This Bannerlord guide explains how to recruit them, why they're important, and answers many common questions regarding companions. If you're not sure how to recruit companions, don't worry, it's not too difficult! Every major town in Bannerlord has a Tavern where you can play games, recruit soldiers, and find companions. Once entering a Tavern, if you hold "Alt" by default, it will make all special character names appear. If there's a companion here, their name will be visible above them with something like, "Gavyn the Fish".
Mount And Blade 2 Bannerlord companions: where to find them and why you need them
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In Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord , companions are unique characters you can hire to do quests for you or help offset your own weaknesses. You might be an unstoppable warrior in battle but lack the skills necessary to manage your army's finances and boring administrative tasks. That's where hiring the right companion, in this case one with a high Steward skill, can make all the difference. Though they're often expensive, a retinue of highly experienced companions is much more valuable than a band of regular soldiers. But where do you find new companions to hire in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, and how can you tell whether their skills are a good match for you? Like everything in Taleworlds' complex medieval sim, it's complicated. That's why we created this guide, which breaks down how companions work, where to find them, and what you can use them for.
How to recruit and equip the best companions in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
This guide will help you understand what companions are best for roles like owning a caravan, being a Governor, and leading a party. However, data miners are speculating that there may be unique companions added in later Bannerlord updates. Before you have the best companions for whatever role you need, you have to find them first. Once you start your Bannerlord campaign, you can search the encyclopedia for specific companion titles that suit what you need.
When exploring the taverns of Calradia you will come across some named people who are willing to join your cause, for a price of course. Their locations are random and will change from time to time, so check taverns regularly until you find all of them. You can also pay a Traveler to tell you the location of any companion 30 denars per name. Just like your character, companions heal between battles on a percentage basis and can never be killed or taken prisoner, although some mods alter this.