The best guns in Starfield

Although there are countless opportunities to talk your way out of a potentially hostile situation Star fieldThere are also many encounters where violence is the only answer, and for that you need it best weapons.

unlike Star field‘s best ships – where you need to get a higher rank Skill as a pilot before you can even use them – there are no prerequisite skills you need before you get the best weapons. That said, skills can help. You can improve your efficiency with different types of weapons by acquiring different skills in the combat skill tree; many weapons in particular benefit from investments in the Ballistics skill.

It’s worth bearing in mind that apart from the unique weapons listed here, most of the base weapons can be improved with the addition of mods. You can also find pre-modified versions of base weapons, many of which match the unique weapons we’ve listed here. But if you’re looking for a guaranteed reliable arsenal, here are the ones best weapons inside Star field.

Sir Livingstone’s gun

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Weapon Type: pistol
How to get it: Gift from parents

It may seem like an odd choice to start a list of the best guns in the world Star field with perhaps the simplest gun you’ve ever seen, but this is an excellent choice for anyone who chooses the gun Kids things character trait at the beginning of the game. After you’ve completed one or two main missions – and once you’ve met your parents for the first time and told them you’re now part of Constellation – they’ll show up uninvited at The Lodge after Noel lets them in. will present Sir Livingstone’s gun to you as a gift.

There’s nothing special about this weapon except that it’s a very reliable sidearm that deals quite a bit of damage while still at a fairly low level, especially since it comes standard with a compensator, large magazine, and high-velocity ammo. However, .45 caliber rounds are used, which aren’t the most common, so you may need to stock up from a vendor every now and then.


A menu shows the design and stats of the Magshot, one of the best weapons in Starfield.

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Weapon Type: pistol
How to get it: Loot

By far the best basic gun I’ve used in the game, the Magschot is essentially a futuristic revolver that can kill many common enemies with one shot. It is the definition of a hand cannon and, rather than Star field Since it doesn’t have many protruding long-range weapons, any Magshot gun can essentially double as a rifle.

There is a unique version of the Magshot called Trick shot, which is obtained by looting a fallen mech during the United Colonies faction mission ‘War Relics’. The special advantage of the Trickshot is that two bullets are fired at once on every fourth shot. If you can get your hands on the Trickshot, it’s definitely the best Magshot out there, but any Magshot will be a worthy addition to your arsenal.

Experiment A-7

A menu shows the design and stats for Experiment A-7, one of the best weapons in Starfield.

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Weapon Type: Shotgun
How to get it: Pass a belief test during the main mission ‘Entangled’

The Experiment A-7 shotgun is so good, it’s a wonder it’s so easy to get. Fairly late in the main story, you play one of the most compelling missions in the entire game: ‘Entangled’. When you run after Ethan in his security office, you can ask him if he has any tools to deal with the aliens. If you pass the persuasion test, he’ll give you Experiment A-7, the strongest shotgun I’ve ever had the privilege of using.

This unique shotgun deals 131 damage and already comes with six of eight mods installed, including a reflex sight, tactical stock, full auto, and flechette rounds. It also has the Exterminator perk, which deals +30% damage to aliens – a no-brainer given the context you receive the weapon in – but don’t let that fool you, as this shotgun is more than capable of dealing with human enemies too.

The Range of Gallows

A menu shows the design and stats for Gallow's Reach, one of the best weapons in Starfield.

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Weapon Type: rifle
How to get it: Loot from Captain Petrov’s vault on The Scow’s ship

There’s nothing better than a reliable AK-47. The Range of Gallows is the unique version of the Old Earth Assault Rifle, which is not a bad weapon in itself, but its unique offering blows it out of the water. While in The Scow during the main mission ‘No Sudden Moves’, you must enter Captain Petrov’s personal quarters. This is easy to do after you steal the artifact and shoot Petrov enough to the point where he calls off his guards. Then you can roam The Scow and loot anything you want. Gallow’s Reach is located in Captain Petrov’s room, in a locked vault.

What makes Gallow’s Reach so good are the Poison perk. It “randomly deals poison damage and slows down the target”, making it the best choice when dealing with high-level enemies that take more than a few shots to take down. Plus, it comes packed with five mods, including armor-piercing rounds, an ergonomic grip, and a reflex sight.

The last priest

A menu shows the stats and design for The Last Priests, one of the best weapons in Starfield.

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Weapon Type: Melee
How to get it: Complete the side mission ‘Infinity’s End’ and do The Hunter’s orders

This can’t be a list of the best weapons without a melee option, so that’s why we’ve got it The last priest. This is not available to everyone. You must side with The Hunter over The Emissary during ‘Unearthed’, which will grant you the quest ‘Infinity’s End’. Without giving too much away, The Hunter will ask you to do something. You can do it too. Or you can’t do it but pass a persuasion check with The Hunter and tell him you did it. Each of these options will reward you with The Last Priest.

There’s not much to say about The Last Priest other than the fact that it has great damage and the elemental perk, which does a lot of heavy lifting. Elemental “deals Corrosive, Radiation, Poison, and Fire damage at random,” for a real cocktail of fun. Perfect for anyone just doing a melee playthrough.

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The gate of eternity

The player speaks with The Emissary in Starfield

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Weapon Type: Particle beam gun
How to get it: Defeat the emissary at the end of ‘Revelation’

Finally, we have arguably the best weapon in the entire game, The gate of eternity. Again, this one requires you to side with The Hunter in Unearthed, and if you eventually make it to confront The Emissary during the ‘Revelation’ mission, you’ll need to defeat them. There’s an option to end this peacefully by passing a persuasion check – which is the route I foolishly took the first time – and doing so won’t earn you the Eternity Gate, so keep that in mind .

Eternity’s Gate is a legendary particle beam gun with three perks and six mods, all of which combine to make this a force to be reckoned with. Like the aforementioned Trickshot, Eternity’s Gate’s fourth shot fires two projectiles at once, has volatile rounds that pack a bigger punch (though they do have a chance to fail), and it does +10% damage to humans. It’s worth noting that side of The Emissary and defeating The Hunter offers a counterpart to Eternity’s Gate – a legendary laser gun called Unmitigated Violence – but we liked Eternity’s Gate slightly better.