Most of the information in the below post is a bit outdated.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.
When it comes to choosing the perfect class and racial combo in WildStar, there thankfully isn’t too much to worry about when it comes to choosing your race. There are no racial bonuses or abilities whatsoever in the game. This means that there is no “best” race at all. Originally the developers planned to add small racial passives but decided to scrap that idea during the last year of the game’s development.
All this means is that when you choose your class and race, you should simply go by which race appeals to you the best. Races are split between the factions and some classes cannot be all races, so take this into consideration as well. For Espers, specifically, you will have to choose between the following races:
Human and Aurin
Cassian and Chua
Espers, unfortunately, get one of the smaller pools of races to choose from. Humans and Cassians are both extremely similar. Cassians are simply the Dominion’s version of a human. Chua and Aurin are both the “smaller” races in WildStar, but are dramatically different in appearance and lore characteristics.
One thing to keep in mind is that if you plan on PvPing at all in WildStar, you may want to think about trying out Aurin and/or Chua simply due to the fact that smaller races are often less noticeable during a hectic PvP battle. This is a guide to pvp in wildstar. All classes will be noticeable when it comes to their spells and animations, but the actual character models themselves being smaller can sometimes help a character stay undetected for a little longer and be more difficult for enemies to target. This will enable you to survive longer and aid your team to victory whether you are a DPS Esper or a healer. Smarter players will still be able to easily find and track you, however, so choosing a smaller race is in no way a guarantee of anything.
The final choice is yours, however. With no racial bonuses and abilities in WildStar whatsoever, all you need to do to create the perfect Esper is create the character that fits you best. There is no “best” race for any class. Cosmetics, aesthetics, animations, faction, character model size, lore and the general appearances of each race are the only things that need to be taken into consideration. This simplifies the character creation process in WildStar significantly.
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.