If solo, I can only face him in melee with Valkyr (lvl 24), but somehow Stalker cancels Valkyr's Hysteria ability (making me vulnerable to attacks again).

I didn't try with the Cernos Bow: I wonder, if I hit him in the head will I instagib him or at least do massive damage (like 40% of his bar)?

If not, are there any other efficient ways?

  • Stalker is explicitly immune to and able to cancel out all Warframe powers. You'll want to take him at range. Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 6:45
  • But how? what if he slash dash multiple times after I get far from him? Will there be a moment where I can take a bit enough to aim?
    – Arkl1te
    Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 7:04
  • That's weird... last time I faced him as Valkyr he didn't disable my Hysteria. A strange case of the lags?
    – MBender
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 9:26
  • No, he was able to deactivate buffs (wikia clarified that). I don't now if they changed that.
    – Arkl1te
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 13:53

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I will give a rule list for how to defeat Stalker.

  1. Use high damage weapons. The stalker has a lot of health and armor, so if you can't deal enough damage to him, he will not die.

  2. Do not, and I repeat, DO NOT use any buffs. The Stalker can "Dispel" any buff instantly, instantly removing them and any effects they cause (Trinitys Blessing still restores HP, but he will dispel the damage resistance) making them an effective waste of your energy.

  3. Do not stop moving at any point. If you stand still too long he will destroy you. Using a bow or sniper (besides rule #4) can lower your movement speed while trying to aim. This will give him an easier target.

  4. Do not use hard to aim weapons. Because the fact that the Stalker is highly mobile, trying to use a sniper or a bow can make it impossible to hit him. A weapon like Soma, Boltor Prime, or Penta is recommended.

  5. Solo is usually a no-go (see what I did there). Even if you do not want to, you should be playing with other players. Other players can deal more damage, possibly heal, and even extend the fight if you die (if another player is marked, he will move to kill the next target, and the next (if there is another)). This can allow you to revive and continue fighting (but if the next player who he is chasing dies (and there is no one else to chase), he will start his escape phase).

  6. Stalker is immune to a lot of movement impairing effects, like Rhino's Stomp ( he will not be stunned, but will take some damage).

  7. Do not be stupid. Use logic to defeat him. Examples: If he is using absorb, don't attack him (use this time to get away, and scavenge resources). If he is about to Slash Dash, get out of his way. Ect.

  8. If you see him spawning, do not hesatitate to destroy him. My friends and I have killed him many times before he even had the chance to stand up.

Extra note on #2 on this list. Last time I played, Stalker had an ability (not passive) to dispel moves, so it did take a bit of his time. A skilled team might be able to lock him into using despel over and over, making the fight verus a potato and not the Stalker. Can't be 100% sure on this one though, as I will need to do some quick research. Well, it seems he can be forced to stop for a bit (Dispel Wiki), around enough time to use one dispel. I don't know if you can fully turn him into a potato, but you can use it to get him to stop for a bit and beat him up.


I like to use guns that can stun lock him. For example, the last time I solo'd Stalker, I was using the Zephyr frame, while using a Karak with high fire rate and Blast Damage to "stagger" him, so to speak.

I find that some good efficient ways to kill the Stalker solo revolve around using high damage output guns. Melee generally doesn't work, because the Stalker can easily shred through your armor. Guns like the Soma and the Boltor Prime work wonders and can easily destroy Stalker.

  • Soma/Soma Prime work very well with blast damage against him.
    – user973
    Commented Jan 29, 2015 at 18:20

Run a lot, and just turn around for 1 hit, then keep dodging, runnning. Once he gets a hold of you, he'll follow you. Just run and shoot once you got some space between you and him.

He won't dissapear until he's dead or you are if I remember correctly, so just run and shoot (Bows work pretty well)


I find him easy to defeat by just running in a big circle, firing a Synoid Simulor over my shoulder as I go. Causes AE damage, so accuracy is kind of irrelevant. Just keep moving so he does not get you lined up for a charge or ranged attack


Play on a map that you know has an emplacement or something similar depending on where you are such as Mars or a Grineer ship. After the second taunt, get to the emplacement quickly. Use it to grind him to dust.


Broken war seems to bring down his health pretty quickly when maxed out and using the right mods

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    What mods are the "right mods"?
    – Vemonus
    Commented Mar 18, 2017 at 22:41

Pray to God that the tileset has an emplacement. Blast him to bits with it. Bonus points if it's an infested map and all the enemies try to kill him instead of you.

At least, that's how I killed him when he finally decided to attack me.

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