Starfield: Best Companions [70+ Hours Tested]

With over weeks of playthroughs, here is my list of best companions to go for in Starfield.

Starfield Best Companions
List of Best Companions (Image Credits: Gamesual).

There are almost twenty companions with which players can enjoy their game. All these companions have diverse personalities, allowing players to create emotional and romantic relationships. Besides their role as companions, they also have some quests that players can complete to unlock additional abilities and equipment.

Key Takeaways

  • Companions provide players with unique abilities and prove themselves valuable assets in the game. 
  • Players can build meaningful relationships with their Companions, and by choosing the best dialogue options, they can connect deeply with them and learn about their past.
  • In addition, Companion choices can greatly impact gameplay, so players should choose wisely based on the situation they find themselves in.

Here is a list of Best Story Companions that players can choose to explore the cosmic universe of Starfield.
Sam CoeGeologist
Rifle Certificate
Piloting Skills
Players can recruit Sam Coe as a Companion by starting the main story mission, The Empty Nest.
Sarah MorganBotanist
Leadership Qualities
Can Use Laser Weapons
At the beginning of the main story mission, The Old Neighborhood players can recruit her as a companion.
Barret Robotics
Particle Beam Weapon Systems
Starship Engineering
During the main story mission, Back to Vectra, Barret becomes available as a companion.
VascoEM Weapons Systems
Aneutronic Fusion
Shield Systems
Players have to complete first main story mission, One Small Step, to get Vasco.
Outpost Engineering
To recruit Heller players have to complete the Empty Nest mission.
LinCan do Outpost Management
Players can recruit Lin by returning to Vectera by completing Empty Nest mission.
Adoring FanBodybuilder Weight Lifting
Scavenging Skills
Upon reaching New Atlantis Adoring Fan will ask you to join your team.
Particle Beams
Energy Weapons System
Best Stealth Skills
Players can recruit Andreja during the Into The Known main story mission.

About Author

I have spent over 70+ hours in Starfield, and all the information here reflects my experience with all entries of companions. 

Sam Coe

Best Ranged Damage

Players can find Sam Coe in New Atlantis Jemison, and he is a member of the Constellation group. He depicts unique skills that make him useful in several categories.

Also, he is an expert ranged fighter because of his rifle expertise and has three points in Rifle Certification skills. Moreover, he is also a skilled pilot who can increase your ship’s capabilities. Hence, I consider him to be a must-have crew for your journey. 

Sam Coe in Starfield
Companion with Rifle Expertise (Image Credits: Gamesual).

In Starfield, Ships play a vital role in combat fighting, so Sam can be very impactful in managing ships. Players can recruit Sam Coe by completing The Empty Nest Quest. But to do so, players must retrieve a missing piece of a Map that belongs to Sam’s ancestors.


  • Best Ranged-Combat
  • Burst Damage
  • Relation build (Female protagonist)


  • Story progression required
  • Unskilled for ship

Sarah Morgan

Ideal for certain Skill Advantage

Sarah Morgan is the leader of the group Constellation. When you agree to work with Constellation Group, she will join you as your permanent member. Moreover, the primary purpose I consider for making her a companion is that she has extraordinary fighting skills and has three points in LASERS.

Sarah Morgan in Starfield.
Leader of Constellation group Sarah Morgan (Image Credits: Gamesual).

She has exceptional leadership skills, which will be very helpful while tackling difficult combat situations. Also, she is very eager to protect humanity and wants to resolve issues without bloodshed. Moreover, she has a romantic element in her personality, so if players help her in Constellation, she might develop an emotional connection with you.

Overall, I have observed that Sarah has distinguished dynamics as a companion compared to others.

The location of Sarah Morgan is Jemison in New Atlantis, and players can make her a Companion by starting the main story mission, The Old Neighborhood.


  • Astrodynamics advantage
  • Best for Laser Weapons
  • Relation build (Male protagonist)


  • Low damage-dealing
  • Talks a lot


Best for Ship’s Mechanism

Best Companion in Starfield.
Barrett is a skillful starship engineer (Image Credits: Gamesual).

Players will meet Barret at the start of the game when they reach the Lodge to sell an object to Barret. Upon meeting him, players will get to know that he is annoying and often tells dad jokes.

Also, his arrival at the station will bring some pirates, so unintentionally, players have to defeat them to save their lives. 

Barret is skillful in Robotics and can provide extra knowledge about robots and how players can deal more damage to them. He has immense gastronomy skills, allowing him to make unique foods and drinks.

You can unlock Barret as their companion by rescuing him from the Crimson Fleet and starting the main story mission Back to Vectera


  • Best for Particle Weapon
  • Ship designing advantage


  • Low damage-dealing


A Decent Traveling Companion

I find Vasco a decent companion because his character is not so humorous; he is like an introvert and does not get friendly quickly. I use him as a companion to blindly charge enemies, as Vasco can tank substantial damage without any drawback.

Also, he is not annoying like Barret and his other companions. In reality, he is the first companion players will get when they reach Frontier, and he will assist players through their First mission to the New Atlantis. 

Vasco in Starfield.
A fully modified Robot (Image Credits: Gamesual).

Players can ask him to join the crew by starting the main story mission, One Small Stem on the Lodge.


  • Best for Shields
  • Tanks huge damage
  • Available since start


  • Low stats
  • Less Trade options


Optimal for Outpost Management

Companion Lin
Lin as a companion | Image credits: Gamesual

Lin is the best companion due to her ability to manage outposts efficiently, in my opinion. She will become available to recruit in the early stages of the game. Once you have completed the “Back to Vectera” main quest, she will happily vouch for joining your crew.

