Starfield: Best Companions

Adiba Chowdhury
By Adiba Chowdhury
8 Min Read
Credit: Bethesda Game Studios

Here are the best people you can befriend and recruit in Starfield.

Starfield is the latest sci-fi RPG from Bethesda that is centered around space exploration. The game is set in 2330, when humanity has left Earth and dispersed into small settlements across the galaxy.

As a space explorer, your role is to find rare artifacts that hold the key to the meaning of the universe. With a vast open world to explore, you will be taking your spaceship and traveling through the Milky Way to locate these ancient artifacts. But that journey can start to feel lonely if you don’t have a companion by your side.

During your travels, you will come across various characters with interesting stories to tell. Although optional, you can recruit them as Companions by helping them out and developing a bond with them.

These companions can either be your traveling partners or be stationed at outposts of your choice. And if the stars align in your heart, some can even become your romantic partners.

However, despite there being 20 companions within the Starfield universe, not everyone plays an equally important role or even a beneficial one.

So, how do you decide who’s worth recruiting? That’s where we come to your rescue as we list our picks for the best companions you can recruit in Starfield.

Top 5 Companions in Starfield

Below are our picks for the top 5 best companions you must not miss recruiting in Starfield.

Adoring Fan

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One of the best things to come out of creating your custom character in Starfield is that selecting the “Hero Worshipped” trait lands you a loyal companion without any added hassle.

The Adoring Fan, as the name implies, is your die-hard fan who is ready to leave behind everything just to follow you to the ends of the galaxy. Although he is not a romanceable character, the Adoring Fan is still one of the best companions to have around.

Apart from singing constant praises and reassurances that boost your self-esteem, the Adoring Fan will also bring you items and carry your equipment. With him around, scavenging for resources and managing your inventory will no longer be an issue to sweat over!

If you wish to learn more about recruiting him, then check out our Adoring Fan Companion Guide.


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If the Star Wars franchise has taught us anything, it’s that everyone needs an R2D2 and BB-8 around (Sorry, C3PO!). Starfield’s VASCO is here to fulfill that wish for players since this robot companion will be more loyal than most human companions around.

The engineers at Constellation have modified this expeditionary machine to become a reliable companion for space explorers. That’s why VASCO is an excellent space combatant that annihilates enemies with its firepower and protects your ship against incoming attacks with its shield.

Moreover, VASCO can carry heavy loads of resources for you without complaint. Furthermore, VASCO is the only companion that won’t treat you any differently for being an Introvert or committing crimes here and there.

If you want to learn more about recruiting VASCO, then check out our VASCO Companion Guide.

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan
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Sarah Morgan proves to be an excellent companion due to her vast knowledge of Astrodynamics, proficiency in Lasers, and her capability to lead others.

Plus, if you give her an Energy weapon, she will put her military training to full use to make an excellent battle companion.

Moreover, besides being the leader of the Constellation faction, Sarah also shows interest in gardening and botany – giving her character an authentic feel.

She checks all the boxes for a reliable travel companion and is one of the few romance options in the game. However, romancing her does require you to be compassionate and honest, as she detests criminals and those who resort to violence.

If you want to learn more about recruiting her, then check out our Sarah Morgan Companion Guide.

Sam Coe

Sam Coe
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Sam Coe is a fan favorite because of his compassionate, but not idealistic, nature and the life he brings to this RPG. This means that while he doesn’t necessarily condone crimes, he is willing to bend a few laws to help people in need.

On top of being altruistic, Sam also shows love for his daughter and will bring Cora on board if you recruit him. Moreover, interactions with him feel dynamic due to his habit of commenting on your conversations with others.

Furthermore, Sam has a wide range of useful skills in his arsenal, making him an excellent all-rounder character. This includes being a seasoned pilot, long-range fighter, and resource gatherer. So, having him accompany you increases your chance of obtaining rarer materials.

In addition to that, his Piloting skill not only increases your Ship’s system power, but his Payload skill also increases your ship’s carrying capacity by 10%.

Lastly, he is also one of the few romanceable characters in Starfield and arguably the best romance candidate in the game.

If you wish to learn more about recruiting him, then check out our Sam Coe Companion Guide.


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Now, let’s talk about the best Companion in Starfield, which is none other than Andreja. Despite being a member of the Constellations, details of her past before joining the faction remain a mystery. Since she has secrets of her own, you won’t have to go out of your way to make yourself look good in front of her.

That’s right, Andreja is one of the very few companions in Starfield who does not react negatively to your resorting to extortion, smuggling, and killing to get what you need. Moreover, she is also one of the few romanceable options in the game.

As for Andreja’s skills, she is proficient in both Stealth and Theft and Energy Weapons Systems and Particle Beam. So, she can help you take down enemies in practically any situation – whether silently or in a full-blown offensive attack. So, it makes sense to have her around as a companion at all costs.

If you want to learn more about recruiting her, then check out our Andreja Companion Guide.

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By Adiba Chowdhury Deputy Evergreen Editor
Adiba Chowdhury is the Deputy Editor of the Evergreen section at GameRiv. Adiba is an avid gamer, artist, and anime lover. She expresses her love for RPGs, JRPGs, and Action Adventure games by writing about evergreen titles with lasting impressions for GameRiv.