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What goes around comes around!

Ricochet is a perk in Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Fallout: The Roleplaying Game and the Fallout: The Board Game expansion Fallout: New California.

Fallout 4


Rank Requirements Description Form ID
1 LCK 10 What goes around comes around! Any enemy's ranged attacks will sometimes ricochet back and instantly kill them. The closer you are to death, the higher the chance. 001D247C
2 LCK 10, LVL 29 There's an increased chance that an enemy's shot will ricochet back and kill them. 001D247D
3 LCK 10, LVL 50 When an enemy's shot ricochets back and kills them, there is a chance your Critical meter gets filled. 001D247E


  • At rank 1, the chance is 1% for automatics and 5% for non-automatics. At rank 2, this becomes 2% for automatics and 7% for non-automatics.
  • It can also Ricochet fire from friendly targets like settlers, so being in a settler's line of fire could prove detrimental to the settlers.
  • The enemy needs to either have a maximum of 100 HP or be at 40% or less of their maximum HP.[citation needed]

Fallout 76


Rank Description Form ID
1 Gain a 6% chance to deflect back some of enemies' ranged damage. (No PvP) 0031E520
2 Gain a 12% chance to deflect back some of enemies' ranged damage. (No PvP) 00330BA6
3 Gain a 18% chance to deflect back some of enemies' ranged damage. (No PvP) 00330BA7


Proc'd by Ricochet

  • Legendary Mods
    • Vampire
    • Anti Armor
    • Bloodied
    • Junkies
    • Instigating [verification needed]
    • Mutant's [verification needed]
    • Mutant Slayer [verification needed]
    • Assassin's [verification needed]
    • Executioner's [verification needed]
    • Exterminator's [verification needed]
    • Furious [verification needed]
    • Nocturnal [verification needed]
    • Berserker [verification needed]
    • Suppressor's [verification needed]
    • Troubleshooter's [verification needed]
    • Zealot's [verification needed]
  • Perks
    • Tenderizer
    • Suppressor
    • Taking One For the Team
    • Serendipity

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game

If an enemy makes a ranged attack against the perk owner and rolls a complication, they may spend one Luck point to have their ricochet hit the attacker. Resolve the damage roll against the attacking enemy instead.

Fallout: The Board Game

Canonbox default.pngThe following is based on content from Fallout: New California.

Ricochet is added to the board game with the Fallout: New California expansion. After killing an enemy in combat, the player character can discard this perk card to kill a second enemy within three spaces of the first one.

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