The Perfect Fallout 4 Builds

Unlike Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Fallout 4 took a different approach to its leveling-up system. Because of this, there is no Perfect Fallout 4 Build. Instead of increasing individual skills to level up and then using those skills to acquire perks. You receive a point for every level up, which can be used to either pick a perk or use that point to increase your SPECIAL attributes.

Another difference is that there is a very high level cap, to the point where you can acquire max SPECIAL and all perks if you persevere. So instead of maximizing skills and specials, I’m going to show a few builds that can get you through the main quest regardless of who you choose to side with.

If there are any missing levels in the perk list, you can choose whatever perk or attribute you want to progress your build. Eventually, all these builds will get to a point where every perk and attribute is at maximum level.

Mr/Ms Suave

Want to be able to talk your way out of anything? Is fighting not your forté? Well, look no further at this Fallout 4 Perfect Build.

AttributePoints
Strength6
Perception2
Endurance2
Charisma10
Intelligence1
Agility2
Luck5

We’ve maxed out charisma to make sure you can pass almost any speech check. Dump as many points as you can spare into Luck, we can then pick up the Mysterious Stranger perk which will become a helping hand during battles you can’t talk your way out of.

Perk List

LevelPerkPerk Level
2Lady Killer / Black Widow1
3Animal Friend1
4Wasteland Whisperer1
5Intimidation1
6Local Leader1
7Cap Collector1
8Lady Killer / Black Widow2
9Mysterious Stranger1
10Strong Back1
11Pickpocket1
12Animal Friend2
13Toughness1
14Local Leader2
15Toughness2
16idiot Savant1
17Strong Back2
18Pickpocket2
19Pickpocket3
20Cap Collector2
21Wasteland Whisperer2
22Lady Killer / Black Widow3
23Intimidation2
24Mysterious Stranger2
25Strong Back3
26idiot Savant2
28Animal Friend3
30Strong Back4
31Pickpocket4
34Idiot Savant3
41Cap Collector3
42Mysterious Stranger3
49Wasteland Whisperer3
50Intimidation3
51Mysterious Stranger4*

4*: Requires Nuka-World DLC

Companion

Since you won’t have access to hacking or lockpicking until higher levels, you will need a companion who can fill in for you. You have a choice between Cait or Nick Valentine. Cait has access to lockpicking, while Nick has hacking abilities. Being a charismatic character, I would tend to go toward Nick Valentine, especially if you enjoy roleplaying as a Private Investigator.

Equipment

Perfect Fallout 4 Build - Smooth

If you want to roleplay as a PI, you will need to get the yellow trench coat and a fedora hat to compliment the outfit. This outfit can be found at the Vault-Tec rep located at the Hotel Rexford in Goodneighbor.

Gunner

If talking isn’t your thing. This Gunner build may be more up your street. The aim of this build is to maximise your damage output via guns, while still being able to take a few punches. 

AttributeGunner
Strength4
Perception6
Endurance2
Charisma2
Intelligence4
Agility6
Luck4

Perk List

LevelPerksPerk Level
2Science!1
3Lady Killer / Black Widow1
4Gunslinger1
5Rifleman1
6Intelligence7
7Gunslinger2
8Intelligence8
9Rifleman2
10Intelligence9
11Nuclear Physicist1
12Commando1
13Commando2
14Nuclear Physicist2
15Gunslinger3
16Agility7
17Science!2
18Rifleman3
19Agility8
20Quick Hands1
21Commando3
26Nuclear Physicist3
27Gunslinger4
28Science!3
29Quick Hands2
31Rifleman4
35Commando4
41Science!4
42Gunslinger5
46Rifleman5
49Commando5

Companion

For the Gunner there isn’t an ideal companion, having either Valentine or Cait will mean you can focus on other skills rather than hacking or lockpicking. For roleplaying purposes Deacon, Cait or Codsworth would be the best choices since they will complement your bad deeds.

Equipment

Fallout 4 - Gunner in military fatigues

For equipment, you want to focus more on guns that can either be ballistic, energy weapons, or even rocket launchers.  For clothing, you want military fatigues, and then you build your armor pieces around them. High-level Gunners use more plasma weapons than any other group, so once you’ve found your first plasma pistol, move on to plasma-based weapons.

Barbarian

In the final Fallout 4 Build, the barbarian is a very dumb melee weapon monster. Preferring to focus on smacking its enemies without any finesse. Expect to receive almost as much damage as you deal. And don’t bother sneaking, the barbarian just wants to hit some stuff.

Perk List

LevelPerksPerk Level
2Iron Fist1
3Big Leagues1
4Blacksmith1
5Pain Train1
6Toughness1
7Life Giver1
8Solar Powered1
9Big Leagues2
10Iron Fist2
11Toughness2
12Life Giver2
15Big Leagues3
16Blacksmith2
18Iron Fist3
19Toughness3
20Life Giver3
24Pain Train2
27Big Leagues4
28Solar Powered2
29Blacksmith3
31Iron Fist4
32Toughness4
42Big Leagues5
46Iron Fist5
47Toughness5
50Pain Train3
51Solar Powered3

Companion

What’s better than one barbarian? Two barbarians. Strong would be the obvious choice since he is a Super Mutant after all. Next is X6-88 arm it with melee weapons and enjoy running into a rampage with them. 

Equipment

Fallout 4 Perfect Builds Creepy.jpg

Using the blacksmith perk you can make your armour stronger, so finding armour with the highest resistances is your priority, especially if it doesn’t look pretty. The weapon you need is the Super Sledge. It’s one of the highest damaging weapons available and looks perfect in the hands of a barbarian.

The Perfect Fallout 4 Build

These builds should give you a variety of options to pick for your next Fallout 4 character. All without having to be sneaky to get maximum damage. If you have any other builds please reply to the tweet below and I can add it to the list of builds.

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