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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 20) — this means that the highest rank this companion can achieve is rank 20. A companions rank can be upgraded by one rank (CommonUncommonRareEpicLegendary) with the COMPANION QUALITY UPGRADE feature being added with the Fury of the Feywild module on 2013-08-22. Legendary quality is available since Module 6: Elemental Evil.

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

  • Common quality pets have a max rank of 20 (Costs 300,000 Astral Diamonds or 30 Companion Upgrade Token to upgrade Common to Uncommon)
  • Uncommon quality pets have a max rank of 25 (Costs 500,000 Astral Diamonds or 60 Companion Upgrade Token to upgrade Uncommon to Rare)
  • Rare quality pets have a max rank of 30 (Costs 750,000 Astral Diamonds or 90 Companion Upgrade Token to upgrade Rare to Epic)
  • Epic quality pets have a max rank of 35 (Costs 1,000,000 Astral Diamonds or 120 Companion Upgrade Token to upgrade Epic to Legendary)
  • Legendary quality pets have a max rank of 40

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] 20 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Leader
[Cleric Disciple] 20 Emporium Vendor (formerly) Leader [1]
[Con Artist] 20 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Striker
[Damaran Shepherd] 20 Sword Coast Adventures tutorial dungeon Striker
[Dog] 20 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Striker
[Man at Arms] 20 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Defender
[Sellsword] 20 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Striker
[Shieldmaiden] 20 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Defender
[Skeletal Dog] 20 Valindra's Invasion 40Bones of Valindra's Minions Striker
[Wayward Wizard] 20 Emporium Vendor 2Gold Controller
[Archmage's Apprentice] 25 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Controller
[Armored Orc Wolf] 25 Call to Arms: Orc Assault Striker
[Blink Dog] 25 Tower of Celadaine Campaign Chest drop Striker
[Boar] 25 Zen Market 800Zen Controller
[Cave Bear] 25 Zen Market 800Zen Defender
[Cold Iron Warrior] 25 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Dragonborn Raider] 25 Dragon Scale Merchant 30Silvery Dragon Scale Striker
[Duergar Guard] 25 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Faithful Initiate] 25 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Leader [1]
[Fawn of Shiallia] 25 Winter Festival 3,200Light of Simril Leader
[Flame Sprite] 25 Call to Arms: Battle for the Bridge Controller
[Frost Mimic] 25 Winter Festival 18Star of Fortune Defender
[Green Slime] 25 Respen's Marvelous Game Controller
[Hawk] 25 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Helmite Paladin Ghost] 25 Call to Arms: Straight to Helm Defender
[Ice Sprite] 25 Winter Festival 3,200Light of Simril Controller
[Intellect Devourer] 25 Call to Arms: Gate Crashers Striker
[Ioun Stone of Might] 25 Emporium Vendor / Trade Bar Merchant 1,000Tarmalune Trade Bars Augment
[Ioun Stone of Radiance] 25 Limited promotion for Zen transfers Augment
[Lizardfolk Shaman] 25 Call to Arms: Garrundar the Vile Leader
[Mercenary] 25 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Striker
[Moonshae Druid] 25 Call to Arms: Defend the Temple Controller
[Mystagogue] 25 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Controller
[Neverember Guard Archer] 25 Siege of Neverwinter Striker
[Pig] 25 Midsummer Festival Petal Store 4,200Fireblossom Petal Controller
[Portal Hound] 25 Reward Claims Agent Feywild Starter Pack Defender
[Quickling] 25 Reward Claims Agent Charge Rewards program Striker
[Rebel Mercenary] 25 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Striker
[Renegade Evoker] 25 Valindra's Tower Striker
[Renegade Illusionist] 25 Reward Claims Agent Promotional Item Controller
[Repentant Dragon Cultist] 25 [Repentant Cultist Cage Key] (Well of Dragons) Defender
[Skeleton] 25 Masquerade Vendor 600Masquerade Token Striker
[Silver-Scaled Cleric Disciple] 25 Dragon Scale Merchant 600Silvery Dragon Scale Leader
[Storm Rider] 25 Reward Claims Agent Charge Rewards program Striker
[Swashbuckler] 25 Call to Arms: Storming the Keep Striker
[Traveling Entertainer] 25 Protector's Jubilee 10 Commemorative Figurines Striker
[Wild Hunt Rider] 25 Zen Market 800Zen Defender
[Wolf] 25 Zen Market 800Zen Striker
[Young Yeti] 25 [Yeti Treat] from The Need for Mead Defender
