I'm looking for the lab coat with +2 INT, and glasses with +2 INT / -1 CHA.
Where can I find those?

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    Random drops are random
    – kalina
    Nov 14, 2015 at 3:14
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    VTLO: "They drop randomly" is a perfectly valid answer.
    – Schism
    Nov 14, 2015 at 8:39
  • I'm about 25 hours in and haven't found any of those yet. My best bet would looking for legendary drops with the desired stats. I've seen a few armor pieces with +1 INT & CHA. You can also upgrade power armor pieces to provide bonuses to these attributes.
    – bhnn
    Nov 15, 2015 at 5:48
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    FWIW, I found the Vault-tec Lab Coat (+2 int) on the East aside of downtown Boston, somewhere within a couple of blocks of Boston Commons. I didn't notice when it appeared in my inventory, so it could have been a random drop. Nov 15, 2015 at 19:28
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    Also pipers hat adds 1 int and can be worn with glasses(yes I stole her hat)
    – l I
    Nov 17, 2015 at 4:00

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The regular Lab Coat (+2 INT) can be found in the following locations:

  • Anne Hargraves sells one if she is assigned to a clothing store.
  • A lab coat can be obtained if one is given the lab assistant job during the Cambridge Polymer Labs quest.
  • Patricia Montgomery at Covenant wears one.
  • Tinker Tom sells an armored lab coat.
  • Doc Crocker's lab coat can be looted from his body after the quest The Disappearing Act.
  • Worn by Doc Carrington and T.S. Wallace.
  • Doctor Sun and Doc Weathers wear one.
  • Worn by Doctor Amari in Memory Den.
  • Worn by Miranda Song at Vault 81.
  • (Far Harbor DLC) Teddy Wright wears a lab coat.
    The Institute lab coat variants, the Vault-Tec lab coat, Father's lab coat, and Cabot's lab coat also give a +2 INT bonus.

The glasses you are referring to are Liam's glasses (+2 INT, -1 CHA), and can be found during:

the quest Plugging a Leak, given by Justin Ayo at the Institute, available after Mankind - Redefined. You must side with Liam in framing Justin, and pass the speech check for additional rewards to obtain the glasses.
Be aware that this quest will be unavailable if you have completed Tradecraft, which is an early quest, making these easily missed.

Other items that give an Intelligence bonus:


I found out that you can get a +2 int lab coat from the quest "The Dissappearing Act". It's on the body of one of the doctor at the end. You get the quest by picking up the case file in Nick Valentine's office.

As mentioned by z ' you get get +1 int from pipers cap. You can take it from her inventory without stealing if she is your companion.

I don't yet know if there is any specific place you can get glasses with +int.

Apart from that there seems to be lots of +int gear on random drops as mentioned by several users (Ben Schism kalina).

  • If you have the Automatron DLC, then you can get Road Goggles (+1 to INT) on one of the bodies where you find Ada.
    – DCShannon
    May 26, 2016 at 21:18

I picked up a lab coat and glasses from the Becky Fallon, the clothing trader in Diamond City.


You can get the Vault-Tec lab coat in Vault 111 from one of the dressers in the sleeping quarters behind the overseer's desk.

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