|Shadow of Chernobyl|
|Call of Pripyat|
Experienced stalkers have a couple months experience and usually field lower-end weaponry and armor.
Experienced stalkers make up the bulk of most stalkers encountered in the Zone. They are generally found in areas like the Cordon, Garbage, Agroprom, Rostok, Dark Valley, Wild Territory, and Army Warehouses. Most Experienced stalkers are easily recognizable; their choice of weapons are plentiful and generally not fielded by Rookies nor higher-ranking Veterans.
Generally, Experienced stalkers make use of low- or mid-tier weapons like CQB (Close Quarters Combat) weapons.
- AKM-74/2U, used by Loners, Spetsnaz, and Bandits.
- TRs-301, used mainly by Mercenaries, but can be found on Loners and Freedom.
- IL 86, used by Mercenaries, Loners, and Freedom.
Experienced stalkers will also utilize lower-end armors: