Here are all of the locations for the skill magazines in Starfield so you can earn some great permanent skill bonuses!

Skill magazines, to skill books are very rare collectible items in Starfield that are scattered across the galaxy, and picking them up will give you a helpful in-game bonus. These bonuses range from increased carrying capacity to dealing additional damage with a certain type of weapon.

As soon as you pick up a skill magazine, you get that book’s bonus applied forever, even if you drop or sell the magazine. Therefore, you’ll want to pick up as many of them as you can!

Here are the locations and bonuses for all 16 types of skill magazines in Starfield:

We have found 91 of the skill magazines in Starfield so far. Once we find the final few, we will add them to this article!

CombaTech Catalog Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for all of the CombaTech Catalog skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
CombaTech Catalog 01Seokguh Syndicate Hideout in Neon.
On a desk in the living quarters.
Slightly increases the range and accuracy of CombaTech weapons.
CombaTech Catalog 02The UC Vigilance, orbiting Mars’ Moon Phobos in the Sol system.
In a side room connected to the Command Center.
Slightly increases the range and accuracy of CombaTech weapons.
CombaTech Catalog 03Best Defense weapons shop in Hopetown on Polvo in the Porrima system.Further increases the range and accuracy of CombaTech weapons.
CombaTech Catalog 04Abandoned Hephaestus Mine in Gagarin.
On a table in a storage room.
Further increases the range and accuracy of CombaTech weapons.
CombaTech Catalog 05Any Abandoned Mech Graveyard next to a weapon case.Further increases the range and accuracy of CombaTech weapons.

CombaTech Catalog 01

You can find CombaTech Catalog 01 on the second floor of the Seokguh Syndicate Hideout – on a desk in a living quarters behind a black door.

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CombaTech Catalog 02

CombaTech Catalog 2 can be found in the UC Vigilance, which orbits Mars’ moon Phobos. It is in a side room connected to the Command Center on a small cabinet below a screen.

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CombaTech Catalog 03

CombaTech Catalog 03 is on a shelf in the Best Defense weapons shop in Hopetown.

Hopetown is located on the planet Polvo in the Porrima system.

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CombaTech Catalog 04

On a desk outside Ervin Madani’s computer in the Gagarin abandoned mine during Barrett’s companion quest, Breach of Contract.

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CombaTech Catalog 05

CombaTech Catalog 05 can always be found on a desk in a Forgotten Mech Graveyard. However, the locations of Forgotten Mech Graveyards are randomized for each player.

We found it on Cruth in the Narion system, but it will likely be on a different planet for you.

We suggest you use the star map and search through planets until you find one with a Forgotten Mech Graveyard on it, and then see if you can find CombaTech Catalog 05 there!

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Constellation Guide Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Constellation Guide skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Constellation Guide 01Any Abandoned Research Tower.
At the top of the tower on a desk that controls the doors.
Permanently reduces fall damage by 5%.
Constellation Guide 02Any Abandoned Research Tower.
At teh top of the tower on a desk that controls the doors.
Permanently use 15% less O2 while moving when overencumbered.
Constellation Guide 03Dauntless Crew’s Crash Site on Cassiopeia I.
On a table in the crashed ship you go in during Sarah Morgan’s companion quest.
Permanently use 15% less O2 while moving when overencumbered.
Constellation Guide 04The Clinic, orbiting Deepala in the Narion system.
On a coffee table by the entrance.
Healing items are permanently 5% more effective.

Constellation Guide 01

Constellation Guide 01 is the easiest skill magazine to find in Starfield!

It is practically impossible to miss as it is on the table around the Artifacts in The Lodge.

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Constellation Guide 02

Constellation Guide 02 is located at the top of an Abandoned Research Tower, on a desk next to a computer that controls the doors.

However, the locations of Abandoned Research Towers are randomized for each player. Use the star map to search through planets until you find one with an Abandoned Research Tower on it – you’ll likely find Constellation Guide 02 there.

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Constellation Guide 03

You can find Constellation Guide 03 in the Dauntless Crew’s Crash Site on Cassiopeia I. It is on a dining table in the middle of the building.

You go here during the Sarah Morgan companion quest, In Memoriam.

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Constellation Guide 04

Constellation Guide 04 is located in The Clinic, a medical facility orbiting Deepala in the Narion system.

You can find it as soon as you step into The Clinic, on a coffee table in between some chairs.

