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Perks are additional bonuses that provide extra benefits to a player. Some of them are permanent (I.e. Education perks), and some are in effect as long as you fulfil certain requirements (I.e. stock benefit blocks).

There is also an honor bar "Web of Perks" which can be obtained by having 100 Personal Perks at the same time.

Personal Perks

Books

Note: These perks can only be obtained by reading the specific book and are only in effect for the duration. For more details on Books, see here.

Book: + Increases strength by 5% up to 10m upon completion
Book: + Increases speed by 5% up to 10m upon completion
Book: + Increases defense by 5% up to 10m upon completion
Book: + Increases dexterity by 5% up to 10m upon completion
Book: + Increases all working stats by 5% up to 2,500 each upon completion
Book: + Increases blacklist & friend list capacity by 100 upon completion
Book: + Provides a free merit reset upon completion
Book: + Removes a substantial amount of drug addiction upon completion
Book: + Provides a passive 25% bonus to all stats for 31 days
Book: + Provides a passive 100% bonus to Strength for 31 days
Book: + Provides a passive 100% bonus to Defense for 31 days
Book: + Provides a passive 100% bonus to Speed for 31 days
Book: + Provides a passive 100% bonus to Dexterity for 31 days
Book: + Increases all gym gains by 20% for 31 days
Book: + Increases Strength gym gains by 30% for 31 days
Book: + Increases Defense gym gains by 30% for 31 days
Book: + Increases Speed gym gains by 30% for 31 days
Book: + Increases Dexterity gym gains by 30% for 31 days
Book: + Increases crime skill & crime experience gain by 25% for 31 days
Book: + Increases all EXP gain by 25% for 31 days
Book: + Decreases all hospital times by 50% for 31 days
Book: + Decreases all jail times by 50% for 31 days
Book: + Decreases all travel times by 25% for 31 days
Book: + Increases travel items by 10 for 31 days
Book: + Guaranteed stealth for the next 31 days
Book: + Large jail bust & escape boost for the next 31 days
Book: + Happiness can regenerate above maximum for 31 days
Book: + Doubles contract credit and money rewards for 31 days
Book: + Drastically increases city item spawns for 31 days
Book: + Gain no drug addiction 31 days
Book: + Provides +20% energy regeneration for 31 days
Book: + Doubles nerve regeneration for 31 days
Book: + Doubles happiness regeneration for 31 days
Book: + Doubles life regeneration for 31 days
Book: + Duke will occasionally retaliate against your attackers for 31 days
Book: + Decreases all consumable cooldowns by 50% for 31 days
Book: + Decreases all medical cooldowns by 50% for 31 days
Book: + Doubles alcohol effects for 31 days
Book: + Doubles energy drink effects for 31 days
Book: + Doubles candy effects for 31 days
Book: + Increases maximum energy and energy refills by 100 for 31 days
Book: + Takes the same effect from the last used book for 31 days
Book: + Maximum personal employee effectiveness for 31 days
Book: + Guaranteed escape attempt success for 31 days

Faction

Details on the Faction specials

Toleration

Faction: + Reduces drug addiction gain by x% (up to 50%)
Faction: + Reduces passive negatives from drugs and addiction by x% (up to 30%)
Faction: + Reduces overdose chance by x% (up to 30%)

Steadfast

Faction: + Increases strength gym gains by x%
Faction: + Increases speed gym gains by x%
Faction: + Increases defense gym gains by x%
Faction: + Increases dexterity gym gains by x%

Criminality

Faction: + Provides a x% passive crime skill & exp boost
Faction: + Decreases all jail time by x%
Faction: + Increases maximum nerve by x
Faction: + Increase bust success chance by x%
Faction: + Decreases bust nerve cost by x 

Fortitude

Faction: + Reduces all hospital time by x%
Faction: + Regenerate up to x% more life per tick
Faction: + Reduce reviving cost down to x energy
Faction: + Adds x hours of maximum medial cooldown
Faction: + Gain up to x% extra medical effectiveness

