If you’re wondering what S.P.E.C.I.A.L. is about in Fallout; It’s your character’s stats in the game. There are several combinations to fit any play style that you put points into at the start of the game. Here are what each S.P.E.C.I.A.L. stat does for you in Fallout.
-Strength- Determines how much equipment you can carry while walking through the wastes. As well as having the strength requirements for certain weapons and how much melee damage you can deal.
-Perception-Knowing what’s around you in your environment. Having a high perception lets you see enemies before they see you. It will also have an effect on your accuracy in V.A.T.S.
-Endurance-Overall physical fitness of your character. Endurance has an effect on your health and action points and determines how long you can sprint for.
-Carisma- Having high Charisma, you can charm and convince other NPCs. You’ll be able to have a chance to persuade others in dialogue and for bartering prices.
-Intelligence- Affects several things including medicine, repair skills and science skills. Having low intelligence allows unique dialogue opinions in game towards other NPCs. It will also determine how many skill points you can get after leveling up.
-Agility- Overall reflexes and fitness of your character. Agility also determines the number of action points in V.A.T.S. and how well your ability is to sneak.
-Luck-Having high luck will give you better chance on critical hits and how often it recharges. When you’re scavenging you have a better chance of finding more caps and/or better loot.
Enjoy creating a character in Fallout 4. Hope this gives you a little more insight on S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistics. Have fun exploring the wastes.