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Cyber Runner’s Cipher Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Cyber Runner’s Cipher skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 01Slayton Aerospace in Neon Trade Tower.
On a coffee table in the reception.
Add a bankable auto-attempt for hacking.
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 02Apex Electronics in The Well in New Atlantis.
On top of a cabinet near the front door.
Add a bankable auto-attempt for hacking.
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 03Currently UnknownUnknown
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 04Hotel Volii in Neon.
On a coffee table in a hotel room on the second floor.
Laser weapons permanently do 5% more critical damage.
Cyber Runner’s Cipher 05Infinity LTD in New Atlantis.
On the Research and Development floor next to where you must steal the Prototype Neuroamp in the Ryujin Industries questline.
Add a bankable auto-attempt for hacking.

Cyber Runner’s Cipher 01

Cyber Runner’s Cipher 01 is on a coffee table in the Slayton Aerospace reception.

This office is located in the Trade Tower in Neon.

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Cyber Runner’s Cipher 02 Location

Cyber Runner’s Cipher 02 is on top of a cabinet in Apex Electronics. This is a store in The Well in New Atlantis.

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Cyber Runner’s Cipher 04 Location

Cyber Runner’s Cipher 04 is located in the hotel room on the second floor of Hotel Volii in Neon.

To get this skill magazine, you’ll need to rent this room by paying the receptionist 300 credits.

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Cyber Runner’s Cipher 05 Location

You can find Cyber Runner’s Cipher 05 on the Research and Development floor of Infinity LTD in New Atlantis.

It is on a table in the room where you need to steal the Prototype Neuroamp during the Sabotage mission in the Ryujin Industries questline.

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Freestar Captain’s Log Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Freestar Captain’s Log skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Freestar Captain’s Log 01Currently UnknownUnknown
Freestar Captain’s Log 02Any Deserted Mineral Plant.
In a locker in a bedroom on the ground floor.
Permanently adds a 1% chance to disarm enemies with unarmed or melee strikes.
Freestar Captain’s Log 03The Freestar Collective Consulate in Akila.
On a coffee table.
Permanently do 5% more damage to robots.
Freestar Captain’s Log 04Currently UnknownUnknown
Freestar Captain’s Log 05Freestar Mech Factory on Arcturus II.
Next to a computer, where you confront Paxton Hull.
Permanently increases carry capacity by 5kg.

Freestar Captain’s Log 02 Location

You can find Freestar Captain’s Log 02 in a locker in the living quarters of a Deserted Mineral Plant.

As the locations of Deserted Mineral Plants are randomized, you will have to search through planets until you find one.

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Freestar Captain’s Log 03 Location

Freestar Captain’s Log 03 is on a coffee table in the Freestar Collective Consulate building.

You can find the Freestar Collective Consulate to the left of The Rock, in the center of Akila.

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Freestar Captain’s Log 05 Location

You can find Freestar Captain’s Log 05 in on office on the operations floor of the Freestar Mech Factory on Arcturus II.

This is right next to where you confront Paxton Hull at the end of the mission.

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Grunt Magazine Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Grunt skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Grunt Issue 01The Red Mile on Porrima III.
On a body next to the button at the end of The Red Mile.
Ballistic weapons permanently do an additional 5% critical damage.
Grunt Issue 02Seokguh Syndicate Hideout in Neon.
On a coffee table near the entrance.
Ballistic weapons permanently do an additional 5% critical damage.
Grunt Issue 03Waggoner Farm on Montara Luna in the Cheyenne system.
In the spacer camp east of the farm you visit in the Freestar Collective quest Deputized.
Ballistic weapons permanently do an additional 5% critical damage.
Grunt Issue 04The Key in the Kryx system.
On a table at the back of the bar, The Last Nova.
Ballistic weapons permanently do an additional 5% critical damage.
Grunt Issue 05Currently UnknownUnknown
Grunt Issue 06Any Deserted Ecliptic Garrison.
On a desk above a safe.
Ballistic weapons permanently do 5% more critical damage.
Grunt Issue 07Any Abandoned Cryo Lab.
On a desk in the first room of the building.
Ballistic weapons permanently do an additional 5% critical damage.
Grunt Issue 08The Retrofitted Starstation you visit at the end of the Failure to Communicate side mission.
On a table in the captain’s office.
Ballistic weapons permanently do an additional 5% critical damage.

Grunt Issue 01 Location

Grunt Issue 01 can be looted from the body of a dead spacer at the end of the Red Mile on Porrima III.

You will have to run the Red Mile as part of the Freestar Collective side mission On The Run.

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Grunt Issue 02 Location

You can find Grunt Issue 02 on a coffee table on the right-hand side when you enter the Seokguh Syndicate Hideout in Neon.

You will visit this location during the Ryujin Industries side mission Guilty Parties.

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Grunt Issue 03 Location

You can find Grunt Issue 03 on a table next to a box and a hammer in the spacer camp to the east of Waggoner Farm on Montara Luna.

This is where you go on your first side mission with the Freestar Collective, Deputized.

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Grunt Issue 04 Location

Grunt Issue 04 is on a table at the back of The Last Nova.

