Wasteland 3

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Yosharian's Wasteland 3 Builds
By Yosharian
A small summary of the builds I used to play through the game.
   
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Introduction


Welcome to my Wasteland 3 Steam page. On this page you'll find useful information on how to make character builds for the game. I made this page mainly for my own amusement, and for me to refer to. I shared it to be helpful to others. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section. All builds are posted with stats as they were at 25th level, which is the level at which my characters ended the game. You might end up with more or less XP than I did, so I give suggestions on what to level up next using the + symbol. I played through the game on Ranger difficulty.
1: Hulk [Brawler]
Role: Tank & Melee Damage (COO/STR/INT)
Overview:
  • Very fun to play, tanks a lot of damage and stuns a lot.
  • Don't forget to use alcohol before teamfights, because you are losing a lot of damage otherwise.
Background: Lethal Weapon
Quirk: Way of the Squeezins
Attributes:
  • COO: 10
  • LCK: 1
  • AWO: 1
  • STR: 10
  • SPD: 5+
  • INT: 10
  • CHA: 7
Skills: (* means use skill book to obtain the final point)
  • Brawling 10*: to boost weapon damage
  • Weird Science 3+: to wear Exoskeleton Armor and boost weapon damage
  • First Aid 10*: to boost self-heals
  • Animal Whisperer 7*: to have the Stag pet & charm enemy pets
  • Nerd Stuff 10*: to hack enemy units & perform skill checks
Recommended Perks:
  • General: Hardened, Healthy, Quick Reflexes, Deep Pockets
  • Brawling: Extreme Combo, Deadly Combo, Flurry of Blows
  • Animal Whisperer: Animal Training, Spirit Animal
  • Nerd Stuff: Targeting Override
  • First Aid: Overhealing
  • Special: Precognition (from Tarjan machine)
Equipment:
  • Weapon1: Power Gauntlet (Cryo Capsule, Overmolded Grip)
  • Weapon2: Plasma Fist (Grand Slam Weights, Overmolded Grip)
  • Armor: Exoskeleton Armor (Chobham Scrap Plates)
  • Legs: Exoskeleton Armor (Ceramo-silk Patches)
  • Helmet: Exoskeleton Armor (Threat Intelligence)
  • Utility: Rabbit's Paw
  • Pet: Polly the Parrot or Stag
2: Warlock [Rocketman]
Role: Initiator (COO/AWO/STR/INT)
Overview:
  • Does a lot of AOE damage by opening fights with a rocket.
  • Deals tons of single-target damage with the PDW-01.
Background: Explodomaniac
Quirk: Pyromaniac
Attributes:
  • COO: 10
  • LCK: 2+
  • AWO: 10
  • STR: 10
  • SPD: 1
  • INT: 10
  • CHA: 1
Skills: (* means use skill book to obtain the final point)
  • Explosives 10*: to boost weapon damage & pass skill checks
  • Sneaky Stuff 10*: to boost weapon damage
  • Automatic Weapons 8+: to boost weapon damage
  • Hard Ass 10*: to pass skill checks
Recommended Perks:
  • General: Hardened, Healthy, Deep Pockets
  • Automatic Weapons: Reckless, Stormer (& Trigger Happy if you ever get AW 10)
  • Explosives: Duck and Cover, Minesweeper, Bomb Recovery, High Impact, Blast Radius
  • Sneaky Stuff: Lights Out
Equipment:
  • Weapon1: Javelin (38mm Scope, Computer-Assisted Laser Sight)
  • Weapon2: PDW-01 (Titanium-Cobalt Barrel, 38mm Scope, Swat Light, Quickfire Mag)
  • Armor: Power Armor (Chobham Scrap Plates)
  • Legs: Power Armor (Accelerator Skeleton)
  • Helmet: Solderpunk Helmet (Titanium Crest)
  • Utility: Cog Pendant
3: Cyclops [Big Gunner]
Role: Tank & Ranged Damage (COO/AWO/STR/INT)
