Related Skills
Big Guns

“Endurance is a measure of your overall physical fitness. A high Endurance gives bonuses to health, environmental resistances, and the Big Guns and Unarmed skills.”

Every point of Endurance gives you 20 Hit Points, a fairly significant amount considering you gain 10 Hit Points per level (excluding the first) added on to a base of 100. This bonus is retroactive-should you gain more Endurance later, you’ll find yourself burdened with an extra 20 Hit Points. You also gain a +2% bonus to your Radiation Resistance and a +5% bonus to your Poison Resistance for every point of Endurance above one, which is retroactive as well. This is a fairly good attribute, and it gives bonuses to two skills… even though Big Guns kind of sucks. Since all the bonuses are retroactive, there’s no call to put more points into it when you begin than you absolutely need. Six is a good score to start out with.

Endurance Hit Points Poison Resistance Radiation Resistance Skills
1 120 0% 0% +2
2 140 5% 2% +4
3 160 10% 4% +6
4 180 15% 6% +8
5 200 20% 8% +10
6 220 25% 10% +12
7 240 30% 12% +14
8 260 35% 14% +16
9 280 40% 16% +18
10 300 45% 18% +20

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    7 February 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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War never changes. The Fallout franchise certainly has, however. In 2008 Bethesda revived Interplay's famous "Post Nuclear Role Playing Game", moving from third person to first person, and from the west coast to the east coast. You are the Lone Wanderer, an outcast from Vault 101 who sacrifices a relatively easy life in order to brave the terrors of the post-apocalyptic Wasteland and find your Dad, whose mysterious departure from Vault 101 sets a chain of events in motion that will change the Capital Wasteland forever...

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