Alpha Protocol Perks

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Obsidian’s new title brings RPG-style customization to the world of international superspying, and players will be understandably eager to trick their characters out as much as possible. Browse through our Alpha Protocol Perks list to get the lowdown on the game‘s extensive array of stat-boosting attributes, tabulated after the jump.

Dialogue Perks
Perk Name How to Unlock Bonus Conferred
One-track Mind Select the same stance button 30 times +5% Damage resistance vs. all damage types
Suave Choose Suave twice. -5% Evasion cooldown
Green Choose Recruit 3 times +2 AP
Rookie Move Choose Recruit 10 times +8 AP
Hard to Read Attain 25% or more usage of all stances after 90 dialogue choices +3 AP
Testing the Waters Chose Aggressive, Suave, and Professional at least once +1AP
Variable Approach Select a variety of stances in 15 dialogues +2AP
Aggressive Chose Aggressive twice. CQC Strike Damage +1 (5%)
Furious Chose Angry 10 times CQC Strike Damage +1 (5%) -5% Fury cooldown
Impatient Chose Impatient 10 times -5% Fury and Iron Will cooldown
Intimidating Chose Intimidating 10 times +1 damage to non-favored weapons
Suave Chose Suave twice -5% Evasion cooldown
Who, Me? Chose Bluff 10 times -5% Shadow Operative cooldown
Evasive Chose Evasive 10 times -5% Evasion, and Binary Invisibility cooldown
Razor Wit Chose Joking 10 times -5% Chain Shot, Bullet Storm, Room Sweep, and Focus Aim cooldown
Professional Chose Professional twice +5 Endurance
Practical Chose Practical 10 times -5% Overclock, Brilliance, and Remote Hack cooldown
Honest Chose Honest 10 times +5 Endurance
Composed Chose Calm 10 times -5% Iron Will, Evasion, and Binary Invisibility cooldowns
Seasoned Veteran Chose Veteran 10 times +500 XP
There’s No Time! Skipped three conversations +250 XP
Transmission’s Breaking Up Hung up on two people (including Albatross) or attempted to hang up on SIE or Albatross during the Moscow mission. +100 XP, get the bonus “What a prick” lines for further playthroughs
Last Word Hunt up on four people +250 XP
Textaholic Answered 10 E-mails +250 XP
E-mail Enhancement Responded to 30 E-mails +2 AP
Unlimited Minutes Made four calls to people who weren’t your current handler +1 AP

Intel/Store/Mission Perks
Perk Name How to Unlock Bonus Conferred
Collector Purchase 25 items from the black market +1 Luck, enemies are more likely to drop loot
Second Amendment Purchase 7 weapons +1 Ammo Scrounging
Be Prepared Purchase half of the available mission Intel pieces Increase starting ammo supply of all weapons
Ready For Anything Purchase three-quarters of available mission Intel pieces +25 Endurance
Well-connected Purchase ntel from seven different sources -5% Intel cost from all sources
Alpha Protocol Complete one Operation +5 Endurance
Seasoned Complete two Operations +5 Endurance
Experienced Complete three Operations +5 Endurance
World Traveler Complete four Operations +5 Endurance
Stealth Perks
Perk Name How to Unlock Bonus Conferred

Unseen Presence

Finish three missions without killing more than 5 times and without triggering any alarms -10% Sight Range on enemies
One with the shadows Finish three missions without killing more than 5 times and without ever alerting the enemy to your presence -5% cooldown on Evasion
Lurker Evade or Takedown 25 enemies -20% movement noise
Surprise Attack Attack 150 unaware enemies +1 Damage with Favored Weapon
The Better Part of Valor Evade 25 enemies -5% Shadow Operative cooldown
Breaking and Entering Pick 10 locks -5% Overclock, Remote Hack, Binary Invisibility, and Brilliance cooldowns
Circuit Breaker Bypass 20 Electronics Systems -5% Overclock, Remote Hack, Binary Invisibility, and Brilliance cooldowns
Data Theft Hack 10 Computer systems -5% Overclock, Remote Hack, Binary Invisibility, and Brilliance cooldowns

Combat Perks
Perk Name How to Unlock Bonus Conferred

Pistol Proficiency

Score 25 Critical Hits with pistols +1 pistol accuracy
Pistol Mastery Score 100 Critical Hits with pistols +1 pistol damage
SMG Fury Reach the maximum SMG Critical Multiplier three times +1 SMG recoil control
SMG Havoc Reach the maximum SMG Critical Multiplier seven times +1 SMG damage
Shotgun Rampage Score 50 Critical Hits with shotguns +1 shotgun recoil control
Shotgun Crowd Control Score 100 Critical Hits with shotguns +1 shotgun damage
Assault Rifle Precision Score 50 head shots with the assault rifle +1 assault rifle accuracy
Assault Rifle Marksmanship Score 100 head shots with the assault rifle +1 assault rifle recoil control
Black Belt Defeat 50 enemies while unarmed +1 CQC Damage
Limited Bloodshed Defeat 50 enemies by non-lethal means +10 Endurance
Merciful Defeat 150 enemies by non-lethal means +25 Endurance
Deadeye Complete five missions with 90% accuracy across all weapons used +1 recoil control on favored weapon

