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With Ghastly Scavenger, when you're in Sneak mode, you gain the option to eat a Super Mutant or Feral Ghoul corpse to regain Health. Every time you feed, you lose Karma, and if the act is witnessed, it is considered a crime against nature.— In-game description

Ghastly Scavenger is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas.


While being in Sneak mode, the Courier gains the option the option to eat a super mutant or feral ghoul corpses to regain health. Every time they feed, they lose Karma, and allied non-player characters witnessing the act turn hostile, as it is considered a crime against nature. Each corpse consumed grants +50 Hit Points, +5 Radiation and -1 Karma, and in Hardcore mode, -50 Starvation.


  • Ghastly Scavenger is unaffected by the Dine and Dash perk.
  • Since all of the characters that must be eaten in order to obtain the Meat of Champions perk are humans, this perk is not needed to do so.
  • You gain a unique dialogue option with Jas Wilkins if you have this perk.

Behind the scenes

This perk was created by Joshua Sawyer.[1]