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7 Days to Die - Definitive Perks Explained Guide

Written by McALEER   /   Updated: Jun 2, 2021    


A detailed and comprehensive breakdown of each perk available, what it does, what it unlocks and how to attain it.

Guide to Perks



Introduction



Perks are used by the player to increase their effectiveness with many different Game Mechanics. They can make the player more proficient with a certain type of weapon. They can help the player collect resources at a higher rate with Mother Lode, or teach the player to craft new items or higher quality items.

They can give a flat bonus to the player's various resistances. Perks are the player's way of progressing in the game and is a very important part of surviving. Experience points are awarded every Character Level, granting the player 1 skill point each Character Level to increase the level of Attributes and Perks.

​Perk Books provide the player with certain perks after reading them. They can be found anywhere in the world by looting containers. Bookcases are a great place for the player to look for Perk Books, as they have an approximate 45% chance of containing a volume of a Perk Book series.

Bookcases can be found in bulk at Book Stores, but also can be found in other buildings in small amounts. There are 19 Perk Book series, each with 7 volumes.

If the player reads all 7 volumes of a given Perk Book series, they will gain the bonus perk that corresponds to the book series, in addition to the perk given by the last read volume. Each Perk Book series has a different theme indicated by the name and cover art, and the volume's perks within them all apply to that theme, for example: The perks given by the volumes of the Lucky Looter Perk Book series will make the player find better loot.

Attributes



There are 5 main Attributes: Perception, Strength, Fortitude, Agility, Intellect, each having 10 levels and giving a bonus in that category with every level.

The player starts with a level in all five attributes and can continue levelling them up as they please. Levels 2-5 cost one skill point, levels 6-8 cost two and the last two levels cost 3 points.

​The difference between Attributes and Perks is that Attributes must be learned first, as most Perks require a certain level of Attribute, which also requires a certain Character Level. Every attribute has its own perks, but all attributes have at least two different weapon perks under them.

Requirements



Attributes must be upgraded to certain levels before their Perks can be purchased or upgraded. Perks can be increased under the effect of a drug, but if the attribute's level returns to a lower value than the perk requires, the benefit from said perk is lost.

For example, if a player has Fortitude at level 3 and Heavy Armor at 2, they can raise their Fortitude to 5 using Fort Bites and buy the 3rd level of Heavy Armor. However, after the effect from Fort Bites ends, the benefit from the 3rd level of Heavy Armor is removed and the player is treated as if the only had level 2 of that perk.

Perception Attribute



Perception is the measure of your sensory awareness. Level 1 of this perk gives 200% headshot damage to spears, rifles and explosive weapons. Levels 2-8 increase headshot damage by 10% and chance to dismember by 5%.

Levels 9 and 10 increase headshot damage by 15% and dismember chance by 5%. It's split into three subcategories with various perks related to weapons, general perception and scavenging.

