In Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, there are seven companions you can recruit for your party. Three of them return from the previous game - if you got them killed, they won't be available for hire. Some companions can be romanced by Watchers (regardless of gender).
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Companion relations[edit | edit source]
Each of the companions will establish relationships with you and other companions in the course of the game's events and conversations. What each companion likes and dislikes is determined by his character traits (helpfully displayed on the reputation pages) and eventually builds up to either like or dislike. Notably, friction between different companions can get to the point where they will issue an ultimatum and demand that you choose one of them and leave. This is particularly common with characters that have opposing traits:
- Aloth dislikes the pride that both Serafen and Tekēhu demonstrate. Even Xoti can get on his nerves, though this is offset by her dutiful responses.
- Xoti and Pallegina won't get along due to their opposing views on religion.
A way to minimize exposure is to ensure that you don't mix characters of opposing traits too much - and put those with common traits together.
Sidekicks[edit | edit source]
There are also five sidekicks that can join your party. Sidekicks are a new character type that sits somewhere between a companion and a hired-adventurer in terms of depth of detail. Sidekicks give you more options as to who can join your party - though they don't expand the current party cap of five. 
|Name||Option 1||Option 2||Option 3||Race||Background||Found at||Available|
|Fassina||Wizard||Loremaster (Wizard + Chanter)||Sorcerer (Wizard + Druid)||Human Ocean folk||Vailian Republics Arcane Apprentice||The Dark Cupboard at Periki's Overlook, Nekateka||Via dialogue without additional checks after completing the quest "The Archmage's Vault"|
|Konstanten||Chanter||Barbarian||Howler (Chanter + Barbarian)||Mountain dwarf||Dyrwood||The Wild Mare (Second floor)|
|Mirke||Monk||Brawler (Monk + Fighter)||Shadowdancer (Monk + Rogue)||Hearth orlan||Príncipi sen Patrena||Deadlight Court at Fort Deadlight|
|Rekke||Fighter||Brawler (Fighter + Monk)||Brute (Fighter + Barbarian)||Storm human||Yezuha Missionary||Flotsam event, eastern edge of the world map at 15° 9' S, 69° 7' E.|
|Ydwin||Mindstalker (Cipher + Rogue)||Cipher||Rogue||Pale elf||The White that Wends||Spire of the Soul Seers at The Sacred Stair, Neketaka|