Companion is a hired-helper system available for all characters. At rank 16, the quest “A Companion” becomes available from Sergeant Knox in Protector’s Enclave. You can hire a number of companions that initially take the form of an item in your inventory. Double clicking the companion item will activate it. Companions can range from simple mercenary humanoids to pet-like creatures and even glowing stones that circle the head. A single companion can be summoned at any time outside of combat to help you in combat.
These companions will join you in your journey in the world of Neverwinter to earn Neverwinter Astral Diamonds.
Defender Companion for Neverwinter Astral Diamonds
Defender Companions are equipped to protect you in battle, using various taunt/damage methods causing your target to focus on them instead of you. They usually get the monster’s aggro and receive all the damage for you or for your team. These companions are often referred to as Tank Companions and are ideal for classes that are not designed to take heavy loads of damage. Defender Companions come ready with Equipment slots and Runestone slots to allow customization of the companion into the player’s perfect Tank.
- Common type of defender companion – two attacks that both generate additional threat; (1) Lunging Strike – Charges at foe, dealing damage and generating extra threat. (2) Crushing Strike – striking the target, dealing damage and generating extra threat.
Equipped with one (1) offense runestone and (2) defense Runestones,
Getting your Companion
Companions can be purchased for Neverwinter Astral Diamonds, gold, Zen, Seals, Ardent Coins, Trade Bars and Glory or found as rare drops. Most companions can be acquired from the Grand Emporium in Protectors Enclave, or from the Zen market. A unique companion is also included in several of the games purchasable Packs.