Best Heavy Weapons Build for Starfield


Starfield Heavy Weapons Build

The Best Heavy Weapons Build for Starfield, that is focusing on dealing massive damage with Heavy Weapons and Explosives! The Build is using big, heavy weapons to defeat groups of enemies and explosives to deal massive damage in a wide area! A heavier Brawler type of Build, that can destroy enemies and clear buildings fast with superb firepower and explosive damage!

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Best Background for Heavy Weapons 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 Heavy Weapons Build is Soldier!

Soldier Background

The Background gives access to the following skills:

  • Fitness
  • Ballistics
  • Boost Pack Training

The Soldier Background is a great option for the Build, since it offers early access to the Ballistics and Fitness skills. Ballistics will boost your damage with Ballistic based Heavy Weapons while Fitness will increase your oxygen! The Boost Pack Training is a nice bonus skill that can increase your mobility in the field, despite using a heavier than usual build! The File not Found Background is another great alternative.

Best Traits for Heavy Weapons Build in Starfield

Increasing Health and oxygen is our number one priority for the Build! The Best Traits for the Heavy Weapons Build are:

  • Alien DNA
  • Terra Firma or Spaced
  • Introvert or Extrovert
  • Wanted
  • 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 while Spaced will boost your Health and Oxygen while in Space. 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 outnumbered or dealing with a stronger enemy. 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.

Heavy Weapons Certification Skill

Best Skills for Heavy Weapons Build in Starfield

Skills are the core of our Heavy Weapons 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

  • Weight Lifting
  • Isolation or Leadership
  • Ballistics
  • Heavy Weapons Certification
  • Demolitions

These are all the skills you should take for a powerful Heavy Weapons Build in Starfield!

Physical Skills

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. Pain Tolerance will reduce 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.

Demolitions Skill

Social Skills

Commerce will help you make credits in Starfield by selling all the items you are looting! Pick Isolation or Leadership to further boost your capabilities, depending on whether or not you have Companions with you.

Combat Skills

Ballistics will boost the damage of all Ballistic based weapons. Heavy Weapons Certification and Demolitions are core skills for the Build and where your damage comes from! Rifle Certification will also allow you to use Rifles efficiently in the game. Rapid Reloading assists with reloading and being faster when fighting. Finally Armor Penetration will ignore enemy armor and make you deadlier!

Science Skills

Medicine boosts the effectiveness of Med Packs and will keep you alive. Weapon Engineering will help you create better Weapon mods which is necessary if you wish to add explosive damage to your weapons! Chemistry allows you to create chems to further boost your character.

Medicine Skill

Tech Skills

We get Boost Pack Training from our Background and that is all we need from this skill line. It offers a nice boost to our mobility and will help us deal with enemies faster. You can of course unlock and use any other skill in the game to enrich the build and make it more personal!

Best Weapon for Heavy Weapons Build in Starfield

We are focusing on using Ballistic based Heavy Weapons that can also fire explosives for the best damage possible! Rifles with Explosive ammo Weapon Mods will work well as a secondary weapon and early Weapon option until you get your first Heavy Weapon. The Ashta Tamer is a nice Heavy Weapon you can loot during the “The Empty Nest” main mission. A unique version of the Bridger Weapon. You can upgrade it with other Heavy Weapons when you are lucky to find them, like the Microgun!

Ashta Tamer Weapon Mods:

BarrelStandard Barrel
LaserLaser Sight
OpticReflex Sight
Grip and StockTactical Stock
Magazine and BatteryStandard Explosive Rounds/Hornet Nest
InternalHair Trigger

Microgun Weapon Mods:

BarrelLong Barrel
LaserRecon Laser Sight
Grip and StockTactical Grip
Magazine and BatteryArmor-Piercing Rounds
InternalHigh Powered/Bullet Hose

Grenades and Mines will further amplify our damage and the purpose of the Build as a Heavy Weapons and Demolition Expert Build in Starfield! Frag Grenades are the best and more reliable to use. If you wish to learn more about Weapons, you can read my Starfield Weapons Guide!

Best Power for Heavy Weapons 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 Heavy Weapons Build is Supernova! This power causes an explosion that deals massive area of effect damage! A few more powers you can use are:

  • Parallel Self
  • Reactive Shield

If you wish to learn more about Powers, you can read my Starfield Powers Guide!

Best Companion for Heavy Weapons 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 Heavy Weapons Build is Sam Coe. A combat oriented Companion that can assist with his great Rifle Skills. 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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