Favorite Builds

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Scramjet, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Scramjet

    Scramjet First time out of the vault

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    Sep 14, 2013
    So I've been playing through Fallout 2 again, trying some new builds and it made me curious as to see what some of your guy's favorite builds are. It could be one you find useful, entertaining, or even one you find creative.

    One of my personal favorites is a James Bond style build. High Luck, Charisma, and Agility with Small Guns, Stealth, and Speech Tagged. What about you?
     
  2. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    I try to pride myself on character variety, but I do favor one build more often than most. Grandiloquent bore that I am, I've come to think of it over the years as "itinerant seeker" or "scribe of the aftermath." Intelligence, Charisma, and Luck are the high stats, with two scraping the ceiling and one trailing slightly behind. Most of the others are at least above-average thanks to Endurance and Strength getting completely shafted-- neither is ever above 4, with END never above 2 or 3. Small Frame and Good Natured are favorite traits, and I usually tag Speech, Sneak, and Doctor, Repair, or Outdoorsman.
     
  3. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    1) Luck 10 + Jinxed. It's fantastic. You get the most critical sucesses available (with natural stats) while everyone around you is hurting themselves, losing turns and having their guns explode. Jinxed is an extremely under-rated Trait.

    2) Bloody Mess on a melee character, you gotta play as that at least once. Blowing out torsos with fists every kill? Yes please.

    3) Fast Shot + Finesse. Shoot more, get more criticals. Cool.

    4) Gifted + anything else. It's pretty much cheating (okay definitely cheating) but it's still good fun.

    5) INT 10 + Small Guns tag skill, and put every skill point into Small Guns and nothing else until it's maxxed. (Or at least 200%)

    6) Awareness, Better Criticals, Slayer or/and Sniper.

    7) Slutty characters (Sexpert, Gigolo, Porn Star, Sex Appeal, etc)


    Not a build I know, but just various things that are fun.
     
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  4. Scramjet

    Scramjet First time out of the vault

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    Sep 14, 2013
    Those all sound like great fun. Might have to try them ALL out.
     
  5. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    lol have fun. I think this is going to be a very interesting thread. On the INT10/SmallGuns one, I don't know how long it'd take in Fallout 2, but in Fallout you can get your Small Guns skill to almost 200% by level 4 :D

    A common build is easy to be found on a web search, usually tags Small Guns (or Energy Weapons) / Speech / Lockpick, and for Traits choose Gifted and anything else, and for stats focus on 9 or 10 Agility, high Intelligence, high Perception, 9 or 10 Luck, at least 5 or 6 Strength.
     
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  6. Ghoster

    Ghoster First time out of the vault

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    Nov 25, 2009
    Bruiser + Small Frame
    S: 10
    P: 10
    E: 1
    C: 1
    I: 10
    A: 10
    L: 1
    Skills: Sneak and Melee weapon, max them out;
    Perks: Silent Running, Silent Death and Slayer;

    You pretty much can hide from enemies standing just next to them and you kill everyone with one hit of a knife, a ninja.

    Also 10 Luck + Jinxed is amazing as Sduibek already said.
     
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  7. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Choose Gifted and Finesse, tag Small Guns and Speech, start Agility at 8 and with a high Charisma. If you're up for an easy game :)
     
  8. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Ghoster: Oh wow, I've never seen a build like that. I may need to try it out. Do you use that in FO1 or 2 or both?
     
  9. Ghoster

    Ghoster First time out of the vault

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    Nov 25, 2009
    Mostly in F1 since I find this one much more interesting than F2, but it works in F2 as well, probably even better.
     
  10. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Cool.

    Question, why do you take the -2AP hit from Bruiser and 1 Luck, and how do you fit them into the playing style without it killing you?

    Since you're going melee and have 1 Luck anyway (meaning less criticals), you might as well take Heavy-Handed instead: +4 Melee Damage is a lot at the beginning which should help keep you going until you get the good Perks.
     
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  11. Prosatanos

    Prosatanos It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 25, 2011
    Traits : Gifted / Bloody Mess
    S: 6
    P: 8
    E: 6
    C: 5
    I: 8
    A: 8
    L: 6
    Skills : Speech/Lockpicks/Big Guns
     
  12. Ghoster

    Ghoster First time out of the vault

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    Nov 25, 2009
    Well, you could also get "Gifted" trait, which would be definitely much effective; that's just way I play it. Also 1 Luck isn't that much of an issue, when you'll get Slayer perk you'll have critics only anyways.
     
  13. LLHarc

    LLHarc First time out of the vault

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    Dec 14, 2013
    I use a build based off a US Army chemical corps officer in FO3.

    •small arms
    •science
    •explosives
    •unarmed
    Those are my main specialties
     
  14. Scramjet

    Scramjet First time out of the vault

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    Sep 14, 2013
    Sounds Great.
     
  15. Eumesmopo

    Eumesmopo Learned to love the bomb

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    Dec 6, 2012
    Traits:

    Gifted
    Heavy Handed

    SPECIAL:

    Strength -- 10
    Perception -- 2
    Endurance -- 10
    Charisma -- 2
    Intelligence -- 3
    Agility -- 10
    Luck -- 10

    Tag Skills:

    Unarmed
    Melee Weapons
    Sneak

    Perks:

    Bonus HtH damage 2x
    Bonus HtH attacks
    Toughness
    Action Boy 2x
    Slayer

    Ultimate dumb muscle...
     
  16. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    @Eumesmopo That sounds fantastic. Does Perception really not matter for Unarmed & Melee? That's crazy...