Wading into a warzone armed to the teeth with Fallout 4 legendary and unique weapons and armor never gets old. You’re a killing machine, a survivor; a warrior armed only with a mix of rusted sci-fi weaponry and jury-rigged metal plates just about covering your dignity . And you’re still going to destroy anyone that challenges you. Fallout 4 lets you live this fantasy well, allowing you to find some truly impressive unique weapons and bits of armor out there.
And we’re here to help you find it. If you want to take control of New England’s post-apocalyptic wasteland – and look incredible whilst doing it – then you’re going to want to make a beeline for the best legendary and unique weapons and armor in the game. Below, we've picked out the best offensive and defensive items available in the game and explained where you can find them, and when you’re best making a run for them.
Be warned, though: some items listed below are mission rewards, so spoilers for side missions follow.
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Agatha's Dress / Reginald's Suit
You'll receive this dress after completing the quest Curtain Call. If you're playing as a male character, you'll receive Reginald's Suit instead. The outfit will give you +3 Charisma.
Head to the top of Trinity Tower for this quest. You can pick up the Melee bobblehead while you're there.
Alien Blaster Pistol
The Alien Blaster is a pretty fun weapon to use. Once you've used up all the AB rounds, you can mod it to take fusion cells.
Head to the east of Oberland Station to find the crash site.
Follow the trail of green blood to the north where you'll find a cave. You can also follow the garbled radio signal.
Unfortunately, if you want the blaster, you'll have to murder the poor little sod for it. It's your call.
The Ashmaker is a minigun that has the chance to set targets alight. You'll get it as a reward for siding with Fahrenheit during the climax of The Big Dig quest. If you choose to side with Bobby, you'll get 200 caps and some loot, so it's a no-brainer.
You can pick up The Big Dig quest in Goodneighbor.
Big Boy is a Fat Man that shoots an additional projectile, so it's great if you want to rain down fiery wrath upon your enemies.
You can buy this from Arturo in the Diamond City Market.
Big Jim is a pipe wrench that has a 20% chance to cripple the target's leg.
You'll find Big Jim at Walden Pond to the south of Sanctuary.
Enter the area through the pipe and follow the path to the room where you'll fight Walter and Whiplash. Big Jim is on a table in here.
Black Ops Armour
The Black Ops Chestpiece offers +1 Strength and +1 Endurance.
The Black Ops Right Shinguard increases movement speed by 10%.
You can buy both of these pieces from Deb in Bunker Hill.
The Broadsider is a nifty looking portable cannon.
After completing The Last Voyage of the USS Constitution quest, visit the ship at the new location to receive your reward.
Captain Ironsides' Hat / Lieutenant's Hat
Depending on who you side with, you'll receive either Captain Ironsides' Hat or the Lieutenant's Hat after completing the Last Voyage of the USS Constitution quest. The Captain's hat will give you +1 Charisma and +1 Perception, while the Lieutenant's Hat will grant +1 Charisma.
You can get the hats from the USS Constitution when you kill the crew in cold blood, or when you return to visit them at their new location after their fabulous voyage.
The Champion Chestpiece reduces damage from robots by 15%.
The Champion Right Arm will give you +1 Agility and Perception.
You can buy both from Becky Fallon in Diamond City.
The Cryolator is a rifle that freezes enemies.
It's in a locked case in Vault 111 that requires Master Lockpicking to get into.
Deathclaw Gauntlets are actually quite plentiful in the wasteland, and if you're lucky you might find a truly unique one.
One way to get your hands on a gauntlet is to go to the Museum of Witchcraft. Investigating the bodies outside will start The Devil's Due quest. Return the egg to the Deathcaw and loot the gauntlet from the nest while you're there.
The Deliverer offers improved VATS hit chance and a 25% less AP cost.
Once you find the Railroad HQ beneath the Old North Church, complete the quest Tradecraft and loot the body to find the pistol.
The Destroyer's Left Arm reduces damage while blocking or sprinting by 15%.
You can buy it from Deb in Bunker Hill.
The Destroyer's Chestpiece reduces damage from humans by 15%.
The Destroyer's Left Leg increases your movement speed by 10%.
You can buy these two pieces from Daisy in Goodneighbor.
Experiment 18-A is a plasma rifle with a 25% faster fire rate, and 15% faster reload.
You can buy this in The Institute.
Furious Power Fist
The Furious Power Fist increases damage with each consecutive hit on same target.
Swan's Pond is in the Boston area.
You'll soon figure out why it's called Swan's Pond. Kill him to get the Furious Power Fist.
General Chao's Revenge
General Chao's Revenge does 50% more damage against robots.
You can buy it from Trudy at the Drumlin Diner.
Grognak's Axe and Grognak Costume
Grognak's Axe causes more stagger, and targets take bleed damage.
TheGrognak Costume increases Strength and melee damage.
Both can be found in Hubris Comics. The axe is in a display case behind the counter on the ground floor. The costume is in a locker on the top floor.
The Junk Jet uses junk as ammo, and shots can be charged for extra damage.
You can find this in ArcJet Systems in the engine core chamber.
Kellogg's Pistol refills your AP on critical hits.
You can get your hands on the pistol during the main quest Reunions at Fort Hagen. It will be on Kellogg's body after you kill him.
Kremvh's Tooth causes bleed and poison to targets.
You can find the knife at Dunwich Borers.
Head down to the lowest level and follow the tunnel that leads down from Station 4 to a pool of water.
Swim down and through to the room with the altar. The knife is on here.
Le Fusil Terribles
Le Fusil Terribles is a solid shotgun that does +25% damage and limb damage, at the cost of a higher recoil.
The gun is in the captain's cabin on the Libertalia.