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.
In Wildstar Online, Esper is known as an intelligent and cerebral class, more prone to strategic thinking than brute force. The primary role for Esper are as support or focus target healer. While Esper can deal damage, their capabilities are more attuned to strengthening the team or weakening and confusing opponents. In a healing role, they are a long range healer who can focus on a single target for large heals or AOE heals for team effect.
Playing an Esper requires patience and strategic thought on how to engage. Wading into the fray is a quick way to get dead. Depending on which role, either support dps or healer, there are certain things that have to be kept in mind.
Using combo points, called Psy-points, are the main strength behind Esper attacks. There are two types of attacks concerning generating and using combo points. Building attacks are those that build psy-points. Finishing attacks are the alpha strike of the Esper, typically dealing significant damage and occasionally, area of effect. Using builders to generate points and using a finisher attack to seal the deal is the best way to knock down opponents.
Psy-Points apply to healing as well. Building, with an ability that enhances the healing output of the group, generates psy-points for use to cast stronger heals that are area effect, thereby healing the group. Psy-points do not cross schools from dps to heals, as each school has a different finisher. The healing build is more suitable for the Medic class in Wildstar Online.
There is also Focus, which builds slowly during combat but quickly when no longer in combat. Focus is primarily used for healing effects and should be used sparingly as regen is slow. All healing spells use an amount of focus so it is vital that the player keep track. Concentrate on gaining the most amount of healing for the lowest focus cost.
Espers also cast illusions and these illusions deal damage and are considerable damage dealers. The advantage is that illusions can be used to distract and confuse opponents and this does not just mean in pvp. These illusions can change the initiative in combat, causing it to shift to the player or group. Espers do have the ability to cast the Psy-Blade but that is more of a secondary with illusions and powers being the main attack forms.
Esper Class is a glass cannon but should not be underestimated. Flexible, with the ability to heal or dealing and enhancing group damage, the Esper has a familiar feel with other support classes a player might have played.
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.