The Best Fallout 76 Wastelanders Builds


Whenever you hear about Fallout 76 Wastelanders, gameplay will not be the only positive thing you think of, since it's impressive builds and massive quantity of weapons will definitely come to mind also.

But are weapons enough to make Fallout 76 that good? Hell yeah, besides the number of options the player has to choose from, it all comes down to what you can make with these weapons that make these a very cool and unique experience.

So stay around if you’re all about the big guns, or if you can’t choose from a melee or automatic weapon. Plus, keep in mind we will also be talking through about all the perk cards used including all the cool alterations that can be applied to specific builds.

And in case you were wondering about specific stats (S.P.E.C.I.A.L), the ones mentioned below are just the ones that we recommend to go with every build but does not necessarily mean that yours have to look exactly like that in order to pull them off!

So without further due, a list of our favourite weapon builds from Fallout 76 Wastelanders!

The Power Grenade

Auto Grenade Launcher
Auto Grenade Launcher

Recommended Stats for the Power Grenade build

  • STRENGTH - 14
  • PERCEPTION - 1
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 8
  • AGILITY - 10
  • LUCK - 15

Why do we like it?

It shoots two 40 millimetre grenades for the price of one! Meaning that every time you fire your weapon you will be shooting twice the standard projectiles that what you might be used to.

Things to note: Causes 50% damage and it grants you with 250 damage resistance while you’re reloading. It can also destroy basically anything in the game within seconds.

Armour: Ultracite Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: Targeting HUD (Highlights your targets)
    Headlamp
  • Arms: Optimized bracers (Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used)
  • Upper Body: Welded Rebar
  • Legs: Calibrated shocks (Expands the damage from powered melee attacks)

The Gauss Rifle Build

Gauss Rifle
Gauss Rifle

Recommended Stats for the Gauss Rifle build

  • STRENGTH - 2
  • PERCEPTION - 15
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 6
  • AGILITY - 15
  • LUCK - 10

Why do we like it?

You can easily double the damage you make if your target has its health at its fullest!

Things to note: Causes 50% limp damage and it grants you with a quicker reload(approx. 15% faster)

  • Armour: Secret Service Armor
  • Use a Stimpak automatically when health is 25% or below, once every 60 seconds. Obtain a 50 per cent chance to revive yourself with a Stimpack, once per minute, while disabilities. Grants up to 35% more energy resistance and resistance to injury, the higher the health (almost 3). 1 Stamina (About 5). 75% chance while standing still (almost 5) to minimize harm by 15%.

The Plasma Caster Build

The Plasma Caster Build
The Plasma Caster Build

Recommended Stats for the Plasma Caster build

  • STRENGTH - 15
  • PERCEPTION - 1
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 9
  • AGILITY - 11
  • LUCK - 12

Why do we like it?

Even though plasma caster's reloading might not be the best, the amount of ammo you can save definitely makes up for it.

Things to note: Will increase the damage on the same target after each consecutive hit. Grants you with a 25% higher fire rate and up to 250 damage resistance during reloading.

Armour: X-01 Power Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: Targeting HUD (Highlights your targets)
    Headlamp
  • Arms: Optimized bracers (Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used)
  • Upper Body: Reflective Plates (Returns 50 % of the melee damage back to the attacker)
  • Legs: Calibrated shocks (Increases the carrying weight capacity)

The Solo Sniper Build

The Solo Sniper Build
The Solo Sniper Build

Recommended Stats for the Solo Sniper build

  • STRENGTH - 2
  • PERCEPTION - 15
  • ENDURANCE - 1
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 4
  • AGILITY - 14
  • LUCK - 14

Why do we like it?

As long as you keep a fair distance from your enemies, you're going to land high damage shots that come in handy with closer range shots.

Things to note: For this build, you need either a Lever Action Rifle, a Gauss Rifle or a Handmade Rifle. Any of the aforementioned weapons will allow some mutations such as Marsupial, Eagle Eyes and Adrenal Reaction.

Armour:

  • XOrder of Mysteries armour.
  • Shrouded armour as soon as you start to reach level 50. The armour you get from the quests of the Order of Mysteries is going to be good to take you to level 50.

The Solo Shotgun Survivor Build

The Solo Shotgun Survivor Build
The Solo Shotgun Survivor Build

Recommended Stats for the Solo Shotgun Survivor build

  • STRENGTH - 12
  • PERCEPTION - 10
  • ENDURANCE - 8
  • CHARISMA - 7
  • INTELLIGENCE -5
  • AGILITY - 6
  • LUCK - 8

Why do we like it?

This weapon is perfect if you are still figuring out your way around regardless of how far you’ve gotten within the game. It's definitely a to-go weapon that you can use and adapt in the long run.

Things to note: If you are not interested in participation in PVP, then we recommend using the Tank Killer with automatic rifles that will make this build just perfect! Also, keep in mind that every piece of this armour will sum '3+' to all the stats when all stats are 25 per cent or less healthy.

Armour: Unyielding Armor.

