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Perks

A Complete Guide to the Perks in Dead Matter

Contents
Introduction
Traits
Hobbies
Skills
Stats

What are Perks?

The two types of Perks
The first will cost you perk points but make you better at something. (- Perks Points)
And the second will give you perk points to spend, but come with a disadvantage. (+ Perks Points)
They are split into four self-explanatory categories: Traits, Hobbies, Skills and Stats.
This page has been last updated at September 29th, 2020.

Traits

CPR Training

Perk Points -2
Gain the ability to bring people out of unconsciousness by performing CPR.

Astronomer

Perk Points -2
Draws a compass on the screen at night when pressing the HUB prompt key.

Observant

Perk Points -6
Perks are listed when looking at a player with the HUD prompt active.

Herbalist

Perk Points -2
Allows you to easily identify poisonous berries and mushrooms.

Peanut Allergy

Perk Points +4
Triggers a severe allergic reaction when consuming foods containing peanuts. (Spawn with one epi-pen).

Paranoid

Perk Points +4
You will randomly hear gunshots that are not real.

Universal Receiver

Perk Points +4
Forces the blood type to AB+ which allows you to receive blood from anyone without triggering a hemolytic reaction.

Universal Donor

Perk Points +6
Forces the blood type to O- which anyone can receive when in need of a transfusion.

Hobbies

Jogger

Perk Points -2
You used to enjoy running when it was just for fun. Gain +2 agility.

Nerd

Perk Points +2
You used to play a lot of videogames in your spare time. Lose -2 Strength.

Chess Player

Perk Points -2
You used to play competitive chess. Gain +2 intelligence.

Party Boy

Perk Points +2
You used to party, a lot. Lose -2 intelligence.

Runner

Perk Points -2
You enjoyed running marathons. Gain +300s sprint time and +1 agility.

Strength Training

Perk Points -2
Your life orients around lifting when you're not at work. Gain +2 strength.

Weekend Bartender

Perk Points -2
You used to be a bartender on weekends, it gave you an insight into human behavior. Gain +2 charisma.

Wrestler

Perk Points -2
You used to be a wrestler when you were younger, it made you pretty hard to bring down. Gain +2 endurance.

Wrestler

Perk Points -2
You used to be a wrestler when you were younger, it made you pretty hard to bring down. Gain +2 endurance.

Skills

Amateur Cook

Perk Points -4
You used to cook fancy meals at home and aren't afraid of getting behind the stove. Gain a +25 bonus to cooking.

Awful Cook

Perk Points +4
You're terrible behind the stove. Receive a -25 penalty to cooking.

Metalworking

Perk Points -4
You've tinkered around with metalworking and locksmithing. Gain a +25 bonus to lockpicking.

Green Thumb

Perk Points -4
You enjoy gardening. Gain a +25 bonus to farming.

Hobbyist

Perk Points -4
You enjoy model trains, playing with rockets and all sorts of different gadgets. Gain a +25 bonus to crafting.

Gearhead

Perk Points -4
You spend a lot of time restoring old cars. Gain a +25 bonus to mechanic.

Volunteer Firefighter

Perk Points -4
You were a volunteer firefighter when you were younger. Gain a +25 bonus to mechanical.

Volunteer Firefighter

Perk Points -4
You were a volunteer firefighter when you were younger. Gain a +25 bonus to mechanical.

Stats

Big Boned

Perk Points -2
Absolut unit. More limb health and +750ml max blood.

Osteoporosis

Perk Points +2
You take increased limb damage.

Brave

Perk Points -2
Less suppression when taking fire.

Fearful

Perk Points +2
Take more suppression when taking fire.

No Fear

Perk Points -6
You've seen it all. You do not fear death. -80% Suppression from taking fire.

Frightful

Perk Points +6
Additional +80% suppression when being attacked.

Fast Metabolism

Perk Points -2
You metabolize food 50% faster.

Slow Metabolism

Perk Points +2
You metabolize food 50% more slowly.

Iron Stomach

Perk Points -2
Get sick less often when drinking and eating.

Weak Stomach

Perk Points +2
Get sick more often when drinking and eating.

Silent Search

Perk Points -4
Make 50% less noise when searching a container.

Noisy Search

Perk Points +4
Make 50% more noise when searching a container.

Thick Skinned

Perk Points -2
Take 15% less damage from melee attacks.

Thin Skinned

Perk Points +2
Take 15% more damage from melee attacks.

Nimble Fingers

Perk Points -4
Search containers +50% faster.

Sausage Fingers

Perk Points +4
Search containers -50% more slowly.

Heavy Weight

Perk Points -2
You get drunk far less easily.

Light Weight

Perk Points +2
Impact of drinking too much alcohol is amplified. Lower threshold to start feeling the effects.

Light Step

Perk Points -4
You footsteps are 30% quieter.

Heavy Step

Perk Points +4
You footsteps are 30% louder.

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