Fallout 4 - Paladin Danse

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.


General Profile

Gender: Male

Race: Human/Synth

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)

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse - Know Your Enemy Perk


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.

Fallout 4 - Romance Paladin Danse - Shadow of Steel Mission


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.