Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Best Companions and Their Locations

Recruiting Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord companions is essential business. This guide shows you the best companions, as well as how to find their locations.

Clans form the axis of the ruling class in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. While players can form their own clans, they will be able to assign certain roles to various companions that you can recruit for a certain amount of money. This guide will provide you with a list of the best Mount and Blade 2 companions and how to find their locations on the map.

There are different types of companions that come with various skills. Some are better than others. That is why finding and recruiting the best possible companions will influence the outcome of your game.

Best Companions in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

Laska Willowbark

  • Type: Healer
  • Best skills: Medicine (60)

Your party is nothing without a healer, so hire one of the Willowbark sisters that both have the highest possible starting medicinal stat. 

The only drawback to hiring either of them is that you will need to repurpose some of their skills to Intelligence, which may be a bit too low in the beginning. 

Borytor Frostbeard

  • Type: Scout
  • Best skills: Scouting (80); Bow (135)

Borytor is by far the finest scout in the game. He also has a high Bow mastery stat, which makes him incredibly useful in combat.

He is better than Tyl the Fish, who only has 60 points in Scouting. Although his Vigor stat is at 90, and Borytor's is only at 75, Tyl isn't nearly as good with his bow as Borytor. 

Uslav the Lucky

  • Type: Tactician
  • Best skills: Tactics (60)

Uslav or Ilmir are both very good tacticians that have twice as much tactics skill as the game's other tactician, Bloodaxe. If you're looking for a character that could effectively plan your battles, and help you find a way out in a dire situation, Uslav or Ilmir are the clear choices.

Try to redistribute their attribute points to Cunning, which by default, are quite low.

Gudra the Shieldmaiden

  • Type: Combat
  • Best skills: Two-handed Weapons (200); Polearms (140)

To win any battle, you will need real warriors. Gudra the Shieldmaiden is a perfect combat companion because of her excellent weapon skills.

She also has the Riding and Athletics skills. If you can combine her with a good tactician, then your party will be practically unbeatable.

Apys the Robber

  • Type: Rogue
  • Best skills: Roguery (60)

Lastly, no party is complete without a rogue. If you find yourself in a situation when simple tactics don't work, then a rogue like Apys the Robber will do all the dirty jobs that need doing. 

How to Find Companions

Since companions move around the map and between the cities all the time, there is no one set location for each of them.

But you can follow these steps to find any companion you're looking for:

  1. Go the game menu
  2. Press the "N" key to open Encyclopedia
  3. Click on the "Heroes" tab
  4. Check the "Wanderer" option in the Occupation menu
  5. Double-click on any companion
  6. In the upper right corner, click on the city name under "Last seen at..."
  7. Check the "Track" option in the upper left corner

Now you can go back to your game, and you will see the marker of the given companion on the map. Go to the map marker, talk to them, and agree to pay for their recruitment. Then, you will be able to recruit them as a companion.


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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Apr. 6th 2020

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