Starfield Companions and Crew Members: How to Get, Skills, Requirements

Anastasios Antoniadis

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Starfield Companions and Crew Members How to Get Skills Requirements

In Starfield, companions and crew members are characters who join your team and accompany you on your journey throughout the game. Starfield crew members can assist you in various ways, such as providing support in combat, offering specialized skills, and contributing to managing your ship and outposts. Each crew member comes with their own skills and abilities, making them valuable assets to your adventures.

Starfield crew members can be divided into companions and nameless crew members.

  1. Starfield Companions: Companions are unique characters with distinct personalities, backstories, and abilities. Sarah Morgan, Andreja, Sam Coe, and Barrett are your four Constellation companions in Starfield. They all have their own quests and dialogue options and can even form romantic relationships with the player character. Companions play a more significant role in the game’s narrative and can provide valuable insights into the game’s world and story.
  2. Named Starfield Crew Members: Most of these can be typically recruited at Starfield’s bars or as part of certain missions. They come with minor backstories and no quests, and they are not romanceable, but they typically offer better skills than the randomly generated names of crew members.
  3. Nameless Starfield Crew Members: NPCs offer higher skill levels for specialized tasks. They are often found in bars or other locations and can be hired to assist you with tasks related to ship management, outpost construction, combat, and other activities. While they lack the depth of companions in terms of personal stories, they are still valuable additions to your crew due to their skill sets.

Crew members can be recruited by interacting with them in specific locations, completing missions, or meeting certain requirements. They contribute to the overall experience by enhancing your abilities, providing companionship, and adding depth to the game’s world and lore.

All Starfield Companion and Their Skills

Starfield companions are the four Constellation members you will recruit during the second to fifth main missions in Starfield (The Old Neighborhood, The Empty Nest, Into the Unknown, and Back to Vectera).

Sarah Morgan

Talk to Sarah The Old Neighborhood
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Leader of Constellation, you cant miss getting her as a companion if you do the main questline. Her skills are:

  • Astrodynamics (Rank 4)
  • Lasers (Rank 3)
  • Leadership (Rank 2)
  • Botany (Rank 1)

Sam Coe

Wait for Sam The Empty Nest
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Sam, another member of the Constellation, and his daughter are also part of Starfield’s main questline and will join you once you pick up “The Empty Nest” main mission. Sam’s skills are:

  • Piloting (Rank 4)
  • Rifle (Certification (Rank 3)
  • Payloads (Rank 2)
  • Geology (Rank 1)

Barrett

Barrett Starfield
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The first member of Constellation you meet during the first main mission, “One Small Step,” is the friendly Barrett, but you don’t get to join him until a little later in the story, after “Back to Vectera.” Barrett’s skills are:

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

Andreja

Andreja Starfield
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Andreja is the final Companion you get from Constellation. Andreaja can join you after “Into the Unknown.” Here are Andreja’s skills:

  • Stealth (Rank 4)
  • Particle Beams (Rank 3)
  • Energy Weapon Systems (Rank 2)
  • Theft (Rank 1)

All Starfield Crew Members (Named)

Starfield crew members can be recruited at Starfield’s bars, during side missions, or, in the case of Vasco, at The Lodge after you complete One Small Step.

Vasco

Vasco Starfield
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Your first Companion isn’t human, but the lovable and loyal robot called Vasco. Here are VASCO’s skills:

Lin

How to Recruit Supervisor Lin
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When you were a humble miner, your old boss was eager to start a new life if you offered it to her by going back to Argos during the mission “Back to Vectera.” Here are Lin’s skills:

  • Demolitions (Rank 1)
  • Outpost Management (Rank 3)

Heller

How to Recruit Heller Back to Vectera Starfield
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While tracking down Barrett in “Back to Vectera,” you can rescue your old co-worker Heller. The pirate ship that abducted him crashed. Once you complete the dialogue there, Heller can join your crew. Here are Heller’s skills:

  • Geology (Rank 1)
  • Outpost Engineering (Rank 3)

Adoring Fan

Adoring Fan Starfield
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Adoring Fan shows up and can be recruited only if you picked the Hero Worshipped trait. Here are his skills:

