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

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

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

Intelligence Attribute Basic Information

Intelligence affects Critical Hit bonus damage.

Rating Critical Damage
Minimum
Below Average -20%
Average 0%
Good +10%
High +20%
Very High +35%
Maximum

Skills Affected By Intelligence

By adjusting your Intelligence 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
Long Guns The Long Guns skill decreases Weapon Sway while firing rifles and other long guns, and also increases Critical Hit chance with those weapons.
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.
Hack The Hack skill reduces the hacking time and number of Bypass Shunts needed for hacking, and can allow you to Hack an Automechanical.
Medical The Medical Skill increases the Heal Amount profided from items in the Inhaler, increases the duration of effects, and opens extra slots.
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.
Determination The Determination skill increases the maximum health of your companions.

List of Skills

Consumables Affecting Intelligence

Consumable Effects Duration
2-Hour Energy Brew Caffeine Drink 30 seconds
Fresh Half-Wooly Milk Caffeine Drink 1 minute, 30 seconds
Gigantaur Energy Drink Caffeine Drink 1 minute
Glacier Water Caffeine Drink 1 minute, 30 seconds
Mo-Ap Fizzy Tea Caffeine Drink 1 minute
Nanner Spank Caffeine Drink 1 minute
Purpleberry Fizzy Tea Caffeine Drink 30 seconds
Trip-Teaz Caffeine Drink 30 seconds

List of Consumables

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Body Mind Personality
Strength Intelligence Charm
Dexterity Perception Temperament

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