Overview:
  • Deals a decent amount of single-target damage with heavy guns.
  • Does some AOE damage with the flamethrower.
Background: Disciple of Metal
Quirk: Pyromaniac
Attributes:
  • COO: 10
  • LCK: 1
  • AWO: 10
  • STR: 10
  • SPD: 1+
  • INT: 10
  • CHA: 1
Skills: (* means use skill book to obtain the final point)
  • Big Guns 10*: to boost weapon damage
  • Toaster Repair 10*: to boost weapon damage & repair toasters (gives loot)
  • Armor Modding 10*: to mod armor & buff team's armor
  • Weird Science 6+: to boost weapon damage
Recommended Perks:
  • General: Hardened, Healthy
  • Big Guns: Move Up!, Steady Shot, Suppressing Fire, Terrorizer
  • Toaster Repair: Toaster Expert, Heating Element, Toasty
  • Armor Modding: Tender Loving Care
  • Weird Science: Overcharge
Equipment:
  • Weapon1: Minigun (Titanium-Cobalt Barrel, 38mm Scope, Incendiary Linkage, Quickfire Mag)
  • Weapon2: Incinerator (Swat Light, Quickfire Mag, Extended Choke)
  • Armor: Nucular Armor (Chobham Scrap Plates)
  • Legs: Nucular Armor (Accelerator Skeleton)
  • Helmet: Nucular Armor (Threat Intelligence)
  • Utility: Any
4: Raven [Sniper]
Role: Extreme Ranged Damage (COO/LCK/AWO/INT)
Overview:
  • Deals an insane amount of ranged damage.
  • Is extremely vulnerable to damage, so consider getting more STR if you have problems.
  • Limited to 1 shot per round until endgame sniper rifle, a Quickfire Mag and the Anabolic Injector.
  • So use your extra AP to do things like drop turrets, Mark targets, repair turrets, etc.
Background: Goat Killer
Quirk: Sadomasochist (Death Wish can work too)
Attributes:
  • COO: 10
  • LCK: 10
  • AWO: 10
  • STR: 2
  • SPD: 1+
  • INT: 10
  • CHA: 1
Skills: (* means use skill book to obtain the final point)
  • Sniper Rifles 10*: to boost weapon damage
  • Lockpicking 10*: to pass skill checks
  • Mechanics 10*: to place turrets & pass skill checks
  • Combat Shooting 8+: to boost critical chance
  • Weird Science 3+: to boost weapon damage
Recommended Perks:
  • General: Healthy, Deep Rockets
  • Sniper Rifles: Mark Target, Masterful Precision, Concentration, Chain Ambush
  • Mechanics: Structural Weakness, Handy, Reinforced Plating, Fortify
  • Weird Science: Overcharge
  • Special: Eye of Tarjan, Fortune Cookie (both from Tarjan machine)
Equipment:
  • Weapon1: Eliminator (Titanium-Cobalt Barrel, 38mm Scope, Cryocell Linkage, Quickfire Mag)
  • Weapon2: Neutron Projector (Titanium-Cobalt Barrel, 38mm Scope, SWAT Light, Quickfire Mag)
  • Armor: Spectrum Assault (CRISPR BOX)
  • Legs: Spectrum Assault (Hermes Coils)
  • Helmet: Commandant's Helmet (Threat Intelligence)
  • Utility: Anabolic Injector
5: Lucia [Leader]
Role: Support (COO/AWO/STR/CHA)
Overview:
  • Deals a moderate amount of ranged damage.
  • Provides great buffs to allies and eventually will be quite durable.
Background: Gunslinger
Quirk: n/a
Attributes:
  • COO: 6+
  • LCK: 3
  • AWO: 6
  • STR: 10
  • SPD: 4
  • INT: 5
  • CHA: 10
Skills: (* means use skill book to obtain the final point)
  • Small Arms 10*: to boost weapon damage
  • Leadership 10*: to grant bonuses to allies
  • Weapon Modding 10*: to mod weapons
  • Survival 5: to avoid annoying encounters on the world map
  • Explosives 3+: to boost weapon damage
  • Barter 3: to get access to cheaper ammo
  • Note: use an un-used companion to gain access to max Barter skill
Recommended Perks:
