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Bastian Hallix Companion Build – Bastian Builds

2021-05-25T09:36:25+00:00By |Categories: Blackwood, Companions, Guides|Tags: |

Welcome to the ESO Companion Bastian Build page. Here we will take a look at all the possible build setups for Bastian Hallix. The builds will cover Magicka Damage Dealer, Stamina Damage Dealer, Healer and Tank builds.

For basic mechanics such as how to unlock and level Bastian Hallix please visit the Bastian Basics Guide. You can also visit the Companion Category Page to find more Companion content.

Table of Contents


Bastian DPS Setup – Magicka Damage Dealer

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In this section of the Bastian Companion Guide for ESO we are going to take a look at the Magicka Damage Dealer (DPS) setup. Most important here are the skills that you want to use for your companion and the gear.

With this setup Bastian will also always stay at a safe distance. Therefore, Bastian is less likely to die in combat because he will always play as a ranged damage dealer.

Gear – Bastian Magicka DPS Setup

When the Companion Bastian is played as a ranged Magicka Damage Dealer it is recommended to wear Light Armor with all “Aggressive” trait to increase overall damage. Optionally you could also add some extra “Quickened” traited gear to reduce cooldowns.

  • Type: 5 Light, 2 Medium
  • Trait: All Aggressive
  • Weapon: Lightning Staff
GearSetWeightTrait
ChestCompanion’s JerkinLightAggressive
BeltCompanion’s SashLightAggressive
ShoesCompanion’s ShoeLightAggressive
PantsCompanion’s BreechesLightAggressive
HandsCompanion’s GlovesLightAggressive
HeadCompanion’s HelmetMediumAggressive
ShoulderCompanion’s Arm CopsMediumAggressive
NecklaceCompanion’s RingJewelryAggressive
RingCompanion’s RingJewelryAggressive
RingCompanion’s NecklaceJewelryAggressive
WeaponCompanion’s StaffLightningAggressive

 

Skills – Bastian Magicka DPS Setup

It is important to keep the skills in the same allocation as the build. The skills of Bastian are being used according to the position in the skill bar.

The first three skills in Bastian’s skill bar focus on damage. The fourth skill generates extra ultimate points and the fifth skill reduces cooldowns, letting Bastian cast abilities more often. This is especially useful because Bastian can use the ultimate regen skill more and that of course means he can use his Ultimate more often which further increases our overall damage.

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Skills explanation:

  • Skill 1: Elemental Barricade is a damage over time effect that will always tick during combat.
  • Skill 2: Crag Smash deals good direct damage.
  • Skill 3: Starfall is the Shooting Star version for Companions. Deals good impact damage.
  • Skill 4: Destructive Blast deals good direct damage.
  • Skill 5: Haste is the light armor skill that resets the cooldown on all your skills. Therefore giving you additional casts of all skills from Bastian.
  • Ultimate: Unleashed Rage creates a huge explosion around Bastian and also stuns the enemies. It also releases additional fire lines in a cross formation from its origin.

Bastian Magicka Damage Dealer Video Showcase

In this video you can see the Bastian Magicka Damage Dealer setup in action.


Bastian DPS Setup – Stamina Damage Dealer

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In this section of the Bastian Companion Guide for ESO we are going to take a look at the Stamina Damage Dealer (DPS) setup. Most important here are the skills that you want to use for your companion and the gear.

You can choose from Bow, Two Hander and Dual Wield as a Stamina Damage Dealer for Bastian. The safest option is letting Bastian play with the Bow, because that way he can stay at full range and is therefore less likely to die from enemy attacks.

Bastian Gear Setup for all Stamina Versions

When the Companion Bastian is played as a Stamina Damage Dealer it is recommended to wear Medium Armor with all “Aggressive” trait to increase overall damage. Optionally you could also add some extra “Quickened” traited gear to reduce cooldowns.

