The vast wasteland of Appalachia is a dangerous place, so having a team to watch your back is a good idea. However, not all former Vault-dwellers are built the same, and due to the perk card system, you’ll be able to switch up your survivor’s strengths on the fly.
This will let you change your role in your party drastically as long as you have the right perk cards, allowing for a myriad of combinations as you find a specialization that benefits the group on your trek across West Virginia. If you are looking for a good starting point, we’ve got some awesome builds for you to try out if you are looking to be a team player.
Best Fallout 76 Character Builds for Multiplayer You Need to Try
The Frontliner (Gladiator/Slugger/Iron Fist + Bodyguard + Makeshift Warrior)
With this build, you’ll be the frontline tank in Fallout 76 while also dishing out a ton of melee damage with your weapon of choice. Gladiator is for one-handed weapons, Slugger is for two-handed, and Iron Fist is for your good old fisticuffs or knuckle weapons.
Meanwhile, Bodyguard will give you the damage resistance necessary while you’re up close and personal, adding damage and energy resistance for each ally on your team. Finally, Makeshift Warrior will let you craft higher level melee weapons while decreasing the rate at which they degrade, letting you whack more things before your weapons need repairs.
Some extra perk cards in Fallout 76 that can help are Junk Shield, which will give you more damage resistance while you have junk in your inventory, or Luck of the Draw, which can increase your weapon’s condition with each hit. And trust me, you’ll be hitting things a LOT.