  • Dead Eye - "Specialize in taking keen aim with rifles and wasting your target with an expertly-placed bullet. One shot, one kill."
  • Pot Shot - You can hit the broad side of a barn and do 10% more damage with rifles. Craft quality 2 poor rifles, aim and reload 10% faster. Unlocks Hunting Rifle crafting.
  • Rifleman - You are a rifleman and can hit a large rock at 30 yards. Craft quality 3 fair rifles. Deal 20% more damage, aim 20% faster, reload 15% faster.
  • Marksman - You are now a marksman and can hold your own. Craft quality 4 good rifles. Deal 30% more damage, aim 32% faster, reload 20% faster and use 10% less stamina aiming with rifles. Kill Streak: Successive kills increase damage bonus by 10%, 20% to a maximum of 30%.
  • Sharpshooter - You are now a sharpshooter. Craft quality 5 great rifles. Deal 40% more damage, aim 45% faster, reload 25% faster, and use 20% less stamina aiming with rifles. Kill Streak: Successive kills increase damage bonus by 20%, 30% to a maximum of 40%.
  • Dead Eye - Through all the hard training and countless shooting, you are now a dead eye sniper. Deal 50% more damage, aim 60% faster, reload 30% faster, and use 30% less stamina aiming with rifles. Kill Streak: Successive kills increase damage bonus by 30%, 40% up to a maximum of 50%.
  • Demolitions Expert - "Specialize in explosive weapons to stun, cripple and dismember your foes."
  • Grenadier Initiate - You are now a grenadier initiate, be careful with those explosives. Increase damage 10%, reload speed 15%, aim 10% faster, 50% chance to stun enemies and a 5% greater chance to dismember. Unlocks Pipe Bomb, Pressure Plate Mine and Cooking Pot Mine.
  • I'm TNT, I'm Dynamite - Increase damage by 20%, reload speed 20%, aim 20% faster, 100% chance to stun enemies, and a 10% greater chance to dismember. Unlocks Stick of Dynamite and Hub Cap Land Mine.
  • Explosives Handler - You are now an explosives handler. Increase damage 30%, increase reload speed by 25%, aim 30% faster, have a 33% chance to cripple enemies and a 20% greater chance to dismember. Unlocks Grenade and Stack of Gun Powder.
  • Rocket Man - You are now a Rocket Man. Increase damage 40%, reload speed by 30%, aim 40% faster, have a 66% chance to cripple enemies and a 30% greater chance to dismember. Unlocks Rocket HE, Rocket Frag, Rocket Tip and Rocket Casing.
  • Demolitions Expert - You make things go boom in a big way. Increase damage 50%, reload speed by 35%, aim 50% faster and a 45% greater chance to dismember. Stun lasts longer on enemies. Unlocks Timed Charge, Contact Grenade, and Air Filter Land Mine.
  • Javelin Master - "Learn to inflict more damage and throw spears further and with more accuracy."
  • Sharp Sticks - You can craft quality 2 poor spears. Spears do 10% more damage and have 10% more range when thrown. Unlocks Iron Spear crafting.
  • Spear Thrower - You can craft quality 3 fair spears. Spears now inflict 20% more damage and have 20% more range when thrown.
  • Spearman - You can craft quality 4 good spears. Spears inflict 30% more damage and have 30% more range when thrown.
  • Lanceman - You can craft quality 5 great spears. Spears now inflict 40% more damage and have 40% more range.
  • Javelin Master - Spears do 50% more damage and have 50% more range.
  • Lock Picking - "Learn to pick locks faster and break less lock picks."
  • Burglar Burglar - You can pick locks 20% faster and have a 10% lower chance to break lockpicks.
  • Lock Smith - You can pick locks 40% faster and have a 20% lower chance to break lockpicks.
  • Safe Cracker - Pick locks 60% faster and have a 30% lower chance to break lockpicks.
  • The Infiltrator - "Use your heightened senses to take less damage from traps."
