The wasteland can be a lonely place. Fortunately, Bethesda’s garbage pick-up simulator doesn’t force you to take on the Commonwealth all on your own.

While every companion in Fallout 4 has a knack for getting the in way and messing up sneaking attempts, some of the available sidekicks are still better than others. Here is the definite ranking of Fallout 4 companions, from worst to best.

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13. Preston Garvey

12. X6-88

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11. Paladin Danse

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10. Strong

9. Codsworth

8. Cait

7. Hancock

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6. MacCready

5. Piper

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4. Dogmeat

3. Curie

2. Deacon

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1. Nick Valentine