AMPs System is part of WildStar Action Set Builder (default key ‘B’). At level 6 you’ll unlock AMPs. You can find AMP tab right next to your Abilities tab. This feature allows you to get extra stats and additionally tune character’s build. While leveling, your character earns AMP points. At level cap, your character will have 45 AMP points obtained through leveling. At level 50 you can get 10 more AMP points by spending Elder Gems. Elder gem vendor sells item called AMP Power Upgrade that unlocks an additional point of AMP Power. A maximum of 55 AMP Power can be unlocked through leveling and bonuses. Placing points into unlocked AMPS adds new features like: abilities cooldown reductions, adds lifesteal to your attacks, improves secondary stats, unlocks new spells, adds effects on heal, damage, kill, abilities and etc.
Once you open AMPs Tab you’ll see 6 AMP sections – Assault, Support, Utility, Hybrid A/S, Hybrid A/U, Hybrid S/U grouped in three circles, representing Tiers. Each Section reflects the play stile of a player. While Assault gives more commodities for damage dealers, Support section gives more commodities to healers and tanks, Utility gives more commodities to PvP combat, Hybrid A/U; A/S; S/U with their commodities tries to connects Assault, Support and Utility.
While leveling, your character obtains skill points and AMPs points. The second ones can be used for unlocking AMPs. Tier 1 AMPs are unlocked by default, when you collect enough AMP points, but AMPS Tier 2 and Tier 3 are locked, and players have to unlock AMPs with corresponding AMP items first. AMPs items can be obtained as mob drops, quest rewards, or you can buy them from vendors.
In the table below you can find locations for all Esper Amps, for both factions Exile and Dominion. By clicking on the links in the Vendor columns you can see map location for each vendor. You can also search the table by choosing vendor name, or location from drop down menus at the top of the table. Continue reading →
Did you miss the recent Esper class livestream? Did you watch it and immediately want to see all of it again? You’re in luck, because you can watch the whole thing as many times as you like since the event was put up on Youtube. There are two parts, so make sure to watch both videos!
It is that time of the week – time for another class dev speak. This time Carbine developers go into more detail about Esper, the ranged dps/healer of the game. It also has various crowd control abilities (snares, roots, knockbacks, knosckdowns, subdue, “monitor turn-offs”), buffes and de-buffs and a freakin’ psionic blade that he manifests into existence to kill enemies.
As always, the video has some easter eggs in the disclaimer section and we have ripped out the frames for easy browsing of what the Disclaimer guy had to say (and to find out what he had for dinner that night apparently).
If you ever wandered what kind of skills each of the Wildstar classes gets a little bit further into the game, the following video might help you satisfy your curiosity. We took the chance to film all the skills for all the classes available at the show floor of GamesCom 2013 and we even filmed some of the skill animations while we were at it. We would have filmed more, but Carbine made available only the skills you see here. These skills are something a level 20 character would have access to. Please do remember that these skills were just part of the demo shown on the show floor and might not make it to the release of the game at all or will make their appearance in the full game completely modified. Still, it gives you a sense of direction Carbine is going with each class and what kind of skills you can expect for Stalkers, Espers, Spellslingers and Warriors. I hope you like the emotes we filmed at the end of the video as well 😉
P.S. Make sure you watch it in full HD – that way you’ll be able to see the skill text crisp clear.