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Mentats addiction

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Mentats addiction
Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics
Caused ByMentats
Starts After7 days
Duration1 week
Effects-3 Intelligence
-2 Agility
Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas
Caused ByMentats
Effects-1 Intelligence
-1 Perception

You used the chem Mentats once too often and now your body is craving for more... and more... and more... well done! You got yourself addicted.

Mentats addiction is a form of addiction which can occur in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout Tactics.

Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

You feel groggy.

Fallout and Fallout 2 description

Using Mentats carries a 15% chance of becoming addicted. The addiction lasts for 1 week. When addicted, you suffer from a -2 penalty to Agility and a -3 penalty to Intelligence.


In Fallout this addiction is refereed to as "Mentats Craving" while in Fallout 2 it is refereed to as "Mentats Reliance".

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas

Using Mentats carries a 5% chance of becoming addicted. When addicted, you suffer from a -1 penalty to Intelligence and Perception.

Known Mentat addicts