  • Scavenging (Rank 1)
  • Concealment (Rank 1)
  • Weight Lifting (Rank 2)

Marika Boros

Marika Boros Starfield
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The Freestar Ranger at The Viewport bar on New Atlantis can be recruited for 16,500 Credits or half of (8,250) if you persuade her. Here are her skills:

  • Shotgun Certification (Rank 1)
  • Ballistics (Rank 2)
  • Particle Beam Weapon System (Rank 1)

Simeon Bankowski

Simeon Bankowski Starfield
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Also found at The Viewport on New Atlantis, Simeon is another hired gun you can recruit for 13,000 Credits or 6,750 Credits if you persuade him. Here is his set of skills:

  • Sharpshooting (Rank 1)
  • Sniper Certification (Rank 2)
  • Marksmanship (Rank 1)

Gideon Aker

Gideon Aker Starfield
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The last recruit at New Atlantis The Viewport bar. Giden requires 16,500 Credits to help you, but you can persuade him to pay half his fee to 8,250. Here are his skills:

  • Ballistic Weapon Systems (Rank 2)
  • Missile Weapon Systems (Rank 2)

Andromeda Kepler

Andromeda Kepler Starfield
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Andromeda is located at Broken Spear bar on Mars and can be talked down from 15000 to 7,500 Credits to join your crew. Her skills are:

  • Outpost Engineering (Rank 2)
  • Piloting (Rank 1)
  • Aneutronic Fusion (Rank 1)

Moara Otero

Moara Otero Starfield
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First, you must rescue Moara from Ecliptics after docking his ship during the second main mission, “The Old Neighborhood.” If you talk to Moara at the Broken Spear bar on Mars, he will join your crew free of charge. Here are his skills:

  • EM Weapon Systems (Rank 2)
  • Marksmanship (Rank 2)

Rosie Tannehill

Rosie Tannehill
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Rosie Tannehill is located at Akila City’s Hitching Post bar on planet Akila. She will lend her medical skills to your team for 12,000 credits or 6,000 Credits if you persuade her. Her skills are:

  • Medicine (Rank 1)
  • Wellness (Rank 3)

Omari Hassan

Omari Hassan Starfield
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Omari is also located at Hitching Post in Akila. He requires 16,500 Credits but can be talked down to half that fee. His skills are:

  • Shield Systems (Rank 3)
  • Starship Engineering (Rank 2)

Lyle Brewer

Lyle Brewer Starfield
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Lyle Brewer is a survivalist you recruit in Akila City’s “Aggie’s” bar, down at “The Stretch.” Lyle requires 19,000 Credits to join your crew, but you can persuade him to halve his asking price. Lyle’s skills are:

  • Pacticle Beams (Rank 1)
  • Xenosociology (Rank 1)
  • Shotgun Certification (Rank 2)

Ezekiel

Ezekiel Starfield
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Ezekiel can also be found at Aggie’s in Akila City. There is no fee required to recquit Ezekiel, but you must select the correct dialogue options for him to join your crew. He brings the following skills to the table:

  • Scavenging (Rank 1)
  • Energy Weapon Dissipation (Rank 2)
  • Shield Systems (Rank 1)

Sophia Grace

Sophia Grace Starfield
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Sophia can be found at Madame Sauvage’s Place, a bar in Neon. Her 15,000 Credits free can also be cut down to half. Her skills are:

  • Stealth (Rank 3)
  • Lasers (Rank 1)

Mickey Caviar

Mickey Caviar Starfield
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Mickey is looking for work in the Astral Lounge in Neon. His fee is 18,000 Credits but can be talked to half. His skills are:

  • Gastronomy (Rank 1)
  • Wellness (Rank 2)
  • Incapacitation (Rank 1)

Jessamine Griffin

Jessamine Griffin
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You must join the Crimson Fleet before meeting Jessamine at The Key. You will find Jessamine Griffin at the Last Nova bar at The Key, and you can convince her to drop her 18,000 Credit fee to 9,000 Credits. If you side with UC Sysdef during Eye of the Storm, Jessamine moves to Lizzy’s bar in Gagarin Landing. She adds these skills to your team:

  • Theft (Rank 1)
  • Ballistic Weapon Systems (Rank 3)
  • Concealment (Rank 1)

Dani Garcia

Dani Garcia Starfield
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Head to Euphorika in Neon on planet Volii Alpha within the Volii System to find Andi Garcia. You can recruit her for 12,000 or 6,000 Credits if you persuade her. Here are her skills:

  • Chemistry (Rank 1)
  • Energy Weapon Systems (Rank 1)
  • Robotics (Rank 2)

Amelia Earhart

How to Recruit Amelia Earhart in Starfield
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Believe it or not, Amelia Earhart, the legendary aviator, is not only alive more than 300 years in the future but ready to join your team. Well, at least a perfect clone of her is, but lets not split hairs.

