Most followers have a task you must accomplish before they join you. Once you complete that task, they will join you for good. Here is the list of followers you can find in Skyrim. A few follower tips: You can have one human and one animal follower at all times. However, some quests allow additional followers to join you temporarily.

19 Oct Skyrim Followers Guide – Who is the Best Follower in Skyrim?

Last Updated May 25, 2020 in Gaming, Skyrim0 Comments

Bored of the solo adventures in Skyrim? So you want a companion to keep you company? There are a huge number followers available in Skyrim and it can be difficult to know which one is the best.

  1. Aug 25, 2017 It's hard to narrow down a list with so many options available, so if any Dovahkiin out there don't see their favorite follower, give us a holler in the comments letting everyone know why your favorite adventure companion rules. Now lay down your tent and set up camp, because here is Every Skyrim Follower Ranked Worst To Best.
  2. Essential followers After i murdered j’zargo in my first fight alongside him (electrocuted with chain lightning) i am not recruiting a follower that dies because i will end up killing him. Please can someone list all the essencial followers?
  3. Jan 21, 2017 Essential followers: Aela, Vilkas, Farkas, DB followers. J'zargo as one of few that has no level cap & is essential. Other one like him, i think, is Serana, but for her you need Dawnguard DLC. At your level, going through dwemer dungs should not be a problem.

Depending on your playing style perhaps you want a warrior who is a tank and can take a beating while you sneak around with a bow. Maybe you just want a pal to throw fire balls with. Is that too much to ask? No, it’s not. So let’s find you the Skyrim follower of your dreams.

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Benefits of Having a Follower in Skyrim

  • They can take some of the heat off you in tricky situations and draw fire
  • They can thin the herd with lots of enemies
  • You can use them to carry loot for you so you don’t get weighed down
  • You can give them weapons and gear to equip which can make them even more powerful in battle
  • Depending on the follower, can provide entertainment
  • Get them to do things like jobs or loot chests
  • Get them to pickpocket (depending on their morality)
  • If you’re a vampire you can order them to sleep so you can feed off them

Trainer Followers – Free Training Exploit

There are some Skyrim followers who are also trainers which gives you the unique opportunity to get some free training. Complete your training and then access your followers inventory and take your money back.

Just note that if you fast travel anywhere the followers inventory resets so make sure you take it back straight away.

Most of the followers are members of the Companions but here are the ones who offer training and can also be followers.

  • Aela the Huntress (Archery – up to level 75)
  • Athis (One-handed – up to level 75)
  • Farkas (Heavy Armor – up to level 90)
  • Njada Stonearm (Block – up to level 75)
  • Vilkas (Two-handed – up to level 90)
  • Faendal (Archery – up to level 50)
  • Talvas Fathryon(Conjuration – up to level 90)

The Best Followers and Companions in Skyrim

It’s difficult to choose just one follower as it can vary depending on your needs and your style of gameplay. However, there are certainly followers who are better than others. These are in no particular order but these are the best Skyrim followers based on stats, level and skills.

Serana

Class: Vampire

Max Level: 50

Primary Skills:

  • Sneak
  • Conjuration
  • Light Armour
  • One-Handed

My personal favourite follower is Serana. You’ll encounter Serana as part of the Dawnguard DLC. Depending on which side you take in the quest, Serana can be found in either Fort Dawnguard or Volkihar Keep.

Serana will come kitted out in vampire gear and uses a great combination of frost based attacks and the Drain Life spell. As a vampire, Serana is also a powerful necromancer and will reanimate your fallen enemies.

The thing I most love about Serana is the comments she makes and the unique way in which she interacts with the environments you put her in. She will always keep you entertained.

J’zargo

Class: Sorcerer

Max Level: None

Primary Skills:

  • Destruction
  • Illusion
  • Heavy Armour
  • One-Handed

J’zargo is an apprentice at the College of Winterhold. He doesn’t have a max level so will continue to level as you do. He tends to use destruction magic in combat and wears novice robes.

To gain J’zargo as a follower you must start the College of Winterhold questline and completed the Under Saarthal quest. After this he will return to the College.

Once there you can help J’zargo with his experiment which is pretty simple. He’ll give you some scrolls that he’s been working on. Use these scrolls to kill 3 undead enemies and then return to J’zargo. Any unused scrolls will be yours to keep and as thanks J’zargo will become available as a follower.

Cicero

Class: Assassin

Max Level: 50

Primary Skills:

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  • One-Handed
  • Sneak
  • Archery
  • Light Armour

Let’s face it, Cicero is insane and depending on your patience you’ll either love or hate his dialogue and dance moves. If you want the option of having Cicero as a follower you’ll have to spare his life during The Dark Brotherhood questline (something I personally find very difficult).

Sadly his Jester outfit has no armour rating but he’s still a sneaky force to be reckoned with and his spontaneous break outs into dance make him worthy of a mention on our best Skyrim follower list.

