Bastian Hallix, An ESO Companion, and How To Get Him
Blackwood Brings New Traveling Companions
The Blackwood chapter of ESO released in June 2021 brought a new companion system. Companions are allies that can join you in most of your PVE (player vs environment activities) once you complete their introductory quest.
How To Add Bastian Hallix To Your Allies
To add Bastian Hallix you must first complete the introductory quest. South of the Blueblood Wayshrine marked on the image above, you’ll find encounter Bastian a little ‘tied up’ and he asks for your assistance with the quest called Competition and Contracts.
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 Bastian as a companion.
Bastian Hallix’s Backstory
Bastian is a fit, red-headed mage in his early thirties who seems to be in a constant state of annoyance, says Pungent Adder in a letter to Larz-Tul. Although he is prone to hemming and hawing, he acts like he lacks confidence and fears confrontation but in actuality, he is a man of action.
Bastian personifies the best traits of High Rock nobility being stalwart and true. He is a virtuous guardian.
Bastian Hallix’s Companion Skills
Bastian is an Imperial with a dragonknight-based skill set. Here’s a brief look at his skills and passives.
Racial Passive Bastian Hallix
This passive increases his Max Health by 3% and his damage done by 3%.
The companion lashes an enemy with flame dealing 5445 Flame Damage and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds.
The companion slashes an enemy with flame dealing 5445 Flame Damage and an additional 8164 Flame Damage over 8 seconds.
The companion hurls a chunk of rock at an enemy dealing 5445 Physical Damage.
The companion builds up rage and then unleashes it in a devastating explosion around them. The explosion deals 8167 Flame Damage to enemies and stuns them for 4 seconds while also releasing four lines in a cross formation that deal an additional 2041 Flame Damage to any enemy they hit.
The companion calls forth talons from the ground dealing 2722 Flame Damage to enemies nearby and immobilizing them for 4 seconds.
The companion launches a fiery chain to grasp and pull an enemy to them. This is used when the enemy can be moved and is further than 10 meters away.
The companion draws on their draconic blood healing for 25% of the Max Health and reducing their damage taken by 20% for 8 seconds. This is used when the companion is below 75% Health.
The companion calls the earth to their defense granting a damage shield for them and their nearby allies that absorbs 2475 damage for 6 seconds. While the damage shield holds, the healing received is increased by 15%.
The companion launches a searing fireball at themselves or an ally to cauterize their wounds healing for 4950 Health. This is used when the companion or an ally is below 75% Health.
The companion charges their weapons and their allies’ weapons with volcanic power increasing their damage done with Light and Heavy Attacks by 15% for 8 seconds.
All companions have the abilities and skill lines that can be leveled. A more detailed companion guide is in progress and in the meantime, you can level your companion by using them! Bastian, or any other companion, has to be active in combat to increase their levels. Quest and building rapport are the only exceptions. Companions level at the rate of 15% of the experience players gain from combat only. Companions level to the max of 20.
Companions can be used as an extra member of your group or questing party but cannot be summoned nor used in PVP areas. You cannot be in combat to summon a companion.
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