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Must Now Carry Lucky 8 Ball Edit

In the PC Version, as of patch you can no longer leave the Lucky 8 Ball in your locker and still have the +1 to Luck.

Followers Edit

Will this increase your follower's luck if you give it to them? --Thq95 10:33, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Given by Timebomb, not Sticky Edit

The article states in the first paragraph, "It will only be given to the PC by Sticky after the Super Mutant attack is repelled." I seem to recall the 8-Ball is given by Timebomb, not Sticky, right? 05:52, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Can you have two of these active? Edit

Since the article says that there's a small chance of receiving one of these in Megaton, and assuming you can still get the one from Big Town, is it possible to equip them both and get +2 to Luck? 05:52, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

paradise falls Edit

if you can get tgem in megaton,even if very rarely,could you get them in the falls?-- 03:39, 11 June 2009 (UTC)JoeHanSon

Weird stats? Edit

When I have this item in my inventory, I get the +1 luck... But it shows up as if I had obtained a point of luck. (Like, 7, instead of 7(+))

My skills all get 1 point, but they look like they were added instead of bonuses too. Said I had 60 explosives, no plus or minus. Tried to disarm a baby carriage bomb and it said my explosives skill wasn't high enough.

Lucky Shades makes every thing show up as bonuses with plus signs though. -- 09:40, 25 July 2009 (UTC)Anonymous

Nothing weird here, it works like a bobblehead by giving you a permanent +1 bonus when you pick it up, and a -1 penalty when you remove it from your inventory. (Though sometimes the penalty part seems to fail and you can remove the ball without a penalty (though you get no additional bonus when picking it up again)-- 14:59, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Buh... Buh... Buh... Bullshit Edit

I planned out my entire character's perks and stat bonuses, only to find that the Luck Bonus won't help with perk requirements... It says here that it works... what gives? STAProductions 23:38, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

To the fellow above I'm not sure it should work I used the 8 ball with my luck of 5 to get the light step perk. I'm on pc. Perhaps it's to do with your console.

NOTE: if like the fellow above you strive for perfection DROP the 8 ball before obtaining the almost perfect perk otherwise it will only bump you to 8. note that this with the bobble head will also save you weight [1] in your inventory.

Cedderick Blemmingtongrowesmythe

Hi. For the light step perk, requirements are 6 perception / 6 agility so this perk is not related to luck.

I have not tested to acquire a perk wich require luck requirement with the 8 ball tough.

15:23, July 18, 2010 (UTC)Chris

Someone should test this with a luck of 5 before getting the 8-ball (6 with it) and level 10 or higher, and see if you can take Mysterious Stranger on levelup. Kris (talk) 15:32, July 18, 2010 (UTC)
I have a base luck of 5 and the game offered me the Mysterious Stranger Perk while having the 8-ball on my inventory. I didn't take it, but I'm planning on taking it on my next level up and see if it works. I'm playing the GotY Xbox version with all the add-ons installed. 22:12, September 12, 2010 (UTC)

An other important question would be....if you drop the lucky 8 ball after acquiring for example Mysterious Stranger with a base luck of 5 plus the 8 ball(6 with it) ,by supposing it worked, it will then be at 5 again. Would the perk still function that way by not fullfilling the requirement?


Not sure what the first guy did, but I confirmed it for myself on my new character that the Lucky 8-Ball definitely acts like permanent luck increase. It isn't shown on the effects screen, but it is represented on the SPECIALs screen (having 6 luck instead of the 5 I started with). And I was able to obtain the better criticals perk at level 16. This was all tested on the X-Box 360 GotYE of Fallout 3 (with all patches and DLC). I also edited the front page to show that someone verified the "The effect counts for perk requirements, such as Better Criticals, which requires 6" statement. If somebody thinks it's redundant though feel free to remove it.-- 05:12, June 10, 2013 (UTC)

8 Ball/Bobblehead glitch Edit

What glitch is supposed to happen when you pick up the Luck bobblehead while holding the 8 ball? I just did it and nothing glitched that I could see. The only thing I can think of is that if your Luck is 10 from a base of 9 plus the 8 ball, taking the bobblehead won't add an extra point to the base... but if that was true, then there'd be no reason to pick up the 8 ball again after dropping it since your base Luck would now be at 10.

Anyone know for sure what the glitch is supposed to be? 04:24, April 3, 2010 (UTC)

luck rubbed off Edit

It seems my luck stat has jammed at 10, after I put the eightball in my locker, this isn't a problem, but I wonder why it happens after the 1.7 patch. Picking up the eightball again removes the effect.

Hidden stats? Edit

Does anybody know if the game got any hidden stats related to S.P.E.C.I.A.L or Luck in particular? I'm asking this cause I picked the Lucky 8 Ball while my Luck was already maxed out (10) and I'm pretty sure that now I do more crits (like if my Luck is 11 or more). So although my Luck is maxed -and there's no visible alteration in my Luck's 10 in SPECIAL by putting the 8 Ball in or out of my inventory- I've ended up carrying the Lucky 8 Ball on me all the times.


The item name is not hyphenated in game. Why is the title hyphenated and redirected from the page that had the correct spelling? Epochalyptik 13:12, August 2, 2010 (UTC)

Unnamed Bug Edit

In the bugs section, it says there's a bug if carrying the Luck Bobble head and the lucky 8-ball. It doesn't say what it is, so I think it should be deleted. The Unknown User 03:37, November 29, 2010 (UTC)

Anyone else had the following problem...if so I'll put it in the bugs section. I had the ball. But whenever I did a quest where you temporally lost all your gear(Mothership Zeta, Op Anchorage, Raven rock for eg), when I got my gear and the ball back..My stats didnt regain the 1 extra point from the increase in luck. To rectify this I just dropped the ball and picked it up again..and stats restored fine. 15:03, August 27, 2012 (UTC)

Acquiring LaterEdit

I know that Timebomb only gives the 8-ball to the PC after the Super Mutants are defeated/avoided, but does he have to be healed before the attack, or can I simply come back after the attack and heal him? (I stumbled upon this quest when my Medicine skill wasn't quite adequate.) 01:16, December 4, 2010 (UTC)

Edit - Yes, I could get the ball by healing him after the attack RolandVH 04:57, December 26, 2010 (UTC)
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