There are endless possibilities when it comes to space exploration in Starfield. The various aspects also include the concept of building an Outpost, a place you can retreat to and call home. The base also acts like your storage facility, allowing you to collect more than your limited capacity.
There are around 1000 planets scattered across the universe in Starfield.
Players can construct up to 8 Outposts/Bases on different planets.
An outpost allows players to retreat back to and save any collected resources.
The best planets include rich-resources land, a flat surface for your Outpost, and a tolerable environment.
Some moons also provide various resources for mining and, therefore, are a part of the list.
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Best Planets Overview
Here is my summary of all 12 Best Planets for a Base in Starfield:
Alkanes, Tetraflourides, Helium-3, Water, Copper, Ytterbium, Iron, and Lead.
Moon of Anselon, Narion Star System
Lead, Iron, Argon, Silver, Alkanes, Neon, Helium-3, and Water.
Iron, Water, Uranium, Iridium, Argon, Benzene, Carboxylic Acids, and Tantalum.
Moon of Olivas, Alpha Centauri
Iron, Copper, Water, Helium-3, Nickel, Uranium, Cobalt, and Vanadium.
Moon of Sumati, Narion System
Beryllium, Europium, Aluminium, Helium-3, and Iron.
Moon of Jupiter, Sol System
Iron and Helium-3
Linnaeus IV-b (Moon)
Moon of Linnaeus IV, Linnaeus System
Helium-3, Alkanes, Beryllium, Water, Iron, Lead, Aluminium, and Ytterbium.
Moon of Olivas, Alpha Centauri
Dysprosium, Vanadium, Cobalt, Tungsten, Lead, Nickel, Water, and Uranium.
Water, Lead, Argon, Chlorine, and Chlorosilane.
Copper, Chlorine, Water, Gold, Iron, Flourine, Nickel, and Cobalt.
Chlorine, Water, Aluminium, Helium-3, and Lithium.
Procyon A System
Copper, Argon, Water, Tetrafluorides, Fluorine, Neon, and Ionic Liquids.
Starfield allows space travelers to build up to eight Outposts to settle at; if you end up constructing them at the wrong set of planets, you’ll face consequences of lack of resources and harsh environments. Here are the 12 Best Planets for a Base to avoid such troubles:
In my opinion, This rocky planet with frozen temperature may seem terrible for landing from afar, but upon closer inspection, players will realize how resource-rich Maheo II actually is. I came across Alkanes here, a rare resource used in multiple crafting recipes.
Other resources available here are Tetraflourides, Helium-3, Water, Copper, Ytterbium, Iron, and Lead. So, setting up an Outpost on Maheo II might seem gloomy with no life around, but it’ll surely help in faster upgrades.
Consider starting your early game journey on Kreet, a moon orbiting the planet Anselon in the Narion star system. It offers abundant resources, including Lead, Iron, Argon, Silver, Alkanes, Neon, Helium-3, and Water, enabling swift equipment upgrades for upcoming adventures. The moon is accessible from the beginning of the playthrough, allowing for relaxed resource gathering without significant threats from local life.
Another great spot for an Outpost, especially for the early game. Nesoi – located in the Olympus System – is similar to Earth, carrying the ideal temperature for greenery, life, and breathable air. If you ever feel homesick in the vast Universe, you can always retreat to your Nesoi Outpost and explore around without any spacesuit on.
Of course, the planet comes with various resources essential for crafting recipes. They include Iron, Water, Uranium, Iridium, Argon, Benzene, Carboxylic Acids, and Tantalum. So, set up your base on the flat lands of Nesoi and start gathering the plentiful resources around.
Another moon offering various benefits is located in the Alpha Centauri system and orbiting the planet Olivas. Zamka is a frozen rocky moon with no life roaming around. However, don’t let these harsh environments fool you because this moon is packed with multiple rare resources. At the end of the day, not everything comes easy, and setting up an Outpost in such toxic terrains becomes a must.
Resources available for mining on Zamka include Iron, Copper, Water, Helium-3, Nickel, and Uranium. You also find rarer resources such as Cobalt and Vanadium.
This moon is orbiting the planet Sumati, located in the Narion System. Andraphon is luckily not as harsh as Zamka’s atmosphere and holds better lands for constructing your Outpost here. There is no fauna or flora around, making it safe to explore and mine.
The resources this moon carries include Beryllium, Europium, Aluminium, Helium-3, and lastly, Iron. Most of these resources are hard to come by; therefore, setting up an Outpost here is recommended.
Moon orbiting Jupiter, Callisto is a beginner-friendly place to set your Outpost on. Though you won’t have various options in resources here, the moon itself is safe and allows players to familiarize themselves with the mining resources concept without any outer threats.
The two resources you can stumble upon on Callisto are Iron and Helium-3. Pack up on these two resources while learning the mining mechanics in the early game.
One of the moons of Linnaeus IV located in the Linnaeus System, Linnaeus IV-b, contains a temperate temperature with lots of land to set base at. You may not find any flora and fauna around, but you’ll surely discover various resources hidden here.
The long list of resources on Linnaeus IV-b includes Helium-3, Alkanes, Beryllium, Water, Iron, Lead, Aluminium, and Ytterbium – a perfect place to be explored.
A moon orbiting Olivas along with Zamka, Voss may seem like an ordinary rock floating in Alpha Centauri, but upon exploring its depths, players will discover some of the rarest resources in the entirety of Starfield. This makes Voss a must to add to my list of Best Planets for Base in Starfield. The moon may be toxic with no life around, but it’s worth building an Outpost at.
Some of the rarest resources Voss contains are Dysprosium, Vanadium, Cobalt, and Tungsten. Other more common resources include Lead, Nickel, Water, and Uranium.
You’ll be exploring Jemison regardless of resources since the start, as it contains New Atlantis. You can benefit from that by making an Outpost here and storing all the resources you end up mining. As it closely resembles Earth, you can safely spend a lot of time here and gather many resources.
You’ll find Water, Lead, Argon, Chlorine, and Chlorosilane on Jemison. Each of these resources is quite a handful in crafting multiple recipes. So, even if it seems “boring” to set your first base on Jemison, it is still a safer option than most.
A rock-type planet with a temperate climate and a probable sign of life, Eridani II resembles Earth, not only in looks but also in resource-richness. Eridani II is located in the Eridani System along with eight other planets. You can find a flat land, set up your new base, and start collecting resources.
The resources you’ll discover on Eridani II are Copper, Chlorine, Water, Gold, Iron, Flourine, Nickel, and Cobalt.
A rock-type planet located in the Porrima System has a cold temperature but safe water and lots of wildlife. What makes Porrima III unique is the abundance of resources you’ll find here without traveling out of the system much. You can cover multiple essential resources by staying on this single planet; all you need is an Outpost here.
The resources on Porrima III include Chlorine, Water, Aluminium, Helium-3, and Lithium.
You can visit Procyon III by space traveling to Procyon A System. It is a rock-type planet with high O2 and a Cold temperature. You can also run across different flora and fauna scattered across the planet. The planet is an ideal location for your Outpost, as it offers different sorts of resources.
You can find Copper, Argon, Water, Tetrafluorides, Fluorine, Neon, and Ionic Liquids – a set of rare resources.
That concludes the guide on the best Planets for Base in Starfield. Though you can explore any of these planets for resources, I’d suggest Kreet to be your first stop for an outpost. The location is safe and comes with various essential resources – perfect for starting a successful playthrough. Happy Gaming!
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