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Berry Mentats (Fallout 76)

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Berry Mentats
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Overview
Effects
+5 Intelligence and highlights living targets for 5 minutes. Increases thirst.
Dehydrating
Increases thirst by 3%
Duration
300 seconds (~5 minutes)
Addiction10.00%
Other
Weight0.25Value35
Technical
Editor IDBerryMentats
 
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Berry Mentats are a consumable in Fallout 76.

Background

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The chalky red pills manufactured by Med-Tek were a popular recreational (party) drug before the Great War, favored by consumers for their effect on creativity.[1] The active ingredient is a powerful nootropic that increases memory related functions, and speeds other mental processes.[2] Of course, the effect is temporary, leaving the user tired and sluggish once it wears off. Excessive consumption could also result in health complications, including migraines and even debilitating neurological disorders.[3][4] Coupled with a high addiction rate, Mentats were a double edged sword.[2]

Despite that, chem packages (available both as cardboard packs and tins)[5] sold well, to the point where the company started developing flavored varieties with slightly different properties.[6][7] Their popularity survived the Great War and made them a popular drug across the wasteland. Some chemists even figured out how to iterate on the design and create special blends of Mentats.[8]

Characteristics

For five minutes, berry flavored Mentats increases one's Intelligence by 5, and also highlights living humans and other creatures pink. They also carry an addiction rate of 10%.

Crafting

ComponentsRequirementsProducts

Locations

  • It is most common for obtain berry Mentats by crafting them at a chemistry station.

References

  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.74: "This party drug was once favored for the boost it gave to creativity—tune in, turn on, drop out. Mentats are just the ticket when you need to figure out something particularly perplexing or impress someone with your wits and charm. Mentats also sharpen your Perception, which greatly enhances long-range sniping attacks."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout and Fallout 2 item description: "{5300}{}{Mentats}"
    "{5301}{}{A pillbox of mind-altering chems. Increases memory related functions, and speeds other mental processes. Highly addictive.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  3. Little Yangtze terminals; Little Yangtze Log Terminal, Elijah's Journal - Day 4
  4. Mobius suffers from acute dementia as a result of extremely prolonged Mentats and Psycho abuse.
  5. Game items
  6. National Archives terminals; Prize Redemption Terminal
  7. National Archives terminals; Administrator Berkeley's Terminal, Notice u89003
  8. Different recipes available in Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4.
Consumables in Fallout 76