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List of all XP buffs in Starfield

Updated: Nov 21, 2023



 

Leveling up can be slow in Starfield, so run these buffs while you can or pop one just before you claim a quest reward.

  • The Well Rested perk stacks with other XP buffs.

  • You will not lose your XP buffs if you die in game.

  • Alien DNA Trait will reduce the buff that you receive from food, drinks, and chems.

 

Ingredients Information

  • Dairy - Butter

  • Eggs - Meal Pack - Eggs

  • Noodles - Meal Pack - Any Ramen/Soba/Udon products/Red Harvest Spaghetti

  • Red Meat - any red meat product

  • Spice - Can be purchased from vendors, under Resources, or farmed from plants

  • Fiber - Can be purchased from vendors, under Resources, or farmed from plants

  • Ornamental - Can be purchased from vendors, under Resources, or farmed from plants

  • Aromatic - Can be purchased from vendors, under Resources, or farmed from plants

  • Nutrient - Can be purchased from vendors, under Resources, or farmed from plants

  • Stimulant - Can be purchased from vendors, under Resources, or farmed from plants

  • Distilled Water - can be crafted at the cooking station by default.

 

Suggested Vendors for fresh ingredients


Trade Authority Vendor Machines

Located on the edge of all populated planet landing pads.


CJ's

Alpha Centauri System/Jemison/New Atlantis/Residential


Shepherd's

Cheyenne System/Akila/Akila City


Jane's Goods

Sol System/Mars/Cydonia/P1


General Store

Porrima System/Porrima 2/Paradiso

Inside the Hotel, next to the elevator.


Clint's Collectibles

Alpha Centauri System/Gagarin/Gargarin Landing


Quickshop

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly


Store

Sol System/Saturn/Titan/New Homestead


Trading Post

Ixyll System/Ixyll 2/The Eleos Retreat


Spices, Fiber and Aromatics

Porrima System/Porrima 2

The plants here are a good source of Spices, Fiber and Aromatics


To reset a vendor's inventory or to re-farm a plant, you need to wait 48 local hours.

 

Well Rested


Buffs

+10% XP gain for 24 minutes


Obtained from

Sleeping on any bed for one hour (in-game time) or longer.


Note: Sleeping for one hour will also refill your health bar.


OR


Companion Buff Emotional Security


Buffs

+15% XP gain for 24 minutes.


Obtained from

If you romance one of your companions and sleep in a bed while they are nearby, then you will gain this buff.


It is recommended that you assign your romanced companion to your ship and sleep in the bed in your ship to save time.

 

Alien Tea


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes.


Pre-made obtained from

N/A


Plan

Auto learnt


Ingredients

1x Distilled Water

1x Fiber

 

Boba Alien Tea


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

N/A


Plan

Research Lab/Food and Drink/Beverage Development 1

This will unlock the plan to craft Boba Alien Tea at any Cooking Station


Ingredients

1x Membrane

1x Aromatic

1x Distilled Water

 

Cafe et the Prime


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 30 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

Porrima System/Porrima 2/Paradiso/Cafe Luxe -

Porrima System/Porrima 2/Paradiso/Cafe Luxe - Steal them out of the fridge on the back counter and off the shelves above the counter - 0 credits


Plan

There is no plan for this time. However, you do need to complete a small quest in order to be able to purchase it from Cafe Luxe.


To start the questline Proper Tea Theft, go to Porrima System/Porrima 2/Paradiso/Cafe Luxe and speak to Kumar behind the counter.

Once the questline is completed, you will need to leave the planet so his inventory can be refresh and then when you come back, you will be able to purchase them.


