Starfield Ship Habs
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The Best Ship Habs in Starfield

The right habitat for your little companions to stay in.

When you’re constructing a ship meant to last you many hours in Starfield, you’ll want to use the best parts that provide you the greatest benefits long-term. Choosing weapons is chief among that selection, with certain ship weapons dealing massive damage in the shortest amount of time. Picking a great hab will take you even further, though. Here are the best ship Habs in Starfield.

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Which Ships Habs Should You Choose in Starfield?

Starfield Workshop Hab
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If you want a Hab that will give you the best bang for your buck, then a Workshop Hab is your best bet. The easiest way to get one is to head to the Ship Services Technician in the New Atlantis Spaceport. When there, select “I want to view and modify my ships” and open up the Ship Builder. From here, Add a part to your ship and head to the Habs section, then hover over a Hab with numerous variants. Switch the variant using the keys listed at the bottom of the screen until you see a Workshop. For me, both the Deimos All-in-One Berth 2×1 and Nova Galactic All-in-One Berth 2×1 had Workshop variants.

The Workshop Habs contain each of the following workbenches:

  • Industrial Workbench
  • Weapon Workbench
  • Spacesuit Workbench
  • Research Lab

While you could go to The Lodge or your Outpost and find the same workbenches, the convenience of having them on your ship is unmatched. If you’re anything like me and use your ship as a mobile Resource container, you can have a look at your Cargo Hold and see your supplies all from a glance. Frankly, every ship could include one.

What Other Habs Should You Have On Your Ship?

Starfield Armory Hab
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While Workshop Habs are easily the best, there’s a handful of other Habs that can be great as second and third Habs, depending on your ship size. An Armory Hab is a nice alternative, for example, offering plenty of storage for your weapons and ammo if you’re a bit of a gun hoarder. A Captain’s Quarters is another excellent addition, offering a Bed alongside some storage. Other great follow-ups include an Infirmary, Mess Hall, and Battle Station.

Are There Any Habs You Shouldn’t Have On Your Ship?

Starfield Storeroom Hab
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While the list is short, there are a few Habs I would suggest absolutely not buying. A Storeroom is a prime example, serving no purpose other than to fill up space. An Engineering Bay, while offering storage, also doesn’t bring much to the table that you couldn’t get with much better Habs. To round things off, don’t put a Living Quarters Hab on your ship either. If you really want a bed, a Captain’s Quarters Hab is a much better option.

How to Get Access to More Habs in Starfield

If you’re not happy with the Hab options you have or don’t have access to any of the above Habs, then you’ll want to visit some other Ship Services Technicians. You can find a Technician in most settlements, with certain ones also being specialized to a certain manufacturer’s ship parts. If you’re curious to learn more, check out our guide on all Ship Services Technicians in Starfield.

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Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year and a half, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.