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How To Stealth Kill - Build & Suit Overhaul

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How to Stealth Kill in Starfield. Check stealth build overhaul, how to unlock and use stealth skill, suit armor, sneak kill, stealth attack meter, stealth mechanics.

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How To Unlock Stealth

Unlock In Physical Skill Tree

Starfield Stealth Skill In Physical Tree
Skill Stealth
Tier Novice
DescriptionFor a combatant who values discretion above all else, the ability to approach a target while undetected and kill with a silenced weapon is as terrifying as it is effective.

You can unlock Stealth in the Physical Skill Tree. You will only need one skill point to unlock it, then you can upgrade its rank afterwards to unlock more perks.

Stealth - Rank Up Challenge & Effect

Choose Background With Stealth

Starfield Stealth

You can also unlock Stealth during the Character Creation by choosing a Background with stealth as a starting skill.

Best Backgrounds - Which Class To Choose

How To Use Stealth

Upgrade Stealth Skill To Unlock More Perks

1Perform 10 sneak attacks.Adds a Stealth Meter. You are 25% more difficult to detect when sneaking. Suppressed weapons do an additional 5% sneak attack damage.
2Perform 20 sneak attacks.Upgrades the Stealth Meter. You are 50% more difficult to detect when sneaking. Suppressed weapons do an additional 10% sneak attack damage.
3Perform 40 sneak attacks.You are 75% more difficult to detect when sneaking. Suppressed weapons do an additional 15% sneak attack damage.
4-You are 100% more difficult to detect when sneaking. Suppressed weapons do an additional 20% sneak attack damage. Doors you interact with while in stealth no longer alert enemies.

Adds Stealth Meter

Starfield Stealth

The Stealth Meter is vital for sneaking and remaining undetected by enemies which gets unlocked when you get the stealth skill. When you crouch and enter sneak mode, the meter becomes active. A white meter indicates that you are less likely to be detected, while an orange to red meter signifies the alert level. This is especially important for some covert missions.

Unlock Concealment Skill For Invisibility

Starfield Stealth Achieve Invincible State
1Perform 10 melee/unarmed sneak attacks.You no longer set off enemy mines. Ranged sneak attacks do 2.5x normal damage and your melee sneak attacks do 4x normal damage.
2Perform 30 melee/unarmed sneak attacks.Running while sneaking doesn't affect stealth. Ranged sneak attacks do 3x normal damage and your melee sneak attacks do 5x normal damage.
3Perform 75 melee/unarmed sneak attacks.You gain a Chameleon-like ability when completely still and sneaking. Ranged sneak attacks do 3.5x normal damage and your melee sneak attacks do 8x normal damage.
4-Engaging stealth causes distant enemies to lose you. Ranged sneak attacks do 4x normal damage and your melee sneak attacks do 10x normal damage.

The Concealment Skill allows you to deal much more damage while sneaking and at Rank 3, your character gains the capacity to briefly attain a state of invisibility, which provides a distinct advantage when approaching your targets. However, note that they will be able to see you if you get too close.

Sneak Kill

Starfield Stealth Sneak Kill

Executing sneak attacks with a knife often requires a some level of skill in stealth. It minimizes the risk of alerting nearby enemies, which can be vital when operating in restricted spaces or infiltrating guarded areas. Stealth kills with a knife consume fewer resources than engaging in open combat, where ammunition might be expended.


Starfield Stealth Pickpocketing

Stealth grants you a crucial advantage getting close to your target undetected and pickpocket them from behind. Sneaking up on an unsuspecting character, gives you the upper hand when it comes to stealing for credits, materials and key items, all of which are critical components of some quests.

Stealth Build

Basic Stealth Build

BackgroundCyber Runner (Pirate)
Ronin (Combat)
Starborn PowerVoid Form
Warp the light around you, becoming nearly invisible for a duration.
Med Theft Va'ruun Painblade
Ranged Rifle
Modified Magsniper
Starfield Stealth Get Operative Suit From Sabotage
Operative Suit
Become 25% harder to detect
▼How To Get Operative Suit

This stealth build serves as an excellent starting point for those looking to embrace a stealthy approach. Keep in mind that this build can be customized to suit your unique preferences and playstyle.

Stealth Tips

Craft And Use Mod Weapon Suppressors

Starfield Stealth Craft And Use Mod Weapon Suppressors

You can make use of your Outpost's or any other Workbench to Research and craft Weapon Modifications, particularly Suppressors, to add to your weapon to avoid detection.

Get Operative Suit From Sabotage Mission

Starfield Stealth Get Operative Suit From Sabotage Mission

You can get the Operative Suit from Ularu by doing the Sabotage Mission in the Ryujin Industries Questline.

Ryujin Industries Questline - Missions & Rewards

Sneak Attack Deals More Damage

Starfield Stealth Sneak Attack Deals More Damage

Through meticulously executed stealthy sneak attacks, you can deal twice the damage to unsuspecting targets. This tactical edge enables you to uphold the element of surprise, guaranteeing that your attacks are not only precise but also devastating, thereby rendering your enemies vulnerable and placing them at a considerable disadvantage.

Use The Environment To Your Advantage

Use your surroundings wisely and being able to adapt to different situations. This means not only recognizing hiding spots but also knowing when to blend into the shadows, scale a wall, or slip behind cover is crucial for remaining hidden.

Carry Light

Carrying a heavy load not only slows you down but can also lead to unnecessary footstep noise that jeopardize your covert operations. A light load ensures that you move silently, reducing the risk of detection.

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