Bonus: Companion Bonus Damage
Max Rank: 100 (Base Game)
150 (Only available whit Peril on Gorgon DLC)

Inspiration in The Outer Worlds is a specialized skill found under the Core Skill: Leadership. Skills are abilities that provide both passive and active bonuses to the player that heavily affects their gameplay in combat and interactions with NPCs and Companions that affects the player's reputation.


Inspiration Information

  • Leadership skill
  • The Inspiration skill increases the damage inflicted by your Companions




Ways to Increase Inspiration


Inspiration Base Skill Unlocks

Inspiration Rank Unlocks Content Required
20 - NOVICE Companion Abilities: You can order Companions to do special attacks Base Game
40 - COMPETENT Companions gain +20% Armor Rating Base Game
60 - ADEPT Companions Skill Bonus to Player Skills: +100% Base Game
80 - EXPERT Inspired Precision: When Companions kill an enemy, the party gains Critical Hit Chance +20% for 5s Base Game
100 - MASTER When Companions kill an enemy, All Companion Ability Cooldowns -20% Base Game
150 - VIRTUOSO Companions provide 10% Skill Bonus to player Skills while on the Unreliable. Peril on Gorgon


Inspiration Notes and Trivia

  • Points are first placed into the core skill (e.g. Melee) of the specialized skill (e.g. 1-Handed Melee) which improves all of the specialized skills in that group up to Rank 50.
  • Once it reaches Rank 50, skill points can be directly added to the specialized skill to increase the effect up to Rank 100/ 150 (Only available whit Peril on Gorgon DLC).
  • Some armor, consumables and status effects can temporarily raise and lower the effects of your skills.



1-Handed Melee  ♦  2-Handed Melee  ♦  Block  ♦  Defense  ♦  Determination  ♦  Dialog  ♦  Dodge  ♦  Engineering  ♦  Hack  ♦  Handguns  ♦  Heavy Weapons  ♦  Intimidate  ♦  Leadership  ♦  Lie  ♦  Lockpick  ♦  Long Guns  ♦  Medical  ♦  Melee  ♦  Persuade  ♦  Ranged  ♦  Science  ♦  Sneak  ♦  Stealth  ♦  Tech



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    • Anonymous

      The rank 60 perk is perhaps the best thing in the game to make up for the fact that there's not nearly enough skill points to flesh out dialog, stealth, and tech skills while also maintaining a good weapon specialty. Use your companions to ace your skill checks with rank 60 inspiration.

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