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Radiation Resistance
Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
modifies: Reduction of radiation exposure
modified by: Endurance, armor, Rad-X
initial level: Endurance * 2
related perks: Rad Resistance, Vault City Inoculations
related traits: Fast Metabolism
Fallout 3
modifies: Reduction of radiation exposure
modified by: Endurance, armor, Rad-X
initial level: (Endurance - 1) * 2
related perks: Cyborg, Rad Resistance, Survival Expert, Booster Shot, Pitt Fighter
Van Buren
modifies: Amount of radiation your character is exposed to is reduced by this amount.
initial level:  ?
related perks:  ?
related traits:  ?

Radiation Resistance is a derived statistic in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3 and Fallout Tactics.

The amount of radiation you are exposed to is reduced by this percentage. Radiation Resistance can be modified by the type of armor worn and anti-radiation chems. Rad-X temporarily increases Radiation Resistance.

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Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

Initial Level: Starting radiation resistance is equal to EN x 2. Average characters will have a 10% radiation resistance.

  • The Fast Metabolism trait sets initial radiation resistance to 0.
  • The Rad Resistance perk increases radiation resistance by 15% per rank. (10% per rank in FO1)
  • The Vault City Inoculations perk increases radiation resistance by 10%.
  • Rad-X temporarily increases radiation resistance by 50%. Half of it is lost after 24 hours, with resistance returning to it's original value after another 24 hours.
  • In Fallout, rad resistance can go as high as 100% (needed to survive the Glow). In Fallout 2, it is capped at 95%.

Fallout 3

The maximum amount of resistance you can gain from perks and Endurance in Fallout 3 is 72% in total. You can increase this up to a maximum of 85% with items or drugs.

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Permanently increasing Radiation Resistance

  • The formula for radiation Resistance is (Endurance-1)*2. Each point of Endurance increases your Radiation Resistance up to a maximum of +18% at 10 Endurance.
  • The Cyborg perk gives +10% Radiation Resistance.
  • The Rad Resistance perk gives +25% Radiation resistance.
  • The Survival Expert perk gives between +2% and +6% Radiation resistance.
  • The Pitt Fighter perk from The Pitt gives +3% Radiation Resistance.
  • The Booster Shot perk from The Pitt gives +10% Radiation Resistance.

Temporarily increasing Radiation Resistance

Derived statistics

This article uses material from the "Radiation Resistance" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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