Can somebody explain how the toughness perk works?

#1wpninjaPosted 12/7/2008 4:45:17 PM
The in game explanation has me a little confused.
Cant we all just hit a bong?
#2Nasada19Posted 12/7/2008 4:46:45 PM
Say something did 100 damage to you. After you take the perk it would only do 90 damage to you. And even if that's not exactly right, it's still a very good perk and I'm pretty sure everyone would take it regardless of character build.
#3hauntbotPosted 12/7/2008 4:47:44 PM

whats confusing about it? it works the exact same way as armor. are you confused by how armor works?
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#4wpninja(Topic Creator)Posted 12/7/2008 4:51:09 PM
Thanks for the reply. Its just I did not know what to make of this part explained- to the normal
maximum of 85.

Cant we all just hit a bong?
#5SinisterSamuraiPosted 12/8/2008 1:50:25 PM
Damage Resistance (and Rad Resistance) are based on a percentage decrease. Both of those stats cap-out at 85% to ensure that you can still take damage and rad damage regardless of equipment or build.

Toughness will grant a passive bonus of 10% that will always be active. You still cannot, however, exceed the 85% cap.

In other words: If you use Heavy Armor, this perk may be wasted by end game.