The Explosive skill affects the damage done when using Mines and Grenades. The higher your Explosive skill is, the wider the radius will be when a Mine or Grenade explodes causing more damage to nearby enemies. It also decreases the speed in which an enemy's Mine is set off giving you more time to disable it. As your explosive skill gets higher, you can start to disable explosive traps such as the Grenade Bouquet (30 Explosive), Rigged Computer Terminals (45 Explosive) and Rigged Baby Carriages (60 Explosive). Your Explosive level will increase depending on you Perception, each Perception level will increase your Explosives skill by +2.
 Perks that require Explosives skill
 Increasing Explosives skill
- Little Leaguer - Increases Explosives by +5.
- Explosive Bobblehead - Increases Explosives by +10.
- Duck and Cover! - Each book increases Explosives by +1 (+2 if you have the Comprehension perk)
|Fallout 3 Skills|
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