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Bastian Hallix Companion Guide for ESO – Bastian Basics

2021-06-14T10:26:10+00:00By |Categories: Companions|Tags: |

Welcome to the ESO Bastian Companion Basics Guide. Bastian Hallix is one of the first Companions that you can gain access to in ESO. Companions are built so they can fulfill any role, that means you can play Bastian Hallix as a damage dealer, healer or tank. In this guide we are going to take a look at the basics of Bastian Hallix, how to unlock him, how to level him up, skills and more.

Bastian Builds can be found on the Bastian Builds Page.

You can find a full list of all Bastian skills on the eso-hub.com Bastian Skills Page.

You can also find a Companion Basics Guide for everything related to Companions.

Table of Contents:


Unlock Bastian Hallix

To unlock the Companion Bastian Hallix you will have to complete his questline. 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”. You can also watch

For further help I do recommend watching the video below on how to unlock Bastian Hallix as a Companion.

Once unlocked you can activate him in the Collections > Allies > Companions.

Companions Where are they located ESO


Leveling Bastian

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 completing a daily quest from these guilds.

To level up the Mages Guild, Fighters Guild and Undaunted you will have to complete dailies for the guilds repeatedly till you reach the max level.

  • For anything related to grinding I do recommend reading the Grind Guide.

How to obtain gear for Bastian

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. The current drop rate seems to be fairly low, therefore don’t expect to get good Companion gear within a few boss kills.

Possible traits that you can use on your ESO Companions:

  • Quickened (Cooldown Reduction)
  • Prolific (Ultimate Generation)
  • Focused (Critical Strike Chance)
  • Shattering (Penetration)
  • Aggressive (Damage Done)
  • Soothing (Healing Done)
  • Augmented (Ability Buff and Debuff Duration)
  • Bolstered (Reduce Damage Taken)
  • Vigorous (Max Health)

Skills for Bastian Hallix

The Companion Bastian has plenty of skills to choose from, that is also one of the reasons why Bastian can play all the roles. Each of the roles/builds below will have a different allocation of skills.

It is important to note that Companions will automatically use skills and the ultimate according to how they are set on the skill bar, basically going from 1 to 5 + Ultimate.

You can find a full list of all the available skills for the Companion Bastian on ESO-Hub.com in the Companion Skills: Bastian Hallix Overview Page.

Bastian Class Skills

Weapon Skills

Armor Skills

Guild Skills

Bastian Race Skills


Bastian Rapports

The Rapport function indicates how much a Companion likes or dislikes you. Depending on your actions in the world the Rapport can increase or decrease. Each Companion has personal preferences which you can learn about in their dialogue.

At a higher level of the Rapport, the Companion will share more personal details with you and unlock special quests. If the Rapport level is very low it may be that the Companion can not be summoned for a while.

Companions Rapport Blackwood ESO

 

What does Bastian like and dislike?

The Bastian Hallix Companion disapproves and approves of the following things.

Disapproval

  • Any thievery and killing friendly NPCs
  • Using Blade of Woe on friendly NPCs
  • Looting Thieves Troves or killed, friendly NPCs
  • Dislikes Cheese

Approval

  • Gathering Runestones
  • Visiting Crafting Stations
  • Mages Guild Daily Quests

Achievements Bastian likes:

  • Visiting Eyevea
  • Reading a book from a bookshelf
  • Mage Guild daily quest

Combat Behavior

You can set different combat behaviors for your Bastian Companion. Depending on what you try to do, you can either set him as a damage dealer, healer or tank. It is also recommended to check out the setups below for the preferred setup, because you want to change the gear and skill priority depending on the role.

The Bastian Hallix Companion works best if played as a ranged role, that way you can avoid a lot of deaths for him.


Bastian Hallix Lore – Meet the Character

cited from the official ESO website regarding the Bastian Hallix Companion.

Discover Bastian Hallix, one of the two new Companions you can recruit during your adventures in the upcoming Blackwood Chapter.

To Larz-Tul:

Greetings, root-brother. I am writing to warn you about a problem. A mage named Bastian Hallix is asking questions about gambling dens in Leyawiin’s harbor districts. He represents the Silvelles, a noble trading house of Daggerfall, and he believes that some egg-kin of the family—a fellow named Quistley Silvelle—may have visited businesses under your control. I doubt that Bastian Hallix knows or cares who runs things in Leyawiin, but he intends to follow this Quistley’s trail wherever it might lead. It seems likely that, sooner or later, he will wind up at the door to your hut.

Normally, I would not worry myself about your nest. You know best how to manage your own business. But this Bastian Hallix is a talented battlemage, handy with both staff and sword, and he is nothing if not determined. He is the sort of dryskin who kicks down or blows up any obstacle you put in his path, as I learned the hard way. Earlier today, Bastian Hallix’s search for Quistley Silvelle led him to me. I have nothing to do with any missing Silvelles, but I don’t stand for anyone prying into my affairs. I sent three of my blades to waylay him when he returned to his inn. Hallix roasted poor Neriemus with a fire bolt, knocked Janetia senseless with a single blow from his staff, and then disarmed Claws-in-Shadow and stabbed him with his own sword.

After that xulunaht, I decided to look into what he wanted and how to get rid of him.

My spies learned that Bastian Hallix’s egg-sire was Lord Martel Hallix of Daggerfall. Lord Hallix angered High King Emeric many years ago—how, my sources did not say—and the house was stripped of its lands and titles. Bastian was fostered with the Silvelle family and grew up under their roof. He works for the family as a roving troubleshooter, looking after their interests wherever they do business. He acts like more of a hired specialist than a lord’s son, but be careful with him. The Silvelles have gold, and we don’t want to stumble into a fight with them.

You will know Bastian when you see him. He is a fit, red-headed mage of thirty years or so, and he appears to exist in a constant state of annoyance—I don’t think he’s happy being sent to fetch a wayward Silvelle. Don’t be misled by his hemming and hawing. He acts like he lacks confidence and fears confrontation, but it turns out he is more about actions than words.

Fortunately, he is also a trusting sort. When he returned to me after my crew ambushed him, I had little trouble convincing him I had nothing to do with it and sent him on his way. Feed him a likely story, and you should be able to keep him out of your mud pit. For a time, anyway.

Hallix has the persistence of a hungry haj mota. Make it a good story, and make sure it sends him far away from Blackwood. That’s my advice. Use it as you may.

Pungent Adder


Related Companion Content


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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