  • Mole - You can move through dangerous traps easier. Loose board traps and land mines trigger 1 second slower. Take 20% less damage from land mines.
  • Trespasser - Loose board traps and land mines trigger 1.5 seconds slower. Take 30% less damage from land mines.
  • The Infiltrator - Take 50% less damage from land mines. Can pick up land mines.
  • Animal Tracker - "Learn to detect and track animals within 100m and never go hungry."
  • Trail Finder - Crouch down and use your keen eyesight to find the tracks of small animals like Rabbits, Snakes or Chickens. Tracked animals are marked on your compass and map.
  • Ranger - Your senses can detect Deer and Boars as well as sneaky predators like Wolves or Coyotes.
  • Big Game Hunter - You can detect predators like Mountain Lions or Bears.
  • The Penetrator - "You find weak spots in a target's armor and can use AP rifle bullets to shoot through multiple organic targets."
  • Piercing Shot - Ignore 15% of armor with firearms, archery and spears.
  • Perforator - Ignore 25% of armor with firearms, archery and spears. Armor-piercing rounds can penetrate an additional target or a block of up to 500 hit points when using Hunting, Marksman or Sniper Rifles.
  • Puncturer - Ignore 35% of armor with firearms, archery and spears. Armor-piercing rounds can penetrate two additional targets or a block of up to 750 hit points when using Hunting, Marksman or Sniper Rifles.
  • The Penetrator - Ignore 35% of armor with firearms, archery and spears. Armor-piercing rounds can penetrate three additional targets or a block of up to 1000 hit points when using Hunting, Marksman or Sniper Rifles.
  • Lucky Looter - "Specialize in tracking down the motherlode, and maybe getting a little extra for your trouble. You find better loot with every perk level."
  • Slim Chance - Adds 5% to loot bonus for containers that you open personally. Looting is 10% faster.
  • Potluck - Adds 10% to loot bonus. Looting is 20% faster.
  • Good Fortune - Adds 15% to loot bonus. Looting is 40% faster.
  • Blessed - Adds 20% to loot bonus. Looting is 60% faster.
  • Lucky Looter - Adds 25% to loot bonus. Looting is 80% faster.
  • Treasure Hunter - "Become one of the greatest treasure hunters of all time learning tricks that would even make Blackbeard envious."
  • Plunderer - For every 7 blocks dug up the treasure search radius is reduced by 1 meter. Without the perk you have to dig up 10 blocks each. Find 10% more items in Buried Treasure.
  • Marauder - For every 5 blocks dug up the treasure search radius is reduced by 1 meter. Find 20% more items in Buried Treasure.
  • Treasure Hunter - For every 3 blocks dug up the treasure search radius is reduced by 1 meter. Find 30% more items in Buried Treasure
  • Salvage Operations - "Waste not, want not! Salvage items for more resources with a wrench, ratchet, or impact driver."
  • Junk Collector - Craft quality 2 poor wrenches. Deal 10% more damage, harvest 20% faster and gains 20% more resources with a Wrench, Ratchet or Impact Driver. Unlocks Wrench crafting.
  • Scavenger - Craft quality 3 fair wrenches. Deal 20% more damage, harvest 40% faster and gains 40% more resources with a Wrench, Ratchet or Impact Driver.
  • Salvager - Craft quality 4 good wrenches. Deal 30% more damage, harvest 60% faster and gains 60% more resources with a Wrench, Ratchet or Impact Driver.
  • Parts Collector - Craft quality 5 great wrenches. Deal 40% more damage, harvest 80% faster and gains 80% more resources with a Wrench, Ratchet or Impact Driver.
  • Master Scavenger - Deal 50% more damage, harvest 100% faster and gains 100% more resources with a Wrench, Ratchet or Impact Driver.

