Okay so you’ve found a legendary weapon in Fallout 4 but what exactly does it do?
Hopefully this brief explanation of terms will help you when deciding what weapon to use and when.
Assassin’s: An additional 50 percent damage against humans.
Automatic : Adds an automatic fire mode to the gun..
Berserker’s: The lower your damage resistance, the higher the damage output of the weapon.
Bloodied: The lower the player’s health, the higher the damage output of the weapon.
Cavalier’s: Damage reduced by 15 percentage when sprinting or blocking.
Crippling: Deal 50 percentage more limb damage.
Enraging: Critical Hits from weapons with this effect will cause the target to Frenzy.
Explosive: Explosive weapon bullets will explode on impact, dealing area of effect damage of 15 points.
Exterminator’s: Deals an additional 50 percent damage when used against Mirelurks, Radroaches and other bugs.
Freezing: Critical Hits freeze the enemy, dealing 10 points of Cryo damage.
Furious: Deals more damage the more you hit the target.
Ghoul Slayer’s: An additional 50 percentage damage against Ghouls.
Hunter’s: Adds 50 percent damage to animals.
Incendiary: Sets enemy on fire, adding an additional 15 points of damage.
Instigating: Deals double damage when enemy is at full health.
Irradiated: An additional 50 points of radiation damage.
Junkie’s: The more the player is suffering from chem withdrawal effects, the more damage a weapon with this attribute does.
Kneecapper: You have a 20 percent chance to cripple a target’s leg.
Lucky Weapon: Your critical meter will replenish 15 percent faster, and cause Critical Hits to deal twice the damage.
Medic’s: Weapons with this effect will heal targets rather than hurt them.
Mutant Slayer’s: Super Mutants take an extra 50 percent damage.
Nimble: Move 75 percent faster while aiming.
Never Ending: Unlimited ammo capacity.
Nocturnal: Weapons does less damage during the day, increased damage at night.
Penetrating: Penetrating weapons bypass 30 percent of a target’s armour.
Plasma Infused: Deals an additional 10 points of energy damage plus a chance to turn enemy into goo.
Poisoner’s: Enemies poisoned for 10 seconds.
Powerful: Increase damage by 25 percent.
Quickdraw: Uses 25 percent less Action Points. Great for V.A.T.S.
Relentless: Get a Critical Hit and you’ll instantly refill your Action Points..
Sentinel’s: Stand still using this and you’ll take 15 percent less damage.
Staggering: hits have a change of staggering an enemy. Great on melee weapons.
Stalker’s: If you’re not yet in combat this will increase V.A.T.S. accuracy at the cost of Action Points.
Troubleshooter’s: An extra 50 percent damage to robots.
Two Shot: fires two shots at a time.
V.A.T.S. Enhanced : Improves the chance of a hit in VATS and reduces Action Points by 25 percent.
V.A.T.S. Enhanced : A variation of the above, these weapons cause V.A.T.S. Action Point cost to reduce by 40 percent.
Violent: Deal 25 percent more Critical Hit damage at the cost of higher recoil.
Wounding: Enemies take an additional 25 points of damage from bleeding.