Intelligence vs. luck

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Grasshopper, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper First time out of the vault

    Jun 20, 2008
    Hi all, I am playing this game again after 4 years. I've loaded Killap's patch for Fallout2 and am ready to go. I am down to that last stat point and where to put it. I can have either an 8 luck or 8 intelligence. I know that an 8 luck will be killer at level 24 for a 95% modifier on sniper, but is it worth giving up the skill points? And no, I will never use small frame again. Small frame turns the game into how to steal and barter with NPCs. Also it gives up way to much once you get to St 10.
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Intelligence is infinitely more useful than Luck.

  3. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper First time out of the vault

    Jun 20, 2008
    Thanks Brother. I was just going to try to make an end game sniper. I seem to remember playing a very high intelligence last time and ending up with too many skill points. With a luck at 10, you get the 95% on sniper, vs. 90% at luck 9. You actually lose 5% since the max is 95. I guess this is not too big a deal. So I am going with 5,7,4,6,8,10,7 with gifted and no other perks. Thanks for helping me make up my mind. (and I want to play a 6 charisma this time to see what its like).
  4. Minigun Jim

    Minigun Jim It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 12, 2008
    Remember, you can get +2 or -2 Luck in NCR by asking the hubologist for a "zeta-scan". Save first if you try this, as you could get either modifier.
  5. Grasshopper

    Grasshopper First time out of the vault

    Jun 20, 2008
    Yup. I haved planned for the +2 luck, + 1 Int, + 5 St and + 1 Pe. I have never taken luck to +10 though. I wanna try, but I can never make myself put 8 in at the start. I've heard with the sniper perk that 99% of all aimed shots lead to instant/ or near death. Since sniper, like in fallout 1 is too far down the road, I havent done this. Next time around Im going full on luck.
  6. Hotel California

    Hotel California Mildly Dipped

    Feb 6, 2005
    10 Luck and the Jinxed perk ....

    Oh you'll have a right laugh! Trust me!

    Guns around you explode like firecrackers in the hands of children ;)
  7. Kanhef

    Kanhef Vault Dweller

    Sep 2, 2007
    10 Luck + Sniper makes every shot a critical, as far as I can tell. I can't remember getting a non-critical hit, at least.

    1 Luck + Jinxed + Rough combat setting + big guns/energy weapons = loads of fun. One of the most amusing things I've seen was getting lit on fire by my own exploding flamer.