Aggression

Faction: + Increase strength passively by x%
Faction: + Increase speed passively by x%
Faction: + Increase accuracy by x%
Faction: + Increase all outgoing hospital times by x%
Faction: + Increase all damage by x%

Suppresion

Faction: + Increase defense passively by x%
Faction: + Increase dexterity passively by x%
Faction: + Increase runaway chance by x%
Faction: + Increase maximum life by x

Voracity

Faction: + Adds x hours of maximum booster cooldown
Faction: + Increases energy gain from energy drinks by x%
Faction: + Increase nerve gain from alcohol by x%
Faction: + Increase happy gain from candy by x%

Excursion

Faction: + Increases maximum item capacity while travelling by x
Faction: + Reduces travelling fees by x%
Faction: + Increases hunting income by x%
Faction: + Reduces rehabilitation costs by x%
Faction: + Increases cayman bank interest by x%

Company

Adult Novelties

Company: + 25% enemy speed reduction
Company: + 100% bonus to Erotic DVDs

Amusement Park

Company: + 10 maximum nerve
Company: + 25% epinephrine effect & duration
Company: + 10% crime skill and experience gain

Candle Shop

Company: + 50% awareness

Car Dealership

Company: + 75% cost discount on car parts
Company: + No item market fees
Company: + 25% fraud success & skill gain
Company: + Escape button always enabled

Clothing Store

Company: + 25% passive dexterity
Company: + 20% armor mitigation bonus
Company: + 75% opponent mugging reduction

Cruise Line Agency

Company: + 2 extra travel items
Company: + 3 extra travel items

Cyber Cafe

Company: - 50% virus coding time reduction

Detective Agency

Company: + Arrest ability

Farm

Company: + 25% hunting reward

Firework Stand

Company: + 50% awareness
Company: + 25% flame-thrower damage & accuracy

Fitness Center

Company: - 50% reduction of happiness loss in gym
Company: + 3% life regeneration per tick
Company: + 3% gym gains

Flower Shop

Company: + 25% illegal production success & skill gain
Company: + Buy 5 additional special flowers abroad

Furniture Store

Company: + 25% theft success rate and skill gain
Company: + 25% passive strength
Company: + 100% fist & kick damage

Game Shop

Company: + 50% virus coding time reduction
Company: + 100% console happiness

Gas Station

Company: + 75% cost discount on car parts
Company: + 25% vandalism success rate and skill gain
Company: + 50% Molotov cocktail damage & duration

Gents Strip Club

Company: + 25% passive dexterity
Company: + 10% dexterity gym gains

Grocery Store

Company: + 10% consumable cool down reduction
Company: + 10% consumable boost

Gun Shop

Company: + 20% discount on standard ammo cost
Company: + Target equipment and ammo is always visible
Company: + 1 extra clip for guns during combat
Company: + 10% primary & secondary weapon damage

Hair Salon

Company: + Reduced enemy stealth
Company: + 20% slashing weapon damage

Ladies Strip Club

Company: + 25% passive defense
Company: + 10% defense gym gains

Law Firm

Company: + 50% decreased bail costs
Company: + Easier to bust more people at once
Company: + 20% organised crime skill
Company: + View success chance of potential busts

Lingerie Store

Company: + 2 extra travel items
Company: + 50% dexterity when not wearing armor
Company: + 50% speed when not wearing armor

Meat Warehouse

Company: + 10% melee weapon damage
Company: + 10 maximum nerve
Company: + 25% hunting skill gain
Company: + 3% life regeneration per tick

Mechanic Shop

Company: + 75% cost discount on car parts
Company: + Lose no car parts after crashing
Company: + 50% driving skill gain

Mining Corporation

Company: + 30% alcohol cool down reduction
Company: + 10% maximum life

Music Store

Company: + 25% prohibited trade success & skill gain
Company: + Reduced enemy stealth
Company: + 10% passive stats

