Does it really matter that much? I have 100 in guns and I figured the Strength requirement was a big deal. I picked up a LMG that I found, but it seems to have perfectly fine accuracy. I have no problem keeping it on target. DOes it lower VATS accuracy? --- The hell does Twilight have to do with Michael Jackson...? They're kinda opposites when you think about it, young girls obsessing over an older man....-derbomb
Your skill level affects accuracy so say I have a 15 energy weapon skill and try to use a laser rifle the dang gun will waver back and forth since my skill is lower than 25 which a lr is set at for usage. strength as for as I have seen affects movement speed with the higher strength requirement weapons and effects swing speed for melee/unarmed weapons. Apparently though now agiliy affects movement speed, reload speed and drawing/ holtsering speed so youncan compensate by having a higher agility than strength theoretically which you should if your a gunner anyway. Hope this helps, about 18 hours in at lv. 17 roaming the wasteland befor "Ring-a-Ding Ding" main quest.
When you look at the weapon on your Pipboy, there's a space where it shows the required strength to wield it unhindered. It's around the same area it shows the damage, DPS, and ammo. If there's a skill requirement, there will be a picture of the skill (bullets for Guns, lightning bolt for Energy Weapons... ) along with a number showing the skill level needed.
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You won't see a "skill required" notice anywhere. the purpose of the strength + skill stat is to determine your effectiveness with a type and weight of gun. If you have low strength and choose to use a heavy weapon, you'll likely do less damage and hit less often than if your strength was the appropriate amount. Same with skill.
I have terrible explosive skill so my grenades and whatnot do crap for damage and are way inaccurate.
I'm debating on picking the Weapon Training perk at level 22. My Strength is 6 (ALready got the implant) and I love using the LMG and plan on using the ANti-Material Rifle a lot, so I guess I should just grin and bear picking it. --- The hell does Twilight have to do with Michael Jackson...? They're kinda opposites when you think about it, young girls obsessing over an older man....-derbomb