How well does item level match to actual player power in Neverwinter? Not well enough, at least according to the way developers see it, and that’s leading to some changes to the way that companions work. This includes outright removing Bonding Runestones, which never really lined up with stated item levels and will thus be available for exchange for other equivalent types of runestones in Protector’s Enclave.The result will hopefully make companions more useful across the board while removing a mechanical wrinkle from the game; time will tell how well that works out, as will the upcoming testing for these changes. Also, don’t forget that you can take part in a giveaway we’re running right now for some Neverwinter goodies.
Source: Official Site