This is the bar inside The Key – the Crimson Fleet’s headquarters in the Kryx system.

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Grunt Issue 06 Location

Issue 06 of Grunt is on a desk above a safe in a deserted Ecliptic Garrison.

As the locations of Deserted Ecliptic Garrisons are randomized for each player, you’ll have to use the star map to search planets and find one.

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Grunt Issue 07 Location

Grunt Issue 07 is located in any Abandoned Cryo Lab. These structures are in randomly generated places, so you may have to do some exploring to find one.

You can find it on a desk on the left-hand side in the first room of the building.

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Grunt Issue 08 Location

Grunt 08 is on a table in the captain’s office of the Retrofitted Starstation you visit at the end of the Failure to Communicate side mission.

The exact location of this startstation is randomized, but it will always be in the same place within the starstation.

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Gunslinger’s Guide Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Gunslinger’s Guide skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Gunslinger’s Guide 01The Rock in Akila.
On a small table outside of the Marshal’s office.
Permanently reload and draw Laredo weapons an additional 5% faster.
Gunslinger’s Guide 02Sinclair’s Books in Akila.
On a table in the shop that can be found to the left of the main entrance of The Rock.
Permanently reload and draw Laredo weapons an additional 5% faster.
Gunslinger’s Guide 03The Freestar Rangers Building in Hopetown on the planet Polvo in the Porrima system.
On a table by the entrance.
Permanently reload and draw Laredo weapons an additional 5% faster.
Gunslinger’s Guide 04The Freestar Collective Outpost in Neon.
On a bedside table in the top floor living quarters.
Permanently reload and draw Laredo weapons an additional 5% faster.
Gunslinger’s Guide 05In the Freestar Rangers Embassy in New Atlantis’ MAST District.
On a round table on the top floor of the building.
Permanently reload and draw Laredo weapons an 5% faster.

Gunslinger’s Guide 01 Location

Gunslinger’s Guide 01 is located on the table outside of the Marshal’s office in The Rock.

The Rock is the Freestar Collective’s headquarters in the center of Akila.

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Gunslinger’s Guide 02 Location

You can find Gunslinger’s Guide 02 on a table in Sinclair’s Books.

This is a book shop in Akila to the left of the main entrance of The Rock.

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Gunslinger’s Guide 03 Location

Gunslinger’s Guide 03 is in the Freestar Rangers building in Hopetown, on a small table in between some chairs by the entrance.

Hopetown is a small settlement on the planet Polvo, in the Valo system.

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Gunslinger’s Guide 04 Location

Gunslinger’s Guide 04 is located in the Neon Freestar Collective Outpost.

It is on the top floor living quarters on the bedside table.

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Gunslinger’s Guide 05 Location

You can find Gunslinger’s Guide 05 in the Freestar Rangers Embassy in the MAST District of New Atlantis.

It is on a round glass table on the top floor of the building.

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Kryx’s Journal Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Kryx’s Journal skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Kryx’s Journal Entry 01Crimson Fleet Outpost on Bessel III.
By a large weapons case in the room next to where Matsura is.
Store prices are permanently reduced by 2% and you permanently sell items for 2% more (on top of any other bonuses).
Kryx’s Journal Entry 02Vulture’s Roost on Jaffa IV.
On a coffee table on the level above the jail cell.
Crew and companions permanently do 5% more weapon damage (on top of any other bonuses).
Kryx’s Journal Entry 03Vlad’s Villa on Syrma VII-A.
Behind an advanced locked door in the basement of the house.
Your ship’s cargo hold can permanently hold 5% more.
Kryx’s Journal Entry 04In an open locker in The Lock, on Suvorov in the Kryx system.
You visit here during the Crimson Fleet faction mission Echoes of the Past.
Basic and Advanced Social skills are unlocked 2% faster (on top of any other bonuses).
Kryx’s Journal Entry 05Gagarin Landing on Gagarin in Alpha Centauri.
On a table next to the Foundry Terminals.
The cost of bribing someone is permanently reduced by 5% (on top of any other bonuses).

Kryx’s Journal Entry 01 Location

You can find Kryx’s Journal Entry 01 in the Crimson Fleet Outpost on Bessel III that you visit during the Back to Vectera Quest.

It is next to a large weapon case in the room next to where Matsura is.

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Kryx’s Journal Entry 02 Location

Kryx’s Journal Entry 02 is on a coffee table on the level above the jail cell in Vulture’s Roost. You can get here by following the metal stairs up into the buildings on the side of the cliff.

Vulture’s Roost is a huge Ecliptic base on Jaffa IV – so prepare for a tough battle to get this Starfield skill Magazine!

