4 Best Laser Weapons In Starfield [Detailed Comparison]

Here are my best picks for Laser Weapons after spending over 230 hours in Starfield.

The best laser weapons in Starfield include a combination of both pistols and rifles that deal energy damage to enemies. Laser weapons mostly offer a higher rate of fire and longer range as compared to physical damage weapons. The best weapons in this category will absolutely melt your opponents.

Key Takeaways
  • The best laser weapons In Starfield offer increased fire rate, range, and accuracy over other damage-type weapons, including pistols and rifles.
  • Some laser weapons even allow you to defeat your opponents without ending up killing them in battle, as these laser weapons utilize electromagnetic damage.
  • Special laser weapons also come pre-equipped with unique perks and amazing mods.
  • The only drawback to using these energy weapons is that you’ll be sacrificing base damage output for other stats compared to other weapon types in Starfield.
Important: Laser weapons mostly consist of laser rifles and laser pistols and offer better-ranged combat with accuracy.

The Best Laser Weapons In Starfield

Here is a complete list of the best laser weapons with their complete stats:

Weapon NameEnergyFire RateRangeAccuracyAmmoMagazineMassModsBest For
Equinox13505070.2%3KV LZR203.207Best Fire Rate.
Short Circuit44293275.8%1.5KV LZR224.507Best Balanced Pistol.
Solstice10253069.3%1.5KV LZR161.307-
Brawler's Equinox2 EM1805066.5%3KV LZR202.907Best Mod Potential.

1. Unmitigated Violence

Best Damage Output.
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The Unmitigated Violence Laser Rifle In Starfield (Image Captured by Us)
WEAPON STATS VALUE
Energy 125
Fire Rate 33
Range 52
Accuracy 77%
Ammo 3KV LZR
Magazine 50
Mass 10.65
Mods 7

It boasts the highest damage and comes with a good enough range for medium to long-range combat, and the fire rate is average, but it gets the job done since the damage is already pretty high.

Undoubtedly, the best laser weapon was going to be a laser rife, and that spot is taken up by the Unmitigated Violence. Its high base damage and long range will help you take care of almost anything while exploring Starfield’s various planets. It also features a few legendary effects, which mean that you’ll have a chance of dealing frenzy, radioactive, and double damage with this weapon.

  • You’ll need to complete the main quest known as The Revelation to get the gun.
  • Make sure to join the Emmissary and kill the hunter during the quest.
  • That will reward you with the Unmitigated Violence.
  • Highest damage in its class.
  • Great for medium to long-ranged combat.

 

  • Linear upgrades.
  • Not the best fire rate.

 

  • It has top-notch damage and a decent bit of range. When it comes to laser weapons, Unmitigated Violence is my go-to weapon.

2. Unrestrained Vengeance

Best Range.
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The Unrestrained Violence Laser Rifle In Starfield (Image Captured by eXputer)
WEAPON STATS VALUE
Energy 24
Fire Rate 33
Range 66
Accuracy 81.5%
Ammo 3KV LZR
Magazine 30
Mass 6.55
Mods 7

If you’re looking for a laser weapon with maximum range and accuracy, look no further, as the Unrestrained Vengeance has covered you in both departments.

Unrestrained Vengeance allows you to take out opponents and tackle battle from a distance, and that too with great accuracy. It even comes equipped with a perk known as Hitman, which increases the damage of this weapon by 15% when aiming with it. The magazine of Unrestrained Vengeance is smaller than Unmitigated Violence, so additionally, shoot your laser shots with precision.

  • Complete the main quest, High Price To Pay, if you want the Unrestrained Vengeance.
  • You’ll need to win against the Hunter during the final part of the quest.
  • Some additional credits will also be rewarded, alongside the weapon, for defeating the Hunter.
  • Longest range.
  • Great accuracy.
  • Hitman perk buffs damage.

 

  • Small magazine capacity.

 

  • The reason Unrestrained Vengeance is on my list is, without a doubt, its superior range. However, its damage and accuracy are also nothing short of top-tier. 

3. Orion

Best Long-Ranged Damage.
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The Orion Laser Rifle In Starfield (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)
WEAPON STATS VALUE
Energy 27
Fire Rate 33
Range 50
Accuracy 77%
Ammo 3KV LZR
Magazine 35
Mass 5.25
Mods 7

It has the third highest base damage not only in the laser rifles category but overall, including other laser weapons, and has the potential to act like a great long-range energy weapon.

This weapon offers higher damage at long range, and that too with a bigger magazine size. However, that comes at the cost of less accuracy, which can be overcome using a good scope. Additionally, no rare perks or legendary benefits come with Orion, which is why its rating is lower on the list, but you can still maximize its usage by equipping it with the best perks in Starfield.

  • Orion can be easily obtained as loot from various enemies, including the Spacer Punk and Spacer Scum.
  • You can also buy it from different shops, including the UC Exchange and Centaurion Arsenal.
  • Great magazine capacity.
  • Good damage from long-range.

 

  • Mediocre accuracy.

 

  • Orion’s remarkable 3rd-highest base damage makes it an amazing choice for long-ranged combat. Not to mention that the magazine capacity is also very good. 

4. Ember

Best Laser Pistol.
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The Ember Laser Pistol In Starfield (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)
WEAPON STATS VALUE
Energy 12
Fire Rate 25
Range 24
Accuracy 73.6%
Ammo 1.5KV LZR
Magazine 16
Mass 2.90
Mods 7

Ember is not only one of the best laser pistols out of all of the available options in Starfield, but it also offers great overall stats in that category of weapons and comes equipped with amazing mods.

It is a special version of another laser pistol, Solstice, but the pre-equipped mods and the above-average make it a much better choice than other laser pistols. Pistols are mostly effective at close range, and the same can be said for laser pistols, but Ember also offers good accuracy. One of its pre-equipped mods also allows you to burn your enemies with laser shots, which is really handy.

  • You must complete a Ryujin Industries faction quest to obtain Ember in Starfield.
  • The quest is called Top Secrets, and you must select the Tell me about this side job dialogue when talking to Simon.
  • Good mods to start off with.
  • Great accuracy.

 

  • Not good for long-ranged combat.

 

  • I believe Orion is easily the best laser pistol that you can ask for. The 73% accuracy is handy and the preset mod is extremely fun. 

My Verdict

My personal favorite is Unmitigated Violence. In my opinion, it’s easily the best laser rifle because of its incredibly high base damage. Additionally, it features Legendary effects such as Frenzy, Radioactive damage, and double damage. 

Starfield is an amazing space exploration title where you can build your own ship and explore the vast cosmos with your favorite companion. The narrative of Starfield is just as engaging, and you write your own story. You can even romance characters like Sarah Morgan. Various locations like Neon City are beautifully designed, and you’ll find a distinct variation of architecture on different planets.

This concludes my guide on the best laser weapons in Starfield. I have ranked the top 8 laser weapons, including rifles and pistols. The special variants of laser weapons have also been mentioned with all of their stats. I hope that the guide was helpful in learning everything that you need to know about laser weapons. Let me know what you think about Starfield so far in the comments below!


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