Strength Attribute



Level one of this perk gives 200% headshot damage to shotguns, clubs and sledgehammers. Levels 2-8 increase headshot damage by 10% and chance to dismember by 5%. Levels 9 and 10 increase headshot damage by 15% and dismember chance by 5%. It's split into three subcategories with various perks related to weapons, general strength and construction.

  • Boomstick - "Specialize with shotguns and send your enemies to meet their maker. Do more damage, blow limbs off, shoot and reload faster."
  • Shotgun Hobo - Craft quality 2 poor Shotguns, deal 10% more damage, 10% faster fire rate, and 10% faster reload. Stun enemies for 6 seconds. Increases chance to dismember by 5%. Unlocks Double Barrel Shotgun crafting.
  • Shotgun Nomad - Craft quality 3 fair shotguns, deal 20% more damage, 20% faster fire rate, and 15% faster reload. Increases chance to dismember by 10%.
  • Shotgun Pro - Craft quality 4 good shotguns, deal 30% more damage, 30% faster fire rate, and 20% faster reload. Stun enemies for 8 seconds.
  • Shotgun Master - Craft quality 5 great shotguns, deal 40% more damage, 40% faster fire rate, and 25% faster reload.
  • Boomstick - Deal 50% more damage, 50% faster fire rate, and a 30% faster reload. Legs shots cripple opponents.
  • Pummel Pete - "Specialize in knocking your foes senseless with clubs and bats."
  • RoughNeck - Craft quality 2 poor clubs, deal 10% more damage, regular and power attacks do 40% more damage to stunned enemies, and have a 60% chance for power attacks to knock foes back down. Unlocks Baseball Bat crafting.
  • Thug - Craft quality 3 fair clubs, deal 20% more damage, attacks do 80% more damage to stunned enemies, and have a 70% chance for power attacks to knock foes back down.
  • Big Leagues - Craft quality 4 good clubs, deal 30% more damage, attacks do 120% more damage to stunned enemies, and have a 80% chance for power attacks to knock foes back down. 5 successive hits in a short time causes the last blow to do 100% extra damage.
  • Stay Down - Craft quality 5 great clubs, deal 40% more damage, attacks do 160% more damage to stunned enemies, and have a 90% chance for power attacks to knock foes back down. 4 successive hits in a short time causes the last blow to do 100% extra damage.
  • Pummel Pete - Deal 50% more damage, attacks do 200% more damage to stunned enemies, and have a 100% chance for power attacks to knock foes back down. 3 successive hits in a short time causes the last blow to do 100% extra damage.
  • Skull Crusher - "Specialize in destroying enemies with heavy weapons like sledgehammers."
  • Bruiser - Craft quality 2 poor sledgehammers, deal 10% more damage, power attacks do 40% more damage to stunned enemies, and 20% chance to knock down enemies with heavy weapons. Unlocks Iron Sledgehammer crafting.
  • Mauler - Craft quality 3 fair sledgehammers and deal 20% more damage. Power attacks do 80% more damage to stunned enemies and have a 30% chance to knock down enemies with heavy weapons.
  • Smasher - Craft quality 4 good sledgehammers, deal 30% more damage, power attacks do 120% more damage to stunned enemies, have a 40% chance to knock down enemies, and have a 20% chance for power attacks to knock down nearby foes.
  • Bone Breaker - Craft quality 5 great sledgehammers, deal 40% more damage, power attacks do 160% more damage to stunned enemies, have a 60% chance to knock down enemies, and have a 40% chance for power attacks to knock down nearby foes.
  • Skull Crusher - Deal 50% more damage, power attacks do 200% more damage to stunned enemies, and have a 100% chance to knock down most enemies, and have a 60% for power attacks to knock down nearby foes.
