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Observation, intelligence, deduction.

Watchful improves as you attempt Watchful tasks - you can improve it faster by spending Sudden Insights at your Lodgings.

Wiki note: This is your observational ability, allowing you to learn numerous secrets of Fallen London. This is one of the four main Attributes.

See here for a list of all pages which use or require this quality, or click here to show them.

See here for a list of pages which have a challenge based on this quality, or click here to show them.

See Watchful Items for items that modify this quality.
See Watchful-reducing Items for items that reduce this quality.

The cap on this quality is raised by Watchful Gains. It is impossible to raise this quality beyond the cap 230 under any circumstance. Excess from actions raising the quality is wasted after hitting the cap!

For a guide to increasing Watchful and the other main attributes, see Leveling (Guide).

Bonus Permanent Loss Failures 2nd chance
Items Actions Nightmares Sudden Insight
Quality Title
0 - 2 (none)
3 - 9 Watchful
10 - 14 Keen-eyed
15 - 19 Perceptive
20 - 39 Observant
40 - 59 Shrewd
60 - 79 Insightful
80 - 99 Sagacious
100 - 149 Inescapable
150 - 199 A Focused Brilliance
200+ Extraordinary
Related Locations
Quality[1] Location Also Needed
1 - 70 Ladybones Road
60+ The Forgotten Quarter
80 - 110 The University
110 - 120 Wilmot's End Persuasive
120 - 130 Corpsecage Island
120 - 130 Bullbone Island
120 - 130 Grunting Fen
120 - 130 Hunter's Keep Persuasive
200+ University Laboratory Persuasive
200+ Upper River
  1. Note: These are the challenge levels for the location.
    In order to reach 90% you'll usually need around 50% more.

Highest Challenges[edit]

Actions with a Broad difficulty level of 250 or above.