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Introduction[edit]

The Neverwinter companion system is a hired-helper system available for all characters. At rank 16, the quest "A Companion" becomes available from Sergeant Knox in Protector's Enclave. This quest is not required to use the companion system as companions acquired via trade, auction, zen store, promotion, or other means can be used as soon as a character completes the tutorial.

You can hire a number of companions that initially take the form of an item in your inventory. Double clicking the companion item will activate it. Companions can range from simple mercenary humanoids to pet-like creatures and even glowing stones that circle the head. A single companion can be summoned at any time outside of combat to help you in combat. Each character in a five-player group can summon their own companion. If a companion runs out of health during combat, it can be revived by approaching it and selecting the option in the same manner as reviving a fallen player. Unlike a player it doesn't have a limit on how frequently it can be brought back during the same battle. If combat ends while a companion is out of health it will automatically revive with all hit points returned. If a companion dies in a manner other than losing health (for instance by falling off a cliff or into a spiked pit) then it will have to be summoned again.

Companions are classified by the following types just like classes:

Companions can be purchased for Gold, Astral Diamond, Zen, Seals, Ardent Coins, Trade Bars, Glory or found as rare drops. Most companions can be acquired from the Grand Emporium in Protectors Enclave, or from the Zen market. A unique companion is also included in several of the games purchasable Packs.

At level 16 you will be given the A Companion Quest. The reward is your choice of one of four companions for free. The Cleric Disciple, Man-at-Arms, Wayward Wizard and Dog are the reward choices and are tradable. All four are of white quality, with a max rank of 15. All four of these, along with the Sellsword, are available to purchase for 2 Gold each from the companion vendor who you will be directed to when you receive the companion quest.

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1. This is the rank of your companion. A rank 30 companion is comparable to a level 60 player. Notice the (Max 15)- this means that the highest rank this companion can achieve is rank 15. A companions rank can be upgraded by one rank (White--> Green--> Blue--> Purple) with the COMPANION QUALITY UPGRADE feature being added with the Fury of the Feywild module on 2013-08-22.

. This feature lets you invest Astral Diamonds to upgrade the quality of a companion when it is already at Max Rank

  • White quality pets have a max rank of 15 (Costs 300,000 Astral Diamonds or 30 Companion Upgrade Token to upgrade White to Green)
  • Green quality pets have a max rank of 20 (Costs 500,000 Astral Diamonds or 60 Companion Upgrade Token to upgrade Green to Blue)
  • Blue quality pets have a max rank of 25 (Costs 750,000 Astral Diamonds or 90 Companion Upgrade Token to upgrade Blue to Purple)
  • Purple quality pets have a max rank of 30

2. This is your companion's experience bar. While your companion fights at your side, it will gain experience. Once it has gained enough experience points to ascend to the next rank, the "Begin Training" button will appear. Click this button to send your companion for training.

  • While your companion is training, they will be unable to fight at your side or gain experience. Just as if the companion was idle.
  • You can speed up the training process by contributing an amount of astral diamonds toward their training. The time that the companion is unavailable for while in training is accumulative. Each rank the companion is sent to train for is added together if you skip a training period. There is a shorter training time for one rank than waiting to train after your companion gains two ranks.

3. These are your companion's powers. Mouse over them for details.

4. Every companion has three equipment slots starting with one slot open at rank 1. As your companion gains ranks, the other two slots will unlock at rank 15 and rank 25.

  • Your companion can wear gear from any class, of any quality- even gear that has been enchanted.

5. These are your companion's Runestone slots automatically starting with one slot open at rank 1. As your companion gains ranks, the other two slots will unlock at rank 10 and rank 15. Here you can give your companion additional bonuses depending on what kind of slot your companion has.

6. As your companion gains in rank, they will gain additional costumes or skins at ranks 10, 20 and 30.

7. While there is a limited number of active companion slots, you can have a large number of Idle Companions. You start with three active companion slots, a fourth active companion slot unlocks at Character Level 30, and a fifth active companion slot unlocks at Character Level 60. You can buy early unlocks of these last two active companion slots with Zen. Idle companions must be switched into an active companion slot before they can be summoned. You can only have one active companion summoned to assist you and gaining experience at a time.

