Fallout Shelter is an awesome game, something about managing your own vault is so appealing and something every Fallout fan has dreamed of. We soon find out some of our dwellers are quite useless, with low S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats across the board.
Thankfully, Bethesda gave us legendary dwellers to acquire, these people usually come with their own cool weapon and armor, as well as considerably high stats.
Keeping your eye out for these dwellers is quite important, no doubt you’ll have at least 1 and if you don’t realise it, your playthrough will become much easier. This list will detail the 10 best legendary dwellers in Fallout Shelter, providing you with stats as well as interesting trivia!
Not only is Piper a well-rounded dweller in terms of S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats, she comes with Piper’s outfit, gifting her a +2 boost to Perception, Endurance, Agility & Luck. In fact, this outfit boasts the joint second most combined stats of all outfits in the game!
We all loved Piper in Fallout 4, it seems fitting to have her make an appearance in Fallout Shelter as she’s now a legendary character.
9. Lucas Simms
Dwellers with low Luck tend to have their other stats increased, Luck is only really useful when rushing rooms although it can find some decent loot every now and again. Lucas Simms is found in Fallout 3, the mayor of the town you probably blew up called Megaton.
In Fallout Shelter, he holds the Sheriff’s Duster, which grants a 2 Perception and a massive 5 Endurance to whoever wears it. Perfect for plugging holes in your other dweller’s missing stats, this outfit has a great synergy with Simms’ high base Endurance!
Anyone who played Fallout 3 should instantly recognise this guy, in fact he’s one of the first people you see in-game. While he wields one of the weakest Legendary weapons in the game (dealing 1-6 damage), you do get an Expert Lab Coat which is one of the best outfits available.
As expected, James has a colossal Intelligence stat, making him your prime candidate for Stimpack or Rad-Away making!
Jericho makes up for his lack of Charisma and Intelligence with insanely good combat stats. He has all he needs to be a force out in the wasteland, having no problem dealing with enemies of all kinds. He also comes equipped with the Infiltrator, a powerful assault rifle dealing 8-13 damage.
Jericho’s stats are further boosted by his Heavy Leather Armor, drastically increasing his Strength and Endurance, making him basically a rampaging juggernaut!
6. Abraham Washington
Despite his age, Abraham Washington has plenty to offer in the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout Shelter. Lincoln’s Repeater is a cool, but weak, Legendary weapon. His Relaxedwear also has some weird stats but overall, this old timer can perform a variety of tasks throughout the vault.
High Charisma and Intelligence makes him a good choice for water, stimpack or rad-away production. A Luck stat of 6 further boosts his viability as rushing tasks becomes slightly more reliable!
5. Allistair Tenpenny
Another old man but this one brings you a lot more firepower and versatility. The Victory Rifle he wields is quite epic aesthetically and can hit like a truck. Not that he’ll use it much, as he’s more suited for mass-impregnating hordes of women with his high Charisma.
Tenpenny’s Suit increases his Perception, Charisma and Intelligence by 2 while also providing a nice +1 boost to Luck.
4. Preston Garvey
At first, Preston Garvey is a valuable ally in Fallout 4, offering side quests and a helping hand if needed. Over time though, he becomes an annoyance, to say the least. In Fallout Shelter, he pesters less and helps more.
Great S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats ensure his effectiveness in the wasteland, or he can be a competent worker inside the vault. Preston is definitely worth having around, especially as he arrives with a Minuteman Uniform, granting 2 bonus stats to Strength, Perception, Intelligence and Agility!
3. Old Longfellow
Old Longfellow is the only DLC dweller available, as in his character is based off a main game character that’s only available in the Far Harbor DLC of Fallout 4. This dweller has a nice balance between all S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats, making him an easy choice for getting a dweller with high stats across the board.
Arguably the best aspect of this Legendary dweller is his weapon Henrietta, which can only be obtained by having him join your vault. Longfellow’s Tattered Longcoat is also pretty epic, granting 2 stats in Strength, Endurance, Charisma and Luck.
2. Star Paladin Cross
Coming equipped with a set of power armor does wonders for your rankings on lists like this, as her outfit provides some signifant stat bonuses and looks damn awesome to boot. As well as this, Cross wields the Smuggler’s End, which has the highest damage output of any Energy Pistol in Fallout Shelter.
High Charisma does affect her rankings however, you’d expect someone wearing power armor to have a bit higher combat stats. Nevertheless, Star Paladin Cross is still a brilliant Legendary dweller with plenty to offer!
1. Sarah Lyons
Sarah comes fully equipped with some great armor and weaponry, as well as boasting the best S.P.E.C.I.A.L stats for combat out of any dweller. Agility is fairly low but if you can train it up to at least 7, you’ll have an incredible dweller for exploring the wasteland or completing quests.
With the T-51f power armor increasing her Strength by 4 and her Perception by 3, the addition of the Wazer Wifle (the best energy weapon in Fallout Shelter) means she’s pretty much ready to be your main combat dweller immediately!