It finally happened. I finally replaced Bonnie Anne as first mate for my Buccaneer. You had a good run, Bonnie, but you just aren't the most powerful anymore. Kobe Yojimbo has that title. With First Strike, Relentless and Riposte, he's just so much more useful, even against ranged opponents.
I made the switch last night as I started to go up against the Elemental bosses on the giant turtle when I realized that if I selected Kobe, Monkey King and El Toro, I wouldn't have to worry about losing. The epics I have set up on those three absolutely destroy everything in their path much faster than any other combination of companions. I went through 4 of the five elemental bosses with no problems using just those 3. I'm glad I made the switch, but I'll miss Bonnie Anne.
Maybe this is for a separate post, but are Privateers the worst type of companion to get? No accuracy boost, don't hit as hard as they could and maybe one heal or a critical as an ability. Otherwise, nothing great for epics, just relentless and vengeance strike, which doesn't land as often as it should due to poor accuracy. Am I missing something with them?