Wasteland 3 Best Builds Guide

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Creating characters in Wasteland 3 is now incredibly fun due to a wide variety of skills, quirks, and perks. The icing on the cake is the attribute distribution, which allows for that last little tweak.

This guide will provide you with some of the best builds for Wasteland 3 that will suit any type of playstyle, from tactical shooting and explosive destruction to brutal brawling. There is an optimal build for your characters.



Sniper build

A sniper needs pinpoint accuracy and high critical damage, just like anyone who has enjoyed the thrill of their high-range combat genre. This release serves to meet those goals and more.

Goat Killer is the best background for this type of build due to its 5% bonus to critical strike chance.

Attributes

Attribute Points
Coordination 2
Luck 1
Awareness dix
Strength 1
Speed 1
Intelligence 5
Charisma 1

Best Skills

  • Sniper Rifles โ€“ Increases hit chance of sniper rifles by up to 30%.
  • Sneaky Shit โ€“ Increases reception by up to 10% and initiative by up to 40%.

Best Quirk

  • Death Wish โ€“ Gain up to 3 extra AP.

Best Benefits

  • Focus โ€“ Increases chance to hit by 10%.
  • Lights Out โ€“ Increases stealth attack damage by 200%.

Assault Rifle Build

Players who want to deal an absurd amount of damage while staying relatively safe should consider an Assault Rifle build with effective healing and status resistance skills.



Choose the Stoner bottom for this build to increase all status effect resistances by 10%.

Attributes

Attribute Points
Coordination 6
Luck 3
Awareness 3
Strength 3
Speed 2
Intelligence 2
Charisma 2

Best Skills

  • Automatic Weapons โ€“ Increases Assault Rifle hit chance by 30%.
  • First Aid โ€“ Increases the effectiveness of healing items by 30%.

Best Quirk

  • Doomsday Prepper โ€“ Increases status effect resistance by 35%.

Best Benefits

  • Double Tap โ€“ The second hit is always a critical hit.
  • Trigger Happy โ€“ Gives 3 extra AP for a dead enemy once per turn.

Brawler build

Brawlers can be deadly with the right combination of attributes and skills.


This build relies heavily on attack speed and critical hit combos. The best background in this case would be Sex Machine, as it increases combat speed by 0,2 points.


Attributes

Attribute Points
Coordination 8
Luck 1
Awareness 1
Strength 2
Speed 2
Intelligence 4
Charisma 3

Best Skills

  • Brawl โ€“ Increases combat speed and chance to hit Brawl weapons by 30%.
  • Leadership โ€“ Allows you to install weapon mods.

Best Quirk

  • Circus Freak โ€“ Increases combat speed and critical resistance by 25%.

Best Benefits

  • Deadly Combo โ€“ Doubles the critical strike chance of the brawling combo.
  • Flurry of Blows โ€“ All brawl attacks cost -1 AP.

Healer / Medic Build

Healers or Medics are essential teammates who will heal and revive allies when needed.

This build relies heavily on gradually increasing healing and strengthening abilities, which requires the Bookworm background which gives a 5% experience bonus.

Attributes

Attribute Points
Coordination 2
Luck 1
Awareness 2
Strength 2
Speed 2
Intelligence 2
Charisma dix

Best Skills

  • First Aid โ€“ Grants 100% healing when reviving allies.
  • Leadership โ€“ Increases field stripping by 100%.

Best Quirk

  • Poindexter โ€“ Increases bonus skill by 1 every two levels.

Best Benefits

  • Physiotherapy โ€“ Increases chance to buff allies when revived.
  • Overhealing โ€“ Increases Consitution by 25% with each heal for 3 turns.

Construction of heavy weapons

Here you can use a combo of a heavy machine gun and explosives for extremely hot action.

Choose the Explodomaniac background, as it increases your damage by 15%.

Attributes

Attribute Points
Coordination 4
Luck 1
Awareness 6
Strength 6
Speed 2
Intelligence 1
Charisma 1

Best Skills

  • Big Guns โ€“ Increases chance to hit Heavy Machine Guns by 30%.
  • Explosives โ€“ Increases explosive damage by 50%.

Best Quirk

  • Pyromaniac โ€“ Increases fire and explosion damage by 25%.

Best Benefits

  • Wide Spread โ€“ Increases Heavy Machine Gun firing arc by 35%.
  • Explosion Radius โ€“ Increases area damage by 40%.

Melee build

Melee damage can be atrocious in Wasteland 3 when given the proper attribute distribution.

This build uses both bladed and blunt weapons, which gain 10% more damage with the help of the deadly weapon's background.

Attributes

Attribute Points
Coordination 6
Luck 1
Awareness 1
Strength 6
Speed 5
Intelligence 1
Charisma 1

Best Skills

  • Melee Combat โ€“ Increases chance to hit blunt and bladed weapons by 30%.
  • Explosives โ€“ Allows you to disarm landmines and booby traps.

Best Quirk

  • Bluderer โ€“ Increases all melee damage by 15%.

Best Benefits

  • Bloodsport โ€“ Increases critical strike chance for stunned and blinded enemies.
  • Hack'n'Slash - Provides a free bonus attack after two consecutive hits with a bladed weapon.

Flamethrower OP build

Burning enemies in packs is great fun. Not only is this build fun, but it's also extremely powerful.

Select the Disciple of the Metal background to increase your flamethrower damage by 15% and burn everything down in seconds.

Attributes

Attribute Points
Coordination 4
Luck 2
Awareness 2
Strength 8
Speed 7
Intelligence 4
Charisma 1

Best Skills

  • Toaster Repair โ€“ Grants access to the heating element, increasing fire damage by 25%.
  • Big Guns โ€“ Increases Flamethrower hit chance by 30%.

Best Quirk

  • Pyromaniac โ€“ Increases flamethrower fire damage by 25%.

Best Benefits

  • Toasty โ€“ Inflicts an automatic burn status effect on your next enemy.
  • Terrorizer โ€“ Reduces chance to hit of all enemies by 15%.

These are the best builds for Wasteland 3, and if you're looking for a way to play with your friends in co-op mode, check out this co-op guide. and keep an eye on GameSkinny for more Wasteland 3 guides.

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