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Fo4 Toughness
Fallout 4 perk image
Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
requirementsLevel 3
Endurance 6
Luck 6
effects+10% Damage Resistance
Fallout 3
requirementsLevel 6
Endurance 5
effects+10% Damage Resistance (up to the maximum of 85%)
base id00031de0
Fallout: New Vegas
requirementsLevel 6
Endurance 5
effectsPermanent +3 to DT
base id00031de0
Fallout 4
requirementsEndurance 1
Level 1/9/18/31/46
effectsIncreased Damage Resistance
base idsee article
Van Buren
effects+10% to all resistances

When you are tough, you take less damage. Each level of this Perk will add +10% to your general damage resistance.

— in-game description, Fallout

Toughness is a Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout Tactics, and Van Buren perk.

Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout TacticsEdit

With each level of this perk, you will add +10% to your general Damage Resistance.

Fallout 3Edit

With this perk, you gain +10% to overall Damage Resistance, up to the maximum of 85%. You will also gain a unique dialogue option when talking to Ted Strayer during the quest "You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head."

Fallout: New VegasEdit

With each rank of this perk, you gain a permanent +3 to your Damage Threshold.

This perk is ideal for players using light armor. It is also noted that the perks Travel Light, and Light Touch go well with this perk for those who are using light armor.

Fallout 4Edit

If nothing else, you can take a beating! Instantly gain +10 Damage Resistance

— Rank 1 description
Rank Requirements Description Base ID
1 END 1 If nothing else, you can take a beating! Instantly gain +10 Damage Resistance 0004a0ab
2 END 1, LVL 9 You now have +20 damage resistance. 0004a0ae
3 END 1, LVL 18 You now have +30 damage resistance. 0004a0af
4 END 1, LVL 31 You now have +40 damage resistance. 00065e5d
5 END 1, LVL 46 You now have +50 damage resistance. 00065e5e

Van BurenEdit

Even tougher than the old Toughness! No longer just bullets and punches, now you can resist fire, plasma, and grenades!


  • In Lionheart, the equivalent of this perk is called Damage Resistance.
  • In Fallout: New Vegas, this perk can neutralize the Kamikaze trait.
  • Despite not being the Fallout: New Vegas version of the perk, Stella gains a 10% damage resistance exactly like the Fallout 3 version.
  • The Vault Boy image of this perk was used by the Endurance statistic in the Fallout demo.
  • In Fallout 4, the Vault Boy's chest emblem shows "111"

Behind the scenesEdit

The image for this perk is a reference to Superman, especially in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics since the Vault Boy also has the Superman hairstyle.


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