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Skill book

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Skill books are special items which increase the player character's skills when used. Unlike those of skill magazines, the effects of skill books are permanent.

Related perks

Comprehension (Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout Tactics): Increases the skill point gain by 33% (New Vegas), 50% (Fallout 2 and Tactics), or 100% (Fallout 3).

List of skill books

Name Skill Fallout Fallout 2 Fallout 3 New Vegas Tactics Fallout 4
Big Book of Science Science Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes {{}}
Cat's Paw issue no.5 Energy Weapons No Yes No No No {{}}
Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual Sneak No No Yes Yes No {{}}
D.C. Journal of Internal Medicine Medicine No No Yes Yes No {{}}
Dean's Electronics Repair Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes {{}}
Duck and Cover! Explosives No No Yes Yes No {{}}
Fallout 2 Hintbook All No Yes No No No {{}}
First Aid Book First Aid Yes Yes No No Yes {{}}
Grognak the Barbarian Melee Weapons No No Yes Yes No Yes
Guns and Bullets Small Guns, Guns Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lying, Congressional Style Speech No No Yes Yes No {{}}
Maddock's Tricks & Traps Traps No No No No Yes {{}}
Motivational Secrets of the Stars Speech No No Cut contentIcon cut.png No No {{}}
Nikola Tesla and You Energy Weapons No No Yes Yes No {{}}
Paradise Lost Speech No No Yes No No {{}}
Pugilism Illustrated Unarmed No No Yes Yes No {{}}
Scout Handbook Outdoorsman Yes Yes No No Yes {{}}
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor Barter No No Yes Yes No {{}}
Tumblers Today Lockpick No No Yes Yes No Yes
U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes Big Guns No No Yes No No {{}}
Wasteland Survival Guide Survival No No Not a skill bookIcon dialogue.png Yes No {{}}
Zen & Art of Piloting Pilot No No No No Yes {{}}