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:
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).
|Marshall Kwon||Ranger HQ||4||2||4||4||3||2||4||23||4||8||94||6||Peacekeeper
|Automatic Weapons 5
Kiss Ass 3
|Lucia Wesson||Colorado Springs||2||3||6||1||4||5||2||23||4||7||55||0||Gunslinger
(Strike Rate +5%)
|Small Arms 5
|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||18 (+2)||Ol' Rusty||After completing|
|Scotchmo||Ranger HQ||4||5||6||4||5||2||1||27||8||8||133||6||Hobo (St. Eff. Res.: +10%)||Small Arms 7
|25||Hobo Shotgun,||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
|Brawling 9||39||Nothing||During Lords of War quest|
(Crit. mult. + 0.4x)
|Melee Combat 8||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||56 (+1)||Atomizer||After completing Raising a Little Hell in Aspen|Jane Doe: A companion from the FADER collective at Cheyenne Mountain.(cut content)
- Fishlips: A cannibal and raider warlord.
- Pizepi Joren: A mutant researcher from Darwin.
- Ironclad Cordite: Former leader of the Scar Collectors.
- Jodie Bell: Ranger companion and the only competent driver this side of the Rockies.
- Marshal Kwon: Patriarch's Marshals companion.
- Lucia Wesson: Hundred Families companion.
- Scotchmo: Well, he's Scotchmo.
- Victory Buchanan: Found at Aspen. A terrifying psychopath and disgraced son of Saul Buchanan.
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.
|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.|