As a companions' approval increases (or decreases), their feelings towards the Inquisitor will also change. Initially, they are at "Neutral" upon joining. As the approval changes, their greetings and dialogue will change slightly to reflect their relationship.
Companions start at 0 when met or recruited (with the exception of Dorian, whose starting number is determinant). With no in-game indication of where a companion's current approval lies, it is up to the player to keep track of it. This also means that it will be next to impossible for a player to determine a companion's current approval rating mid-game, though it can be approximately gauged by the changes in their greetings (see individual guides listed below for details).
Only the nine companions have approval rankings; the advisors do not.
Relationship Levels Edit
- Hostile: -75 to -30
- Cold: -29 to -5
- Neutral: -4 to 34
- Warm: 35 to 74
- Friendly: 75 to 125