Starfield lets players fulfill their space fantasy, and between charting unknown territory and facing off against space pirates and aliens, there’s a lot more to uncover in the vast reaches of space. You’ll need more than just firearms to survive, and the universe has plans for you to fight back.
Your playable character in Starfield will eventually gain access to powers that will allow you to stand on equal ground against the many threats you’ll face. Costing “Power,” you’ll be able to cast these to varying effects. There are 24 different powers to choose from, and here’s a quick guide on how to unlock them and what they are!
Disclaimer – Spoilers ahead.
Starfield – How to Unlock Powers
Players will need to proceed through the main quest line in Starfield and complete the “Into The Unknown” mission. This is something you won’t miss out on, so don’t worry; you’ll be able to find it rather early in your Starfield playthrough.
The quest will require the investigation of an anomaly, and by following the directions, you will end up in a temple with rotating rings in the center. As you look around the area, you’ll see a concentration of light and stars that you’ll need to pass through as they form. You’ll do this a number of times as the rings start spinning faster, but do it enough and the rings will stop spinning, allowing you to pass through the middle and gain the first power that you can equip from the main menu.
Other powers in Starfield will be riddled across the systems, so be on the lookout!
Starfield – All Powers
Here are all 24 powers you can find in Starfield (arranged alphabetically):
|Alien Reanimation||Life, gift of the cosmos, granted once more to a fallen alien beast, so that it may serve thankfully.||45|
|Anti-Gravity Field||Generate a localized field of intense low gravity, and behold a planet’s true power.||25|
|Create Vacuum||Oxygen, fuel of humanity, is withdrawn from a localized area at your command.||25|
|Creators’ Peace||Fill your foes with the silent calm of the universe, compelling them to temporarily abandon their weapons.||25|
|Earthbound||Earth, the cradle of humanity, shares its gravity in an area of your choosing.||25|
|Elemental Pull||Elements, the true treasure of planet and moon, are drawn to your being.||35|
|Eternal Harvest||What has blossomed will bloom once more, ripe for the picking.||25|
|Grav Dash||Manipulate gravity to propel yourself forward, and briefly increase any damage you inflict.||15|
|Gravity Wave||Emit a gravitational force strong enough to propel almost anything… or anyone.||25|
|Gravity Well||Generate a focal point of crushing gravity that draws in anyone caught in its field.||45|
|Inner Demon||Tap into the endless multiverse, and summon forth a friendly duplicate of an unfriendly foe.||35|
|Life Forced||Transfer the very lifeforce of an enemy, harming them while healing yourself.||25|
|Moon Form||Channel the energy of Luna, Earth’s beautiful moon, to be as unmoving and resilient as stone.||35|
|Parallel Self||From across the vast multiverse, a friendly version of yourself arrives, armed and ready to lend aid.||45|
|Particle Beam||Emit a powerful ray of cosmic energy, dealing terrifying damage to a single target.||15|
|Personal Atmosphere||Oxygen, pure and clean, brought forth to breathe deep and counteract harmful carbon dioxide.||45|
|Phased Time||Time itself is yours to manipulate, as you slow the world… and all those in it.||45|
|Precognition||Bend time and glimpse the future, seeing the path someone will walk and the words they may say.||35|
|Reactive Shield||Form a shield of pure cosmic light that can weaken and even reflect enemy projectiles.||35|
|Sense Star Stuff||Bind yourself to the particles of creation, sensing the life force of any human, alien, or Starborn.||15|
|Solar Flare||Tap into the power of a sun and release a directed orb of searing hot plasma.||25|
|Sunless Space||Shoot a ball of ice as cold as space into an area, freezing any living being caught in the blast for a duration.||35|
|Supernova||Cosmic energy explodes around you, with the terrible force of a dying star.||45|
|Void Form||Channel the very darkness of space, rendering yourself nearly invisible to those around you.||45|
Starfield – Powers We Recommend
Power usage in Starfield will depend on many things, mostly on the situations that you will find yourselves in based on how you play, but here are the ones we used the most during our playthrough.
- Anti-Gravity Field – This is the first power you get and, for many players, will be the one they might use the most. It is a great crowd control tool for those sticky situations, allowing you to unload on the helpless foes while they are suspended. Sunless Space is also notable.
- Supernova – You can control the crowd or simply obliterate them. Supernova deals decent AOE damage to enemies caught in the blast, allowing you to finish them off with your weapons. It costs quite a bit of power, so if you want something cheaper, the Particle Beam is a worthy replacement.
- Grav Dash – For a cost of only 15 power, you basically get a two-in-one – a mobility tool along with increasing your damage for a short while.
- Parallel Self – Later in the game, when you are a formidable force, what’s better than a second “you” to overwhelm the battlefield with?
Starfield is launching on September 6, 2023, on Xbox Series and PC via Windows and Steam. The game is also available on Xbox and PC Game Pass.