List of Companions[edit]

Name Max Rank Source Type
[Apprentice Healer] 15 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Leader
[Cleric Disciple] 15 Emporium Vendor (formerly) Leader [1]
[Con Artist] 15 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Striker
[Damaran Shepherd] 15 Sword Coast Adventures tutorial dungeon Striker
[Dog] 15 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Striker
[Man at Arms] 15 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Defender
[Sellsword] 15 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Striker
[Shieldmaiden] 15 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Defender
[Skeletal Dog] 15 Valindra's Invasion 40Bones of Valindra's Minions Striker
[Wayward Wizard] 15 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Controller
[Archmage's Apprentice] 20 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Controller
[Armored Orc Wolf] 20 Call to Arms: Orc Assault Striker
[Blink Dog] 20 Tower of Celadaine Campaign Chest drop Striker
[Boar] 20 Zen Market 800Zen Controller
[Cave Bear] 20 Zen Market 800Zen Defender
[Cold Iron Warrior] 20 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Dragonborn Raider] 20 Dragon Scale Merchant 30Silvery Dragon Scale Striker
[Duergar Guard] 20 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Faithful Initiate] 20 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Leader [1]
[Fawn of Shiallia] 20 Winter Festival 3,200Light of Simril Leader
[Flame Sprite] 20 Call to Arms: Battle for the Bridge Controller
[Frost Mimic] 20 Winter Festival 18Star of Fortune Defender
[Green Slime] 20 Respen's Marvelous Game Controller
[Hawk] 20 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Helmite Paladin Ghost] 20 Call to Arms: Straight to Helm Leader
[Ice Sprite] 20 Winter Festival 3,200Light of Simril Controller
[Intellect Devourer] 20 Call to Arms: Gate Crashers Striker
[Ioun Stone of Might] 20 Emporium Vendor / Trade Bar Merchant 1,000Tarmalune Trade Bar Augment
[Ioun Stone of Radiance] 20 Limited promotion for Zen transfers Augment
[Lizardfolk Shaman] 20 Call to Arms: Garrundar the Vile Leader
[Mercenary] 20 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Striker
[Moonshae Druid] 20 Call to Arms: Defend the Temple Controller
[Mystagogue] 20 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Controller
[Neverember Guard Archer] 20 Siege of Neverwinter Striker
[Pig] 20 Midsummer Festival Petal Store 4,200Fireblossom Petal Controller
[Portal Hound] 20 Reward Claims Agent Feywild Starter Pack Defender
[Quickling] 20 Reward Claims Agent Charge Rewards program Striker
[Rebel Mercenary] 20 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Striker
[Renegade Evoker] 20 Valindra's Tower Striker
[Renegade Illusionist] 20 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Controller
[Repentant Dragon Cultist] 20 [Repentant Cultist Cage Key] (Well of Dragons) Defender
[Skeleton] 20 Masquerade Vendor 600Masquerade Token Striker
[Storm Rider] 20 Reward Claims Agent Charge Rewards program Striker
[Swashbuckler] 20 Call to Arms: Storming the Keep Striker
[Traveling Entertainer] 20 Protector's Jubilee 10 Commemorative Figurines Striker
[Wild Hunt Rider] 20 Zen Market 800Zen Defender
[Wolf] 20 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Young Yeti] 20 [Yeti Treat] from The Need for Mead Defender
[Acolyte of Kelemvor] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Leader
[Astral Deva] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Striker
[Barbarian Shaman] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Leader
[Blacksmith] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Striker
[Cantankerous Mage] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Controller
[Cat] 25 Emporium Vendor / Wondrous Bazaar 800,000Astral Diamonds Augment
