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The Wellness Skill in Starfield: Increasing Your Health

Shane Williams

Once you’ve created your character and have begun your Starfield Adventure, you’ll notice that you can unlock a variety of skills which will improve your combat and exploration experience. However, a lot of these skills won’t become useful until you start increasing their level and to do that you’ll need to complete certain challenges. This page will provide you with the necessary tips to level up your "Wellness" iconWellness Skill.

You can increase your max health by 40% if you fully rank up the Wellness Skill.

What Does The Wellness Skill Do in Starfield?

The Wellness Skill improves overall health and life expectancy which means you’ll be able to take a lot more damage from enemies before you’ll need to use a med-kit to heal up. If you’re wearing heavier equipment that has a lot more defense, then you’ll find tackling multiple a lot easier as you wouldn’t have to constantly retreat and recover your health. This will especially come in handy when fighting bosses throughout the main story, so you’ll want to focus on leveling up this skill early on.

Level Stat
1 Increase max health by 10%.
2 Increase max health by 20%.
3 Increase max health by 30%.
4 Increase max health by 40%.

How to Level The Wellness Skill in Starfield?

Before you can start leveling up the Wellness Skill you’ll need to unlock it and that can be done by heading on over to the Physical Tab and using up one of your skill points. Alternatively, you can choose a background at the start of the game that comes with it already unlocked, such as Combat Medic, Diplomat or [File Not Found]. In order to level up this skill and reach rank 4 you’ll need to heal up a total of 1000 damage.

There are a variety of ways to heal yourself in Starfield, such as "Bandages" iconBandages, "Antibiotics" iconAntibiotics, "Heal Paste" iconHeal Paste, "Med Pack" iconMed Pack and Food. However, you don’t want to waste all of your resources in order to complete these challenges as you may need to use them in future missions, so you’ll want to unlock the skill and gradually work towards ranking up whilst playing through the game.

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  • Platforms,
    PC, XB X|S
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Action RPG, Shooter
  • Guide Release
    30 August 2023
  • Last Updated
    18 October 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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