Obviously, this is something incredibly important to a Two Handed Melee build, because something a lot of people DON’T know, is that each letter actually gives fantastic silent passive perks, it’s not just about having enough to put in perk cards. With that being said, here’s the layout of the build:
|+80% Melee Damage||+1.2% V.A.T.S. Accuracy||+280 Max Health||+35% XP from Group Quests||+25% Crafted Item Condition||+205 Max Action Points||+105 Looted item max condition|
|+120 Carry Weight||+109 Compass Distance in feet||+35% Reduced Spring AP||+35% Caps from Group Quests||+46% Scrapping Yield||+55 Sneak Rating Bonus||+17 V.A.T.S. Crit gain per attack|
Perk Cards of Choice
Of course, you can swap these around if you deem worthy, or seem to find some aren’t fitting how you play, but for me, this gave me the best plan of attack.
|Slugger||Glow Sight||Radicool||Lone Wanderer||Makeshift Warrior||Action Boy/Girl||Bloody Mess|
|Expert Slugger||Adamantium Skeleton||Tenderizer||Thru-Hiker||Starched Genes|
|Master Slugger||Solar Powered||Adrenaline||Class Freak|
This is really up in the air. When it comes to builds, you need to go out there and find what you can, and use it to the best of your abilities.
Here are the perks I would HIGHLY recommend looking out for in Melee Weapons:
40% Faster Swing Speed
Being Mutated Gives a boost to Damage
Furious Damage (Each hit increases damage consecutively on same target)
Instigating (Deals 50% more damage when enemy is full health)
+50% Limb Damage
Bloodied (Deals greater damage when you’re health is low)
Armor is a really tricky subject because it’s such a randomized system, but the sets you REALLY want to look out for are any sets that either grant +1 to Strength OR are Legendary Unyielding armor. Unyielding armor is fantastic for melee builds due to the straight up S.P.C.I.A.L. buffs you get (minus Endurance). It really is the power house gear, and the more stars you get, the better perks you’ll have.
Food and Buffs
With a Two Handed Melee build, there are definitely a certain specific few items you’ll want to get before running out and murdering everything. Not to say you CAN’T without these items, but they help you one shot EVEN MORE.
Adrenal Reaction: Increased Damage Output at low health. This is GREAT for players with Bloodied Melee weapons that already boost low health damage. Without Class Freak, this comes at a cost of 50 Health.
Twisted Muscles: +25% Melee Damage, and a small chance to cripple your opponent. This is a MUST have for all melee builds. Without Class Freak, this comes at a cost of 50% less gun accuracy
Marsupial: +20 Carry Weight, and you can jump much higher. The carry weight is a HUGE bonus in this game, and the fact that you literally get to hop around swinging massive two handed melee weapons is too good to pass up. Without Class Freak, this comes at the cost of 4 Intelligence
Speed Demon: +20% run and sprint speed, +30% faster reload speed. Now, the reload speed here is kind of a loss, but as a melee build, it seems like you’re never close enough to your enemy’s, so speed demon gives you that edge. Without Class Freak, this comes at a cost of 50% more hunger and thirst while moving.
These are just a few options to go with that I personally recommend that won’t take you five million years to farm and craft. These are quick, easy, and incredibly effective to boost your build to the max
Yao Guai Roast: +25% Food & +15% Melee Damage
Yao Guai Ribs: +15% Food & +10% Melee Damage
Stingwing Filet: +15% Food & +2 Strength
Grilled Radstag: +20% Food & +20 Carry Weight
Glowing Meat Steak: +15% Food & +10% Melee Damage
Once again, really easy to find and make, these are the drinks you want to spam create in order to pop them as often as possible, plus the ingredients don’t weigh you down.
Steeped Fern Flower Tea: +25% Water & +2 Strength
Steeped Thistle Tea & Sweet Mutfruit Teat: +25% Water & +2-% Crit Damage
Everyone’s favorite Fallout meal of the day. Here are the drugs you want to bulk up on, just to always boost your build to the most powerful it can possibly be. Some of these are harder to come by than others, but I’d highly recommend focusing on stocking up heavily if the Two Handed melee build is what you want.
Fury: +25% Damage Resist & Bonuses to Melee Damage at the cost of -3% Food, -3% Water, -5 Perception. This is exceptional damage for all melee builds, and is highly recommended when going up against the bigger enemies. Don’t waste it on the peasants, they’re not worth it.
Psychobuff: +3 Strength, +3 Endurance, & +65 Max Health at the cost of -3% Food, -3%. This is just MORE power to you and your Melee weapons build, and is highly encouraged to hop up on these before MASS killing sprees. These are easier to come by, and definitely boost your build.
Addictol: With the heavy consumption of drugs and alcohol with this build, you’ll really want to stock up on Addictol, just to cure yourself of the nasty negative effects that being addicted can bring.
Strange this isn’t under the drugs section, but I suppose this is a totally different system. Alcohol is very important to strength builds, as it directly buffs that attribute specifically. Here are the best drinks to look out for.
Bourbon: +1 Endurance & +1 Strength at the cost of -1 Intelligence
Rum: +1 Strength & +1 Agility at the cost of -1 Intelligence
Whiskey: +2 Strength at the cost of -1 Intelligence
The Two Handed Melee Build in Fallout 76 is hands down one of the most fun builds if built PROPERLY. You need to focus heavily on swing speed to reduce the time is takes to furious hack away at enemies, as well as knowing WHEN and WHERE you should rotate while fighting enemies. It’s not the easiest build to play outside of power armor, so I’d highly recommend wearing some if you feel like you’re going down quite often, but just remember to continuously look for better and better weapons and armor, THAT’S one of the best keys to unlocking the perfect build.
If you want to check out the build for yourself, or maybe even customize it to your own liking, I would highly recommend checking out NukesDragons “You are SPECIAL” Character Builder, it’s super quick and easy to use.
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