Lost Ark is an MMORPG that recently had a worldwide release in 2022 after being available exclusively in South Korea since 2019; and Lost Ark features excellent combat, exploration, and much variety in playstyles. Speaking of variety in playstyle, you might want to check out some of our build guides, including Paladin, Gunlancer, Sharkshooter, Berserker, and Sorceress builds, to know which build works best for you. There are multiple Card Sets in Lost Ark, and the game gives you limited resources to upgrade those sets; therefore, it is necessary to know which card set works best for you before you invest in them.
The Best Card Sets In Lost Ark
There are 27 different card sets in Lost Ark, and we consider these few of the best in the game.
Fate of the Lazeniths
The Fate of the Lazeniths card set consists of 2 cards; equipping all 2 cards equipped grants you resistance against Elemental damage. Equipping all two cards after four awakenings grants you bonus Elemental Damage by 2.00 %.
After ten awakenings, Successful strikes create a chance for an increase of all Elemental Damage by 24% for 8 seconds.
This Card Set is great for both offensive and defensive play.
- Beatrice (Legendary)
- Allegro (Epic)
The Guardians Road card set consists of 7 cards. Equipping 2 cards from this set will grants Fire Damage reduction by 8%, Equipping 4 cards will grant another Fire Damage reduction by 8%, and equipping 6 cards from this set grants another Fire Damage Reduction by 9%, resulting in a total Fire Damage Reduction by 25%, all this without any awakenings.
If you equip 6 cards from this deck after 12 awakenings, it will increase your Critical damage rate by 4%, and after 30 awakenings, it changes your damage type to water, which is great if you’re against fire enemies.
Once you reach level 50, obtaining this card set becomes a part of the daily grind.
- Lumerus (Epic)
- Icy Legoros (Epic)
- Chromanium (Epic)
- Caliligos (Epic)
- Ur’nil (Epic)
- Dark Legros (Epic)
- Nacrasena (Epic)
Kazeros’s Legion Commanders
The Kazeros’s Legion Commanders Card Set consists of 6 cards. This card set offers Holy Damage Reduction by 10% for every 2 cards equipped, resulting in a total Holy Damage Reduction by 30% if you equip all 6 cards without any awakenings.
Equipping all 6 cards after 12 awakenings changes your damage to Dark. After 18 awakenings, your dark damage is increased by 7% and after all 30 awakenings, your dark damage is increased by another 8% resulting in a total dark damage increase by 15% with a fully upgraded set.
This card set is one of the hardest card sets to acquire and upgrade fully.
- Valtan (Legendary)
- Vykas (Legendary)
- Thaemine (Legendary)
- Akkan (Legendary)
- Brelshaza (Legendary)
- Kakul-Saydon (Legendary)
The Scene Stealer card set consists of 6 cards. This Card Set offers Water Damage Reduction by 8% for every 2 cards equipped the first two times. Once you equip all 6 cards, it offers another Water Damage Deduction of 9%, resulting in a total water damage deduction of 25% without any awakenings.
Equipping all 6 cards after 12 awakenings increases your attack power by 4%, and after all 30 awakenings, It changes your damage type to lightning.
- Avele (Epic)
- Habeck (Epic)
- Enviska (Epic)
- Jederico (Epic)
- Scherrit (Epic)
- Kalmaris (Epic)
The Lostwind card set consists of 6 cards. This card set offers a Dark Damage reduction by 8% for every 2 cards equipped the first two times. Once you equip all 6 Cards, it offers another Dark Damage Reduction by 9% resulting in a total Dark Damage Reduction of 25% without any awakenings.
Equipping all 6 cards after 12 awakenings increases your critical damage rate by 7%, and after all 30 awakenings, It offers 3.5% holy damage for you and your party.
We would recommend investing in this set if you wish to maximize your damage.
- Armen (Legendary)
- Seria (Rare)
- Solas (Common)
- King Thirain (Legendary)
- Kharmine (Legendary)
- Delain Armen (Legendary)
We’ll Meet Again
The We’ll Meet Again Card set consists of 3 cards. Equipping all 3 cards offers damage taken reduction by 12% when your health is at 50% or less.
The damage taken reduction is further reduced by another 16% after 9 awakenings resulting in a total Damage Taken Reduction of 28% without any awakenings.
After all 30 awakenings, the card set restores some of your HP for 5 seconds when your HP reaches below 20%.
This card set is fairly easy to complete, and we would recommend using this card set with The Forest Of Giants Card Set.
- Madnick (Epic)
- Vrad (Rare)
- Sian (Rare)
Forest Of Giants
Similar to the We’ll meet again, The Forest of Giants is another 3 piece card set, increasing the effectiveness of recovery items by 15% if you equip all 3 cards.
