Companions

COMPANIONS

 

During your travels through the Commonwealth, you may encounter individuals who will join you on your journey:

Perks can be obtained by reaching maximum affinity with each companion.

 

 

Cait
Perk: Trigger rush - AP regenerates 25% faster if HP is below 25%

Location: Combat zone

Recruitment: Visit the combat zone and kill all the raiders inside, then talk to Tommy (in the fight cage) and agree to take Cait's contract.

Personal quest: Benign intervention

Likes: Lockpicking, drug/ alcohol use (before completing personal quest), aggressive and mean dialogue choices, pick-pocketing, you running around naked (yes, really. Fast travel repeatedly in the buff and her affinity will skyrocket)

 

 

Codsworth
Perk: Robot sympathy - +10 Damage resistance against robots

Location: Sanctuary (Hills)

Recruitment: Talking to him after completing Minutemen quest 01 - When freedom calls.

Likes: Helpful/ nice dialogue choices, healing Dogmeat with stimpaks, crafting weapons and armour (best method to raise affinity)

 

 

Curie
Perk: Combat medic - Once a day regain 100HP if HP falls below 10%

Location: Vault 81

Recruitment: Completing the sidequest Vault 81 and then undertaking Hole in the wall, tell her that you are Vault-Tec security and authorize her to leave.

Personal quest: Emergent behaviour

Likes: Helpful/ giving dialogue choices, healing Dogmeat with stimpaks

 

 

Danse
Perk: Know your enemy - Deal 20% increased damage to ghouls, mutated humanoids and synth enemies

Location: Cambridge police station

Recruitment: Complete Brotherhood of Steel questline up until Brotherhood of Steel quest 06 - Tour of Duty

Personal quest: Blind betrayal

Likes: You putting on power armour, crafting weapons and armour (best method to raise affinity), completing (repeatable) Brotherhood sidequests.

 

 

Deacon
Perk: Cloak & dagger - +20% increased sneak attack damage and stealth boys last 40% longer

Location: Railroad HQ/ Old North church

Recruitment: Complete the Railroad questline up until Railroad quest 02 - Tradecraft

Likes: Lockpicking (best method to raise affinity), hacking (best method to raise affinity), using stimpaks on Dogmeat, dialogue choices that support synths.

 

 

Dogmeat
Perk: N/A

Location: Red rocket truck stop

Recruitment: Find and interact with him at the truck stop.

Likes: N/A

 

 

Hancock
Perk: Isodoped - If you have 250+ radiation damage, the critical hit bar in VATS fills 25% faster

Location: Goodneighbour

Recruitment: Talk to him after completing the sidequest he big dig

Likes: Using drugs, you running around naked (yes, really. Fast travel repeatedly in the buff and his affinity will skyrocket), constructing in settlements, dialogue that helps ghouls.

 

 

MacCready
Perk: Killshot - +20% chance to hit when aiming for a headshot in VATS

Location: Diamond city markets/ Third rail

Recruitment: Pay him 250 caps (can be reduced by persuasion) to join you.

Personal Quest: Long road ahead

Likes: Dialogue choices that result in getting more money, lockpicking (easiest method to raise affinity), pickpocketing, sarcastic dialogue choices

 

 

Nick Valentine
Perk: Close to metal - +1 additional guess when hacking terminals (doesn't stack with Science bobblehead) and terminals take half the amount of time to reset if locked out.

Location: Vault 114 (initial meeting)/ Valentine's detective agency

Recruitment: Rescue him from Vault 114 during Story quest 04 - Unlikely Valentine and then agree to him accompanying you.

Personal quest: Long time coming

Likes: Hacking (easiest method to raise affinity), using stimpaks on Dogmeat, nice dialogue choices.

 

 

Piper
Perk: Gift of gab - Gain double XP for finding new locations and successful persuasions

Location: Diamond city markets/ Publik occurences

Recruitment: Talk to her after completing sidequest Story of the century or she will join later after Story quest 04 - Unlikely Valentine

Likes: Lockpicking (easiest method to raise affinity), helpful dialogue choices, dialogue choices that avoid fighting

 

 

Preston
Perk: United we stand - +20 damage resistance and +20% damage when surrounded by 3+ enemies

Location: Museum of freedom

Recruitment: Talk to him in Sanctuary after completing Minutemen quest 01 - When freedom calls

Likes: Helpful dialogue options, completing Minutemen (repeatable) sidequests, customizing weapons (easiest method to raise affinity)

 

 

Strong
Perk: Berserk - Deal +20% melee damage if HP drops below 25%

Location: Trinity tower

Recruitment: Rescue him and Rex from the cell at the top of Trinity Tower during the sidequest Curtain Call and let him accompany you when you reach the ground floor.

Likes: Killing enemies (easiest method to raise affinity), eating corpses (cannibal perk), killing settlers

 

 

X6-88
Perk: Shield harmonics - +20 energy resistance

Location: The Institute

Recruitment: Joins automatically after completing the Institute quest 03 - Mankind Redefined

Likes: You putting on power armour, hacking terminals, customizing weapons and armour (easiest method to raise affinity).

 

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