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.
Adventurers on Nexus should watch their backs – the Stalker is waiting in ambush! The Stalker class is Wildstar’s stealth melee DPS class. Though most MMORPGs have some variant of a stealth class, the fast-paced combat of Wildstar and the class’s versatility make the Stalker a unique addition. Nano Skin is the in-game technology that gives the stalker his ability to hide in plain sight. The Stalker receives his abilities from its three Nano Skin stances. These different stances allow the Stalker to DPS and even tank all with medium armor. Here is what players need to know about Nano Skin.
Nano Skin: Agile is a hybrid stance, giving the player much utility. A key feature of this Nano Skin is the increase in speed it allows. The Agile stance increases movement speed for breaking stealth in combat, which is a great tactical advantage in the game’s fluid combat system. The stalker build also increases regeneration of Dash, as well as lacking a stealth movement speed debuff. These buffs to speed let you connect with or run from your opponent as needed in the fight and work well in leveling. Overall, Nano Skin: Agile is a very versatile stance for the unique Wildstar combat system. This is the first Nano Skin unlocked.
Nano Skin: Lethal is the heavy hitter of the stances, the most archetypical stealth class stance. This Nano Skin increases all damage by 22% while decreasing all resistances by 5%. The stealth ability comes with a 20% movement speed debuff. However, Lethal also has the awesome bonus of a 100% chance to land a critical with attacks from stealth. This is the Nano Skin for getting in, raining damage, and bringing targets down quickly. This is the second Nano Skin unlocked.
Nano Skin: Evasive is the most interesting of the three. This stance allows this medium armor class to tank the toughest of bosses. Rather than soaking up damage like a traditional tank, this Nano Skin increases stats that make you avoid the damage, all while maintaining threat. This stance increases all resistances by 10%, threat generation by 150%, and deflect chance by 15%. Though the stance reduces Assault Power by 26% and (like Lethal) slows stealth movement speed by 20%, attacking from stealth increases all resistances by 7% for 6 seconds, which is very handy for tough bosses. This is the final Nano Skin unlocked.
Nano Skins are powered by a resource called Suit Power which caps at 100 and can regenerate. By level 15, all three Nano Skins will be unlocked. A useful tip is to use Nano Skin: Agile for travel in PvE and then switch to Nano Skin: Lethal or Nano Skin: Evasive before stealthing and attacking. Nano Skin can be changed during combat, but doing so causes Suit Power to drop to 0, so be careful. All three of these Stalker stances bring something useful to the table for varied playstyles. Whether you want to tank or DPS, Wildstar’s Stalker can handle it with brutal efficiency.
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.