Frea

Class: Frea Combat Style

Max Level: None

Primary Skills:

  • One-Handed
  • Alteration
  • Light Armour
  • Restoration

Frea is a companion available in the Dragonborn DLC and only once you have completed “The Fate of Skaal” quest. Frea wears Nordic Carved Armour and makes a good warrior using dual wield axes. She also has a Nordic Bow for ranged enemies but you can always equip her with one of the best bows in the game.

Teldryn Sero

Class: Spellsword

Max Level: 60

Primary Skills:

  • One-Handed
  • Light Armour
  • Destruction
  • Conjuration

Teldryn Sero is a sword for hire for 500 gold. You’ll need the Dragonborn DLC and head to Raven Rock and find him in his house The Retching Netch.

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Teldryn likes his fire and will summon a Flame Atronach as soon as things get going. He’ll also use destruction magic and light up your foes. He maxes out at level 60 and is a dab hand with One-Handed combat as he has the Armsman perk.

Mjoll the Lioness

Class: Warrior

Max Level: 40

Primary Skills:

  • Heavy Armour
  • Two-Handed
  • Archery
  • Block

Mjoll is an adventurer who has put that life on hold after she lost her favourite sword. I’m sure you can help with that! You can usually find Mjoll walking around the market stalls in Riften. She will give you the task of retrieving her sword Grimsever from the Dwemer ruins of Mzinchaleft.

Mjoll the Lioness rocks some heavy armour and a battleaxe. She is pretty talkative and has quite a bit of dialogue to share during your adventures together. She also makes our list as one of the best wives in Skyrim.

Aela the Huntress

Class: Thief

Max Level: 50

Primary Skills:

  • Archery
  • Light Armour
  • Sneak
  • One-Handed
  • Speech

You can get your hands on Aela the Huntress once you’ve completed the Companions questline and if you really want to get your hands on her, she is also a candidate for marriage too.

She rocks Ancient Nord Armour and also sports a dagger and bow. I’d put her on par with Mjoll but Aela is a bit more nimble and makes a great partner if you want to go on a pickpocket spree.

Marcurio

Class: Destruction Mage

Max Level: 40

Primary Skills:

  • Destruction
  • Restoration
  • Alteration
  • Sneak

Another sword for hire is Marcurio who will join you as a companion for 500 gold. You can find him in The Bee and Barb in Riften.

He’s a great wizard follower and will use destruction spells in battle such as Chain Lighting, Firebolt and Lightening Bolt. You can also marry Marcurio if you want and then have him as a follower for free.

Dark Brotherhood Initiates

Class: Assassin

Max Level: None

Primary Skills:

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  • One-Handed
  • Sneak
  • Archery
  • Light Armour

There are two Dark Brotherhood Skyrim companions available to you once you have finished The Dark Brotherhood questline. There is one male and one female initiate for you to choose from. They are two of the best followers in Skyrim for anyone who likes to stick to the shadows. Both initiates rock Shrouded Gear and they do not have a max level.

FAQ

Who is the best follower in Skyrim?

Looking for the best follower in Skyrim? Try one of these top 10.

Serana
J’zargo
Cicero
Frea
Teldryn Sero
Mjoll the Lioness
Aela the Huntress
Marcurio
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Is Lydia a good follower?

Lydia is one of the first followers you get in the game and has heavy armor and a max level cap of 50. For someone who can get stuck in with physical combat she is good but her attitude and dialogue can get annoying.

Who is the best warrior follower in Skyrim?

Mjoll the Lioness and Aela the Huntress are two of the best warrior followers in Skyrim and Serana is good too although she also mixes in magic.

18 Oct Skyrim Wives Guide – Find the Hottest & Best Wife in Skyrim

Last Updated April 11, 2020 in Gaming, Skyrim0 Comments

So you’re ready to settle down and get hitched? Of course you want a wife to come home to after a long day of assassinations, dungeon diving and theft.

There are two, very important reasons why having a spouse in Skyrim is a good idea:

  • Financially it is rewarding as they will generate 100 gold per day which is an easy way to make money in Skyrim.
  • Sleeping in your marital home with your wife gives the Lover’s Comfort bonus which gives an extra 15% boost to learning skills. This bonus stacks on top of the Thief, Mage and Warrior stones making it a great perk of marriage. Click for more information on the Standing Stones in Skyrim.

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Who is the Best Wife in Skyrim? Hot Wives Roundup

There really isn’t much different between the wives as the benefits are the same (as above) except perhaps the property they own themselves. Personally, I find it better to have them move into your own house which can be more convenient. Some of these wives also make the best followers in Skyrim too.

You may also be interested in our Skyrim Hottest Husbands Guide.

There are 30 potential wives available and we have picked 10 of the best Skyrim Wives. So let’s see who the best and hottest wife in Skyrim is…

Jenassa

Race: Dunmer

Location: The Drunken Huntsman, Whiterun

Wife’s Property: None

Jenassa is a lady for hire (not like that) for 500 gold. She is also a great candidate for marriage and hiring her as a follower is the only requisite for making her your wife.

