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Pathfinder: Kingmaker Companions - Tips, Skills & more

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Status: Released
Release: 25.09.2018
Game version: incl. DLCs: The Wildcards Varnhold's Lot Beneath the Stolen Lands

Here you will find a list of all companions in Pathfinder: Kingmaker, their locations, special features, romances as well as tips on skills and equipment.

In this article we answer the following questions:

  • Which companions exist and where do I find them?
  • What weapons and armor should they wear?
  • How should I skill my companions?
  • With which companions can I have a romance?

In Pathfinder: Kingmaker, our main character is supported by up to five companions. We select the group members from a total of eleven possible characters (twelve, if you own the DLC “Wildcards”). Let us tell you where you can find your companions.

Below we present each character in detail and give you tips for skills (please note that we have also listed talents that may already be available) and equipment. This is based on our experience (Act 3 at the moment), but we are far from finished with the game. We will update skills and equipment on a regular basis. You can find a list of the best weapons and armor in Pathfinder: Kingmaker in a separate article. There you can also check out where to find the items we recommend.

  • Hint & little spoiler: The companions who follow Tartuccio in the prologue will be available for us later. You will also find information about the respective companion quests in this article, as far as they are available to us and seem necessary. The quest hints are hidden behind a fold-out element to protect you from spoilers.

All companions in detail

Amiri

Barbarin Amiri. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Amiri’s personal quest should not require assistance until the 3rd act.

Amiri is a wild and very resolute fighter, who means pure destruction with her two-handed weapon, but needs support in battle.

RaceHuman
AlignmentChaotic Neutral
ClassBarbarian
LocationPrologue
RomanceNo
Recommended WeaponTwo-handed weapon (f.e. Trollschnitter)
Recommended FeatsWeapon Focus (preferred weapon), Armor Proficiency (Medium Armor), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Combat Reflexes, Diehard
Recommended GearStag’s Helmet, Cloak of Resistance, Ring of Protection, Ring of Luck, The Heart of Ira, Heart of Valor, Belt of Physical Perfection
RemarksContrary to what Amiri likes to claim, she needs support at all costs, such as healing and buffing. Apart from that, with a decent two-handed weapon she’s a real wrecking ball in melee combat.

Ekundayo

Waldläufer Ekundayo. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Ekundayo’s personal quest should not require assistance until the 3rd act.

The calm Ekundayo and his wolf are a real treat for the group, especially in the wilderness.

RaceHuman
AlignmentLawful Good
ClassRanger
LocationRuined Watchtower (Act 2)
RomanceNo
Recommended Weapon(Composite) Longbow (f.e. Savage Bow)
Recommended FeatsWeapon Focus (Bow preferred), Point-Blank-Shot, Point-Blank Master (preferred Bow), Precise Shot, Rapid Shot, Manyshot, Armor Proficiency (Light Armor), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended GearHide Armor (+3 or better), Belt of Incredible Desterity
RemarksNot yet

Harrim

Kleriker Harrim. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Harrim should be in the party when you visit the Dwarven Ruins.

The eternally complaining dwarf kills our nerves, but he is just as often the deciding factor for victory in a really close battle.

RaceDwarf
AlignmentChaotic Neutral
ClassCleric
LocationPrologue
RomanceNo
Recommended WeaponHeavy Mace (f.e. Shock Frost Heavy Mace +1), Heavy Shield (f.e. Ancestral Dwarfen Shield)
Recommended FeatsWeapon Focus (Heavy Mace), Arcane Armor Training, Armor Proficiency (Medium Armor), Combat Casting, Shield Proficiency, Extra Channel, Spell Focus (Beschwörung, Verzauberung, Verwandlung), Spell Penetration, Greater Spell Penetration, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended GearPhylaktery of Positive Energy, Cloak of Heroism, Ring of Protection, Bracers of Armor, Breastplate, Belt of Physical Perfection
RemarksThe complaining dwarf is a bit annoying, but a very good support as a melee cleric, who can make the difference in really hard fights.

