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10 Brilliant Fallout 76 Builds You Need to Try at Least Once

With over 100 weapons plus crafting, modifying items and builds, there are a lot of options for dominating in Fallout 76. Fallout 76 builds are the perfect place to start when it comes to planning your future in the game.

These builds will determine what kind of weapons to aim for and what playstyle will work best for you. Check out this Fallout 76 build guide to conquer the wasteland.

Best Fallout 76 Builds

Bethesda has had to deal with a lot of Fallout 76 issues. That doesn’t mean there isn’t still a loyal fan-base and people are still discovering the game. This guide will help people trying to improve their characters and people just now crawling out of the vault. 

Up Close and Personal

Sometimes the best strategy is going toe-to-toe with a radiated monster. While there are plenty of weapons to use in Fallout, that doesn’t mean your fists can’t compete with bullets. These builds will not only help you take hits but also dish them out. 

Melee DPS

The great thing about swinging a melee weapon is that you don’t have to worry about ammo. No more worrying about bullet count when trying to take something or someone down. Just swing away.

For traits, you want to focus on gladiator and slugger depending on what type of weapons you want to carry. Grabbing each level of the gladiator is a must, as well as investing mainly in the strength category.

Your final build will look something like this:

Strength – 1 point in Gladiator, Expert Gladiator and Master Gladiator. 3 points in Blocker, Incisor and Martial Artist

Perception – 4 points in Refractor.

Endurance – 3 points in Adamantium Skeleton.

Intelligence – 3 points in First Aid, Power User and Portable Power.

Agility – 3 points in Action Boy and Marathoner. 5 points in Adrenaline and 2 points in Dodgy.

Luck – 3 points in Serendipity and Ricochet.

Tank

Being a strong guy has its advantages. Taking the hits and still being able to fight means you will survive tougher fights than others and keep teammates alive long enough to deal out the damage they need to. Charisma may seem useless for a tank, but don’t ignore it since it is critical for group play.

Your final build will look something like this:

Strength – 3 points in Blocker, Bullet Shield, Heavy Gunner, Expert Heavy Gunner, and Master Heavy Gunner. 

Perception – 3 points in Exterminator and 2 points in Glow Sight.

Endurance – 1 point in Adamantium Skeleton and Nocturnal Fortitude. 2 points in Rejuvenated.

Charisma – 1 point in Bodyguard and Tenderizer. 2 points in Magnetic Person and 3 points in Suppressor.

Intelligence – 3 points in First Aid, Power Patcher, and Stabilized.

Agility – 3 points in Action Boy/Girl and 1 point in Adrenaline.

Luck – 3 points in Bloody Mess, Luck of the Draw, and One Gun Army. 2 points in Starched Genes. 

Fisticuffs

Some require on rifles and pistols, others reach for sledgehammers and explosives. The other choice is swinging your fists. It’s incredible how much damage you can do without a weapon, leaving your inventory free for more than weapons and ammo.

Your final build will look something like this:

Strength – 3 points in Martial Artist, Incisor, Iron Fist, and Blocker. 2 points in Barbarian.

Perception – 4 points in Refractor.

Endurance – 5 points in Ironclad, 3 points in Adamantium Skeleton, Lifegiver, and Radicool.

Charisma – 3 points in Suppressor and Tenderizer.

Intelligence – 3 points in Nerd Rage and 2 points in First Aid.

Agility – 3 points in Action Boy/Girl, Dodgy, and Moving Target. 1 point in Dead Man Sprinting and Adrenaline.

Luck – 3 points in Bloody Mess.

All By Yourself

Whether you want to play the game by yourself, camp out far away and take shots or be quiet and sneak up on your target, you’ve got a few options for quiet and solo gameplay.

Sniper

Being patient and taking a shot that matters can be very rewarding. This build allows you to survive out in the wild and not have to rely on people very often. You’ll also be able to handle closer enemies a little bit if you have to.

Your final build will look something like this:

Strength – 3 points in Pack Rat, Shotgunner, and Scattershot.

Perception – 3 points in Rifleman, Expert Rifleman, Master Rifleman, and Tank Killer. 2 points in Sniper.

Endurance – 3 points in Lead Belly and Thirst Quencher. 2 points in Dromedary.

Charisma – 3 points in Lone Wanderer.

Intelligence – 5 points in Gunsmith and 1 point in Licensed Plumber.

Agility – 3 points in Action Boy/Girl and Sneak. 2 points in Covert Operative and 1 point in Born Survivor and Escape Artist.

Luck – 3 points in Good with Salt and 2 points in Starched Genes.

Solo

The solo build is all about being a jack of all trades but a master of none. This allows you to get through most situations without having to rely on anyone else.

While there aren’t as many quests as in Fallout 4 since it’s a different style of game, this is great for PvE lovers. You can handle most weapons well and take care of locked doors and computer terminals.

Your final build will look something like this:

Strength – 3 points in Barbarian and Scattershot. 2 points in Sturdy Frame and 1 point in Shotgunner, Expert Shotgunner, and Master Shotgunner.

Perception – 4 points in Refractor and 3 points in Skeet Shooter. 1 point in Picklock, Master Picklock, and Expert Picklock.

Endurance – 5 points in Ironclad, 3 points in All Night Long, and 1 point in Aquaboy/Aquagirl.