Gadget Perks
Perk Name How to Unlock Bonus Conferred

Demolitions Expert

Dispatch 50 enemies using Explosive Grenades +1 Stack size for Explosive Grenades
Orchestrated Carnage Injure three enemies with one Remote Mine on three separate missions +1 Stack size for Remote Mines
Shock and Awe Kill 50 enemies with Shock Traps +1 Stack size for Shock Traps
Plan B: Kill it With Fire Ignite 25 people using Incendiary Bombs +1 Stack size for Incendiary Bombs
Art of Incapacitation Defeat 50 enemies who are stunned by grenades +1 Stack size for Flashbangs
Electronic Warfare Disable 25 devices with EMP charges +1 Stack size for EMP’s
Self-Made Medic Restore over 2000 points of Health with First Aid Kits and Medical Aid stations +10% Health healed per First Aid Use
Major League Edge Use an Epinephrine Spike in 10 different missions +10% Damage Resistance as a result of using Epinephrine Spikes
Impersonation Artist Call off 5 alarms with Radio Mimics +1 Stack size for Radio Mimics
Technophile Compelte 5 missions in which you use 6 different gadgets -10% Buy cost of Gadgets from all stores
Building a Deadlier Mousetrap Detonate 100 Remote Mines or Placed Traps +100 XP
Perfect Pitch Throw 50 Gadgets + 100 XP

Perseverance Perks

Perk Name

How to Unlock Bonus Conferred
Resilience Sustain 1000 points of damage +5 Endurance
Insurance Liability Sustain 5000 points of damage +10% damage resistance
Real Men Don’t Hide Complete 15 missions in which an alarm was raised +5 Endurance

Romance Perks

Perk Name

How to Unlock Bonus Conferred
Office Romance Seduce Mina +5 Endurance, +500 XP
Exclusive Interview Seduce Scarlet +5 Endurance, +500 XP
Rome-ance Seduce Madison +5 Endurance, +500 XP
Savage Love Got “assaulted” by SIE -5% Fury, Roomsweep, Iron Will, and Hard to Kill cooldown
Thanks But No Thanks Turn down SIE -5% cooldown on Evasion and Iron Will
Ladies’ Man Romance all the women of A.P. +5 AP
No Time For Love Avoid  all the romances +20 Endurance, 20% Endurance Recharge

