Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas

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How to Giant Dad
By Old Iron Johnson
Do the casuals inhabiting the Mojave wasteland fill you with rage? Will you show the petty factions of Vegas how pro you are? In an age of guns, is the Chaos Zwei still the best weapon? Git gud, never level dex, and begin life anew.
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Beginning Stats: Even the Pros Start Casul
Your starting, casual-tier stats look like this:

Strength: 6. The legend doesn't get overencumbered.
Perception: 5. The legend knows where casuals are at all times.
Endurance: 8. The legend never dies.
Charisma: 1. The legend doesn't deal with filthy casuls.
Intelligence: 6. The legend is pro at a few things, like pyromancy and destroying.
Agility: 6. Don't tell anyone you leveled Dex. Faggt.
Luck: 8. Nature loves a pro.

After achieving MLG status and shedding your nub cocoon by invading the Think Tank, as well as getting endorsements from Nuka-Cola for pro-level caps, you get true Giant Dad stats:

Strength: 9. The legend is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ swole.
Perception: 6. The legend smells the blood of casuls from 200 yards.
Endurance: 9. The legend continues to never die.
Charisma: 2. The legend deals with filthy casuls a little more.
Intelligence: 10. The legend knows all.
Agility: 7. Continue not telling anyone.
Luck: 9. Casinos do not love a pro.

Giant Dads are born, but also made. If you want to start casul and taint yourself forever, tag any skills you like. If you want the true Giant Dad experience, tag the following:
  • Melee: the legend swings hard and brings the pain.
  • Survival: the legend never dies.
  • Explosives: the legend dabbles in pyromancy.

Traits:
  • Skilled: the legend has a variety of skills, such as killing casuals, asking "Well? What is it?" and being pro.
  • Built to Destroy (casuals)

Eventually, the Giant Dad will achieve mastery of all skills, becoming a force truly unmatched. On that day, he will truly be a pro of pros.
Perks: What Rings you Got, Bithc?
Giant Dad's travels will empower him, offering a variety of benefits. While not all of the following are necessary to create a true pro, they greatly aid your ability to dispatch casuals, ranging from the Legendary Deathclaw to Powder Gangers.
  • Bloody Mess: The legend's strikes can only be measured on the Richter scale.
  • Toughness: While you can't get all your iframes, you can get tough.
  • Finesse: More backstabs=more skill.
  • Stonewall: The legend never falls.
  • Unstoppable Force: That shield ♥♥♥♥ won't save you, casuls.
  • Super Slam!: Casuals should kneel in the legend's presence.
  • Heavyweight: Encumbrance is for casuals and fatrollers.
  • Jury Rigging: Giant Dad always keeps his gear in perfect condition. The better to show what a pro he is.
  • Better Criticals: Doing more damage is pro. Backstabs are pro.
  • Ninja:The legend doesn't sneak. But he does like criticals.
  • Grim Reaper's Sprint: Nothing is more pro than being powered by the death of casuals.
  • Them's Good Eatin': Ditto.
Gear: Fire up the Bass Cannon
Swag: Pimp-Boy 3 Billion

Forever relegating this game to non-Pro tier is the absence of rings, meaning you can never feel favored OR protected. Or Havel-like. But the next-best step is having bling and style, which the pimp-boy provides.

Weapon: Blade of the West

The closest thing to a Zweihander you'll find in the Wasteland. Because the people of the Mojave are scrubs, you can't get a delicious chaos infusion, so you'll have to settle for being slightly less pro than the true Giant Dads. Make sure to constantly circle around your enemies so you can get those delicious backstabs.

Ranged: Incendiary Grenades

Some casuals think they can escape you by getting out of melee range. As befitting a giant dad, your reach is also giant with this handy pyromancy substitute.

Armor: Armor of the 87th Tribe

With the AP and critical bonuses, you can get true Dad-tier stamina and hit like you're powered by the delicious taste of Mountain Dew and Doritos®. Enjoy the feeling of Giant's Armor-tier plate across your whole body.

Mask: Marked Beast Tribal Helmet
If you need to ask why this is the most important part of the gear, I have bad news for you.
Final Results: More like Shiva of the Deceased

Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of casual scum.

Carry the pride of being pro with you, and remember this: you were indicted THE LEGEND NEVER DIES.
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70 Comments
Thezboys22 Apr 23 @ 7:22pm 
strength rules, screw dex
Homem emo 666 Feb 3 @ 4:12pm 
Curses upon Only Afro for giving light to this unstopable force.
M0torRunner Sep 17, 2020 @ 7:21pm 
At first i though i clicked on DS1 Guides.
Pizza Tony Jan 19, 2020 @ 12:03pm 
instructions unclear - i got mask of the mother instead of mask of the father
what do i do now?
NightmareGats Jul 25, 2019 @ 3:55pm 
Well, this really is an amazing guide.
Wolfram Müller Feb 11, 2018 @ 7:58am 
oof, that is some pretty sexy stats, I maxed out mine in the fallout 4 wasteland and i have a crap load of fusion cores
Millie Oct 2, 2017 @ 4:39am 
Giant Vagina
Someone Sep 24, 2017 @ 7:43am 
Sgt Stacker Sep 21, 2017 @ 4:22pm 
Who is Giant Dad?
Old Iron Johnson  [author] Feb 28, 2017 @ 10:40am 
I'm not sure we played the same build, but what part of Giant Dad is good natured, outside of mercy killing causals?