Which Level 50 Perk Is Best

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by DwayneGAnd, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2016
    At level 50 you have a choice between:

    Thought You Died: Increased damage and health.
    Just Lucky I'm Alive: Increased critical hit damage. Increased luck when finishing a battle with low health.
    Ain't Like That Now: Increased Attack Speed and AP regeneration speed.

    Which is the best choice overall? What builds would benefit the most from one of the three?
  2. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Valde

    Jul 14, 2017
    Thought You Died: Melee builds
    Just Lucky I'm Alive: Critical builds
    Ain't Like That Now: Sniper-automatic guns builds.

    I go all the time with JLIA because I love critical builds.
  3. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2016
    According to the Fallout wikia, Ain't Like That Now does not affect automatic weapons.
  4. Pwener

    Pwener FEV is the equivalent of a chest x-ray.

    Aug 15, 2017
    I honestly would go with "Thought You Died" every single time. That 100 hp is amazing. The other two are "meh" next to that in my opinion.
  5. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    How about you find out for yourself since you should have made a character or two by now, and judged the perks based on that character rather than constantly making threads where you ask about builds?

    Or make a general build thread and post questions there instead of constantly making threads for questions? Like this one of yours that TorontRayne merged to handle your threads: http://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/need-feedback-on-these-build-ideas.213450/

    As for me, I'd go for JLIA. The crit boost goes well with high Luck and Sneak focused characters.
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  6. Zerginfestor

    Zerginfestor dear god, the scrapping

    Apr 18, 2015
    I personally think The "Just Lucky I'm Alive" Perk is the best one out of the batch, it's got a 50% Increase in Critical Damage, and with Better Criticals, you get a x2.25 bonus to crit damage, which is absolutely insane. Thought You Died is for explosive builds, hands down, or Heavy-Handed Builds.
  7. Bubba Zanetti

    Bubba Zanetti I know what I'm doing

    Oct 6, 2015
    JLIA is my go-to since it compliments my favorite build--high sneak, luck, and criticals.

    Stacks with Better Criticals, another favorite, for killer damage.
  8. Joshua Graham

    Joshua Graham War Chief.

    Aug 20, 2017
    Definitely Just Lucky I'm Alive.
  9. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2016
    So basically:

    Thought You Died: Heavy Handed or Demolitionists
    Just Lucky I'm Alive: Critical Damage Builds

    But what about Ain't Like That Now? What kind of builds would benefit most from it?
  10. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2016
    I've done some research and come to the following conclusions:

    Ain't Like That Now: V.A.T.S builds due to increased AP regeneation rate.
    Just Lucky I'm Alive: Critical or stealth builds due to increased critical damage.
    Thought You Died: Builds that do not depend on critical hits and focus more on high damge. This includes the usage of weapons that either have a very low critical chance, deal little critical damage, or cannot deal critical hits. Rapid fire weapons, heavy handed, shotguns, and explosives are examples.
  11. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2016
    Hey I just had a recent thought. I've been looking up online on the Fallout vault wikia page, and discovered that rapid fire weapons are affected by Ain't Like That Now. So I'm wondering if it would be the superior choice of perk over Thought You Died for weapons such as miniguns, machine guns, shotguns, and automatic striking melee weapons.

    Also, exactly what defines a critical build? Is it a build that criticals with every shot? Exactly how high must your critical chance be in order to be a critical build? If your critical chance isn't high enough, would Ain't Like That Now be better?
  12. limerick

    limerick The Wisest Human, The Greatest Thinker

    Dec 31, 2017
    a true intellectual choose none of the level 50 perks