Starfield: 5 BEST Traits [Hands-On Experience]

Explore the best traits in Starfield such as the Dream Home trait, Empath & more, and learn which one suits your playstyle the most.

In Starfield, players can pick from many traits that change how they play and what they experience. From getting a big house to being part of special groups and factions, these traits make each game different. It’s like adding your own touch to your space adventure by personalizing which traits to pick and skip.

Key Takeaways
  • Starfield offers 17 Traits for player customization.
  • Traits add unique effects to character customization, influencing gameplay.
  • They affect combat, resource management, and relationships.
  • The best Traits bring benefits and drawbacks for balanced gameplay.
  • Whatever traits you choose will impact early and late-game experiences in Starfield.

For more information regarding the ideal traits and backgrounds in Starfield, here’s a detailed video from eXputer:

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Best Traits In Starfield

Here is an overview of the best traits in Starfield showcased along with what each one does and the best features as well:

Serial No.Trait NameEffectsBest Feature
5Neon Street RatUnique Neon dialogues, superior Neon rewards, higher bounties.Enhanced credits from Neon quests.
4SpacedImproved health/oxygen in space, reduced planetary abilities.Optimal for space-based confrontations.
3TaskmasterAuto-repairing ship systems, pricier crew recruitment.Auto-ship repair in intense situations.
2EmpathCompanions influence combat prowess based on relationship.Emotional attunement gives combat edge.
1IntrovertReduced oxygen consumption solo, less efficient group oxygen use.Perfect for prolonged solo exploration.

5. Neon Street Rat Trait

Neon Street rat trait
Neon Street Rat trait (Screenshot taken by eXputer)

The Neon Street Rat Trait in Starfield originates from Neon’s harsh streets; this trait grants unique dialogue choices and superior mission rewards within Neon, however with an increased crime bounty from rival factions.

  • The Neon Street Rat Trait combines the game’s narrative depth and benefits.
  • Players with this trait excel at exploring Neon City’s challenges due to their natural knowledge.
  • They earn enhanced credits from Neon-specific quests, enriching their resources.
  • Special dialogue options for Neon create a deeper connection with the city’s residents.

4. Spaced Trait

Spaced trait
Spaced trait (picture credits: eXputer)

The Spaced trait enhances health and oxygen in space but reduces capabilities on planetary surfaces. It cannot be used together with the Terra Firma trait.

  • The Spaced Trait enhances health and oxygen for space adventures in Starfield.
  • Space is a crucial part of the game’s narrative, especially in the late game.
  • Increased health and oxygen levels in space provide a significant advantage in high-stakes situations.
  • This trait turns players into skilled astronauts, well-equipped for space challenges.

3. Taskmaster Trait

Taskmaster trait
Taskmaster trait (Image Source: eXputer)

The Taskmaster Trait in Starfield allows the crew members to auto-repair damaged ship systems they’re proficient in, though at the cost of a pricier crew recruitment fee.

  • The Taskmaster Trait offers quick ship repairs in intense situations.
  • The increased crew hiring cost becomes insignificant as you gather more credits.
  • This trait can be a game-changer after a tough space battle, with the crew performing auto-repairs.

Also, check out: Starfield Best Starting Skills

2. Empath Trait

Empath Trait
Empath Trait (picture credits: eXputer)

The Empath Trait in Starfield allows your interactions with companions to influence your combat prowess, increasing effectiveness when pleasing them and reducing it when upsetting them.

The Empath trait combines relationship dynamics with combat, benefiting players who value connections. Main companions typically align with this trait, offering strategic dialogue options and a temporary Self-Esteem boost for persuasion checks. If a companion doesn’t match, you can choose a compatible crew. Understanding your crew’s feelings makes the Empath trait a valuable asset, turning relationships into in-game advantages in Starfield.

Similar article: Starfield Best Settings

1. Introvert Trait

Introvert trait
Introvert trait (Screenshot taken by eXputer)

The Introvert Trait in Starfield optimizes oxygen consumption for lone adventurers, making solo ventures more sustainable but making group travels less efficient in terms of oxygen use.

  • When combined with the Isolation skill, it enables a unique solo experience in Starfield.
  • The trait’s benefits remain unaffected by robotic companions like VASCO.
  • While early missions may require companions, long-term players focused on solo exploration and stealth will greatly benefit from the Introvert trait in Starfield.
Important: Deciding between Introvert and its counterpart, Extrovert, reflects a player’s unique journey in Starfield; it’s a choice between camaraderie and self-sustained exploration.

In summary, Starfield Best traits system personalizes your journey through the game. Whether you harness the Empath’s emotional abilities or embrace the Introvert’s solitude, these traits empower you to shape your space adventures uniquely. They act as a guiding compass, ensuring each journey you make is truly memorable.

Before you leave, I highly suggest you also go through the Starfield DLSS mod, Stolen Items, ship’s inventory, and Starfield Console Commands guides.


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