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How to Kill the Stalker
By [FALC] Jithvan
This guide will tell you how to kill the Stalker.
But first we need to know a few things.
  • Who is the Stalker?
  • How do we find him?
  • How do you know you have a Death Mark?
  • What are his tactics?

And then I will tell you how to kill him and what he drops :)
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Who is the Stalker?

The Stalker is an shadowy NCP that randomly appears during missions, he spawns with a level that ranges anywhere between 15 to 9999 and will target and attack a single player until the target player is dead.

The Stalker is a Rogue Tenno that will try to kill the "target player" and will ignore other players as long as the target player is in range and is not in a revive state.
He has 100 Health, 65 Armour, 200 Shield and his shield recharge in Approximately 5 Seconds.
He will disappear after the target player has been killed or if he is given time to escape when his health is below 20%

He wields three unique weapons:
Primary - Dread (Bow)

Secondary - Despair (Throwing Knives)

Melee - Hate (Scythe)

He has 5 warframe abilities:
  • Slash Dash
  • Dispel
  • Teleport
  • Absorb
  • Pull
Most offensive and support warframe abilities used by the player will Not affect the Stalker at all but may still damage him.

Please be familiar with the above abilities, weapons and statistics before proceeding.
How do we find him?
Stalker has a high chance of spawning in missions right after you defeat a "Boss"
This means that he can spawn in any planet or void except in Assassination Missions (Including Oracle Derelict Assassination)
According to research done by me and my clan we ruled out that there is no unique bosses that will have a higher chance of spawning the Stalker in future missions and that all bosses have a chance to give a death mark.

You do not need to have the "Killing Blow" on the boss for you to get a "Death Mark".

According to more research carried out by my clan we summarised that the stalker has a Higher chance of "Targeting" players with warframes with a rank from 10-29.
We also concluded that the Stalker has an Extremely high chance of spawning in Nightmare Mode Missions after killing a boss. (Excluding Assassination Nightmare Mode Missions)

The Stalkers level is determined by the highest of either the target's maximum weapon rank, or the planet's minimum level, +15.

So in short, the Stalker has the highest chance of spawning in a nightmare mode mission as soon as a player playing the mission with a warframe ranked between 10 and 29 kills a boss.

How do you know you have a Death Mark?
Once you kill a boss you have a chance of receiving the message shown below. This indicates that you have a death mark and that the stalker has a chance of spawning in the next few missions you do till he spawns.
*Note* You will need to get this message from him again to renew your chances of spawning the stalker after you run into him if you were the target player.
What are his tactics?
What are his Tactics?
Before the Stalker spawns, the screen of the target player will flicker and he will receive a message from the stalker. Apon Spawning he will initiate lockdown on your mission.

The Stalker will always taunt the Target Player before appearing.
Other Players will see only their screens flicker, and this will happen about 5-30 seconds after the target players screen flickers.

The Stalker Spawns kneeling within a radius of 5 meters near the target player.

He will almost always attack the target player with his Hate at close range.

If the target player is too far away he will use his slash dash skill to attack.

He rarely uses his despair and dread but is most likely to use it if the target player is ontop of an object like a bow or when the target player is running around in circles around the stalker.

The Stalker will use his "Dispel" ability if he is given a chance to and it will remove the following active abilities.
-Blessing (Damage Immunity Only)
-Iron Skin
-Null Star
-Shadows Of The Dead
-Smoke Screen
-World On Fire

The Stalker will use his absorb ability when his health goes below 50%

My clan and I have not yet determined what cause the stalker to use his Teleport and Pull abilities but we assume it is when the target player is either too far and the stalker has no other player ot target or when the target player is out of the stalker line of sight or on an large box.

The Stalker will run away if his health is below 20% or if he kills the target player.

And Finally How To Kill Him!
And Finally How To Kill Him!
Now that you know how the Stalker Behaves all you need to do is remember these tips and tactics.
Nyx (Abosorb), Mag (Sheild Polarize), Rhino (Iron Skin), Trinty (Blessing) are useful moves that are pretty useful when going against the Stalker.

The Stalkers Slash Dash is LETHAL and deals about 1200 damage,if you have a rhino with iorn skin you have a chance of surviving.
Have the target player stay at about 20 meter from the Stalker at all times, it is upto the rest of the team to take him out.

