Here’s a suggested build for a ranged character. Let me explain its logic:
- You get the Perception bobblehead early in the game, which means that you can leave it one point below your target number.
- The “You’re S.P.E.C.I.A.L.” book grants a point to the stat of your choice so you can do the above for another stat.
Strength 3. For the Armorer perk so you can craft your own armor.
Perception 3. Raised to 4 using the bobblehead so you can pick locks.
Endurance 4. Chem Resistant allows you to bring chems into play without getting addicted.
Charisma 1. The link above has 3 points waiting to be assigned. You can assign them here if you want a more charismastic character. I’ve yet to care for it as a stat so this boils down to personal preference.
Intelligence 6. Science!, Scrapper and Gun Nut are all important perks for crafting. You may want to consider adding one more point so you can get Chemist, making your chems last longer. It synergizes well with Chem Resistant. A word of caution: don’t raise this too high so you can get the most out of Idiot Savant. Once you have 2 points on Idiot Savant, then feel free to max this out if you want to.
Agility 3. I found sneaking to be useful indoors, then hit or miss outdoors. I still recommend getting it though. You can get Action Boy/Girl later.
Luck 5. Idiot Savant, Mysterious Stranger, Scrounger, Fortune Finder and Bloody Mess are all great.