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IntroductionEdit

Note: work on this document has been discontinued, as the statistics are critter-dependent and the actual tables have been found in the executable.

This article lists the critical hit effect tables in Fallout 2. The associated messages are in combat.msg, but it is not known where the critical effects are stored or how they are chosen, so they are being determined experimentally. Presumably these are the same in FO1 for critter types that exist in both.

An aimed shot to the body/torso is identical to an unaimed shot. The chance for a critical at each location appears to be base critical chance plus the to-hit penalty, plus about 5%. It isn't known if luck affects the critical hit table rolls.

This data was compiled using a character with 10 Luck and a 10% critical chance, on normal combat difficulty, and with a weapon that causes a fixed amount of damage with no ammo modifiers (like the Red Ryder LE BB gun). Some care must be taken when collectirng these statistics, as criticals with the same message and damage may have different effects. For example, if one knocks a critter down and the other doesn't, if the critter is hit while on the ground, the two will be indistinguishable.

Critical hit effects are listed in order of increasing severity. At least 200 at each location should be recorded, for some degree of statistical significance. More would improve accuracy, but the process is time-consuming.

MenEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso 0 13.23% 1550 205
Head 40 54.05% 370 200
Eyes 60 77.22% 259 200
Groin 30 42.83% 474 203
Right arm 30 46.59% 440 205
Left arm 30 44.89% 479 215
Right leg 20 34.78% 644 224
Left leg 20 36.06% 635 229


Torso:

Message Effects Chance Count
In a forceful blow. Damage x1.5 16.10% 33
Blowing through the armor. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor 28.78% 59
With no armor, knocking the combatant to the ground. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown 44.39% 91
Knocking the air out, he slumps to the ground out of the fight. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout 10.73% 22


Head:

Message Effects Chance Count
A serious wound is inflicted. Damage x2 20.50% 41
With no armor defenses. Damage x2 bypassing armor 16.00% 32
The damaging attack knocks him unconscious. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout 12.00% 24
With no armor defenses. Damage x2.5 bypassing armor 5.00% 10
The blow knocks him to the ground. Damage x2.5 bypassing armor, knockdown 4.50% 9
The damaging attack knocks him unconscious. Damage x2.5 bypassing armor, knockout 36.00% 72
The strong blow to the head knocks him out. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout 3.50% 7
The attack crushes the temple. Good night, Gracie. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout, blinded 2.50% 5


Eyes:

Message Effects Chance Count
Inflicting some extra pain. Damage x2 19.50% 39
With no protection there, causing serious pain. Damage x2 bypassing armor 17.00% 34
Causing blindness, unluckily for him. Damage x2 bypassing armor, blinded 6.50% 13
With no protection there, causing serious pain. Damage x3 bypassing armor 16.00% 32
Causing blindness, unluckily for him. Damage x3 bypassing armor, blinded 8.50% 17
Blinding him with a stunning blow. Damage x3 bypassing armor, lose next turn, blinded 22.50% 45
The loss of an eye is too much for him, and he falls to the ground. Damage x4 bypassing armor, knockout, blinded 10.00% 20


Groin:

Message Effects Chance Count
Ouch! That had to hurt. Damage x1.5 24.63% 50
Without protection, he falls over, groaning in agony. Damage x1.5, knockdown 4.93% 10
He's not wearing a cup, either. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor 5.42% 11
Without protection, he falls over, groaning in agony. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor, knockdown 19.21% 39
The pain is too much for him and he collapses like a rag. Damage x1.5, knockout 38.42% 78
Without protection, he falls over, groaning in agony. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown 2.96% 6
The pain is too much for him and he collapses like a rag. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout 4.43% 9


Right arm:

Message Effects Chance Count
Causing severe tennis elbow. Damage x1.5 18.05% 37
Pushing the arm out of the wap. Damage x1.5, lose next turn 26.83% 55
Leaving a crippled right arm. Damage x2 5.37% 11
Really hurts. Damage x2, crippled arm 20.98% 43
His right arm is pulverized by this powerful blow. Damage x2 bypassing armor, crippled arm 28.78% 59


Left arm:

Message Effects Chance Count
Causing severe tennis elbow. Damage x1.5 21.40% 46
Pushing the arm out of the wap. Damage x1.5, lose next turn 26.05% 56
Leaving a big bruise. Damage x2 3.26% 7
Crippling the left arm. Damage x2, crippled arm 13.49% 29
Leaving the left arm dangling by the skin. Damage x2 bypassing armor, crippled arm 35.81% 77


Right leg:

