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 are one of the trickiest classes in Wildstar to get right. Yes, you can be invisible and can pull off great assassinations. The array of sneaky weapons available as a Stalker includes stealth, holoprojection, martial art, poisons, quick kills, and much more. Many people wonder, however, if choosing a path will seriously affect the game play style of the Stalker.
It really depends on the path that you choose. The best fit for the Stalker is, naturally, the Soldier. Soldiers focus on fighting, conquering, and defeating enemies. The martial arts skills of the Stalker as well as its assassination skills make it perfect for this class.
In fact, one of the subset jobs for the Soldier is Assassination! Picking the Soldier path isn’t likely to seriously affect the way you play with the Stalker. However, there are three other paths to consider and these paths have the potential to change your game play style in big ways.
The Explorer path has the potential to really change the game play style of the Stalker. It will completely pull away the Stalker focus on assassination, martial arts, and combat and force you into a whole new role that might not suit your previous gaming style. The nice thing about the Stalker is that its stealth abilities really play well into the Explorer class. You can sneak behind enemy lines and make claims to properties without them even knowing!
The Settler path may seem like an ill-fit for the Stalker, but it can work with careful adjustments in game play style. You’re going to focus more on building up towns, taking land, and expanding your influence. Your stealth works wonder in this role while your martial arts and fighting skills work well for civil defense. However, your work physical strength and poor building skills make the Settler a hard path to settle into for the Stalker.
Last, but not least, is the Scientist path. This path is perhaps the most difficult for the Stalker and is one that will change your game play the most. The jobs of analysis and mastering various scientific abilities does not suit any of the strengths of the Stalker. Although some players do enjoy a Stalker scientist, its perhaps best advised to stay away from this path. It will require too much stat building against the natural grain and abilities of the Stalker and can nearly ruin your game. It is in fact, more suitable to the Spellslinger class, of which is discussed on http://www.wildstarspellslinger.com
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.