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Kryx’s Journal Entry 03 Location

You can find Kryx’s Journal Entry 03 in Vlad’s Villa on Syrma VII-A.

It is behind an advanced locked door in the basement of the house – so make sure to bring a couple of Digipicks with you.

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Kryx’s Journal Entry 04 Location

In an open Locker in The Lock, the abandoned prison on Suvorov, which you visit during the Crimson Fleet faction mission Echoes of the Past.

This locker is in the same room as where you pick up Carter’s slate, to the left.

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Kryx’s Journal Entry 05 Location

Kryx’s Journal Entry 05 is located in Gagarin Landing, on a table next to the Foundry Terminals.

You can get here by going up the stairs to the right of the statue and following the path to the end.

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Mining Monthly Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Mining Monthly skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Mining Monthly 01The Abandoned Mine on Niira in the Narion system.
In the first building on the left by the ramp toward the mine.
Permanently increases tool-grip weapon damage by 2%.
Mining Monthly 02CM Station RC-1 Mine on Carinae III-A.
On a table just in front of where you enter the mine.
Permanently increases tool-grip weapon damage by 2%.
Mining Monthly 03The bar in Gagarin Landing in the Alpha Centauri system.
On a coffee table at the back.
Permanently increases tool-grip weapon damage by 2%.
Mining Monthly 04Any Autonomous Dogstar Factory.
On a desk in the top floor office.
Permanently increases tool-grip weapon damage by 2%.
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Mining Monthly 06Currently UnknownUnknown
Mining Monthly 07Deimos Miners Quarters in Cydonia, Mars in the Sol system.
On the table by the entrance.
Permanently increases tool-grip weapon damage by 2%.
Mining Monthly 08Deimos Miners Quarters in Cydonia, Mars in the Sol system.
On the table by the entrance.
Permanently increases tool-grip weapon damage by 2%.
Mining Monthly 09New Homestead on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, in the Sol system.
In the New Homestead Mine on a spool.
Permanently increases tool-grip weapon damage by 2%.

Mining Monthly 01 Location

You can find Mining Monthly 01 at the Abandoned Mine on Niira in the Narion system. This is where you go to find Andreja during the main mission, Into the Unknown.

It is not in the mine itself. Instead, you can find this skill magazine in the first building on the left as you go up the ramp toward the mine.

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Mining Monthly 02 Location

Mining Monthly is located at CM Station RC-1 Mine on Carinae III-A, on a table just in front of where you enter the mine.

You visit this location during the Ryujin Industries faction quest, The Key Ingredient.

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Mining Monthly 03 Location

Mining Monthly 03 is on a coffee table in the bar in Gagarin Landing.

You can find Gagarin in the Alpha Centauri system.

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Mining Monthly 04 Location

You can find Mining Monthly 04 on the top floor office of Autonomous Dogstar Factory.

The locations of these factories are randomly generated, so they could appear on any planet or moon!

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Mining Monthly 07 Location

Mining Monthly Issue 07 is in the Deimos Miners Quarters in the residential district of Cydonia.

It is on a table on the right-hand side, just after you walk in.

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Mining Monthly 08 Location

Mining Monthly 08 randomly spawns in any Abandoned Mine you may find across the galaxy. The location of these varies between players as it is randomly generated.

You can find it in a small room in the middle of the mine behind an advanced locked door.

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Mining Monthly 09 Location

Issue 09 of Mining Monthly is in the New Homestead mine on a large spool.

New Homestead is located on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, in the Sol system.

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Neon Nights Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Neon Nights skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Neon Nights 01Ryujin Industries Executive Floor, in Ryujin Tower, Neon.
On a table in Alex Pryce’s office
Permanently grants the recipe for the chem BattleUp, which increases carry capacity, and physical and energy resistance for a limited time.
Neon Nights 02The Astral Lounge in Neon’s Trade Tower.
On a table in VIP Booth 1.
Permanently grants the recipe for the chem S.T.E.V.E, which slows down time and increases ranged damage for a limited time.
Neon Nights 03Celtcorp offices in Neon’s Trade Tower.
On the arm of a sofa.
Permanently grants the recipe for the chem 02 Shot, which increases oxygen regeneration for a limited time.
Neon Nights 04Breyson Bayu’s office in Generdyne Labs, Neon.
On a coffee table.
Permanently grants the recipe for the chem RedAMP, which increases physical and energy resistance, melee damage, and speed for a limited time.
Neon Nights 05Xenofresh Corporate HQ in Neon’s Trade Tower.
On a small table to the right of the entrance.
Permanently grants the recipe for AddiJack, which removes addiction penalties and grants a bonus to researching.

Neon Nights 01 Location

Neon Nights 01 is on the Ryujin Industries Executive Floor, on a table in Alex Pryce’s office.