  • Type: All Light Armor
  • Trait: All Aggressive
  • Weapon: Bow, Two Hander, Dual Wield (It doesn’t matter whether you use Swords, Maces or Axes)
GearSetWeightTrait
ChestCompanion’s JackMediumAggressive
BeltCompanion’s BeltMediumAggressive
ShoesCompanion’s BootsMediumAggressive
PantsCompanion’s GuardsMediumAggressive
HandsCompanion’s BracersMediumAggressive
HeadCompanion’s HelmetMediumAggressive
ShoulderCompanion’s Arm CopsMediumAggressive
NecklaceCompanion’s RingJewelryAggressive
RingCompanion’s RingJewelryAggressive
RingCompanion’s NecklaceJewelryAggressive
WeaponCompanion’s Weapon Bow/Two Hander/ Dual WieldBow/2H/DWAggressive

 

Skills – Bastian Stamina DPS Setup

Next we are going to take a look at the different possible Bastian Companion skills setups for the Stamina Damage Dealer build. Of course the Bastian Bow Setup is preferred because Bastian can stay at range, therefore he is less likely to die to mechanics.

Bastian Bow Skills Setups

The first four skills on the Bastian Bow Build focus on damage and the fifth skill is a heal that he can use if necessary. The good thing about the bow setup is that Bastian will stay at range, therefore is less likely to die.

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Bow Skills explanation:

  • Skill 1: Piercing Armor is a direct damage skill similar to how the player skill Snipe works.
  • Skill 2: Trick Shot fires an area of effect burst of arrows towards the enemy, dealing damage and immobilizing them.
  • Skill 3: Crag Smash deals good direct damage.
  • Skill 4: Viper’s Bite deals direct damage and damage over time.
  • Skill 5: Drake’s Blood is a back up heal and damage mitigation tool in case Bastian gets into trouble.
  • Ultimate: Unleashed Rage creates a huge explosion around Bastian and also stuns the enemies. It also releases additional fire lines in a cross formation from its origin.

Bastian Two Hander Skills Setup

The first four skills on the Bastian Two Hander Build focus on dealing damage. The last skill is more of a defensive skill that is activated once Bastian drops below 75% health.

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Two Hander Skills explanation:

  • Skill 1: Sunder deals direct damage and damage over time.
  • Skill 2: Scorching Strike deals direct damage and also applies a very powerful damage over time effect on the enemy.
  • Skill 3: Staggering Swing deals direct damage and also stuns the enemy if possible.
  • Skill 4: Crag Smash deals good direct damage.
  • Skill 5: Drake’s Blood is a back up heal and damage mitigation tool in case Bastian gets into trouble.
  • Ultimate: Unleashed Rage creates a huge explosion around Bastian and also stuns the enemies. It also releases additional fire lines in a cross formation from its origin.

Bastian Dual Wield Skills Setup

The first four skills on the Bastian Dual Wield Build focus on dealing damage while at the same time the first skill Razor Cape also gives extra damage mitigation. The last skill is more of a defensive skill that is activated once Bastian drops below 75% health.

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Dual Wield Skills explanation:

  • Skill 1: Razor Cape deals damage over time and also reduces the Companions damage taken by 20%.
  • Skill 2: Scorching Strike deals direct damage and also applies a very powerful damage over time effect on the enemy.
  • Skill 3: Swift Assault is a channeled attack and deals good damage.
  • Skill 4: Crag Smash deals good direct damage.
  • Skill 5: Drake’s Blood is a back up heal and damage mitigation tool in case Bastian gets into trouble.
  • Ultimate: Unleashed Rage creates a huge explosion around Bastian and also stuns the enemies. It also releases additional fire lines in a cross formation from its origin.

Bastian Healer Setup

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In this section of the Bastian Companion Guide for ESO we are going to take a look at the Healer setup. Most important here are like always the skills that you want to use for your companion and the gear.

When Bastian plays as a Healer, he will always stay at a safe distance, therefore he is less likely to die from mechanics.

Gear – Bastian Healer Setup

When the Companion Bastian is played as a ranged Healer Build it is recommended to wear Light Armor with all “Soothing” trait to increase the healing output. Optionally you could also add some extra “Quickened” traited gear to reduce cooldowns.

