Bastian Hallix Companion Hybrid Build
The AMPLIFIER Build is a fantastic build for Bastian Hallix, one of the new Companions available to ESO players starting in the Blackwood Chapter. This build utilizes multiple buffs in order to amplify your own damage and defense potential. This build has tons of utility and will help you progress through many different forms of content!
Companion Gear pieces are Rarely Dropped from enemies in ESO, with a greater drop chance from bosses in Overland Zones, Dungeons and Trials. Companion Gear will only drop for you if your Companion is summoned. Companion Gear is also tradable and can be sold by other players. Merchants in major cities also sell basic Companion Gear, but without any traits.
For more information on the best places to farm Companion Gear, make sure to check out the Companion Gear Guide linked below.
Gear Set Up
|Head||Quickened||Light||Shoulder||Quickened||Light||Chest||Quickened||Light||Waist||Quickened||Light||Gloves||Quickened||Light||Legs||Quickened||Light||Feet||Quickened||Light||Necklace||Quickened||NA||Ring 1||Quickened||NA||Ring 2||Quickened||NA|
Quickened – Reduces Companion Ability Cooldowns per piece equipped.
These traits will also be beneficial for this build.
Augmented – Increases duration of all Companion Buffs and Debuffs per piece equipped.
Aggressive – Increases Companion Damage Done per piece equipped.
Companion Skill Bar
Companions utilize a “Priority and Cooldown” system for combat. This works by giving every companion ability a cooldown of several seconds. Companions then can cast each ability as it comes off cooldown according to the skill order assigned on the companion skill bar. The Companion will attempt to cast each skill in order from the first ability to the last, then reset once all the cooldowns have expired.
The skills below may also be helpful in other situations.
|Increases Max Health by 3% and Damage Done by 3%.|
|Increases healing done by 1% for each piece of Light Armor equipped. Current bonus: 7%. Increases damage done by .5% for each piece of Light Armor equipped. Current bonus: 3.5%.|
The Amplifier build is focused around providing some powerful buffs to you and your group. Ultimately the buffs are up to you, and you can choose to mix and match these with healing or damage abilities to truly customize your build.
My favorite buff options for this build include Searing Weapons and Basalt Barrier. Searing Weapons is especially useful for Heavy Attack builds as this will increase that Heavy Attack damage through the roof with a fairly short cooldown.
Remember that Bastian is not invulnerable to damage, so if possible, it helps to slot a group heal to keep her health from decreasing too low. A good option for this would be Echoing Vigor if you play a Stamina Build or any class heal if you play a Magicka Build.
See this build in action by watching the video below!