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Wasteland 3, Precision Strikes allow you to fire on an enemy's different body parts. Attacking them will inflict different Status Effects depending on the body part targeted. Precision Strikes are not available on all types of weapons.

Effect Common Uncommon Rare
Head none 10% aiPsychoticChance[1] 100% aiPsychoticChance[1]
Torso -1 armor -2 armor -4 armor
Arms -35% chance to hit -50% chance to hit -50% chance to hit, destroys their current weapon[2]
Legs Slowed -0.6 combat speed -0.9 combat speed -1.0 combat speed, -3 action points

When a precision shot hits, a StatusEffect is applied, with a 35% chance for Uncommon one, 5% + (weapon_skill/2)[3] chance for Rare, and Common otherwise.

All effects are permanent except for Rare Legs which lasts for 1 turn.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Makes an NPC ignore friendly status when evaluating potential targets.
  2. Causes crash if used on enemies lacking unarmed animation (scorpitrons)
  3. rounded down