Her skill capability makes her the best companion in the early game.

  • Demolition: 1 Star
  • Outpost Management: 3 Star

I would prefer to have Lin assigned to the outpost rather than keeping her as a companion. I consider outposts vital to build in the game as early as possible. Knowing the fact that outposts can help you gather rare elements in abundance.

Help yourself build an outpost by looking at our “Starfield Base Building” guide.


  • Best for Outposts


  • Unskilled for traveling
  • Low damage-dealing
  • Unskilled for ship


Quintessential Companion for Traveling

Companion Andreja
Andreja as a companion | Image credits: Gamesual

The way Andreja interacts with other NPCs during dialogues is quite relishing. She will also give her remarks on the choices you make in the game.

Explicitly, she expressed her opinion when I sided with UC against the Crimson Fleet during the “Legacy’s End” quest. It is the best quest I have experienced in the game by far.

Andreja has quite the skills to offer.

  • Stealth: 4 Star
  • Particle Beams: 3 Star
  • Energy Weapon Systems: 2 Star
  • Theft: 1 Star

Players can have Anreja as a companion once they follow the “Into the Unknown” main quest. You will meet her while searching for an Artifact inside a cave. Once she reaches back to New Atlantis, she will ask you to join your crew.

Check out our guide on the “Starfield Into the Unknown” quest walkthrough.


  • Best traveling companion
  • High combat impact
  • Good for Energy/Particle Weapons
  • Best Stealthy companion
  • Relation build (Male protagonist)


  • Unfitting for damage intake
Hireable Companions LocationsCompanions
New Atlantis Companions Marika Boros
Gideon Aker
Simon Bankowski
Cydonia CompanionsAndromeda Kepler
The Key(Kryx System) CompanionsJessamine Griffin
Neon CompanionsMickey Caviar
Sophie Grace
Dani Gracia
Akila Companions Omari Hassan
Rosie Tannehill

Marika Boros

Good Burst Damage Companion

Marika Boros is part of the Constellation group in Starfield, but players cannot recruit her without cost. She is a Hirable Companion, and players must hire her by paying the requested price.

Players must travel to the Viewport of New Atlantis to hire Marika as a Companion. She will charge you 18000 Credits, but players can persuade her to join your crew for half the price.

Best Hirable Companion in Starfield.
Marika Boros has the best Ballistic skills (Image Credits: Gamesual).

Although she is less skillful than the other Companions in the game, she has access to various weapons, armor, and gadgets to use in combat. Additionally, she can modify ship systems that provide players with an edge in ship-to-ship combat. Marika also has a Rank 1 Shotgun Certification, which will increase the damage of shotguns by 10x.

Aside from this, she has skills in ballistic weapons and could deal an additional 20 points of damage to enemies.


  • Good for traveling
  •  Great Burst damage


  • Unskilled for ship

Andromeda Kepler

Exceptional for Outpost Management

Andromeda Kepler in Starfield.
She is best known for her writing and exploring skills (Image Credits: Gamesual).

Players must visit The Broken Spear in Cydonia in the Sol Star System to hire her as a companion. Upon reaching there, players must persuade Andromeda to join their crew for low credits. She is best known for her writing and exploring skills in Starfield. 


  • Ideal for Outpost


  • Unfitting for combat
  • Unskilled for ship

Jessamine Griffin

Best as a Stealthy Companion

She can be very potent for problem-solving situations and can sneak from anywhere without getting noticed. Jessamine is a member of Crimson Fleet and is looking for work in Last Nova, which is an established on The Key in the Kryx Star System.

Jessamine Griffin
Best Known for Hand-to-Hand Combat (Image Credits: Gamesual).

When players reach the Kryx Star System, they will be pushed into a fight between Kryx and Crimson Fleet, so after winning the fight, players have to find Jessamine and persuade her that she will join your team by giving her the price she asked for. Further, she has extensive experience in piloting and engineering, so you can hire her in any field you like.


  • Great Stealth
  • Some skills for ship


  • Unfavorable for combat

Rosie Tannehill

A Highly Supportive Companion

I highly recommend having a medic as your crew member, and Rosie Tannehill is the best fit for this role.

She is knowledgeable in various fields of medicine, nutrition, exercise, and mental health. Moreover, Rosie is also a certified wilderness first responder and certified lifeguard with a background in physical education.

Her expertise in health and wellness makes her an invaluable asset in difficult situations. 

Best Hirable Companion in Starfield.
Rosie is a certified lifeguard (Image Credits: Gamesual).

Players must find a Hitching post at Cheyenne System in Akila to start. But everything comes at a price, and Rosie also has a price. But if players try to negotiate with her and persuade her to lower the price, and if you choose the right dialogue options, she will be glad to become your crew member.


  • Best medic


  • Unfitting for combat
  • Unskilled for ship
  • No damage output

My Recommendations For Companion

In my observation, the main storyline’s companions are the best options in the game. I considered Andreja the best companion and have played most of the game, keeping her the traveling partner. The main reason behind it is that she is capable of assisting in Stealth and Combat skills and adds an in-depth experience of reacting to your actions. 

Starfield game time
Starfield Gameplay time | Image by Gamesual

Moreover, having Vasco and Sarah is also quite entertaining as both companions have diverse essences and offer a unique experience. 

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