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Your heart is back in your body, but some advanced technologies remain: You are more resistant to poison (50%) and robots are only somewhat confused by you (25% less likely to score a critical hit) now. But on the bright side, healing items (chems) are even more effective!Fallout: New Vegas description

Cardiac Arrest is a special perk in the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Old World Blues.

Obtaining

The Courier must convince their brain to return to their body or convince it to come back to The Sink. After, one can have their heart reinserted into their body. This perk replaces Heartless.

Effects

+50% bonus to poison resistance and healing items respectively, plus -25% to critical chance for robots against you.

Notes

  • Cazadores are less of a threat with this perk as it becomes rarer to be poisoned by them.
  • Compared to the Heartless perk, it gives an additional +25% bonus to healing items at the cost of +25% critical chance from robots* and +50% poison resistance rather than immunity. (*see bugs)
  • Grants the full 85% resistance to poison when combined with 8 Endurance, the maximum achievable in derived statistics. Of course, this is still outclassed by Heartless's poison immunity.
  • Cardiac Arrest shares the same Vault boy image as Heartless.

Behind the scenes

Cardiac Arrest is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to pump effectively. While a cardiac arrest may be caused by heart attack or heart failure, these are not the same.

Bugs

  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png This perk grants -50% critical chance from enemy robots, rather than the listed -25%. [verified]

See also

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