Decision Perks
Perk Name Relevant Mission How to Unlock Bonus Conferred
New Sheriff in Town Global Arrested Nasri, Shaheed, Surkov, and Brayko -1 Second to Endurance Recharge Timer
No Witnesses Global Killed four of the following in a DSS: Sis, Surkov, Nasri, Albatross or SIE, Shaheed, Brayko, Mina, Scarlet +1 Damage to Favored Weapon
Trail of the Dead Global Killed six of the following in a DSS: Sis, Surkov, Nasri, Albatross or SIE, Shaheed, Brayko, Mina, Scarlet +1 Damage to All Weapons
Conspiracy Theorist Global Encourage Heck’s conspiracy theories in DSS and e-mails +5 Endurance, -10% Epinephrine Spike cooldown
These Aren’t the Agents Your Looking For Global Bluster your way past the guards in 2-2 and 2-5 -5% Evasion and Shadow Operative cooldowns
Chain of Command Global End 2-4 while doing deference Yancy, Parker and Darcy +250 XP
Enemy of my Enemy Global Join forces with Shaheed, Brayko/Surkov, and Omen -10% off all Purchases from all sources
Fistful of Diplomacy Global Use three violent, non-fatal conversation tactics +1 CQC Damage
News Conscious 1-1 Watch the entirety of Shaheed’s Broadcast -5% Intel cost from Saudi vendors
The Basics 1-1 Complete all the orientation tasks, no matter the result -5% on all costs from Saudi vendors
Cage Match 1-1 Complete Mina’s challenge -5% Weapons and Weapon Mod Cost from Saudi Vendors
Betting Man 1-1 Complete Darcy’s challenge -5% Gadget costs from Saudi Vendors
Custodial Work 1-1 Complete Parker’s challenge -5% Intel costs for Saudi intel
The Big Picture 2-2 Let Nasri go -5% Weapon costs from all sources
Any Last Words? 2-2 Execute Nasri -5% Chain Shot, Bullet Storm, Room Sweep, Focused Aim cooldown times
Due Process 2-2 Arrest Nasri +20% Endurance recharge rate
Stay of Execution 2-4 Spare Shaheed +1 Recoil control with Favored Weapon
Desert Spear 2-4 Assassinate Shaheed +2 AP
Difficult Break-up 3-9 Goad Madison into attacking you +5 Endurance
Gentleman 3-9 Seduce Madison but don’t bed her +20% Endurance rate
Trigger Happy 3-3 Hit 2 or more guests (not Al-Bara) -5% Room Sweep cooldown
Snap Shot 3-3 Take a shot before ID’ing everyone with the scope -10% Ammunition Costs from all sources
On the Guest List 3-3 Check everyone with the sniper before opening fire -5% Intel Cost from all sources
Faith Killer 3-3 Kill Al-Bara -5% Focused Aim cooldown
Necessary Roughness 3-1 End 3-1 with any dead CIA agents -5% Weapon and Weapon Mod costs from Rome vendors
Professional Courtesy 3-1 End 3-1 with no dead CIA spooks but some incapacitated by non-lethal means -10% Armor and Armor Mod costs from Rome vendors
Under the Radar 3-1 End 3-1 by avoiding all the agents -5% Evasion and Shadow Operative cooldown
You Talking to Me? 3-9 Convince Marburg to stay and fight -5% fury cooldown
Knowledge is Power Rome Interview Make Leland look bad by revealing Deus Vult info during the interview -5% Intel costs from all sources
Friends in Low Places 4-3 Befriend Grigori -10% Armor and Armor Mod cost from Grigori
Straight Talker 4-3 Act professionally towards Grigori -5% Gadget costs from Grigori
Enough Chit-chat 4-3 Threaten Grigori -5% Weapon and Weapon Mod costs from Grigori
Verbal Menage a Trois 4-5 Join up with SIE for Embassy -5% Bullet Storm, Focused Aim cooldowns
Birds of a Feather 4-2 Join up with Albatross for Embassy -5% Chain Shot and Shadow Operative cooldown
I Don’t Hit Girls 4-1 Spare Sis -5% Cost of all transactions with Albatross
Sororicide 4-1 Kill Sis -5% Chain Shot cooldown
Cull the Weak 4-7 Kill Albatross/SIE instead of rescuing them from Brayko -5% Room Sweep and Bullet Storm cooldowns
No One Left Behind 4-7 Rescue Albatross and SIE 20% Endurance recharge rate
Speaking the Language 5-4 Weather Heck’s instability using Suave conversation options -25% Intel costs from Heck
Everybody Loves Dry Cleaning Solution 5-4 Share an appreciation of torture with Heck using Aggressive conversation options -5% Weapon, Weapon Mod, and Ammo costs from Heck
Stick To Business 5-4 Use Professional conversation options to remain professional with Heck -5% Armor, Armor Mod, and Gadget costs from Heck
Behind the Lies 5-2 Successfully investigate the triad defection +250 XP
Secret Service 5-8 Let the riots happen; save Sung’s life -5% Iron Will and Hard to Kill cooldowns
Keeping the Peace 5-8 Allow Sung to be assassinated -20% Intel costs from Anonymous sources
Always Listening 5-8 Listen to all of Sung’s speech -5% Intel costs from all sources
Unfinished Business 6-3 Kill Shaheed -5% Iron Will, Chain Shot, Bullet Storm, Roomsweep, Fury, and Focused Aim cooldowns
Hand of Al-Samad 6-2 Join forces with Shaheed 20% Endurance recharge rate
Logical Deduction 6-4 Convince Parker that his plan is ill-founded -5% Overclock, Remote Hack, Binary Invisibility, and Brilliance cooldowns
Agent of Change 6-4 Change Marburg’s mind +5 AP
Thorton, Inc. 6-4 Get all the enemies as allies +25 AP

Perks
Perk Name How to Unlock Bonus Conferred

Antisocial

Go below -3 rep with three people +250 XP
Lone Wolf Go below -3 rep with 10 people +10 Endurance
Camaraderie Go above 3 rep with three people -5% Intel Costs from all Sources
Social Butterfly Go above 3 rep with 10 people -5% on all Non-Intel Costs from all Sources
Swiss Diplomacy Maintain a Neutral standing with all the available factions, until the Endgame +5 AP
Know Your Competition Complete Omar Deng’s Dossier +5% Damage vs. Omen Deng
Know Your Enemy Complete Brayko’s Dossier +5% Damage vs. Brayko
Know Your Rival Complete Marburg’s Dossier +5% Damage vs. Marburg
Profiler Complete five Dossiers +1 AP
Intelligence Analyst Complete 10 Dossiers +1 AP
Psychological Warfare Complete 15 Dossiers +2 AP

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2 Comments on Alpha Protocol Perks

Duken

On June 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

Small error:
These Aren’t the Agents Your Looking For
Global
Bluster your way past the guards in 2-2 and 2-5

Should read 2-2 and 4-5

Minnie Naab

On December 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Thanks for your post, very clear instructions which actually work!