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

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

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

Dexterity Attribute Basic Information

Dexterity affects melee attack speed and ranged weapon reload speed.

Rating Melee Weapon Attack Speed Ranged Weapon Reload Speed
Minimum
Below Average -10% -25%
Average 0% 0%
Good +10% +10%
High +20% +20%
Very High +30% +30%
Maximum

Skills Affected By Dexterity

By adjusting your Dexterity 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
1-Handed Melee The 1-Handed Melee skill increases Critical Hit chance with 1-Handed Melee weapons.
Handguns The Handguns skill decreases Weapon Sway while firing one handed firearms, and also increases Critical Hit chance with those weapons.
Dodge The Dodge skill increases the distance traveled when Dodging and reduces the duration of harmful status effects.
Block The Block skill provides bonus Armor Rating while holding a melee weapon and can allow a Perfect Block (unlocked at 20).
Sneak The Sneak skill reduces your detection range while crouched, increases NPC awareness decay, and allows Pickpocket and Sneak Attacks.
Lockpick The Lockpick skill reduces the unlock time and number of Magpicks needed for picking locks.

List of Skills

Consumables Affecting Dexterity

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
Lemon Slapp Sugary Drink 1 minute
Mock Apple Juice Sugary Drink 30 seconds
Purpleberry Juice Sugary Drink 1 minute
Purpleberry Punch Sugary Drink 1 minute
Plain 'n Pure Water Sugary Drink 30 seconds
Dehydrated Water Tablets Sugary Drink 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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