Starfield Companion List: How to Recruit All Companions

There are a number of different companions you can enlist in Starfield.

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If you hate traveling alone, have no fear. There are many different people you can hire or simply bring along as a companion in Starfield. You can find someone with skills that match your playstyle between the people you meet in Constellation, basic outpost crew, and those you hire for your ship. Here’s how to recruit all companions in Starfield.

How to Recruit All Companions in Starfield

Constellation Companions

Not all members of Constellation are willing to travel around with you. Constellation members you can recruit can be found at The Lodge if you don’t accept their invitation when completing their associated main story quest. Since you’re all working together, there’s no cost to bring any of these companions along with you.

  • Vasco
    • Skills:
      • Aneutronic Fusion 1
      • Shield Systems 1
      • EM Weapon Systems 1
  • Sarah Morgan — Complete One Small Step and start The Old Neighborhood.
    • Skills:
      • Astrodynamics 4
      • Lasers 3
      • Leadership 2
      • Botany 1
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  • Barrett — Complete Back to Vectera.
    • Skills:
      • Starship Engineering 4
      • Particle Beam Weapon Systems 3
      • Robotics 2
      • Gastronomy 1
  • Sam Coe — Complete The Old Neighborhood and begin The Empty Nest.
    • Skills:
      • Piloting 4
      • Rifle Certification 3
      • Payloads 2
      • Geology 1
  • Andreja — Complete Into the Unknown.
    • Skills:
      • Stealth 4
      • Particle Beams 3
      • Energy Weapon Systems 2
      • Theft 1

New Atlantis Recruits

  • Marika Boros — Recruit at The Viewport in the Starport District.
    • Cost: 13,500 credits
    • Skills:
      • Ballistics 2
      • Shotgun Certification 1
      • Particle Beam Weapon Systems 1
  • Gideon Aker — Recruit at The Viewport in the Starport District.
    • Cost: 15,000 credits
    • Skills
      • Ballistic Weapon Systems 2
      • Missile Weapon Systems 2
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  • Simeon Bankowski — Recruit at The Viewport in the Starport District.
    • Cost: 15,000 credits
    • Skills:
      • Sniper Certification 2
      • Sharpshooting 1
      • Marksmanship 1
  • Rafael Aguerro — Rescue him during the quest Entangled, found at The Viewport afterwards.
    • Cost: Free
    • Skills:
      • Starpost Engineering 2
      • Outpost Engineering 1
      • Outpost Management 1

Neon City Recruits

  • Mickey Caviar — Found at the Astral Lounge.
    • Cost: 13,500 credits
    • Skills:
      • Gastronomy 1
      • Wellness 2
      • Incapacitation 1
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  • Dani Garcia — Recruit from the Euphorika in Ebbside.
    • Cost: 12,000 credits
    • Skills:
      • Robotics 2
      • Chemistry 1
      • Energy Weapon Systems 1
  • Sophie Grace — Found at Madame Sauvage’s Place in Ebbside.
    • Cost: 13,500 credits
    • Skills:
      • Stealth 3
      • Lasers 1

Cydonia Recruits

  • Moara Otero — Rescue him during The Old Neighborhood quest. Can be recruited from the Broken Spear if you didn’t bring him along during the mission.
    • Cost: Free
    • Skills:
      • EM Weapon Systems 2
      • Marksmanship 2
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  • Andromeda Kepler — Found at the Broken Spear.
    • Cost: 15,000 credits
    • Skills:
      • Outpost Engineering 2
      • Piloting 1
      • Aneutronic Fusion 1

Akila City Recruits

  • Ezekiel — Found at Aggie’s in The Stretch.
    • Cost: Free
    • Skills:
      • Scavenging 1
      • Energy Weapon Dissipation 2
      • Shield Systems 1
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  • Rosie Tannehill — Recruit at The Hitching Post.
    • Cost: 18,000 credits
    • Skills:
      • Wellness 3
      • Medicine 1
  • Omari Hassan — Found at The Hitching Post.
    • Cost: 13,500 credits
    • Skills:
      • Shield Systems 3
      • Starship Engineering 1
  • Lyle Brewer — Recruit at Aggie’s.
    • Cost: 12,000 credits
    • Skills:
      • Shotgun Certification 2
      • Particle Beams 1
      • Xenosociology 1

Other Unique Companions

  • Adoring Fan — Only available if you took the Hero Worshipped trait at character creation. Found in New Atlantis if you reject him during the first conversation.
    • Cost: Free
    • Skills:
      • Weight Lifting 2
      • Concealment 1
      • Scavenging 1
  • Lin — Recruit during Back to Vectera or find her at the mining site on Vectera. If you dismiss her, she can be found at the Broken Spear.
    • Cost: Free
    • Skills:
      • Outpost Management 3
      • Demolitions 1
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  • Heller — Recruit during Back to Vectera or find him on Altair V-A at the Crash site.
    • Cost: Free
    • Skills:
      • Outpost Engineering 3
      • Geology 1

Temporary Companions

During some missions, especially those from the main storyline or related to a faction, you’ll end up with an undismissable companion. Sometimes this companion is one you can normally take with you, other times it’s a person who’s only joining you for that specific mission. These are the mission specific temporary companions you can travel with in Starfield.

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  • Ranger Emma Wilcox during the Freestar Rangers mission Deputized.
  • Mathias during the Crimson Fleet quest Echoes of the Past.
  • Walter Stroud during the main quest All That Money Can Buy.
  • Huan Daiya during the Crimson Fleet mission The Best There Is.
  • Cora Coe (kind of) during Sam Coe’s companion mission Matters of the Hart.

General Companions

In your travels you’ve probably seen someone you can recruit, but their name is simply a title relating to their specialty. These are general companions or crew members. They don’t have a unique name, unique stories, or special interactions. You can find between one to three of these NPCs in bars and taverns throughout the Settled Systems. If you plan on building the max amount of outposts and crewing a large ship, you may need to hire a few of these NPCs.

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  • Astrodynamics Specialist
    • Cost: 6,750 credits
    • Skill: Astrodynamics 1
  • Defensive System Specialist
    • Cost: 6,000 credits
    • Skill: Shield Systems 1
  • Damage Control Specialist
    • Cost: 7,500 credits
    • Skill: Starship Engineering 1
  • EM Weapons Specialist
    • Cost: 7,000 credits
    • Skill: EM Weapon Systems 1
  • Missile Weapons Specialist
    • Cost: 6,000 credits
    • Skill:
  • Outpost Management Specialist
    • Cost: 6,750 credits
    • Skill: Outpost Management 1
  • Outpost Security Chief
    • Cost: 7,000 credits
    • Skill: Pistol Certification 1
  • Particle Weapons Specialist
    • Cost: 6,000 credits
    • Skill: Particle Beam Weapon Systems 1
  • Payload Specialist
    • Cost: 6,500 credits
    • Skill: Payloads 1

Those are the all the potential unique companions and temporary companions you can have with you during your adventures in Starfield. If you’re looking for romance, or wondering if having a companion is worth it, check out our guide hub for some helpful information.

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