In true Bethesda fashion, Starfield encourages you to create your ideal hero and explore the galaxy in a sprawling RPG adventure. In addition to fine-tuning your facial features and backstory, the game offers 17 optional traits that you can add to your character, each offering a special passive bonus. While the usefulness of each trait will vary depending on your play style, we’ve found a few that simply make the game better. If you’re trying to figure out what the best three traits are in Starfield, consider picking one of these winners.
The Best Character Traits in Starfield
1. Kid Stuff
Although it sounds silly on the surface, “Kid Stuff” is one of the best Starfield traits by far. By choosing this trait, your character will be able to visit their parents in New Atlantis at any time. However, you’ll have to send them 2% of your total cash every week. That doesn’t matter though, as your parents are as generous as they are adorable.
They consistently give you expensive and useful gifts, while also providing consistent moral support. At the very least, you can take everything out of their house and steal it, then cut them off financially, offering a quick, heartless boost of cash.
2. Dream House
If you want to get a house in Starfield fast, the “Dream House” trait is the best way to do it. This trait immediately gives you ownership of a beautiful home on the planet Nesoi, located in the Olympus system. The house does come with a 125,000 credit mortgage (payable in 500 credit weekly installments), but that isn’t as expensive as it sounds.
If you pick up the Scavenging skill (which gives you extra credits while looting) and diligently explore, you can easily amass 100,000 credits by level 15. Fencing contraband items and selling random weapons looted from enemies will fatten your wallet even more. In the worst case, your house will be locked until you can scrounge up 500 credits, which is cheaper than buying a single med pack.
3. Hero Worshipped
Everyone needs a sidekick on their adventures, and that’s what the “Hero Worshipped” trait delivers. After a few missions, you’ll earn an extremely loyal and faithful follower, who you must assign to one of your ships or outposts.
Although this adoring fan can be a bit annoying at first, he’s got some pretty decent stats, and adds a dose of fan service for those who played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The “Hero Worshipped” trait is especially useful for players who want to be roleplay as deranged cosmic criminals, as the adoring fan will never leave your side, unless you personally tell him to piss off.