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

Persuade in The Outer Worlds is a specialized skill found under the Core Skill: Dialog. 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.


Persuade Information

  • Dialog Skill
  • The Persuade skill is used in conversations and also has a chance to inflict Cower (crippling fear) when you first damage a Human target




Ways to Increase Persuade



Persuade Base Skill Unlocks

Persuade Rank Unlocks Content Required
20 - NOVICE Cower: Humans have a 20% chance to cower in fear for 3s after the first time you hit them. Base Game
40 - COMPETENT Cower Duration: +7s Base Game
60 - ADEPT Cowered Target's Armor: -50% Base Game
80 - EXPERT Human Cower Chance: +10% Base Game
100 - MASTER When a Human cowers, you gain +25% Armor for 10s Base Game
150 - VIRTUOSO Chance to Cower resets after 10s, allowing a damaged Human to Cower again. Peril on Gorgon


Builds That use Persuade


Persuade 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 with 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  ♦  Inspiration  ♦  Intimidate  ♦  Leadership  ♦  Lie  ♦  Lockpick  ♦  Long Guns  ♦  Medical  ♦  Melee  ♦  Ranged  ♦  Science  ♦  Sneak  ♦  Stealth  ♦  Tech



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