Best Packs in Starfield and Which Packs to Sell

Picking the perfect pack.

As is common in Bethesda’s ARPGs, I spend a lot of time selling everything from spoons to spacesuits in Starfield. Whether you're stealing or just looting the spoils of battle, everything from weapons to wooden ducks can be sold, but boost packs aren't so cut and dry. These items are an integral part of survival, so which ones should be kept or sold in Starfield?

All Starfield boost packs - Best packs to sell

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As you’ll see in my table below, selling packs is a great way to make some credits. However, they also weigh a lot, so you need to keep an eye on the weight-to-value ratio. Their mass doesn’t change a great deal, so with a few exceptions you’re looking at a value of around 150 to 450 credits per 1.0 of mass, which is preferable to a lot of vendor trash. In short, always pick up any packs you find, especially if you can immediately transfer them to ship cargo for sale later.

RelatedBest Armor in Starfield, Ranked

The way I decide which packs to sell and keep is to ensure I keep packs that have the best possible stats for each armor value. So, if a pack doesn’t have at least one armor (Phys, Engy, EM) or conditions (Thermal, Airborne, corrosive, Radiation) value at the top of my pack list, I’ll sell it to a vendor. The exception to this is if it has a particular extra ability I can’t get from another pack in my inventory, such as Power Boost (although you’ll need to level up Boost Pack Training to use this). 

Starfield Pack List - stats and values

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Note that this is not a full list, but it will give you an idea of where your pack fits in the great scheme of things. Also, note that you can find or create superior packs (they’ll be named in blue or yellow, depending on rarity) which are improved versions of the standard packs below.

Pack namePhysEngyEMThermalAirborneCorrosionRadiationMassValue
Mark I Pack666468205507.111,655
Mantis Pack475551550201110,406
UC Shock Armor Skip Pack7256640201009.36,985
UC Antixeno Power Pack4442461000208.83,835
Deepseeker Pack413337554506.33,290
Ecliptic Pack2931332000108.33,125
Ranger Power Pack483240502057.33,125
Cydonia Pack4422260200106.33,080
Shocktroop Pack4042440100206.33,080
Constellation Pack3923312001006.52,680
UC Vanguard Pilot Pack3234365200572,450
Pirate Raiding Pack2826300100206.31,875
Pirate Survival Pack262830502056.31,875
Calibrated Nav Pack422634552007.51,143
Space Trucker Pack2230261000456.3981
Navigator Pack341826552007.5942
Deep Mining Pack3418260201006.1901
Star Roamer Pack2230261000206.3900
Deepcore Pack262830020556.1875
Tunnel Mining Pack302226055206.1875

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About the Author

Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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