One of the unique things about Star Wars The Old Republic is the Companion system. Everyone regardless of the type of content they prefer has Companions they love and Companions they love to hate. So I decided to have a bit of fun and discuss who my favourite and least favourite companions are in SWTOR.
In this post, I’ll be focusing on Imperial Companions and divide my discussions according to Class with a ranking of each Class’s Companions.
Note: I have only played female characters so I will be talking about the Companions from that perspective.
- Torian Cadera
- Gault Rennow
(Honestly, my top 4 are practically tied and then Skadge is just way off the spectrum).
Torian is definitely my favourite Bounty Hunter Companion. His romance is so sweet and he’s a Mandalorian! What’s not to like? I’m a big Mandalorian fan so naturally, I was excited to have him as a companion. Then I discovered his sweet side and was all over him.
The other companions Blizz, Gault and Mako are also great Companions in their own ways. Blizz is just so sweet, adorable and a lot of fun to have around. Gault is also a lot of fun and I love his personality, he’s a great Companion for a Bounty Hunter. Mako is super sweet, loyal and her backstory is very interesting. Skadge is the only Bounty Hunter Companion I really dislike. He really doesn’t suit my Bounty Hunters crew at all.
- Doctor Eckard Lokin
- Kaliyo Djannis
- Ensign Raina Temple
- Vector Hyllus
The Imperial Agent doesn’t really have any standout companions (compared to the other Classes) that I really like but some of them intrigue me. Dr Lokin tops the list because I do find him somewhat interesting and he always has great advice to offer. I’ve also always liked SCORPIO (even though I’ve naturally never trusted her). I find her really fascinating and unique compared to other droids in the Star Wars universe.
Kaliyo is quite a lot of fun too. I find her anarchist, not giving a damn about anything or anyone attitude to be quite appealing. She reminds me of someone I knew in high school. Ensign Temple and Vector I don’t like as much. Quite honestly, I found Temple to be quite boring. I used to like Vector and I thought his romance was kind of sweet but the whole bug thing just gets in the way. Everyone who is part of the hive being able to see and experience everything he does is quite creepy and unsettling.
- Andronikous Revel
- Talos Drellik
- Khem Val
- Ashara Zavros
The Sith Inquisitor has a nice selection of Companions. Andronikous is my favourite not just because of his great romance arc but also because he is also quite an interesting Companion for a Sith to have being a pirate and all. I also quite like Talos. I’m drawn to scholarly types and archaeology is such a fascinating field. Khem Val can be quite humorous at times but otherwise, I don’t particularly like him or hate him.
Ashara is okay I guess. I’ve always been annoyed that I could never fully turn her to the dark side. She’s half apprentice, half slave more or less. While she may be a good match for light side Inquisitors, she doesn’t work so well for dark side ones. If we’d been able to turn her like we could Jaesa then she would probably have been a much better Companion. Xalek I’ve never really liked and only really used him to get achievements.
- Major Pierce
- Malavai Quinn
- Jaesa Willsaam
Vette is easily my favourite companion. While things didn’t start out well between her and my Sith Warrior (you know the whole slave thing) over time, they became best friends. She’s certainly a lot of fun and a great antidote to my Sith’s serious side. She is easily my Sith Warriors most trusted companion. Pierce is pretty amazing too. He’s story is basically the closest we’ll ever get to seeing an Imperial Trooper story. I particularly love his attitude and his dislike for bureaucracy. He just wants to get in there and get the job done which is perfect for my Sith.
Quinn. Oh, my. I’ve always felt incredibly conflicted about him. There’s a part of me that hates him for being stupid enough to betray me despite apparently loving me. Then there’s the other part of me that likes him because of his sexy accent and how much fun I had making him squirm when I flirted with him. So I really have no idea what I’m going to do when I’m reunited with him on Iokath.
Jaesa I don’t like that much. I liked that we could turn her to the dark side but once you do, she takes the whole psychopathic Sith thing too far. I found her fairly boring when you leave her light side. I guess she’s just not my type. Broonmark I have no idea why he’s a part of my crew. He’s the kind of trophy you’d lock up somewhere and use occasionally to inflict pain on someone when you’re really bored and don’t feel like doing yourself (which is never). So I was very relieved to be able to get rid of him (kill him) during that KOTFE companion recruitment mission.
Who are your favourite Imperial Companions? How would you rank each Imperial Class’s Companions?