Abilities in Wasteland 3 are special actions that are used in battle. Abilities can be learned by the player's character after certain Perks have been unlocked. Abilities allow the player to execute unique special actions in battle and requires a certain number of AP to be executed. Once the ability tied to the perk has been unlocked, it'll be ready for your character to use in combat. This page covers a list of all the abilities in Wasteland 3.

 

Wasteland 3 Abilities

 

Perk Abilities

Puncturing Shots
Puncturing Shots

Fires an Assault Rifle attack that punctures through multiple enemies, hitting anyone in its path. Deals +100% damage vs. Stunned targets.

Spray 'N' Pray
Spray 'N' Pray

Tears up an enemy with twice as many SMG bullets as your normal attack, but has -25% Hit Chance.

Bleeding Strike
Bleeding Strike

An aggressive Bladed attack that deals an extra +100% damage and inflicts Bleeding, but has -20% Hit chance. Targets that are Burning receive +200% damage.

 

Stunning Blow
Stunning Blow

A focused Blunt attack that Stuns the target enemy, but has -15% Hit Chance. Frozen enemies take an extra +100% damage.

Suppressing Fire
Suppressing Fire

A heavy MG attack that consumes twice as many bullets. Enemies in the area take minor damage and are Suppressed, losing -0.8 Combat Speed and -20% Hit Chance for 2 turns. Deals +300% damage vs. Demoralized Targets.

Pressure Cooker
Pressure Cooker

Superheat an enemy's vehicle with your Flamethrower. Deals 40% of the vehicles CON in Fire Damage over the next 2 turns, and prevents the vehicle from taking any actions.

 

Shaolin Surprise
Shaolin Surprise

A crippling Brawling attack that penetrates through the target's defenses. For every 1 combo meter built up, provides +2 Armor Penetration and +10 damage. After use, it resets your Combo Meter.

Shredder Shot
Shredder Shot

Fires a shotgun shell that inflicts Bleeding on anyone hit. Deals +100% damage against targets with Armor Damage.

Trick Shot
Trick Shot

Fire a Handgun attack that has -50% Hit Chance. If this attack hits, you gain an instant +3 AP and your Strike Meter is instantly filled. Deals +100% damage vs. Marked targets.

 

Mark Target
Mark Target

Reduces an enemy's Evasion by -15%. Marked targets also take +50% damage from Precision Strikes.

Mortar Blast
Mortar Blast

Target an area with your Rocket Launcher and fire into the air. The rocket falls down, bombarding the area below for +100% damage 1 turn later.

Rally
Rally

Provide a +2 AP bonus to allies in a radius around you.

 

Demoralize
Demoralize

Insult your enemies, distracting them, reducing their Hit Chance by -20, and Critical Chance by -25%.

Overcharge
Overcharge

Charge your weapon, empowering it to deal bonus Energy, Cold, or Fire damage on its next attack. Your weapon has a 5% chance of blowing up in your face.

 

 

Weapon Abilities

Single Shot

Make each bullet count, FIres a single shot with +30% Hit Chance.

Risky Shot

Go for broke. An unreliable attack that has +70% Critical Chance, but -40% Hit Chance.

Center Mass

Take 'em down clean. A reliable attack that has +20% Hit Chance, but -100% Critical Chance, and -33% damage.

 

Unload

Leave nothing behind. A brazen attack that fires twice as many times, but has -35% Hit Chance

Double Barrel

Double your fun! Fires two times in a row, and has +17% wider spread, but with -45% Hit Chance.

Point Blank

Turn 'em into a blood sausage. Hits a single target at point-blank range, but deals +100% damage

 

Snap Shot

They'll never see it coming. An extremely quick attack that only costs 1 AP, but has -60% Hit Chance.

Sucker Punch

Take 'em off guard. A quick attack that has +40% Hit Chance, but -50% damage.

Heavy Attack

Throw your weight around. A powerful attack that has +70% Critical Chance, but -40% Hit Chance.

 

Reckless Attack

More pain, more gain. An indiscriminate attack that does +25% damage, but hits everyone nearby - including you.

Fuser

Fire to restore CON. Can only be used on mechanical targets.

 




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