Bastian Hallix, An ESO Companion, and How To Get Him

ESO Companion Bastian Hallix
Bastian Hallix is an Imperial with dragonknight skills that you can add as an ally. Learn how to get him, his skills, and the help he offers.

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

ESO Companion Racial Passive Bastian Hallix Tough


This passive increases his Max Health by 3% and his damage done by 3%.

Ardent Warrior

ESO Companion Skill Ardent Warrior Fiery Flail

Fiery Flail

The companion lashes an enemy with flame dealing 5445 Flame Damage and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds.

ESO Companion Skill Ardent Warrior Scorching Strike

Scorching Strike

The companion slashes an enemy with flame dealing 5445 Flame Damage and an additional 8164 Flame Damage over 8 seconds.

ESO Companion Skill Ardent Warrior Crag Smash

Crag Smash

The companion hurls a chunk of rock at an enemy dealing 5445 Physical Damage.

ESO Companion Skill Arden Warrior Unleashed Rage

Unleashed Rage

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.

Draconic Armor

ESO Companion Skill Draconic Armor Crushing Claws

Crushing Claws

The companion calls forth talons from the ground dealing 2722 Flame Damage to enemies nearby and immobilizing them for 4 seconds.

ESO Companion Skill Draconic Armor Blazing Grasp

Blazing Grasp

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.

ESO Companion Skill Draconic Armor Drake's Blood

Drake’s Blood

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.

Radiating Heart

ESO Companion Skill Radiating Heart Basalt Barrier

Basalt Barrier

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%.

ESO Companion Skill Ardent Warrior Unleashed Rage


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.

ESO Companion Skill Radiating Heart Searing Weapons

Searing Weapons

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.

Leveling Companions

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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