I'm playing a stealth (sniper) character and at the moment have Dogmeat as my companion, but I have to tell him to stay behind a lot because he gets spotted or gets in the way a lot.

Is any of the other companions more compatible with a stealth character?

In FO:NV I used Boone when travelling outside, since he would usually be able to shoot from our position instead of moving forward and attracting even more enemies.

  • 4
    The archetype sounds more like you'd not want a companion, and take the Lone Wanderer perk instead.
    – David Yell
    Dec 11, 2015 at 8:52
  • @David Yell, lone wanderer is a perk that supports using Dog(meat), which appears to be against OPs request.
    – user106385
    Dec 11, 2015 at 15:11

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According to the wiki Deacon is the companion with the highest natural sneak skill.

If you equip him with a sniper rifle, he will have the same range as you.

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    His perk is also stealth related, which can be useful.
    – Autar
    Dec 11, 2015 at 10:33

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