How to get all the Starfield powers & their rankings

How to get all the Starfield powers & their rankings
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


10th Sep 2023 11:35


The full list of Starfield powers gives you some strong abilities to use during combat and exploration, but you'll need to know how to get them and what the ranked tier list of powers is so you focus on the best ones.

Much like Skyrim, Starfield lets you use some exclusive powers and abilities as you play, but instead of harnessing the language of dragons, this time you are taking advantage of the power imbued within ancient space artefacts.

If you want to learn more about getting Starfield powers, and what the full list of them is in the game, read on.

How to get powers in Starfield

Getting powers in Starfield requires you to find them in specific temples, but there are some criteria before jumping to this step.

Firstly, you need to finish the Into the Unknown main quest mission for Constellation. This is the first quest where you will be exposed to Starfield powers as you locate Temple Eta, and isn't very far into the main questline. 

After getting the Anti-Gravity Field power and finishing Into the Unknown, you can now look for other temples across the Settled Systems for more powers, with each temple giving you a specific power. 

The next Constellation mission, Power From Beyond, will point you toward another new power, but you can find any temple from this point. 

Starfield powers tier list

Here's a Starfield powers tier list, covering all the abilities ranked from best to worst.

Tier Powers
  • Reactive Shield
  • Supernova
  • Gravity Well
  • Anti-Gravity Field
  • Life Forced
  • Particle Beam
  • Phased Time
  • Solar Flare
  • Grav Dash
  • Personal Atmosphere
  • Sunless Space
  • Creators' Peace
  • Parallel Self
  • Sense Star Stuff
  • Void Form
  • Inner Demon
  • Moon Form
  • Gravity Wave
  • Sunless Space
  • Create Vacuum
  • Precognition
  • Eternal Harvest
  • Earthbound
  • Elemental Pull
  • Alien Reanimation

That's our full breakdown of the powers in Starfield, and now you know all the available powers, how to get them, and what the best ones are.

All Starfield powers

all Starfield powers
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There are 24 Starfield powers in total. Check them all out in the table below.

Power Effect
Anti-Gravity Field Creates an area of anti-gravity that paralyses enemies
Create Vacuum Removes O2 from an area for a duration
Creators' Peace Pacifies and disarms all areas in an area for a duration
Earthbound Changes the gravity around you to Earth gravity for a duration
Elemental Pull Blasts inorganic resources in the surrounding area and pulls them toward you
Alien Reanimation Resurrects a dead alien to fight alongside you for a duration
Eternal Harvest Regrows flora that has been harvested in the surrounding area
Grav Dash Propels yourself forward and increases damage you inflict for a short duration
Gravity Wave Launches a cone of gravity ahead that staggers and knocks down enemies

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Power Effect
Gravity Well Creates an area of dense gravity that pulls in and crushes everything around it
Inner Demon Forces an enemy to confront their inner demons, creating a mirror image that attacks them
Life Forced Drains the life force from a living being and transfers it to yourself
Moon Form Become as strong as stone, rooting yourself in place and increasing resistance to all damage
Parallel Self Summon another version of yourself from an alternate dimension for a duration
Particle Beam Shoot a beam of pure particle energy that deals high amounts of damage
Personal Atmosphere Create a small area of unlimited oxygen around you for a duration
Phased Time Phase through the normal flow of time and slow down the universe for a duration
Precognition Look into the multiverse and visualise the actions of others

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Power Effect
Reactive Shield Envelop yourself in a metastable shell of antimatter that reflects projectiles and increases your resistance to attacks
Sense Star Stuff Channel the power to detect all life around you for a duration
Solar Flare Emits an intense burst of solar energy that damages enemies and sets them ablaze
Sunless Space Shoot a ball of ice as cold as space into an area, freezing anyone caught in the blast for a duration
Supernova Explode with the power of a supernova in an area around you, dealing massive damage
Void Form Warp light around you, becoming invisible for a duration

For more Starfield guides, stick with GGRecon. Alternatively, here's how to pick up and throw items in Starfield.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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