Whether you’re starting out, or a veteran of the wasteland, this Fallout 4 Companion Perks guide will help you figure out who to choose to trapse the wasteland with!
Fallout 4 has been out a hot minute. The 2015 title is Bethesda’s latest single-player entry into the ever-popular series. Fallout 76 may not have stuck the landing, but that doesn’t take away from Fallout 4’s improvements on Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. One of these improvements was the perks system implemented throughout the game. Another great addition to the game is companion perks! Who you have with you isn’t just for fun, it can actually help you out in the wasteland.
Each companion you encounter (except the dog, sadly) throughout Fallout 4 has an associated perk. Below, we’re listing each perk, the associated companion, and what it does. The format will be the following:
Fallout 4 Companion Perks And Their Benefits
AP regenerates 25% faster when health is below 25%
+10 Damage Resistance against robot energy attacks.
Can heal 100 health if current health is below 10%
Know Your Enemy
+20% damage against irradiated Ghouls, Super Mutants, and Synths.
Cloak & Dagger
+20% sneak attack damage, +40% duration to Stealth Boys.
Lessons In Blood
+5% XP per kill and +10 Damage Resistance.
Critical hit value increases +20% faster if radiation is 250+
+20% chance to land headshots in V.A.T.S.
Close To Metal
+1 guess when choosing passwords in terminals, +50% terminal cooldown speed after hacking.
Damage and Energy Resistance of animals and sea creatures reduced by 25%
Gift Of Gab
2x XP when persuading others or discovering new locations.
United We Stand
+20 damage resistance, +20% damage when outnumbered.
+20% melee damage when health is below 25%
+20 energy resistance.
Fallout 4’s companions are helpful in a fight, in more ways than one! They increase a number of stats and give you a few extra bonuses, too. However, they aren’t permanent and you can only have one at a time. So… Choose wisely. There are other bonuses you can get in Fallout 4, though.