So I'm a few months into this game so still pretty noobish I guess. I made a bard on day 1 of mod21 and I love the class. At first I was using Wulfgar or Bruenor as companion because I thought being "tanks" that maybe they would intimidate and keep mobs off me so I could use my attacks and not worry about how squishy I am. But they dont tank at all. All the mobs would ignore them and come around me.
Once I had beaten back a bunch of enemies with Bruenor. There was one enemy left and Bruenor went after him. They sat there and hit each other over and over again while I sat back and watched. Bruenor did ZERO damage to the guy. He was hitting him and you could see numbers but the enemies life meter never went down. It stayed full. After over 5 minutes I finally got tired of watching and I went and killed it real fast. But it made me realize that the companions actually do NOTHING. In fact they generally hurt you in battle more than help. While you have a mob around you they run off and find another mob to attack you. This is really absurd.
So by the time my bard hit level 12 or so I finally decided since ill be doing all the damage and all the fighting there was no use having a tank companion. I scoured the web looking at multiple videos to find the best healing companion. Most had a general consensus of the top 3 or 5. I went into the game and got on the auction house and bought the blue scaled cleric dragonborn. I upgraded it to purple quality and have been running with it ever since. But it NEVER heals. It usually only attacks the mobs. It wont heal me until after the fight is over. I have lost count of the number of life scrolls I have gone thru because mobs defeat me either so quickly I cant use a potion fast enough or Im stuck in a song animation or attack animation and die not being able to heal myself. All the while my cleric is happily just attacking them or running around drawing other mobs to me. Why bother having companion in the game if they don't do what they are needed to do ?
Is there any way to adjust them so they only do what you need or are they just stuck with their idiot AI ? Any advice to how to make them do what I need ?