The Missile Launcher Build

The Missile Launcher Build
The Missile Launcher Build

Recommended Stats for the Solo Shotgun Survivor build

  • STRENGTH - 14
  • PERCEPTION - 1
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE -8
  • AGILITY - 10
  • LUCK - 15

Why do we like it?

2x1 again! You will be shooting twice the amount of projectiles that you would normally shoot which isn’t that bad at all.

Things to note: Will increase 10% the damage while you aim. Grants you with up to 250 damage resistance during reloading.

Armour: X-01 Power Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: Targeting HUD (Highlights your targets)
    Headlamp
  • Arms: Optimized bracers (Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used)
  • Upper Body: Welded Rebar (your enemies will be damaged with every victorious melee attack)
  • Legs: Calibrated shocks (Increases the carrying weight capacity)

The Plasma Rifle Build

The Plasma Rifle Build
The Plasma Rifle Build

Recommended Stats for the Plasma Rifle build

  • STRENGTH - 1
  • PERCEPTION - 15
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE -6
  • AGILITY - 11
  • LUCK - 15

Why do we like it?

There’s no I in teamwork this build is a testament to that fact, which means that this weapon will be amazing and will be at its peak while used in teams.

Things to note: It will ignore up to 25% of your target’s armour. Plus, the V.A.T.S shots only cause 50% damage which ends up in 25% less in VATS action points.

Mods that can be used with this weapon:

  • Calibrated Capacitor (Superior damage to critical shot.)
  • Sort Barrel
  • Standard Grip
  • Standard Sights

Armour: X-01 Power Armor

Armor Slots:

  • Headwear: VATS Matrix Overlay( Elevates the chances of VAT hits)
    Headlamp
  • Arms: Optimized bracers (Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used)
  • Upper Body: Core Assembly (Increase the Refresh Speed Action Point.)
  • Legs: Kinetic Servos (Increase the Refresh Speed Action Point while you’re in the move)

The Revolutionary Sword Build

The Revolutionary Sword Build
The Revolutionary Sword Build

Recommended Stats for the Revolutionary Sword build

  • STRENGTH - 15
  • PERCEPTION - 1
  • ENDURANCE - 8
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE -5
  • AGILITY - 15
  • LUCK - 8

Why do we like it?

This weapon is perfect if you have a one-handed build (or if secretly aspire to become the best musketeer to ever exist).

Things to note: Short-term health regeneration will happen whenever you hit an enemy. Plus, you’ll have 40% less damage while power attacking.

Armours:

  • Assassin’s legendary armour (reduces human damage by 15%.)
  • Ghoul Slayer’s armour (reduces damage by a 15%)
  • Bolstering armour (when you are short in health, it will give you increased energy and resistance to damage)

The Combat Shotgun Build

The Combat Shotgun Build
The Combat Shotgun Build

Recommended Stats for the Combat Shotgun build

  • STRENGTH - 15
  • PERCEPTION - 3
  • ENDURANCE - 2
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 11
  • AGILITY - 15
  • LUCK - 6

Why do we like it?

The versatility of this weapon is just perfect! Do you want to turn it into a sniper? No problem! Just get the parts, of course. It will also increase your damage when you aim up to the accuracy of 10%, which at the same time will provide you with a 50% damage resistance. Plus it allows you to use a variety of perk cards that will definitely come in handy.

Things to note: The lower your health, the more damage you will deal.

Recommended Perk Cards:

  • Expert Shotgunner (Your shotguns cause +20 per cent damage. )
  • Master Shotgunner (Your shotguns cause +20 per cent damage. )
  • Pack Rat (Your junk items weigh 75% less)
  • Scattershot (Shotguns now weigh 90% and the reload speed is 30% faster. )
  • Shotgunner (Your shotguns cause +20 per cent damage.)
  • Skeet Shooter (Increases speed and accuracy)

Armour:

Try to equip an armour that will give up to 35 damages and energy resistance. Keep in mind that with this build the weight of the ammonia is reduced by 20%.

The Automatic Laser Pistol Build

The Automatic Laser Pistol Build
The Automatic Laser Pistol Build

Recommended Stats for the Combat Shotgun build

  • STRENGTH - 8
  • PERCEPTION - 3
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 9
  • AGILITY - 12
  • LUCK - 13

Why do we like it?

What’s a better combo than laser + your enemies crumbling into pieces? None! That’s right. So if you’re into that, we definitely recommend this weapon.

Things to note: The lower your health, the more damage you will deal. 25% faster fire rate and 15% faster reload.

Armour: Ultracite Power Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: Targeting HUD (Highlights your targets)
  • Arms: Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used
  • Upper Body: Emergency Protocols (Below 20 per cent health speed increases by 25 per cent and the incoming damage decreases by 50 per cent.)
  • Legs: Overdrive Servos (Increases the speed of the Sprint at an additional Action Point cost)

The Laser Sniper Rifle Build

The Laser Sniper Rifle Build
The Laser Sniper Rifle Build

Recommended Stats for the Combat Shotgun build

  • STRENGTH - 1
  • PERCEPTION - 15
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 6
  • AGILITY - 11
  • LUCK - 15

Why do we like it?

