Coming Soon – An Arcanist Companion! Meet Azandar

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Azandar al-Cybiades is one of two new companions coming soon with ESO's newest chapter release, Necrom! He is an arcanist, the newest class!

Companion Guide

You can learn more about companions with the Companion Guide.  The common qualities of companions are detailed as well as each individual companion, and how to acquire them, can be found here.

Azandar’s Companion Perk

Azandar’s Inquisitiveness – When searching containers, bestows a chance to discover research portfolios.  Portfolios can contain crafting recipes, treasure maps, research notes, survey reports, and other documents of value.

Azandar al-Cybiades’s Companion Skills

Azandar is a Redguard with a arcanist-based skill set.  Here’s a brief look at his skills and passives.

Racial Passive Azandar al-Cybiade

ESO Companion Racial Passive Bastian Hallix Tough

Son of Kozanset

This passive increases his Max Health by a % and decreases ability cooldowns by a %.

Quill Knight

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Fatewoven Armor

Abor’s Augmented Ward

Companion draws on advanced research to gain a damage shield that absorbs damage for seconds. The first time they take direct damage after casting, the shield retaliates and deals Magic Damage to the attacker.

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Runic Jab

Scathing Rune

Companion uses a runic technique to taunt their enemy to attack them, applying Minor Maim to them for seconds, reducing their damage done by 5%. Used when the enemy is not already taunted.

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Rune of Eldritch Horror

Fear of the Unknown

Companion confronts an enemy with the unknowable truth of reality, applying Fear to them for 4 seconds.

Revitalizing Researcher

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Runemend

Triptych Physic

Companion launches a trio of restorative runes at themselves or an ally, healing for Health three times. Used when Companion or an ally is below 75% Health.

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Tidal Shield

Shields of Erudition

Companion manifests spinning discs of pure knowledge to surround themselves and up to 2 allies, granting a damage shield that absorbs damage for seconds.

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Arcanist Domain

Zone of Recuperation

Companion outlines a domain of eldritch power, healing them and their allies standing within for Health over seconds and granting Health, Magicka, and Stamina Recovery.

Scholar of Apocrypha

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Runeblades

The Triune Word

Companion crafts a trio of runes before launching them at an enemy, dealing Magic Damage three times.

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Abyssal Impact

Tendrils of the Colorless Sea

Companion infuses their arm with abyssal arcanum and thrusts forward, dealing Physical Damage to enemies and applying Minor Vulnerability to them for seconds, increasing the damage they take by 5%.

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Tome Bearer's Inspiration

Fate Omen’s Inspiration

Companion charges their weapons and their allies’ weapons with apocryphal energy for several seconds, applying Minor Berserk, increasing their damage done by 5%.

ESO In-Game Icon Ability Companion Arcanist Vigorous Temtacular Eruption

Vigorous Tentacular Eruption

Companion creates a gate to Apocrypha beneath an enemy. After seconds, a swarm of hideous tentacles burst through the gate, dealing Magic Damage to enemies within the gate, knocking them up in the air and stunning them for seconds. Enemies damaged by the tentacles receive Major Vulnerability for seconds, increasing their damage taken by 10%.

Building Rapport With Azander al-Cybiades

Favorable Rapport Actions

  • earn +500 by completing companion quest
  • earn +125 by doing the daily enchanting master writ
  • earn +10 by visiting Mundus stones
  • earn +5 or +10 by harvesting psijic portals
  • earn + by scrying an antiquity
  • earn +5 by finding a lead
  • earn +5 by finding a new lorebook
  • earn +5 by activating Ayleid wells
  • earn +1 by reading any book
  • earn +1 by killing mudcrabs, dreughs, chaurus, ogres, trolls, harpies, or nix-oxen
  • earn +1 by crafting tea

Unfavorable Rapport Actions

  • lose -10 by going to Artaeum or Eyevea
  • lose -1 by crafting coffee
  • lose -1 by harvesting mushrooms

How To Add Azandar al-Cybiades To Your Allies

To add Azandar al-Cybiades you must first complete the introductory quest.  Southeast of the Cipher’s Midden Wayshrine in Apocrypha marked on the image above, you’ll find encounter Azander and he asks for your assistance with the quest called The Fateweaver’s Key.

As with all companions, once you complete their introductory quest, he will join your list of allies.  

Please note that this same quest must be completed on all your characters in order to summon Azandar as a companion.  

Azandar Al-Cybiades’s Backstory

Azandar al-Cybiades has always known he was meant for greatness.  Every twist and turn on his path to arcanist power was done with clear eyes and a convivial attitude.  Call this companion to your side and undertake an eldritch adventure into the unknown!

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