Best Followers In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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21 Aranea Ienith

I once forgot to pause my game when I went downstairs to eat...
When I came back, I realized Aranea was no where to be found, so I spent a while looking around, and found her standing in the middle of a bandit fort
A dragon was dead by her side and so were at least 9 bandits.

Cannot believe she isn't higher... likely because a lot of players go for the Dark Brotherhood and/or Thieves Guild and she will blast you for that. Just wait till your done and go get her and she will follow through all the rest, like a BOSS.

This is one of the best mages in the game... She could use expert level conjuration and destruction spells along with dual wielding staves.
I accidentally attacked her once and she made me fly- only complaint I have is her low magicka capabilities... Sheesh.
You really have to enchant magicka regeneration or give her staves because she lasts about as long as I do in bed.

Best follower I ever had. Great at magicka. I love that when I use a soul trap weapon, I just have to strike once and she will kill it with sparks and I still get the soul.

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22 Faendal

Faendal is bad when not invested in him. But through some investment, he can take down dragons practically on his own. Give him some good armour and a good bow, and he is a great companion.

I Love Faendal! Give him decent armor and weapons and he destroys! I used him with my Stealth Character and I would definitely use him as a follower again! I think he is just adorable. I call him FannyPack because he carries all my stuff If you haven't done so before I Definitely recommend giving him a try!

The only thing Faendal is good for is free archery training and getting your first follower, other than that, he sucks at everything. Also, he died in the dwarven ruins when I was getting the Elder Scroll, so that goes to show how bad he is.

Since you can get him easily and early on. He has the potential to be a great follower. He will level up pretty far with you and is one of the best an accurate archers in game. I was swimming near Lakeview when I was set upon by 3 slaughterfish he killed all 3 in maybe 5 seconds while pretty far away. Also he is friendly and great to use as a archery trainer. I decked out faendel in legendary enchanted elven gear.

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23 Rayya

So nice. Does mostly anything I ask. Great fighter and doesn't talk too much, which I like. Some followers just talk too much, which gets annoying when you're trying to listen to someone else in the game talk.

Should be higher ranked near top!

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24 Vilkas

Since he's only your follower after you complete the Companions Questline, he's useful to keep around to get Radiant Quests -- some of which will be dragon hunts.

Put some heavy armour on Vilkas and give him a powerful greatsword and he will become one powerful tank! Plus he is a werewolf!

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25 Teldryn Sero

A badass.. I've had him follow me for so long he's become my best game friend. Also he is sarcastic.

He should be higher on the damn list. He has a unique personality, plus a spells word? How many spells words are in the damn game other than him who also have a good sense of humor and will never let you get bored? None! He's underrated!

Been a great follower for me absolutely incredible at fighting when I'm near death just cower up behind him and you are fine, his fireballs are the best thing, had to let him go because of the vampire quest so sad

He is the powerful with pleasent patient and tough

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26 Faralda

Master level destruction trainer, blasts away most enemies with dual thunderbolts and can heal herself in battle. Plus she's essential so you can never kill her by mistake.

Faralda is a follower? I thought she was just a Teacher at the college of Winterhold

27 Lucien Lachance

Remember him from Oblivion?
He can never truly die, and you can summon and dismiss him much more easily than most followers
He does talk often but it's entertaining and nostalgic, plus the comments are great and entertaining
He's a power so you don't have to charge and release a spell to summon!
Same voice as Sheogorath!

28 Riekling

The little Riekling... Amazing due to the fact he is an animal follower and can still equip armor, (with the ninth mask from Labyrinthian, you'll be seeing a lot of helping spectral dragon priests).

Give this little guy a set of good heavy armour and a giant's club and watch in satisfaction as he sweeps through bandit camps and dragon layers with ease

29 Annekke

Put her in some forsworn armour, 'enough said.

Strong and courageous. Funny how shes married to some gross looking miner dude, but I still married her anyway. Now that I think of it I think she had a kid too that she hasn't see in years... Oh well

Good archer. Looks great in forsworn armor. Will fight until the end.

She stays out the way, doesn't hog the kills, and is a looker.

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30 Erandur

Erandur is the best it just depends on what kind of things you give him, he is awesome with staffs and pretty good with two handed weapons

Gotta nice beard! AND, he prevents you from carrying an ugly, horrid staff around! Hopefully you aren't handicapped... BUT, he WILL use Healing Hands to mend your wounded legs, so don't go worrying about that!... Also, nice cloak. I am... jealous.

Erandur is by far the #1 follower. His dialogue is great, he becomes more open and friendly the more you bring him on quests, he's great with both spells and maces, plus he won't attack you lest you attack him. Overall a great follower.

Baddass mage that works super well with heavy armor and mace, loves staffs but normaly blows your cover.

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31 Stenvar

I love Stenvar so much, I married him. I feel guilty when I do a quest that replaces him with a different follower! It's annoying when he dies though because I have to go back to my last save, I'd be lost without him and he carries all my stuff! I give him any cool staffs I get because my aim's crap and he's great with them. He did once randomly attack a guard outside Whiterun, then he said "Well this is a fine mess you've gotten me into," and I nearly died of shock because it's the only time he's said something different! Oh, and occasionally he kills my horse, not figured out why yet...