The Stalker is Very vulnerable as soon as he spawns kneeling near the target player, my officer and I were doing a nightmare run once and he managed to one shot the Stalker at point blank with a Brakk before he even got a chance to get up.

Try and get into a larger wide open room before engaging him.

Stay away from the Stalker when he Uses his Absorb ability and pound him from a distance.

If he spawns when your in a Corpus spaceship try and lure him to a room with re-enforced glass, then exit the room quickly and break the glass while the stalker is still inside, let him die, unlock the door and proceed with the mission.

Never try to melee the Stalker (Even with a Galantine) unless you want to be sliced in half like butter. (Unless you really know what your doing)

Now go ahead and thrash that Stalker! :D

By: Jithvan (Falcon Elite Clan Commander)

~*information and pictures have been provided by the warframe wiki, warframe forumns, deviant art, and fellow Falcon Elite Clan members.*~
Stalkers Drops
We have confirmed the following drop probabilities for the Stalker.
The Stalker can also drop a resource and blueprint/mod at the same time.
The Stalker also has a chance of sropping nothing at all when you kill him.

  • Dread (Blueprint) - Common
  • Rare 5 Fusion Core - Rare
  • Serration - Common
  • Blind justice (Stance) - Uncommon
  • Heavy Impact - Uncommon
  • Molten Impact - Uncommon
  • Despair (Blueprint) - Uncommon
  • Hate (Blueprint) - Uncommon
  • Argon Crystal - Rare
  • Orokin Cell - Rare
  • Melee Channel - Rare
  • Intensify - Rare

And he has a chance of dropping a rare sigil.

He can also be scanned for the codex (3 times)
and this is the description if him given in the codex.
"Some have walked these desolate worlds while you slept. Some like me. I remember what you did. I remember the day.
The Tenno appeared at the Terminus, gleaming and victorious. Our cold and gold Emperors, breathless, bathed you in savior's silk. Then came the sound. Across all our worlds, all at once, the ceremonial Naga drums. A royal salute to the honored Tenno. Ten solemn beats to declare the suffering was over. I watched from a distance, with the rest of the low Guardians. With each beat terror began to crush my throat. The Tenno were not stoic and silent, They were waiting. They were poised. I tried to call out but only a strangled whisper escaped.
When the ninth beat rang a torrent of blood filled the stadium, loosed by Tenno blades. The drums, the Empire, fell silent forever.
Now I hunt, dividing your numbers. Watching from that dark place, cataloging your sins, I am the ghost of retribution. You may forget but you are not innocent."

*Try to scan at your own risk*

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Adros Feb 21 @ 12:28pm 
To every new player reading this guide:
This guide is ages outdated
real gamer Jan 9 @ 7:28am 
yOuR aCtIOnS hAvE cOnsEqUeNceS
humej96 Sep 30, 2016 @ 3:43pm 
'course now all you got to do is maintain a respectable distance. The Stalkers not much of a threat without that bow. Bit of a side note, but does anyone else think they should bring the accolytes back just to add some shadowy diversity to warframe? Perhaps have different methods for recieving marks from each.
Strider_Killer Jul 14, 2016 @ 2:13am 
The maxium level of Stalker isn't level 9999, it is infact 10004.
I have proof, but it's on Imgur.
-Go only if you dare-
TBT|Coobster432 Sep 27, 2015 @ 12:56pm 
What if I'll use excalibur's fourth skill?
Rai☣der www.allkeyshop.com Sep 13, 2015 @ 4:04am 
The best way to kill the stalker is using tonkor with pro build I can kill him only with 1 shoot :csgocross:
It's Legit Jun 23, 2015 @ 5:41am 
I happened to use globe when He showed up. Somehow he didn't shot me, but He just trying to dash slash me, but he bailed.
The king May 11, 2015 @ 3:16am 
just use valkyr so easy to kill him just use your ult easly kill him
Pious Pepe May 8, 2015 @ 2:05pm 
"Never melee him" "the team" I killed the stalker the other day by using melee and soloing it:P
GuandarK Mar 28, 2015 @ 11:09am 
i have the Dread bow!