Backgrounds in Wasteland 3 features the personality of the player's character. Choosing from a list of backgrounds only occurs during Character Creation and it determines the character's history and a natural talent (Passive Bonus) that ties hand-in-hand with the selected background. This page covers a list of all the backgrounds that players can select in the game.

 

Wasteland 3 Backgrounds

 

Bookworm

Passive Bonus: Experience Bonus +5%

Desert Cat

Passive Bonus: Perception +1

Disciple of the Metal

Passive Bonus: Fire Damage Bonus +15.0%

 

Explodomaniac

Passive Bonus: Explosive Damage Bonus +15.0%

Goat Killer

Passive Bonus: Critical Chance +5%

Grease Monkey

Passive Bonus: Bonus Damage to Vehicles +10%, Bonus Damage to Robots +10%

 

Lethal Weapon

Passive Bonus: Melee Damage Bonus +10.0%

Mannerite

Passive Bonus: Kiss Ass + 1

Moneybags

Passive Bonus: Barter +1

 

Mopey Poet

Passive Bonus: Evasion +5%

Paladin

Passive Bonus: Crit Resistance +10%

Raider Hater

Passive Bonus: Bonus Damage To Humans +10%

 

Sex Machine

Passive Bonus: Combat Speed +0.2

Stoner

Passive Bonus: Status Effect Resistance +10%

The Boss

Passive Bonus: Hard Ass +1

 

Vicious Avenger

Passive Bonus: Penetration +2

 
 

 

Companion Backgrounds

 

Hacker

Passive Bonus: Bonus Damage to Robots & Synths: +10%

Gearhead

Passive Bonus: Bonus Damage to Vehicles+10%

Thief

Passive Bonus: Detection Time +1.0 sec.

 

Academic

Passive Bonus: Experience Bonus +10%

Technician

Passive Bonus: n/a

Farmer

Passive Bonus: CON per Level +1

 

Bouncer

Passive Bonus: Melee Damage Bonus +10.0%

Con Artist

Passive Bonus: Initiative +5%

Nomad

Passive Bonus: n/a

 

Scout

Passive Bonus: Sneak Attack Damage +10.0%

Evangelical

Passive Bonus: Leadership Range +3M

Drifter

Passive Bonus: Armor +4

 

Miner

Passive Bonus: Explosive Resistance +15%

Mercenary

Passive Bonus: Crit Resistance +10%

Hobo

Passive Bonus: Status Effect Resistance +10%

 

Peacekeeper

Passive Bonus: Initiative +30%

Gunslinger

Passive Bonus: Strike Rate +5%

Driver

Passive Bonus: Quick Slots +1

 

Warlord

Passive Bonus: Armor  +4

Scrapper

Passive Bonus: Crit. mult. + 0.4x

Psychopath

Passive Bonus: Critical Chance +5%

 

Researcher

Passive Bonus: Cold, Energy and Fire Resistance +25%

Mechanic

Passive Bonus: 

Sniper

Passive Bonus: 

 

Survivalist

Passive Bonus: 

Brawler

Passive Bonus: 

Infiltrator

Passive Bonus: 

 

Trader

Passive Bonus: 

Modder

Passive Bonus: 

Combat Medic

Passive Bonus: 

 

Trooper

Passive Bonus: 

Inventor

Passive Bonus: 

Enforcer

Passive Bonus: 

 

Explosives Expert

Passive Bonus: 

Commander

Passive Bonus: 

 

 

 




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