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How to get the best Starfield ship at the beginning of the game to scare away pirates?

 The Mantis ship is the best ship you can have at the beginning of Starfield and this is all you need to know if you want to get it and scare away the space pirates.

Space travel in Starfield is done, logically, using a spaceship. Although you can get several throughout the game, as soon as you start you can get the Mantis, a ship with a lot of firepower and above all, capable of making space pirates flee as soon as they see you. It's a major upgrade over the Frontier and will serve you well for quite some time until you can get your hands on better ships.

How to get the Mantis ship?

To get the Mantis, all you have to do is complete the Mantis quest. This quest will activate as you progress through The Old Quarter, the second story quest. During the course of this mission, you will pass through the Nova Galactic Shipyard. One of the enemies in this area has the record Secret Outpost!. This log, in principle, can be obtained from other enemies, although it seems that we have all obtained it in this location.

The only thing you have to do now is read the log, which will activate a chain of quests that will end up sending you to The Burrow, a hidden location that will be marked as part of the quest. You should keep in mind that the enemies in this area are tough, but you can lower the difficulty if you want. At the end of the dungeon, there is a trap floor with letters. You can step on the letters TYRANNIS, or run past, avoid the turrets, and open the door if you have enough speed and stamina.

At the end of this path, you will find a chest with the Mantis legendary set and, after interacting with the console near the landing platform, you will be able to take the Mantis ship for free.

How to get the Mantis ship?

This ship is much better than the Frontier: it has more energy, it can make farther light jumps, and above all, it has better weapons. But that's not all and, on most occasions when spaceship ships appear, they will simply flee. The Mantis is the bogeyman of the space pirates and they won't even consider taking you on.