ESO Companion Guide
This Companion Guide will show you the Best Companion for every role in ESO! The Companions of ESO are helpful NPC that can accompany and assist you in combat around Tamriel. Companions are an amazing tool for new or veteran players that can help with PVE content.
Although close in power, each Companion has a set of unique skills that determine their play style. This makes Companions better in specific roles and content. Companions have three unique skill lines but can also use abilities from Weapon, Guild and Armor lines as well. Finally their racial ability helps to pick a suitable role for them.
To learn more about Companions you can read my ESO Companions System Guide. To find more about their skills, you can read my ESO Companions Skills Guide. If you want to know the fastest way to level up your Companions, you can read my Companion Leveling Guide!
Table of Contents
- ESO Best Companion
- Magicka DPS
- Stamina DPS
- Companions Build Guides
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ESO Best Companion
In total there are six available Companions at the moment. Azandar, Bastian, Ember, Isobel, Mirri and Sharp. To unlock Bastian and Mirri, the Blackwood DLC is required. To unlock Ember and Isobel, the High Isle DLC is required. Finally to unlock Azandar and Sharp, the Necrom DLC is required.
Each Companion represents a playable Class and Race of The Elder Scrolls Online.
- Azandar is a Redguard Arcanist you can find outside Cipher’s Midden in Apocrypha zone.
- Bastian is an Imperial Dragonknight you can find on the Southern part of Blackwood, near Deepscorn Hollow.
- Mirri is a Dark Elf Nightblade, located near Doomvault Vulpinaz in Blackwood.
- Ember is a Khajiit Sorcerer, near the Tor Draioch point of interest in High Isle.
- Isobel, is a Breton Templar you can find near Castle Navire in High Isle.
- Sharp is an Argonian Warden you can find outside Necrom, the capital of Telvanni Peninsula zone.
Their Class and Race affect their Skills and the roles they can fulfill successfully.
Which Companion is better for Magicka DPS – ESO Companion Guide
As a Sorcerer, Ember excells in the role of Magicka DPS, along with Isobel. Strong Shock damage abilities, shield and heals allow her to stay at range and deal significant damage. Ember is a great option as a Mage for AOE but also single target damage.
Isobel on the other hard has a few hard hitting magic abilities she can use. Combined with Weapon and other class abilities she can make a strong mage. Her strong heals will help against multiple enemies.
Sharp is the Frost Mage of Companions and a quite strong one! He offers good damage, survivability and crowd control which make him a versatile mage and a valuable assistance against enemies.
Azandar, Bastian and Mirri are all on the same level for the role of Magicka DPS. You can make all three work relatively well but it will be better to pick someone else! Azandar and Mirri are better when fighting from range while Bastian performs well in melee range, thanks to his Dragonknight Skills.
Magicka DPS Companion Tier List for ESO
Which Companion is better for Stamina DPS – ESO Companion Guide
Isobel is great for that role as well! A good Brawler Companion with melee weapons that can also use Bow with success. Her strong hitting abilities combined with heals and weapon skills, make Isobel a nice DPS assistant.
Mirri is another reliable melee fighter that can also work well with a bow! Her Nightblade abilities and powerful execute, help Mirri deal with enemies and finish them fast when they are low on health.
Bastian is another strong brawler type of companion! Quite flexible on that role, since he can use weapon skills or his melee range magic abilities to deal damage.
Ember and Sharp are not the best for that role. Their shields, heals and AOE skills will assist you in a fight against multiple enemies but they often struggle on their own.
Finally Azandar is not a brawler type of Companion. He offers support and can use the Bow relatively well but melee combat is not his field of expertise.
Stamina DPS Companion Tier List for ESO
Which Companion is better for Tank – ESO Companion Guide
Isobel again is the best option for the role of Tanking. The best and sturdiest out of all Companions. Strong shields and heals will help Isobel to tank strong enemies with success. Very reliable in that role!
Sharp is not that far behind though! Another Companion that works well as a Tank thanks to his defensive skills and self heals.
Bastian is another strong Tank Companion that can hold aggro and allow you to kill tough enemies. His heals are not as good as Isobel’s or Sharp’s and will require help from you to stay alive.
Azandar works well as a Tank, mainly because of his supportive nature and the Vulnerability debuffs he offers. When geared up for a Tank though, he lacks sufficient self heals and might struggle to restore his Health without your help.
Ember can fulfill the role of Tank but is not the best for the job! Her shield and heals will help but are not enough to tank stronger enemies.
Mirri finally is a poor option for tanking. She lacks Tank focused abilities and she cannot recover by herself if her health drops too low.
Tank Companion Tier List for ESO
Which Companion is better for Healer – ESO Companion Guide
As a Templar, Isobel has access to a few great Healing abilities, which make her the best Companion for the role of Healer along with Sharp! Strong single target and AOE heals that can bring you back to full health fast if necessary.
Sharp has a few amazing healing abilities and his Passive makes him an excellent option for the role. He has a different healing style than Isobel but both are great as Healers!
Ember on the other hand is another great Healer Companion. She can protect you with her shield and keep you alive with class and weapon heal abilities.
Mirri is a flexible and reliable healer! She can focus on healing with a combination of Class and Weapon abilities or work as a Healer/DPS Hybrid with mixed skills!
Azandar and Bastian although they can heal, are not pure Healers but more of a Support/Healer hybrid. Azandar has a few healing skills that can help but nothing great. Bastian also has to rely mostly on weapon/guild abilities to fulfill that role. Bastian works better as a healer/buffer hybrid.
Healer Companion Tier List for ESO
FAQ – ESO Companion Guide
You can find Ember near the Tor Draioch point of interest, North of Gonfalon Bay, the Capital of the High Isle zone. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Tower of Trouble“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.
You can find Isobel near the Castle Navire point of interest, West of Gonfalon Bay, the Capital of the High Isle zone. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Tournament of the Heart“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.
You can find Bastian in the Deepscorn Hollow objective along the southwest coast of Blackwood. In order to unlock him as a companion complete his Quest “Competition and Contracts“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.
Mirri is found in the Doomvault Vulpinaz objective in northern Blackwood. In order to unlock her as a companion complete her Quest “Shattered and Scattered“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.
You can find Azandar right outside the Cipher’s Midden village in the Apocrypha zone. In order to unlock him as a companion complete his Quest “The Fateweaver Key“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.
You can find Sharp right outside the Necrom Capital of the Telvanni Peninsula zone. In order to unlock him as a companion complete his Quest “The Double Edge“. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.
The Best Way to Level Up your Companions in ESO is by grinding XP at specific locations! For the best Grind Locations in ESO you can read this ESO Best XP Grinds Spots Guide!
Gear for Companions drops from enemies in ESO but is rarer than player Armor Sets and its maximum quality is Epic(Gold gear is available as Event reward!). Bosses have a better chance to drop equipment for your companions but you can also buy it from specific merchants. To learn more about ESO Companions you can read this ESO Companions System Guide.
The Best Companion in ESO depends on the role you wish to fulfill with them! Overall, Isobel is the strongest Companion at the moment. To learn more about the Best Companion for every role, you can read this ESO Best Companion Guide!
Companions Build Guides
- Companion Leveling Guide
- Azandar Builds
- Bastian Builds
- Ember Builds
- Isobel Builds
- Mirri Builds
- Sharp-as-Night Builds
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