Close combat chars?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Gameplay & Tech' started by Obeisance, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Obeisance

    Obeisance First time out of the vault

    Jan 10, 2009
    Ok, so I've played Fallout 3 through as Evil/Stealth/A3-21 jerk.

    Is it actually possible to play the game through as a close-combat char?

    If yes, could someone link me to some info on what I should be using stat/skill/weapon-wise?

    Any help would be appreciated.


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  2. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Combat Shotgun and VATS+Head?
  3. Obeisance

    Obeisance First time out of the vault

    Jan 10, 2009
    Shooting isn't close combat, it's close-quarters. =p
  4. nemetoad

    nemetoad It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 7, 2008
    Sure it is. Shishkebab is the major weapon of choice.. it'll be harder with super mutants and the like though, so you probably would want to go with something like a super sledge with them.

    Flamethrowers would be the biggest problem. Enjoy the fire ants.
  5. pk1

    pk1 First time out of the vault

    Jan 4, 2009
    It's always possible to do a close combat char, but it's easier to have a balanced char.
  6. freepower

    freepower First time out of the vault

    Sep 11, 2006
    I played through last time as pure unarmed on very hard. Totally doable and deeply entertaining.
  7. wexer9

    wexer9 First time out of the vault

    Jul 17, 2009
    I find the Auto Axe from The Pitt DLC to be an extremely powerful melee weapon. It pretty much killed any Pitt Raider in half a second.

    If you're doing a melee/unarmed run, what do you about enemies that you can't actually reach? Run past them?