ESO Blackwood - Companions Locations and Recruiting

Team up with your companion and start a new adventure in Blackwood.

ESO Blackwood companions will help you out with quests, missions, and explorations, but how you can recruit them and upgrade their skills. Let’s find out.

A week after launching on PC, The Elder Scrolls Online Blackwood expansion is now available across all platforms.

  • GUIDE: The ESO Blackwood Treasure Maps Locations

Adding a brand new zone to the map, Blackwood brings in a swampy and dangerous environment with nine new treasure maps and many other gameplay features.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood – Official Launch Gameplay Trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood – Official Launch Gameplay Trailer

How to Recruit Companions

The ESO Blackwood Companions are AI-controlled allies that will help you out in your adventure, especially in combats. Currently, there are two companions available in the Blackwood zone in The Elder Scrolls Online that you can recruit.

Bastian Hallix:

  • Location: South of Deepscorn Hollow on the southwest coast of the Blackwood zone.

Mirri Elendis:

  • Location: North of Doomvault Vulpinaz on north of the Blackwood zone.
The red circles show the locations of companions

After completing the required quest of each companion, you will be able to recruit it through the Allies tab in the Collectibles category of the Collections menu.

You can summon your companions almost anywhere in Tamriel, but there are some exceptions for this. The companions cannot follow you into PvP or Solo areas. Also, you cannot summon them in population-limited instances such as dungeons.

How to Upgrade Companions

Talking to companions using the dialogue system will open up a bunch of opportunities to get to know more about his/her backstory. It also brings up the combat and customization options of the companion.

There is a fellowship meter between you and your companion. Talking to the companion, taking him/her to adventures, and customizing him/her will increase the fellowship between you and your friend.

The high rate of companion fellowship will increase your AI friend’s effectiveness and unlock some personal quests.

The Elder Scrolls Online is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. The Xbox Game Pass subscribers have free access to the game, including all expansions until the Morrowind DLC, which means the Blackwood content is not available for free.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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