How To Use Crew Skills In Starfield

Published: Sep. 08, 2023
Updated: Apr. 18, 2024

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In Starfield, each team member comes equipped with one to four special abilities. This guide will reveal how and where to use them effectively.

How to Utilize Crew Members' Abilities (TLDR):

  • Your crew members possess a variety of skills.
  • A single crew member may have up to four abilities.
  • For instance, Sarah Morgan is an exceptional botanist, while Barrett specializes in robotics.
  • To make effective use of these abilities, deploy crew members in locations where their skills are most applicable.
Who exactly are the factions to which companions belong? The answer can be found in this article: All Major Factions Explained, Which Should You Join?

How To Use Crew Skills In Starfield

Starfield: Two characters

Companions become an essential part of traveling in Starfield, and like you, they possess diverse abilities. Depending on how you assemble your team, you can benefit from your crew and their skills. In the game, you'll encounter a variety of NPCs eager to join you and your team, so you should select the best ones, focusing primarily on their skills.

The crew members' skills will only be active when they are in an environment where they can use them. Thus, you will need to conduct a skills analysis and assign everyone to their roles. Those who will be most useful at the outpost should be there because that's where their skills will be activated and bring value.

Choose the Right Locations

If others can do a better job on the ship, then take them with you on a space voyage to keep the starship in good condition. For example, if you have Sarah Morgan in your team, who has the Botany Skill, you can take her with you to explore one of the planets, and while you are there, she will go around to research and collect plants.

Eventually, there is a chance that she will come up to you and give you what she has collected. The same works with other characters who have similar skills. If someone skillfully cooks food, they may share it with you.

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Each team member will have from 1 to 4 skills, and to view them, you need to go to the Crew Roster menu. There, you can assign each member to the position that best suits them. Pay attention to the skill itself, as each team member will have a certain level of ability and this will be noticeable by the stars on the icon. There can be from 1 to 4 stars, and depending on the number, the character's mastery in this sphere is determined.

And before you go, if you are looking for more information about this game, make sure to check our guide on how to add, remove, and change crew members in Starfield.

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Artur is our English-speaking writer from Ukraine who covers many topics in the gaming field. From indies to triple-A blockbusters, he is a gamer through and through. He has been supporting our team as a freelancer since the beginning of 2023.
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