AMP Guide to the WildStar Online Stalker Class

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Article below only discusses some portion of the stalker in Wildstar Online. A more extensive discussion can be found in this digital book here. It was put together by pro players and serves as a game walkthrough and leveling guide that aims to help players creating a strong character and reaching level cap within a week. I would recommend you getting a copy for yourself.

Stalkers have two main roles for PVE in Wildstar: Tank and DPS. This AMP Guide explores a DPS build, which creates synergies with Critical Hit, Stealth, and Positional attacks. Although the full value of Strikethrough and Armor Pierce aren’t known, I imagine they’ll be vital enough to buy. Therefore, this Stalker AMP Guide puts points into first tier AMPs to buff Strikethrough but no further, as most raids will have an Esper class debuffing the boss’s deflection.

warrior and stalker

Wildstar’s AMP system, like talents in other games, is a combination of flexibility and rigidity. Early tiers have limited choices and won’t vary much between builds. DPS Stalkers will fill all ranks in the first Assault tier, increasing Critical Hit, Assault Power, and Critical Severity. Higher tiered Assault and Hybrid AMPs have greater impact on our DPS.

In the second Assault tier, I selected Killer Instinct, Onslaught and Brutality Master. The first two exploit Critical Hit and the Stalker’s ability to stay behind the target, empowering him/her with Critical Hit and Assault Power resulting in faster grinding and better leveling. These are solid choices, but Brutality Master is only as good as one’s brutality stat. It could be replaced with Devastate, essentially an “execute” ability and may be necessary for bosses with enrage mechanics. In the final Assault tier, only Fatal Wounds, which creates synergies with Critical Hit AMPs and stats, is worth the six points. Neither Clone nor Battle Mastery looked useful or reliable.

Assault/Utility and Assault/Support AMPs have interesting choices for Stalkers. I skipped PVP oriented AMPs, and I ignored Lifesteal; Stalkers have Cooldowns for taking damage. Within Assault/Utility, I chose Armor Pierce and Cuthroat. While it’s not settled how useful Armor Pierce will be at endgame, Cuthroat’s extra damage warrants the points required to unlock it.

In Assault/Support’s first tier, I took Strikethrough. It is likely the first stat DPSers cap, and investing here means not putting it on gear. In tier two, Unfair Advantage and Stealth Mastery ensure more, cheaper critical Impales. Finally, my last pick is Enabler, which adds efficiency to Stalker skill rotations.

In this AMP guide to the Stalker, I created a build that relies on positional attacks, exploits Critical Hits, and uses Stealth to increase efficiency and allow more frequent use of our primary nukes. While the base of the build will probably remain consistent from fight to fight, there’s flexibility in the higher AMP tiers to tailor the build to particular scenarios.

Article above only discusses some portion of the stalker in Wildstar Online. A more extensive discussion can be found in this digital book here. It was put together by pro players and serves as a game walkthrough and leveling guide that aims to help players creating a strong character and reaching level cap within a week. I would recommend you getting a copy for yourself.

First Step to WildStar Stalker Leveling

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For something more in-depth on the WildStar Stalker than the article below, I strongly recommend getting this wildstar manual. So far, it is the best leveling guide and walkthrough I have found. This saved me from researching by myself and thus giving me more time for gaming.

When it comes to stealth, slashing and slicing, no class in WildStar does all those things at the same time quite like the Stalker. Stalkers are melee assassins who use medium armor, a special nano-powered suit that protects them and lets them utilize stealth and dual claw weapons to slice their enemies into tiny bits and make any battlefield their playground. Stalkers can either be damage dealers or tanks. They also get a wide array of bombs and drones to aid them in critical moments and apply a bit of crowd control where it hurts.

For leveling, utilizing a pure Stalker DPS build is most likely recommended. Tanking Stalkers will be able to level efficiently, especially while running dungeons, but a solid DPS build will help you power through questing and all PvE content the quickest.

When deciding between which skills to take in your leveling build, make sure to keep both pure DPS and utility in mind. Stealth is an important part of all Stalker builds, but how much you use stealth may depend on your build and particular playstyle. Stealth builds do extremely well while soloing, however, especially since you can use stealth to skirt around the edges of a densely-packed area, pick and choose your battles with ease and use it to escape certain death.

stalker slashing

When using a stealth dps build, make sure to pair it with abilities like Concealed Slash and Partial Camouflage. This setup will allow you to strike from stealth and deal large amounts of extra damage upon coming out of stealth.

For Stalkers who prefer action that’s a little more direct and non-stealthy, you should pick abilities like Pounce and Onslaught. Use Pounce to open up combat and follow through with Staggering Strike, Raging Strike and Tactical Strike. Onslaught is your main DPS cooldown that should be used when extra damage is needed.

When exploring the leveling zones, make sure to explore areas thoroughly for random quests and bonus events, vendors and path objectives. As a Stalker you’ll be able to explore areas easier than many other classes as seen in http://www.wildstarclasses.com resulting in leveling a bit faster, so remember this when choosing a path.

Also be sure to pay attention to reputation vendors that are often found in major quest hubs. Each zone will generally have a certain faction tied to it which will allow you to gain reputation and purchase unique goods. You can find some excellent gear upgrades off these reputation vendors.

For something more in-depth on the WildStar Stalker than the article above, I strongly recommend getting this wildstar manual. So far, it is the best leveling guide and walkthrough I have found. This saved me from researching by myself and thus giving me more time for gaming.