The Outer Worlds – All Flaws & How to Get Them

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The Outer Worlds – All Flaws & How to Get Them 1 - steamlists.com
A simple guide going over all of the flaws in the game and how to trigger them.

 
 

Introduction

 
The aim for this guide is to provide a brief and quick understanding of each of the flaws your character can have and what you need to do to trigger them. 
 
 

Info. on flaws

 
All flaws give you +1 perk point. 
You can choose to accept or reject flaws. 
Flaws cannot be removed. 
You are limited to 3 flaws on normal mode, 4 on hard, and 5 on supernova. 
There are permanent and situational flaws. 
 
 

Permanent Flaws

 

FlawEffectCauseDescription
Compulsive SpenderVendor Prices +20%Acquired if the player buys too many expensive items.“After having spent so many Bits, you’re likely to offer more Bits when making a purchase.”
Chrono-Lethargy-25% Tactical Time Dilation Meter MaxAcquired if the player takes too much damage while in TTD.“Repeatedly taking damage while in TTD has reduced the amount of time you can spend using the effect.”
FarsightedMelee Weapon Skills -10Acquired if the player is repeatedly blinded while holding melee weapons.Repeated eye injuries have made it harder for you to notice things close to you.
NearsightedRanged Weapon Skills -10Acquired if the player is repeatedly blinded while holding ranged weapons.“Too many blows to the eyes have made it harder to see things far away from you.”
Guilt-RiddenRanged Weapon Sway +100%, Ranged Weapon Spread +50%Acquired if the player kills a high amount of human enemies.“Killing so many people has made you uneasy when fighting humans.”
Permanent ConcussionMind Attributes -1Acquired if the player gets hit on the head by enemies multiple times.“Having been hit in the head one too many times, your mental faculties have been permanently affected.”
Permanently CrippledDodge Disabled, -30% Movement SpeedAcquired if the player suffers multiple attacks at their legs.“Your legs have been damaged too many times, and your movement speed has now been permanently lowered.”
Physical Damage Weakness+25% Physical Damage ReceivedAcquired if the player gets hit multiple times from an enemy’s physical attacks.“Taking too much Physical Damage has made you soft and vulderable to more Physical Damage.”
Plasma Weakness+25% Plasma Damage ReceivedAcquired if the player gets burnt to many times from environmental hazards or from plasma damage that causes the burn effect.“Getting burned too many times has made you susceptible to Plasma damage.”
Corrosive Weakness+25% Corrosive Damage ReceivedAcquired if the player suffers from too much corrosive damage.“Suffering too many corrosive burns has made you weak against Corrosive damage.”
Partially Blind+100% Ranged Weapon SpreadAcquired if the player repeatedly takes damage to the eyes.“Too much damage to your eyes has permanently lowered your accuracy.”
Permanently MaimedOffense Skills -20%Acquired if the player is repeatedly hit or shot in the arms.“Your arms have taken way too much damage, and you’re no longer as good with weapons as you used to be.”
Shock Weakness+20% Shock Damage ReceivedAcquired if the player suffers from too much Shock damage.“Having been shocked too many times, you have become sensitive to Shock damage.”
ParanoidPersonality Attributes -1, extra Personality Attributes -1 while inside Resricted Areas or sneaking.Acquired if the player is caught too many times by guards while roaming in restricted areas.“Repeatedly getting caught by guards has made you jittery, doubly so when roaming around Restricted Areas or sneaking.”

 
 
 

Situational Flaws

 

FlawEffectCauseDescription
AcrophobiaDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while near cliffs or high up.Acquired if the player continuously falls from high ground and takes damage from the fall.“After repeatedly falling from great heights, you no longer function well when the ground is far beneath you.”
CynophobiaPerception -2, Temperament -1 while being attacked by Canids.Acquired if the player is attacked too many times by a Canid.“Mauled too many times by Canids, you get the jitters every time one’s attacking, making you less effective.
EntomophobiaDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while fighting insects.Acquired if the player is attacked too many times by insects.“After having been swarmed by insects too many times, you’re no longer your best when being attacked by them.”
Herniated DiskBody Attributes -1 when at or above 50% Carry CapacityAcquired if the player is overburdened too often??“Carrying too heavy a load too many times has weakened your back, making you lose that spring in your step when carrying a significant amount of weight.”
HerpetophobiaDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while being attacked by Mantisaur, Mantipillar, Mantiswarm or Mantiqueen.Acquired if the player gets attacked too many times by Mantisaurs/Mantipillars.“After too many encounters with Mantipillars and Mantisaurs, you’re not quite yourself when any of the Manti-family of creatures are attacking your party.”
ImpediphobiaDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while the player is encumbered.Acquired if the player is encumbered too many times.“After being encumbered one too many times, you no longer function well while encumbered.”
ParanoidPersonality Attributes -1, extra Personality Attributes -1 while inside Resricted Areas or sneaking.Acquired if the player is caught too many times by guards while in restricted areas.“Repeatedly getting caught by guards has made you jittery, doubly so when roaming around Restricted Areas or sneaking.”
PitecophobiaDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while being attacked by Primals.Acquired if the player gets attacked too many times by Primals.“After getting repeatedly beaten up by Primals, you no longer function when they attack you and your companions.”
RaptiphobiaDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while being attacked by Raptidons.Acquired if the player gets attacked too many times by Raptidons.“Repeated encounters with Raptidons has lessened your effectiveness when they’re attacking you or your companions.”
RobophobiaDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 when there’s a robot nearby. (includes SAM)Acquired if the player encounters or gets attacked too many times by Automechanicals.“Automechanicals now give you the willies, and when they’re attacking your party you’re not as effective as you should be.”
Drug AddictionDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while suffering from drug withdrawal.Acquired if the player consumes too many drugs.“Taking as many drugs as you have has turned to an addiction.”
Food AddictionDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while suffering from food withdrawal.Acquired if the players eats a lot.“You can’t seem to stop yourself from eating, even food that’s bland or horribly flavored. Not eating often will cause withdrawals.”
Smoke AddictionDexterity -1, Perception -1, Temperament -1 while suffering from withdrawal.Acquired if the player uses too many nicotine consumables.“You don’t know what they put in with the tobacco, but you can’t go long between smokes without suffering withdrawal symptoms.”

 
 
 

Conclussion

 
These Should be all the flaws you can get in game currently. Let me know if I missed anything or if something should be added. 
 

Written by Chef

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