ESO Companions System
Welcome to the Companions System Overview Page.
The Companions System main focus is to allow solo players and small groups to take on overland and dungeon content without having to worry to be overwhelmed by the enemy forces. You can also find more additional details on the ESO-Hub.com Companion Overview Page.
With the launch of the ESO Companion System there will be two companions that you can get as a player, they are called Bastian and Mirry.
ZOS mentioned in an interview that the companion Bastian is like a chivalrous Knight kind of personality. He was the son of a noble but there was a bit of a strife with his history. Bastion ended up becoming a servant to another noble family and now has to protect the rich idiot.
According to ZOS the second companion Mirri is a Dunmer thief with a “stab you in the back” personality.
The questline will cover all of the details regarding the companions Bastian and Mirri, once you finish the questline you will unlock Bastian and Mirri as a companion.
Will there be more ESO companions?
Yes, the Blackwood Chapter will introduce the Companions System with two companions and the plan is to add more companions over time to the game.
The Blackwood Chapter will basically lay the groundwork for the whole system. Once implemented it can be improved if needed. After that more companions will be introduced during future updates.
Customization and the Companion System
Companions in ESO can be heavily customized, for both combat and cosmetics.
You can change the playstyle, combat abilities and sets of your companion. This is useful if you want to take your companion along with you into the overland zone or dungeons. You might want them to focus on healing or tanking or helping with damage.
However, before you unlock all the features you will have to level up your companion through gaining experience.
The further you progress, the more skills are unlocked for your companion and you can also add more powerful sets.