Fallout 76 Character Builds

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By nulldesu · November 6, 2018.

The Build Guide [ – The Big Nerf]

1.) Introduction
Hello, welcome to my build guide! That featured build you see up there is an example build for a heavy weapons user in power armor; Revenant can be swapped out during solo play (probably for Rejuvenated), likewise Lone Wanderer can be swapped out for team perks. This post will be a bit different from most other builds featured on this site, instead of focusing on a single build I will be analyzing how I feel character optimization should be approached as a whole in Fallout 76. …

67 posts, last by TheKman on May 21, 2020.

By musclemary · March 26, 2020.

Lady Death: A solo sniper build guide.

Hello everyone! I’ll try to keep this guide as concise as possible. I decided to make a new character in the stealth sniper role. The leveling process is very quick and easy, utilizing the abundance of Hunting Rifles in the early levels and maximizing their power. Smooth transition into high-level content with Lever or Handmade rifles capable of one-shotting most enemies. Overall, very fun to play and lots of RPG flavor to work with.
I’ve decided going al…

55 posts, last by Masterzombie on August 19, 2020.

By targetrein2 · November 6, 2018.

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid! A Critical Rifle Guide

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid! A Critical Rifle Guide

Uh uh. I know what you’re thinking. “Did he fire five shots or only four?” Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .308 hunting rifle, the most powerful rifle in the low level wasteland and would blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?

Build Idea – In a Nutshell…
Full disclosure – I built this character guide for a frien…

19 posts, last by nulldesu on December 26, 2018.

By KingofPSU · December 28, 2018.

Dangerous Solo Full Damage Two Handed Melee Build – One Shot Everything

Dangerous Solo Full Damage Two Handed Melee Build – One Shot Everything


Hey. Here is my Solo Full Damage Two Handed Melee Build. It’s a pretty simple Build I’ve put together through the game until now. This is made for Solo player and the use of Two Handed Melee weapons only (Super Sledge, Fire Axe, Grognak Axe). The Build is played with Power Armor and mainly thought to maximize damage at all cost (kind of) but it is quite tanky as well due to his High Risk High Reward nature. You gonna need to ideally stay within the range of 5% to 30% H…

33 posts, last by alexyin2 on July 17, 2020.

By Salvation78 · November 4, 2018.

Efficient Team Melee guide

Mutation guide: https://www.falloutbuilds.com/t/mutation-guide/
Changes: I’ve re-evaluated intelligence and now believe that we need at least 3 this gives us access to the double repair on weapons and armor. This actually improves our damage since over-repaired items deal more damage. For the most part we cab have makeshift warrior on to save our weapon durability, but I think I want to have the ability to go for a heavy melee damage option involving radicool, nerd rage, and unyielding ar…

22 posts, last by Injekt on December 1, 2018.

By BrotatoChip · November 13, 2018.

Shotgun / Grenadier / Self-sufficiency Build

Shotgun / Grenadier / Self-sufficiency Build
Hey all,
After many hours of playing in the FO76 B.E.T.A., this is a build that came to mind that I would like to try out on one of my characters.  I love shotguns, but I also love explosives…WHY NOT BOTH!  For sake of layout and ease of reading, I will share my thoughts in progressive order from left to right through all perk cards in the S.P.E.C.I.A.L.
Shotgunner, Expert Shotgunner, Master Shotgunner, all LVL 3:

I think this is pre…

11 posts, last by Waltthecat on May 5, 2019.

By paowee · November 8, 2018.

Last Man/Woman Standing, A Super Mutant Tank Guide (No Power Armor, PvE)


This build uses Serendipity & Nerd Rage to give you a significant buff when at low HP. Coupled with all the damage resist and damage reduction perks you get it makes you a super tank when your health drops below a certain percentage, making you the Last Man/Last Woman in every moshpit!

Blocker makes all melee attacks do 45% less damage to you
Suppressor gives a huge damage reduction that works well against slow hard hitting mobsattack
Passive 20% less damage taken …

3 posts, last by Lajens on July 28, 2019.

By Yorm · May 12, 2020.

No VATS power armor heavy gunner

No VATS power armor heavy gunner

Screenshot by LunarZer0
1. Introduction
The build was designed to endure a lot and heal back quickly, while fully utilizing heavy weaponry.
Permanent power armor. You need it for the key heavy gun perk, and extra passive damage reduction helps.
No VATS. I’ve managed to drain a full fusion core in under 5 minutes while using VATS in power armor, and some people just don’t like it to begin with, so why not ignore VATS completely.
No stealth.
If you want a different approach, I highly …

12 posts, last by HellfiresTruth on September 17, 2020.