[Dancing Blade] 25 Emporium Vendor / Wondrous Bazaar 700,000Astral Diamonds Striker
[Dancing Shield] 25 Emporium Vendor / Wondrous Bazaar 650,000Astral Diamonds Defender
[Dragonborn Brawler] 25 Wondrous Bazaar 700,000Astral Diamonds Striker
[Dread Warrior] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Leader
[Erinyes of Belial] 25 [Scourge Warlock Booster Pack] Leader
[Fey Panther] 25 [Steam Exclusive Starter Kit] [Neverwinter Steam Starter Kit] Controller
[Ghost] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Controller
[Hunting Hawk] 25 [Hunter Ranger Booster Pack] Striker
[Ioun Dragon Stone] 25 Dragon Scale Merchant 60Silvery Dragon Scale Augment
[Ioun Stone of Allure] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Augment
[Jagged Dancing Blade] 25 Emporium Vendor 14,000Glory Striker
[Leprechaun] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Controller
[Lightfoot Thief] 25 Sword Coast Adventures tier 6 dungeon reward Striker
[Neverember Guard] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Defender
[Phase Spider] 25 Trade Bar Merchant 1,200Tarmalune Trade Bar Striker
[Priestess of Sehanine Moonbow] 25 [Bahamut's Champion Booster Pack] Leader
[Priestess of Sune] 25 Promotion during Summer Festival Leader
[Slyblade Kobold] 25 Zen Market 1,200Zen Striker
[Tomb Spider] 25 Zen Market 1,500Zen Controller
[Wandering Scarecrow] 25 Masquerade of Liars Striker
[War Dog] 25 [First Time Buyer's Pack] Defender
[Wererat Thief] 25 Emporium Vendor / Phileas Gram 200Seal of the Drake Striker
[Zhentarim Warlock] 25 Reward Claims Agent promotional reward Striker
[Alchemist Experimenter] 30 Alchemical Extravaganza Leader
[Ambush Drake] 30 [Mysterious Drake Summoning Scroll] Striker
[Angel of Protection] 30 Emporium Vendor / Vault of Piety 360Ardent Coin Leader
[Aranea] 30 [Feywild Lockbox] Striker
[Assassin Drake] 30 [Fell Dragon Lockbox] Striker
[Battlefield Medic] 30 Siege of Neverwinter Leader
[Black Dragon Ioun Stone] 30 Zen Market 3,000Zen Augment
[Black Ice Ioun Stone] 30 [Frozen Crystal Lockbox] Augment
[Blackice Prospector] 30 [Twisted Dwarf Scroll Case] Striker
[Book Imp] 30 Reward Claims Agent Foundry Achievement : Foundry Artifex Striker
[Chicken] 30 [Mysterious Chicken Egg] Augment
[Cockatrice] 30 [Mysterious Chicken Egg] Controller
[Duergar Theurge] 30 [Twisted Dwarf Scroll Case] Striker
[Fire Archon] 30 Emporium Vendor / Trade Bar Merchant 1,000Tarmalune Trade Bar Striker
[Galeb Duhr] 30 Zen Market 2,500Zen Defender
[Honey Badger] 30 Zen Market 2,500Zen Striker
[Hunting Drake] 30 [Mysterious Drake Summoning Scroll] Controller
[Icosahedron Ioun Stone] 30 Reward Claims Agent Foundry Achievement : Moonstar Agent Augment
[Laughing Skull] 30 [Lockbox of the Magnificent Emporium] Defender
[Lillend] 30 Dropped from [Professions Booster Pack] or [Professions Asset Pack]
during special offer Limited Time Pack Bonus
Leader [1]
[Mystic Phoera] 30 [Nightmare Lockbox] Striker
[Owl] 30 Zen Market 2,500Zen Striker
[Panther] 30 Reward Claims Agent Hero of the North Pack Striker
[Phoera] 30 [Nightmare Lockbox] Striker
[Pseudodragon] 30 [Dark Forest Lockbox] Striker
[Redcap Powrie] 30 Special Promotion Striker
[Rust Monster] 30 [Rusted Iron Lockbox] Controller
[Sergeant Knox] 30 Special Promotion Defender
[Sprite] 30 Zen Market 2,500Zen Controller
[Sylph] 30 Reward Claims Agent Knight of the Feywild Pack Controller
[Vicious Dire Wolf] 30 Reward Claims Agent Guardian of Neverwinter Pack Striker
[Will-O'-Wisp] 30 Zen Market 2,500Zen Controller
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Before Patch NW.5.20130812b.13, Cleric Disciples, Faithful Initiates and Lillends were Controllers. However, the patch applied only to newly-created companions. Previously-created companions remained Controllers.

