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Arcade Gannon. He does alot of damage with the Plasma defender. I reccomend outfitting him with some heavy metal armor, this makes him a TANK, and he deals so much damage while simultaneously being protected. My current playthough has a low med skill so his companion perk helps out alot. Birchman34 17:06, March 23, 2011 (UTC)
Rose of Sharon Cassidy. Long ago I traveled out West with her father and a tribal named Sulik. Sulik went postal on us when we raised a little he11 in his home town so it was down to me and the old man after that. We came upon a raider camp one night and after scouting the place, found they had a weapon. A pretty good weapon that would help me in the future but there was no chance to steal it. I needed to wipe them out to get it and while Cassidy was a good shot, he wasn't a fast shot like me and I needed him at his best. I talked him into taking a chem I got from a young punk outside of New Reno. A chem called JET. He told me before about his bad heart but all I could think about was looting that camp and getting that gun. Just before the fight was to start, he took the JET..... and dropped dead. Heart attack. When I met Cass, a part of me wanted to 'fess up, clear my conscience about her dad but the right words were not in me. I was determined I would help her get justice on the people that ruined her and promised myself I would not let her get killed. Squalor 20:03, March 23, 2011 (UTC)
Boone equipped with an Anti-Material Rifle is by far the most deadly companion in the game. Problem is, unless your gonna kill legion troops on sight, you can't get anywhere near a legion town. Once I play it, and side with the legion, i'll figure out who is best for that side of the story.
Craig Boone. His backstory is genuinely compelling and his tough, professional behavior is endearing and works well for his character. He's also great to have for combat purposes though I prefer playing alone. Second place would be Arcade Gannon, who is also very well-characterized and makes the Enclave much more sympathetic (instead of the fourth reich). I liked all the companions really, except Veronica who I found annoying (her writer was trying a bit too hard to be witty and humorous and forgot realistic and believable are more important) and ED-E because of the music it plays when eradicating enemies every single time. Cannibalbrane 06:45, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
Veronica. Cause she`s so badass when she punches everything before i even get my gun out.
Verinica, definantly. She has a plasma caster with max charge ammo, like to see anything take 3 blasts from that baby and still be able to walk. And ED-E untill he glitched all up on me, my poor poor ED-E. Zion115 22:46, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
Cass, just for the Whiskey Rose perk. Plus I like having her around. +1 STR and +1 CHR as well as an increase in DT when you drink alcohol, so I stock up on whiskey and make it a hot key. It's Vegas, you should be drunk all the time. I love wandering the wasteland getting wasted with her. And I still refuse to finish Birds of a Feather. --hippiehop 04:25, April 26, 2011 (UTC)
I always have ED-E in my party. Never had a playthrough without him. He doesn't do a lot of damage initially but after you upgrade him, he can hold his own against most enemies. Even saw him take down a few Deathclaws on his own once. Boone is usually the companion I stick with, his prowess with a rifle is unmatched and his Spotter perk really helps me pick off all the Legion soldiers at Cottonwood Cove from the Sniper's Nest and the Deathclaws down at Quarry Junction. If I decide to side with Legion or anyone else, Veronica is my girl. Love her attitude and she just destroys things when you slide a Ballistics Fist on her hand. I also occasionally use Raul. He can gun down more Veteran Rangers with a Sequoia in his hand than I can with my Anti-Material Rifle. Thedarkscythe 07:27, April 26, 2011 (UTC)
Raul. I love how he calls me boss and he has a sense of humor. He usually kills things before I can even get to them. I also have ED-E on the side letting me know when a enemy is near by playing music. Astonied 15:15, April 26, 2011 (UTC)
ED-E for a variety of reasons. One, eyebots in general look awesome, and ED-E looks even cooler with the armor upgrade. Two, he can't be poisoned, and is soooo useful when fighting cazadors. Three, he is very good at climbing compared to other companions, and finally since he is so small its like your getting all the benefits of a companion in one small package! Nivlac96 04:02, April 27, 2011 (UTC)
Cass love her character, plus give her a good shotgun and it's all over - Rattigan 01:58 EST May 8th
Rex he is my only teammate--Terminator512 23:19, May 12, 2011 (UTC)
Veronicas sacrasm FTW Donovans Wrench 04:28, May 14, 2011 (UTC) 04:27, May 14, 2011 (UTC)
Veronica and ED-E. Veronica always has an amusing little quip, and ED-E can carry faction armor the others can not. Also, ED-E can carry explosives, as he won't equip them and blow your arse off. I'm the best at space!
