How to Farm Lead in Starfield


Best Ways to Farm Lead in Starfield

Best Lead Farm Starfield – Lead is one of the vital resources in Starfield, essential for a wide range of activities, from research projects to crafting weapon and armor mods and even base-building. While it’s abundantly available in this universe, farming it in bulk can be quite a chore if you’re not familiar with the most efficient methods.

In this article, we’ll guide you through the best methods to farm Lead (Pb) in Starfield.

How to Get Lead (Pb) in Starfield

There are primarily three efficient ways to farm Lead in Starfield:

1. Manually Mining Lead from Deposits

If you need a small amount of Lead immediately, manual mining is the way to go. Here’s how to do it:

  • Use your hand scanner to locate Lead ore veins on the surface of your chosen planet or moon.
  • Once you’ve found a vein, approach it and utilize your Laser Cutter to extract the metal from it.

While this method offers an immediate way to obtain a limited amount, it involves active exploration and mining, which may slow your progress in other activities. However, there’s a more passive approach to automatically collect Lead while you focus on other tasks.

2. Using an Extractor to Automatically Farm Lead

Installing an Extractor for Automatic Resource Farming in Starfield

A more laid-back and passive method for Lead farming in Starfield is setting up an Extractor to do the work for you. Here’s how to do it:

  • Use your Starmap to “Scan” and identify Lead-rich planets or moons (or check our list below for the best locations).
  • Land on your chosen planet and, using your scanner, locate areas with a high concentration of Lead deposits.
  • Once you’ve found a suitable site, place an Outpost beacon to cover as many Lead (Pb) deposits as possible.
  • Install a Lead Extractor near the deposits, along with a power source like a Fueled Generator, Wind Turbine, or Solar Array.

The Extractor will automatically mine and store your Lead; just remember to visit it regularly to empty it or, even better, add an extra storage container to prevent overflow if you tend to forget.

3. Purchasing Lead from Vendors

The easiest way to get Lead in Starfield is to buy it from merchants found on major planets. This metal resource is also relatively affordable, so stocking up in bulk shouldn’t be a problem. Keep in mind, though, that the availability of Lead with a specific vendor can be somewhat random:

Vendor Location Planet
Jemison Mercantile New Atlantis Jemison
Mining League Neon Volii Alpha
Midtown Minerals Akila City Akila
UC Distribution Center New Atlantis Jemison

#ProTip: If you buy all of a merchant’s Lead stock, you can simply wait in a chair for 24 in-game hours, and their stock will refresh. You can use this trick to buy any resource or item in bulk, as long as you can afford it!

Best Planets for Lead Farming in Starfield

Starfield boasts over 1,000 planets, and since Lead is widely available, it can be challenging to figure out where to find it in abundance. To help you out, here are our top three Lead-rich planets and moons for your farming needs:

System Planet/Moon
Volii  Volii Epsilon
Narion Kreet
Tau Ceti Tau Ceti IV
Alpha Centauri Jemison

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