All Starfield companions and their abilities

All Starfield companions and their abilities
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Curious about Starfield companions? Like all of Bethesda’s previous RPGs, Starfield features a gaggle of different NPC characters who will follow the player on request, helping out in combat, exploration, and, of course, getting stuck in doorways.

Here’s a breakdown of all the Starfield companions and their unique traits and abilities. Just like previous Bethesda games, with one of these allies at your side, you’ll be far better equipped to explore Starfield planets and star systems across the galaxy, from the prosperous New Atlantis City on Jemison to the wild safari of Gagarin.

If you need a hand starting your cosmic journey, read our Starfield tips and tricks beginner’s guide packed full of advice acquired from our dozens of hours with the game for our Starfield review. And to get ready to take on the dangers of the Settled Systems, check out the Starfield best weapons and Starfield best armor.

There are five main companions you’ll be able to recruit in Starfield:

  • Andreja
  • Barrett
  • Sam Coe
  • Sarah Morgan
  • Vasco

Each of these companions have different skills too, which will make them better suited to different roles. Some also possess unique abilities. Let’s go over each of them one-by-one.

Starfield companions: Andreja with a gun at night.


As muted as she is mysterious, Andreja is a battle-hardened former devote of the Great Serpent. She’s the newest member of Constellation and one usually summoned for the most daring missions the group takes on.

Andreja skills

These are Andreja’s skills:

  • Stealth – Rank 4
  • Particle Beams – Rank 3
  • Energy Weapon Systems – Rank 2
  • Theft – Rank 2

Andreja location

You’ll meet Andreja for the first time as part of the Into the Unknown main story quest.

Starfield companions: Barrett in The Lodge on New Atlantis.


Barrett is one of the first people you’ll meet in Starfield, coming to find out on Vectera during the tutorial section. He’s an adventurer and scientist, and a well rounded companion. He’s also a member of Constellation, with a mind for engineering and mechanics.

Barrett skills

These are the skills Barrett has:

  • Gastronomy – Rank 1
  • Robotics – Rank 2
  • Particle Beam Weapon Systems – Rank 3
  • Starship Engineering – Rank 4

These skills mean that Barrett has the ability to craft high-quality meals which will provide greater benefits when consumed. He also boosts your damage against robots, and improves your ship’s weapons and designs. With this versatility, Barrett is a reliable follower to have close at hand if you like to dive head-first into situations when you’re out exploring the galaxy.

Barrettt location

Barrett is probably the easiest companion to find, as you’ll meet him during Starfield’s opening mission.

Sam Coe

An ex-space cowboy, Sam Coe heralds from the territory of the Starfield Freestar Collective faction, though now works with Constellation. He’s a measured and stoic individual, but is one of the Starfield romance options, should you want to explore that path. He’s accompanied by his daughter Cora, who’ll follow you around as well if you choose Sam as a companion.

Sam Coe skills

These are the Skills Sam Coe is working with:

  • Geology – Rank 1
  • Payloads – Rank 2
  • Rifle Certification – Rank 3
  • Piloting – Rank 4

With these skills, Sam has spectacular ability as a pilot, making him a great addition to your Starfield crew. He’s also well-suited for long-range combat. If taking a measured approach to your combat and exploration is more your style, the ex-space cowboy might be the pick for you.

Sam Coe location

You’ll meet Sam Coe when you visit The Lodge in New Atlantis for the first time during The Empty Nest.

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan is the leader of the Starfield Constellation faction, a group of intrepid space explorers who are key to Starfield’s main campaign. She’s confident and headstrong, guided by a desire for answers and a hunger for discovering the universes mysteries.

Starfield companions: Sarah Morgan inside a ship.

Sarah Morgan skills

Here are the skills that make Sarah Morgan stand out:

  • Botany – Rank 1
  • Leadership – Rank 2
  • Lasers – Rank 3
  • Astrodynamics – Rank 4

Being an ex-soldier and current leader of a faction, it’s little surprise that Sarah is good with laser weapons, and competent with leadership. Her scientific acumen also make her abilities well suited to deep scientific research, and she’ll be a good choice of companion for anyone who likes to be meticulous with their exploration and scientific discovery.

Sarah Morgan location

You’ll find Sarah at the Constellation headquarters in New Atlantis, a capital city they share with the Starfield United Colonies faction.

Starfield companions: Vasco in The Lodge in New Atlantis.


Vasco is a bipedal robot owned by Constellation, initially loyal to Barrett, but soon becomes loyal to the player at the start of the game.

Vasco skills

  • Aneutronic Fusion – Rank 1
  • Shield Systems – Rank 2
  • EM Weapon Systems – Rank 1

Vasco location

You’ll meet Vasco at the very start of the game during the One Small Step main story quest.

Non-main story, optional Starfield companions

Aside from the five main Starfield companions, there’s a long list of optional companions. These characters can be recruited throughout the Settled Systems but don’t play a major role in the game’s main story. They’ll still accompany you as you explore and fight if asked.

  • Heller
  • Lin
  • Adoring Fan
  • Mathis Castillo
  • Rafael Aguerro
  • Moara Otero
  • Ezekiel
  • Rosie Tannehill
  • Omari Hassan
  • Simeon Bankowski
  • Dani Garcia
  • Marika Boros
  • Gideon Aker
  • Mickey Caviar
  • Andromeda Kepler
  • Lyle Brewer
  • Jessamine Griffin
  • Sophia Grace
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Hadrian Sanon
  • Autumn Macmillan
  • Erick von Price
  • Betty Howser

Are companions and crew members different?

Companions are your go-to adventure buddies, but they’re not the only NPCs you’ll be able to bring along for the ride. While you can only have a single companion with you at a time, you can hire NPCs as crew members to help you out. They can be assigned to your ship or work in your outposts to help mine resource and manufacturer goods for sale.

All the companions can be hired as crew members. It’s important to note though that not all crew members can be companions. Miner Heller is one example. If you want a full breakdown of how crew members differ and where to find them, we’ve got you covered in another guide.

That covers the Starfield companions. Check out where to get the Bounty Hunter spacesuit, and how to solve the Lair of the Mantis puzzle. For quests, take a look at the Sabotage, Delivering Devils, Absolute Power, Surgical Strike, Operation Starseed, and Entangled missions. If you need ship upgrades, our ship manufacturers, best ships, best ship parts, best reactors, and starship weapons guides will help you out. And if you need upgrade materials, check out how to get adhesive, lubricant, adaptive frame, high tensile spidroin, and microsecond regulators too.

How many companions are there in Starfield?

There are five companions in Starfield: Andreja, Barrett, Sam Coe, Vasco, and Sarah Morgan.

Can I romance companions in Starfield?

Sam Coe, Andreja, Barrett, and Sarah Morgan are the only Starfield companions you can romance.