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Best Traits For Each Background - Which 3 Traits To Choose?

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Best traits to get in Starfield. This guide includes best traits build, which character traits and skills are compatible including the special bonus effects of each traits you get.

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Best Traits For Each Background

Best Traits To Pair For Each Character Background

*Please note that the following are based on the information available up to this point and may be subject to change depending on the actual final version of the game that is released.

Background Recommended Traits
Beast HunterExtrovert
Alien DNA
Wanted
BouncerTerra Firma
Alien DNA
Wanted
Bounty HunterTerra Firma or Spaced
Alien DNA
Wanted
ChefAlien DNA
Raised Enlightened or Raised Universal
Terra Firma or Spaced
Combat MedicEmpath
Alien DNA
Raised Enlightened or Raised Universal
Cyber RunnerAlien DNA
Introvert
Neon Street Rat
CyberneticistRaised Enlightened
Alien DNA
Taskmaster
DiplomatUnited Colonies Native
Alien DNA
Raised Enlightened
ExplorerAlien DNA
Extrovert
Taskmaster
GangsterNeon Street Rat
Alien DNA
Wanted
Homesteader Starter Home
Kid Stuff
Terra Firma
IndustrialistAlien DNA
Starter Home
Terra Firma
Long HaulerSpaced
Alien DNA
Taskmaster
PilgrimAlien DNA
Spaced
Raised Universal
ProfessorAlien DNA
United Colonies Native
Spaced
RoninWanted
Alien DNA
Taskmaster
SculptorStarter Home
Kid Stuff
Terra Firma
SoldierAlien DNA
Wanted
Taskmaster
Space ScoundrelAlien DNA
Wanted
Taskmaster
XenobiologistAlien DNA
Terra Firma
Taskmaster
[File Not Found]Alien DNA
Wanted
Taskmaster

Choose Depending On Your Playstyle

Each Character Trait has its own pros and cons so keep that it in mind when choosing. If you are unsure yet on what traits to get on Starfield, then read on to get a quick overview of their inclination that might be useful in certain aspects of the game.

TraitExploringCombat Story
Alien DNA
Starter Home
Empath
Extrovert
Freestar Collective Settler
Hero Worshipped
Introvert
Kid Stuff
Neon Street Rat
Raised Enlightened
Raised Universal
Serpent's Embrace
Spaced
Taskmaster
Terra Firma
United Colonies Native
Wanted

Things To Consider When Choosing Character Traits

Traits With Home Base & Housing Bonus

If you are interested in getting a sort out base or outpost early in Starfield, you can either get your own place with Starter Home or Kid Stuff where you can visit and stay your parents house. However, you need to take note that each comes with a price like a 125,000 credit mortgage with GalBank or 2% of your credits are automatically deducted and sent to your parents at home every week.

Each Trait Has Its Own Advantages And Disadvantages

Each trait has some additional bonus effects that you might find handy in game although it comes with its own setbacks.

TraitProsCons
Alien DNAHigher health pool and EnduranceHealing items are less effective
Starter Home You start with a small house on a "peaceful little moon"Comes with a 50,000 credit mortgage with GalBank
EmpathPerforming actions your companion likes creates a temporary increase in combat effectivenessPerforming actions your companion dislikes creates a temporary decrease in combat effectiveness
ExtrovertExerting yourself using less oxygen adventuring with human companions.Exerting yourself using more oxygen adventuring alone.
Freestar Collective SettlerAccess to special Freestar Collective dialogue options and better faction rewards. Crime bounties towards other factions are greatly increased.
You can't combine with any other faction allegiance trait.
Hero WorshippedAn 'adoring fan' will appear randomly and give you gifts. An 'adoring fan' will appear randomly
IntrovertGreater endurance when adventuring aloneLess endurance when adventuring with other human companions
Kid Stuff You can visit your parents at their home10% of all money you earn is automatically sent to them
Neon Street RatAcess to special dialogue options and better rewards from some missions on NeonCrime bounty by other factions is greatly increased
You can't also combine it with any other faction allegiance trait.
Raised EnlightenedSignificant discount at the organization store Lose access to Sanctum Universum
You can't also combine with any other religion trait.
Raised Universal Significant discount at the church store Lose access to Enlightened store
You can't also combine it with any other religion trait.
Serpent's EmbraceGrav jumping provides a boost to health and enduranceHealth and endurance are lowered if you don't continue jumping regularly
You can't also combine it with any other religion trait.
SpacedHealth and endurance are increased when in spaceHealth and endurance are decreased when on the surface
TaskmasterShip will automatically repair itself to full health whenever it is damaged below 50% if you have a trained crew in it Crew cost twice as much to hire
Terra FirmaHealth and oxygen are increased when on the surfaceHealth and oxygen are decreased when you're in space
United Colonies NativeAccess to special United Colonies dialogue options and better rewards from some missions given by the factionCrime bounty by other factions is greatly increased.
WantedYou do extra damage when your health is low Occasionally, armed mercenaries will show up and try to kill you

Can Have A Slight Effect On Exploring Environment

Certain Traits like Terra Firma and Spaced may be handy at times although specifically in the right environment. You can choose one of them if you are inclined to stay in a particular environment or find the side effects troublesome especially when enemies are attacking you.

What Are Character Traits?

Traits are optional although it is highly recommended that you use them as they can give your character additional perks aside from the background option in the Character Creation. The right combination of traits can enhance your character's abilities and give you a certain edge which can be useful along the way as you explore the vast universe.

Traits Are Optional

You can choose to get one up to three Traits or none at all. There seems to be no dire impact on the gameplay if you skip this part however you'll miss out on certain bonus that you might get from these traits that can be useful later on.

Traits Change

There's no official news or update yet that confirms if players can change their character traits later on or if a certain trait can develop as you progress through the game.

Related Starfield Guides

Character Creation Guide

Character Creation - How To Change Appearance

Background Features & Builds

Combat Oriented
Combat Medic Cyberneticist Gangster
Ronin Soldier [File Not Found]
Exploration Oriented
Explorer Pilgrim Professor
Xenobiologist
Pirate Oriented
Bounty Hunter Cyber Runner Long Hauler
Trader Oriented
Diplomat Industrialist
Balance Oriented
Beast Hunter Bouncer Chef
Sculptor Space Scoundrel

Skills

Best Skills

Skill Lists

Powers

Character Related Articles

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