Starfield Powers Overview: All Abilities & How You Find Them

With the Starborn Powers in Starfield, we get the magical abilities we all deserve! This guide will show you how many of them are waiting to be found and what effects they have.

Starfield Starborn Powers Explained
Starfield Powers: How to get the magical abilities, the so-called Starborn Powers. | © Bethesda/EarlyGame

Starfield offers many exciting secrets, which players have slowly uncovered during the Early Access phase. And being able to utilize magic in the sci-fi RPG is one of many things that got the players to fall in love, because they are a big surprise and really awesome to use!

We will show you how you can obtain the so-called Starborn Powers, how many are there to discover and which ones are the best to have!

Starfield Powers: How To Get The First Magic Ability

Starfield Discover the Space
Starfield: The different planets offer a lot to discover. | © Bethesda/EarlyGame

The Starborn Powers in Starfield can't be missed, don't worry. You'll get access to them through the "Into the Unknown" main quest from Constellation, and the game will give you a detailed explanation on how to get and utilize them.

The process for getting new Powers is always the same:

  • Land at a Scanner Anomaly
  • Enter the Temple
  • Head to the ring-like devise
  • Collect the patches of light
  • Enter the portal
  • New Starborn Power unlocked!

That's basically it. You just need to scour the galaxy, find more temples and get your new magical abilities. Easy, right?

Starfield: How To Locate Other Temples

To obtain additional powers, you need to follow the "Power From Beyond" quest. However, there are two alternative methods for finding the temples and getting yourself some additional abilities.

If you enter a new system, your board system might notify you that a temple is on a planet. Otherwise, talk to Vladimir Sall aboard The Eye and he might know more about potential temple locations. If this happens, your quest log will be updated.

Starfield: All Starborn Powers

Starfield Solar System
Starfield: Sadly there is no point in exploring the universe, the planet offer a lot of things to enjoy! | © Bethesda/EarlyGame

You'll grant access to a lot of different Starborn Powers throughout your playthrough. We have a full list of all powers and which effects they have:


Alien ReanimationResurrects a dead alien to fight alongside you for a duration.35

Temple Phi

Anti-Gravity FieldCreates an area of anti-gravity that also paralyzes enemies caught in it.45Temple Eta
Create VacuumCut the O2 supply of targets in the area for a duration.25Temple Gamma
Creators' PeacePacifies all enemies in an area and disarms them for a duration.25Temple Nu
EarthboundChange the gravity around you to Earth gravity levels for a duration.15Temple Epsilon
Elemental PullBlasts inorganic resources in an area around you and pulls them towards you.25Temple Psi
Eternal HarvestRegrows flora that has been harvested in a large area around you.25Temple Lambda
Grav DashManipulate gravity to propel yourself forward, and briefly increase any damage you inflict.15Temple Zeta
Gravity WaveLaunches a gravity wave in a cone ahead of you that staggers and knocks down enemies.25Temple Beta
Gravity WellCreate an area of dense gravity that pulls in and crushes everything and everyone in it.45Temple Beta
Inner DemonForce an enemy to confront their inner demons, creating a mirror image of themselves that attacks them.35Temple Upsilon
Life ForcedDrain the life force out of a living being and transfer it to yourself.25Temple Pi
Moon FormBecome as strong as stone, rooting yourself in place and increasing your resistance to all damages greatly.35Temple Rho
Parallel SelfSummon another version of you from an alternate dimension for a duration.45Temple Sigma
Particle BeamShoot a beam of pure particle energy that deals high amounts of damage to enemies in front of you.15Temple Omega
Personal AtmosphereCreate a small area of unlimited oxygen around you for a duration.45Temple Alpha
Phased TimePhase through the normal flow of time and slow down the universe for a duration.45Buried Temple
PrecognitionLook into the multiverse and visualize the future actions of actors, conversational and otherwise.35Temple Iota
Reactive ShieldEnvelop yourself in a metastable shell of antimatter that reflects projectiles and increases your resistance to attacks.35Temple Tau
Sense Star StuffChannel the power to detect all life around you for a duration.


Temple Chi
Solar FlareEmit an intense burst of solar energy that damages enemies and can set them ablaze.25Temple Theta
Sunless SpaceShoot a ball of ice as cold as space into an area, freezing any living being caught in the blast for a duration.35Temple Kappa
SupernovaExplode with the power of a supernova in an area around you, dealing massive damage.45Temple Xi
Void FormWarp the light around you, becoming nearly invisible for a duration.45Temple Omicron

There is no way to tell which ability is the most powerful and useful. It all depends on your own playstyle. But I enjoy these powers the most:

  • Anti-Gravity-Field
  • Grav Dash
  • Life Forced
  • Phases Time
  • Precognition
  • Supernova
  • Void Form

In case you want to know what happens with the Starborn Powers in your New Game+ playthrough, we have also the answer.

But be reminded, this is major spoiler territory

Starfield: Starborn Powers In New Game+

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Starfield: The temple locations are always randomized in each run. | © Bethesda/EarlyGame

After you reached the end and ultimately agreed to your doppelgänger to enter the Unity, New Game+ starts. With that, you will lose a lot of things, but there is still much to gain in return!

In your second playthrough, you keep all your Skills and Powers from the previous run. This means you might come across the same Temple in a different part of the universe.

However, this isn't a waste! You can upgrade each power up to ten times, making each playthrough much easier and turning you into the most powerful being in the galaxy!

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