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Starfield Powers

All Powers in Starfield and How to Unlock them! Powers are unique abilities you can unlock in Starfield, that can make your character even stronger. Powers allow you to enhance your Builds with abilities that will make you more efficient in the role you have chosen to follow. You can gain access to them only by advancing the game’s main quest-line.

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How to Unlock Powers in Starfield

To unlock the powers you will have to advance the game’s main quest-line. After you complete the first two missions, “One Small Step” and “The Old Neighborhood“, you will receive three more missions to complete in any order. One of those missions is “Into the Unknown“. Into the Unknown will send you to examine an anomaly that appears on the scanner. Visit “The Eye” space station and talk to Vladimir first, then head to the planet where the anomaly appears. Use your hand scanner to find it. When you face towards the right direction, you will notice a distortion on the hand scanner. Ignore points of interest on the surface(including gravitational anomalies) and head towards the distortion.

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Scanner Distortions

When you get closer to your destination, you will receive a point of interest mark for Temple Eta. Approach and enter the Temple. Inside you will find a structure that will activate the moment you enter and an entity of light. Move towards the entity and fly through it a few times. The structure will start spinning faster until it creates a portal. Pass through the portal and you will unlock your first power “Anti-Gravity Field“. Return to the Lodge and show off your new power to complete the mission. You will now get the “Power from Beyond” mission that allows you to find and unlock all available powers in Starfield.

Visit “The Eye”, talk to Vladimir to get the new location and go there to repeat the process and unlock a new power. Rinse and repeat for the remaining powers. Some powers are locked behind Main missions, so you will have to do those to unlock them. Also after you unlock a few powers you will have to fight an enemy when you unlock a new power.

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How to Use Powers in Starfield

When you unlock your first Power, you will get a new Tab in the character’s menu. From there you can read the description of every power, their cost to use and pick which power to use. To use your preferred power you can press “Z” by default. You can only have one Power active at any time.


How Many Powers there are in Starfield

In total there are twenty four(24) Powers in Starfield. You can unlock them by finding Temples or by completing main quest line missions. It is possible to find Temples by accident on a random planet. There is no specific order you have to follow when unlocking the Powers.

Starfield Powers List

Below you can find a list with all available Powers in Starfield, their effect description and what they cost to use them.

Alien ReanimationResurrects a dead alien to fight alongside you for a duration.35
Anti-Gravity FieldGenerate a localized field of intense low gravity, and behold a planet’s true power.45
Creator’s PeacePacifies all enemies in an area and disarms them for a duration.25
Create VacuumGut the O2 supply of targets in the area for a duration.25
EarthboundChange the gravity around you to Earth gravity levels for a duration.15
Elemental PullBlasts inorganic resources in an area around you and pulls them towards you.25
Eternal HarvestRegrows flora that has been harvested in a large area around you.25
Grav DashManipulate gravity to propel yourself forward, and briefly increase any damage you inflict.15
Gravity WaveLaunches a gravity wave in a cone ahead of you that staggers and knocks down enemies.25
Gravity WellCreate an area of dense gravity that pulls in and crushes everything and everyone in around it.45
Inner DemonForce an enemy to confront their inner demons, creating a mirror image of themselves that attacks them.35
Life ForcedDrain the life force out of a living being and transfer it to yourself.25
Moon FormBecome as strong as stone, rooting yourself in place and increasing your resistance to all damages greatly.35
Parallel SelfSummon another version of you from an alternate dimension for a duration.45
Particle BeamShoot a beam of pure particle energy that deals high amounts of damage to enemies in front of you.15
Personal AtmosphereOxygen, pure and clean, brought forth to breathe deep and counteract harmful carbon dioxide.45
Phased TimePhase through the normal flow of time and slow down the universe for a duration.45
PrecognitionLook into the multiverse and visualize the future actions of actors, conversational and otherwise.35
Reactive ShieldEnvelop yourself in a metastable shell of antimatter that reflects projectiles and increases your resistance to attacks.35
Sense Star StuffBind yourself to the particles of creation, sensing the life force of any human, alien, or Starborn.15
Solar FlareEmit an intense burst of solar energy that damages enemies and can set them ablaze.25
Sunless SpaceShoot a ball of ice as cold as space into an area, freezing any living being caught in the blast for a duration.35
SupernovaExplode with the power of a supernova in an area around you, dealing massive damage.45
Void FormWarp the light around you, becoming nearly invisible for a duration.45

What are the Best Powers in Starfield

Powers are useful abilities that can help you deal with enemies or complete a task faster. Some of these powers are better and will help you more than the rest though. These are the 10 Best Powers in Starfield:

  1. Grav Dash
  2. Parallel Shelf
  3. Phased Time
  4. Reactive Shield
  5. Supernova
  6. Precognition
  7. Life Forced
  8. Gravity Well
  9. Void Form
  10. Sense Star Stuff

Grav Dash is an amazing power that allows you to dash forward but also boosts your damage. Great power for almost every Combat oriented Build in Starfield.

Parallel Shelf creates a clone of yourself that is using the same gear with you and can dish out massive damage.

Phased Time slows down time, allowing you to deal with enemies at your own pace!

Reactive Shield is a superb defensive ability that protects you from attacks and can reflect projectiles back to your attackers. This power will be especially helpful when you fight outnumbered.

Supernova on the other hand is a pure offensive power that deals massive damage in a large area with an explosion.

Precognition is not a combat power. But it is an amazing power since it shows you the outcome of certain dialogue options and allows you to pick the right answer!

Life Forced is a simple power that drains Health from enemies and restores your Health. Can be helpful, especially if you are out of Med Packs to heal yourself.

Gravity Well pulls enemies and crushes them. Great power to use when you need to deal with multiple enemies in an area.

Void Form makes you invisible for some time. Simple and powerful.

Sense Star Stuff reveals enemies and other NPC around you. You can even see them behind walls. It might not sound strong but it is super helpful to know the location of your enemies, especially when playing with a Stealth Build!

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