[Acolyte of Kelemvor] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Leader
[Astral Deva] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Striker
[Barbarian Shaman] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Leader
[Blacksmith] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Striker
[Cambion Magus] 30 Special Promotion Striker
[Cantankerous Mage] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Controller
[Cat] 30 Emporium Vendor / Wondrous Bazaar 800,000Astral Diamonds Augment
[Dancing Blade] 30 Emporium Vendor / Wondrous Bazaar 700,000Astral Diamonds Striker
[Dancing Shield] 30 Emporium Vendor / Wondrous Bazaar 650,000Astral Diamonds Defender
[Dedicated Squire] 30 [Oathbound Paladin Booster Pack] Leader
[Dragonborn Brawler] 30 Wondrous Bazaar 700,000Astral Diamonds Striker
[Dread Warrior] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Leader
[Erinyes of Belial] 30 [Scourge Warlock Booster Pack] Leader
[Fey Panther] 30 [Steam Exclusive Starter Kit] [Neverwinter Steam Starter Kit] Controller
[Ghost] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Controller
[Harper Bard] 30 Special Promotion Leader
[Hunting Hawk] 30 [Hunter Ranger Booster Pack] Striker
[Ioun Dragon Stone] 30 Dragon Scale Merchant 60Silvery Dragon Scale Augment
[Ioun Stone of Allure] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Augment
[Jagged Dancing Blade] 30 Emporium Vendor 14,000Glory Striker
[Leprechaun] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Controller
[Lightfoot Thief] 30 Sword Coast Adventures tier 6 dungeon reward Striker
[Neverember Guard] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Defender
[Phase Spider] 30 Trade Bar Merchant 1,200Tarmalune Trade Bars Striker
[Priestess of Sehanine Moonbow] 30 [Bahamut's Champion Booster Pack] Leader
[Priestess of Sune] 30 Special Promotion Leader
[Slyblade Kobold] 30 Zen Market 1,200Zen Striker
[Tomb Spider] 30 Zen Market 1,500Zen Controller
[Wandering Scarecrow] 30 Masquerade of Liars Striker
[War Dog] 30 [First Time Buyer's Pack] Defender
[Wererat Thief] 30 Emporium Vendor / Phileas Gram 200Seal of the Drake Striker
[Zhentarim Warlock] 30 Reward Claims Agent promotional reward Striker
[Alchemist Experimenter] 35 Alchemical Extravaganza Leader
[Air Archon] 35 Zen Market Defender
[Ambush Drake] 35 [Mysterious Drake Summoning Scroll] Striker
[Angel of Protection] 35 Emporium Vendor / Vault of Piety 360Ardent Coin Leader
[Aranea] 35 [Feywild Lockbox] Striker
[Assassin Drake] 35 [Fell Dragon Lockbox] Striker
[Battlefield Medic] 35 Siege of Neverwinter Leader
[Black Death Scorpion] 35 Special Promotion Striker
[Black Dragon Ioun Stone] 35 Zen Market 3,000Zen Augment
[Black Ice Ioun Stone] 35 [Frozen Crystal Lockbox] Augment
[Blackice Prospector] 35 [Twisted Dwarf Scroll Case] Striker
[Book Imp] 35 Reward Claims Agent Foundry Achievement : Foundry Artifex Striker
[Chicken] 35 [Mysterious Chicken Egg] Augment
[Cockatrice] 35 [Mysterious Chicken Egg] Controller
[Duergar Theurge] 35 [Twisted Dwarf Scroll Case] Striker
[Earth Archon] 35 Zen Market Defender
[Fire Archon] 35 Emporium Vendor / Trade Bar Merchant 1,000Tarmalune Trade Bars Striker
[Galeb Duhr] 35 Zen Market 2,500Zen Defender
[Honey Badger] 35 Zen Market 2,500Zen Striker
[Hunting Drake] 35 [Mysterious Drake Summoning Scroll] Controller
[Icosahedron Ioun Stone] 35 Reward Claims Agent Foundry Achievement : Moonstar Agent Augment
[Iron Golem] 35 [Dragonforged Lockbox] Defender
[Laughing Skull] 35 [Lockbox of the Magnificent Emporium] Defender
[Lillend] 35 Dropped from [Professions Booster Pack] or [Professions Asset Pack]
during special offer Limited Time Pack Bonus
Leader [1]
[Makos] 35 Special Promotion Striker
[Mystic Phoera] 35 [Nightmare Lockbox] Striker
[Owl] 35 Zen Market 2,500Zen Striker
[Panther] 35 Reward Claims Agent Hero of the North Pack Striker
[Phoera] 35 [Nightmare Lockbox] Striker
[Pseudodragon] 35 [Dark Forest Lockbox] Striker
[Redcap Powrie] 35 Special Promotion Striker
[Rust Monster] 35 [Rusted Iron Lockbox] Controller
[Sergeant Knox] 35 Special Promotion Defender
[Sprite] 35 Zen Market 2,500Zen Controller
[Sylph] 35 Reward Claims Agent Knight of the Feywild Pack Controller
[Vicious Dire Wolf] 35 Reward Claims Agent Guardian of Neverwinter Pack Striker
[Volcanic Galeb Duhr] 35 Special Promotion Defender
[Water Archon] 35 Zen Market Defender
[Will-O'-Wisp] 35 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 Bonus[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.

