All Starfield powers and how to unlock them

Starfield powers are game-changing abilities that can resurrect the dead, push away enemies, and even fire lasers.

All Starfield powers and how to unlock them

Starfield powers are a strange combination of psychic powers and gravitational manipulation that you can unlock simply by following the main quest and visiting a temple, which Vladimir Sall will helpfully mark on your map.

There are a total of 24 powers in the game, and revisiting temples during a New Game Plus run will empower every ability further to the maximum limit of 10. In order to fully upgrade every power, you’ll need to visit 240 temples in total, or use a Starfield mod or console command to bypass the grind.

Where do I find Starfield powers?

Finding and exploring Starfield Temples is the key to unlocking new powers. You won’t be prompted to visit a temple until you’ve completed the Into the Unknown, Back to Vectera, and The Empty Nest Starfield missions, at which point Vladimir Sall will mark a temple location on your map.

On arriving at the temple, you’ll find a door down a long corridor. It has a large number of lights on it that will descend into the floor as you approach, so it shouldn’t be too hard to miss while you circle the building.

Interacting with the door will deposit you into a large chamber where a series of rings will spin into the air, and create a zero-G environment. A cluster of glowing lights will appear at a random location in the air, and you will need to use your boost pack to fly through it and the ones that appear afterwards to unlock a random Starfield power. The very first power you unlock is scripted: Anti-Gravity Field, but future visits can unlock any of the remaining 23 powers.

It is possible to find a temple without Vlad’s help, but you will need a great deal of luck finding them as the temple locations in New Game Plus runs can be randomized.

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Here are all the Starfield powers:

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  • Alien Reanimation

    • description

      Life, gift of the cosmos, granted once more to a fallen alien beast, so that it may serve thankfully.

    • effect Resurrect a dead alien to fight by your side.
    • cost 35
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  • Anti-Gravity Field

    • description

      Generate a localized field of intense low gravity, and behold a planet’s true power.

    • effect Lift foes into the air, rendering them helpless.
    • cost 45
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  • Create Vacuum

    • description

      Oxygen, fuel of humanity, is withdrawn from a localized area at your command.

    • effect Remove the oxygen supply for nearby enemies.
    • cost 25
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  • Creator's Peace

    • description

      Compels enemies to temporarily drop their weapons.

    • effect Force your foes to drop their weapons.
    • cost 25
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  • Earthbound

    • description

      Earth, the cradle of humanity, shares its gravity in an area of your choosing.

    • effect Set the local gravity to Earth levels for a set duration.
    • cost 15
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  • Elemental Pull

    • description

      Elements, the true treasure of planet and moon, are drawn to your being.

    • effect Instantly mines nearby elements and pulls them towards you.
    • cost 25
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  • Eternal Harvest

    • description

      What has blossomed will bloom once more, ripe for the picking.

    • effect Regrows all nearby fauna that you've already harvested.
    • cost 25
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  • Grav Dash

    • description

      Manipulate gravity to propel yourself forward, and briefly increase any damage you inflict.

    • effect Dash forwards and deal additional damage.
    • cost 15
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  • Gravity Wave

    • description

      Emit a gravitational force strong enough to propel almost anything… or anyone.

    • effect Fire a burst of gravitational power strong enough to stagger foes.
    • cost 25
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  • Gravity Well

    • description

      Generate a focal point of crushing gravity that draws in anyone caught in its field.

    • effect Create a gravitational field that pulls in and damages enemies.
    • cost 45
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  • Inner Demon

    • description

      Tap into the endless multiverse, and summon forth a friendly duplicate of an unfriendly foe.

    • effect Summon a friendly version of an enemy to fight by your side.
    • cost 35
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  • Life Forced

    • description

      Transfer the very lifeforce of an enemy, harming them while healing yourself.

    • effect Drain an enemy's health and gain it for yourself.
    • cost 25
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  • Moon Form

    • description

      Channel the energy of Luna, Earth’s beautiful moon, to be as unmoving and resilient as stone.

    • effect Lock yourself in place and greatly increase your damage resistance.
    • cost 35
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  • Parallel Self

    • description

      From across the vast multiverse, a friendly version of yourself arrives, armed and ready to lend aid.

    • effect Summon a duplicate spacefarer to battle by your side.
    • cost 45
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  • Particle Beam

    • description

      Emit a powerful ray of cosmic energy, dealing terrifying damage to a single target.

    • effect Fire a beam of damage-dealing energy.
    • cost 15
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  • Personal Atmosphere

    • description

      Oxygen, pure and clean, brought forth to breathe deep and counteract harmful carbon dioxide.

    • effect Summon a bubble of unlimited oxygen.
    • cost 45
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  • Phased Time

    • description

      Time itself is yours to manipulate, as you slow the world… and all those in it.

    • effect Slow down time for a limited duration.
    • cost 45
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  • Precognition

    • description

      Bend time and glimpse the future, seeing the path someone will walk and the words they may say.

    • effect Glimpse enemy movements or NPC dialog replies before they happen.
    • cost 35
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  • Reactive Shield

    • description

      Form a shield of pure cosmic light that can weaken and even reflect enemy projectiles.

    • effect Generate a shield that protects from damage and reflects projectiles.
    • cost 35
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  • Sense Star Stuff

    • description

      Bind yourself to the particles of creation, sensing the life force of any human, alien, or Starborn.

    • effect Detect all nearby humans, aliens, and Starborn.
    • cost 15
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  • Solar Flare

    • effect Tap into the power of a sun and release a directed orb of searing hot plasma.
    • cost 25
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  • Sunless Space

    • description

      Introduce your enemies to the cold of space, freezing them in their tracks.

    • effect Fire an icy projectile that can freeze enemies.
    • cost 35
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  • Supernova

    • description

      Cosmic energy explodes around you, with the terrible force of a dying star.

    • effect Emit a powerful explosion that deals area-of-effect damage.
    • cost 45
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  • Void Form

    • description

      Warp the light around you, becoming nearly invisible for a duration.

    • effect Turn invisible for a short period of time.
    • cost 45

How do I use Starfield's powers?

Though the official Starfield controller doesn’t have a ‘gravity magic’ button on it, Starfield’s magic works similar to Shouts in Starfield.

To use a power, you must first equip it from the character menu, and then press the “Z” key if you’re using a keyboard, or the “LB” and “RB” shoulder buttons simultaneously if you’re playing Starfield with the Xbox controller.

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