Garrison followers are somewhat complex and have a lot of variables. What I am finding is that your garrison follower teams need to be diverse in their different abilities. You want to make sure you do not have a lot of followers with the same abilities in battle. When sending followers out on missions it is best to send the followers that have a different counter. Another important factor to look for is that they have helpful traits. Traits go a long way in helping you obtain more gold, resources, items and follower XP gain. An example here would be Professor Felblast. She will increase the gold gained from a mission by 100%. There are many others that increase the take from a mission that are a must have. You want to also set up a building that will help you get your garrison follower up to speed very quickly. You have the ability to get them armored and weaponed up fast. Try to send them out on available missions ASAP whenever you can. If I have sent followers out on the missions with the odds at 100% and have some followers left I will send them out on the low odds mission of no importance just to get them the XP. I have been able to get some great high-level gear from my followers. I will cover more in this category later. Best bet is to follow me on our twitter account. I am alway posting useful information. Well, sometimes just posting stuff because I can. So just go to the home page and click the follower button or just click here Twitter Feed.
Please take note that some information was obtained from beta and I am seeing some things have changed. I am updating followers as I collect them in my garrison.
Click on links below to see details
Know where to go!