Lets say you buy that left mantis greave and want to make it studded but can't cause it requires too high of a skill, take a piece of regular left leg leather armor and craft studded and then remove the mod. Now go back to the mantis and it'll attach like any other mod. I've had to do this a couple of times now having gotten a few pieces of heavy combat armor that I couldn't upgrade directly. You're welcome.
I've been playing every day for wayyyy too long building settlements and managing these little fuckers. I tried assigning settlers to beds located right next to their working station. Came across this mechanic while assigning tasks.
If your robot has unstable weapons, such as the nuke launchers or the explosive miniguns, they may break in the middle of combat making them useless until combat ceases.However is you use a weapon with the Medic legendary effect on it on your robot their parts will regenerate. This effectively negates the downside of the unstable parts as long as you can keep an eye on your robot.
Hope this help.
Pipboy colors: since it doesn't use a numeric value, I'll do it by number of clicks starting from the RIGHT side, meaning you'll have green turned all the way up. Number of Clicks From Right SideR: 7 (65%)G: 0 (100%)B: 9 (55%)any variation of this and you risk muddying up the flashlight light. If Your Pipboy is Purple, reverse the position of the RBG sliders.Set your HUD colors to your liking. Personally I run mine like thisO: 5R: 2 from the left (10%)G: 7 (35%)B: 4 from the left (20%)A darker, less vibrant and distracting green.I'm on Xbox One. PS4 works same way. I'm sure pc does too. By "clicks" I mean on the D-Pad/keyboard/mouseEdit: added system and clarification.