  • General: Hardened, Healthy
  • Small Arms: Shredder Shot, Opportunist, Clear Cover, Devastation
  • Leadership: Rally, Demoralize
  • Barter: Penny Pincher
  • Explosives: Duck and Cover
  • Weapon Modding: Powder Packer
Equipment:
  • Weapon1: Jackhammer (HE Fuse Linkage, Extra Turkey Choke, Quickfire Mag)
  • Weapon2: The Retirer (Titanium-Cobalt Barrel, 38mm Scope, HE Fuse Linkage, Quickfire Mag)
  • Armor: Verchitin Armor (Polyxylene Barrier)
  • Legs: Verchitin Armor (Accelerator Skeleton)
  • Helmet: Verchitin Armor (Titanium Crest)
  • Utility: Noah's Teddy Bear
6: Kwon [Gunner]
Role: Ranged Damage & Striker (COO/AWO/INT)
Overview:
  • Deals a great amount of ranged damage...
  • Until you obtain his endgame weapons, whereupon he becomes an absolute beast.
  • Is incredibly versatile, able to deal good damage from cover but also excel at striking.
Background: Peacekeeper
Quirk: n/a
Attributes:
  • COO: 10
  • LCK: 2
  • AWO: 10
  • STR: 4
  • SPD: 4+
  • INT: 10
  • CHA: 4
Skills: (* means use skill book to obtain the final point)
  • Automatic Weapons 10*: to boost weapon damage
  • Weird Science 10*: to boost weapon damage & pass skill checks
  • Kiss Ass 10*: to pass skill checks
  • Rest into First Aid: to boost healing
Recommended Perks:
  • General: Hardened, Healthy
  • Automatic Weapons: Puncturing Shot, Gopher Hunter, Reckless, Double Tap, Stormer, Trigger Happy
  • Weird Science: Overcharge, Microwave Research, Conductive Beams
Equipment:
  • Weapon1: Atom Smasher (Titanium-Cobalt Barrel, 38mm Scope, Wide Spectrum Light, Quickfire Mag)
  • Weapon2: Ripper (Titanium-Cobalt Barrel, 38mm Scope, Cryocell Linkage, Quickfire Mag)
  • Armor: Chemtek Armor (CRISPR Box)
  • Legs: Chemtek Armor (Accelerator Skeleton)
  • Helmet: Chemtek Armor (Threat Intelligence)
  • Utility: Sonic Emitter
EXTRA: Tips, Tricks & Useful information
Don't Take The Toaster!
  • At some point you might collect all the golden toaster parts.
  • This nets you some really powerful loot.
  • However, you also get a golden toaster companion!
  • ...it's the most annoying thing ever, and completely useless in combat. Don't. Take. It.
Don't Take The Premade Characters!
  • Some guides on the net advise you to take the premade characters for the tutorial.
  • This nets you some unique utility items.
  • However, Inxile changed the game post-launch to make it much more expensive to make your custom characters after the tutorial.
  • So don't bother taking those premade characters - just make your own from the start.
EXTRA: Visual Sneak Peek
For those that want to see what the characters look like at endgame.

1: Hulk

2: Warlock

3: Cyclops

4: Raven

5: Lucia

6: Kwon
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5 Comments
Yosharian  [author] Jan 18 @ 11:46am 
@TimmyTheTooth: it's not a bad idea to be fair. You could totally do that. I did find it somewhat useful to be able to install mods in the field, but it's definitely not necessary.
Timmy the Tooth Jan 18 @ 8:27am 
Most of what I've read said to keep the max barter/modder as a base person. Any reason you take Lucia all the way up as a modder?
Yosharian  [author] Jan 6 @ 10:17pm 
@ChaosDC: it's a quest reward for killing the synths for that soldier guy that shows up in your base
Chaos D. Calamity Jan 6 @ 12:28pm 
what is combat shooting? for the sniper?
Tundark Dec 23, 2021 @ 2:12am 
cool bro thanks