The strength requirement for weapons.

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6 years ago#1
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?
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6 years ago#2
I don't think it's a big deal unless there is a major disparity in strength, like a 5 point difference.
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6 years ago#3
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.
6 years ago#4
Where do these requirements show up anyway? I've never seen a message saying "skills required" or anything along the lines.

And I think that guns are only affected by small/big guns/energy weapons skills, where melee weapons are affected by strength.
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6 years ago#5
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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6 years ago#6
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.
6 years ago#7
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.
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6 years ago#8
What implant is this?
6 years ago#9
Keep in mind that you can always just wear Power Armor. T45-D is +2 str, T51-B and Remnants Armor are +1
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