Best Starfield traits

3 Best Starfield Traits List (Complete list of traits)

Get in front of the competition with the 3 best Starfield traits!
Select up to 3 traits when creating your character, you don’t have to fill all three trait slots.
Here you get the entire list of Starfield traits and the benefits they confer!

Yes, you can change your character’s traits in Starfield, but it’s not as simple as going to a particular shop.
Todd Howard reveals that there is a mission you can complete to get rid of or fix each trait.
That’s why it’s important to get the traits you like the most from the get-go.
Here is the complete Starfield list of traits.

Best Starfield traits
Best Starfield traits

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3 Best Starfield traits

Depending on what traits you choose, each has a different set of benefits and drawbacks.
In addition to allowing you to alter gameplay in a variety of ways, such as opening up new dialogue options and letting you choose your allegiance to a particular side, choosing optional traits also lends your character some degree of uniqueness.

The best Starfield traits for a beginner, are the ones that boost you with no drawbacks.
From the traits we know at the moment, the best Starfield traits are Terra Firma, Alien DNA, and Empath.

Starfield Complete List of Traits:

Alien DNA

You volunteered for a controversial experiment that combines alien and human DNA.
As a result, you start with a higher health pool and greater endurance, but healing items aren’t as effective.

Starfield Alien DNA trait
Starfield Alien DNA trait

Dream Home

You own a luxurious, customizable house on a peaceful planet!
Unfortunately, it comes with a 50,000 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 going alone. 
(Can’t be combined with the introvert trait.)

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.
(Can’t be combined with any other faction allegiance trait.)

Hero Worshipped

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…

best Starfield traits
best Starfield traits

Introvert

You really need your alone time.
You have more endurance when adventuring alone, but less when adventuring with other human companions.
(Can’t be combined with the Extrovert trait.)

Kid Stuff

Your parents are alive and well, and you can visit them at their home.
But 10% of all the money you earn is deducted automatically and sent to them.

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.
(Can’t be combined with any other faction allegiance trait.)

Raised Enlightened

You grew up as a member of the Enlightened.
You gain a significant discount at the organization store, but lose access to the Sanctum Universum store.
(Can’t be combined with any other religious trait.)

Raised Universal

You grew up as a member of the Sanctum Universum.
You gain a significant discount at the church store, but lose access to the Enlightened store.
(Can’t be combined with any other religious trait.)

Serpent’s Embrace

You grew up worshiping the Great Serpent.
Grav jumping provides a temporary boost to health and endurance.
Health and endurance are lowered if you don’t continue jumping regularly – like an addiction.
(Can’t be combined with any other religious trait.)

Spaced

Your body has become acclimated to space.
Health and endurance are increased when in space but decreased when on the surface.
(Can’t be combined with Terra Firma.)

Task Master

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Terra Firma

Opposite of the Spaced trait.
With Terra Firma, you get bonuses when on the surface of planets while it will be decreased in Space.
However, you do not need Health and Endurance as much in Space, as when you fighting on the ground.
(Can’t be combined with Spaced)

United Colonies Native

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Unwanted Hero

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Starfield Factions
Starfield Factions

Read more about the Crimson Fleet Space Pirates, the Ryujin Industries MegaCorp, or the Freestar Collective space cowboys (inspired by Firefly?).

The best starfield traits depend on your playstyle, but as mentioned in the beginning, you can’t go wrong with Terra Firma, Alien DNA, and Empath.