I can give special raising gear to my settlers and companions and it increases their stats but I have no idea if it gives them any useful benefits.

I know Strength increases companions carry weight and (hopefully) raises their melee damage.

But what about Agility or Perception? Do they have any effect on weapon accuracy if npcs don't have access to vats and don't use action points (melee settlers probably use action points for power attacks similar to Skyrim).

  • For the companion portion of the question, check out this question. I think the 'settlers' portion makes this question NOT a duplicate, maybe you should focus on that part in your question.
    – king14nyr
    Jan 14, 2016 at 13:23
  • Changed npc to settlers in topic title
    – SkyHiRider
    Jan 14, 2016 at 13:26
  • Give them more defense and higher firepower. Ignore stats. If there are stats on gear.. just ignore them.
    – user135338
    Jan 14, 2016 at 15:43
  • I asked the question linked in the first comment and I can't believe this question never occurred to me. +1
    – Dpeif
    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:19
  • Heck, I had such thoughts, too. Then I just ignored the Minutemen and their constant nagging for attention altogether. I suppose the settlers benefit from Strength and Endurance only.
    – NVZ
    Jan 25, 2016 at 8:13

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I did some research and can now answer your question. Strength does raise damage, Agility increases attack speed and defence, And perception raises accuracy. Yes they have an effect on accuracy if they don't have access to vats and don't use action points.

  • 4
    Can you elaborate on what research you did?
    – DCShannon
    Mar 29, 2016 at 23:22
  • 2
    I second that - could you post your full research data and methodology?
    – SkyHiRider
    Mar 30, 2016 at 8:19

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