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Serpent's Embrace - How to Use The Vah'Ruun Trait

Jessica Dillon

There are a total of 17 Traits in Starfied, and you will only be able to select three to for your character. These can’t be swapped out, so you will want to make sure and pick the ones that will best benefit your gameplay style. Along with the standard traits, all the major religions in Starfield have a special trait that you can choose. The guide below goes over "Serpent's Embrace" iconSerpent’s Embrace, the trait from the mysterious Va’Ruun.

You can check if Serpent's Embrace is active at any time from your character menu.

Should You Choose The Serpent’s Embrace Trait

Serpent’s Embrace is a rather strange trait as it’s a double-edged sword that can’t be gotten rid of. If you grav jump, you will receive a 25 points to both your health and oxygen levels. This will last for the duration of the in-game time listed on your character stat page in the menu, you start out with 4 hours of the buff. Just to clarify this is talking about jumping from solar system to solar system, not jumping around using your character. The downside is that if you don’t do this, you will receive a debuff to health and oxygen. You do tend to naturally jump around in-game a lot, so this is a helpful boost. Just keep in mind that you will lose it if you explore one solar system for too long.

In addition to this, you will have a special dialogue when you come across other Va’ruun members. While you will come across a few NPCs with this group, House Va’ruun is largely missing from the game and even finding the hostile Va’ruun Zealot enemies can be a challenge, making this part of the skill a bit useless. You should also keep in mind that you can’t join up with another religion if you are using a religious trait. If you do want a quick stat boost though, then this is a great way to get it. In all honesty, though, there are better traits out there like Kid Stuff that offer you more of a reward.

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    PC, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, Shooter
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2023
  • Last Updated
    30 September 2023
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Starfield is an action role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios set in a futuristic interpretation of space exploration and colonization. Earth has long been abandoned, but there are plenty of other planets in different star systems where humans have ventured and settled. You have the freedom to create your own character with a unique background, but the main story will take you through a series of adventures as you uncover more information about mysterious artifacts which create gravitational anomalies. Along the way, you can build and customize your own space ship, establish your own outpost, befriend and romance new companions, and more. As a Bethesda game, you can also expect to see a lot of creative mods which have the potential to change your experience of the base game, or take it in an entirely new direction.

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