Skill Books provide a permanent skill increase to a single character. This Wasteland 3 Skill Book Location Guide tells you where to find each of the Skill Books we have discovered while battling our way through Wasteland 3 so far.
There are a lot of items to find and discover in Wasteland 3. Much like the Creepy Dolls, Skill Books are one of the most valuable items you can find on your travels. Skill Books are items that you can find and use on any of the characters within your party. Once you use the Skill Book on a character, the Skill Book is consumed and that character receives a permanent +1 to the skill associated with the Skill Book.
We’ve got a break down of the Skill Books we have found so far followed by a more detailed guide on the actual locations.
- Kumite: A History (Garden Of The Gods) – +1 Brawling
- The Shade Tree Mechanic (Machine Shop) – +1 Mechanics
- The Locksmiths Companion (HQ) – +1 Lockpicking
- Tippy Toes (Little Vegas) – +1 Sneaky Shit
- The Infantrymen’s Bible (Hoon Homestead) – +1 Automatic Weapons
- The Red Wire Or The Blue Wire (Arapaho Caravan) – +1 to Explosives
- The Drill Sergeants Phrase (Bizarre) – +1 to Hard Ass
- Fix It (HQ) – +1 Toaster Repair
- Negotiated Settlement (Broadway Heights) – +1 Kiss Ass
- Grey’s Anatomy (Old Survivalist Bunker) – +1 First Aid
Where To Find Skill Books In Wasteland 3
At Bellamy Wards Workshop in Garden of the Gods. You need Mechanic 3 to get inside. The Skill Book is inside one of the lockers that require Lockpick 3.
You have to visit the Machine Shop for the main story quests in Colorado Springs. Once you finish the Machine Shop area, search the lockers in the final room.
After you recruit Hope Emerson (the Jailer) to the HQ, visit the jail. There’s a new desk you can break into with Lockpicking. The Skill Book is inside.
Little Vegas is part of a side quest you get after you complete most of the story missions in Colorado Springs. Once you complete the side quest Big Trouble in Little Vegas, search the backrooms for this Skill Book.
A reward for saving the Hoon Homestead in the Heads or Tails Secondary Mission. It is also available if you choose the Arapaho Caravan route. Simply visit the Homestead afterwards and find the Skill Book on a corpse at the location.
This is the other choice in the Heads or Tails Secondary Mission. However, this one is looted directly from a chest here so you can likely visit this location and loot the chest, regardless of whether or not you did the mission here. The Arapaho Caravan is a short distance South West of Ranger HQ.
Complete the mission Nightmare In The Bizarre inside the Bizarre. It provides +1 to Hard Ass.
After you recruit Ananda Rabindranath, he will join you are your base and sell various items. One of the items is the Fix it Skill Book.
Inside the Church in Broadway Heights there’s a locked room with a Cyborg Chicken inside. The switch is just opposite the room on the wall. You can find the Skill Book in the chest next to the chicken.
During the mission Lords of War Secondary Mission that you get in Colorado Springs after you complete the Bizarre. When you head into the bunker there is a flooded room filled with frogs. Clear out the frogs and search the pile of books for this Skill Book. It gives +1 to First Aid.
We will continue to update this guide on Skill Book Locations as we continue through the game.
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