Action Points (or APs) are the core of the combat system in the Fallout series. While in a combat, the player character can only perform a limited number of actions, depending on his Action Points amount. Healing, shooting, reloading, and picking up items are some examples of actions that will cost you APs. In Fonline 3, most of the fights are in real time, which means your Action Points will automatically regenerate over time, until they reach your maximum Action Points amount.
Note: Some skills require 5 Action Points to use.
Note: Opening containers requires 4 Action Points.
Note: Using Super Stimpaks requires 5 Action Points.
In Real-Time mode, your Action Points will regenerate if you stand still, exactly like the Fallout: Tactics. It takes a set amount of time to regenerate all action points regardless of how many action points you have, in other words if Player A has a maximum of 10 AP and Player B has a maximum of 15AP and they both used up all of their AP, Player B will have regenerated 15 AP in the same time as Player A regenerates 10AP. TL;DR: The higher your Maximum Action Points, the faster they will regenerate. In Turn-Based mode, your Action Points are fully regenerated each turn, so you don't have to save them.
Maximum action points
Your maximum Action Points are calculated with the following formula:
5 + (Agility/2)
It can also be increased with the Action Boy perk (+2 AP), with Implants, by taking the Soldier class perk or temporary by taking Jet or Nuka-Cola (if your Agility is odd). In Turn-Based mode, the Bonus Move perk is also effective, giving you two additional APs to move only. This perk does not work in Real-Time mode, since moving does not cost you APs.
Note: If you are addicted, and you have not taken your drugs, the amount of Action Points you have will be temporarily decreased by one AP for each drug addiction.
Base Action Points calculation
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