Fallout 4 Companion Perks Guide: Best Perks, Requirements, Effects

Fallout 4 companion perks

The Commonwealth can get lonely sometimes so it best to have some companions by your side. In fact, it is even better to give your companions some perks. There are a handful of companions perks in Fallout 4, some are part of the base game while others are part of the Nuka World DLC. In this guide, we will discuss everything there is to know about Fallout 4 companions perks, their requirements, and effects.

Fallout 4 Companion Perks

There are 12 companion perks you can unlock in Fallout 4.

Berserk

Requirements: Gain max affinity with Strong.

If you manage to gain max affinity with Strong, you will do +10% more melee damage when your HP falls below 25%.

Cloak & Dagger

Requirements: Gain max affinity with Deacon.

If you manage to gain max affinity with Deacon, you get +10% Stealth Boy duration and +20% sneak attack damage.

Close to Metal

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Nick Valentine and complete Long Time Coming side quest.

If you manage to gain max affinity with Nick Valentine +50% faster terminal cooldown when hacking.

Combat Medic

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Curie and complete Emergent Behavior side quest.

If you manage to get max affinity with Curie you can heal 100 hit points/per day if your HP is below 10%.

Gift of Gab

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Piper.

If you manage to get max affinity with Piper, you get double XP for speech challenges and exploration.

Hunter’s Wisdom (Far Harbor DLC)

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Old Longfellow and complete Shipbreaker side quest.

If you manage to gain max affinity with Old Longfellow in Far Harbor DLC, you get -25% damage resistance and energy resistance of animals and sea creatures.

Killshot

Requirement: Gain affinity with MacCready and complete Long Road Ahead side quest.

If you reach max affinity with MacCready you get +20% VATS accuracy.

Robot Sympathy

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Codsworth.

If you reach max affinity with Codsworth you get +10 damage resistance against energy weapons.

Shield Harmonics

Requirement: Gain max affinity with X6-88.

If you reach max affinity with X6-88, you get +20% energy resistance.

Trigger Rush

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Cait and complete Benign Intervention.

If you reach max affinity with Cait, you get faster Action Points regeneration when your health is below 25%.

United We Stand

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Preston Garvey.

If you reach max affinity with Preston Garvey, you get +20% damage and +20% damage resistance when there are three or more enemy attackers.

Lessons in Blood

Requirement: Gain max affinity with Porter Gage.

If you reach max affinity with Porter Gage, you get +5% XP per kill and +10 damage resistance.

That’s everything you need to know about Fallout 4 companion perks. Need more help? Check out strength perks, charisma perks, unique weapons locations, The Minutemen Radiant Recruitment quests, SCAV magazine locations, Nuka World perks.

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