Companion's Insight is an ability found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.


It is one of three possible abilities gained from the quest "Black Book: The Winds of Change."


"Your attacks, shouts, and destruction spells do no damage to your followers when in combat."


  • Followers will still react accordingly if damage is taken from area of effect spells or shouts such as Storm Call or Chain Lightning.
  • Follower's thralls are not protected.
  • Followers can still be damaged by attacks, spells, and shouts if there are no nearby enemies.


This section contains bugs related to Companion's Insight. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Companion's Insight may not work properly with Serana and other followers.
  •  PC   Undead followers may still be hurt by Dawnbreaker's explosions.
  •  PC   Followers may still be wounded from Storm Call, Chain Lightning, Wall of StormsUnrelenting Force, etc.


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