Henchmen are like "mercs" in Diablo 2, as they fight with you during a mission. Henchmen (henchies) now come in all professions, but the Necromancer and Mesmer henchies aren't available until after Yak's Bend. Be warned, though, as henchies dont come without a price. With the assigned item drops in GuildWars, henchies can also be assigned drops. It would be wise to take as few henchies as possible on a mission, especially one that has an item specific quest or side quest.
could this fact be wrong? ive used henchmen for most of the game and the only thing they take is gold and not items? how about you guys.