Jubilost

Alchemist Jubilost. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Not yet

The impertinent gnome is equally skilled at throwing bombs and rants around.

RaceGnome
AlignmentChaotic Neutral
ClassAlchemist
LocationA Ford across the Skunk River (Act 2, Quest „Renowned Explorer“)
RomanceNo
Recommended WeaponCrossbow
Recommended FeatsAbility Focus (Bombs), Extra Bombs, Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended GearHeadband of Vast Intelligence, Cloak of Resistance, Ring of Protection, Amulet of Natural Armor, Bombardier’s Vest, Belt of Mighty Constitution, Gear’s Rule
RemarksJubilost is an excellent damage dealer and very entertaining. He is also a talented treasurer for the barony.

Jaethal

Inquisitorin Jaethal. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

The wild boar with the knife is in the centre below the huge tree on the map “Old Sycamore”.

The undead Elf is not easy to deal with.

RaceElf
AlignmentNeutral Evil
ClassInquisitor
LocationPrologue
RomanceNo
Recommended WeaponScythe
Recommended FeatsWeapon Focus (Scythe), Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Armor Proficiency (Medium Armor), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended GearNot yet
Specific featureJaethal is undead and cannot be healed by positive energies. Instead you must use negative energies to heal her.

Kaessi

With the DLC “Wildcards” the new Tiefling companion came into play. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Not yet

The newest companion is a Tiefling lady, she is a Kineticist.  However, she is only available through the DLC “Wildcards”.

DLCWildcards
RaceTiefling
AlignmentTrue Neutral
ClassKineticist
LocationCapital of the Barony (appears automatically in the throne room)
RomanceYes, men and women
Recommended Weaponn/a
Recommended Featsn/a
Recommended Gearn/a
RemarksWe will update the new character data as soon as possible.

Linzi

Bardin Linzi. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

The wrecked transport with the printing press can be found on the map “Swamp Witch’s Hut”.

Linzi is simply heart and soul of the whole game. She is also the perfect support for the team.

RaceHalfling
AlignmentChaotic Good
ClassBard
LocationPrologue
RomanceNo
Recommended WeaponLight Crossbow
Recommended FeatsLingering Performance, Extra Performance, Combat Casting, Arcane Strike, Arcane Armor Training, Deft Hands, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended GearExpert’s Hat, Cloak of Shadows, Shelyns Embrace, Ring of Protection, Amulet of Natural Armor, Vest of Hundred Pockets, Belt of Physical Form, Trapspringer’s Gloves
RemarksLinzi’s songs are very helpful both in combat and in disarming traps or opening locks. She’s also able to cast awesome buffs and protection spells.

Nok-Nok

Nok-Nok, the Knife Master. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Not yet.

Small and mean: The Goblin is an experienced, sneaky blade swinger.

RaceGoblin
AlignmentChaotic Evil
ClassKnife Master
LocationGoblin Fort
RomanceNo
Recommended WeaponTwo one-handed weapons (f.e. Kukris)
Recommended FeatsWeapon Focus (Kukri or other preferred weapon), Two-Weapon Fighting, Double Slice, Weapon Finesse, Armor Proficiency (Light Armor), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended Gearn/a
RemarksNot yet

Octavia

Octavia is a Rogue and a Wizard. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Not yet.

The half-elf can do many things well, but nothing perfect, unless we specialize her. However, you can experience some special moments with her

RaceHalf-Elf
AlignmentChaotic Good
ClassRogue, Wizard
LocationTechnic League Encampment
RomanceYes, men and women
Recommended WeaponShortbow
Recommended FeatsWeapon Focus (Shortbow), Armor Proficiency (Light Armor), Point-Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Spell Focus (Transmutation), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended Gearn/a
RemarksDuring the troll quest in the second act, give Octavia the wizard’s whip if you want to start something with her. She has naughty things in mind…

Regongar

Regongar, the Eldritch Scion. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

Not yet.