Charisma – 3 points in Lone Wanderer and 1 point in Field Surgeon.

Intelligence – 5 points in Gunsmith, 1 point in Scrapper and Hacker, Expert Hacker, and Master Hacker.

Agility – 3 points in Action Boy/Girl and 2 points in Ammosmith. 

Luck – 3 points in Luck of the Draw and Ricochet.

Stealth

This build is primarily focused on using silent pistols and knives but if you want to use a rifle you can swap out the pistol perks for rifle perks. This Fallout 76 build will let you take advantage of the night and never be seen by your enemies until it’s too late.

Strength – 3 points in Incisor and Martial Artist. 2 points in Gladiator, Expert Gladiator, and Master Gladiator.

Perception – 4 points in Crackshot and 3 points in Night Person. 2 points in Night Eyes.

Endurance – 3 points in Adamantium Skeleton and All Night Long. 2 points in Nocturnal Fortitude and Ironclad.

Charisma – You’re all alone, who needs charisma?

Intelligence – 3 points in Makeshift Warrior.

Agility – 3 points in Ninja and Sneak. 2 points in Mister Sandman, Gunslinger, and Expert Gunslinger. 1 point in Gunrunner, Escape Artist and Lightfooted. 

Luck – The night is all the luck you need.

Off the Beaten Path

These builds don’t just go down one of two different paths, they embrace alternative forms of gameplay or in some instances, let you horde every gun imaginable.

Gunslinger

The VATs system is one of the best parts of the Fallout series. This build will let you take full advantage of the system and shoot at just about any range with most of the guns in the game. Even though Bethesda fixed the Fallout 76 weapon dupe, there is still plenty to get your hands on.

Your final build will look something like this:

Strength – 3 points in Pack Rat and 2 points in Basher.

Perception – 3 points in Concentrated Fire, Crackshot, and Sniper.

Endurance – 5 points in Ironclad and 3 points in both Lifegiver and All Night Long.

Charisma – 3 points in Hard Bargain and 1 point in Suppressor.

Intelligence – 5 points in Gunsmith and 3 points in Weapon Artisan.

Agility – 3 points in Packing Light, Action Boy/Girl, Gunslinger, and Master Gunslinger. 2 points in Ammo Smith and 1 point in Gunrunner. 

Luck – 3 points in Stronger.

Psycho

Why not have fun with one of the more unique aspects of the game? Chems can give your character wonderful perks, but the downside is costly. This build helps reduce the downside and while it isn’t as efficient, hopefully, will see some improvements in an update

Strength – 4 points in Scattershot and 3 points in Traveling Pharmacy. 2 points in Ordinance Express, Shotgunner, Expert Shotgunner, and Master Shotgunner.

Perception – 2 points in Grenadier and 1 point in Green Thumb.

Endurance – 3 points in Solar-Powered and Chem Fiend. 2 points in Chem Resistance and Munchy Resistance. 2 points in Dromedary and 1 point in Hydro Fix.

Charisma – 2 points in Party Boy/Girl, and 2 points in Happy-Go-Lucky.

Intelligence – 5 points in Demolition Expert and 2 points in Chemist.

Agility – 3 points in Secret Agent.

Luck – 3 points in Super Duper and 2 points in Pharma Farma.

Survivalist 

No, this isn’t about building some sort of insane underground bunker, but it is about staying alive. This build will keep you out of trouble and help you stay alive in the harsh wasteland.

Your final build will look something like this:

Strength – 3 points in Blocker.

Perception – 3 points in Butcher’s Bounty and 1 point in Green Thumb and Picklock.

Endurance – 3 points in Lifegiver and All Night Long. 2 points in Natural Resistance, Rad Resistant, Slow Metabolizer, and Dromedary.

Charisma – 3 points in Hard Bargain.

Intelligence – 3 points in First Aid and Pharmacist.

Agility – 3 points in Ninja, Born Survivor, and Home Defense. 2 points in Thru-Hiker and 1 point in Escape Artist and Light-Footed.

Luck – 3 points in Good With Salt and Can Do!. 2 points in Pharma Farma and Class Freak.

Scrapper

There’s a lot out there to break apart and put back together. This build is great for those who love the crafting system and really want to sink their teeth into figuring out all the modifications and looting that can happen in the wasteland.

Strength – 3 points in Traveling Pharmacy, Pack Rat, Ordinance Express, and Strong Back. 2 points in Bandolier. 

Perception – 4 points in Crackshot, 2 points in Butcher’s Bounty and 1 point in Green Thumb.

Endurance – 3 points in Ghoulish, 2 points in Adamantium Skeleton and 1 point in Aqua Boy/Girl.

Charisma – 4 points in Bodyguard and 3 points in Hard Bargain. 2 points in Happy Camper and 1 point in Travel Agent.

Intelligence – 3 points in Gunsmith and 2 points in Exotic Weapons. 1 point in Scrapper and Batteries Included.

Agility – 3 points in Thru-Hiker and Packing Light. 1 point in Light-Footed and Dead Man Sprinting. 

Luck – 1 point in Junk Shield, Can Do!, Pharma Farma, and Scrounger.

Built for Battle

There are so many ways to approach this game. Once you’ve gone through these Fallout 76 builds and found the best one for you, put it to good use and get out there and fight, scrap, and hack to your heart’s content. For more awesome tips for multiplayer games, check out these guides now.

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