  • Sexual Tyrannosaurus - "Specialize in unleashing a relentless assault of blows guaranteed to leave your prey slack-jawed at your unyielding stamina."
  • Bench Warmer - Reduce melee and tool stamina usage by 8% and power attacks by 15%.
  • Athlete - Reduce melee and tool stamina usage by 15% and power attacks by 30%. Killing blows grant 10 stamina.
  • Warrior - Reduce melee and tool stamina usage by 20% and power attacks by 40%. Killing blows grant 20 stamina.
  • Cage Gladiator - Reduce melee and tool stamina usage by 25% and power attacks by 50%. Killing blows grant 30 stamina.
  • Heavy Armor - "Specialize in shielding yourself with iron and steel, becoming an unstoppable behemoth on the battlefield."
  • Tin Man - Craft quality 2 poor heavy armor, reduce heavy armor movement and stamina penalty by 5%. Improve durability by 50%. Unlocks iron armor crafting.
  • Heavy Metal - Craft quality 3 fair heavy armor, reduce heavy armor movement and stamina penalty by 10%. Improve durability by 100%.
  • Iron Man - Craft quality 4 good armor, reduce heavy armor movement and stamina penalty by 17%. Improve durability by 150%.
  • Get Tanked - Craft quality 5 great heavy armor, reduce heavy armor movement and stamina penalty by 25%. Improve durability by 200%.
  • Pack Mule - "You're a pack mule and can carry more items in your inventory without suffering movement penalties."
  • Disorganized - Carry 3 more items without being encumbered.
  • Bag Lady - Carry an additional 3 more items without being encumbered.
  • Neat and Tidy - Carry 4 additional items without being encumbered.
  • Shipshape - Carry 4 more items without being encumbered.
  • Pack Mule - Carry 4 more items without being encumbered.
  • Master Chef - "Create more filling meals with advanced benefits and learn to cook faster."
  • Bachelor - Unlocks basic recipes such as Bacon and Eggs, Boiled Meat, Grilled Meat, Baked Potato, Corn Bread, teas and Coffee. Cook 10% faster.
  • Grandma - Craft Steak and Potato Meal, Meat Stew, Vegetable Stew, Blueberry Pie and several pumpkin dishes. Cook 20% faster.
  • Short Order Cook - Craft Sham Chowder, Hobo Stew, Chili Dog and Fish Tacos.. Wash them down with Yucca Juice Smoothie and Beer. Cook 30% faster.
  • Army Cook - Cook for an army by making Gumbo stew, Shepard's Pie, Spaghetti and Tuna Gravy on Toast. Cook 40% faster. Use 20% less of a recipe's main ingredients.
  • Master Chef - Cook 50% faster.
  • Miner 69’er - "Maximize your mining efforts by increasing tool damage to bring down rocks and trees faster."
  • Tool Nipper - Craft quality 2 poor tools, increase tool damage by 10% and block damage by 30%.
  • Johnny Newcome - Craft quality 3 fair tools, increase tool damage by 20% and block damage by 60%.
  • Muckman - Craft quality 4 good tools, increase tool damage by 30% and block damage by 90%.
  • Boulder Buster - Craft quality 5 great tools, increase tool damage by 40% and block damage by 120%.
  • Miner 69'er - Increase damage by 50% and block damage by 150%.
  • Mother Lode - "Harvest more resources and bring home the mother lode."
  • Paydirt - Harvest 20% more from ore, stone, terrain blocks and trees.
  • Main Vein - Harvest 40% more from ore, stone, terrain blocks and trees.
  • Struck Gold - Harvest 60% more from ore, stone, terrain blocks and trees.
  • Gold Mine -Harvest 80% more from ore, stone, terrain blocks and trees.
  • Mother Lode - Harvest 100% more from ore, stone, terrain blocks and trees.

Fortitude Attribute



Level 1 of this perk gives 200% headshot damage to fists and machine guns. Levels 2-8 increase headshot damage by 10% and chance to dismember by 5%. Levels 9 and 10 increase headshot damage by 15% and dismember chance by 5%. It's split into three subcategories with various perks related to weapons, survival, and recovery.