Her office is in the corner next to the server room.

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Neon Nights 02 Location

You can find Neon Nights 02 in the Astral Lounge, which is in Neon’s Trade Tower.

It is on the coffee table next to the sofa in VIP Booth 1.

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Neon Nights 03 Location

Neon Nights 03 is on the arm of a sofa in the Celtcorp Offices.

You can get there by taking the elevator up in Neon’s Trade Tower.

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Neon Nights 04 Location

You can find Neon Nights 04 on a table in Breyson Bayu’s office in Generdyne Labs.

You visit this location during the Crimson Fleet faction mission Absolute Power.

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Neon Nights 05 Location

Neon Nights 05 is on a small table just to the right of the entrance to the Xenofresh Corporate HQ in Neon.

You can also get here by going up in the elevator in Trade Tower.

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Nova Galactic Manual Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Nova Galactic Manual skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Nova Galactic Manual 01Sarah’s Crash Site on Cassiopea I.
On a small white box in the crashed ship.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 02Nova Galactic Staryard, which orbits Luna in the Sol system.
In a control room overlooking the spaceship in the center.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 03The MAST building in New Atlantis.
On a coffee table in Deputy Macintyre’s office.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 04Any Deserted Freestar Garrison.
On a table in the smallest of the three buildings.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 05Any Abandoned Griplite Manufacturing Plant.
On the top floor in the research lab.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 06The Autonomous Staryard, orbiting Volii Psi, a moon of Volii Tau.
Behind a red locked door at the end of the staryard.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 07Currently UnknownUnknown
Nova Galactic Manual 08Any Abandoned Shipping Depot.
On a desk in the office upstairs.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 09Any Abandoned Deimos Scrapyard.Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.
Nova Galactic Manual 10The Almagest, orbiting Nesoi in the Olympus system.
Next to a terminal in the manager’s office.
Permanently reduces the fuel needed for a grav jump by an additional 1%.

Nova Galactic Manual 01 Location

You can find Nova Galactic Manual 01 during the Sarah Morgan companion quest In Memoriam.

It is on a white box in the crashed ship marked as Sarah’s Crash Site on Cassiopea I that you visit during the mission.

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Nova Galactic Manual 02 Location

You can find Nova Galactic Manual 02 in the Nova Galactic Staryard, which orbits Luna in the Sol system.

It is in a control room overlooking the spaceship in the center of the building.

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Nova Galactic Manual 03 Location

Nova Galactic Manual 03 can be found on a brown coffee table in Deputy Elisabeth Macintyre’s office in the MAST building in New Atlantis.

This room is on the Cabinet Chambers Floor.

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Nova Galactic Manual 04 Location

Nova Galactic Manual 04 is in a Deserted Freestar Garrison. You can find it on a coffee table in the smallest of the three buildings – the one on the other side of the landing pad, opposite the warehouse.

The location of the Garrison is randomly generated for each player, so it could be on any planet. However, the manual is always in this exact spot!

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Nova Galactic Manual 05 Location

You can pick up Nova Galactic Manual 05 in any Abandoned Griplite Manufacturing Plant. However, the locations of the manufacturing plants are randomly generated.

It is on the top floor in the research lab under a Quantum Synergies poster.

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Nova Galactic Manual 06 Location

Nova Galactic Manual 06 is in the Autonomous Staryard, orbiting Volii Psi, a moon of Volii Tau.

It is in a room at the end of the staryard behind the red locked door, after going past the mining turret.

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Nova Galactic Manual 08 Location

You can pick up Nova Galactic Manual 08 on a desk in the office upstairs in an Abandoned Shipping Depot.

The location of these depots is randomly generated, so you may have to search the galaxy for a while to find one!

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Nova Galactic Manual 09 Location

Nova Galactic Manual 09 can be found on a coffee table upstairs in an Abandoned Deimos Scrapyard.

The locations of these scrapyards are randomly generated, so this point of interest could appear on any planet!

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Nova Galactic Manual 10 Location

You can find Nova Galactic Manual 10 next to a terminal in the manager’s office at the top of the Almagest.

The Almagest is a zero-gravity casino that orbits the planet Nesoi in the Olympus system.

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Peak Performance Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Peak Performance skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Peak Performance 01The Eye, which orbits Jemison.
In the Gym room.
Permanently increases carrying capacity by 5kg.
Peak Performance 02Any Deserted UC Listening Post.
On a desk in an office.
Pharmaceuticals are permanently 2% less addictive.
Peak Performance 03Currently UnknownUnknown
Peak Performance 04Sonny Di Falco’s Island on Maheo I in the Maheo system.
On a table in Sonny’s bedroom.
Permanently adds 5% to unarmed damage.
Peak Performance 05The Key in the Kryx system.
On a bench in the gym.
Permanently adds 5% to melee weapon critical damage.