I can't get ED-E to carry faction armor. How can yours? Zac hemker 19:12, June 2, 2011 (UTC)
- Veronica is my personal favorite. She's always saying something funny, similar to Rose, but Veronica is sexier. Veronica is also the best offensive character, and if one plays defense behind her, she is unstoppable with her use of range and close range weapons. Rose and Ed-E are my 2nd and 3rd best choices.
ED-E is my favorite companion. He's more a tool, like a floating spy satellite with equipment storage than an actual 'companion'. I always think of him as a UAV. His long range scanner is invaluable. I really notice when he's not around, sniff... Zac hemker 19:09, June 2, 2011 (UTC)
- See im the exact opposite, I absolutely HATE ED-E’s advanced sensors. I don’t want to know about an enemy a mile away, that’s so annoying to have those red marks show up on my compass and come to find out they’re so far away they were no threat whatsoever. I only want to know about enemy that are close enough that I need to do something about them. The rest I ignore. ReapTheChaos 11:51, June 3, 2011 (UTC)
See it's part of my play style, though. I like to sneak up from a long ways off and observe my enemies through my sniper scope before I put the hurt on them. Plus it's just cool as hell to have my own pet sputnik. Zac hemker 16:58, June 6, 2011 (UTC)
Honestly I only use companions for pack mules. If I’m going to a vault, or somewhere where I know there’s gunna be 1000lbs worth of loot ill take two along to carry shit, other than that I prefer being the lone gunman. The part about companions I hate most is how you don’t get credit for their kills. Yes you get XP, but for the challenge perks like lord death etc. they don’t count. It takes long enough to get kills to get all three levels of those perks as it is, I don’t need them stealing my kills from me. However if I had to choose, I’d pick Cass. Give her a fully modded hunting shotgun and shes hell on wheels. Also her random comments she makes as you travel around seem a lot more vast than the others. ReapTheChaos 11:51, June 3, 2011 (UTC)
(Veronica) Have to agree with you there. But i also use them for fighting people as well i really wouldnt call them companions except for the fact that they have a sense of humor and keep the wasteland from being a dreary place i would call them more like my minions or sidekicks. But it doesnt sound to great so i prefer companions but veronica OWNS she has expertise in a lot of skills and i like the scribe assistant perk she gives you.T-Wr3ck
Joshua gramham, although he only follow me for a short time, he is extremely cool. with fucking high dt, and i was amazed by the story of the burned man
Raul, hands down. He is good with guns of all kinds and uses a freaking .44 magnum right off the bat. He also calls me boss, so that's a plus. He has a great personality and a cool backstory. He's also probably the funniest character in the game. Boone is a close second, he's a badass sniper who doesn't give a flying fuck.
For my sniper character : Boone with the 1st Recon Assault Armor and the All American (spotter equipement : fast shots). For my balanced character : Boone with the 1st Recon Survival Armor and the Gobi campaign scout rifle (sniper equipement : deadly headshots) OR Cass with Desert Ranger armor and Dinner Bell + Bowie knife (close support) For my Energy Weapon specialized character : Veronica with a T45D power armor and Elijah's LAER + Greased Lightning. For ALL my characters : ED-E with 'ED-E my love' completed and all 5 levels of Camarader-E (=most useful companion, especially for energy weapons users) --- GEMINI57