Fallout 4 Build – The Builder

The Builder

If you’re the type to collect everything and hoard tonnes of junk then look no further, this is the build for you! This build lets you gather materials and make anything your creative mind can muster. With this build, the world is quite literally what you make it!

As the builder you can take full advantage of settlements, power armor and heavy hitting melee Weapons. Collect all the scrap you can find and beef up your arsenal. Be sure to build a factory at your favourite settlement to give you plenty of caps and equipment.

Backstory:

The builder grew up with a fascination for taking things apart and putting them back in new and strange ways, you could call him a bit of an eccentric. He took up a job as a mechanic before being enlisted in the military as an engineer. His time in the US army shaped the builder into a true beast of a man, capable of hauling heavy tyres and equipment all across the battlefield to get them where they were needed. Once he’d finished his time in the army, he went back to his old mechanic’s job and one day he happened to be working on the car of a lawyer named Nora, the two got to talking and it became obvious the two liked each other a lot. Eventually they got married and had a child, it was right before the engineer was called to a veterans meeting that the bombs fell and his family were rushed into Vault 111.

S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Stats:

(Early Game)

  • Strength: 10
  • Perception: 1
  • Endurance: 6
  • Charisma: 1
  • Intelligence: 8
  • Agility: 1
  • Luck: 1

You’re SPECIAL: Intelligence

(End Game)

  • Strength: 11
  • Perception: 2
  • Endurance: 11
  • Charisma: 2
  • Intelligence: 10
  • Agility: 2
  • Luck: 2

Perk Breakdown: 

Levels 1-50:

  1. Scrapper I
  2. Big Leagues I
  3. Blacksmith I
  4. Armorer I
  5. Gun Nut I
  6. Science! I
  7. Big Leagues II
  8. Rooted I
  9. Toughness I
  10. Toughness II
  11. Strong Back I
  12. Strong Back II
  13. Armorer II
  14. Gun Nut II
  15. Big Leagues III
  16. Blacksmith II
  17. Science! II
  18. Toughness III
  19. Robotics Expert I
  20. Strong Back III
  21. Robotics Expert II
  22. Rooted II
  23. Scrapper II
  24. *Save Perk Point*
  25. Gun Nut III & Armorer III
  26. Adamantium Skeleton I
  27. Big Leagues IV
  28. Science! III
  29. Blacksmith III
  30. Strong Back IV
  31. Toughness IV
  32. Adamantium Skeleton II
  33. Endurance+1 (7)
  34. Adamantium Skeleton III
  35. Endurance+1 (8)
  36. Pain Train I
  37. Pain Train II
  38. Endurance+1 (9)
  39. Armorer IV
  40. Strong Back V
  41. Science! IV
  42. Big Leagues V
  43. Rooted III
  44. Gun Nut IV
  45. Scrapper III
  46. Robotic Expert III
  47. Toughness V
  48. Endurance+1 (10)
  49. Solar Powered I
  50. Pain Train III

Suggested Weapons: 

(Early Game – Levels 1-20)

Pipe Wrench/Tire Iron (Big Jim)

(Mid Game – Levels 21-40)

Big Jim/ Sledgehammer

(End Game – Level 41+)

Super Sledge

Suggested Armor: 

(Early Game)

Utility Coveralls, Welding Goggles

(Mid Game)

Gage’s Armor, Mining Helmet (Yellow), Welding Goggles

(End Game)

Robot Armor, Welding Helmet

You can and should make use of power armor for this build, after level 50 you can use T-60 with a protocoled torso to combine with the Nerd Rage! perk to output some serious damage when at low health. You can also combine Photovoltaic Coating with the Solar Powered perk to take full advantage of the sunlight!

Companions: 

Codsworth upgraded into either a Sentry bot or Assaultron

Key Quests/To-Do List:

  • Collect all the Grognak the Barbarian Magazines
  • Find all Power Armor Paint Job Magazines
  • Follow The Brotherhood of Steel Questline to finish the main story.
  • Finish Far Harbour helping Arcadia.
  • Finish Automaton and upgrade Codsworth.
  • Finish Nuka-World and Kill all the Raiders.

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