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This page lists all traits in the original Fallout.
  • The content is not described in full detail on this page. For details, please see the respective articles.
  • For traits in other Fallout games, please see "Trait".
  • For an overview of Fallout content, please refer to "Portal:Fallout".

General information

Traits modify different aspects of gameplay, including (but not limited to): Primary statistics, derived statistics and skills. Traits always have both positive and negative results.

One can choose up to two traits when designing a character (or none at all). Choosing the Mutate! perk lets the player change one of his traits. Note that if you chose no trait at character creation, you cannot fill the empty slot with this perk.

List of traits

Trait Benefit Penalty
Bloody Mess More violent death animations Changes the ending
Bruiser +2 Strength -2 Action Points
Chem Reliant Faster recovery time from chem addictions Twice the chance to get addicted
Chem Resistant Half the chance to get addicted Chems last half as long
Fast Metabolism +2 Healing rate Poison Resistance and Radiation Resistance start at 0%
Fast Shot All throwing and firearm attacks cost one less AP (in fallout 1, it works for all types of weapons) Cannot aim attacks
Finesse +10% Critical chance -30% overall damage
Gifted +1 to all SPECIAL stats -10% to all skills, 5 less skill points at level up
Good Natured +15% to First Aid, Doctor, Speech, and Barter -10% to Small Guns, Big Guns, Energy Weapons, Throwing, Melee Weapons, and Unarmed
Heavy Handed +4 Melee damage -30% critical hits table
Jinxed More critical failures for people around you More critical failures for you, too
Kamikaze +5 Sequence No natural Armor Class
Night Person +1 Intelligence and Perception between 6:01 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. -1 Intelligence and Perception between 6:01 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.
One Hander +20% chance to hit with one-handed weapons -40% chance to hit with two-handed weapons
Skilled +10% to all skills Get a perk every four levels
Small Frame +1 Agility Carry Weight =25 + (15 x your Strength)
Traits in Fallout