Night Club

Company: + 25% illicit services success & skill gain
Company: + 50% drug overdose reduction
Company: + Education is unaffected by drug addiction

Oil Rig

Company: + 10% increase of Cayman Islands interest rate
Company: + 50% investment banking limit

Private Security Firm

Company: + 50% flash grenade intensity
Company: + 25% full armor set bonus

Property Broker

Company: + No item market fees
Company: + 10% property upgrade cost reduction

Pub

Company: + 10% melee weapon damage
Company: + 50% alcohol boost
Company: + 15 maximum nerve

Restaurant

Company: + 10% melee weapon damage
Company: + 2% life regeneration per tick
Company: + 25% consumable cool down reduction

Software Corporation

Company: + 50% virus coding time reduction
Company: + 25% computer crime success & skill gain

Television Network

Company: + 50% newspaper advertising cost reduction

Theater

Company: + Cannot be targeted by spies
Company: + 25% forgery success rate and skill gain
Company: + Hidden travelling status & destination

Toy Shop

Company: + 100% console happiness
Company: + 5 extra plushies from abroad

Zoo

Company: + 25% hunting reward
Company: + 70% awareness
Company: + 25% accuracy

Job

Only permanent job perks are mentioned so far:

Job: + Ability to Revive 
Job: − 10% Education Time 
Job: + 10% Crime Success

Property

Property: + Access to Airstrip (Airstrip)
Property: + 1% Life Regeneration (Medical Facility)
Property: + 2% Damage (Shooting Range)
Property: + 2% Gym Gains (Swimming Pool)

Stocks

Details on Stock Market Block Benefits

Stock: + Occasional special ammunition packs (BAG)
Stock: + Bank interest rate (TCB)
Stock: + Firewall protection (SYS)
Stock: + Occasional lawyer cards (SLAG)
Stock: + Occasional dividends (IOU)
Stock: + Occasional dividends (GRN)
Stock: + Occasional medical packs (TCHS)
Stock: + Occasional happiness boosts (EVL)
Stock: + Free banner placements (YAZ)
Stock: + Free personal placements (TCT)
Stock: + Free classified placements (MSG)
Stock: + Occasional dividends (TMI)
Stock: + Company profit boost (TCP)
Stock: + 50% Faster virus coding (IIL)
Stock: + Occasional hotel coupons (FHG)
Stock: + Occasional drug packs (SYM)
Stock: + Occasional lottery vouchers (LSC)
Stock: + Occasional Erotic DVDs (PRN)
Stock: + Occasional grenade packs (EWM)
Stock: − 25% Racing part cost (TCM)
Stock: − 10% Property upgrade cost (ELBT)
Stock: + Occasional free properties (HRG)
Stock: + Company advertising boost (TGP)
Stock: − 10% Education length reduction (WSSB)
Stock: + No education money cost (ISTC)
Stock: + Occasional energy boost (MCS)
Stock: + Faster Travelling (WLT)
Stock: + Occasional dividends (TCC)

Merits

You need to have at least 1 merit invested in a certain upgrade to receive the perk.

Merit: + x% Awareness 
Merit: + x% Crime success 
Merit: + x Maximum Nerve
Merit: + x% Critical hit rate
Merit: + Bank interest rate
Merit: + x% Strength
Merit: + x% Speed
Merit: + x% Dexterity
Merit: + x% Defense
Merit: + x% life
Merit: + Mug Amount
Merit: + Stealth
Merit: + x Hospitalizing Time
Merit: − Education Length
Merit: + Heavy Artillery dmg/acc
Merit: + Machine Gun dmg/acc
Merit: + Rifle dmg/acc
Merit: + SMG dmg/acc
Merit: + Shotgun dmg/acc
Merit: + Pistol dmg/acc
Merit: + Club dmg/acc
Merit: + Piercing dmg/acc
Merit: + Slashing dmg/acc
Merit: + Mechanical dmg/acc
Merit: + Temporary dmg/acc

