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What do SPECIAL stats do in Fallout Shelter?

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asked Aug 3, 2016 by djstar (780 points)
I know each kind of room does better with dwellers of a certain stat but what else do the stats do?

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answered Aug 4, 2016 by elly (720 points)

 

STRENGTH

Vault

  • Increases speed of Power production in Power rooms and Nuclear Reactor.

Wilderness

  • Determines how much a dweller can carry.

Crafting

Crafted items have a dominant stat and you should have as much of that stat in the crafting room as possible via workers' stats or outfits worn by the workers in there.  The following weapon types have Strength as the highest stat.

  • Baseball Bat
  • Fat Man
  • Gatling Lasers
  • Junk Jets
  • Miniguns
  • Misslile Launchers
  • Plasma Thrower
  • Relentless Raider Sword

PERCEPTION

Vault

  • Increases speed of Water production.

Wilderness

  • Determines speed of Critical Hit indicator pulse speed.
  • Helps you find locations.

Crafting

The following weapon types has Perception as the highest stat.

  • BB Guns
  • Gauss Rifle
  • Hunting Rifle
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Laser Musket
  • Laser Rifle
  • Lever-Action Rifle
  • Pipe Rifle
  • Plasma Rifle
  • Railway Rifle
  • Sniper Rifle

ENDURANCE

Vault

  • Increases speed of Nuka Cola Production Plant.
  • Health Points gained when levelling up.

Wilderness

  • Health Points gained when levelling up. More Health Points means lasting longer in attacks.
  • Provides Radiation resistance (not in the vault or whilst questing). Level 11+ results in immunity to Radiation.

Note: Whilst Endurance increases the number of Health Points you get when you level up it, it does not apply retroactively. So if you increase your Endurance by using the training room you won't be awarded more HP for the levels you've already gained.

It's a good idea to get your level 1 dwellers into the Endurance room as soon as possible and level them all the way up then set them to work in the Vault so whenb

Crafting

The following weapon types have Endurance as the highest stat.

  • Combat Shotgun
  • Pickaxe
  • Sawn off Shotgun
  • Shotgun

CHARISMA

Vault

  • Speeds up the time it takes for a couple to mate.
  • Reduces the amount of time it takes to send a call out to the wilderness for more dwellers.
  • Reduces the amount of time it takes to make alterations in the Barbershop.

Wilderness


INTELLIGENCE

Vault

Wilderness


Crafting

The following weapon types have Intelligence as the highest stat.

  • Fire Hydrant Bat
  • Institute Pistol
  • Institute Rifle

AGILITY

Vault

Increases the speed of food production in Diners and Gardens.

Wilderness

Increases weapon fire rate.

Crafting

The following weapon types have Agility as the highest stat.

  • 10mm Pistol
  • .32 Pistol
  • Assault Rifle
  • Alien Blaster
  • Laser Pistol
  • Pipe Pistol
  • Plasma Pistol
  • Pool Cue
  • Scoped .44

LUCK

Vault

  • Increases the chance of getting more caps when Rushing the production of a resource from a room.
  • Increases the chances of a successful Rush on a room producing a resource. 

Wilderness

  • Increases number of caps you will find.

Increases 

Crafting

The following weapon types have Luck as the highest stat.

  • Butcher Knife

Note:

S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats can be increaseed beyond the level 10 with gear to a maximum of level 17 in total. The +7 can come from a legendary outfit.

Moving a dweller out of a training room will not reset their training time. When you move them back into the room they will resume training to the next level from where they left off.

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