  • The Brawler - "Learn martial arts and use your fists to stun, knock down, disarm and ragdoll your opponent.
  • Bully - Craft quality 2 poor knuckled weapons and deal 10% more damage with fists. Punches to the head negate infection ability. Unlocks Iron Knuckles crafting.
  • Scrapper - Craft quality 3 fair knuckle weapons, deal 20% more damage with fists and have a chance to stagger opponents.
  • Slugger - Craft quality 4 good knuckle weapons, deal 30% more damage with fists and have a chance to knock down your opponent.
  • Professional Boxer - Craft quality 5 great knuckle weapons, deal 40% more damage with fists and have a chance to ragdoll your foes.
  • Mixed Martial Artist - Deal 50% more damage and have a chance to explode heads with punches.
  • Machine Gunner - "Become a commando using automatic weapons to slay your foes."
  • Grunt - Craft quality 2 poor machine guns. Deal 10% more damage, 5% faster fire rate and 10% faster reload. Unlocks AK-47 Machine Gun Crafting.
  • Guerrilla - Craft quality 3 fair machine guns. Deal 20% more damage, 10% faster fire rate and 15% faster reload.
  • Soldier - Craft quality 4 good machine guns. Deal 30% more damage, 15% faster fire rate and reload 20% faster. Commando Adrenaline - Each shot scored with automatic weapons gives you 2 stamina.
  • Special Forces - Craft quality 5 great machine guns. Deal 40% more damage, 20% faster fire rate and reload 25% faster. Commando Adrenaline: Each shot scored with automatic weapons gives you 4 stamina.
  • Machine Gunner - Deal 50% more damage, 25% faster fire rate and reload 30% faster. Commando Adrenaline: Each shot scored with automatic weapons gives you 6 stamina.
  • The Huntsman - "Specialize in hunting your prey and harvesting more meat, bone and leather."
  • Pelter - Harvest 20% more resources from animals using any bladed tool or weapon.
  • Poacher - Harvest 40% more resources from animals using any bladed tool or weapon.
  • Hunter - Harvest 60% more resources from animals using any bladed tool or weapon.
  • Butcher - Harvest 80% more resources from animals using any bladed tool or weapon.
  • The Huntsman - Harvest 100% more resources from animals using any bladed tool or weapon.
  • Well Insulated - "Specialize in using a combination of clothing and natural resilience to weather even the harshest of environments."
  • Mild Weather Tolerant - Gain 10 insulation against both heat and cold, and lose 15% less food and water when cold or overheating.
  • Intense Weather Resistant - You are resistant to some pretty intense weather and lose 30% less food and water when cold or overheating. Grants 20 insulation against both heat and cold.
  • Extremely Weather Hardened - You can now handle severe weather. You will never have the more severe stages of temperature status effects.
  • Living Off The Land - "Specialize in harvesting more crops using your hands or a tool."
  • Gatherer - Harvest 2 items from wild or planted crops. Craft seeds for flowers and decorative plants like goldenrod, chrysanthemum, aloe, and yucca. Farm plots cost 30% less to craft.
  • Farmer - You can craft seeds for berries and vegetables. Farm plots cost 50% less to craft.
  • Industrial Farmer - Harvest 3 items from wild or planted crops.
  • Pain Tolerance - "Specialize in shrugging off blows, fighting through pain and staying in the fight when others would be down for the count."
  • Tough - Reduce HP loss by 5%. 20% less chance to get stunned.
  • Rugged - Reduce HP loss by 10%. 40% less chance to get stunned.
  • Durable - Reduce HP loss by 15% and have a 60% less chance to get stunned.
  • Masochist - Reduce HP loss by 20% and have a 80% less chance to get stunned.
  • Iron Chin - Reduce HP loss by 25% and have no chance to get stunned.
  • Healing Factor - "Specialize in boosting your natural healing rates as long as you're not starving."
  • Fast Metabolism - Gain 1 HP every 90 seconds with natural healing. Critical injuries heal 20% faster.
  • Quick Healer - Gain 1 HP every 45 seconds with natural healing. Critical injuries heal 40% faster.
  • Animal - Gain 1 HP every 20 seconds with natural healing. Critical injuries heal 60% faster.
  • Regeneration - Gain 1 HP every 10 seconds with natural healing. Critical injuries heal 80% faster.
  • Mutant Genes - Gain 1 HP every 6 seconds with natural healing. Critical injuries heal twice as fast.
  • Iron Gut - "Specialize in gastrointestinal health to reduce chance of food poisoning and nutrient utake to use less calories and oxygen swimming."
  • Leaky Gut - Reduce food and water loss from physical excertion by 5%. Hold your breath for 84 seconds. Chance of Food Poisoning and Dysentery is reduced by 1%. Buffs from consumables last 10% longer.
  • Strong Constitution - Reduce food and water loss from physical excertion by 10%. Hold your breath for 108 seconds. Chance of Food Poisoning and Dysentery is reduced by 2%. Buffs from consumables last 20% longer.
  • Great Metabolism - Reduce food and water loss from physical excertion by 15%. Hold your breath for 132 seconds. Chance of Food Poisoning and Dysentery is reduced by 3%. Buffs from consumables last 30% longer.
  • Intrinsic Immunity - Reduce food and water loss from physical excertion by 20%. Hold your breath for 156 seconds. Chance of Food Poisoning and Dysentery is reduced by 4%. Buffs from consumables last 40% longer.
  • Iron Gut - Reduce food and water loss from physical excertion by 25%. Hold your breath for 180 seconds. Chance of Food Poisoning and Dysentery is reduced by 5%. Buffs from consumables last 50% longer.
  • Rule 1: Cardio - "Train your body in number one tactic against the zombie menace: Running away from them."
  • Hiker - Increase stamina regen by 10% when sprinting.
  • Running Man - Increase stamina regen by 20% when sprinting.
  • Triathlete - Increase stamina regen by 30% when sprinting.