Definitely my favorite follower, plus he's my husband in game so I get the Lover's Comfort bonus when we stay at an inn. Anyways, what girl wouldn't want to travel with a guy that looks as good as he does in ebony armor?

I made a priestess character, all restoration magic no offensive. He was a badass. Keep him healed up and he kills everything.

He was a drunken mess, died on his first day in a storm cloak camp. - DapperPickle

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32 Eola

Once took my first bite of human flesh and put on the ring she's been my "go to girl"... and yeah that creepy eye, her reverent devotion (to me) and the fact that she conjures up the corpses as fast as I can make them makes her the sexiest of 'em all. Who needs a whining valley girl like Serena when Eola has your back?

Cannibal Namira Follower Wizard Assasin... What more do you need?

She's one tough mage... I gave her some smithed up dual enchanted forsworn armor items and stole her crappy hide armor and now she can carry even more than I can. I like her "I smell blood" comment.

Her name is 'Ebola' without a b. She's also a Daedra worshipper... Need I go on about her inherent awesomeness?

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33 Illia

Hard to believe she's not on this list. Was a wonderful replacement of Lydia. She is sweeter, doesn't get lost or blew my cover nearly as much. And she can actually manage kills. Besides, I'm not a mage bit it's nice having one at my side.

I have used her for a long time and I have kicked ass with this chick. I put some good armor on her and now she can take a lot before she falls. Then she just gets back up.

This lady handles most kills on her own! She brought down a frost troll in one hit, while I was only level 20. I can't believe she's not higher on this list. Way better than Lydia!

100 in destruction magic, blizzard spell, probably the strongest mage follower. Unfortunately bugged and has a level cap 40, but still the strongest follower in my opinion.

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34 Sven

Handsome man, and a good husband! That's if you murder Camilla, his love interest, first, of course. Very encouraging companion! Just,... forget you killed Camilla, and forget that Sven's a Nevernude. PLENTY of courage! Got a shield, to show for it.

I like sven because is you give him good enough weapons, he will be very useful in battle

Good follower for low level up to 20 level, I give him good amour, weapon but also stuborn and haste to kill enemies

No. That is all I have to say about Sven.

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35 Ghorbash the Iron Hand

In my game he is my follower he kicks ass totally give him a two handed weapon and heavy armour and he is almost indestructible. He is also good with a bow so I really like him

Lirally kicks ass, I got attack by two dragons nexts to some little town me and the villages killed one and then turned around BOOM the dragon is dead thanks to him

He's not the only Orc male follower there's lob his my follower but I used to have him and he is awesome

Stupid auto corrects

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36 Huskies from Dawnguard

Super cute! One husky actually killed a Blood Dragon before with me.

OMIGOD BEST DOGS IN THE WORLD, I'm just so sad because I don't have dawnguard. But if I did... Stuff barbas and viligance and all dogs that look like dirty muts (all dogs in original Skyrim) these dogs are the cutest things I have ever seen and they have ARMOR, I mean ARMOR, what doesent scream "fantastic in battle" more than armor on a friken husky. Really what not to love.I'm with the huskies all the way 100%.

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37 Vigilance

ONLY dog/or wolf NPC who can use the Fire Breath shout, once a day. Can't quite take the Ebony Warrior though, I'll admit. Strong teeth! AND,... a good heart.

My first dog in the game, though his lifespan is low he's really cute and he risks anything for U.

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38 Foendal

I've tried other followers and they either got killed or didn't live up to their bad-ass reputation. Faendal on the other hand has been with me all the way. I gave him an ebony bow and a 90 glass arrows and he literally became a sniper for me. I added an ebony axe and an elf shield and he killed almost any melee opponent that charged him. My only beef is his high morality, which prevented him from picking pockets or opening Expert chests, but I forgive him for that since he has saved me so many times.

Kind and law abiding, but never reports you. doesn't talk much so he doesn't distract. Teaches you archery for free. Never retreats from battle. Good at using most weapons, distracts enemies, and is a good sneak. Also one of the first followers you can have.

EVEN BIGGER BOW THAN FAENDAL. And, he's got an iron dagger under his bed... that's uplifting in some way, right? Never killed Camilla, no. He never killed Camilla. BUT,... he does smell a little worse than Faendal (with his strong smelling Old Spice: Troll Fate & Nightshade)...

I sacrificed that stupid elf to Boethiah. He'll never be as great as Kharjo

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39 Onmund

I got him as a follower pretty early on, his destruction spells are super OP. Excellent help at lowering the enemies health, or clearing a bunch of enemies fast.

Onmund is great, some great destruction magic and not afraid to get stuck in

His spells are awesome and this guy helps a lot.. Really useful for his magic abilities

He's daddy ❤

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40 Jordis the Sword-Maiden

Nice voice, heavy armor and 1 handed weapon skills.

Difficult to get in your early game but she sounds happy to Carry your burdens so were going to kill Lydia now

Surprised she is this low. Awesome follower in my opinion

One of the Best and the only real Rival to Lydia.
Shame she's ranked so low, No doubt in large part because she's so expensive to get.
Jordis is a beast and she gets kill cams at a ridiculous high rate on some enemies and I find myself saying you go girl! Keep killing like that and I'll wife you.

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