|For a cross-game overview of this perk, see Nerd Rage!.|
Whenever the Courier's health drops to 20% or below, their Strength is raised to 10, and their Damage Threshold is boosted by 15. This effect stacks with similar bonuses, and applies even if the Courier is naked or their armor is broken; they merely need to meet the health threshold.
- While Fallout: New Vegas does not feature a cap on DT, 20% of pre-DT damage is guaranteed to go through, regardless of how high a player character's DT is. As such, in certain situations, an increase in DT may yield little to no benefit.
- If one is having difficulty determining how much 20% of their health is, this is the same amount of health needed before one begins to hear the heart beating audio effect.