Wasteland 2 Companions Guide – Locations, Tips, How to Recruit

By   /   Sep 24, 2014

The Wastelands can be a lonely place to explore, so you’ll need all the company you can get.

You’ll have party members with you to explore the rather unfortunate lands, but most of the times it’s not enough, and you’ll have to seek other characters in the world to help you venture forth in your journey.

For more help on Wasteland 2, read our Combat Tips, Character Stats, Weapons and Armor Guide.

Wasteland 2 Companions

There are plenty of NPC Companions that you can take along with you, but not all of them are optimal options.

Choosing which one to have by your side is as essential as choosing which weapon you will carry with you. Be wise with your choice, as you explore the many companions!

Angela Deth

Attributes

  • Coordination 8
  • Luck 1
  • Awareness 6
  • Strength 4
  • Speed 6
  • Intelligence 4
  • Charisma 2

Level

  • Level 14, AP 10, Initiative 14, Weight 93, MAXCON 91

Key Skills

  • Assault Rifles 6
  • Blunt Weapons 4
  • Brute Force 5
  • Kiss Ass 3
  • Outdoorsman 2
  • Weaponsmithing 2

Equipment

  • Ace’s Wrench
  • Faded Letters
  • M1 Assault Rifle
  • Pain Relievers

Location

  • Ranger Citadel

Angela Deth is a ranged party member with speed and agility through her Initiative and good AP. She’s helpful all along and has a good role to play in the plot. She has 2 extra attribute points and 5 extra skill points, and can be easily recruited (just by talking to her).

However, Angel is a temporary recruit and stays with you for the first third of the game. She also seems to have a strict moral code, and will react negatively to any kind of act morally questionable act, such as murder.

Ashley Brygo

Attributes

  • Coordination 6
  • Luck 2
  • Awareness 6
  • Strength 2
  • Speed 6
  • Intelligence 4
  • Charisma 2

Level

  • Level 1, AP 9, Initiative 14, Weight 69, MAXCON 20

Key Skills

  • Heavy Weapons 2
  • Sniper Rifles 2
  • Submachine Guns 2

Equipment

  • Greaser with .38 Caliber Rounds (30)
  • Hunting Rifle with .30-06 Rounds (20)

Location

  • Ranger Citadel

Ashley is one of the three special recruits that can be found outside the Ranger Citadel.

Her stats are balanced to encourage a ranger styled play, and though she’s level 1 and (thus) useless to most experienced players, those who somehow manage to lose a party member or wish to go with a singleton will want to use Ashley’s decent set of sniping skills.

She is decently fast and has appreciable enough attributes to become a substitute for any missing party member. She’s a bit tricky to recruit though, and generally is very fragile, forcing you to keep her out of reach from most foes.

Chisel

Attributes

  • Coordination 6
  • Luck 3
  • Awareness 5
  • Strength 4
  • Speed 4
  • Intelligence 4
  • Charisma 2

Level

  • Level 7, AP 9, Initiative 12, Weight 93, MAXCON 56

Key Skills

  • Blunt Weapons 2
  • Brute Force 2
  • Hard Ass 2

Equipment

  • Crowbar
  • Extra Strength Pain Relievers

Location

  • Rail Nomad Camp

Chisel has become a terrible companion ever since his update, and has abysmal ratings. He’s very low level, and what makes him even less appealing is the difficulty with which one can acquire him.

There is every reason to skip him and opt for some of the better ones later on.

Corran Cain

Attributes

  • Coordination 5
  • Luck 2
  • Awareness 5
  • Strength 7
  • Speed 4
  • Intelligence 3
  • Charisma 2

Level

  • Level 6, AP 8, Initiative 12, Weight 129, MAXCON 65

Key Skills

  • Bladed Weapons 3
  • Demolitions 3
  • Kiss Ass 1

Equipment

  • Hatchet

Location

  • Titan Temple (Chaos Ending)

Another poor companion that offers absolutely nothing. You’ll find him after completing nearly half of the game, and will be way ahead of his level by then.

There are other companions in the game you’ll find earlier who can do everything Corran can, except they do it simply better.

The only half-decent thing going on for Corran is his weight and strength, but apart from that, there is little that would impress you or anyone, especially considering the difficulty of the process of acquiring his services.

Dan Q

Attributes

  • Coordination 2
  • Luck 3
  • Awareness 4
  • Strength 2
  • Speed 3
  • Intelligence 7
  • Charisma 7

Level
Level 6, AP 7, Initiative 10, Weight 69, MAXCON 40

Key Skills

  • Barter 1
  • Handguns 1
  • Perception 1
  • Smart Ass 1

Equipment

  • .38 Revolver with 24 rounds

Location

  • Titan Temple (Monk Ending)

The idea was to create a recruitable NPC that was based around Charisma and Intelligence, but it seems that’s all you’ll need him for. Utterly useless, Dan Q has awful stats that reflect his wannabe personality and suit up.

Yes, he wears 3D glasses, but other than that there is absolutely no reason to even consider him as a part of your team. He is slow, weak, and except for being smart with words he has nothing good to offer.

Gary “NaCl” Wolfe

Attributes

  • Coordination 8
  • Luck 3
  • Awareness 4
  • Strength 2
  • Speed 3
  • Intelligence 7
  • Charisma 1

Level

  • Level 6, AP 10, Initiative 10, Weight 69, MAXCON 40

Key Skills

  • Computer Science 1
  • Perception 1
  • Safecracking 2
  • Sniper Rifles 2

Equipment

  • Bullpup Sniper Rifle

Location

  • Titan Temple (DBM Ending)

You could call Gary average at best, because he’s still pretty weak in everything when you find him. He’s slow and fragile, has a decent Sniper build, but lacks anything impressive.

Like Dan Q and Corran Cain, he’s a level 6 character you’ll find when you yourself are around level 15, so having him around is just an extra person enemies can attack.

La Loca

Attributes

  • Coordination 6
  • Luck 2
  • Awareness 6
  • Strength 5
  • Speed
  • Intelligence 2
  • Charisma 2

Level

  • Level 1, AP 9, Initiative 13, Weight 105, MAXCON 29

Key Skills

  • Brute Force 2
  • Outdoorsman 2
  • Shotguns 2

Equipment

  • Pump Shotgun

Location

  • Ranger Citadel

La Loca is the second of the three special recruitable companions outside the Ranger Citadel. Much like Ashley, she is only really useful if you plan on a singleton playthrough or somehow lost your party member.

La Loca is a shotgun-wielding companion, but a lot of her skills are adjusted to actually give encouragement to melee. This makes her rather unbalanced at the start, but if you’re picking her up early in the game (which you should be, as she’s just level 1) then you could probably even out her build.

Her biggest drawback is the poor Intelligence, which can lead to some trouble at the start.

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