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Because you lead by example, your companion does more damage in combat, and cannot hurt you.— Rank 1 description

Inspirational is a perk in Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Fallout: The Board Game.

Fallout 4

Because you lead by example, your companions gain benefits from your methods of exploration. If you're concentrating on keeping a follower with you for the foreseeable future, it's well worth augmenting them as much as possible, though this always comes at the expense of spending points purely on yourself. But that's selfish.Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide description
Rank Requirements Description Form ID
1 CH 8 Because you lead by example, your companion does more damage in combat, and cannot hurt you. 001D2461
2 CH 8, LVL 19 Your companion resists more damage in combat, and can't be harmed by your attacks. 001D2462
3 CH 8, LVL 43 Your companion can carry more items. Increases carry weight of your companion by 25 pounds. 001D2463


  • Rank one makes companions cause 20% more damage, and they can no longer hurt the player character.
  • Rank two gives companions a total of 20 energy resistance and 20 ballistics resistance. They can also no longer be hurt by the player character's attacks.
  • Rank three gives companions a total of 25 extra carry weight.


Icon pc.png Inspirational does nothing for Curie, because she lacks the companion's version of this perk. PC players can fix this with the console command 00102249.AddPerk 001d33d7. [verified]

Fallout 76

Rank Description Form ID
1 When you are on a team, gain 5% more XP. 001D2461
2 When you are on a team, gain 10% more XP. 001D2462
3 When you are on a team, gain 15% more XP. 001D2463


In order for the perk to work, it checks if the number of teammates is greater than 0 and will therefore not work if the player is on a team by themselves.

Fallout: The Board Game

Once obtained, it can be discarded to take a single companion from another player character or from the shop. It will also unexhaust all companions in the player character's inventory, ignoring their requirements.

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