Where to Buy Polymer in Starfield

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Where to Buy Polymer in Starfield

In Starfield, polymer is surprisingly common in research projects and crafting recipes despite being an exotic material. However, farming for it out in the wild is challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with planet scanning and surveying, so purchasing some is often easier. To learn more, continue reading to discover where to buy polymer in Starfield.

Starfield: How to Buy Polymer

Polymer is available at any general store in Starfield. Since it is an organic material, you’ll find it in a shop’s resource section alongside other organic, inorganic, and manufactured materials.

Below are a few examples of general stores in Starfield:

  • Jemison Mercantile in Spaceport, Jemison, Alpha Centauri.
  • UC Distribution Center in Commercial District, Jemison, Alpha Centauri.
  • Shepherd’s General Store in Akila City, Akila, Cheyenne.

You can also visit Trade Authority storefronts to view a smaller assortment of resources. However, general stores are your best bet, as they hold a wider array of options.

Starfield Polymer in Store List
Screenshot by Prima Games (click to enlarge)

The average polymer price is roughly 15-18 credits, with around a dozen units in stock. If you need to buy some in bulk or want to experiment with a shop’s price fluctuations, you can sit down on a bench or chair and wait 24 in-game hours before rechecking their stock. Doing this refreshes the store’s wares, giving you new items to buy.

Why Can’t I Find Polymer?

Starfield’s shops have randomized items, prices, and number of units available that refresh periodically. While a general store can sell over 50 different resources at any given time, you’re not guaranteed to find polymer every time. If this happens, you can either wait 24 in-game hours and recheck the store’s resource list or visit another shop and check their stock.

What is Polymer Used For in Starfield?

Polymer is an exotic organic resource used in research projects and mod crafting. You’ll frequently find it in your recipes, from helmet mod projects to robots and weapon mods. After completing research projects, you’ll spot additional uses for polymer in your spacesuit and weapon mods.

Below are a few examples of recipes that use polymer:

  • Helmet Mods 1
  • Robots 2
  • Grip and Stock Mods 2
  • Extra Capacity Pack Mods
  • Energy Shielding Helmet Mods
  • Various Gun Muzzle Mods

While plenty more use polymer, these are some you may encounter as you upgrade your equipment and complete research projects.

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About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.