Agility Attribute



Agility is the measure of your athletic prowess.

  • Archery - "Master the use of bows and crossbows."
  • Bowman - Craft quality 2 poor bows, deal 10% more damage, 10% faster aim, draw and reload with bows. Unlocks wooden bow and iron crossbow crafting.
  • Archer - Craft quality 3 fair bows, deal 20% more damage, 20% faster aim, draw and reload with bows.
  • Marksman - Craft quality 4 good bows, deal 30% more damage, 30% faster aim, draw and reload with bows.
  • Hairsplitter - Craft quality 5 great bows, deal 40% more damage, 40% faster aim, draw and reload with bows.
  • Ranger - Deal 50% more damage, 50% faster aim, draw and reload with bows.
  • Gunslinger - "Settle your disputes the old way and be a gunslinger in the apocalypse. Master the use of handguns and SMG. Unlocks pistol crafting."
  • Pea Shooter - Craft quality 2 poor handguns, deal 10% more damage, 5% faster fire rate, and 10% faster reload with handguns. Unlocks pistol crafting.
  • Outlaw - Craft quality 3 fair handguns, deal 20% more damage, 10% faster fire rate, and reload 15% faster with handguns.
  • Sheriff - Craft quality 4 good handguns, deal 30% more damage, 15% faster fire rate, and reload 20% faster. Critical Damage: 5 successive hits in a short time cause critical damage.
  • Gunfighter - Craft quality 5 great handguns, deal 40% more damage, 20% faster fire rate, and reload 25% faster. Critical Damage: 4 successive hits in a short time cause the last shot to do 100% extra damage.
  • Gunslinger - Deal 50% more damage, 25% faster fire rate, and 30% faster reload with handguns.
  • Critical Damage: 3 successive hits in a short time cause the last shot to do 100% extra damage.
  • Deep Cuts - "Specialize in using bladed weapons like knives or machetes (not axes) to bleed your foes dry."
  • Dull Blade - Craft quality 2 poor knives and deal 10% more damage. You can inflict up to 3 Bleeding Wounds on an enemy and a power attack inflicts 2. Every attack refreshes the duration on bleeding. Enemies run 10% slower while bleeding. Unlocks hunting knife crafting.
  • Knife Guy - Craft quality 3 fair knives and deal 20% more damage. You can inflict up to 4 Bleeding Wounds on an enemy and a power attack inflicts 3.
  • Fencer - Craft quality 4 good knives and deal 30% more damage. You can inflict up to 5 Bleeding Wounds on an enemy and a power attack inflicts 4. Glancing blows have a 40% chance to cause 1 Bleeding Wound. Enemies run 15% slower while bleeding.
  • Swordsman - Craft quality 5 great knives and deal 40% more damage. You can inflict up to 6 Bleeding Wounds on an enemy and a power attack inflicts 4. Glancing blows have a 70% chance to cause 1 Bleeding Wound.
  • Samurai - Deal 50% more damage. You can inflict up to 7 Bleeding Wounds on an enemy and a power attack inflicts 5. All glancing blows cause 1 Bleeding Wound. Enemies run 20% slower while bleeding.
  • Run and Gun - "Improve your hip fire accuracy and run faster while reloading any ranged weapon."
  • Spray and Pray - Hip fire accuracy is improved by 10% and movement penalty when reloading is reduced 30%.
  • Twitch Fingers - Hip fire accuracy is improved by 17% and movement penalty when reloading is reduced 60%.
  • Trigger Man - Hip fire accuracy is improved by 25% and have no movement penalty when reloading.
  • Flurry of Blows - "Specialize in one-handed melee weapons and beating the tar out of your opponents in a furious flurry of quick strikes."
  • Quick Hands - One-handed melee attack speeds are increased by 10%. This perk applies to clubs, brawling, knives, machetes and stun batons.
  • Sudden Strike - One-handed melee attack speeds are increased by 17%.
  • Flurry of Blows - One-handed melee attack speeds are increased by 25%. Each kill recharges stamina by 30 points.
  • Light Armor - "Specialize in light armor to increase armor rating and armor durability."
  • Squire - Craft quality 2 poor light armor, reduce light armor movement penalty by 15% and stamina penalty by 15%. Improve durability by 50%. Unlocks leather armor crafting.
  • Militant - Craft quality 3 fair light armor, reduce light armor movement penalty by 30% and stamina penalty by 30%. Improve durability by 100%.
  • Knight - Craft quality 4 good light armor, reduce light armor movement penalty by 50% and stamina penalty by 35%. Improve durability by 150%.
  • Gladiator - Craft quality 5 great light armor, reduce light armor movement penalty by 75% and stamina penalty by 50%. Improve durability by 200%.
  • Parkour - "Specialize in acrobatically getting anywhere you want to go, no matter how far up or far down that may be."
  • Tumbler - Increase safe fall distance by one meter and reduce stamina cost of jumping by 10%.
  • Stuntman - Reduce stamina cost of jumping by 20%. Increase safe fall distance by 2 meters and jump 1 meter higher.
  • Adrenaline Junkie - Reduce stamina cost of jumping by 30%. Increase safe fall distance by 4 meters and never get a broken leg when falling.
  • Parkour Master - Reduce stamina cost of jumping by 40%. Increase safe fall distance by 5, can jump 2 meters higher, and never get a sprained or broken leg when falling.
  • Hidden Strike - "Specialize in catching your enemies unaware while you are sneaking and they are resting or wandering aimlessly."
  • Cutthroat - Sneak attacks deal an extra 50% damage.
  • Butcher - Sneak attacks deal an extra 100% damage.
  • Executioner - Sneak attacks deal an extra 150% damage.
  • Cold Blooded Killer - Sneak attacks deal an extra 200% damage.
  • Assassin - Sneak attacks deal an extra 250% damage.
  • From The Shadows - "Specialize in sneaking around in the dark and making less noise in general."
  • Lurker - Hide in the shadows 13% more effectively, noises from actions are muffled 10%, and sneak movement is 10% faster. Enemies will search for you for up to 50 seconds.
  • Shadower - Hide in the shadows 26% more effectively, noises from actions are muffled 20% and sneak movement is 20% faster. Enemies will search for you for up to 40 seconds.
  • Stalker - Hide in the shadows 39% more effectively, noises from actions are muffled 30%, and sneak movement is 30% faster. Enemies will search for you for up to 30 seconds.
  • Prowler - Hide in the shadows 52% more effectively, noises from actions are muffled 40%, and sneak movement is 40% faster. Enemies will search for you for up to 25 seconds.
  • Shadow Ninja - Hide in the shadows 65% more effectively, noises from actions are muffled 50% and sneak movement is 50% faster. Enemies will search for you for up to 20 seconds.