Message Effects Chance Count
Knocking him to the ground like a bowling pin in a league game. Damage x1.5, knockdown 31.70% 71
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x1.5, knockdown, crippled leg 13.84% 31
Knocking him to the ground like a bowling pin in a league game. Damage x2, knockdown 2.68% 6
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x2, knockdown, crippled leg 19.20% 43
Smashing the knee into the next town. He falls. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown, crippled leg 25.00% 56
The intense pain of having a leg removed causes him to quit. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout, crippled leg 7.59% 17


Left leg:

Message Effects Chance Count
Knocking him to the ground like a bowling pin in a league game. Damage x1.5, knockdown 31.88% 73
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x1.5, knockdown, crippled leg 13.97% 32
Knocking him to the ground like a bowling pin in a league game. Damage x2, knockdown 3.49% 8
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x2, knockdown, crippled leg 18.34% 42
Smashing the knee into the next town. He falls. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown, crippled leg 26.64% 61
The intense pain of having a leg removed causes him to quit. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout, crippled leg 5.68% 13

WomenEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso
Head
Eyes
Groin
Right arm
Left arm
Right leg
Left leg

ChildrenEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso
Head
Eyes
Groin
Right arm
Left arm
Right leg
Left leg

Super MutantsEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso
Head
Eyes
Groin
Right arm
Left arm
Right leg
Left leg

GhoulsEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso
Head
Eyes
Groin
Right arm
Left arm
Right leg
Left leg

BrahminEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso
Head
Eyes
Udder
Right hindleg
Left hindleg
Right foreleg
Left foreleg

RadscorpionsEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Carapace
Head
Eyes
Brain
Claw
Tail
Forelegs
Hindlegs

RatsEdit

Small and large (pig/mole) rats use different targeting wireframes, but are assumed to use the same critical table.

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Body 0 15.63% 1292 202
Head 40 53.58% 377 202
Eyes 60 73.05% 282 206
Groin 30 45.73% 457 209
Right paw 30 42.74% 489 209
Left paw 30 42.97% 491 211
Right leg 20 32.91% 632 208
Left leg 20 35.37% 588 208


Body:

Message Effects Chance Count
The rat is seriously wounded by this attack. Damage x1.5 19.80% 40
Seriously wounding the rat and knocking it around. Damage x1.5, knockdown 53.47% 108
Seriously wounding the rat and knocking it around. Damage x2, knockdown 26.73% 54


Head:

Message Effects Chance Count
The rodent's skull makes several unhealthy sounds. Damage x2 bypassing armor 36.63% 75
Squashing the rodent's skull like a wet paper bag. Damage x2, instant death 51.98% 105
Squashing the rodent's skull like a wet paper bag. Damage x3, instant death 11.39% 23


Eyes:

Message Effects Chance Count
Doing some extra damage due to the sensitive location. Damage x2 bypassing armor 17.96% 37
Summoning this creature to the great ratcatcher in the sky. Damage x2, instant death 51.46% 106
Summoning this creature to the great ratcatcher in the sky. Damage x3, instant death 30.58% 63


Groin:

Message Effects Chance Count
A serious wound is inflicted. Damage x1.5 46.89% 98
Doing some extra damage due to the sensitive location. Damage x2 bypassing armor 41.15% 86
Summoning this creature to the great ratcatcher in the sky. Damage x3, instant death 11.96% 25


Right paw:

Message Effects Chance Count
Blowing the right paw off. Damage x1.5, crippled arm 72.25% 151
Blowing the right paw off. Damage x2, crippled arm 27.75% 58


Left paw:

Message Effects Chance Count
The left paw of the rat is blown off. Damage x1.5, crippled arm 69.67% 147
The left paw of the rat is blown off. Damage x2, crippled arm 30.33% 64


Right leg:

Message Effects Chance Count
Crippling the right leg. Damage x1.5, crippled leg 73.08% 152
Crippling the right leg. Damage x2, crippled leg 26.92% 56


Left leg:

Message Effects Chance Count
Putting a big hole in the left leg. Damage x1.5, crippled leg 71.15% 148
Putting a big hole in the left leg. Damage x2, crippled leg 28.85% 60

FloatersEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Body
Head
Ganglion
Ovipostor
Fore mouth
Mouth
Float sac
Tail

CentaursEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Body
Head
Eyes
Groin
Right arm
Left arm
Right leg
Left leg

RobotsEdit

This may vary for different types of robots, as their targeted locations are not all the same.

