Skyrim fans can rejoice as Starfield brings back a beloved special powers mechanic that was once exclusive to the Dragonborn. In Starfield, the Spacefarer accesses an assortment of mystical abilities known simply as Powers. So, let's look at them in this Starfield Powers guide.
This guide will cover every power in Starfield and how to locate the temples to unlock the powers. Furthermore, we will also be discussing how you can upgrade these powers and the best way to farm power levels. So keep on reading for everything you need to know on Starfield powers.
What are Powers in Starfield?
Powers are unique abilities you can perform and use by using up portions of your power gauge. Each power has a cost, and the gauge refills over time as you use them.
These abilities vary from slowing time to throwing blasts of freezing ice and can change up your combat experience. Powers make combat in Starfield much more fun, and you should try to unlock powers as soon as possible.
How to Unlock Powers in Starfield
The very first Power you unlock is the Anti-Gravity Field Power. You unlock it during the third Constellation mission, Into the Unknown, which means you can access it early.
For this mission, you travel to the planet Procyon III to investigate the source of an anomaly. You'll find your way to a mysterious temple, and once you solve its puzzle, the power is yours.
Starfield Temples Explained
After the first temple, you get the side mission, Power From Beyond, which has you travel throughout the Settled Systems to various planets in search of temples. Each temple puzzle you complete will award you with a new power that can drastically change your gameplay.
However, note that every temple has a corresponding artifact. Only once you find the artifact can you unlock the temple's location related to it. Vladimir Sall will help you locate the temples once you've submitted and activated a new artifact.
How to Locate Temples
The temples are key points of interest and are easy to spot as they are high-rise structures. You can always open your scanner if you can't find it because of the terrain or atmosphere. You'll notice a weird spiral when you look toward a temple, and the scanner will start glitching out.
How to Solve Temple Puzzles
Temple Puzzles are straightforward and follow the same trend. You need to fly around in zero gravity and collect the glowing fragments of light until the spinning rings in the middle stop.
Once they stop, you need to fly through the middle of the newly formed portal. You'll be able to tell when you've collected all the lights due to the sound effects in the temple.
However, whenever you leave the temple after gaining a new power, you're likely to be attacked by Starborn enemies. These are level 30 enemies who can hide their presence and be pretty tricky to deal with. They don't drop any loot; instead, they drop Quantum Essence, which can be used to replenish your power meter.
All Powers in Starfield
There are a total of 24 powers in Starfield.
|Power Name||Power Description||Cost|
|Anti-Gravity Field||Creates low-intensity gravity in your locality. Lifts all foes nearby into the air.||45|
|Personal Atmosphere||Summon a bubble of unlimited oxygen.||45|
|Gravity Wave||Fire a burst of gravitational power strong enough to stagger foes||25|
|Sense Star Stuff||Detect all life around you for a duration.||15|
|Precognition||Glimpse enemy movements or NPC dialog replies before they happen.||35|
|Creator’s Peace||Pacifies all enemies in an area and disarms them for a duration.||25|
|Grav Dash||Manipulate gravity to propel yourself forward, and briefly increase any damage you inflict.||15|
|Alien Reanimation||Resurrects a dead alien to fight alongside you for a duration.||35|
|Reactive Shield||Generate a shield that protects from damage and reflects projectiles.||35|
|Supernova||Emit a powerful explosion that deals damage in a large area||45|
|Solar Flare||Release a directed orb of searing hot plasma akin to the Sun.||25|
|Sunless Space||Shoot a ball of ice, freezing any living being caught in the blast for a duration.||35|
|Moon Form||Root yourself in place and increase your resistance to all damages greatly.||35|
|Life Forced||Steal enemy HP for yourself||25|
|Parallel Self||Create a duplicate of yourself for a duration||45|
|Inner Demon||Force an enemy to confront their inner demons, creating a mirror image of themselves that attacks them.||35|
|Gravity Well||Create a gravitational field that pulls in and damages enemies by crushing them.||45|
|Earthbound||Change the gravity around you to Earth gravity levels for a duration||15|
|Create Vacuum||Remove the oxygen supply for nearby enemies.||25|
|Phased Time||Slow down time for a limited duration||45|
|Particle Beam||Shoot a beam of concentrated particle energy that deals high damage.||15|
|Void Form||Become nearly invisible for a duration.||45|
|Eternal Harvest||Regrows flora that has been harvested in a large area around you.||25|
How to Upgrade Powers in Starfield
Starfield has one of the most expansive new game plus mechanics we've seen in quite a while. When you enter new game plus, you can revisit the temples, and every time you gain a power you already have, it receives an upgrade.
You can upgrade each power nine times until you reach its final level X. Every upgrade will either lower the cost or increase the strength and duration of the power. This means you can play NG+ up to 9 times until you max out your powers.
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