Bound By Flame is only one week away now and the developers at Spiders saw it fit to prepare us for its arrival with details on the game’s companions. Like in many modern day RPGs, companions play a large role in Bound By Flame, both in and out of battle. You’ll build friendships, rivalries and romances with the men and women that ally themselves with you along your journey. Just as important as their personal disposition toward you is your chosen companion’s abilities when facing off against the treacherous foes littering the path ahead of you. Will you choose a ranged specialist to provide support while you charge in or will you seek the aid of a brute to take the heat off you while you attack prey from behind? The choice is yours.
Here is a quick rundown of each companion and their unique traits:
Sybil, the young mage: excellent long-distance back-up and uses a special skill that enables her to heal you during combat.
Randval the warrior: excels at hand-to-hand combat and will divert the attention of your opponents, leaving you free to attack safely and to cast your devastating fire spells!
Rhelmar the elf: an expert in ranged combat and will rain arrows down on your enemies while you charge into the heat of the melee.
The witch, Edwen: a master of certain hitherto unknown dark and mystical arts. She is able to devastate adversaries at long range with powerful magic spells, and can temporarily take control of an enemy’s mind and turn it against their allies.
Mathras the undead: more ancient than the Ice Lords themselves, Mathras has perfected the art of swordsmanship and melee combat over the last several thousand years. Like Edwen, he can also reverse the allegiance of an opponent for a short period using his willpower alone!
Having read through these characters’ mini bios, which do you believe will best compliment your playstyle? Share your answer in the comment section below. Bound By Flame will release on PC, PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 on May 9th.