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For the various form of alcohol that appear in the Fallout series, see Alcohol.

Absinthe is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas. It is rarer than other forms of alcohol, possibly as a counterbalance to its ability to boost Perception instead of Strength.


Absinthe is a green, highly alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented mash containing wormwood, fennel, aniseed and other herbs. It is notable due to its provision of the highest Perception bonus of any consumable item, though only 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 slightly different effects—Perception +1 instead of Strength +1. However, Dixon's whiskey and moonshine both stack separately from this and other alcohols.

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 



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