Wildstar Online: What is the Most Popular Class?

Update: This is a quick overview of classes in Wildstar. In case you’re interested in the fastest way of getting them to the level cap, this leveling guide will probably help you a lot more.

For the most part, Wildstar’s classes are fairly balanced, but as always there are a couple of classes that are more popular than others and tend to take the lead in some areas of the game. In most cases, the most popular classes also tend to be those that do well in PvP. Class balance matters more in PvP most of the time, and PvP players are quick to notice when class balance isn’t as it should be.

Carbine has been pretty quick about fixing some instances of class imbalance, but for the most part the same classes that were popular when the game launched are still popular today. The current list of popular level 50 classes goes something like this, with #1 being the most popular and #5 being the least:

Notes: This is just an approximate guess based off popular opinions and general observations as well as popular census information. The differences between each class are fairly small– probably somewhere between 1-2% per entry listed near the top. There is definitely more wiggle room toward the bottom of the list as the classes become more even.

1. Spellslinger
2. Warrior
3. Medic
4. Stalker
5. Engineer
6. Esper

Now, some detailed info about why each class is where it is on the above list:

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1. Spellslinger

Spellslingers are extremely strong in PvP and in solo gameplay areas right now. This is largely due to their high levels of mobility. Spellslinger healers have a ton of mobility, especially, and are one of the best healing classes for all areas of endgame. DPS Spellslingers are fairly well-balanced in all areas of endgame and are one of the best classes to bring to a raid due to their high range and mobility.

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2. Warrior

Warriors are one of the strongest DPS classes in endgame raiding currently. Their core ability rotation is also rather simple which makes them strong choices for PvP. With only three abilities needed for optimal DPS, this gives them quite a few slots open for crowd control abilities and temporary group buffs.

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3. Medic

Medics are excellent healers currently, and one of the best types of healers for endgame raids. They provide great raid cooldowns. Their DPS counterpart, however, is currently lacking by quite a bit. DPS Medics aren’t that sought after in the raiding scene which is hurting the popularity of this class somewhat.

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4. Stalker

Stalkers are fairly middle of the road in all aspects. They provide solid DPS in both PvP and raiding situations, but due to a few late-beta nerfs, the class has never quite recovered and became as popular as it was during the early months of beta. It’s still an extremely solid class, however, both in the areas of tanking and DPS.

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5. Engineer

Engineers are another class that started out extremely popular during beta and has leveled off in popularity since the launch of WildStar. The concept of the class is great and most Engineers find the class very fun, but Engineers are plagued with quite a few bugs right now which makes it difficult to perform well at endgame and even while leveling.

The bot pet AI, specifically, is quite buggy and turns many players away from enjoying the class. Despite that, the class remains fairly well-balanced both as a tank and as a DPS class.

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6. Esper

Espers, similar to Engineers, suffer from quite a few major game-breaking bugs that hold down the popularity of the class. Espers are also somewhat clunky as a DPS spec and could use a few major class reworks in order to be as fluid and mobile as the Spellslinger. Despite this, Espers are still a solid endgame healer and DPS class under the right conditions.

Due to the ever-changing nature of MMORPGs, it’s highly likely that this list will completely change in a mere month from now. Carbine is diligently working to re-balance the classes and ensure that all players are happy with their chosen classes. Hardcore PvPers and raiders may feel tempted to switch around and play flavor-of-the-month roulette, but for the rest of us the classic gaming rule applies here: Play what you enjoy.

In case you are looking some really in-depth advice on how to play these classes, you should check out the WildStar Class Guide. For those who’re only interested in hitting the level cap as fast as possible, there’s also a Wildstar Leveling Guide.



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