“…Nimble, imperceptible and inexorable, if need be. Able to temporarily enter stealth mode. While in stealth mode, Stalker disappears from enemy radars and is nearly impossible to lock on…” – in-game description
If an enemy attempts to target this bot when its Stealth Ability is engaged, a crossed out eye symbol is seen over the Stalker, and weapons cannot lock onto it. Stealth mode is not exactly instantaneous, as it has a 1-2 second activation delay. When activated, it lasts for 8 seconds. At the end of the 8 second stealth, 16 seconds of cooldown time begins before it can be reactivated. However, it should be noted that, for around half a second, enemy robots already locked on to you will stay locked on, so snipers firing the second you hit stealth or just before can still hit you.
This robot has high HP for a light bot and rivals medium robots in terms of health. With a base hp of 50,000 and a base speed of 50 mph, this robot can be very efficient at capturing beacons. It also can be annoying and/or lethal to robots (especially snipers and artillery) by using its speed and stealth to get to the enemies spawn point, close on enemy robots, and chip away at their health without retaliation. On slower turning robots like the Rhino, this can be a pest.
Due to having only two light hardpoints, timing the use of stealth and good use of cover are key, as being caught in the open can mean a quick death. But used correctly, a Stalker can be a great disruptive force on the battlefield.
The Stalker is nearly identical to the Destrier in shape, size, and firepower. Therefore, it is advised to play it as one. The main differences are its stats and the stealth ability. Due to this, some people think of it as an upgraded Destrier.
It is important to note that splash damage weapons like Pinatas or Pins can be a effective counter to the Stalker’s stealth ability. Splash damage from weapons exploding next to the Stalker can still cause damage even if they can not target it directly.
- If stealth mode is triggered during an enemy’s Spiral or Hydra barrage, the missiles will target the ground where the stealth ability activated (i.e. activate stealth and keep moving!).
- When maxed out, the Stalker achieves the rank of the fastest robot in the game; moving on the ground at a speed of 66.
- The Stalker’s color scheme noticeably resembles that of the Magnums.
|7||500,000||67,000||62||1 days 8 hours|
|8||800,000||71,000||64||1 days 16 hours|
|9||1,500,000||75,000||66||2 days 6 hours|
|10||2,000,000||80,000||66||2 days 18 hours|
|11||4,000,000||85,000||66||4 days 14 hours|
|12||7,000,000||90,000||66||5 days 10 hours|
|Total||16,497,500||90,000||66||19 days 6 hours 5 minutes|