Peak Performance 01 Location

You can find Peak Performance 01 in the gym on The Eye, which orbits Jemison.

You can get to this room by turning right into the Facilities F01 section of the space station.

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Peak Performance 02 Location

Peak Performance 02 is located in a Deserted UC Listening Post, on a desk in an office overlooking the room with all of the boxes in it.

These listening posts can appear on any planet in randomly generated locations.

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Peak Performance 04 Location

Peak Performance 04 is located on Sonny Di Falco’s Island on Maheo I in the Maheo system.

It is on a table in the master bedroom, where you’ll find the body of Sonny Di Falco on the bed.

This skill magazine is one of the hardest to get in all of Starfield, as the building is swarming with Crimson Fleet Pirates!

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Peak Performance 05 Location

You can find issue 05 of Peak Performance on a bench in the gym in The Key.

You must join the Crimson Fleet faction before you can get this skill magazine in Starfield.

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Solomon’s Adventures Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Solomon’s Adventures skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Solomon’s Adventures 01The Coe Residence in Akila City.
On the bedside table in the large bedroom on the top floor.
Permanently adds 5% to melee weapon critical damage.
Solomon’s Adventures 02Waggoner Farm on Montara Luna, the moon orbiting Montana in the Cheyenne system.
On a table next to the bunk bed.
Permanently adds 5% to unarmed damage.
Solomon’s Adventures 03Any Abandoned Mining Platform.
In the drill operations room.
Food and drink items are permanently 5% more effective.
Solomon’s Adventures 04Safehouse Gamma on Andromas II.
On a cabinet in one of the rooms on the right side.
Permanently increases weapon damage at night by 5%.

Solomon’s Adventures 01 Location

You can find Solomon’s Adventures 01 in the Coe Residence in Akila City.

It is on the bedside table in the top floor bedroom.

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Solomon’s Adventures 02 Location

Solomon’s Adventures 02 is on a table next to the bunk bed in the farmhouse on Waggoner Farm on Montara Luna.

You visit this location as part of the Freestar Collective faction mission Deputized.

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Solomon’s Adventures 03 Location

You can find Solomon’s Adventures 03 in the drill operations room at the top of of any Abandoned Mining Platform.

Abandoned Mining Platforms are randomly generated locations throughout the galaxy.

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Solomon’s Adventures 04 Location

Solomon’s Adventures 04 is on a cabinet in one of the rooms on the right side of Safehouse Gamma.

You can find this safehouse on Andromas II in the Andromas system.

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The New Atlantian Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for The New Atlantian skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
The New Atlantian 01Tau Gourmet Production Center on Tau Ceti II.
On a table next to two ammo boxes.
Permanently grants the recipe for The Deep food item.
The New Atlantian 02Starstation RE-939, orbiting Voss, a moon of Olivas in Alpha Centauri.
On a desk next to the Security Terminal at the top of the station.
Permanently grants the recipe for the Panache food item.
The New Atlantian 03Pioneer Tower in New Atlantis.
On a table outside of the ground floor restaurant.
Permanently grants the recipe for the Astral Sliders food item.
The New Atlantian 04The Eleos Retreat on Ixyll II in the Ixyll system.
On a bedside table in a bedroom.
Permanently grants the recipe for the Beer Brat Platter food item.
The New Atlantian 05Kay’s Place in The Well in New Atlantis.
On a table upstairs.
Permanently grants the recipe for the Shepherd’s Pie food item.

The New Atlantian 01 Location

You can pick up The New Atlantian 01 from a table next to two ammo boxes in the Tau Ceti II in the Tau Gourmet Production Center.

You will go here during the UC Vanguard faction mission Grunt Work.

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The New Atlantian 02 Location

The New Atlantian 02 is located in Starstation RE-939, which orbits Voss, a moon of Olivas in Alpha Centauri.

You can find it on a desk next to the Security Terminal at the top of the station, in the residential section which you can access from some stairs at the back. However, you’ll need to defeat plenty of Va’ruun Zealots to get there!

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The New Atlantian 03 Location

You can find the New Atlantian 03 on a table outside of Pioneer Tower in New Atlantis.

You can get here by going to the residential district and walking through the restaurant at the bottom of the tower until you get to the seating area outdoors.

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The New Atlantian 04 Location

The New Atlantian 04 is on a bedside table in a bedroom at the back of the Eleos Retreat.

The Eleos Retreat is on the planet Ixyll II in the Ixyll system.

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The New Atlantian 05 Location

To get The New Atlantian 05, you need to go to Kay’s Place in The Well in New Atlantis.

Head upstairs, and you’ll find this skill magazine on a table.

