You know, I tried to measure my Charisma on a Vit-o-Matic Vigor Tester once. The machine burst into flames.Mr. New Vegas

The Vit-o-matic Vigor Tester is a world object in Fallout: New Vegas, found in Doc Mitchell's house in Goodsprings.


The Courier uses it at the beginning of the game, during the quest Ain't That a Kick in the Head, to choose their SPECIAL stats.

SPECIAL according to the Vit-o-matic

Rank Strength Perception Endurance Charisma Intelligence Agility Luck
1 Wet Noodle Deaf Bat Basically Dead Misanthrope Sub-Brick Walking Disaster 13 Pitch-Black Cats
2 Beached Jellyfish Senile Mole Crumbly Old Hermit Vegetable Accident Prone Broken Gypsy Mirror
3 Doughy Baby Squinting Newt Do Not Bend Creepy Undertaker Cretin Oaf Sickly Albatross
4 Lightweight Unsuspecting Trout Handle With Care Peevish Librarian Knuckle Head Butterfingers Spilled Salt
5 Average Joe Wary Trout Stain-Resistant Substitute Teacher Knowledgeable Under Control Coin Flip
6 Barrel Chested Alert Coyote Hardy Cheery Salesman Gifted Catlike Stacked Deck
7 Beach Bully Big-Eyed Tiger Tough-as-nails Diplomat Smartypants Knife Thrower Lucky 7
8 Circus Strongman Monocled Falcon Flame Retardant Movie Star Know-It-All Knife Catcher Leprechaun's Foot
9 Doomsday Pecs Sniper Hawk Bullet Proof Casanova Genius Acrobatic Marvel 21-Leaf Clover
10 Hercules' Bigger Cousin Eagle with Telescope Unstoppable Cult Leader Omniscient Walks on Water Two-Headed Coin Flip


  • The Vigor Tester has a set of hand-prints on its screen (only visible when looking at it and not using it).
  • Doc Mitchell will comment on extreme special stats. For example;
    • If your lowest stat was a Intelligence of 2 and your highest was a Strength of 8 he would comment on your lack of Intelligence. However if your Strength had been 9 he would comment on your high strength, as the higher stat takes priority in the event of a draw.
    • If your character has two highest stats of an equal extreme, for example a Perception of 8 and a Luck of 8, he will comment on the one farthest down in the word SPECIAL.
    • However if the Courier's stats range from between 4 being the lowest stat(s) and 7 being the highest stat(s), no matter the combination, Doc Micheal will mention that the Courier has "a pretty standard score" instead.
  • Mr. New Vegas claims to have used a Vigor Tester to measure his Charisma, and the machine exploded.


The Vit-o-matic Vigor Tester appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes


PCIcon pc When using the Vigor Tester, clicking on the up/down arrows to increase or decrease a statistic, or the left/right arrows to shift between statistics, may not work. If this happens, it may be that the game thinks that the arrow is somewhere else, in which case clicking elsewhere on the screen will produce the desired result. Another workaround is to use your keyboard's arrow keys (NOT the W, A, S, D keys) to increase/decrease statistics and shift between statistics.[verified]



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