the sections to boot. Would anyone have an objection to trimming this article a bit?

I want to make a sniper dude any suggestions?


- Reply to second question: Until someone adds more information about specific character stats and all that, your best option would probably be to just look it up in Google/YouTube. Hope that helps.

SecretxSoldier46 (talk) 16:04, July 12, 2012 (UTC)SecretxSoldier46

Meat of Champions? Edit

Ok so on the SPECIAL page it states that Meat of Champions is a permanent stat increase but according to its page it is a temp one? Or does that mean while your under Meat of Champions your affected stats are treated like permanent ones? Just curious. --Furious Oyster-- (sorry I'm to lazy to make an account)

It is my understanding that Meat of Champions is a permanent perk, which in turn enables you to obtain a temporary stat boost from eating corpses. 80.203.121.249 20:27, May 1, 2011 (UTC)

no... it's only for 60 seconds.

Highest NPC SPECIAL stats? Edit

Very high and very low SPECIAL stats for NPCs are rare.

Does anyone know or have a list of all the npc characters that have outstandingly high (or maybe even very low) SPECIAL stats? (Fallout 3 & New Vegas). A list would be cool, maybe a good idea?

For example I noticed that

Gloria Van Graff has a 10 in LUCK. Knight Captain Gallows & Legate Lanius have 9 in STRENGTH. Commander Jabsco (Talon Co.) has a 10 in ENDURANCE. Mr. House has a 10 in EDURANCE, PERCEPTION, and LUCK.

Anyone know of any others?

Enemy mishaps? Edit

Can someone explain to me enemy mishaps? is it like gun misfiring or something similar?

Possible Game Breaker? Edit

What will happen if I have max SPECIAL and then complete Old World Blues (which gives 2 Strength) and Lonesome Road (which gives 1 free point)? Will the game allow me to continue or will I be stuck at the SPECIAL screen forever, due to not being able to use my points? 69.244.28.254 19:58, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Old World Blues wouldn't be a problem since the Strength is given automatically through perks regardless of your current Strength value, so there will be no effect. It's like wearing a hat when your Perception is already 10. In Lonesome Road however, you are required to allot a SPECIAL point, so if all your stats are 10, you will stay in the "level-up limbo". --Kastera (talk) 20:31, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

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