What Does Charm Do? | Charm Attribute and Effects | The Outer Worlds

This is a guide to the Charm Attribute in the game The Outer Worlds. Learn what Effects the Charm Attribute has and what Consumables affect Charm.

This is a guide to the Charm Attribute in the game The Outer Worlds. Learn what Effects the Charm Attribute has and what Consumables affect Charm.

Charm Attribute Basic Information

Charm affects Faction Reputation and Companion Ability cooldowns.

Rating Companion Ability Refresh Positive Faction Reputation Reactions Negative Faction Reputation Reactions
Minimum
Below Average -20% -35% -15%
Average 0% 0% 0%
Good +10% +10% -10%
High +25% +20% -20%
Very High +40% +35% -35%
Maximum

Skills Affected By Charm

By adjusting your Charm with Consumables, you can also affect the values of a variety of related Skills. This can be an easy way to give yourself a temporary boost in a Skill to handle a tricky battle, Lockpick a door, or a variety of other situations.

Skill Effects
Persuade The Persuade skill is used in conversations and also has a chance to inflict Cower (crippling fear) when you first damage a Human target.
Lie The Lie skill is used in conversations and has a chance to inflict Scramble (slowly attack allies) on an Automechanical when attacking you.
Intimidate The Intimidate skill is used in conversations and has a chance to inflict Terrify (flee for a short time) on nearby Creatures when you kill one.
Hack The Hack skill reduces the hacking time and number of Bypass Shunts needed for hacking, and can allow you to Hack an Automechanical.
Science The Science skill increases damage of Plasma and Shock damage weapons. Science also improves the special effects for Science Weapons. Higher Science skill unlocks the ability to Tinker any weapon on armor in the Workbench, increasing their power.
Inspiration The Inspiration skill increases the damage inflicted by your companions.

List of Skills

Consumables Affecting Charm

Consumable Effects Duration
Algae Lager Alcohol, Hangover 30 seconds
Iceberg Aged Whiskey Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute, 30 seconds
Mock Apple Cider Alcohol, Hangover 30 seconds
Purpleberry Liqueur Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute
Purpleberry Wine Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute
Rum And Somethin' Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute, 30 seconds
Spectrum Vodka Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute
Tripistout Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute, 30 seconds
Zero Gee Brew Alcohol, Hangover 30 seconds
Algae Lager Alcohol, Hangover 30 seconds
Iceberg Aged Whiskey Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute, 30 seconds
Mock Apple Cider Alcohol, Hangover 30 seconds
Purpleberry Liqueur Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute
Purpleberry Wine Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute
Rum And Somethin' Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute, 30 seconds
Spectrum Vodka Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute
Tripistout Alcohol, Hangover 1 minute, 30 seconds
Zero Gee Brew Alcohol, Hangover 30 seconds

List of Consumables

Related Links

All Attributes
Body Mind Personality
Strength Intelligence Charm
Dexterity Perception Temperament

List of Attributes

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