It will ignore up to 25% of your target’s armour; the V.A.T.S shots only cause 50% damage which ends up in 25% less in VATS action points. Besides being able to use mods, this weapon will come in handy especially in the wastelands accompanied by the famous perk (Electric Absorption) your chance of recharging a fusion core is increased by 20%.

Things to note: If you like to ride solo, then this is not the weapon for you, since the peak of this weapon is activated when used in teams. Perks like “Blood Sacrifice” will give your teammates 40+ DR and 70 HP when you’re taking “one for the team” of course.

Mods that can be used with this weapon:

  • Calibrated Capacitor (Superior damage to critical shot.)
  • Standard long Barrel
  • Standard Stock
  • Standard Sights

Armour: T-51Power Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: VATS Matrix Overlay(VATS hits increase)
    Headlamp
  • Arms: Optimized bracers (Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used)
  • Upper Body: Upper Body: Core Assembly (Increase the Refresh Speed Action Point)
  • Legs: Kinetic Servos (Increase the Refresh Speed Action Point while you’re on the move)

The Brotherhood Recon Rifle Build

The Brotherhood Recon Rifle Build
The Brotherhood Recon Rifle Build

Recommended Stats for the Brotherhood Recon Rifle build

  • STRENGTH - 4
  • PERCEPTION - 15
  • ENDURANCE - 6
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 5
  • AGILITY - 15
  • LUCK - 7

Why do we like it?

The Brotherhood recon rifle is a fully modified hunting rifle, but it can be crafted with the resources of a base unmodified hunting rifle.

Things to note: Double the damage when your target’s health is at its fullest. It will also increase your damage when you aim up to accuracy 10%, which at the same time will provide you with a 50% damage resistance.

Armours:

  • Chameleon Armor
  • Chameleon Mutation

The Gatling Plasma Build

The Gatling Plasma Build
The Gatling Plasma Build

Recommended Stats for the Gatling Plasma build

  • STRENGTH - 15
  • PERCEPTION - 15
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 9
  • AGILITY - 11
  • LUCK - 12

Why do we like it?

The amount of damage this weapon can cause (20% more) should be enough to choose it as a regular.

Things to note: The more you hit the target, the more damage you will give your target. It will also grant you a 25% higher rate of fire and 250 damage resistance during recharging.

Armour: X-01 Power Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: Targeting HUD (Highlights your targets)
    Headlamp
  • Arms: Optimized bracers (Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used)
  • Upper Body: Jetpack (Allows the jet-assisted to boost while jumping.)
  • Legs: Explosive vent (Increases the damage radius of the impact landing)

The Gauss Shotgun Build

The Gauss Shotgun Build
The Gauss Shotgun Build

Recommended Stats for the Gauss Shotgun build

  • STRENGTH - 12
  • PERCEPTION - 6
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 6
  • AGILITY - 9
  • LUCK - 15

Why do we like it?

The Gauss Shotgun has got a decent DPS to compete with mid to close range rifles. And, of course, the best part: the satisfying feeling of charging these highly damaging shots.

Things to note: The lower your health, the more damage you will produce. Plus, the V.A.T.S shots only cause 50% damage which ends up in 25% less in VATS action points.

Mods that can be used with this weapon:

  • Prime receiver (More damage)
  • Extended barrel (much better accuracy and superior range.)
  • Forceful stock (Higher durability. Improved bash and recoil damage.)
  • Perforating magazine (Lower durability. Superior penetration of armour)
  • Reflex sight

Armour: T-65 Power Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: VATS Matrix Overlay (Elevates the chances of VAT hits)
  • Arms: Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used
  • Upper Body: Emergency Protocols (Below 20 per cent health speed increases by 25 per cent and the incoming damage decreases by 50 per cent.)
  • Legs: Kinetic Servos (Increase the Refresh Speed Action Point while you’re in the move)

The Gatling Laser Build

The Gatling Laser Build
The Gatling Laser Build

Recommended Stats for the Gatling Laser build

  • STRENGTH - 15
  • PERCEPTION - 1
  • ENDURANCE - 4
  • CHARISMA - 4
  • INTELLIGENCE - 9
  • AGILITY - 11
  • LUCK - 12

Why do we like it?

The lazy reload of this weapon can be quickly overlooked once you get accustomed to the fire rate.

Things to note: The more you hit the target, the more damage you will give your target. It will also grant you a 25% higher rate of fire and 250 damage resistance during recharging.

Armour: T-60 Power Armor

Armour Slots:

  • Headwear: Targeting HUD (Highlights your targets)
    Headlamp
  • Arms: Optimized bracers (Helps you reduce action points when a power attack is used)
  • Upper Body: Jetpack (Allows the jet-assisted boost while jumping)
  • Legs: Explosive vent (Increases the damage radius of the impact landing)
Sarthak Khurana
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