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Nuclear Physicist

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Nuclear Physicist
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Fallout 4
RequirementsIntelligence 9
Level 1, 14, and 26
Ranks3
EffectsRadiation weapons do more damage, and fusion cores last longer.
base id001d246f (level 1)

001d2470 (level 2)

001d2471 (level 3)
 
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With the Nuclear Physicist perk, radiation weapons inflict more damage and Fusion Cores last longer. You may even gain the ability to eject a Fusion Core from your Power Armor, causing a deadly explosion.

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Nuclear Physicist is a perk in Fallout 4.

Effects

  • With the first rank of this perk, radiation weapons deal 50% more damage, and fusion cores last 25% longer. The second rank raises the bonus damage for radiation weapons to 100%, and fusion cores last 50% longer. The third rank allows fusion cores to be ejected like devastating grenades and they last twice as long.
  • To use the fusion core grenade effect (which explodes like a Mini Nuke), the player has to equip a non-melee weapon and hold the grenade button. The fusion core will drop out of the back of the Power Armor suit, and start a grenade countdown.
  • The extra fusion core duration effect applies to Gatling lasers: The Gatling will receive the full 500 units of power, but when expended, the fusion core is not remved, but placed back into the inventory with a 25% or 50% charge.