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Absinthe is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Absinthe is a green, highly alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented mash containing wormwood, fennel, aniseed, and other herbs. It provides the highest Perception bonus of any consumable item with a Survival skill of 100.

  • Effects of Survival:

Absinthe does not stack separately from other alcohols such as beer and whiskey. This despite the fact that it does have a slightly different effect of Perception +1 instead of Strength +1. However, Dixon's whiskey and moonshine both stack separately from this and other alcohols. It is rarer than other forms of alcohol, which can counterbalance to its ability to boost Perception instead of Strength.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+24 Dehydration 
20+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+28 Dehydration 
30+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+32 Dehydration 
40+1 Perception for 4m, +1 Charisma for 4m, -1 Intelligence for 4m+36 Dehydration 
50+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+40 Dehydration 
60+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+44 Dehydration 
70+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+48 Dehydration 
80+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+52 Dehydration 
90+2 Perception for 4m, +2 Charisma for 4m, -2 Intelligence for 4m+56 Dehydration 
100+3 Perception for 4m, +3 Charisma for 4m, -3 Intelligence for 4m+60 Dehydration 



  • Ralph may mention the absinthe from the Atomic Wrangler Casino is amazing even when it's not yet available for sale.
  • Jacob Hoff has been mentioned in Freeside as a distiller of absinthe.