Repair bots, robobrains, and floating eye bots:

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Frame
CPU
Sensors
Regulator
Manipulator
Manipulator
Motivator
Motivator

Turrets:

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Frame
CPU
Sensors
Regulator
Gun servo
Gun servo
Base servo
Base servo

Security bot:

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Body
Head
Sensors
Lower torso
Gun hand
Missile hand
Right leg
Left leg

DogsEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Body
Head
Eyes
Groin
Hindleg
Hindleg
Foreleg
Foreleg

MantiEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Abdomen
Head
Eyes
Metathorax
Raptorial leg
Raptorial leg
Legs
Wings

DeathclawsEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso
Head
Eyes
Groin
Right arm
Left arm
Right leg
Left leg

PlantsEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Central stalk
Mouth
Sense-tendrils
Base
Stalk
Stalk
Roots
Roots

GeckosEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Body 0 15.44% 1295 200
Head 40 54.05% 370 200
Eyes 60 75.28% 267 201
Groin 30 44.15% 453 200
Right claw 30 41.18% 493 203
Left claw 30 45.66% 438 200
Right leg 20 33.44% 598 200
Left leg 20 35.59% 562 200


Body:

Message Effects Chance Count
Tearing some of its slimy skin off. Damage x1.5 19.00% 38
Tearing some of its slimy skin off. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor 22.00% 44
Knocking the stuffing out of it. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown 51.00% 102
Knocking the stuffing out of it. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout 8.00% 16


Head:

Message Effects Chance Count
Tearing some of its slimy skin off. Damage x2 20.50% 41
Breaking past the lizard's defenses. Damage x2 bypassing armor 7.50% 15
The damaging attack knocks him unconscious. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout 13.50% 27
The damaging attack knocks him unconscious. Damage x2.5 bypassing armor, knockout 44.00% 88
Breaking past the lizard's defenses. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout 5.00% 10
The attack crushes the temple. Good night, Gracie. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout, blinded 9.50% 19


Eyes:

Message Effects Chance Count
Breaking past the lizard's defenses. Damage x2 13.93% 28
Breaking past the lizard's defenses. Damage x2 bypassing armor 22.39% 45
Causing blindness, unluckily for him. Damage x2, blinded 2.99% 6
Causing blindness, unluckily for him. Damage x2 bypassing armor, blinded 6.47%% 13
Breaking past the lizard's defenses. Damage x3 bypassing armor 11.44% 23
Causing blindness, unluckily for him. Damage x3 bypassing armor, blinded 11.44% 23
Breaking past the lizard's defenses. Damage x3 bypassing armor, lose next turn, blinded 20.90% 42
Breaking past the lizard's defenses. Damage x4 bypassing armor, knockout, blinded 10.45% 21


Groin:

Message Effects Chance Count
Damaging its breathing ability. Damage x1.5 21.00% 42
Damaging its breathing ability. Damage x1.5, knockout 19.00% 38
The pain is too much for him and he collapses like a rag. Damage x1.5, knockout 23.50% 47
Without protection, he falls over, groaning in agony. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor, knockdown 24.00% 48
Damaging its breathing ability. Damage x2 bypassing armor 3.50% 7
The pain is too much for him and he collapses like a rag. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout 9.00% 18


Right claw:

Message Effects Chance Count
Breaking some of its digits. Damage x1.5 20.69% 42
Breaking some of its digits. Damage x1.5, lose next turn 27.59% 56
Breaking some of its digits. Damage x2 bypassing armor, crippled arm 24.14% 49
Really hurts. Damage x2, crippled arm 27.59% 56


Left claw:

Message Effects Chance Count
Breaking some of its digits. Damage x1.5 22.00% 44
Breaking some of its digits. Damage x1.5, lose next turn 29.50% 59
Breaking some of its digits. Damage x2 bypassing armor, crippled arm 20.50% 41
Crippling the left arm. Damage x2, crippled arm 28.00% 56


Right leg:

Message Effects Chance Count
Almost tipping it over. Damage x1.5, knockdown 29.00% 58
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x1.5, knockdown, crippled leg 22.50% 45
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x2, knockdown, crippled leg 22.50% 45
Almost tipping it over. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown, crippled leg 21.00% 42
The intense pain of having a leg removed causes him to quit. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout, crippled leg 5.00% 10


Left leg:

Message Effects Chance Count
Almost tipping it over. Damage x1.5, knockdown 28.50% 57
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x1.5, knockdown, crippled leg 10.50% 21
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x2, knockdown, crippled leg 29.50% 59
Almost tipping it over. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown, crippled leg 23.00% 46
The intense pain of having a leg removed causes him to quit. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout, crippled leg 8.50% 17

AliensEdit

Wanamingo eggs have 'shell' for all locations, but use the same critical table.

