[Top 5] Best Fallout 76 Stealth Tactics and Armor

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Best Stealth Tactics to Use in Fallout 76

The Chinese Stealth Armor was added with the expansion of Wastelanders and has had many players talking about it. 

Remembering the excitement of first seeing it in Fallout 3, as you simulate your way through the Liberation of Anchorage, still brings goosebumps. 

While the stealth suit is valuable, it is not the only way players can remain stealthy in the game. 

We’ll go over the awesomeness that is the Chinese Stealth Armor, but also show some other ways of giving your character the ability to be hidden from the wasteland’s most formidable. 

We’ll be going over different types of legendary armor that act as camouflage, mods for armor, mutations, and more.  

5. Heavy Shadowed Armor

Shadowed modification is a great mod for sneaking around enemies undetected. An important thing to note is that the Shadowed mod only works on leather armor. 

Leather armor has a pretty wide range of ways that it can be modified to suit heavy tanks and ultralight players. A great under armor for leather armor is the vault suit. And whaddya know, you have one of those!

This particular build is using various ways to stay hidden around enemies, but heavy Shadowed armor is a great start, especially for those who are relatively new to the game. 

Armor Stats:

  • S.P.E.C.I.A.L - [2|15|3|3|3|15|15]
  • Perks: 
    • Sneak [3] Agility Perk
    • Escape Artist [1] Agility Perk
  • Shielded Road Leathers
  • Chameleon Buttressed Trapper Chest Piece

4. Chameleon Mutation

Mutations aren’t the best ways to rely on getting perks to help your gameplay. 

They are oftentimes random, and sometimes a hindrance to the player and their gameplay, but there are some that can be beneficial to the player. 

There are serums that players can only take to gain the effect from a certain mutation, and in the case of being stealthy, the Chameleon mutation would benefit you the most.

*Note: One needs the recipe in order to create this, but this may be a given. 

Mutation Stats:

  • S.P.E.C.I.A.L - [1|15|2|10|10|10|8]
  • Invisible in combat if unarmored or stationary. 
  • Perks: 
    • Sneak [3] Agility Perk
    • Escape Artist [1] Agility Perk
  • Materials:
    • Fiber optics (5)
    • Nuclear Material (4)
    • Pure violet flux (1)
    • Ultracite (1)
  • Requirements:
    • Chemistry Station
    • Recipe

3. Chameleon Shadowed Armor

Chameleon Shadowed Armor is another great stealth tactic as it combines the mutation with armor, keeping the benefits with you for as long as you are wearing the armor. 

To maintain your stealth with this particular armor, combat rifle and handmade rifles are imperative. Gauss rifles are extremely powerful as well and those would be best used with stealth as they can eliminate your enemies with swiftness. 

Armor Stats:

  • S.P.E.C.I.A.L - [2|15|2|2|11|15|9]
  • Perks:
    • Sneak [3] Agility Perk


  • Handmade Rifles
  • Combat Rifles
  • Gauss Rifle

2. Stealth Perks

Here are the various stealth perks that player who create stealth builds can use for extra help in being sneaky. 

While these are not the only ways that you can add the most stealth to your character, these are mainly the perks that specifically are called for sneak/stealth. 

Stealth Perks:

  • Ninja - Sneak attacks with melee weapons to 2,3x normal damage.
  • Sneak - You are 25% harder to detect when sneaking. 
  • Covert Operative - Your ranged sneak attacks do 2.15x normal damage. 
  • Escape Artist - Sneak to lose enemies and running no longer affects stealth. 
  • Mister Sandman - At night your silence weapons do an additional +25% sneak attack damage. 
  • Light Footed - While sneaking, you never trigger mines or floor-based traps. 


1. Chinese Stealth Armor

Deployed during the Sino-American war, this armor is refined Chinese technology that the Americans couldn't figure out, past their bulky Stealth Boys. 

For Fallout 76, it renders you absolutely undetectable unless you deliberately run into enemies. 

It can be acquired after doing the missions for the Overseer and the Foundation settlement. The official quest that grants you the schematics to create the suit is called Invisible Ties. 

Armor Stats:

  • Light Armor Class
  • Effects: 
    • Sneak +5


  • Suit:

    • 30x Ballistic Fiber + 21x Circuitry + 16x Fiber Optics + 11x Nuclear Material + 44x Rubber
  • Helmet:
    • 2x Ballistic Fiber + 1x Circuitry + 1x Fiber Optics + 2x Rubber

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