After 9 awakenings, your Physical and Magic defense is increased by 10%.
And after all 15 awakenings, Your Physical and Magic defense is increased by another 20% resulting in a total Physical and Magic defense increase of 30%.
This card set is easy to acquire and works really well with the We’ll Meet Again card set; both sets have 3 cards so you can equip both card sets simultaneously.
- Caspiel (Rare)
- Mokamoka (Epic)
- Tir (Rare)
Light Of Salvation
The Light Of Salvation Card Set is opposite of the Kazeros’s Legion Commanders Card Set. It consists of 7 cards. Light Of Salvation card set offers Dark Damage reduction by 10% for every 2 cards equipped, resulting in a total Dark Damage Reduction of 30% when all 6 cards from this set are equipped.
After 12 awakenings, It changes your damage type to Holy, and after 18 awakenings, It increases your Holy Damage by 7%.
After all 30 awakenings, Your Holy Damage is increased by another 8% resulting in a total Holy damage increase of 15%.
This card set is extremely useful in some of the end-game content.
- Shandi (Legendary)
- Azena and Inanna (Legendary)
- Nineveh (Legendary)
- Kadan (Legendary)
- Belthorr (Legendary)
- Thirain (Legendary)
- Wai (Legendary)
Cards in Lost Ark
Lost Ark gives players multiple ways of upgrading and customizing their characters, and Cards are simply just one of the many progressive systems in the game.
There are multiple card sets in Lost Ark, all offering different advantages for your character. Investing in the right cards can help you out in various situations and can save you a lot of time in the end game. At first glance, it may seem complex to new players, but it’s actually really simple if you know what cards to look out for and invest your card XP points in.
A word of caution, you can’t just equip any card on your deck and expect to get a buff; you need to equip cards of the same class in order to get the intended buffs on your character. While you’re at it, consider reading our Gunslinger, Striker, Deadeye, and Scrapper build guides to perfect the playstyle you best fit into.
Cards in Lost Ark come in sets, meaning that the more cards you have from the same set offer more advantages and buffs. Equipping cards from different sets is also possible, but it is not as effective and will not offer as many advantages as equipping cards from the same sets.
Your character can equip 6 cards at the same time, and you can swap them out whenever you want.
Now that does not mean that you can only equip one card set at a time. Some card sets have 2 or 3 cards in total, so you can also equip 2 card sets at the same time.
There are multiple methods for acquiring cards in Lost Ark. One of the simplest methods to acquire cards is through card packs. Now, if you have a legendary card pack, that does not necessarily mean that you will get a Legendary card. The name of the card pack just indicates the highest rank of card obtainable through the pack.
Another way of obtaining cards is to complete different missions and dungeons, so you will most likely gain a bunch of cards without even trying to.
You can also complete daily and weekly missions to gain more cards.
Try doing these missions as many times as you can because the Legendary cards are the rarest, and it can take quite some time trying to obtain Legendary cards.
If you’re trying to obtain a specific card, you may want to take a look at the bottom of its description which states which card packs drop the specific card you’re looking for.
Let’s say you’re trying to acquire the Caspiel card from the Forest of the Giants card pack, as you can see below the card’s description. It says “Dawning Leaf Card Pack” and “Ebony Leaf Card Pack, ” indicating that these card packs have a higher chance of dropping this specific card.
Every card in Lost Ark can be upgraded 5 times as indicated by the gems or crystals at the bottom of the card, and These are called “Awakening Levels”. Upgrading cards can be a lengthy process, depending on which card you’re trying to upgrade.
Upgrading your cards require 2 things.
It requires Card XP, which will fill up your card XP gauge; once the XP gauge has been filled then, you’ll need a duplicate card to ascend it to the next level. You get Card XP occasionally early game but don’t let that fool you because Card XP is finite and very hard to obtain, so you don’t want to be wasting your card XP trying to upgrade random cards.
Duplicate Cards are required if you wish to ascend your current cards to the next level. Meaning if you wish to upgrade a certain card to Awakening Level 1 then you need 1 duplicate card that will be merged with your base card, If you wish to upgrade a card to Awakening level 2 from Awakening Level 1 then you need 2 duplicate cards that will be merged with your base card and so on. In total, you will need 15 duplicate cards, excluding your base card, if you wish to upgrade your card to the max level.
Now that can be easy if you’re trying to upgrade common cards, but if you’re trying to upgrade a legendary card, then you need to be ready to invest a lot of time in Lost Ark.
That is pretty much everything you need to know about the cards and information related to them in Lost Ark. Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below.