You must go through the Operation Starseed mission in Crucible on planet Charybdis III of the Charybdis system to recruit Amelia. Her skills are:

  • Piloting (Rank 2)
  • Rifle Certification (Rank 2)

Betty Howser

Betty Howser inside Lucky
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Betty Howser can be found at the Distress Call location in Heinlein I’s orbit in the Heinlein system. Board Betty’s ship, Lucky and give her a Ship Parts piece to add her to your crew. She comes with the following skills:

  • Demolitions (Rank 3)
  • Missile Weapon Systems (Rank 1)

Erick Von Price

Erick Von Price Skills
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Erick Von Price can be recruited for free during Cydonia’s Start-Up Stopped side mission, but you have to make the right decisions during the side mission to be able to recruit him. Erick’s skills are:

  • Payloads (Rank 1)
  • Astrodynamics (Rank 2)

Starfield Companions Table: Locations, Skills, Requirements, Romance Options

Companion NameRecruitment LocationSkillsCost/RequirementsRomanceable
Marika BorosThe Viewport, New AtlantisBallistics (2)
Particle Beam (1) Shotgun (1)
16,500 (8,250 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
Andromeda KepplerBroken Spear, Cydonia/MarsOutpost Eng. (2), Piloting (1), Aneutronic Fusion (1)15,000 (7,500 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
BarrettThe Lodge, New AtlantisStarship Eng. (4) Particle Beam (3) Robotics (2) Gastronomy (1)During Mission
“One Small Step”
Yes
Dani GarciaEuphorika, Neon’s EbbsideRobotics (2)
Chemistry (1)
Energy Weapon (1)
12,000 (6,000 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
Adoring FanNew Atlantis, JemisonWeight Lifting (2) Concealment (1) Scavenging (1)Hero Worshipped TraitNo
Gideon AkerThe Viewport, New AtlantisBallistic Weapons (2) Missile Weapons (2)16,500 (8250 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
HellerVecteraOutpost Engineering (3)
Geology (1)
During Mission
“Back to Vectera”
No
Jessamine GriffinLast Nova, The KeyBallistics (2) Concealment (1) Theft (1)18,000 (9,000) CreditsNo
AndrejaMission ObjectiveStealth (4)
Particle Beams (3) Energy Weapons (2)
Theft (1)
Complete Mission
“Into the Unknown”
Yes
LinVecteraOutpost Mgmt (2)
Demolitions (1)
During Mission
“Back to Vectera”
No
Mickey CaviarAstral Lounge, Neon (Core)Wellness (2) Gastronomy (1) Incapacitation (1)18,000 (9,000 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
Moara OteroBroken Spear, Cydonia/MarsEM Weapon (2)
Marksmanship (1)
Free, Help-basedNo
VascoThe Lodge, New AtlantisShield Systems (2) Aneutronic Fusion (1)
EM Weapon Systems (1)
Complete Mission “One Small Step”No
Omari HassanThe Hitching Post, AkilaShield Systems (2) Starship Engineering (1)13,500 CreditsNo
Rafael AguerroNishina Research Lab, Freya IIIStarship Eng. (2) Outpost Eng. (1)
Outpost Mgmt (1)
“Entangled” MissionNo
Rosie TannehillThe Hitching Post, AkilaWellness (2)
Medicine (1)
12,000 (6,000 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
Sarah MorganThe Lodge, New AtlantisAstrodynamics (4)
Lasers (3)
Leadership (2)
Botany (1)
Beginning of Mission
“The Old Neighborhood”
Yes
Sam CoeThe Lodge, New AtlantisPiloting (4), Rifle Cert. (3), Payloads (2), Geology (1)During Mission
“The Empty Nest”
Yes
Simeon BankowskiThe Viewport, New AtlantisSniper Cert. (23)
Marksmanship (1) Sharpshooting (1)
13,500 (6,750 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
Sophia GraceMadame Sauvages Place, NeonStealth (3)
Lasers (1)
16,500 (8250 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
Amelia EarhartCrucible, Charybdis IIIPiloting (2)
Rifle Certification (2)
During Mission “Start-Up Stopped.” Depends on the player’s choices.No
Erick Von PriceBerry Mule, Triton’s OrbitPayloads (1)
Astrodynamics (2)
During Mission “Start-Up Stopped.” Depends on player’s choices.No
Betty HowserDistress Call, Heinlein I’s orbitDemolitions (Rank 3)
Missile Weapon Systems (Rank 1)
1x Ship PartsNo
Lyle BrewerAggie’s, The Stretch, Akila CityParticle Members (Rank 1)
Xenosociology (Rank 1)
Shotgun Certification (Rank 2)
18,000 (9,000 on successful persuasion) CreditsNo
EzekielAggie’s, The Stretch, Akila CityScavenging (Rank 1)
Energy Weapon Dissipation (Rank 2)
Shield Systems (Rank 1)
Free (Requires the right answer during the dialogue with him)No

