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Tribal Wisdom
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Honest Hearts
RequirementsLevel 8
Survival 70
Effects50% less limb damage from Animals, Mutated Animals, and Mutated Insects, +25% Poison Resistance, and the ability to eat mutated insects in Sneak mode.
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Tribal Wisdom is a perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts.


50% less limb damage from animals, mutated animals, and mutated insects, in addition to +25% Poison resistance, and the ability to eat mutated insects in Sneak mode through the option: "Devour Puny Insect". This instantly restores 12 hit points in the same way as the Cannibal perk, a useful asset in Hardcore mode. Each mutated insect consumed will reduce the FOOD meter by 12 points.

The "puny insects" include:


  • Synergizes well with high Endurance, Adamantium Skeleton, Better Healing and Cardiac Arrest Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png.
  • Players with the Animal Friend perk will not be subject to unprovoked attacks by animals, so they will benefit from the limb damage reduction aspect of the perk less often than a player without Animal Friend. If a player with both perks chooses to attack an animal, however, any limb damage taken will be reduced as normal.
  • Devouring an insect does not change it's contents, if any were there originally. Eggs, meat, poison glands, etc. will still be there to be taken.
  • Equipped weapons are holstered when devouring an insect. They remain holstered afterwards until drawn.