Education

Common

Education: + 5% Strength
Education: + 13% Speed
Education: + 19% Dexterity
Education: + 11% Defense

Biology

Education: + 1% Damage
Education: + 10% Neck hit damage
Education: − 25% Opponent stealth
Education: + 5% Critical hit chance
Education: + 20% Medical item effectiveness (BIO2360 & BIO2370)
Education: + Withdraw and deliver blood
Education: + Medical booster equipping
Education: + Pharmacy unlocked

Business Management

Education: + Company advertising effectiveness
Education: + Employee working stat
Education: + Company size / staff room unlocked
Education: + 10% Company productivity
Education: + 12% Employee effectiveness
Education: + 15% Increase prices ability

Combat Training

Education: + 1% Accuracy
Education: + 5% Machine gun accuracy
Education: + 5% SMG accuracy
Education: + 5% Pistol accuracy
Education: + 5% Rifle accuracy
Education: + 5% Heavy artillery accuracy
Education: + 5% Shotgun accuracy
Education: + Weapon experience unlocked

Computer Science

Education: + Coding of simple virus unlocked
Education: + Coding of polymorphic and tunneling virus
Education: + Hacking unlocked
Education: + Coding of armored and stealth virus
Education: − 30% Virus coding time (CMT2580 & CMT2600)
Education: + 10% Hacking success rate
Education: + Anonymous mailing unlocked

General Studies

Education: + Driving crimes unlocked
Education: + 5% Temporary weapon accuracy
Education: + 5% Temporary weapon damage
Education: + 15% Hunting bonus
Education: + 10% Working stat education gain

Health & Fitness

Education: + 25% increase in speed during an opponents escape attempt

History

Education: + 10% Japanese blade damage
Education: + 2% Melee damage
Education: + Ability to find medieval coins
Education: + Ability to find sculptures and Quran pages
Education: + Ability to find senet board and amulets
Education: + Museum unlocked

Law

Education: + Jail escape chance
Education: + Self bailing unlocked
Education: − 5% Estate agent cost
Education: − Escape jail nerve cost
Education: + 65% Busting skill
Education: − 57.25% Bail cost

Maths

Education: + 35% Ammo management (MTH2310 & MTH3330)
Education: + 1% Company productivity

Psychology

Education: + 10% Awareness
Education: + 10% crime success rate

Self Defense

Education: + Kick attack unlocked
Education: + 100% Fist damage

Sports Science

Education: + 10% Temporary booster effectiveness
Education: + 1% Strength gym gains
Education: + 1% Speed gym gains
Education: + 1% Defense gym gains
Education: + 1% Dexterity gym gains
Education: + 1% Gym gains
Education: + Sports shop unlocked

Enhancers

Enhancer: + Arson success rate (Wind Proof Lighter)
Enhancer: + Search for cash success rate (Pair of Glasses)
Enhancer: + Bootlegging success rate (High-Speed DVD Drive)
Enhancer: + Shoplifting success rate (Mountain Bike)
Enhancer: + Pickpocketing success rate (Cut-Throat Razor)
Enhancer: + Larceny success rate (Slim Crowbar)
Enhancer: + Armed robbery success rate (Balaclava)
Enhancer: + Transport drugs success rate (Advanced Driving Tactics)
Enhancer: + Computer virus success rate (Ergonomic Keyboard)
Enhancer: + Assassination success rate (Tracking Device)
Enhancer: + Grand theft auto success rate (Screwdriver)
Enhancer: + Pawn shop success rate (Fanny Pack)
Enhancer: + Counterfeiting success rate (Tumble Dryer)
Enhancer: + Kidnapping success rate (Chloroform)
Enhancer: + Arms Trafficking success rate (Heavy Duty Padlock)
Enhancer: + Bombing success rate (Duct Tape)
Enhancer: + Hacking success rate (Wireless Dongle)
Enhancer: + x Travel Items (Y Suitcase)*
  • More info about suitcases here.