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What Path Should I Choose for the Esper?

Most of the information in the below post is a bit outdated. However, this KillerGuides’ Wildstar manual has more exhaustive and up-to-date information. One of the more helpful sections of the guide is on leveling. Unlike most guides I have seen online, this is pure expert advice that have helped me a lot in leveling up my esper twice as fast. I also write a review of the guide in this post.

It takes a certain kind of player to get the most of the Esper class. Espers are considered a “glass cannon” class, that is, a class that relies on high powered long range attacks and powerful healing spells. They can be a powerful class in the right hands and the right party. Understanding the path you should take with the Esper makes sure you get the most out of this character.

Lets start by understanding the Esper’s weapons and style of attack. The Esper’s main mode of physical attack is a Psy-Blade. The Esper is fairly strong with this weapon, but it is primarily a last resort weapon. Most of the Esper’s strongest attacks will rely on summon magic. You will summon giant beasts, independent firing weapons, and other magically resistant offensive items throughout a battle.

However, the Esper is certainly not the kind of class that is fit for the soldier path. Sure, you could make it work if you were very careful, but the kind of heavy battling that comes with the soldier path makes it harder to use the Esper class as a soldier.

The scientist path is the path that makes the most sense with the Esper class. Scientists rarely see the kind of heavy battling that comes with the soldier path. Instead, they focus on researching new scientific ideas, such as archaeology and botany. They create new items and spells that are useful for themselves and any other traveler in the game.

If you choose the scientist path with your Esper, make sure to heavily focus on building stats related to intelligence, focus, and magic. As a scientist, you will need a keen eye and a keen mind as well as potential test subjects. Here’s where your summoning skills will be so handy. Summon up powerful beasts and items, which you can test your new items on later.

What Path Should I Choose for the Esper?

Although the scientist is usually the best option for an Esper, some players really enjoy being a settler. Settlers focus on expansion, improving towns, building new town areas, and creating a civil defense squad. The Esper shouldn’t do the heavy fighting during civil defense situations. Instead, he should use his summoning abilities to create powerful beasts and weapons on the outskirts of the town. The Esper always does best when serving other people, making it the perfect choice in either of these fun and exciting game paths.

Most of the information in the above post is a bit outdated. However, this KillerGuides’ Wildstar manual has more exhaustive and up-to-date information. One of the more helpful sections of the guide is on leveling. Unlike most guides I have seen online, this is pure expert advice that have helped me a lot in leveling up my esper twice as fast. I also write a review of the guide in this post.

Article below is based on the Beta and not get any updates yet. However, for a more updated and in-depth information on advanced leveling strategies for the esper, you should consider getting a copy of the manual here. This was what made “level cap in a week” possible for my esper.

The WildStar Online Esper class functions like a stationary turret of destruction, hurling beautiful and deadly illusions at its foes.

If you would like to top the DPS charts in that dungeon or raid, there are certain skills that should be part of your limited action set, or LAS. The WildStar Online Esper class uses Psi Points in order to cast massively damaging skills. The Esper can build up to 5 Psi Points through the use of it’s 2 builder options. First we have the ranged builder Telekinetic Strike, which is a stationary cast, however it always outperforms the melee builder Psychic Frenzy in PVE DPS situations. Always take Telekinetic Strike to DPS in a raid, dungeon, adventure or any group content. It is best to enhance Telekinetic Strike with a skill in the AMP tree, known as BINGO. This skill causes your builder to create an additional 2 Psi Points when it crits, so that you can cast a 5 point finisher ability more rapidly, thus increasing your DPS exponentially.

Now that we have chosen our builder, we need to flesh out the rest of our LAS. It is suggested to take the skill, Concentrated Blade, to increase your Psi Point generation. This skill summons up to 2 spinning blades, that will attack the nearest target after 4.4 seconds, and each blade will generate a Psi Point once it makes contact with a target. It is a fantastic skill that is useful in every PVE situation. Psi Point generation can be further increased through the use of Spectral Swarm, which is a skill that is also unlocked in the AMP tree. This particular skill summons 3 illusionary creatures that attack your target for 10 seconds, and generates a Psi Point. More damage, more Psi Points, it’s a win win!

Mental DPS with the WildStar Online Esper Class!

Now what to do with all these Psi Points? Spend them on the finisher Mind Burst, which hurls a beautiful blue phoenix at your target. This ability, when cast with 5 Psi Points, does massive damage! It is quite possibly the highest damaging ability in the game! The final 4 skills of your LAS are determined by your personal flavor, but always be sure to take an interrupt such as Crush, which knocks down your target, and sets them up to get wailed on!

That’s all there is to it, now get out there you psionic duelist and melt some enemies with your mind! If you require a support class to accompany you, you can always call on the stealth of the Stalker. More on that is being discussed at Wildstarstalker.com.

Article above is based on the Beta and not get any updates yet. However, for a more updated and in-depth information on advanced leveling strategies for the esper, you should consider getting a copy of the digital book here. This was what made “level cap in a week” possible for my esper.