  • Type: All Light Armor
  • Trait: All Soothing
  • Weapon: Restoration Staff
GearSetWeightTrait
ChestCompanion’s JerkinLightSoothing
BeltCompanion’s SashLightSoothing
ShoesCompanion’s ShoeLightSoothing
PantsCompanion’s BreechesLightSoothing
HandsCompanion’s GlovesLightSoothing
HeadCompanion’s HatLightSoothing
ShoulderCompanion’s EpauletsLightSoothing
NecklaceCompanion’s RingJewelrySoothing
RingCompanion’s RingJewelrySoothing
RingCompanion’s NecklaceJewelrySoothing
WeaponCompanion’s Restoration StaffRestorationSoothing

 

Skills – Bastian Healer Setup

For the Bastian Healer Build we have three skills that focus on healing and providing buffs to the Companion and the player. We also have a skill that applies a huge protective shield should you drop below 25% health. And we also have a skill that increases our Ultimate regeneration rate by a lot. Bastian hallix can be a very good healer and support role Companion.

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Healer Skills explanation:

  • Skill 1: Rejuvenation is a strong heal over time that applies to the Companion and yourself.
  • Skill 2: Reverse Entropy is another strong heal over time that can be used to heal the player.
  • Skill 3: Mystic Fortress is used when the Companion or the player drops health below 25%.
  • Skill 4: Kindle is a strong direct heal.
  • Skill 5: Searing Weapons buffs the light and heavy attack damage of you and your companion.
  • Ultimate: Unleashed Rage creates a huge explosion around Bastian and also stuns the enemies. It also releases additional fire lines in a cross formation from its origin.

Bastian Tank Setup

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In this section of the Bastian Companion Guide for ESO we are going to take a look at the Tank setup. Most important here are like always the skills that you want to use for your companion and the gear.

When Bastian plays as a Tank it is important to also heal him from time to time. Bastian Hallix does have some heals with this setup but it might not be enough, because the skills do sometimes have a long cooldown.

Gear – Bastian Tank Setup

When the Companion Bastian is played as a Tank Build it is recommended to wear heavy Armor with all “Bolstered” trait to increase damage mitigation. Optionally you could also add some extra “Quickened” traited gear to reduce cooldowns.

  • Type: All Heavy Armor
  • Trait: All Bolstered
  • Weapon: Sword and Shield
GearSetWeightTrait
ChestCompanion’s CuirassHeavyBolstered
BeltCompanion’s GirdleHeavyBolstered
ShoesCompanion’s SabatonsHeavyBolstered
PantsCompanion’s GreavesHeavyBolstered
HandsCompanion’s GauntlesHeavyBolstered
HeadCompanion’s HelmHeavyBolstered
ShoulderCompanion’s PauldronsHeavyBolstered
NecklaceCompanion’s RingJewelryBolstered
RingCompanion’s RingJewelryBolstered
RingCompanion’s NecklaceJewelryBolstered
WeaponCompanion’s Sword1H WeaponBolstered
WeaponCompanion’s ShieldShieldBolstered

 

Skills – Bastian Tank Setup

The skills that the Bastian Tank Build is using are a mix of damage mitigation, crowd control and healing.

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Tank Skills explanation:

  • Skill 1: Provoke taunts the enemy, the skill only activates once Bastian is in melee range.
  • Skill 2: Drake’s Blood is a back up heal and damage mitigation tool in case Bastian gets into trouble.
  • Skill 3: Basalt Barrier applies a small shield for the Companion and allies, while the shield holds you also receive more healing.
  • Skill 4: Crimson Font casts an Altar that heals over time and you can activate a synergy as well that gives you health.
  • Skill 5: Kindle is a strong direct heal.
  • Ultimate: Unleashed Rage creates a huge explosion around Bastian and also stuns the enemies. It also releases additional fire lines in a cross formation from its origin.

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FAQ Companions

Frequently asked question about the Companion System in ESO.

How to customize Companions in ESO?2021-05-15T11:07:42+00:00

In the Companion Menu on the top right side you want to visit the Collectibles section where you can assign costumes from the Appearance tab or mounts in the Mount tab.

  • Any appearance or mount that you unlocked on your own characters can be utilized for the Companion.
  • you can also change the outfit of a Companion at the Outfit Station.

Companion mounts and appearance Blackwood ESO

Here you can see an example of both the Player and the Companion being on a mount in Blackwood.