Legendary Bonus[edit]

Legendary Bonuses are a feature introduced in Module 6: Elemental Evil. All Legendary Companions provide 15% of its ratings to its owner if summoned.

Companion Advancement[edit]

  • Whenever a character is rewarded experience, the currently-summoned companion also receives 100% 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 minutes * 24 = 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 0 125 0.5m 12Astral Diamonds Powers 1 & 2, Runestone Slot 1, Equipment Slot 1, Skin 1
2 125 375 2.5m 60Astral Diamonds
3 500 500 4m 96Astral Diamonds
4 1,000 750 6m 144Astral Diamonds
5 1,750 1,125 7.5m 180Astral Diamonds
6 2,875 1,375 9.5m 228Astral Diamonds
7 4,250 1,750 11.5m 276Astral Diamonds
8 6,000 2,125 13m 312Astral Diamonds
9 8,125 2,625 15m 360Astral Diamonds
10 10,750 3,000 17m 408Astral Diamonds Runestone Slot 2, Skin 2
11 13,750 3,500 19m 456Astral Diamonds
12 17,250 4,000 21m 504Astral Diamonds
13 21,250 4,625 23m 552Astral Diamonds
14 25,875 5,125 25m 600Astral Diamonds
15 31,000 5,750 27m 648Astral Diamonds Runestone Slot 3, Equipment Slot 2
16 36,750 6,375 29m 696Astral Diamonds
17 43,125 7,000 31.5m 756Astral Diamonds
18 50,125 7,625 33.5m 804Astral Diamonds
19 57,750 8,250 35.5m 852Astral Diamonds
20 66,000 9,000 38m 912Astral Diamonds Expert Passive, Skin 3
21 75,000 9,625 40m 960Astral Diamonds
22 84,625 10,375 42.5m 1,020Astral Diamonds
23 95,000 11,125 45m 1,080Astral Diamonds
24 106,125 11,875 47m 1,128Astral Diamonds
25 118,000 12,625 49.5m 1,188Astral Diamonds Equipment Slot 3
26 130,625 13,500 52m 1,248Astral Diamonds
27 144,125 14,250 54.5m 1,308Astral Diamonds
28 158,375 15,125 57m 1,368Astral Diamonds
29 173,500 16,000 59.5m 1,428Astral Diamonds
30 189,500 16,875 62m 1,488Astral Diamonds Power 3, Skin 4
31 206,375 17,750 64.5m 1,548Astral Diamonds
32 224,125 18,625 67m 1,608Astral Diamonds
33 242,750 19,500 70m 1,680Astral Diamonds
34 262,250 20,500 72.5m 1,740Astral Diamonds
35 282,750 21,375 m Astral Diamonds Master Passive
36 304,125 m Astral Diamonds Legendary Bonus
37 m Astral Diamonds
38 m Astral Diamonds
39 m Astral Diamonds
40

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 at 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.
  • Legendary companions have 39% more hit points than common companions.