The Best Combat Backgrounds in Starfield

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Best Combat Backgrounds in Starfield

The Best Backgrounds for a Combat based character in Starfield! Which Backgrounds will give you access to combat oriented abilities and help you become better when fighting enemies in Starfield! Backgrounds are basically Starter Classes in Starfield. When you pick a Background for your character you also gain access to a set of three Starting Skills. These are Novice skills that will determine your play-style early in the game and help you pursue a specific path.

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What are the Best Combat Backgrounds in Starfield

The Best Combat Backgrounds in Starfield, are Backgrounds that offer access to combat oriented abilities early in the game. These can be Weapon skills, that will allow you to handle specific weapons properly or Physical and other skills that offer better control of your character in combat! Below you can find the Best Backgrounds for Combat in Starfield!

1. Combat Medic

Combat Medic is a great background that can assist with combat early in the game. Its skills are:

  • Pistol Certification
  • Medicine
  • Wellness

A balanced Background that offers better heals, more Health and a boost to your Pistol damage. Nice option to start your combat play through with an all around setup.

2. Gangster

This Background offers some flexibility but in general it is designed for players that enjoy close quarters combat more. Its skills are:

  • Shotgun Certification
  • Boxing
  • Theft

Excellent option if you prefer unarmed combat or if you enjoy using a Shotgun to defeat enemies. Thanks to its Theft skill you can also make money by pickpocketing NPC. And if you fail you can always punch them!

3. Soldier

A pretty clear Combat Background! Soldier offers access to the following skills:

  • Fitness
  • Ballistics
  • Boost Pack Training

Ballistic weapons can be deadly when used properly and having more oxygen will help when fighting enemies. You can also use a Boost Pack efficiently with this Background!

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Your past is a mystery but you do get access to some nice combat skills:

  • Wellness
  • Ballistics
  • Piloting

Ballistics and Wellness will help you in ground combat with more damage and health. Piloting allows you to pilot better ships and pilot your ships better. Which can make you a fearsome fighter in space.

5. Cyberneticist

Access to weapons, better heals and the ability to hack locks with the following skills:

  • Medicine
  • Security
  • Lasers

A solid fighter that can also accept more shady jobs!

6. Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter is designed more for space combat and traveling around but you can take advantage of its Boost Pack on the ground as well. This background’s skills are:

  • Piloting
  • Targeting Control Systems
  • Boost Pack Training

7. Beast Hunter

Want to hunt down fearsome alien predators and then make the best dishes out of them? Look no further! The Beast Hunter is the best Background for you!

  • Fitness
  • Ballistics
  • Gastronomy

Fitness and Ballistics cover all your combat needs. The ability to cook your kills is an added bonus!

8. Space Scoundrel

If you do not mind the description, then you can gain access to the following skills:

  • Pistol Certification
  • Piloting
  • Persuasion

A balanced fighter for ground and space operations that can always talk their way through if things do not go as planned!

9. Bouncer

Another Combat Background that prefers a close and personal fighting style!

  • Boxing
  • Security
  • Fitness

Bouncer offers hard hitting punches and the required oxygen to execute them.

10. Ronin

Ronin suits more the Stealth based Backgrounds list but it also offers combat capabilities with its Dueling skill.

  • Dueling
  • Stealth
  • Scavenging

The above Backgrounds offer access to various combat and support abilities, that will help you become a great fighter in Starfield. Always by following your favorite fighting style!

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