Bastian Hallix Companion Guide

by Hack The Minotaur

Beginning with the Blackwood Chapter in 2021, The Elder Scrolls Online is introducing Companions to the game! Two Companions will be available to start: Mirri Elendis, a female Dark Elf and Bastian Hallix, a male Imperial.


Bastian Hallix Background Story

Bastian Hallix is a talented battlemage, handy with both staff and sword, and he is nothing if not determined. He is the sort who kicks down or blows up any obstacle you put in his path.

Bastian’s sire was Lord Martel Hallix of Daggerfall. Lord Hallix angered High King Emeric many years ago, and the house was stripped of its lands and titles. Bastian was fostered with the Silvelle family and grew up under their roof. He worked for the family as a roving troubleshooter, looking after their interests wherever they do business.

You will know Bastian when you see him. He is a fit, red-headed mage of thirty years or so, and he appears to exist in a constant state of annoyance. Don’t be misled by his hemming and hawing. He acts like he lacks confidence and fears confrontation, but it turns out he is more about actions than words.

Fortunately, he is also a trusting sort. Feed him a likely story, and you should be able to keep him out of your mud pit. For a time, anyway.

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How To Unlock Bastian In The ESO Blackwood Chapter

You can unlock Bastian by purchasing the Blackwood Chapter for ESO and then completing his Introduction Quest in the Blackwood zone. Bastian is initially found at the Southern edge of Blackwood at Deepscorn Hollow.


Bastian Hallix Rapport Ratings

Companions in The Elder Scrolls Online use a Rapport system which indicates how much a Companion likes or dislikes you. Be careful not to offend your Companion too much or they may no longer join you in your journeys! Increasing your Companion’s Rapport can also unlock more quests and dialog options with them.

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Actions that Increase Rapport With Bastian

  • (Achievement) Visiting Eyevea

  • (Achievement) Reading a book from a bookshelf

  • (Achievement) Mage Guild daily quest

  • Antiquity Scrying

  • Visiting Artaeum (cooldown time unknown)

  • Killing all bandits or cultists in random encounters

  • Looting treasure chests and boss chests (includes a cooldown)

Actions that Decrease Rapport With Bastian

  • Entering combat with a friendly NPC

  • Finishing combat or using the Blade of Woe on a friendly NPC

  • Looting the friendly NPC you just murdered

  • Stealing absolutely anything and Pickpocketing

  • Looting Thieves Troves


Bastian Hallix Companion Perks

Bastian Hallix has a special Companion Perk that you can unlock called Bastian’s Insight.


Potions looted from chests and monsters have a 30% chance to be improved by Bastian’s Insight.


Companion Gear and Equipment

Each Companion is a fully customizable combat NPC. This means that you can build your Companion into a specific Combat Role such as Tank, Healer, DPS or a hybrid. One of the main ways to customize your Companion is through Companion Gear.

Companions in ESO currently cannot use the same sets as Players. Instead, they have Companion Gear. Companion Gear is fairly basic, only offering static a static Armor Bonus for armor pieces or a static Damage Stat for Weapons. However, Companion gear also comes in 9 Unique Traits that further customize your Companion’s Combat Role.

The 9 Companion Gear Traits are:

Aggressive Increases Companion Damage Done per piece equipped.
Augmented Increases duration of all Companion Buffs and Debuffs per piece equipped.
Bolstered Reduces Companion Damage Taken per piece equipped.
Focused Increases Companion Critical Strike Rating per piece equipped.
Prolific Increases Companion Ultimate Generation per piece equipped.
Quickened Reduces Companion Ability Cooldowns per piece equipped.
Shattering Increases Companion Penetration per piece equipped.
Soothing Increases Companion Healing Done per piece equipped.
Vigorous Increases Companion Maximum Health per piece equipped.

Bastian Hallix Companion Skills

Bastian starts out with basic skills very similar to that of the Dragonknight Class in ESO. Bastian’s Companion Skills are found below. Click on a Skill Name for Full Details.

Ardent Warrior (Damage)

Fiery Flail
Shadow Slash
Bastian lashes an enemy with flame, dealing 8034 Flame Damage and setting them Off Balance for 7 seconds.
Scorching Strike
Scorching Strike
Bastian slashes an enemy with flame, dealing 8034 Flame Damage and an additional 12048 Flame Damage over 8 seconds.
Crag Smash
Shadow Slash
Bastian hurls a chunk of rock at an enemy, dealing 8034 Physical Damage.
ULT: Unleashed Rage
Shadow Slash
Bastian builds up rage, then unleashes it in a devastating explosion around them. The Explosion deals 12051 Flame Damage to enemies and stuns them for 4 seconds, while also releasing four lines of fire in a cross formation that deal an additional 3012 Flame Damage to any enemy hit.

Draconic Armor (Tank)

Blazing Grasp
Blazing Grasp
Bastian launches a fiery chain to grasp an pull an enemy to them. Used when the enemy can be moved and is further than 10 meters away.
Drake's Blood
Drake's Blood
Bastian draws on their draconic blood, healing for 25% of their Max Health and reducing their damage taken by 20% for 8 seconds. Used when Bastian is below 75% Health.
Crushing Claws
Crushing Claws
Bastian calls forth talons from the ground, dealing 4017 Flame Damage to enemies nearby and immobilizng them for 4 seconds.

Radiating Heart (Heal)

Bastian launches a searing fireball at themselves or an ally to cauterize their wounds, healing for 7800 Health.
Basalt Barrier
Basalt Barrier
Bastian calls the earth to their defense, granting a damage shield for them and their nearby allies that absorbs 3900 damage. While the shield holds, healing received is increased by 20%.
Searing Weapons
Searing Weapons
Bastian charges their weapons and their allies' weapons with volcanic power, increasing their damage done with Light and Heavy Attacks by 20% for 8 seconds.


Increases Max Health by 3% and Damage Done by 3%.

Weapon, Armor and Guild Skill Lines

Bastian Hallix can also use Companion Skills from the following Skill Lines:

  • Two Handed

  • One Hand And Shield

  • Dual Wield

  • Bow

  • Destruction Staff

  • Restoration Staff

  • Fighter’s Guild

  • Mage’s Guild

  • The Undaunted Guild

  • Light Armor

  • Medium Armor

  • Heavy Armor


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