You have unraveled some of the greatest mysteries of pre-War masters: formula for developing special Nuka-Colas! This perk unlocks special Nuka-Cola recipes at the workbench.— In-game description

Nuka Chemist is a perk in Fallout: New Vegas which allows the player to craft special Nuka-Cola varieties at a workbench.


Notably, these are all items that are finite or even rare in the normal game (even ice cold Nuka-Cola, which was easily replenished in Fallout 3).


  • This perk fills a similar role to the Quantum Chemist perk from the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel. It provides a means for obtaining the rarer varieties of Nuka-Cola. Functionally, Quantum Chemist operated as an automatic script, whereas Nuka Chemist opens up new recipes. The two perks share the same icon.
  • Synergizes well with Mad Bomber, since you can craft the rather rare Nuka-Cola Quartz that, in turn, can be used to craft the very powerful Nuka-grenade.
  • Even though workbenches have no refrigeration facilities, one can still create ice-cold Nuka-Cola there with the perk.
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