The Slayer walks the earth! In hand-to-hand combat all of your hits are upgraded to critical hits, causing destruction and mayhem.”— Fallout 2 description
Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics[edit | edit source]
All attacks in unarmed combat are automatic critical hits, regardless of description. Combine with Better Criticals for improved effect!
Fallout: New Vegas[edit | edit source]
+30% attack speed with Unarmed and Melee Weapons (bare hands do not get the bonus).
This perk does not affect Action Point costs. Attacks are executed faster, however.
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel[edit | edit source]
Each level of this skill increases Critical Chance by +5% (up to a maximum +25%) when attacking a target.
- 1 Rank: 2 points
- 2 Rank: 4 points
- 3 Rank: 8 points
- 4 Rank: 16 points
- 5 Rank: 32 points
J.E. Sawyer's Fallout Role-Playing Game[edit | edit source]
The slayer walks the Wasteland! When using unarmed attacks, your successful attack rolls are increased by 30 for purposes of determining critical hit results.
Lionheart[edit | edit source]
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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- The Vault Boy image of Slayer in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout: New Vegas is a reference to the 1982 action-adventure fantasy film Conan the Barbarian.
- The Slayer image from Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel shares the same Vault boy image as Better Criticals of Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics.
- The name of the perk itself is a reference to Buffy The Vampire Slayer just with Buffy the Vampire removed, and was named as such because Chris Jones was a fan of the series.
- Tim Cain GDC Talk, @24:46–25:27: "I was worried that not only would we lose players when we had that, but RPG's tend to sit on the shelf for years and I was afraid we would look dated. So I made a rule, and the rule for that was: if you put in a joke or a cultural reference, if the player didn't get it, they shouldn't even know that that joke or cultural reference was being made, and this image (it's one of the perks you get for Unarmed), if you hit someone, you automatically becomes a critical hit; it's called the Slayer, and it makes perfect sense to someone just is saying 'Hey, that's a good name for someone who always gets critical hits. It's actually in that way because Chris Taylor was a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and wanted at least one perk in there with the name 'Slayer'."