I already have invested quite a bit into my CW, DC, GF and SW for the companions. I am in the process of leveling up a HR. Due to having the level 70 XP booster and double XP hitting yesterday on the PS4 I was able to take a fresh level 1 character to level 50 in a matter of minutes (saved up quite a few XP booster from leveling up my other characters). After a couple hours of playing I'm now at 61. I plan to get my character to 70 later today.
The companions I have at the moment are a rare Hawk, uncommon Skyblade Kobold, rare Phase Spider, epic Crab, and uncommon Dancing Shield.
The extra companion gear I have on hand are Fierce Neck and Belt +4. I am leaning towards making the Phase Spider my main due to the companion gear I have and the 3rd companion gear slot for the spider is a ring which I can easily acquire a Ring of Dod. This would provide my HR a nice boost to his Critical Chance and Power when using bondings.
If I could get another +4 neck I will probably run with the Hawk but for now it looks like the Phase Spider will be my summoned companion.
With all that now out of the way, what are some cheap companions I can acquire that will work well with a HR that will play as a StormWarden Melee build and a Pathfinder Trapper build.
Trying to keep cost down here, so please keep that in mind.