What armor do you use for a sniper build?

#1NightkidZanePosted 10/29/2010 5:54:31 AM
I hope it's not chinese stealth armor :/
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#2sinn1916Posted 10/29/2010 5:55:27 AM
Power Armor all the way!
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#3Mewchu11Posted 10/29/2010 5:55:40 AM
If your a good sniper you don't need armor.

So yeah. Chained prostitute outfit.
#4StochasticLifePosted 10/29/2010 5:58:57 AM
I use Recon Armor for the +5 Stealth. You can get it from Gun Runners typically.

Over all, it's not that big of a deal, as you are usually pretty far out for it to even matter, especially if you have E-DE.

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#5pickled_hereticPosted 10/29/2010 6:08:32 AM
you can use whatever looks cool. i like the veteran merc armor with the vest, the bandoliers across the chest, and the shemagh tied around your neck. having DR would technically be better since you can still get hit but you look way cool with the beret, shades, and the merc veteran armor :D
#6StochasticLifePosted 10/29/2010 6:11:02 AM
Oh, and I recommend the beret you get from Boone. +1 PER and +5% Critical Chance is an excellent choice as a sniper.

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#7ArcniumPosted 10/29/2010 6:13:11 AM
NCR Ranger Veteran armor, Boone's beret, authority glasses.
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#8MosebysRangersPosted 10/29/2010 6:13:39 AM
I just use more lighter armors in the game simply because of the weight reduction. But as previous poster stated I;m going to be upgrading to the Recon armor shortly. Anything that has a plus agility is nice. plus criticals etc is also nice. Same for sneak so you can move in a closer to get those good VATS long range headshots etc. In FO3 I never got into being a "tank" personally just because I like to sneak around. Most of those heavier armors have bonuses plus negatives.
#9MosebysRangersPosted 10/29/2010 6:16:38 AM
Also to off set some to the damage protection loss from light to medium armor you can add the implant that adds DP, take tough skin perk etc. If the enemy closes on you there is a perk that decreases melee damage etc if you choose to use these perks.
#10YombieePosted 10/29/2010 6:19:10 AM
Pretty sure the best combo to wear on top is:

Boone's Beret + Rebreather, this gives you +3 dr and +5% criticals

Recon Hood + rebreather is like + 5 DR but no critical bonus.