Starfield Beast Hunter Build
The Best Beast Hunter Build for Starfield, that is focusing on hunting alien wildlife and dealing massive damage with Rifles! A Hunter build in Starfield that is dealing massive damage with Ballistic weapons, focusing on hunting down Alien Wildlife and extracting rare resources. The Build is focusing on hunting down wildlife but is strong enough to fight Human enemies as well.
Table of Contents
- Beast Hunter Build Background
- Beast Hunter Build Traits
- Beast Hunter Build Skills
- Beast Hunter Build Weapon
- Beast Hunter Build Power
- Beast Hunter Build Companion
- More Builds
Best Background for Beast Hunter Build in Starfield
Backgrounds are basically starter classes in Starfield, that offer access to a set of three novice skills. Picking the right background for your build will help you become more efficient at your role early in the game. The Best Background for the Beast Hunter Build is the Beast Hunter Background!
The Background gives access to the following skills:
The Fitness and Ballistics skills are excellent for the role of Beast Hunter! Fitness increases your oxygen, allowing you to perform more actions while Ballistics boosts the damage of all Ballistic Weapons. With Gastronomy you can research and create better Food and Drinks, putting the resources you extract from your prey to good use! Some good alternative Backgrounds are:
- Xenobiologist(if you wish to focus on Lasers)
Best Traits for Beast Hunter Build in Starfield
We are spending most of our time on the surface of planets, so getting the right traits that increase Health and Oxygen is out top priority! The Best Traits for the Beast Hunter Build are:
- Alien DNA
- Terra Firma
- Introvert or Extrovert
- Empath(if you bring Companions along)
- Faction and Religious
Alien DNA boosts Health and Oxygen but reduces the effectiveness of healing and food items. Terra Firma will boost your Health and Oxygen when on the ground. Introvert boosts Oxygen when adventuring alone while Extrovert boosts Oxygen when adventuring with Companions. Wanted offers a boost to damage when you are low on health, which can be helpful when fighting a pack of alien creatures or dealing with a strong prey. Empath will increase the fighting performance of your Companions, if they like you. If they do not like you they will not be as effective though.
Finally you can pick any Faction specific or Religious specific Trait, if you wish to build up your relationship with one of their corresponding groups. You can only have one of those Social focused Traits in the game active. One for Factions and one for Religions.
Best Skills for Beast Hunter Build in Starfield
Skills are the core of our Beast Hunter Build in Starfield! Starfield Skills offer all kind of benefits and can make or break your Build. While we do get access to three Novice Skills with our background, there are a few more we can take to make it truly efficient and powerful. The Core skills of the Build are
- Rifle Certification
- Sniper Certification
- Isolation or Leadership
These are all the skills you should take for a powerful Beast Hunter Build in Starfield!
- Weight Lifting(Novice)
- Pain Tolerance(Advanced)
- Cellular Regeneration(Expert)
Fitness offers more Oxygen which allows you to take more actions. Weight Lifting is an important skill that will allow you to carry more items while Wellness will increase your overall Health. Gymnastics offers better mobility and Pain Tolerance reduces Physical Damage taken. Cellular Regeneration and Rejuvenation will assist with getting you back to action in no time if you are injured or low on health.
Commerce will help you make credits in Starfield by selling all the items you are looting! Gastronomy assists with creating better Food and Drinks. Pick Isolation or Leadership to further boost your capabilities, depending on whether or not you have Companions with you. Xenosociology allows you to manipulate alien creatures, forcing them to flee or fight their allies! Can be a useful skill to have when fighting packs of hostile wildlife.
- Rifle Certification(Advanced)
- Rapid Reloading(Expert)
- Sniper Certification(Expert)
Ballistics is a core skill for the Build that will further increase our damage. We are focusing on Rifle and scoped weapons to deal most damage from medium to large distance. This is why we unlock the Rifle Certification, Sniper Certification and Sharpshooting skills. Rapid Reloading reduces the time it takes to reload our weapon and increases our combat efficiency. Keeping our distance from the targets is the best strategy to kill them fast and without risking any damage.
- Weapon Engineering(Advanced)
- Spacesuit Design(Advanced)
Medicine boosts the effectiveness of Med Packs and will keep you alive. Zoology assists with harvesting more rarer resources from creatures. Weapon Engineering will help you create better Weapon mods to add to your weapons! Spacesuit Design will do the same for your Spacesuit. Chemistry allows you to create chems to further boost your character.
- Boost Pack Training(Novice)
Boost Pack Training is not a priority skill for the build but can help with moving around and fighting hostiles. You can unlock and use any other skill in the game to enrich the build and make it more personal!
Best Weapon for Beast Hunter Build in Starfield
The Build relies on Ballistic Weapons for maximum damage and range. Rifle is our weapon of choice, since it can deal significant damage and use scopes to strike from distance. Early in the game you can use a Grendel or a Maelstrom. You can later upgrade to Drum Beat, Tombstone, AA-99 and Magshear. You can even use Unique Rifles like the Revenant!
AA-99 Weapon Mods:
|Recon Laser Sight
|Grip and Stock
|Magazine and Battery
Magshear Weapon Mods:
|Recon Laser Sight
|Magazine and Battery
|Depleted Uranium Rounds
You can keep another Rifle as secondary weapon with a Short Scope or Reflex Sight to engage enemies close to you more efficiently. If you wish to learn more about Weapons, you can read my Starfield Weapons Guide!
Best Power for Beast Hunter Build in Starfield
Powers are unique abilities you can unlock by advancing the main quest line and completing the “Into the Unknown” main mission. Powers offer unique effects to your character and can complement your Build. The Best Power for the Beast Hunter Build is Alien Reanimation! This power resurrects a dead alien to fight by your side. A few more powers you can use are:
- Grav Dash
- Parallel Self
- Phased Time
- Reactive Shield
If you wish to learn more about Powers, you can read my Starfield Powers Guide!
Best Companion for Beast Hunter Build in Starfield
Companions in Starfield come with their own unique skills that can assist your character and further complement your Build! Not all Companions are good for every role and type of gameplay. Picking the right Companion with the right skills will help you achieve your goals faster and more efficiently. The Best Companion for the Beast Hunter Build is Simeon Bankowski. A sniper that can assist when fighting alien creatures from distance. Other good Companions you can use with the Build are:
If you wish to learn more details about all available Companions, you can read my Starfield Companions Guide!
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- Pistol Build
- Shotgun Build
- Sniper Build
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- Stealth Assassin Build
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- Thief Build
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