Atom RPG Skills Guide

Atom RPG Skills

Want to survive your next game of Atom RPG? You’re going to need the right skills to do so! Building the right character will depend heavily on investing in the right skills, but to do that you need to understand what each skill does. For an overview of all Atom RPG skills, keep reading our handy guide here at Nerds and Scoundrels.

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Atom RPG Skills Guide

In Atom RPG, each character can invest points in up to sixteen skills. Every element of the game is influenced by the skill rating of your character, so you’ll need to develop your skills wisely. Approximately half of the sills are related directly to combat using different weapons. The remaining skills cover a variety of useful skills that will help you survive and influence others.

Martial Arts:

This skill is your ability to effectively fight with your hands. As your Martial Arts skill goes up, so will the damage from your punches and kicks.

Melee Weapons:

Similar to the Martial Arts skill, your Melee Weapons skill directly effects the damage you deal using hand-to-hand weapons like knives and axes.

Pistols and SMG:

This skill covers your strength and accuracy using pistols and submachine guns.

Rifles and Shotguns:

This skill covers your strength and accuracy using rifles and shotguns.

Automatic Firearms:

The Automatic Firearms skill influences the strength and accuracy of automatic weapons like machine guns.

Throwing Weapons:

The Throwing Weapons skill influences your accuracy and strength when throwing melee weapons, like knives.


The Speechcraft skill opens up additional dialog options, potentially allowing you to talk your way out of trouble.


As your ability to Barter goes up, you will obtain better returns from trades with NPCs.


When you raise your Gambling skills, you will see an increase in both your skill and your luck at the card table.


The Survival skill influences basic survival abilities like collecting resources and even avoiding a fight while out in the wild.

First Aid:

You can use the First Aid ability to heal relatively small levels of damage.


The higher your Stealth ability, the easier it is to steal from NPCs and avoid being detected.

Lock Picking:

A higher Lock Picking skill will correlate to an easier time opening locked doors.


The Pickpocket skill enables the chance to steal off the person of another character; the higher the skill the better your odds of success.


Your ability to use technology and electric tools directly correlates to the level of your Technology skill.


The Tinkering ability allows you to craft and create simple items that have a variety of uses.

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And that concludes out Atom RPG Guide. We hope that this guide covered all of your questions regarding the skills available in Atom RPG. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to ask in our comment section below. And be sure to check out the rest of our Atom RPG content here at Nerds and Scoundrels.

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