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Starfield Best Planets

The Best Planets to build an Outpost early in Starfield. Starfield offers a wide selection of planets to visit, explore and admire. With the game’s robust Outpost Building feature, you can also create your own personal Outposts anywhere you want. The main purpose of building Outposts is to collect resources and craft items with them. Picking the planet with the right resources for your crafting projects is rather important, especially early in the game.

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Planets with the Best Resources in Starfield

There are plenty of resources you can collect and use in Starfield. A few of those resources are important to have early, since you will need them in almost every research and crafting project. Some of the most important you should collect are:

  • Aluminum
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Copper
  • Helium-3

For your first Outpost you should try to find a planet with as many of those as possible. Aluminum or Iron along with Helium-3 will be a great start for your Outpost. If you manage to get all three it will be ideal.

Best Planet Conditions for Outpost Building in Starfield

Finding a Planet with some good resources is only the first step of building an Outpost. The Planet Conditions must be good as well. A couple important Planet Conditions to consider are:

  • No Extreme Environment
  • Not far from Alpha Centauri

If a planet has an Extreme Environment, that means that you cannot build an Outpost there. Not until you invest skill points to the Planetary Habitation Science Skill at least. Planetary Habitation is a Tier 4 Science Skill, which means that it will take you some time to unlock it.

Finding a Planet closer to Alpha Centauri(New Atlantis) and the other main hubs of the game, Volii(Neon) and Cheyenne(Akila) Systems allows you to move around faster, completing missions and checking your Outpost more often. This matters more early in the game when you have not unlocked better ships yet and travel farther away may be troublesome.

What are the Best Planets for Outpost in Starfield

Taking into consideration the above conditions but also the best resources to harvest early, these are the Best Planets you can Build an Outpost early in Starfield and have great success!

1. Andraphon

Andraphon is a moon of the Sumati Planet in the Narion System. A Temperate moon 15.9 LY away from Alpha Centauri and with the following resources:

  • Helium-3
  • Aluminum
  • Iron
  • Beryllium
  • Europium

An excellent starting option with access to Helium, Aluminum and Iron, as well as the rarer Beryllium and Europium resources.

Andraphon

2. Zamka

Zamka is a frozen moon of Olivas in the Alpha Centauri system. A great location to start your Outpost that offers access to several good resources like Helium, Iron and Copper. Zamka’s resources are:

  • Water
  • Helium-3
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Iron
  • Uranium
  • Cobalt
  • Vanadium
Zamka

3. Indum 3b

The second moon of the Indum planet in the Indum System, 16.6 LY away from Alpha Centauri! Indum 3b also offers access to a few nice resources like Iron and Copper. The full list of resources you can harvest here are:

  • Water
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Iron
  • Cobalt
  • Tetrafluorides
  • Tantalum
  • Ytterbium
Indum 3b

4. Indum 2

The second planet of the Indum System, 16.6 LY away from from Alpha Centauri! Indum 2 offers Aluminun and Copper along with a few other resources:

  • Water
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Uranium
  • Argon
  • Benzene
  • Beryllium
  • Fluorine
Indum 2

5. Andromas 3

The third planet in the Andromas system, 28.2 LY away from Alpha Centauri. A temperate planet that offers access to:

  • Water
  • Helium-3
  • Aluminum
  • Argon
  • Beryllium
  • Europium
  • Neon
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Andromas 3

6. Maheo 2

Maheo 2 is another great planet with access to great resources. The second planet in the Maheo System, 21.52 LY away from Alpha Centauri. Here you can harvest:

  • Water
  • Helium-3
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Lead
  • Alkanes
  • Tetrafluorides
  • Ytterbium
Maheo 2

7. Sirius 2

The second planet of the Sirius System! A cold planet, only 9.51 LY away from Alpha Centauri that offers access to the following resources:

  • Water
  • Chlorine
  • Nickel
  • Uranium
  • Chlorosilanes
  • Iridium
  • Lithium
  • Xenon
Sirius 2

8. Luyten’s Rock

The only planet in the Luyten’s Star System, 14 LY away from Alpha Centauri. A Temperate planet with helium, Iron and Lithium to harvest! The resources you can find here are:

  • Water
  • Helium-3
  • Chlorine
  • Iron
  • Argon
  • Alkanes
  • Lithium
  • Tantalum
Luyten’s Rock

9. Bessel 3b

The second moon of the Bessel 3 Planet in the Bessel System, 14.39 LY away from Alpha Centauri. With access to Aluminum, Nickel and Iron, Bessel 3b is a nice option for your first Outpost! The full list of resources you can find here includes:

  • Water
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel
  • Iron
  • Argon
  • Cobalt
  • Platinum
  • Neon
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Bessel 3b

10. Vega 2b

Vega 2b is an interesting planet to build an Outpost. This is because it offers access to Lead but also the rarer Titanium resource! This is the second moon of Vega 2 Planet, in the Vega System 26.87 LY away from Alpha Centauri. All the resources you can find here are:

  • Water
  • Lead
  • Titanium
  • Dysprosium
Vega 2b

FAQ – Starfield Best Planets

What are the Best Planets to mine early in Starfield?

The Best Planets to mine early in Starfield are Andraphon, Zamka and Andromas 3 thanks to their Helium-3, Aluminum and Iron resources!

What are the Best Resources in Starfield?

The Best Resources in Starfield that you should harvest as soon as possible are Aluminum, Iron, Helium-3 and Lead!