Im reffering to the fallout 2 finesse. Im assuming its the same for all FO games, but that may not be the case. The perk raises critical and lowers normal damage. I would reffer to an exact % damage is lowered by, but at the time im writing this the fallout wiki is offline, so i can only say that Tactics' finesse lowers dmage by 25%. What i am curious about is after you score a critical hit, does the critical's damage get lowered? An example: a shot that causes 20 damage will score 15 (in tactics at least). A 2x critical on the same shot will do 40, so will the finesse crit cause 30 or 40? 100 attacks times x damage + times x critical normal 90x20 + 10x40 = 2200 finesse 80x15 + 20x30 = 1800 If the damage reduction from finesse lowers the critical damage, then it kinda defeats the points of getting it. I must've played about 20 times through fallout 2, finished a Tough guy solo twice on tactics and i've never chosen this perk, because of this reason - that my criticals are doomed to be, although more often, never devastating. I am about to start another fallout 2 game and im considering finally giving finesse a try, so i need to know this.