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Intelligence (IQ) is an attribute in Wasteland, Wasteland 2 and Fountain of Dreams.

Wasteland[]

How well a character thinks and solves problems. This is probably the most important attribute because it determines which and how many skills a character may master. Certain skills can only be mastered by characters with an IQ of a certain level or above. Characters start with skill points equal to their IQ. During the course of the game, you'll definitely want to raise your IQ.
~ Wasteland manual

Affected skills[]

Wasteland 2[]

Intelligence represents the Ranger's ability to process and learn new information, and thus increase skills that much faster.

Intelligence is of primary importance to "brainiac" support characters, whether they be techies or medics, but should not be forgotten lest you find your Ranger unable to keep up with the team's progress. Intelligence no longer determines which skills can be learned, but the amount of Skill Points gained per level. The sum of Strength, Speed, and Intelligence affects the number of action points.

Intelligence modifiers
Intelligence 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Skill Points per Level 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5

Skill Points Progression[]

  • Skill Points Progression (normal)
    Level IN 1-3 IN 4-7 IN 8,9 IN 10
    1 12 12 12 12
    5 20 24 28 32
    10 30 39 48 57
    15 40 54 68 82
    20 50 69 88 107
    25 60 84 108 132
    30 70 99 128 157
    35 80 114 148 182
    40 90 129 168 207
    45 100 144 188 232
    50 110 159 208 257
  • Skill Points Progression with Delayed Gratification perk
    Level IN 1-3 IN 4-7 IN 8,9 IN 10
    1 12 12 12 12
    5 16 20 24 28
    10 21 30 39 48
    15 36 50 64 78
    20 51 70 89 108
    25 66 90 114 138
    30 81 110 139 168
    35 96 130 164 198
    40 111 150 189 228
    45 126 170 214 258
    50 141 190 239 288
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