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This page contains a list of Perks in West of Loathing and how to acquire them.

Icon Perk Benefit How to Obtain Class
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Appalachian Skull Whisperin' Fluency in a very specific language of the dead Listen to the creepy whispering stone found in the Old Mission Catacombs All
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Anatomical Learnin' +3 Melee Attack Damage Obtained by examining the mechanical woman in the Circus freak-show exhibit. All
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Big Spleen +3 Spleen Capacity Option when reading a Modern Snake Oiler Snake Oiler
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Brawny +20 Maximum HP Option when reading a volume of Advanced Cow Punchin' Cow-Puncher
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Clouded Eyes -25 Pistol Attack Damage Reading 6 Nex-Mex Books All
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Emaciated -3 Muscle Reading 3 Nex-Mex Books All
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Ever Vigilant +2 Maximum AP Option when reading a volume of Advanced Cow Punchin' Cow-Puncher
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Expert Poisoner Poison damage is tripled Option when reading a Modern Snake Oiler Snake Oiler
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Expert Silversmithin' You can make extra silver bullets when crafting them Obtained from Alexandria's Library. All
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Heart of Stone +10 Maximum HP Build the impregnable tower at The West Pole (requires 20 muscle). All
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Heavy Trigger Finger +3 Pistol Attack Damage Build a cheeky gesture at The West Pole (requires 20 moxie). All
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Honorable Honorable options will be available in some scenarios Wake up Thud Fricker and spare him All
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Glutton for Punishment You gain experience from fights even when you lose. Lose 10 battles. All
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Goblintongue You can communicate with Goblins One of the books in Doc Alice's bookcase All
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Green Thumb Gain XP from Foragin' Forage 5 plants. All
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Kellogg-Brand Purity +30 max hp Complete the Kellogg-Brand Purity ritual All
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Kurtzian Charm +3 Moxie In the Fort of Darkness, get a free mushroom instead of paying 1000 meat. All
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Kurtzian Philosopher +10 Mysticality In the Fort of Darkness, talk to Kurt until you receive this All
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Kurtzian Physique +10 Muscle In the Fort of Darkness, in one of the tents, ask to join exercising whilst wearing the Kurtzfitz Pants and Headband. All
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Master of Flushing +3 Muscle Flush 5 toilets All
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Minesplainer XP bonus for mining-related activites While at the Snakepit Mine, choose to explain the mining equipment fully All
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Mostly Scabs +5 Maximum HP Bump into a lot of cacti All
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Passin' Fair Mycologist You can identify useful or dangerous mushrooms Read the book Mycology, Yourcology. All
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Percussive Maintenance You can fix things the easy way Book found in Alexandria's library All
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Raise Skeletal Buddy You can enchant bones, that summon skeletons in combat. Read Fundamentals of Nex-Mex (Plot: 666) All
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Ruthless Ruthless options will be available in some scenarios Kill Thud Fricker as he sleeps All
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Silver Tongue +3 Moxie Have the Silver Plater silver plate your tongue. All
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Song of the Spheres +5 Spell Damage Build an elaborate orrery at The West Pole (requires 20 mysticality). All
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Spittoon Hand 20% Hot, Cold, Sleaze Resistance Put your hand into the rainbow spittoon at Roy Bean's All
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Stupid Walking You walk in silly ways Check out the bookcase in your room 6 times to receive the book Walking Stupid. Read the book. All
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Thin Blood -10 Max HP Reading 4 Nex-Mex Books All
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Uncanny Presence 20% Hot, Cold, Stench, Spooky, and Sleaze Resistance Option when reading a volume of Advanced Beancraft Beanslinger
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Unlimited Bones The bones of the Buffalo Pile are at your disposal Kill the cultists in Buffalo Pile by going left from the first room or by building Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Bill All
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Unlimited Grain The grain at Kellogg Ranch is at your disposal Unlock the barn in Kellogg Ranch All
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Vein Glorious Increased Meat gains from mining Obtained from Alexandria's Library. All
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White Hair -3 Moxie Reading 2 Nex-Mex Books All
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Withered Muscles -25 Melee Attack Damage Reading 5 Nex-Mex Books All
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Boon of Duke Bovicus +6 Muscle, Mysticality, Moxie -20 Maximum HP Accepting the pact with Duke Bovicus All
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Corrupt Obsession -50% to Meat Gains, Item-finding Bonus Reading 7 Nex-Mex Books All
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Cowrruption +6 Melee Attack Damage, Pistol Attack Damage, Spell Damage Eating cow consumables (Refine) {removed if Kellogg-Brand Purity is obtained} All
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Friend of Horses +1 Speed Feed your horse enough apples and/or carrots. (Refine) All
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Out of Gum +10 Muscle Read Kickin' Ass and Chewin' Gum All
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Remembered Lore +15 Spell Damage Read Forgotten Lore All
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Raise Skeletal Thrall Examine skull chips in your inventory to enchant them Read Frightening Topics in Nex-Mex All
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Raise Skeletal Gunslinger Examine loose teeth in your inventory to enchant them Read Dark Forbidden Secrets of Nex-Mex All
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Spit-Free +5 Muscle, Mysticality, Moxie Examine the spittoon in Frisco without having looked at any others. All
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Year-Round Tan +10 Moxie Read Tanning and Tanning All
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To Serve Mankind +10 Mysticality Read To Serve Food to Mankind All
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