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Body 0 13.74% 1470 202
Head 40 54.34% 368 200
Eyes? 60 75.46% 269 203
Groin socket 30 47.99% 423 203
Right tentacle 30 43.34% 473 205
Left tentacle 30 43.08% 506 218
Right foot 20 32.62% 653 213
Left foot 20 35.65% 561 200


Body:

Message Effects Chance Count
Sliding past the creature's defenses. Damage x1.5 21.29% 43
Sliding past the creature's defenses. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor 25.25% 51
Sliding past the creature's defenses. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown 46.04% 93
Sliding past the creature's defenses. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout 7.43% 15


Head:

Message Effects Chance Count
Smearing some of its slime off. Damage x2 16.50% 33
Sliding past the creature's defenses. Damage x2 bypassing armor 18.00% 36
The damaging attack knocks him unconscious. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout 4.50% 9
Sliding past the creature's defenses. Damage x2.5 bypassing armor 14.50% 29
Damaging its air (?) intake. Damage x2.5 bypassing armor, knockdown 7.50% 15
The damaging attack knocks him unconscious. Damage x2.5 bypassing armor, knockout 26.00% 52
Knocking the icky stuff out of it. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout 9.00% 18
The attack crushes the temple. Good night, Gracie. Damage x3 bypassing armor, knockout, blinded 4.00% 8


Eyes?:

Message Effects Chance Count
Damaging its air (?) intake. Damage x2 16.75% 34
Damaging its air (?) intake. Damage x2 bypassing armor 24.63% 50
Causing blindness, unluckily for him. Damage x2 bypassing armor, blinded 4.43% 9
Damaging its air (?) intake. Damage x3 bypassing armor 17.24% 35
Causing blindness, unluckily for him. Damage x3 bypassing armor, blinded 8.37% 17
Damaging its air (?) intake. Damage x3 bypassing armor, lose next turn, blinded 17.73% 36
Damaging its air (?) intake. Damage x4 bypassing armor, knockout, blinded 10.84% 22


Groin socket:

Message Effects Chance Count
Smearing some of its slime off. Damage x1.5 19.21% 39
Smearing some of its slime off. Damage x1.5, knockdown 13.30% 27
Smearing some of its slime off. Damage x1.5, knockout 18.23% 37
The pain is too much for him and he collapses like a rag. Damage x1.5, knockout 12.81% 26
Smearing some of its slime off. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor 12.32% 25
Without protection, he falls over, groaning in agony. Damage x1.5 bypassing armor, knockdown 13.30% 27
Knocking the icky stuff out of it. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown 7.88% 16
The pain is too much for him and he collapses like a rag. Damage x2, knockout 2.96% 6


Right tentacle:

Message Effects Chance Count
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x1.5 20.49% 42
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x1.5, lose next turn 25.85% 53
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x2 10.24% 21
Really hurts. Damage x2, crippled arm 14.63% 30
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x2 bypassing armor, crippled arm 28.78% 59


Left tentacle:

Message Effects Chance Count
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x1.5 20.64% 45
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x1.5, lose next turn 26.15% 57
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x2 14.68% 32
Crippling the left arm. Damage x2, crippled arm 11.47% 25
Damaging some of its tentacles. Damage x2 bypassing armor, crippled arm 27.06% 59


Right foot:

Message Effects Chance Count
Almost tipping it over. Damage x1.5, knockdown 36.62% 78
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x1.5, knockdown, crippled leg 6.57% 14
Almost tipping it over. Damage x2, knockdown 16.90% 36
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x2, knockdown, crippled leg 13.15% 28
Almost tipping it over. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown, crippled leg 25.35% 54
The intense pain of having a leg removed causes him to quit. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout, crippled leg 1.41% 3


Left foot:

Message Effects Chance Count
Almost tipping it over. Damage x1.5, knockdown 41.00% 82
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x1.5, knockdown, crippled leg 5.50% 11
Almost tipping it over. Damage x2, knockdown 13.00% 26
Bowling him over and crippling that leg. Damage x2, knockdown, crippled leg 12.00% 24
Almost tipping it over. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockdown, crippled leg 26.00% 52
The intense pain of having a leg removed causes him to quit. Damage x2 bypassing armor, knockout, crippled leg 2.50% 5

Giant AntsEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Abdomen
Head
Feelers
Metathorax
Right foreleg
Left foreleg
Right hindleg
Left hindleg


Big Bad BossEdit

Overview:

Location To-hit Penalty Critical Chance Total Hits Critical Hits
Torso
Head
Eyes
Groin
Right arm
Left arm
Right leg
Left leg

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