How to Recruit Each Crew Member in Starfield

Here’s a comprehensive table to streamline your recruitment process. Use this as your go-to reference when planning your epic space journey.

Companion/Crew Member NameHow to Recruit
VascoComplete the “One Small Step” main story mission.
Sarah MorganAvailable at the beginning of “The Old Neighborhood” main story mission.
Sam CoeAvailable at the beginning of “The Empty Nest” main story mission.
BarrettAt the end of the “Back to Vectera” main story mission.
AndrejaDuring the “Into the Unknown” main story mission.
Rafael AguerroAfter completing the “Entangled” main story mission, if you choose to save Rafael’s version of reality.
HellerYou can recruit Heller during the “Back to Vectera” main story mission.
LinYou can recruit Lin during the “Back to Vectera” main story mission.
Jessamine GriffinVisit the Last Nova on The Key in the Kyx star system after making in-roads with the Crimson Fleet via “Deep Cover.”
Andromeda KeplerVisit The Broken Spear in Cydonia in the Sol star system.
Moara OteroVisit The Broken Spear in Cydonia in the Sol star system after completing “The Old Neighborhood.”
Gideon AkerVisit The Viewport in New Atlantis, part of the Alpha Centauri star system.
Marika BorosVisit The Viewport in New Atlantis, part of the Alpha Centauri star system.
Simeon BankowskiVisit The Viewport in New Atlantis, part of the Alpha Centauri star system.
Omari HassanVisit The Hitching Post in Akila City, part of the Cheyenne star system.
Rosie TannehillVisit The Hitching Post in Akila City, part of the Cheyenne star system.
Dani GarciaVisit Euphorika in Neon, part of the Volii star system.
Mickey CaviarVisit Astral Lounge in Neon, part of the Volii star system.
Sophia GraceVisit the Astral Lounge in Neon, which is part of the Volii star system.
Adoring FanAdoring Fan introduces themselves in New Atlantis if you choose the Hero Worshipped Trait at the beginning of the game.
Erick Von PriceIntroduce themselves in New Atlantis if you choose the Hero Worshipped Trait at the beginning of the game.
Amelia EarhartComplete Operation Starseed without choosing to cleanse the system and eliminate all clones in Crucible. Then talk to Amelia to recruit here after the end of the mission.
Betty HowserHead to the Distress Call location in Heinlein’s I orbit in the Heinlein system and board Lucky, Betty’s ship. Give her the Ship Parts she requests and you can have her join your crew.
EzekielVisit Aggie’s in Akila City and make the right dialogue choices when you engage in conversation with Ezekiel.
Lyle BrewerVisit Aggie’s in Akila City on planet Akila in the Cheyenne system.

Keep this table handy as you go through the universe of Starfield. Now, let’s delve deeper into each companion’s skills and why they’re essential for your crew.

Anastasios Antoniadis