Player and Companion mounted Blackwood ESO

How does the Rapport system for Companions work?2021-05-15T11:06:26+00:00

The rapport describes what kind of relationship you have with a companion. Every companion has personal preferences which will affect how they feel about the player over time, based on their actions. Acting against a companion’s ideals will cause their rapport with the companion to decrease. Taking actions they favor will drive the player’s rapport with that companion up.

While this has no effect on their skills or their abilities, it will have an effect on their gameplay. At least when it comes to extremely disliking the player. If a companion hates the player, they might not be able to stand them much longer and will unsummon themselves for a while.
In order to build rapport with a companion, performing average actions is a must — either by questing, leveling or other in-game actions like stealing. This can go both ways, so the player should be aware of what they like and what they dislike.
The more a companion likes the player, the more personal quests become available to the player after having completed the initial quest.
Can Companions PVP in ESO?2021-05-15T11:05:31+00:00

Companions won’t be able to be summoned in PvP instances, in single player arenas or in housing instances. Also, in instances where you can’t navigate to your character and talk to them, they will be briefly invisible, such as while swimming.

How to level up Companions in ESO2021-05-15T11:04:34+00:00

Companions level up simply by gaining experience points from killing enemies. You can grind your way to max level to unlock all the Companions features if you prefer this. The Mages Guild, Fighters Guild and Undaunted are unlocked by simply completing a daily from these Guilds. After that the progress of your character is copied onto the Companion.

  • For anything related to grinding I do recommend reading the Grind Guide.
Where can I find Companion Gear in ESO?2021-05-15T11:03:54+00:00

Companion gear in ESO is different from player gear, there is no overlap between them. Once you unlock a Companion, they will start out with basic white quality non-traited equipment.

Companion equipment doesn’t have levels, can’t be enchanted, doesn’t require repairs and doesn’t include an inherent style appearance.

You can purchase basic companion gear from a Weaponsmith, Woodworker, Armorer, Leatherworker and Tailor merchants to customize the role of your companion accordingly.

Higher quality gear can be obtained from monster drops throughout the world, particularly from bosses.

What is the Companion System in ESO?2021-05-15T11:00:47+00:00

The Companion System in ESO is a new feature of the game that launched with the Blackwood Chapter. This allows you to summon a Companion (basically like a 2nd character) that will follow you around. The Companion can help fight, be it as a damage dealer, healer or tank. Currently there are two Companions, Mirri Elendis a Dark Elf and Bastian Hallix an Imperial.

You can find more info about the Companion System in the Companion System Guide.

Bastian Hallix Guides:

Mirri Elendis Guides:

Where can I unlock the Bastian Hallix Companion in ESO?2021-05-15T10:55:39+00:00

If you have access to the Blackwood Chapter, you can unlock Bastian Hallix through completing the associated quest in the Blackwood zone.

  • The Companion level up progress is account wide, so you only have to level Bastian up once.
  • You have to unlock Bastian Hallix on each character through the started quest.

Bastian can be found in the Deepscorn Hollow objective along the southwest coast of Blackwood. The quest that you have to complete is called “Competition and Contracts”.

Where can I unlock the Mirri Elendis Companion in ESO2021-05-15T10:54:51+00:00

If you have access to the Blackwood Chapter, you can unlock Mirri Elendis through completing the associated quest in the Blackwood zone.

  • The Companion level up progress is account wide, so you only have to level Mirri up once.
  • You have to unlock Mirri Elendis on each character through the started quest.

Mirri can be found in the Doomvault Vulpinaz objective in north Blackwood. The quest that you have to complete is called “Shattered and Scattered”.

Where can I unlock the Companions in ESO?2021-05-15T10:53:07+00:00

If you have access to the Blackwood Chapter, you can unlock two companions through completing associated quests in the Blackwood zone.

  • The Companion level up progress is account wide.
  • You have to unlock the Companions on each character.

Bastian Companion Location

Bastian can be found in the Deepscorn Hollow objective along the southwest coast of Blackwood. The quest that you have to complete is called “Competition and Contracts”.

Mirri Companion Location

Mirri can be found in the Doomvault Vulpinaz objective in north Blackwood. The quest that you have to complete is called “Shattered and Scattered”.

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