Jinxed trait! Play a character with it if you haven't yet.

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Sduibek, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Ahhh sometimes I do so enjoy Jinxed:

    "Hey! You! No weapons in here!"
    [wait about 5 seconds]
    [Combat begins]
    'Gizmo's Guard critically missed, dropped his weapon and lost his next turn.'


    This of course applies to Super Mutants and the like as well...

    Pro tip: Jinxed plus Kamikaze and a maxed Perception (EDIT: and Luck) stat, if you're willing to abandon some other traits for these two, makes for a lot of fun.

    EDIT: For those that don't remember off the top of their head:

    So you want to max out Perception as soon as possible because this increases your chance to hit (thus indirectly lowering chance to get those bad critical failures)
  2. drawnacrol

    drawnacrol It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 5, 2010
    Ha, will try that sometime!

    I remember getting Jinx from the Dog special encounter and it just reinvented combat but I reloaded pretty quickly. Pairing Jinx with a dumb character would be a very unique playthrough.
  3. The_Noob

    The_Noob It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 28, 2012
    Challenge accepted.
  4. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
  5. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Did you just accept your own challenge?

    I just killed the dog. It's hard but not impossible.
  6. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 25, 2011
    Just the right choise. Stupid dog.
  7. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 14, 2009
    When you play jinxed, make sure you have high luck, it will help with the critical failures, you will receive less of them. Also pick unarmed as a skill, because the enemy will lose their ammo and eventually have no choice but to fight you unarmed, but with your high unarmed skill (with spiked knuckles) they wont survive the encounter.

    It's pretty funny when a critter dies due to their own critical failure. :lol: Getting the Pariah dog is the cherry on the cake.
  8. SealyStar

    SealyStar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 23, 2012
    Eh, that trait (obtained from the dog :/) was never useful to me. I broke my precious sniper rifle fighting through the Shark Club, and was too far in to reload, so I had to troll around New Reno for ages to find some gangsters with one.

    Eventually I managed to corner the pooch and murder him. I don't feel bad.
  9. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    My favorite was a Super Mutant in the military base critically missed and his rocket launcher exploded, killing him and the guy next to him. Two exploded Mutants for the price of zero? Jackpot. It did something like a hundred damage to each of them; hilarious.
  10. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Think raiders have really bad luck going by my old jinxed playthrough, half the buggers lost their guns due to ammo explosions.
    Less loot but more lols so worked out well.
  11. Muro

    Muro First time out of the vault

    Nov 26, 2008
    I once finished Fallout 2 with a character like that.

    Hard/hard. Intelligence of 3, luck of 1. Jinxed, one hander, restricted him to weapons using pistol animations. No followers, save for the pariah dog which he found and kept.

    To this day I know not why I was so cruel to myself.
  12. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Yeah before I got to the last line of this post I was thinking "That sounds just awful."
  13. Knight Captain Kerr

    Knight Captain Kerr Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 27, 2011
    I've never used Jinxed before. Usually I just use Gifted and Fast Shot. I'll certainly use it with the next character I make.