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Tracker’s Primer Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Tracker’s Primer skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Tracker’s Primer 01Victor Compund on McClure II.
On the desk in the building behind the circular fuel containers.
Permanently increases particle weapon damage by 5%.
Tracker’s Primer 02Pilgrim’s Rest on Indum II.
On a shelf in a locked room.
Permanently increases ballistic weapon damage by 5%.
Tracker’s Primer 03Red Mile on Porrima III.
On a coffee table in the middle hotel room upstairs.
Permanently increases EM weapon damage by 5%.
Tracker’s Primer 03Currently UnknownUnknown
Tracker’s Primer 05Argos Extractors Mining Outpost on Vectera in the Narion system.
On a small table in between some bunk beds.
Permanently increases laser weapon damage by 5%.

Tracker’s Primer 01 Location

Tracker’s Primer 01 is in the Victor Compound on McClure II – you go here during Sam Coe’s companion quest, Matters of the Hart.

Enter the compound, stick to the left, and look in the building behind the circular fuel containers. It is on the desk in the building behind these containers.

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Tracker’s Primer 02 Location

Tracker’s Primer 02 is located on a small shelving unit in a locked room in Pilgrim’s Rest on Indum II.

You visit this location during the main story mission, Unity.

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Tracker’s Primer 03 Location

You can find Trackier’s Primer in a hotel room in the Red Mile on Porrima III.

It is on a coffee table in the middle hotel room, upstairs from the bar.

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Tracker’s Primer 05 Location

You can find Tracker’s Primer 05 in the Argos Extractors Mining Outpost on Vectera in the Narion system.

It is on a small table in between some bunkbeds in the building where you need to fix the computer in the main mission, Return to Vectera.

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UC Defense Manual Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the UC Defense Manual skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
UC Defense Manual 011-of-A-Kind-Salvage on Niira in the Narion system.
On a table next to a large storage box.
Further increases magazine size and weapon bash critical chance for all Allied Armaments guns.
UC Defense Manual 02The Den, orbiting Chthonia in the Wolf System.
On a shelf in a room at the back.
Further increases magazine size and weapon bash critical chance for all Allied Armaments guns.
UC Defense Manual 03UC Marine Barracks in Cydonia, Mars, the Sol system.
On the table where the marines are sitting.
Further increases magazine size and weapon bash critical chance for all Allied Armaments guns.
UC Defense Manual 04Any Abandoned Weapons Station.
On a table behind a locked door.
Slightly increases magazine size and weapon bash critical chance for all Allied Armaments guns.
UC Defense Manual 05Any Abandoned Robotics Facility.
In the room with the turret control terminal.
Further increases magazine size and weapon bash critical chance for all Allied Armaments guns.

UC Defense Manual 01 Location

You can find UC Defense Manual 01 on a table next to a large storage box in 1-of-A-Kind-Salvage.

This location is on Niira in the Narion system.

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UC Defense Manual 02 Location

The location of UC Defense Manual 02 is on a shelf in a room at the back of The Den.

The Den is a space station orbiting Chthonia in the Wolf System.

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UC Defense Manual 03 Location

You can find UC Defense Manual 03 on a table inside the UC Marine Barracks in Cydonia.

The barracks are located in the residential district of the city.

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UC Defense Manual 04 Location

UC Defense Manual 04 is on a desk behind a locked door in an Abandoned Weapons Station.

Abandoned Weapons Stations appear in different locations for every player.

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UC Defense Manual 05 Location

You can find UC Defense Manual 05 in any Abandoned Robotics Facility on a desk in the room with the turret control terminal.

The locations of these facilities are randomly generated, so they could appear on any planet.

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Vanguard Space Tactics Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Vanguard Space Tactics skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Vanguard Space Tactics 01The MAST building in New Atlantis.
In a locker room next to the flight simulators.
Ship energy weapons permanently deal 5% more damage.
Vanguard Space Tactics 02TMD Headquarters on Mars in the Sol system.
On a table next to a spacesuit workbench.
Ship missiles permanently deal 5% more damage.
Vanguard Space Tactics 03The Colander spaceship in the Schrodinger system.
On a desk in the control center.
Ship particle weapons permanently deal 5% more damage.
Vanguard Space Tactics 04Deimos Armored Transport orbiting Grissom in the Alpha Centauri system.
On a desk in the first room on the second floor.
Permanently increases ship repair speed by 5%.
Vanguard Space Tactics 05The Sonder, orbiting Bessel II.
On a desk next to a large chest in the room next to the canteen.
Ship energy weapons permanently deal 5% more damage.

Vanguard Space Tactics 01 Location

Vanguard Space Tactics 01 is on a table in one of the locker rooms next to the flight simulators in the MAST building in New Atlantis.

