Fallout 76 Best Armor [Top 5] And How To Get Them

Fallout 76 Top 5 Best Armor
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What are the best armors in Fallout 76?

In the post- apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout 76, your only job is to survive.

You leave Vault 76, with nothing but a pip- boy on your arm and a jumpsuit to cover your back. If you want to go from lone survivor to warrior of Appalachia, you’re going to need some decent armor.

Follow the country roads home and customize your gaming experience with one of these top 5 best armors!

5. BoS heavy combat armor. (Best for melee and close combat gunner build)

"Steel be with you"

If you ever had dreams of joining the army before the bombs fell, look no further. This military-grade combat armor was nearly exclusive to BoS forces, with few documentations showing it used by others.

In post-apocalypse West Virginia anyone can look like they’re part of a pseudo-religious paramilitary organization, without selling their soul for technology.

What BoS heavy combat armor excels in

  • Heavy combat armor is available for everyone, no matter their level. You don’t have to wait to be a higher level to craft this item, if you got the plans.
  • High Damage Resistance (DR) and high Energy Resistance (ER)
  • Most of the attacks in the game are melee and this armor does a perfect job protecting you in close combat.

How to get the BoS heavy combat armor

  • You can find the plans at the vendors in Harper’s Ferry, Watoga and Grafton.
  • Treasure maps sometimes give this armor as a reward.
  • Dropped by scorched queen and events. (rare)

Video guide:

BOS Combat Armor Plans Location

BoS heavy combat armor details: Combat armor

4. T-51 Power Armor (Best for high damage and energy resistance)

"It looks like it would be cumbersome to wear."

Increased strength, boost to DR and ER, and falling damage immunity? The only down side to this power armor is the reduced Radiation Resistance (RR), but that’s not a problem if you’re not heading to a nuked area.

Stack up on fusion cores and get ready to become a walking tank in this apex engineering masterpiece.

What T-51 Power Armor excels in

  • This power armor provides the best possible protection with its passive defense features. (DR, ER)
  • Best if heading to a contested area. You won’t have to run from any fight.

How to get the T-51 Power Armor

  • The power armor spawns randomly.
  • Your best bet is in Watoga on top of the high school, civic center, transportation center, or near the crashed Vertibird. May require server hopping.

Video guide: 

Maxed Level T-51 & T -60 Power Armor Locations

T-51 Power Armor details: T-51 power armor

3. Marine Armor (Best for radiation resistance)

Second only to power armor.

Not a fan of the walking tank look? Power armors are not your thing? I know how you feel. If you’re looking for a low weight alternative to combat armor this is it.

Equip this ultimate sneaking suit and don’t forget, perks are your friend!

What Marine Armor excels in

  • This armor gives great stats for its weight and is the only armor that is lighter than wood.
  • Combining this armor with the chameleon mutation, you can sneak up on your enemies while you’re protected from radiation. 

How to get the Marine Armor

  • Harper’s Ferry is the most notable location to find this armor. You can also buy it from the vendor there for 100-200 caps a piece.

Video guide: 

Where to Find Marine Armor Plans

Marine Armor details: Marine armor

2. Urban/Forest Scout Armor (Best for roleplaying)

Camo for the wasteland.

Be one of the lucky few to join this exclusive organization, known as the Enclave.

Hit level 40 and equip this unique armor for all around protection, and immunity to airborne diseases.

Just don’t get swayed by the propaganda.

What Scout Armor excels in

  • There are 24 different mods for this armor and you can find them all in the Whitespring Bunker. With the Polymer mod this is one of the best armors in the game.
  • Roleplaying as an Enclave operative has never been easier.

How to get the Scout Armor

  • Complete Enclave events.
  • You can buy it from MODUS at the Whitespring Bunker.

Video guide: 

How to Unlock Enclave Uniform Outfit and Scout Armor

Scout Armor details: Scout armor

1. Excavator Power Armor (Best for adding carry weight)

With new, "Ore Sniffing" technology.

Watching all those episodes of Hoarders didn’t really pay off, since you still can’t let go of extra stuff. Not to worry!

These top-notch excavators give you all the extra carry weight you could want, making it one of the most useful power armors in the game.

What Excavator Power Armor excels in

  • A minimum of +100 carry weight to satisfy all your hoarding needs.
  • Where it lacks in DR/ER it makes up as doubling as a mobile home.

How to get the Excavator Power Armor

  • You can buy the plans from vendors, one of them is at the Responders Medical Center in Grafton.

Video guide:

Excavator Power Armor Plans and Mods location

Excavator Power Armor details: Excavator power armor


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