Are you having trouble choosing from the list of Starfield traits? Character customization does affect both your in-game appearance and playstyle after all. That’s why we’ve come up with this guide to help you make a more informed decision when it comes to picking your character’s traits.
So, let’s start looking at Starfield traits and how to pick them so that you know the best ones to choose for your character.
How to pick Starfield traits
Starfield traits are chosen during the character creation process after selecting a background. You can choose up to three, but you also have the option to go through the game with no traits at all.
There are a total of 17 traits to choose from and they all have unique effects that will always be active when selected. None of the traits seem to stand out so far, so it’s best to choose the ones you think will be a good fit for your playstyle.
You can also opt to choose a trait that syncs up with your background for that extra bit of role-playing immersion. Either way, traits don’t have a huge impact on the game in their current state, so just go with whatever you think sounds fun to have.
Starfield traits list
If you want to take a look at all of the available traits and make a decision before you boot up the game, here’s a list with all of their descriptions.
|Alien DNA||Have increased health and oxygen but reduce the potency of food and healing items.|
|Dream Home||Start the game with a house that comes with a 125,000-credit mortgage that you will need to pay weekly.|
|Empath||Performing actions around companions will have an impact on their combat effectiveness.|
|Extrovert||Use less oxygen when adventuring with human companions but use up more oxygen when traveling alone.|
|Freestar Collective Settler||Gain access to Freestar Collective dialogue options and receive better rewards when completing missions from the faction. Increases crime bounty towards other factions by a significant amount.|
|Hero Worshipped||Have the Adoring Fan show up and join your crew, if you’re willing to put up with him.|
|Introvert||Use up less oxygen when adventuring alone but more when with human companions.|
|Kid Stuff||You get to visit your parents but 2% of your credits will be sent home automatically every week.|
|Neon Street Rat||Gain access to Neon dialogue options and receive better rewards when completing missions from the faction. Increases crime bounty towards other factions by a significant amount.|
|Raised Enlightened||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||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||Grav jumping will give a temporary boost to health and oxygen, but health and oxygen will be lowered if you don’t jump regularly.|
|Spaced||Increases health and oxygen in space, decrease them while on the surface.|
|Taskmaster||Ship systems will be repaired to full health automatically after dropping below 50% if you have crew trained with the system. Crew costs will be doubled.|
|Terra Firma||Health and oxygen are increased while on the surface but decreased while in space.|
|United Colonies Native||Gain access to United Colonies dialogue options and receive better rewards when completing missions from the faction. Increases crime bounty towards other factions by a significant amount.|
|Wanted||Increases damage output when health is low but armed mercenaries will randomly show up and try to kill you.|
Keep in mind that you will not be able to change your traits, but there are ways to remove them. The process of removing a trait will be different for each one.