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Avian Icon.png
playable race

Cultural Style Aztec/Mayan
Appearance Birdlike

Avian are a playable race in Starbound.

Official introduction


Avian culture revolves around the worship of Kluex, the winged god of the Aether. Avians believe they were stripped of their wings as punishment for entering the mortal world and will only regain their wings in the afterlife should they achieve absolution through worship.Throughout their history Avians have always been a primitive race, making little scientific progress. Avian numbers were beginning to dwindle when a superior race took pity and bestowed the gift of advanced technology upon them. This new found tech allowed the Avians to flourish and spread across the universe, building temples of worship as they go.

Avian soldiers are trained from birth to be fierce warriors and will protect their temples at any cost. Avian weaponry may look primitive at first glance, but the incorporation of advanced technology makes them particularly formidable. Avian generals forge wings for themselves that function much like jetpacks.

Though rare, Avians have been known to stray from their religious culture. Dubbed the Grounded, these Avians become outcasts and find solace amongst other races. [1]

There was a pdf released in an issue of the Starbound Chronicle with detailed backstory of the Avians. It can be found here.


Starter Clothing

Avian Racial Armor

Set NamePower Icon.pngArmor Icon.pngEnergy Icon.pngHealth Icon.pngHelmChestLegsTier
Hatchling's Set50251010Hatchling's CircletHatchling's BreastplateHatchling's LoinclothTier01
Sparrow Set100452020Sparrow HelmSparrow BreastplateSparrow LoinclothTier02
Quail Set150603030Quail CrestQuail BreastplateQuail GreavesTier03
Owl Set200704040Owl HelmOwl BreastplateOwl SkirtTier04
Flamingo Set300755050Flamingo HeaddressFlamingo ChainmailFlamingo SkirtTier05
Peacock Set2507512550Peacock HeaddressPeacock ShirtPeacock SkirtTier05
Phoenix Set2507550100Phoenix HelmPhoenix BreastplatePhoenix GreavesTier05
Macaw Set3008015060Macaw HeaddressMacaw ShirtMacaw LeggingsTier06
Toucan Set3008060120Toucan HelmToucan BreastplateToucan LoinclothTier06
Raven's Set360806060Raven's BeakRaven's BreastRaven's ClawsTier06

Avian Ship

Avian Starter Ship
An Avian Ship Pet
The Avian starter ship Has a modern interior, but the exterior resembles Aztec style stone work with angular yellow structures and hieroglyphs. There is a giant red crystal at the rear near the engine, held in place by another yellow stone like ring. Another smaller crystal is embedded on the roof just behind the cabin. What resembles a laser cannon is mounted below the cockpit which is purely decoration. [2]

Early concepts of the Avian starter ship resembled a bird, with the nose shaped like a birds beak. The ship material looked primitive in origin, resembling wood and stone. Even the light sources were a simple pair of torches.

The command chair looked as if it had a bird's nest on it.[3]

The ship pet unique to Avian ships is a bunny.

Respawn animation

Avian Rehatch
Rho originally shared this gif of an Avian respawn, tweeting it was "Avian Cloning Animation".


  1. http://playstarbound.com/introducing-the-avians/
  2. http://playstarbound.com/the-future-of-starbound/
  3. http://playstarbound.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/sbchroniclemay2013.html
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