Starfield - All Powers guide

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starfield power being granted

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
Anti-Gravity Field
Creates low-intensity gravity in your locality. Lifts all foes nearby into the air.
Personal Atmosphere
Summon a bubble of unlimited oxygen.
Gravity Wave
Fire a burst of gravitational power strong enough to stagger foes
Sense Star Stuff
Detect all life around you for a duration.
Glimpse enemy movements or NPC dialog replies before they happen.
Creator’s Peace
Pacifies all enemies in an area and disarms them for a duration.
Grav Dash
Manipulate gravity to propel yourself forward, and briefly increase any damage you inflict.
Alien Reanimation
Resurrects a dead alien to fight alongside you for a duration.
Reactive Shield
Generate a shield that protects from damage and reflects projectiles.
Emit a powerful explosion that deals damage in a large area
Solar Flare
Release a directed orb of searing hot plasma akin to the Sun.
Sunless Space
Shoot a ball of ice, freezing any living being caught in the blast for a duration.
Moon Form
Root yourself in place and increase your resistance to all damages greatly.
Life Forced
Steal enemy HP for yourself
Parallel Self
Create a duplicate of yourself for a duration
Inner Demon
Force an enemy to confront their inner demons, creating a mirror image of themselves that attacks them.
Gravity Well
Create a gravitational field that pulls in and damages enemies by crushing them.
Change the gravity around you to Earth gravity levels for a duration
Create Vacuum
Remove the oxygen supply for nearby enemies.
Phased Time
Slow down time for a limited duration
Particle Beam
Shoot a beam of concentrated particle energy that deals high damage.
Void Form
Become nearly invisible for a duration.
Eternal Harvest
Regrows flora that has been harvested in a large area around you.

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.

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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.

That's everything you need to know about powers and temples in Starfield. While you're here, you can also check our guides for the best weapons, best spacesuits and best outpost locations.

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