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

00065000 (level 2)

00650000 (level 3)

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.