You go here when initially joining the UC Vanguard.

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Vanguard Space Tactics 02 Location

Vanguard Space Tactics 02 is on a table next to a spacesuit workbench in the TMD Headquarters on Mars in the Sol system.

You can get this skill magazine as soon as you visit the TMD Headquarters in the UC Vanguard questline, so it may look a little more deserted than the picture if you haven’t progressed this faction’s missions very far!

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Vanguard Space Tactics 03 Location

If you want to find Vanguard Space Tactics 03, you’ll need to venture into the spooky abandoned spaceship, The Colander, in the Schrodinger system.

Then, you must unlock the security doors in The Colander before you can pick up this skill magazine on a desk in the control center.

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Vanguard Space Tactics 04 Location

Vanguard Space Tactics 04 is on a desk in the first room on the second floor of Deimos Armored Transport.

You can find this orbiting Grissom in the Alpha Centauri system.

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Vanguard Space Tactics 05 Location

Vanguard Space Tactics 05 is in The Sonder, a space station that orbits Bessel II.

You can find it on a desk next to a large chest and an industrial workbench in a room you can get to by going through the vent on the right-hand side of the canteen.

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Va’ruun Scripture Locations in Starfield

These are the locations and bonuses for the Va’ruun Scripture skill magazines in Starfield:

Skill MagazineLocationBonus
Va’ruun Scripture 01UC Security Office in New Atlantis.
In a jail cell below a bed.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 02Starstation UCN-48, orbiting Murphid IV.
Under a bunk bed on the second floor.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 03The Stretch in Akila City.
In a building below The Rock Employee Residence sign.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 04Eren’s Camp on Hylia II.
On the top floor.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 05The Clinic, orbiting Deepala in the Narion system.
In the VIP wing, next to a sofa.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 06Va’ruun Embassy in New Atlantis.
On a silver table in a side room on the first floor.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 07Ka’Zaal Sulfur Mine on the planet Ka’Zaal in the Nirah system.
On a shelf in the living quarters.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 08Any Abandoned Hangar.
On a desk in the office on the top floor.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.
Va’ruun Scripture 09Any Abandoned Industrial Compound.
In a locker in the living quarters.
Permanently increases sneak bonus by an additional 1% and melee sneak damage by an additional 5%.

Va’ruun Scripture 01 Location

You can pick up Va’ruun Scripture 01 in one of the cells in the UC Security Office in New Atlantis.

It is below the bed in one of the cells at the back of the building.

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Va’ruun Scripture 02 Location

Va’ruun Scripture 02 is under a bunk bed in Starstation UCN-48, which orbits Murphid IV.

This is in the living quarters on the second floor of the station.

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Va’ruun Scripture 03 Location

You can find Va’ruun Scripture 03 on The Stretch in Akila City, below the sign that says The Rock Employee Residence.

From Aggie’s bar, walk down the stretch and look to the buildings on your right until you see the Rock Employee Residence sign and go into the small building below that. It is in a box in there.

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Va’ruun Scripture 04 Location

Va’ruun Scripture 04 is on the second floor of Eren’s Camp on Hylia II.

This is in the same room as where you must pick up Eren’s Slate during Andreja’s companion mission, Divided Loyalties.

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Va’ruun Scripture 05 Location

You can pick up Va’ruun scripture 05 in the VIP wing in The Clinic, a medical facility that orbits Deepala in the Narion system.

It is in a patient’s room on a table next to a yellow sofa.

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Va’ruun Scripture 06 Location

You can find Va’ruun Scripture 06 in the Va’ruun Embassy in New Atlantis, on a silver table in a side room on the first floor.

You visit this location during the UC Vanguard faction quest Friends Like These.

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Va’ruun Scripture 07 Location

Va’ruun Scripture 07 is located on a shelf in the living quarters of Ka’Zaal Sulfur Mine, on the planet of Ka’Zaal in the Nirah system.

The living quarters is the large building with a dome on top at the top of the hill.

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Va’ruun Scripture 08 Location

You can find Va’ruun Scripture 08 in any Abandoned Hangar.

It is always on a desk in the office on the top floor, but the locations of Abandoned Hangars are randomized, so they are different for every player.

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Va’ruun Scripture 09 Location

Va’ruun Scripture 09 is in a locker of the living quarters in an Abandoned Industrial Compound.

It will always be in an Abandoned Industrial Compound, but the locations of these compounds are randomized.

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Starfield’s skill magazines are worth picking up even if you’re nearing the end of the game too. This is because all of the bonuses continue into New Game Plus!

What’s more, you can even get multiple copies of skill magazines that appear at randomized locations in one playthrough. For instance, you can get multiple copies of CombaTech Catalog 05, as it can appear at every abandoned Mech Graveyard you visit!

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