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This article is about companions in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. For companions in Pillars of Eternity and expansions, see Pillars of Eternity companions.
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In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, there are seven companions you can recruit for your party. Three of them return from the previous game - if they died during the events of the previous game, they won't be available for hire. Some companions can be romanced by the Watcher (regardless of gender).

Companions are divided into two groups. One are full fledged companions with narrative, story interaction, romance and personal quests. The others are sidekicks, unique characters which may be acquired through quests that have their own voice actors, but will not offer any further interaction once hired.

A maximum of four companions / sidekicks may be chosen to accompany the player on their adventure at any given time.

When a companion joins the party, you may choose up to three preset class options, typically two single classes and one multiclass combination of the two, or one single class and two multiclasses derived from it, giving players more freedoms as to what role they want their companion to play in the party.[1][2]

List of companions[ | ]

Companions[ | ]

Portrait Name Class options Race Culture Background Found at Romance
Portrait aloth poe2 lg Aloth Wood elf Aedyre Gentry Recruited during Stranded, in Port Maje either at the Engwithan Digsite or in Port Maje Harbor, in front of Governor Clario's Estate Yes
Portrait eder poe2 lg Edér Meadow human The Dyrwood Farmer Available from the beginning during the Prologue No
Portrait maia lg Maia Rua Island aumaua Rauatai Marksman Kahanga Palace, Serpent's Crown, Neketaka: In the throne room Yes
Portrait pallegina poe2 lg Pallegina Avian godlike The Vailian Republics Soldier Her location depends on the outcome of her quest in Pillars of Eternity (see here for more information). She either appears in the throne room of Kahanga Palace, Serpent's Crown, or in front of the docks in Queen's Berth. No
Portrait serafen lg Serafen Wild orlan Príncipi sen Patrena Raider Ship encounter shortly after fixing the Defiant and leaving Vilario's Rest Yes (limited)
Portrait tekehu lg Tekēhu Marine godlike Deadfire Archipelago Artist Watershaper's Guild, Periki's Overlook, Neketaka Yes
Portrait xoti lg Xoti Savannah + meadow human Readceras Farmer Port Maje Harbor, Port Maje / Temple of Gaun, Neketaka (depending on your actions). If you have searched the Engwithan Digsite before coming to Port Maje, she will be at the Temple of Gaun in Neketaka. Yes

Sidekicks[ | ]

There are also six sidekicks that can join your party. Sidekicks are a new character type that sits somewhere between a companion and a hired-adventurer in terms of depth of detail. Sidekicks give you more options as to who can join your party - though they don't expand the current party cap of five. [3]

Portrait Name Class options Race Culture Background Found at
Portrait fessina lg Fassina Ocean folk Vailian Republics Arcane Apprentice The Dark Cupboard, Periki's Overlook. Via dialogue without additional checks after completing the quest The Archmage's Vault
Portrait konstantin lg Konstanten Mountain dwarf Dyrwood Drifter The Wild Mare (second floor), Queen's Berth, Neketaka
Portrait mirke lg Mirke Hearth orlan Príncipi sen Patrena Raider (Rum Runner's Pack) Deadlight Court, Fort Deadlight (before confronting Benweth)
Portrait rekke lg Rekke Storm folk Yezuha Missionary Flotsam event, eastern edge of the world map at 15° 02′ S, 69° 05′ E.
Lax02 portrait vatnir lg Vatnir Endings godlike The White that Wends Drifter (Beast of Winter) Harbinger's Watch
Portrait ydwin lg Ydwin Pale elf The White that Wends Scientist Spire of the Soul-Seers, The Sacred Stair, Neketaka

Companion relations[ | ]

Each of the companions will establish relationships with you and other companions in the course of the game's events and conversations. What each companion likes and dislikes is determined by his character traits (helpfully displayed on the reputation pages) and eventually builds up to either like or dislike. Notably, friction between different companions can get to the point where they will issue an ultimatum and demand that you choose one of them and leave. This is particularly common with characters that have opposing traits:

  • Aloth dislikes the pride that both Serafen and Tekēhu demonstrate. Even Xoti can get on his nerves, though this is offset by her dutiful responses.
  • Xoti and Pallegina won't get along due to their opposing views on religion.

A way to minimize exposure is to ensure that you don't mix characters of opposing traits too much - and put those with common traits together.