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Want to add animals to your troop? Here's how to do it.

Wartales: How to Get Animal Companions

Want to add animals to your troop? Here's how to do it.

Not only can you recruit human companions in Wartales, but you can have animal companions as part of your party. From ponies to boars to bears, you can have a veritable zoo battling enemies for you. This is how to get animal companions for your troop in Wartales.

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How to Get Animal Companions in Wartales

There are a few different ways to get animals into your troop as companions. You can buy or recruit them or you can capture them in the wild. 

Buy or Recruit Animal

You can visit the Plateau Stables as one of the first locations discovered near the start of Wartales. There you’ll be able to purchase a pony to join your troop. Outright buying an animal is the easiest way to have an animal companion, but it can get costly. 

You’ll also be able to recruit animals from the various jails in the game. How animals end up in jail is beyond us, but you can find strong animal companions, such as a bear, early in the game this way. You’ll have to pay their recruitment cost to get them out of jail, but once free they’ll be a part of your troop.

Capture Wild Animals

Capturing wild animals during battle can be a challenge but it’s free, making it worth the effort. If you’re looking to complete the Leader of the pack achievement, you’ll need to capture a few animals. 

For the most part all animals can be captured. You cannot, however, capture named creatures such as Sikha. You can only capture Ghost pack animals during a special mission, otherwise you must slay them. 

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There are a few things you need to do to capture an animal. This is the same process used to take prisoners when fighting humans:

  • Have rope in your inventory. Without rope you cannot capture any animals. Rope can be made by the tinkerer in camp using Hemp x2.
  • Have a companion engaged in battle with it.
  • Bring down its health. You’ll need it to have about a quarter health or less. The lower the health the higher the chance of capture.
  • Surround or flank the target. The engaged companion cannot be the one to capture the creature. You’ll need a secondary companion to flank the target in order to have the Knock Out action show.
  • Knock Out animal. Have your secondary companion use their primary action to attempt to knock out the animal. If they succeed the animal will be removed from combat and a small “Captured” notification will show in its spot. If it doesn’t work, “Missed” will show instead and the animal will still be a combatant. 

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Wisdom and Mysticism Path Perk

There is a perk under the Wisdom and Mysticism path that can aid in capturing animals. It’ll take two levels to earn as you need the Animal Instinct perk first, but increases your success rate by 50%.

  • Poachers: Chances to capture an animal increased by 50%. Requires Animal Instinct perk.

Those are the basics on how to get animal companions in Wartales. Need more help? Check out our expanding Wartales guides section

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Ashley, otherwise known as Glitchiee, is an avid gamer of RPGs, TTRPGS, farming sims, and survival crafting games. Playing since she can remember, she started on the SNES, GameBoy Color, and collection 1st gen Pokemon cards. Using her passion for gaming, she's written about games for a combined total of 2 years.