Fallout 76 Legendary Armor and Weapon Effects

Legendary Effects

For those of you just entering the “Legendary” lifestyle, you will begin to notice that THESE items have stars beside their names, rather than your bland old LAME previous items. What exactly are these? Well, each Legendary item is obtained through killing a LEGENDARY (go figure) enemy, giving you a possible 1-3 legendary effects on that item. Today, we’ll be going through all the Fallout Legendary Weapon Effects.

Legendary Effects are EVERYTHING in Fallout 76, ranging from damage, resistances, flat stat bonuses and more. Currently, the maximum amount of effects you can have on a single item is 3 stars, (which means effects), and they can range from being incredibly helpful to flatout garbage.

With all that being said, with these THREE effects, each Fallout Legendary Weapon Effect has different traits and modifiers that add to your build: A Main effect, a Minor Effect, and a Major Effect.

A 1-Star Legendary item will contain a Main Effect

A 2-Star Legendary will contain a Main Effect and a Major Effect

A 3-Star Legendary will contain a Main Effect, a Major Effect, and a Minor Effect.

Now the REAL Question is: What ARE those possible effects? Well, here ya go.

Main Effects

Effect Name:Legendary Effect:Found on Weapon Type:
Anti-ArmorIgnores 50% Of your Target’s ArmorAll
Anti-ScorchedDeals 25% More damage against Scorched, but is 20% less effect against everything elseAll
Assassin’s+10% Damage to PlayersAll
Berserker’sDeal more damage the lower your Damage Resistance. +50% Damage while at 0 Damage ResistanceAll
DoubleDouble Ammo CapacityRanged Weapons
Executioner’s50% more damage when your target is below 40% HealthAll
Exterminator’sDoes 30% more damage against Mirelurks and BugsAll
FuriousDamage increased after each consecutive hit on same targetAll
Ghoul Slayer’sDoes 30% more damage against GhoulsAll
Hunter’sDoes 30% more damage against animalsAll
InstigatingDoes Double damage if target is at full healthAll
Junkie’sDeal more damage the more chem withdrawals you haveAll
Medic’sV.A.T.S. crits heal you and your groupAll
Mutant’sDamage increased by 10% if you are mutatedAll
Mutant Slayer’sDoes 30% more damage to Super MutantsAll
NocturnalDoes increased amounts of damage during the night, but lessened damage during the dayAll
QuadQuadruple Ammo CapacityRanged weapons besides explosive or black powder weapons
Stalker’sIf not in combat, +100% V.A.T.S. accuracy at +50 AP Cost.All
Suppressor’sReduce your target’s damage output by 20%All
Troubleshooter’sDoes 30% more damage to robotsAll
Two ShotShoots and additional projectile at 25% base effectRanged weapons except for explosive
Vampire’sGain brief health regeneration when hitting an enemyAll
Zealot’sDoes 30% more damage against ScorchedAll

Major Effects

Legendary Effect:Effect found on Weapon:
50% limb damage All Weapons
25% Increased Fire rateRanged Weapons
V.A.T.S. Critical shots do +50% DamageRanged Weapons
10% Increased damaged while aimingRanged Weapons
Bullets Explode for an AOE Damage at 20% Base EffectRanged Weapons
+33% V.A.T.S. Hit ChanceRanged Weapons
Bashing Damage increased by 40%Ranged Weapons
Reflect 50% of damage whiole BlockingMelee Weapons
40% more power attack damageMelee Weapons
40% increased Swing SpeedMelee Weapons

Minor Effects

Legendary Effect:Effect Found on Weapon:
+1 AgilityAll Weapons
90% Reduced WeightAll Weapons
+1 StrengthMelee Weapons
+1 EnduranceMelee Weapons
Take 15% less damage while blockingMelee Weapons
Take 40% Less damage while power attackingMelee Weapons
25% Less V.A.T.S. action point costRanged Weapons
15% Faster Reload speedRanged Weapons
+1 PerceptionRanged Weapons
50 Damage Resistance while reloadingRanged Weapons
250 Damage resistance While Reloading Ranged Weapons
Move Faster while Aiming Ranged Weapons
Your V.A.T.S. Critical meter fills 15% Faster Ranged Weapons

Legendary Armor Effects:

Just as there are Fallout Legendary Weapon Effects, there are also Legendary Armor Effects. If you wish to find out more about Legendary Armor Effects, Click on the Image BELOW:

Fallout 76 Legendary Armor and Weapons Effects