As you make a name for yourself across Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord's Calradia, you'll grow to realize that having the best companions can bolster your army with a few very useful and sturdy members upon which you can rely.
But how can you find the best companions in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord? We've got answers.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord Best Companions
Keeping track on all the companions in your campaign can easily be done using Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord's encyclopedia. Press N, click on Heroes, then scroll down and select the filter for Wanderer under Occupation. This should result in only companions being listed.
Clicking on each of their entries gives you valuable information about them, including stats and where they were last seen, making it possible for you to track them down and potentially recruit them into your army. But how can you tell which of them are the best companions?
The trick to uncovering Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord's best companions is knowing that their surnames dictate their skill archetypes. This means that while two different Anaheids might have different skills, two different Willowbarks or the Luckys will always have the same set of skills.
Here are the best Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord companions that we've found thus far alongside the skills that make them stand out:
- the Healer - 80 Medicine
- the She-Wolf/Coalbiter/Bloodaxe - 200 Two Handed Weapons
- the Prince - 140 Roguery
- of the Wastes - 140 Scouting/185 Bow
- the Falcon/the Golden - 100 Tactics
- Ironbelly - 130 Athletics
- the Huntress/the Grizzled/the Spicevendor - 140 Crossbow
- the Golden - 170 Riding/180 One handed/150 Throwing/190 Polearm
- the Spicevendor - 100 Trade/100 Steward
- the Engineer/the Knowing/the Wainwright - 80 Engineering
- Bitterdarught - 80 Charm
- the Smith - 60 Smithing
There's a chance that new companions can be unlocked during the later stages of the campaign or will be added to Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord further down the line. If you think you've bumped into other valuable ones, let us know in the comments.