Paladin Danse is one of the strongest companions in Fallout 4 and probably the hardest to romance. Hist peculiar personality and endless requirements make him a very devoted choice. Learn how can you recruit and romance Paladin Danse.
This is an extensive guide that explains the exact steps that you need to follow to get in very good terms with the elite soldier. Certain mistakes will cut off this possibility, so you need to play carefully with your choices, specially during his personal mission Blind Betrayal. Also, keep in mind that romancing Paladin Danse will take a very long time and you won’t be able to do it if you don’t actually follow the Brotherhood of Steel until end-game.
Faction: The Brotherhood of Steel | Rank: Paladin
Main Personality Traits: Devoted, Loyal, Aggressive, Righteous, Fearless
Hair Color: Black | Eye Color: Light Brown
Companion Perk: Know Your Enemy (20% more damage against irradiated ghouls, mutated humanoids and androids)
1. How to Recruit Paladin Danse
To get Danse you need to walk on foot toward Diamond City. Eventually, you’ll get a radio distress signal at the military AF95. Turn your radio there to receive the first quest named Fire Support, which will lead you to the Cambridge Police Station, now in hands of the Brotherhood of Steel.
Head there and be ready to perform a series of missions given by Paladin Danse, Scribe Haylen and Knight Rhys until you’re given the opportunity to join the ranks as an Initiate. Alright, so the part to get Danse to join you as a companion is a bit of a mystery.
The short answer is keep playing and you’ll eventually get him as a companion. This is what happened to me. Right after killing Kellogg, The Institutes’s elite soldier, during the Reunions mission, a huge giant ship appeared in the skies of the Commonwealth just when i walked outside the mission’s building. Then, I automatically received a new mission via radio – Shadows of Steel. All you have to do is follow the simple steps, finish this assignment and Paladin Danse will be ready to accompany you with your business all across the Commonwealth.
2. Paladin Danse Romance Requirements
- Brotherhood of Steel chain missions, all after his recruitment, such as Outside the Wire and Blind Betrayal.
- Paladin Danse must be alive and exiled at the Commonwealth.
- Maximum Affinity.
3. How to Romance Paladin Danse
Paladin Danse is probably the hardest companion to romance in Fallout 4, there are just way too many requirements and time involved. But a relationship is built step by step, so here’s what you need to do in detail.
Step 1. Building Trust
In order to break the cold, you need to do anything to please him. Start by helping the Brotherhood of Steel, at any cost. Performing all missions and being truly loyal tot he cause will impress Danse. But that’s not all you can do to raise his affinity. Check the two lists below to know more about his likes and dislikes. In the meanwhile, remember to always be unfriendly with other races when you’re traveling with Paladin Danse.
Step 2. Friendly Conversations
Be as supportive as you can whenever Danse wants to talk to you. He’ll generally tell you small confident details about his past and all he seeks is a friendly word, not judgment. So, don’t be negative or truthful in this case, just be on his side no mater what. There are four conversation before you get to romance him and in each one of them, you get to build your relationship with him. The dialogs let you know him better with direct and indirect clues about Danse’s values.
Step 3. Flirting
Besides being friendly and supportive, you need to take the first step. Whenever you get the option to flirt during your talks with Danse, do not hesitate. However, if your affinity with him is not that high your feeling won’t be that well accepted. To be more successful with flirting, you should raise your Charisma field first. I’ve played with maximum charisma and I never failed any flirt with any character so far.
Step 4. Personal Mission
Despite doing everything right, you can’t romance him until his personal mission Blind Betrayal. This event will turn tables around and it’s the exact moment when you need to defend and support him with everything you got. Remember, if you want to romance him, you need to save him first. Complete the mission and return to Paladin Danse at his new location. Note that I’m trying not to spoil too much here. Just follow the mission steps and once it’s done, return to Listening Post Bravo to face Danse about the new reality. That’s when you get to romance him.
4. Paladin Danse Likes and Approves
- Creating/modifying any Power Armor, as well as entering and leaving it (it can be exploited if you have several power armors).
- Entering any vertibird of the Brotherhood of Steel.
- All forms of collaboration with the Brotherhood of Steel.
- Negative comments about synths, ghouls and mutants.
- Fighting The Institute and its supporters.
- Helping people and protecting the interests of the Commonwealth.
5. Paladin Danse Dislikes and Disapproves
- Stealing, pick-poking and forbidden lock-picking.
- Taking drugs, boosts and alcoholic drinks.
- Cannibalism is also despised by Danse.
- Supportive or friendly talk with or about synths, ghouls and mutants.
- Being cooperative or helping criminals in any form (such as bribing).
- Attacking and killing non-hostile/innocent citizens of the Commonwealth.
6. Paladin Danse Romance Quotes
Things couldn’t be better between us… and for the first time in my life, I’m truly happy.
Being with you has made me realize that I never want to be alone again.
Whatever caused our fates to intertwine would never let them unravel.
You’ve taught me what being close to someone really means. I’ll cherish that forever.
If a machine and human can learn to live in harmony, then anything’s possible.