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This page covers Wasteland 3 companions AKA recruits. You can have four Rangers and two additional companions (the aforementioned recruits) in tow. Recruits aren't technically Rangers, but they want to assist you all the same.

Ranger Allegiance may change and is rated on the following scale:

  • Rebellious
  • Disgruntled
  • Uncertain
  • Loyal
  • Steadfast

Levels of new recruits somewhat scale to the level of the party (e.g. when Scotchmo is hired while most party members have lvls 12-14, his level is automatically increased to 12 with extra stat points available for distribution).

List[]

Name Location C L A S S I C Σ Lvl AP CON CO/L Background Skills Σ Gear Availability
Marshall Kwon Ranger HQ 4 2 4 4 3 2 4 23 4 8 94 6 Peacekeeper

(Initiative +30%)

Automatic Weapons 5

Sneaky 3

Kiss Ass 3

First Aid 1

14 The Convincer
Lucia Wesson Colorado Springs 2 3 6 1 4 5 2 23 4 7 55 0 Gunslinger

(Strike Rate +5%)

Small Arms 5

Weapon Modding 4

Barter 2

Survival 2

16 (-1) Lucia's Revolver
Jodie Bell Ranger HQ 4 3 6 2 2 4 3 24 5 8 75 3 Driver

(Quick Slots +1)

Sniper Rifles 5

Mechanics 5

Animal Whisperer 3

First Aid 2

18 (+2) Ol' Rusty After completing

Big Trouble in Little Vegas

Scotchmo Ranger HQ 4 5 6 4 5 2 1 27 8 8 133 6 Hobo (St. Eff. Res.: +10%)

Way of the Squeezins

Small Arms 7

Lockpicking 4

Sneaky 4

Melee Combat 2

25 Hobo Shotgun,

Road Sign Cleaver

After hiring a cook for Ranger HQ
Ironclad Cordite Old Survivalist Bunker 8 1 2 6 6 6 2 31 12 10 203 9 Warlord

(Armor +4)

Brawling 9

Leadership 5

Explosives 4

Mechanics 4

39 Nothing During Lords of War quest
Fishlips Union Station 4 2 3 8 8 4 2 31 12 10 249 12 Scrapper

(Crit. mult. + 0.4x)

Melee Combat 8

Armor Modding 7

Toaster Repair 4

Mechanics 3

38 Last Stop Defeating him in combat at US.
Vic Buchanan Aspen / Little Hell 6 2 9 4 4 6 6 37 18 9 193 6 Psychopath

(Crit chance +5%)

Small Arms 10

Big Guns 8

Hard Ass 7

58 (+1) Vic's Piece After completing Raising a Little Hell in Aspen
Pizepi Joren Aspen / Little Hell 4 2 8 4 4 8 6 36 17 10 187 6 Researcher (Resistance to Cold, Energy and Fire +25%) Automatic Weapons 10

Nerd Stuff 7

Weird Science 7

First Aid 2

56 (+1) Atomizer After completing Raising a Little Hell in Aspen

Followers[]

Apart from recruits that you can control, different followers can join you throughout the course of the game. The are akin to animal companions but don't provide any bonuses and are recruited when you finish certain quests (whether explicit or unmarked). CON of all followers is fairly high and more or less the same.

Name Characteristics Acquisition
Clone A blue humanoid that fights with fists and deals little damage. Completing Don't You Be My Neighbor side quest and inviting Irv to work for you in ranger HQ.
Party Pal A disco bot with decent ranged energy attack and healing darts. Joins you if you finish Reagan Reborn in favor of Machine Commune.
Poultron A robot with decent armor and weak melee damage (possibly due to bug). Joins you during Scar Collectors' attack on Ranger HQ if you previously collected all 4 Cyborg Chickens across Colorado Springs and led them to Ranger HQ.
Brave Little Toaster A golden toaster with fairly low ranged fire attack. Repairing toasters all across Colorado, finding pieces of a golden toaster, putting it together and then getting it to the Toaster Repair Academy.
Советский робот (Soviet Robot) A robot with ranged attack. Activating it in Yuma County, Scar Collector Mine.
Young Man Vinters A young man in a bear costume. A tanky bruiser who can bash enemies in combat, but tens to cower to increase evasion. In Steeltown's Scrapyard, must pass Animal Whisperer 2 & 10 to recruit. (Kiss-Ass 4(?) and Hard-Ass 5(?) checks also available)
Di A robot with Disruption pulser and very low amount of action points (attacks once per turn). Follows the Rangers during main quest line in Steeltown. Sticks to the ranger who spoke with Abigail Markham.
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