Active Bonuses[edit]

Active Bonuses are a feature introduced in Module 2: Shadowmantle. Companions provide bonuses when in an active slot, even if not summoned. For a list of active bonuses, see Active Bonus.

Companion Advancement[edit]

  • Whenever a character is rewarded experience, the currently-summoned companion also receives 75% of the rewarded experience.
  • When training multiple ranks at once, the training time is summed.
  • Companion training can be hastened with Astral Diamonds.
    • The formula appears to be: training time in seconds * 1.111 = AD cost.
    • Waiting during training does not reduce the speed up cost. It costs the same at the start as near the end.


Rank Total XP XP to Next Rank Training Time Speed Up Cost Features Unlocked
1 0 258 Powers 1 & 2, Runestone Slot 1, Equipment Slot 1, Skin 1
2 258 772 30s 33Astral Diamonds
3 1,030 1,030 1m 30s 99Astral Diamonds
4 2,060 1,545 3m 30s 233Astral Diamonds
5 3,605 2,318 5m 00s 333Astral Diamonds
6 5,923 2,832 7m 00s 466Astral Diamonds
7 8,755 3,605 9m 30s 633Astral Diamonds
8 12,360 4,378 12m 00s 799Astral Diamonds
9 16,738 5,407 15m 00s 999Astral Diamonds
10 22,145 6,180 18m 00s 1,199Astral Diamonds Runestone Slot 2, Skin 2
11 28,325 7,210 21m 30s 1,433Astral Diamonds
12 35,535 8,240 25m 30s 1,699Astral Diamonds
13 43,775 9,528 30m 00s 1,999Astral Diamonds
14 53,303 10,557 35m 00s 2,333Astral Diamonds
15 63,860 11,845 40m 30s 2,699Astral Diamonds Runestone Slot 3, Equipment Slot 2
16 75,705 13,133 46m 30s 3,099Astral Diamonds
17 88,838 14,420 53m 30s 3,566Astral Diamonds
18 103,258 15,707 1h 01m 00s 4,066Astral Diamonds
19 118,965 16,995 1h 09m 30s 4,632Astral Diamonds
20 135,960 18,540 1h 18m 30s 5,232Astral Diamonds Skin 3
21 154,500 19,828 1h 29m 00s 5,932Astral Diamonds
22 174,328 21,372 1h 40m 00s 6,665Astral Diamonds
23 195,700 22,918 1h 52m 30s 7,499Astral Diamonds
24 218,618 24,462 2h 06m 00s 8,399Astral Diamonds
25 243,080 26,008 2h 21m 00s 9,399Astral Diamonds Equipment Slot 3
26 269,088 27,810 2h 37m 30s 10,498Astral Diamonds
27 296,898 28,355 2h 55m 30s 11,698Astral Diamonds
28 325,253 32,157 3h 15m 30s 13,032Astral Diamonds
29 357,410 32,960 3h 37m 30s 14,498Astral Diamonds
30 390,370 4h 01m 30s 16,098Astral Diamonds Power 3, Skin 4

Companion Hit Points[edit]

A companion's base hit points depend on rank, quality and role. The majority have predictable hit points, but a few exceptions exist. The companion's total hit points depend on equipment, runestones, charisma and buffs.

  • Augments have 10 hit points for each level they have (so 10 at level 1 and 300 and level 30).
  • Controllers have 15% less hit points than Strikers.
  • Defenders and Leaders have 10% more hit points than Strikers.
  • Uncommon companions have 10% more hit points than common companions.
  • Rare companions have 20% more hit points than common companions.
  • Epic companions have 25% more hit points than common companions.