Wasteland 3 Guide: All Skill Book Locations

Wondering how to get all of the skill books in Wasteland 3? This guide shows you all of their locations, perks, requirements.

It's important to monitor your squad's progression fairly often in Wasteland 3. By constantly leveling up companions, you'll receive points you can allocate to particular skills you wish to advance. From Brawling to Toaster Repair, there are numerous perks to consider, and one way to get those perks is to find skill books. 

Skill books are hidden items that will permanently gift you +1 in a particular skill. A majority of Wasteland 3's skill books can be found through general exploration, while others are tied to particular quests.

Below is a rundown of the skill books we've found so far, their locations, and the requirements for getting them.

Wasteland 3 Guide: All Skill Book Locations

Be the Dog

  • Perk: +1 Animal Whisperer.
  • Location: Denver Ruins, inside the airport.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Be the Dog skill book in Denver Ruins.

Weinberger Guide to Body Armor Customization 

  • Perk: +1 Armor Modding.
  • Location: Denver Ruins; talk to Sister Nancy Forge.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Weinberger Guide to Body Armor Customization skill book in Denver Ruins.

The Infantryman's Bible

  • Perk: +1 Automatic Weapons.
  • Location: Hoon Homestead; side with Hoon Homestead during Hoon vs. Arapaho debacle or loot the corpses after the mission.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the The Infantryman's Bible skill book in Hoon Homestead.

The Brooklyn Bridge: Sold

  • Perk: +1 Barter.
  • Location: Tellurium Mine.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the The Brooklyn Bridge: Sold skill book in Tellurium Mine.

The Legend of Bazooka Jim

  • Perk: +1 Big Guns.
  • Location: Patriarch's Palace at Colorado Springs, inside Victory's room.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the The Legend of Bazooka Jim skill book in Patriarch's Palace.

Kumite: A History

  • Perk: +1 Brawling.
  • Location: Garden of the Gods at Colorado Springs, inside Bellamy's Workshop.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Kumite: A History skill book in Garden of the Gods.

Dick Markowitz's STEALTH SQUAD

  • Perk: +1 Combat Shooting.
  • Location: Downtown Colorado Springs; complete the quest Wolfe's Hunt and follow the quest giver's instructions.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Dirk Markowitz's Stealth Squad skill book in Downtown Colorado Springs.

The Red Wire or the Blue

  • Perk: +1 Explosives.
  • Location: Arapaho Caravan; search the chests inside the building.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the The Red Wire or the Blue skill book in Arapaho Caravan.

Grey's Anatomy

  • Perk: +1 First Aid.
  • Location: Old Survivalist Bunker at Broadmoor Heights in Colorado Springs; go into the flooded room and search the pile of books.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Grey's Anatomy skill book in the Old Survivalist Bunker.

The Drill Sergeant's Phrase Book

  • Perk: +1 Hard Ass.
  • Location: Bizarre; complete the quest Nightmare in the Bizarre.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the The Drill Sergeant's Phrase Book skill book in the Bizarre.

Negotiated Settlement

  • Perk: +1 Kiss Ass.
  • Location: Broadmoor Heights at Colorado Springs, inside the church.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Negotiated Settlement skill book in Broadmoor Heights..

Best Boss

  • Perk: +1 Leadership.
  • Location: Little Hell, inside Vic's room.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Best Boss skill book in Little Hell.

The Locksmith's Companion

  • Perk: +1 Lockpicking.
  • Location: Peterson Air Force Base at Colorado Springs; go to the Brig. The skill book is inside a locked desk.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the The Locksmith's Companion skill book in Peterson Air Force Base.

The Shade Tree Mechanic

  • Perk: +1 Mechanics.
  • Location: Downtown Colorado Springs; search the lockers inside the Machine Shop.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Shade Tree Mechanic skill book in Downtown Colorado Springs.

The Bleeding Edge

  • Perk: +1 Melee Combat.
  • Location: Snowed Inn Resort; go to the Cabin room and search the Doresey.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the The Bleeding Edge skill book in Snowed Inn Resort.

Natural Net Processor Manual

  • Perk: +1 Nerd Stuff.
  • Location: Department of Energy Site; search the lockers.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Natural Net Processor Manual skill book in Department of Energy Site..

Make My Day

  • Perk: +1 Small Arms.
  • Location: Yuma County, inside Godfisher Windfarm.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Make My Day skill book in Godfisher Windfarm.

Tippy Toes

  • Perk: +1 Sneaky Shit.
  • Location: Little Vegas at Downtown Colorado Springs, in a room next to Inspector Delgado.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Tippy Toes skill book in Little Vegas, Downtown Colorado Springs..

You'll Just Die Tired

  • Perk: +1 Sniper Rifles.
  • Location: Union Station; search the lockers just before reaching Morningstar.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the You'll Just Die Tired skill book in Union Station.

Pup Scout Funtime Camping Guide

  • Perk: +1 Survival.
  • Location: Aspen; buy it off Opie.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Pup Scout Funtime Camping Guide skill book in Aspen.

Fix It!

  • Perk: +1 Toaster Repair.
  • Location: Ranger HQ; after recruiting Ananda Rabindranath, it can be purchased from them.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Fix It! skill book in Ranger HQ.

Forewarned is Forearmed

  • Perk: +1 Weapon Modding.
  • Location: Tellurium Mine, rewarded by ridding the mine of all the robots.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the Forewarned is Forearmed skill book in Tellurium Mine..

It Just Works

  • Perk: +1 Weird Science.
  • Location: Little Hell; search a chest in the kitchen.

Wasteland 3 map showing the location of the It Just Works skill book in Little Hell.

With all of Wasteland 3's skill books in hand, you'll be well equipped to tackle every quest in the game. For more on Wasteland 3, including tips on how to find the game's golden toasters and all Tarjan Token locations, be sure to head over to our hub for Wasteland 3 guides!

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Published Sep. 15th 2020

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