The bisexual half-orc (!) convinces with his blood magic, but is not necessarily the most pleasant person.

RaceHalf-Orc
AlignmentChaotic Evil
ClassEldritch Scion
LocationTechnic League Encampment
RomanceYes, men and women
Recommended Weaponn/a
Recommended FeatsSpell Focus (Universalist), Combat Casting, Armor Proficiency (Light Armor), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended Gearn/a
RemarksNot yet

Tristian

Kleriker Tristian. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

No instructions necessary so far (Act 3).

Tristian is the definition of good and he proves it with every single buff and healing.

RaceHuman
AlignmentNeutral Good
ClassEcclesitheurge
LocationTemple of the Elk
RomanceYes, women
Recommended WeaponRanged Weapon
Recommended FeatsCombat Casting, Extra Channel, Spell Focus (Evocation, Conjuration, Enchantment), Arcane Armor Training, Spell Penetration, Greater Spell Penetration, Weapon Focus (ranged weapon preferred), Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended GearHeadband of Inspired Wisdom, Wyvern Skin Cloak, Energy Source, Bracers of Armor, The Nymph’s Gift, Robe (f.e. Robe of Earth), Belt of Physical Form
RemarksTristian is a great healer, who can keep the whole group alive in intense battles. Don’t let him get into close combat and keep him at a medium distance from the front line so he doesn’t have to walk forever to heal.

Valerie

Valerie, the Fighter. © Owlcat Games

Quest Hints

In the fight against the Paladin of Shelyn, Fredero Sinnet, it’s not necessary to win. The fight is very hard, but the result is basically the same in victory (buff Valerie beforehand!) or defeat.

Beautiful and yet an unshakable rock in battle: we have to earn the trust of bitter Valerie first.

RaceHuman
AlignmentLawful Neutral
ClassTower Shield Specialist
LocationPrologue
RomanceYes, men
Recommended WeaponBastard Sword (f.e. Flaming Bastardsword), Tower Shield (f.e. Flameguard)
Pro Tip: Give Valerie a heavy shield until level five, as she will receive a -2 penalty on attack rolls until she gains the special ability “Tower Shield Expert”.
Recommended FeatsWeapon Focus and Greater Weapon Focus (Bastard Sword), Weapon Specialisation (Bastard Sword), Improved Critical (Bastard Sword), Armor Proficiency (Heavy Armor), Shield Focus, Greater Shield Focus, Shield Proficiency, Greater Shield Proficiency, Intimidating Prowess, Dodge, Blind Fight, Improved Initiative, Lightning Reflexes, Iron Will, Great Fortitude, Diehard
Recommended GearHelmet of battlefield Clarity, Cloak of Winter Veil, Ring of Protection, Amulet of Natural Armor, Full Plate, Belt of Physical Might
RemarksValerie’s the perfect tank. Make her open a fight by using “Charge” on the appropriate enemy to bind multiple enemies.

How can I create my own companions and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

  • You can buy individual companions from Anoriel Achtauge in Oleg’s Trading Post or later in the tavern located in the capital of the barony.

Anoriel Achtauge offers a service at Oleg’s Trading Post, or later at the tavern in the capital, that allows you to create individual companions. This can be especially helpful if you’re not completely satisfied with the eleven companions described above.

Creating a new companion allows you to build a perfect party member. However, this costs a lot of gold per companion (it scales with your level; at the beginning it is 2,000 gold, at level 10 already 50,000 gold). So, you should consider this very carefully. Another disadvantage of the retort heroes is that they come without a personality and don’t bring their own quest.

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Benjamin Danneberg

Benjamin Danneberg

Hat die komplette Baldur's Gate-Saga sieben Mal durchgespielt. Life is Strange-Fanboy, Factorio-Addict, Freizeit-Witcher, Star Citizen-Träumer. Will alles wissen, aber nicht alles essen. Bezieht Stellung gegen Extremismus.
Status: Released
Release: 25.09.2018
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