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Every Starfield power, and how to unlock them

There are currently 24 game-changing Starfield powers and abilities that can resurrect the dead, push away enemies, and even fire lasers.

Every Starfield power, and how to unlock them

There are 24 Starfield powers in total, with each power offering an immense boost to your combat and exploration abilities. Powers can be found by completing a mini game at Starfield temples which become accessible during the Starfield main quest following the fifth mission: Into the Unknown.

Once you have unlocked a power, you can equip it from the main character menu, and activate it with the ‘Z’ key on PC, or the shoulder buttons if you’re playing on a Starfield controller. Each use of a power costs energy, but energy recharges after a brief cooldown.

Starfield powers provide numerous utilities such as slowing time, creating shields, or shooting powerful particle beams. Other abilities can even help you with resource gathering and exploration.

Each Starfield power can be upgraded following New Game Plus. In order to acquire and fully upgrade every power, you will need to visit 240 temples in total, or, to bypass the grind, you can use a Starfield mod or console command.

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When do I get my first Starfield power?

Every beginner player will unlock their first Starfield power when you complete the mission Into the Unknown which gives you the Anti-Gravity Field power. This is the fifth mission from the Constellation faction. Therefore, you should be able to unlock this power around 4-5 hours into the game.

How do I get even more powers?

If you want to become the strongest within Starfield, you’re going to need as many Starfield powers as possible. The best way to gain a new Starfield power is to speak to Vladimir Sall. Vlad will mark a Starfield temple location on your map. It is possible to find a temple without Vlad’s help, but it’s close to impossible as a temple’s location is completely randomized.

Once you land near a temple, you can find it by using the Starfield scanner, which will distort as you look in the temple’s general direction. Honestly, though, you’ll likely spot the temple if you can get to a high enough vantage, as the temples are huge structures.

Upon arrival at the temple, you can enter the main chamber (which is where the objective marker is located) simply by circling around the temple until you find a narrow corridor to a glowing door protected by descending pillars.

As soon as you enter the temple, you will start floating in a zero gravity area while a bunch of rings in the center start spinning. Clusters of glowing light will appear within the chamber and you must fly through each one to make the rings spin as fast as possible. The rings will combine into a singular ring once you’ve flown through enough lights. You can then go through the ring and receive a Starfield power.

Each temple has a different power inside, but the order you find them in is randomized (other than the very first temple which is always Anti-Gravity Field).

All Starfield powers

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Alien Reanimation

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

Resurrect a dead alien to fight by your side.
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Anti-Gravity Field

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

Lift foes into the air, rendering them helpless.
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Create Vacuum

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

Remove the oxygen supply for nearby enemies.
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Creator's Peace

Compels enemies to temporarily drop their weapons.

Force your foes to drop their weapons.
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Earth, the cradle of humanity, shares its gravity in an area of your choosing.

Set the local gravity to Earth levels for a set duration.
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Elemental Pull

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

Instantly mines nearby elements and pulls them towards you.
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Eternal Harvest

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

Regrows all nearby fauna that you've already harvested.
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Grav Dash

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

Dash forwards and deal additional damage.
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Gravity Wave

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

Fire a burst of gravitational power strong enough to stagger foes.
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Gravity Well

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

Create a gravitational field that pulls in and damages enemies.
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Inner Demon

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

Summon a friendly version of an enemy to fight by your side.
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Life Forced

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

Drain an enemy's health and gain it for yourself.
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Moon Form

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

Lock yourself in place and greatly increase your damage resistance.
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Parallel Self

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

Summon a duplicate spacefarer to battle by your side.
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Particle Beam

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

Fire a beam of damage-dealing energy.
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Personal Atmosphere

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

Summon a bubble of unlimited oxygen.
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Phased Time

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

Slow down time for a limited duration.
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Bend time and glimpse the future, seeing the path someone will walk and the words they may say.

Glimpse enemy movements or NPC dialog replies before they happen.
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Reactive Shield

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

Generate a shield that protects from damage and reflects projectiles.
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Sense Star Stuff

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

Detect all nearby humans, aliens, and Starborn.
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Solar Flare

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

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

Fire an icy projectile that can freeze enemies.
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Cosmic energy explodes around you, with the terrible force of a dying star.

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

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

Turn invisible for a short period of time.

What are the best Starfield powers?

There are lots of amazing powers in Starfield, but which ones are the best?

  1. Phased Time – Phased Time is the best power in Starfield because, when it’s activated, everything around you goes into slow motion, but you can keep on moving like normal. This has huge tactical applications, allowing you to reposition in a firefight, dole out a huge burst of damage with mines or grenades, or just have a few seconds to think about what you’re going to do next during a hectic fight.
  2. Supernova – Supernova deals a massive amount of damage in a big radius, which makes it very useful in sticky situations. Just be sure to be careful where you use this power as you might accidentally start a fight with the local guards if you accidentally Supernova an innocent.
  3. Elemental Pull – Elemental Pull isn’t very helpful for combat so you might wonder why it is this highly ranked. This power is extremely useful when it comes to mining for resources, saving you time, and the search, when gathering materials. When used, any nearby Starfield resources will be automatically harvested and added to your inventory without needing the player to use their Cutter tool. This is particularly useful for mining all of the Caelumite resource, which can only be found near Artifact locations.

How do I use Starfield powers?

To use your Starfield power, you need to equip it by going to the top of the character menu (the menu option will appear only once you get your first power). Once equipped, press the “Z” key if you’re using a keyboard, or the “LB” and “RB” shoulder buttons at the same time if you’re playing Starfield with an Xbox controller.

Each power takes up some energy which will translate to the number of times you can use a power before a cooldown commences. You can see your power meter as a blue bar under the health bar. To easily recharge your energy, you can consume Quantum Essence from the powers menu. You can only acquire Quantum Essence by defeating Starborn enemies.