Jenassa makes a good wife and a good fighter to take with you as she is a good ranger and has a max level of 40. She can be a little sassy and has a general dislike of mines.

Sylgja

Race: Nord

Location: Shor’s Stone

Wife’s Property: Sylgja’s House

If you want the Tomboy worker vibe Sylgja could be the wife for you. Sylgja does a 12 hour shift at Redbelly Mine and can be found wearing miners clothes, boots and a pickaxe.

To win her favour Sylgja will ask you to do a Special Delivery and after that you can pursue her as a wife. As a wife Sylgja is fairly independent and if left she will just carry on with her regular schedule. Can try and take the wife out the mine but can’t take the miner out of the wife!

Orla

Race: Nord

Location: Temple of Dibella, Markarth

Wife’s Property: None

Fancy some of that holy action, then this Priestess of Dibella could be the way to go. Although modest we feel there’s blatantly a hot woman underneath the robes. To marry Orla you have to complete the quest “The Heart of Dibella”.

She’s not a particularly great wife to take with you as she has a max level of 6. She also refuses to move in with you preferring the temple. This means you cannot get the Lover’s Comfort bonus so really she’s a pretty bad wife choice.

Mjoll the Lioness

Race: Nord

Location: Riften

Wife’s Property: Aerin’s House

Mjoll makes a great follower and also a great choice for a wife in Skyrim. Her banded iron armour isn’t the best but she looks fierce and the face paint is cool. To marry Mjoll you’ll need to complete the quest to return her sword Grimsever. Mjoll does make a great follower and wife for her entertaining dialogue.

Lydia

Race: Nord

Location: Dragonsreach / Breezehome, Whiterun

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Wife’s Property: None

To be in with a chance to marry Lydia you’ll need to complete the quest “Dragon Rising” and buy the house Breezehome. She will become your housecarl so marrying her feels a bit like mixing business with pleasure. Lydia rocks steal heavy armour and has a max level of 50.

Jordis the Sword-Maiden

Race: Nord

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Location: Proudspire Manor, Solitude

Wife’s Property: None

Another housecarl who can be your wife, Jordis has the scandanavian look and is clad in steel armour. To be able to marry Jordin you need to become a Thane of Solitude and purchase the Proudspire Manor (one of the best houses in Skyrim). Jordis, like Lydia, has a max player level of 50 and also makes a good follower.

Muiri

Race: Breton

Location: The Hag’s Cure, Markarth

Wife’s Property: The Hag’s Cure

Muiri was born and raised in Windhelm but was driven out after being framed for a theft. As part of the Dark Brotherhood questline you’ll help Muiri get revenge on the guy who framed her. Muiri has now relocated to Markarth and works in the Apothecary. Muiri is simple yet elegant in her farm clothes but not much use as a follower with her max level of 6.

To marry Muiri you must complete the quest “Mourning Never Comes”, kill Nilsine and become a proprietor of the store to sell Apothecary merchandise.

Camilla Valerius

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Race: Imperial

Location: Riverwood Trader, Riverwood

Wife’s Property: Riverwood Trader

If you like some drama, Camilla is involved in a love triangle already so why not jump into the mix. Your competition for her heart are Faendal and Sven. Kill her brother Lucan and she will take over the Riverwood Trader shop in Riverwood.

To marry Camilla Valerius you need to complete “The Golden Claw” quest.

Aela the Huntress

Race: Nord

Location: Jorrvaskr, Whiterun

Wife’s Property: None

Aela the Huntress is easily at the top of the Skyrim wives list. Aela is an elite warrior and part of the Companions. You’ll get to know her quite well during the Companions questline and will need to complete the whole thing if you want Aela to be your wife. She looks cool in her hunter outfit, badass face paint and is hot. She’s also pretty hand with a bow too.

Ysolda

Race: Nord

Location: Open Market, Whiterun

Wife’s Property: Ysolda’s House

These lists are always going to be subjective but Ysolda in our opinion, is the best wife in Skyrim. She’ll make a hot wife and is really sweet too. Ysolda is a modest woman with her own house in Whiterun.

Ysolda is one of the easiest women to marry as all you have to do to win her favour is bring her a mammoth tusk.

Who do you think is the best wife in Skyrim?

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FAQ

How many wives can you have in Skyrim?

You can only have one wife in Skyrim. If your spouse dies, or you're feeling murderous, you can not remarry. Having more than one house does not change this either.

Who is the prettiest wife in Skyrim?

There are a few good options for contender as the prettiest wife in Skyrim. Here are the top 10:

Jenassa
Sylgja
Orla
Mjoll the Lioness
Lydia
Jordis the Sword-Maiden
Muiri
Camilla Valerius
Aela the Huntress
Ysolda

Can a girl marry a girl in Skyrim?

Yes regardless of your race or gender, you can marry anyone who is marriageable in the game whatever gender they may be.

Can you marry a Jarl in Skyrim?

Sadly, no major characters can be married in Skyrim and that means you can't marry a Jarl.