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Specialize with shotguns and send your enemies to meet their maker. Do more damage, blow limbs off, shoot and reload faster.
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Boomstick is a Combat Perk in the Strength Attribute. Shotguns are one of the best ways to handle close-quarter combat with their strong burst and capability to dismember with each pellet. Longer ranges and bigger crowds of enemies might prove difficult because of shotguns' short range and small magazine size.

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Skill Level Level Name Effect Description Strength Level Buy
1 Shotgun Hobo Maybe your aim isn't so good or you just like doing a lot of damage up close and personal. Either way a hobo with a shotgun is not to be messed with. Shotguns deal 10% more damage, 10% faster fire rate, and 10% faster reload. Stun enemies for 6 seconds. Increases chance to dismember by 5%. 1 1 PT
2 Shotgun Nomad Roaming the wastelands as a nomad have improved your abilities with shotguns. Shotguns deal 20% more damage, 20% faster fire rate, and 15% faster reload. Increases chance to dismember by 10%. 3 1 PT
3 Shotgun Pro If shotgun meets were still a thing, you'd be hitting those clay ducks and be considered a shotgun pro. Shotguns deal 30% more damage, 30% faster fire rate, and 20% faster reload. Stun enemies for 8 seconds. 5 1 PT
4 Shotgun Master You are now very deadly with a shotgun and considered a shotgun master and master of the shotgun. Shotguns deal 40% more damage, 40% faster fire rate, and 25% faster reload. 7 1 PT
5 Boomstick You've ascended to the legendary status of Shotgun Messiah, as you are the last thing they see before meeting their maker. Deal 50% more damage, 50% faster fire rate, and a 30% faster reload. Legs shots cripple opponents. 10 1 PT

Recipes[ | ]

As of Alpha 21, skills no longer grant crafting recipes. That feature was replaced by Crafting Skill Magazines.

Perception Animal Tracker · Dead Eye · Demolitions Expert · Lucky Looter · Quick and Perceptive · Salvage Operations · Spear Master · The Infiltrator · The Penetrator · Treasure Hunter
Strength Big and Fast · Boomstick · Heavy Armor · Master Chef · Miner 69’er · Mother Lode · Pack Mule · Pummel Pete · Skull Crusher
Fortitude Healing Factor · Iron Gut · Lightning Hands · Living Off The Land · Machine Gunner · Pain Tolerance · Rule 1: Cardio · The Brawler · The Huntsman · Well Insulated
Agility Archery · Deep Cuts · From The Shadows · Gunslinger · Hidden Strike · Light Armor · Parkour · Run and Gun · Whirlwind
Intellect Advanced Engineering · Better Barter · Calculated Attack · Charismatic Nature · Electrocutioner · Grease Monkey · Lock Picking · Physician · The Daring Adventurer · Robotics Inventor
Removed Skills/Perks
Strength Sexual Tyrannosaurus
Agility Flurry of Blows