Do I actually need my housecarl?

I was assigned a housecarl doing the Whiterun quest line. What exactly are the benefits? I typically prefer to run alone but if the housecarl offers some buffs other than extra storage space I might keep her along.


Your housecarl (in this case, Lydia) will fight along side you and will essentially offer you an unkillable (except by certain important NPC’s, or yourself) meatshield while also providing extra damage and storage.

It’s not necessary to bring her along, and can actually sometimes be annoying, but if you need a little extra help, it’s wise to let her tag along.

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