Starfield Weapon Tiers & Rarity Explained [Full Guide]

Are you looking to get your hands on some of the best weapons in the game? Here’s how weapon tiers and rarity work in Starfield.

Overall, there are five weapon tiers that depend on your character’s level and four weapon rarities that vary based on the modifiers on the weapon.

In this guide, I will explain how weapon tiers and weapon rarities work in Starfield to help you understand how to farm for the best weapons available.

If you’re just getting started in the game, consider also checking out our Starfield digipick guide on how to pick locks and gain access to rare loot.

All Weapon Tiers in Starfield

Weapon rarity and tiers explained in Starfield.

In total, there are five different weapon tiers in Starfield and they are the following:

  • Base: Available as drops when starting the game.
  • Calibrated: Available as drops after character level 10.
  • Refined: Available as drops after character level 20.
  • Advanced: Available as drops after character level 30.
  • Superior: Available as drops after character level 40.

Overall, weapon tiers signify the weapon’s stats and damage. The only way to get higher-tier weapons in Starfield is by leveling up your character.

Keep in mind that the level caps for each weapon tier aren’t really strict so there’s a chance to get lower-tier weapons on higher levels.

Also, while you can get superior weapons from level 40, the chance will be fairly low when you’re at exactly level 40. Leveling up further will increase the chances of superior weapons dropping and the same is true for lower tiers.

If you want to get the best weapons, simply aim for level 40 and higher and keep looting. As you reach closer to level 50, the chances of getting superior weapons will increase further.

All Weapon Rarities in Starfield

Weapon rarity and tiers explained in Starfield.

In addition to weapon tiers, each weapon also has a rarity stat. The rarity stat signifies how many modifiers are on the weapon. Here are all the weapon rarities in Starfield:

  • Common: No modifiers
  • Rare: 1 modifier
  • Epic: 2 modifiers
  • Legendary: 3 modifiers

Modifiers increase the power and effects of your weapon and thus the more modifiers you have, the better. However, modifiers aren’t tied to levels or anything; modifiers only depend on RNG.

As a result, you can get weapons with legendary rarity at any point during the game, even when you’re just starting. However, a base-tier legendary-rarity weapon, won’t be useful for long and you’ll need to replace it soon.

Nevertheless, if you want to get some of the best weapons in Starfield, the best option is reaching character level 40 and then farming until you drop a Superior-tier weapon with legendary rarity.

This will require a lot of luck but it’s a solid goal to look forward to if you want to have the strongest weapon in the game.

Wrapping up

In conclusion, there are five weapon tiers in Starfield, and the one you’ll get when looting will depend on your character level. After level 40, you’ll start getting Superior weapons, which is the best weapon tier in the game.

Also, there are four weapon rarities with the best one being legendary, and the one you’ll get while looting will depend solely on luck. With enough luck, after reaching level 40, you’ll be able to get a superior legendary weapon.

What do you think about luck and rarity in Starfield? Have you managed to get a superior legendary weapon yet? Feel free to share your favorite weapons in the comments below.

Now that you know how to get the best weapons in the game, consider also checking out our guide on the five best ships in Starfield and how to get them.

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