Better Idiot Savant
Want Idiot Savant to scale upward with your SPECIAL scores instead of downward? This does that. This mod comes in three options.
Savant: Renames the perk to Savant, and makes it scale up with Intelligence.
Street Smart: Renames the perk to Street Smart, and makes it scale up with Perception.
Chosen One: Renames the perk to Chosen One, and makes it scale up with Luck.
There are a few other mods that do something similar, but mine importantly differs in two ways:
1) I account for scaling all the way to 20 in the relevant score. It’s very difficult to go above that, but it’s easy to go above 10, so I wanted to accommodate.
2) I have fixed the issue with rank 3 Idiot Savant shutting off the other effects when it’s active. This was annoying and made rank 3 actually lower your average experience gain. Now the chance for bonus experience won’t shut off while you have tripled kill experience active.
I personally recommend using a mod to remove the noise the perk makes when it triggers. Like this one or this one. But some people like the sound, so that’s up to you.
The download includes all three files because they’re tiny. Pick the one you want and shove it into your Data folder (likely located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Data). Make sure your My Games\Fallout 4\FalloutPrefs.ini file has the line bEnableFileSelection=1 added at the bottom under Launcher. If you have the beta patch, you’ll also have to manually add this to your C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Fallout4\plugins.txt file and then set it as ReadOnly.