Traits in Starfield are characteristics that provide the player with an advantage and a disadvantage at the same time! Traits are an important part of the Character Creation process along with Backgrounds. Optional characteristics that can enhance your favorite type of gameplay, for a cost!
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What are Traits in Starfield and How Do they Work
Traits are optional characteristics you can pick for your character during the Character Creation process. You can pick up to three(3) Traits. Each Trait offers a significant advantage when following a certain type of gameplay, as well as a disadvantage. For example when you pick the Introvert Trait you will get more Endurance when traveling alone but you will also get less Endurance when you travel with other Human Companions!
Traits encourage you to explore a certain gameplay path in Starfield with the bonuses they give you. At the same time they stop you from becoming too powerful with the additional disadvantage. However it is possible to remove the negative effects of Traits later in the game by completing a quest-line or via another way!
Some Traits have opposites, which means that you cannot choose both. So if you pick the Introvert Trait, you cannot also pick the Extrovert Trait!
Starfield Traits List
Below you can see all available Traits. Each comes with its own short description to help you understand how it works! You can also see which Traits cannot be combined together.
|Alien DNA||You volunteered for a controversial experiment that combines alien and human DNA. As a result, you start with increased health and oxygen, but healing and food items aren't as effective.||-|
|Dream Home||You own a luxurious, customizable house on a peaceful planet! Unfortunately it comes with a 125,000 credit mortgage with GalBank that has to be paid weekly.||-|
|Empath||You are deeply connected to the feelings of others. Performing actions your companion likes will result in a temporary increase in combat effectiveness. But, performing actions they don't like will have the precise opposite effect.||- |
|Extrovert||You're a people person. Exerting yourself uses less oxygen when adventuring with human companions, but more when adventuring alone.||Introvert|
|Freestar Collective Settler||You gain access to special Freestar Collective dialogue options and better rewards from some missions given by the faction. But crime bounty towards other factions is greatly increased.|| |
|Hero Worshiped||You've earned the attention of an annoying "Adoring Fan" who will show up randomly and jabber at you incessantly. On the plus side, he'll give you gifts...||-|
|Introvert||You really need your alone time. Exerting yourself uses less oxygen when adventuring alone, but more when adventuring with other human companions.||Extrovert|
|Kid Stuff||Your parents are alive and well, and you can visit them at their home. But you will automatically send 2% of your credits home to them every week.||-|
|Neon Street Rat||You grew up on the mean streets of Neon. You gain access to special dialogue options and better rewards from some missions on Neon. Crime bounty by other factions is greatly increased.|| |
|Raised Enlightened||You grew up as a member of the Enlightened. You gain access to a special chest full of items in the House of the Enlightened in New Atlantis, but lose access to the Sanctum Universum chest.|| |
|Raised Universal||You grew up as a member of the Sanctum Universum. You gain access to a special chest full of items in the Sanctum Universum in New Atlantis, but lose access to the House of the Enlightened chest.|| |
|Serpent's Embrace||You grew up worshiping the Great Serpent. Grav jumping provides a temporary boost to health and oxygen, but health and oxygen are lowered if you don't continue jumping regularly - like an addiction.|| |
|Spaced||Your body has become acclimated to space. Health and oxygen are increased when in space, but decreased when on the surface.||Terra Firma |
|Taskmaster||Occasionally, if you have crew trained in a certain ship system, that system will automatically repair itself to full health whenever it is damaged below 50%. However, all crew cost twice as much to hire.||- |
|Terra Firma||You've never acclimated to space. Health and oxygen are increased when on the surface, but decreased when you're in space.||Spaced|
|United Colonies Native||You gain access to special United Colonies dialogue options, and better rewards from some missions given by the faction. However, crime bounty by other factions is greatly increased.|| |
|Wanted||Someone put a price on your head, and word has spread. Occasionally, armed mercenaries will show up and try to kill you, but being cornered gives you an edge - when your health is low, you do extra damage.||-|
What are the Best Traits in Starfield
Like with Backgrounds, the Best Traits are those that suit your preferred play style! So if you wish to start the game with a Home, then the Dream Home Trait is the best for you. If you wish to have more Health and Endurance while exploring Space, then the Spaced Trait is the best option. It all depends on how you wish to experience Starfield and the path you want to pursue in its massive world! Here are some of the Best Traits, depending on the type of gameplay you wish to follow:
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