Ingredients

N/A

 

Chapaguri


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 30 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

  • Storage Crates

  • World Spawns

  • Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 185 credits

Plan

Gastronomy rank 2 required

Research Lab/Food and Drink/Old Earth Cuisine 3

This will unlock the plan to craft Chapaguri at any Cooking Station


Ingredients

2x Noodles

1x Spice

1x Distilled Water

 

Grandpa's Meatloaf

Image credit: DakaPlays on Twitter X


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 120 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

N/A


Plan

This recipe is auto-unlocked when you speak to your Dad, if you selected the Kid Stuff trait at the start of the game.


Ingredients

1x Onion

1x Dairy

1x Egg

1x Red Meat

1x Tomato


Most of these ingredients can be found in kitchens on populated planets, dark blue coolers, or purchased from some vendors.

Ingredients location guides are coming soon.

 

Midnight Special


Brand

PitStop


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 60 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

  • Valo System/Polvo/Hopetown/PitStop - 265 credits

  • Valo System/Polvo/Hopetown/PitStop - Steal the ones off the tables and in the kitchen - 0 credits

  • Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 265 credits

Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A

 

Pappardelle Bolognese


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 60 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

  • Storage Crates

  • World Spawns

  • Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 185 credits

Plan

Gastronomy rank 3 required

Research Lab/Food and Drink/Old Earth Cuisine 4

This will unlock the plan to craft Pappardelle Bolognese at any Cooking Station


Ingredients

1x Red Meat

1x Noodles

1x Cheese

1x Spice

 

Shepherd's Pie


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 60 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

  • Alpha Centauri/Jemison/New Atlantis/MAST District/The Well/Kay's Place - 295 credits

  • Alpha Centauri/Jemison/New Atlantis/MAST District/The Well/Kay's Place - Steal the ones off the tables upstairs - 0 credits

Plan

Unlocked when you read the magazine The New Atlantian #5.


Magazine spawn location

Alpha Centauri/Jemison/New Atlantis/MAST District/MAST Station


Take the elevator on your left down to The Well. Exit the elevator and walk forward, past Med Bay.

Walk through the tunnel and at the end turn left. You will see Kay's House to your right.

Enter Kay's House and walk all the way to the back and into the kitchen. Turn right, walk through the door, turn right, and take the stairs to the top. Turn right again and on the desk on your right is the magazine spawn.


Ingredients

1x Red Meat

1x Carrot

1x Potato

1x Onion

1x Spice


Most of these ingredients can be found in kitchens on populated planets, dark blue coolers, or purchased from some vendors.

Ingredients location guides are coming soon.


Note: CAN-uck! brand Shepherd's Pie does not reward an XP bonus.

 

Sunray Tonic


Brand

HomeMade


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 30 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

N/A


Plan

Gastronomy rank 1 required

Research Lab/Food and Drink/Beverage Development 2

This will unlock the plan to craft Sunray Tonic at any Cooking Station


Ingredients

1x Boom Pop! Cherry

1x Tea

1x Spice

 

The Strip


Brand

Whetstone


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 30 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

Alpha Centauri/Jemison/New Atlantis/MAST District/Whetstone - 1055 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 1055 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A

 

Tranquilitea Breakfast


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Chamomile


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Classic


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Dynastic


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Earl Grey


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Easy Sleep


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Lemon


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Lotus


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Tranquilitea Sunray


Brand

Tranquilitea


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 15 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

New Atlantis/The Well/Kay's House - 75 credits

New Atlantis/Residential District/CJ's - 75 credits

Trade Authority vendors - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Offworld Eats - 75 credits

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Ryujin Tower/Tranquilitea bar - 75 credits

Expedition Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits

Colony Provisioner NPC vendors on populated planets and mining camps - 75 credits


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A


Note: Although Tranquilitea tea packs can be found in the game, they are intended for crafting Chai Lattes rather than Tranquiliteas.

 

Xenoyaki


Brand

Xenofresh


Buffs

+2% XP gain for 30 minutes


Pre-made obtained from

Volii System/Volii Alpha/Neon/Underbelly/Xenofresh Seafood


Plan

N/A


Ingredients

N/A

 

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