Fallout 76 Character Builds And How To Pick What’s Right For You
Fallout 76 has officially arrived and many players have already reached some of the highest level content within the game. Now is the time to begin truly trying to work out different character builds to make the online title a little easier as players explore the wastelands of Appalachia.
A wonderful fan-made character builder website gives players a chance to pick out their perk cards, plan out how many points players want in each perk, and even gives them a detailed roadmap on when to level up characters and perks. Below are just a few different build ideas to get players started on their own West Virginian adventures.
First up is the Lone Wanderer, a Jack-of-all-Trades type character who is able to designed to explore by themselves while still being fairly useful in a group. This build spreads out perk points across Strength, Perception, Intelligence, Agility, and to a lesser extent Luck. The purpose is to give the player the ability to haul around a lot of loot, deal out damage both at a distance and close range, and allows them to craft up quite a bit of weapons and armor with ease. Of course being able to get into locked areas is important as well and the Lone Wanderer is equipped with tier 3 hacking and lockpicking perks.
While exploring alone can be quite relaxing, it can get boring and Vaulters might want to experience adventuring together with friends instead. The next four builds are going to bring out a decent group setup making each individual an important asset to the team. Whether players want to support their friends with healing or charge in with power armor and explosives, there’s plenty of abilities to go around.
The Combat Medic does precisely what it sounds like, getting allies on their feet and back into the fray. This build focuses on Strength, Charisma, and Agility perks – particularly those that focus on healing and close quarters combat allowing them to hold off nearby enemies while healing themselves and friendlies.
Some players may want to stay away from the thick of the battlefield, sitting around the edges and taking down enemies with a single sniper shot. The Ranger build spends a lot of points in Perception, Agility, and Luck to make their way around swiftly and silently. Incredibly deadly with long ranged weapons, the Ranger can sneak around the battlefield, taking advantage of sneak attack damage and the ability to bypass some armor.
Straight forward attack and defense is the Commando’s specialty. With a focus on Strength, Perception, and Agility the Commando is able to use explosives, automatic rifles, and shotguns to devastating effect. This build allows players to move quickly around any battlefield making them a great addition to any team for their ability to flank enemies and otherwise create mass chaos wherever they go.
Last up is the Walking Tank, a build that uses Heavy Weaponry and Power Armor to overwhelm any foe. This build takes advantage of Strength, Endurance, Intelligence, and Luck to maintain high damage resistance and a powerful attack output making them a great bullet sponge. With them drawing the enemies attention and holding their ground, other teammates can breathe a little easier knowing they have a hulking beast like the Walking Tank on their side.
The beauty of Fallout 76 is that even though players are unable to reallocate perk points after they hit a certain level, there is no cap on the perk cards players will receive. This allows players to mix and match to come up with any number of combinations that might work better together than others, or possibly switch out perk cards for different situations. When building characters for yourself, be sure to ask questions such as: What weapons does this character use? Are they stealthy or not? Will this character explore the wasteland in a group or alone? Questions like these help get a good idea of where to take characters even before players have even begun building.
Fallout 76 is available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Have you come up with any character builds yourself? Let us know your thoughts on character builds and Fallout 76 in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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