Spoiled for choice while selecting a Companion in Starfield? Right now, you can only have a single Companion follow you around, at least until a mod drops to address that shortcoming. With 21 Companions to choose from, this Starfield guide will highlight the best Companion to accompany you, and where to find them.
Sam is one of four romanceable Companions in Starfield, and as a member of Constellation, is unmissable on the path of your main quest. Located in New Atlantis on Jemison in the Alpha Centauri System, Sam’s combat capability relies on his three stars in Rifle Certification. The one star in Geology, and two in Payloads will come in handy on those inorganic resource runs, at least until you have an Outpost or three up and running for fully automated mining. Having him aboard your ship with his four stars in Piloting can also mitigate a low personal Piloting skill of your own, thus allowing you to fly Class C ships and potentially punch above your weight in the early game.
Simeon Bankowski – Best Starfield Companions
Simeon is all combat, all the time: while completely lacking in any support skills, his gunning abilities are second to none. Starting with two stars in Sniper Certification, you can rely on Simeon to pop heads from afar, while you close the distance. The single stars in both Sharpshooting and Marksmanship only serve to make him even more lethal with an increase in critical hits and damage. If you intend on running and gunning your way through enemies in Starfield, Simeon is your man, and he can be found chilling at the bar and lounge called The Viewport, in New Atlantis on Jemison in the Alpha Centauri Star System. He is an expensive recruit, but if you have a high Persuasion, or even buff it temporarily with either Hippolyta (20%), or one of the various Wines (8-10%), you can slice his asking rate in half.
Another romanceable Companion in Starfield, Sarah can be found in New Atlantis on Jemison in the Alpha Centauri System. Aboard your ship, you will find her four stars in Astrodynamics coming in handy as you fast travel across the galaxy and open up the paths between stars. And once you make planetfall, Sarah leans heavily on Lasers in combat, with her three star rating, while the one star in Botany will give you a slight boost on organic resource runs. Her two stars in Leadership will help buff your Social skill with your crew. Her dialogue can initially be grating on the nerves, but as her affinity with you rises, she will soften significantly.
Starfield Best Companions Honorable Mention: Vasco
As your very first Companion, the reliable Vasco is best left aboard your ship, given his particular skill set. A single star in Aneutronic Fusion will supply that one extra unit of power that makes all the difference in space combat, and two stars in Shield Systems affords you a 40% bonus to your ship’s shield capacity, making your craft harder to kill as well. Electromagnetic weapons on your ship will do 10% more damage, and cost 15% less to utilize in Targeting Mode, by way of Vasco’s one point in EM Weapon Systems.