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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
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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
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Anatomical Learnin' +3 Melee Attack Damage Obtained by examining the mechanical woman in the Circus freak-show exhibit.
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Big Spleen +3 Spleen Capacity Option when reading a Modern Snake Oiler (Snake Oiler only perk)
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Brawny +20 Maximum HP Option when reading a volume of Advanced Cow Punchin' (Cow-Puncher only perk)
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Clouded Eyes -25 Pistol Attack Damage Read 6 Necromancer books
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Emaciated -3 Muscle Read 3 Necromancer books
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Ever Vigilant +2 Maximum AP Option when reading a volume of Advanced Cow Punchin' (Cow-Puncher only perk)
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Expert Poisoner Poison damage is tripled Option when reading a Modern Snake Oiler (Snake Oiler only perk)
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Expert Silversmithin' You can make extra silver bullets when crafting them Obtained from Alexandria's Library.
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Heart of Stone +10 Maximum HP Build the impregnable tower at the west pole (requires 20 muscle).
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Heavy Trigger Finger +3 Pistol Attack Damage Build a cheeky gesture at the west pole (requires 20 moxie).
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Honorable Honorable options will be available in some scenarios Choose to not shoot the sleeping enemy
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Glutton for Punishment You gain experience from fights even when you lose. Lose several battles. [Refine]
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Goblintongue You can communicate with Goblins One of the books in Doc Alice's bookcase
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Green Thumb Gain XP from Foragin' Forage several plants. [Refine]
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Kellogg-Brand Purity +30 max hp Complete the Kellogg-Brand Purity ritual
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Kurtzian Charm +3 Moxie In the Fort of Darkness, get a free mushroom instead of paying 1000 meat.
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Kurtzian Philosopher +10 Mysticality In the Fort of Darkness, talk to Kurt until you receive this
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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.
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Master of Flushing +3 Muscle Flush X toilets
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Minesplainer XP bonus for mining-related activites While at the Snakepit Mine, choose to explain the mining equipment fully
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Mostly Scabs +5 Maximum HP Bump into a lot of cactuses
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Passin' Fair Mycologist You can identify useful or dangerous mushrooms Read the book Mycology, Yourcology.
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Percussive Maintenance You can fix things the easy way Book found in Alexandria's library
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Raise Skeletal Buddy You can enchant bones, that summon skeletons in combat. Using the necromancy book obtained at one of the graveyards. Found by searching plot: 666
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Ruthless Ruthless options will be available in some scenarios Perform a Ruthless action, such as shooting a sleeping enemy.
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Silver Tongue +3 Moxie Have the Silver Plater silver plate your tongue.
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Song of the Spheres +5 Spell Damage Build an elaborate orrery at the west pole (requires 20 mysticality).
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Spittoon Hand 20% Hot, Cold, Sleaze Resistance Put your hand into the rainbow spittoon at Roy Bean's
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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.
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Thin Blood -10 Max HP Read 4 Necromancer books
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Uncanny Presence 20% Hot, Cold, Stench, Spooky, and Sleaze Resistance
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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
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Unlimited Grain The grain at Kellogg Ranch is at your disposal Unlock the barn in Kellogg Ranch
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Vein Glorious Increased Meat gains from mining Obtained from Alexandria's Library.
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White Hair -3 Moxie Read 2 Necromancer books
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Withered Muscles -25 Melee Attack Damage Read 5 Necromancer books

This table is a work in progress and does not reflect all perks.