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Anyone got any good suggestions for some effective sniper armour? I've got the headgear down (first recon beret ftw!) but I'm struggling to find some decent armour. ViperXeon 02:02, October 25, 2010 (UTC)

If you used the Chinese Stealth Armour in FO3, you know that it is a very effective choice for the classic stealth sniper. http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Chinese_stealth_armor ManimBAKED 03:32, October 25, 2010 (UTC)manimBAKED

Reinforced Leather Armor, Chinese Stealth Armor, Bounty Hunter Duster, Sheriff's Duster, Recon Armor, Armored Vault Suit. The Reinforced Leather Armor and the Dusters, especially, look cool with the 1st Recon Hat. Schneidend 16:59, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

Deathclawpoop's SuggestionsEdit

This is what I used to be well protected and look cool

  • NCR Ranger Combat Armor (Sig. trench coat)
  • 1st Recon Beret
  • Sunglasses

All I got Deathclawpoop 23:06, October 26, 2010 (UTC)

^ i had that but ranger helmet(4DT) works well with high sneak ,fully modded sniper rifle , high guns and toughness twice cus u dont need the beret the only plus side of beret is perception +1 makes no difference cus i hav 10 perception (dont know why) and with silenced sniper rifle if your hidden and hav a decent distance u automaticlly get a sneak crit hit which is (mostly) instant kill :) in other words out with the beret, in with the looks better too-ranger helmet

If You're just looking for a solid DT, Reinforced Combat Armor, MKII or otherwise, is a good choice since the MKII provides an excellent DT of 20 at max condition, and has no penalties to sneaking. Also, you may want to grab the Rebreather from the Boomers, just grab a pressure cooker before you go to raise the B-29 and you get a free 3 DT bonus that can be work with your beret. (Note: With a low barter, like myself, Combat Armor will be very expensive, but the regular ol' combat armor is semi-common and can repair it's reinforced variants.)WanderingMerck 00:16, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

Simple! Assassin's suit +10 Sneak and 14DT--TacticalGamerXBL 22:42, December 31, 2010 (UTC)

I heavily agree with TacticalGamerXBL, with the Dead Money DLC you can find it in the Medical Clinic, not really difficult to get to but that doesnt mean that it pretty much makes the Chinese Stealth Armor obsolete. oo Dynames oo 01:15, January 6, 2011 (UTC)

Assassin's suit plus ranger helmet is quite cool and impressive looking together. Dmitri the wanderer 03:56, February 28, 2011 (UTC)


It's interesting that I was messing with GECK and Leather Armor Reinforced/Vault 34 Security Armor, two of the best light armors in the game, have the same sound of a medium armor, so you will make the same noise of Recon and Reinforced MkII, but without the good DT. I don't know, Assassin Armor only justify if you base your build with the perks designed for light armor, like Travel Light and Light Touch, otherwise you will have trouble if discovered or when needing to fight tough opponents. It's a compromise in reality. Brfritos 06:04, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

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