Intellect Attribute



Intellect is the measure of your mental ability. Increasing Intellect improves head shot damage with intellect governed weapons such as Robotic turrets and stun batons.

  • Electrocutioner - "Learn how to use stun batons more effectively. Incapacitate your victims easier and do more damage."
  • Low Voltage - Craft quality 2 poor stun batons, deal 10% more damage and stun victims 20% longer. Unlocks stun baton crafting.
  • Stun Gun - Craft quality 3 fair stun batons, deal 20% more damage, and stun victims 40% longer.
  • Cattle Prod - Craft quality 4 good stun batons, deal 30% more damage, and stun victims 60% longer.
  • Danger: High Voltage - Craft quality 5 great stun batons, deal 40% more damage, and stun victims 80% longer.
  • Electrocutioner - Deal 50% more damage and stun victims 100% longer.
  • Robotics Inventor - "You are fascinated with robotics. Learn to use and craft deployed weapons."
  • Science Projects - Craft poor quality 2 robots, deal 10% more damage, 30% faster fire rate and reload an extra 10 rounds. Robot active range is increased from 10 to 14 meters. You can deploy multiple robots but only the closest will be active. Unlocks Robotic Sledge crafting.
  • Basic Robotics - Craft fair quality 3 robots, deal 20% more damage, 60% faster fire rate and reload an extra 20 rounds. Robot active range is 15 meters.
  • Automated Weaponry - Craft good quality 4 robotics, deal 30% more damage, 90% faster fire rate and reload an extra 30 rounds. Robot active range is 16 meters.
  • Advanced Robotics - Craft great quality 5 robots, deal 40% more damage, 120% faster fire rate and reload an extra 40 rounds. Reload robot weapons 10% faster. Robot active range is 17 meters.
  • Robotics Expert - Reload robot weapons 20% faster and reload an extra 50 rounds. Robot active range is 18 meters. Two deployed robots can be active at once.
  • Better Barter - "Specialize in convincing area traders to give you a better deal and open up their secret stashes of the really good stuff."
  • Wheeler Dealer - Get a 5% better deal buying and selling merchandise with traders.
  • Salesman - Get a 10% better deal buying and selling with traders.
  • Sales Manager - Get a 15% better deal buying and selling with traders. Traders' secret stash shows better loot.
  • Wall Street Tycoon - Get a 20% better deal buying and selling with traders. Traders' secret stash shows even better loot.
  • Corporate Marketing CEO - Get a 25% better deal buying and selling with traders. Traders' secret stash shows the best loot.
  • The Daring Adventurer - "Be a daring adventurer! Get better rewards for doing quests."
  • Looter - Get an additional choice for quest rewards and 5% more dukes.
  • Plunderer - Get 2 additional choices for quest rewards and 10% more dukes.
  • Mercenary - Get 3 additional choices for quest rewards and 15% more dukes.
  • Daring Adventurer - You can now choose 2 quest rewards and get 20% more dukes.
  • Charismatic Nature - "You are an inspiration to your allies, increasing their combat prowess."
  • Inspirational - Nearby Allies gain 20 health and stamina when near you.
  • Team Leader - Block and Melee Damage are increased by 20% for nearby allies.
  • Motivational Speaker - Nearby allies take 10% less damage from all sources, take half damage from bleeding and stop bleeding twice as fast.
  • Squad Leader - Allies are so enamored with you they get +1 to all attributes when near you.
  • Physician - "Use medicine and health items more effectively."
  • Intern - Medical healing items heal 25% more health over time. Gain 40% more XP using bandages, first aid bandages, first aid kits and splints. Can craft chemistry stations, first aid bandages and plaster casts.
  • Doctor - Medical healing items heal 40% more health over time. Gain 60% more XP using bandages, first aid bandages, first aid kits and splints. Can craft items 20% faster at chemistry stations.
  • Surgeon - Medical healing items heal 55% more health over time. Gain 80% more XP using bandages, first aid bandages, first aid kits and splints. Can craft first aid kits and steroids.
  • Miracle Worker - Medical healing items heal 75% more health over time. Gain 100% more XP using bandages, first aid bandages, first aid kits and splints. Can craft Fortbites, Recog, and antibiotics. Craft items 40% faster at chemistry stations.
  • Advanced Engineering - "Engineer advanced items such as workbenches, electrical items and traps and craft 20% faster on workbenches."
  • Blacksmith - Craft forges and craft items with them 20% faster. Craft glue cheaper.
  • Tinkerer - Craft workbenches and cement mixers and craft items with them 20% faster.
  • Electrician - Learn to craft generators, and build advanced base defense systems such as electric fences & blade traps. Gain 20% XP from electrical trap kills. All forge recipes cost 10% less, crafting Forged Steel and electrical devices costs 15% less.
  • Inventor - Learn to craft shotgun turrets for short range concentrated base defense, battery banks and nail guns. Gain 35% XP from electrical trap kills. All forge recipes cost 15% less, crafting Forged Steel and electrical devices costs 25% less.
  • Advanced Engineer - Learn to craft SMG auto turrets for the best ranged base defense, and crucibles to forge steel in forges. Gain 50% XP from Electrical Trap Kills. All forge recipes cost 20% less, crafting Forged Steel and electrical devices costs 35% less.
  • Grease Monkey - "Learn to build vehicles from junk in the wasteland! Vehicles can be assembled from parts without this perk."
  • Bicycle Mechanic - Can craft bicycle parts. Craft wheels and bicycle parts 33% cheaper.
  • Minibike Master - Can craft minibike parts, gas cans, and quality 2 car batteries. Craft minibike parts 33% cheaper.
  • Motorcycle Maniac - You can craft motorcycle parts, oil, and quality 3 car batteries. Craft motorcycle parts 33% cheaper.
  • Grease Monkey - You can craft 4x4 truck parts, more efficient stacks of gas cans and quality 4 car batteries. Craft 4x4 truck parts 33% cheaper.
  • Avionics Wizard - Can craft gyrocopter parts and quality 5 car batteries. Craft gyrocopter parts 33% cheaper.

Written by McALEER.


Game:   7 Days to Die