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ESO Best Companion Guide – Companions Tier List

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

CompanionMagicka DPSStamina DPSTankHealer
BastianPoorGreatGreatMediocre
EmberExcellentMediocreMediocreGreat
IsobelGreatExcellentExcellentExcellent
MirriMediocreMediocrePoorMediocre

Excellent>Great>Mediocre>Poor

ESO Best Companion

In total there are four available Companions at the moment. Bastian, Ember, Isobel and Mirri. To unlock Bastian and Mirri, the Blackwood DLC is required. To unlock Ember and Isobel, the High Isle DLC is required.

Each Companion represents a playable Class and Race of The Elder Scrolls Online.

  • 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.

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 outperforms the other three Companions in the role of Magicka DPS. 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 also has a few hard hitting magic abilities to use. Combined with Weapon and other class abilities she can make a strong mage. Her strong heals will help against multiple enemies.

Mirri does not have several ranged Magic skills to choose from, so she has to rely on weapon and guild skills. She is a decent mage but not as good as Ember or Isobel.

Although Bastian has a few strong Magic skills, he is not the best option for the role. This is mainly because he has to stay in melee range to deal most of his damage, which makes him vulnerable to attacks.

Magicka DPS Companion Tier List for ESO

  1. Ember
  2. Isobel
  3. Mirri
  4. Bastian
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Which Companion is better for Stamina DPS – ESO Companion Guide

Isobel is great for that role! 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.

Bastian is another great Stamina DPS, brawler type of companion! Quite flexible on that role as well, since he can use weapon skills or his melee range magic abilities to deal damage. His heals are not as strong as Isobel’s so he might need some assistance from you.

Ember will struggle against several enemies as a Stamina DPS. Her shield and heals help but are not enough to fulfill the role successfully.

Finally Mirri is not a brawler type of Companion. She is better at finishing low health enemies for you rather than drawing attention. She does make a good ranged Bow DPS though thanks to her Class skills.

Stamina DPS Companion Tier List for ESO

  1. Isobel
  2. Bastian
  3. Ember – Mirri(decent Bow DPS)

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 four Companions. Strong shields and heals will help Isobel to tank strong enemies with success. Very reliable in that role!

Bastian is not that far behind either. Another strong Tank Companion that can hold aggro and allow you to kill tough enemies. His heals are not as good as Isobel’s.

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 is hard to recover if her health drops low.

Tank Companion Tier List for ESO

  1. Isobel
  2. Bastian
  3. Ember
  4. Mirri
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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! Strong single target and AOE heals that can bring you back to full health fast if necessary.

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 healer! She can focus on healing with a combination of Class and Weapon abilities or work as a Healer/DPS Hybrid with mixed skills!

Finally Bastian, although not bad as a Healer, 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

  1. Isobel
  2. Ember
  3. Mirri
  4. Bastian

FAQ – ESO Companion Guide

Where to Unlock Ember Companion in ESO?

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.

Where to Unlock Isobel Companion in ESO?

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.

Where to Unlock Bastian Companion in ESO?

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.

Where to Unlock Mirri Companion in ESO?

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.

How to level up Companions in ESO?

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!

Where to find Companion Gear in ESO?

Gear for Companions drops from enemies in ESO but is rarer than player Armor Sets and its maximum quality is Epic(purple). 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.

Who is the Best Companion in ESO?

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!

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