By Rankypriest · November 9, 2018.

Grouped, 2h Melee tank, no power armor with level guide to perks

About the build: I wanted to build something that takes some account into level with it as I went along. I don’t want to get to level 50 and realize i need 20 perk cards and have to make it to 70 before I finish. I also wanted to know roughly how tanky I could be by the time I finished. I put together a google doc with calculations to determine DR/ER at all levels depending on traits taken. I missed a few traits as I didn’t use them. I am willing to share it in view only to allow pe…

7 posts, last by AmatoryMD on April 30, 2020.

By Megabiter · November 2, 2018.

The Unstoppable Force – A Detailed Guide

The Unstoppable Force – A Detailed Guide

The Unstoppable Force – A Detailed Guide

Hello fellow Vault Dwellers! Do you like big guns? How about power armor? If you want to wield the greatest destructive force in all the wastelands, then grab your pip-boy and put on your big boy pants, we’re about to get serious!


** Update in Process **


Unlike previous version of Fallout, we are now able to change out perk cards on the fly! So before you flame me for not including various perk cards in the stated bui…

39 posts, last by KAPER on December 13, 2018.

By nulldesu · December 4, 2018.

I Call Shotgun (Optimal PvE/PvP Build) [ – Big Two-Shot Explosive Nerf]

I used to be of the opinion that explosive shotgun builds were the best combat build in Fallout 76, but lately I feel that many other weapons can compete just fine (as long as they’re bloodied/junkie’s/furious explosives…). Still, shotguns are an incredibly powerful weapon and I feel this build can bring out their greatest potential. I’ll go through each perk choice and explain my reasoning before going on to equipment, and by the way.. thanks for reading~

23 posts, last by chisato on March 24, 2019.

By Obi89 · November 12, 2018.

Mobile smg medic

This is a highly mobile medic build that utilizes high agility and charisma to fly around the battlefield and keep teammates up while offering some support.

Blocker is big for pvp as it greatly reduces melee damage. You may want to replace it with a carrying perk while out exploring.
Perception: 3
Crack shot helps with the run and gun style that this build utilizes. Refractor just offers some extra energy resistance. Grenadier is also a great perk if you like to utilize explosives m…

6 posts, last by Kelbaro on March 12, 2019.

By Flakpuppy · November 12, 2018.

Lone Wanderer (with level-by-level build plan)

To My Fellow Dwellers,
After playing nearly every hour of the PC BETA, and much time in reflection, I have put together a build that I feel will serve me well as a predominantly solo player. I looked over a lot of the other character builds on various websites and they all seemed to lack sufficient versatility for my play style or neglected access to key parts of the game by trading off Intelligence for heavier-hitting options. Additionally, while it is great to throw out a bunch of random Stat…

26 posts, last by TheKman on May 21, 2020.

By HowZany · November 6, 2018.

Widowmaker in Fallout 76 (A solo sniper PvP build)

I made a Tracer build here: https://www.falloutbuilds.com/builds/tracer/#newTopic
If you want to be a Soldier 76 instead, go here for my Soldier 76 Guide: https://www.falloutbuilds.com/builds/soldier-76/#newTopic
If you want to be Reinhardt and run around with a super sledgehammer (melee) and Power Armor then look at my Reinhardt guide: https://www.falloutbuilds.com/builds/reinhardt/#newTopic
If your teammates want you to be their Mercy main: https://www.falloutbuilds.com/builds/mercy/#newTopic…

Created on November 6, 2018.

By JTWARCRIME · June 21, 2020.

JT_Warcrime’s Ammosmith Build w/tips on pricing and where to find materials.

JT Warcrime’s Ammosmith Build
The Build (An Explanation):
This build is strictly to make you money by crafting and selling ammunition in your vending machines and explosives to sell to NPC vendors. It’ll also help keep you alive while scavenging for what you need without having to rely on much endurance or power armor. Selling ammunition is an easy way to make caps, as there are A LOT of players that want nothing to do with crafting and choose to buy their ammo.
It concentrates on c…

4 posts, last by JTWARCRIME on September 19, 2020.

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