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Most of the information in the below post is a bit outdated.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.