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Starfield Particle Beams Weapons Build

The Best Particle Beams Build for Starfield, that can utilize your favorite type of Weapons to deal massive damage! Particle Beams weapons deal a mix of Physical and Energy damage in Starfield, which makes them the most powerful weapons in the game. The Particle Beams Expert Build is focusing on this type of damage but is flexible enough to allow you to use your favorite weapon! Particle Beams based weapons appear later in the game, so this Build is designed as an endgame Combat Build!

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Best Background for Particle Beams 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. To maximize the efficiency of the Build early in the game, you should pick a background that gives access to the Lasers skill. This skill affects Particle Beams weapons in the game at the moment and will allow you to use Laser based weapons early, until you can find your first Particle Beams weapons. The Best Background for the Particle Beams Expert Build is Cyberneticist!

Cyberneticist Background

The Background gives access to the following skills:

  • Medicine
  • Security
  • Lasers

The Lasers skill affects the damage of Particle Beams Weapons and allows you to use Lasers early in 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 Particle Beams Weapons Expert Build in Starfield

Increasing Health and oxygen is our number one priority for the Build! The Best Traits for the Particle Beams 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.

Particle Beams Skill

Best Skills for Particle Beams Weapons Expert Build in Starfield

Skills are the core of our Particle Beams 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

  • Particle Beams
  • Pistol Certification or Shotgun Certification or Rifle Certification
  • Rapid Reloading
  • Crippling
  • Sharpshooting

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

Physical Skills

  • Fitness(Novice)
  • Weight Lifting(Novice)
  • Wellness(Novice)
  • Gymnastics(Advanced)
  • Pain Tolerance(Advanced)
  • Cellular Regeneration(Expert)
  • Rejuvenation(Master)

Fitness offers more Oxygen which allows you to take more actions. Weight Lifting is important since it allows you to carry more items, 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 but they are not top priority for the Build. You can take them later.

Lasers Skill

Social Skills

  • Commerce(Novice)
  • Isolation(Advanced) or Leadership(Expert)

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(Novice)
  • Particle Beams(Advanced)
  • Pistol Certification(Novice) or Shotgun Certification(Novice) or Rifle Certification(Advanced)
  • Rapid Reloading(Expert)
  • Sniper Certification(Expert)
  • Armor Penetration(Master)
  • Crippling(Master)
  • Sharpshooting(Master)

Lasers will help you deal strong damage early in the game with appropriate weapons, until you can find your first Particle Beams weapons. Particle Beams is a core skill of the Build that will boost your overall damage! Depending on the weapon you wish to focus on, you can unlock and rank up the Pistol, Shotgun or Rifle Certification skills. Sniper Certification and Sharpshooting will further boost your damage and capabilities. 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 your combat efficiency.

Science Skills

  • Medicine(Novice)
  • Weapon Engineering(Advanced)
  • Spacesuit Design(Advanced)
  • Chemistry(Expert)

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

  • Security(Novice)
  • Boost Pack Training(Novice)

You get Security from your Background and that should be enough from this skill line. 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 Particle Beams Weapons Expert Build in Starfield

Early in the game you can use Laser Weapons that you find as loot or buy from vendors. Solstice Pistol, Equinox and Orion Rifles will carry you until you can get your first Particle Beams Weapon. Depending on the type of Weapon you prefer(or are lucky to find early) you can use the Novalight or Va’Ruun Starshard Pistol, the Big Bang Shotgun or the Va’Ruun Inflictor Rifle! All three types of weapons are powerful and some of the strongest weapons in the game. Later you might also be able to find and use Unique Particle Beams Weapons, like the Eternity’s Gate Rifle! When picking mods for your Weapon focus on mods that increase Accuracy and Damage!

Novalight Pistol Weapon Mods:

SlotComponent
BarrelLong Barrel
LaserRecon Laser Sight
OpticReflex/Glow Sight
MuzzleFocus Nozzle
Magazine and BatteryAnnihilator Rounds
InternalAmplifier
ReceiverSemi Automatic/Burst Fire

Big Bang Shotgun Weapon Mods:

SlotComponent
BarrelExtended Barrel
LaserRecon Laser Sight
OpticReflex Sight
MuzzleFocus Nozzle
Grip and StockErgonomic Stock
Magazine and BatteryAnnihilator Rounds
InternalAmplifier

Va’Ruun Inflictor Rifle Weapon Mods:

SlotComponent
BarrelLong Barrel
LaserRecon Laser Sight
OpticRecon Scope
MuzzleFocus Nozzle
Magazine and BatteryAnnihilator Rounds
InternalAmplifier

Best Power for Particle Beams 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 Particle Beams 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:

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

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

Best Companion for Particle Beams 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 Particle Beams Weapons Expert Build is Andreja. Andreja can complement your Build with her Particle Beams 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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