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For the skill in previous Fallout games, see Sneak (skill).
 
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Become whisper, become shadow. You are 20% harder to detect while sneaking.— Rank 1 description

Sneak is a perk in Fallout 4. It makes it easier to move around unseen and avoid traps.

Effects

Rank Requirements Description Base ID
1 AGI 3 Become whisper, become shadow. You are 20% harder to detect while sneaking. 0004c935
2 AGI 3, LVL 5 You are now 30% harder to detect while sneaking, and no longer trigger floor-based traps. 000b9882
3 AGI 3, LVL 12 You are now 40% harder to detect while sneaking, and no longer trigger enemy mines. 000b9883
4 AGI 3, LVL 23 You are now 50% harder to detect while sneaking, and running no longer adversely affects stealth. 000b9884
5 AGI 3, LVL 38 Engaging stealth causes distant enemies to lose you. 000b9881

Notes

  • Other bonuses that stack with this perk in helping avoid detection are;
  • Rank 4 seems to completely eliminate the effect of footsteps on detection odds. If it is active then muffle armor mods are unnecessary.
  • The trap avoiding bonuses from ranks 2 and 3 of this perk also work when not sneaking.
  • All companions have the effects of 4 ranks of Sneak except Curie who is missing all ranks of Stealth in both forms (robot and synth). Dogmeat has a unique rank 5.
  • Sneak works very well with Ninja and other perks that increase the sneak attack bonus multiplier.
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