starfield laser weapons build

Starfield Laser Weapons Expert Build

The Best Laser Weapons Expert Build for Starfield, that relies on Laser Weapons to deal massive damage and defeat enemies! The Build is focusing on using Laser weapons to deal massive damage from early in the game. One major benefit Laser Weapons have over Ballistics is that it is easier to find ammo for them, even early in the game. This Build will help you defeat enemies with Laser Weapons in Space or Ground combat.

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Best Background for Laser Weapons Expert 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 Laser Weapons Expert Build is Cyberneticist!

Cyberneticist Background

The Background gives access to the following skills:

  • Medicine
  • Security
  • Lasers

The Lasers skill is vital for the Build and with the proper background allows us to be more effective when using Laser Weapons from the beginning of the game! Medicine is another helpful skill to have early that makes Med Packs and aid items more efficient. Finally the Security skill can help with making credits or finding better items by hacking locks. Some good alternative Backgrounds are:

  • Explorer
  • Xenobiologist

Best Traits for Laser Weapons Expert Build in Starfield

Increasing Health and oxygen is our number one priority for the Build! The Best Traits for the Laser Weapons Expert 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.

Lasers Skill

Best Skills for Laser Weapons Expert Build in Starfield

Skills are the core of our Laser Weapons Expert 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

  • Lasers
  • Rapid Reloading
  • Crippling
  • Fitness
  • Isolation or Leadership

These are all the skills you should take for a powerful Laser Weapons Expert 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. Gymnastics offers better mobility and Pain Tolerance reduces Physical Damage taken. Energy Weapon Dissipation reduces Energy Damage taken and can even reflect Energy Damage back to enemies, making you a true Energy and Laser Weapons Expert! Cellular Regeneration and Rejuvenation will assist with getting you back to action in no time if you are injured or low on health but they are not top priority for the Build. You can take them later.

Commerce 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

Lasers 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. Armor Penetration will make your weapons to ignore enemy armor while Crippling will bring down enemies faster. Rapid Reloading reduces the time it takes to reload your weapon and increases combat efficiency. Particle Beams allows you to have a secondary weapon.

Particle Beams Skill

Science Skills

Medicine boosts the effectiveness of Med Packs and will keep you alive. 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.

Tech Skills

You get Security from your Background and that should be enough from this skill line. You can also unlock Boost Pack Training for better combat mobility! You can unlock and use any other skill in the game to enrich the build and make it more personal!

Best Weapon for Laser Weapons Expert Build in Starfield

The Build relies on Laser Weapons for maximum damage and range. Rifle is our weapon of choice, since they can deal significant damage and use scopes to strike from distance if you wish. Early in the game you can find easily and use an Equinox Laser Rifle. You can later upgrade to the Orion Laser Rifle and Unmitigated Violence. When picking mods for your Weapon focus on mods that increase Accuracy and Damage!

Orion Laser Weapon Mods:

BarrelLong Barrel
LaserRecon Laser Sight
OpticReflex Sight/Short-Medium Scope
MuzzleFocus Nozzle
Grip and StockStandard Grip/Stabilizing Stock
Magazine and BatteryIgnition Beams

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

Best Power for Laser Weapons Expert 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 Laser Weapons Expert Build is Parallel Self! This power creates another version of you with the same gear that deals massive damage! A few more powers you can use are:

  • Grav Dash
  • Phased Time
  • Reactive Shield
  • Particle Beam

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

Best Companion for Laser Weapons Expert 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 Laser Weapons Expert Build is Sarah Morgan. Sarah can complement your Build with her Lasers Skill. 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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