The abilities system in Wildstar is very flexible and user-friendly, thanks to the option of modifying the
abilities. The whole set of abilities in the game is called the “Action Set Builder”. It should be noted that at
the 20th level, the character gains an additional Action Set tab, which gives the option of creating two
different builds that can be switched at any time, out of combat (for example a DPS build and a Tank
In this tab, you can see all the abilities that you’ve learned. Here you can increase their level, which
makes them more powerful. In order to do that, you will need an adequate amount of “Ability Points”,
which are obtained when advancing to a higher level.
The abilities are divided into several groups: Assault, Support, Utility and Path. In the last one, you can
find those abilities that you obtain when advancing to higher levels in your Path.
The names of the remaining sets correspond to certain statistics. For example, abilities from the Assault
tree are enhanced by Assault Power from weapons. The same goes for Support, and Utility abilities are
improved also by Support Power.
There are some restrictions to distribution of points on abilities. To advance to a higher Tier you have to
be on the required level of experience and to select Tier 4 and Tier 8 you have to spend as many as five
points. Don’t worry about the points that you’ve already distributed, because they can be taken back from
an ability and given to another one at any time. In this way you can try many different combinations with no
loss of points.
You can take back points from an ability using a minus icon on the right.
To obtain a new ability you need to be on the required level and buy the ability in Ability Kiosk. You can
find it in some of the camps and in bigger cities. What is more, an Engineer can summon such Kiosk for
one minute in any place, or even build one in one of the special places that are designed for it.
This tab contains the passive ability trees. Here you distribute a separate kind of points, gained with every
new level as well. A tree consist of three Tiers. To unlock a higher Tier, you have to distribute a certain
amount of points into the previous one. This although, is not enough to be able to give points into the
Tier. You also need to find special capsules that will unlock a given passive ability. Those can be looted
from any kind of monsters and can also be obtained as rewards for quests.
It should be noted that there are six trees in this tab, each tree giving different kind of bonuses and the
Tiers in every tree are unlocked separately.
When you obtain a capsule, you have to simply click on it and the slot with the ability will be unlocked.
Redistribution of points is also available here, but you need to get a special restarting skill in the Ability
Kiosk. It’s for free, so the only problem is finding the machine.