Better Criticals

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Better Criticals
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Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
RequirementsLevel 9, Perception 6, Luck 6, Agility 4
Ranks1
Effects20% bonus on the critical hit table, can trigger an instant kill effect
Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas
RequirementsLevel 16, Perception 6, Luck 6
Ranks1
Effects+50% Damage with critical hits
base id00031dbb
Fallout 4
RequirementsLuck 6
Level 1, 15, and 40
Ranks3
EffectsExtra damage with critical hits
base id0004d87a (level 1)

00065000 (level 2)

00650000 (level 3)
 
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The critical hits you cause in combat are more devastating. You gain a 20% bonus on the critical hit table, almost ensuring that more damage will be done. This does not affect the chance to cause a critical hit.

Fallout and Fallout 2 description

Better Criticals is a perk in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4.

Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics[edit | edit source]

+20% bonus on the critical hit table, ensuring more damage by critical hit and enabling instant kills with a roll of 101, that can kill the target no matter the amount of damage you've inflicted (you can do 0 damage and kill your target instantly). Useful for any build with a good critical chance.

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas[edit | edit source]

+50% critical damage. Useful.

Fallout 4[edit | edit source]

The Better Criticals perk increases the damage done with every Critical Hit.

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  • Rank 1: +50% critical damage
  • Rank 2: +100% critical damage
  • Rank 3: +150% critical damage

Note that this perk only benefits criticals in VATS. The Ninja perk improves sneak-attack criticals.