Deciding which niche you want to take

The first decision in character creation

Published | Jan. 5, 2020, 3:10 p.m.

  There are several niches in this game that you could take. Some of them are popular, some of them are quite exotic, some of them would have their followers if not for the fact they suck. The point of this article is to help you find a niche for yourself. The main niches, directly derived from available perk cards are: > Commando - automatic ...Read more

Its important to focus

Focusing on one niche yields better results than mixes

Published | Jan. 5, 2020, 3:12 p.m.

  One of the complains I've seen on reddit hundreds of times is something along the lines 'So I play a sniper with a melee backup of bear arm melee when things get hot, but I'm not satisfied with my damage, how would you tune up this build?' and a screenshot of a 'rifleman' build that has 14 STR and 5 Luck. Issue that these players are facing is t...Read more

Efficient character build templates

Add a theme to a niche and you've got a character recipe

Published | Jan. 5, 2020, 3:13 p.m.

  Below you'll find somebuild templates for popular playstyles. These are adjustable foundation that you can customise to your needs, that will be mathematically efficient at their role. Sneaky Sniper = Commando (Rifleman if you want 1/5 DPS for 1/10 ammo used) + Sneak Staggermaister = Shotgunner focused on Stagger Carpet bomber = Heavy + Bl...Read more

Guide to minmaxing

How to make most out of your character

Published | Jan. 5, 2020, 3:14 p.m.

  This article presents the concerns that should be addressed when trying to design a character that perfectly fits the playstyle that you want to achieve. First and foremost, percentage effects are more powerful than base value effects. For example, one ghoul slayer legendary effect on armor (-15% from ghouls) provides more protection from ghoul...Read more

Stuff that says one thing

but does the other

Published | Jan. 5, 2020, 3:15 p.m.

  This game doesn't necessarily describe different effects you might find on your equipment or perk cards. Things that work one way do something different upon interacting with particular legendary effect or craftable mod. The only way to assess actual effectiveness of given element is to test it in practice. Perks: Dodgy - it seems that it calcu...Read more

Why is charisma awesome

Even if you have little

Obsoleted | Jan. 5, 2020, 3:17 p.m.

  Fallout 76 allows teammates to share Perk Cards between them. The basic rule is that you need 3 current charisma per 1* of card you want to share. Current charisma, not SPECIAL charisma - SPECIAL stats are only considered a foundation for your current stats, and when defining how many perk cards you can use. When in-game results are calculated, the...Read more

B10 vs B25 vs B50 vs BE

Comparison and review of four best Major Legendary effects

Published | April 4, 2020, 9:04 p.m.

  This article intends to compare Major Legendary effect (2nd star) of ranged weaponry. After the comparison, the bonuses will be judged, and the use-case where they shine will be presented. The comparisons are done against three targets: a low level scorched, a Scorchedbeast Gueen, and a Power Armored Player. The weapons used are four combat rifles,...Read more



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