Top 8 Best Ships In Lost Ark

Lost Ark is an MMORPG recently released on Steam during its worldwide release in 2022 after being available in South Korea since 2019, Lost Ark features compelling combat and exploration. Obtaining a ship is somewhat essential for exploration in Lost Ark. There are a handful of ships in Lost Ark, all having their own set of attributes, strengths, and weaknesses. Some ships offer a great deal of resistance to one hazard type while having almost negligible resistance to other hazard types so it is pretty difficult to select a single ship as the best ship but we have prepared this guide to help you decide which ship works best for you and your playstyle. Also, consider reading our Lost Ark Tier List.

Ships In Lost Ark

There are 8 different unique ships in Lost Ark, all having their own set of strengths and weaknesses. All are upgradeable in different ways, offering resistance to different hazards in the game such as Cold Snap Seas, Siren Seas, Kelp Beds, SandStorm Seas, Tempest Seas, and Dead Waters. While you’re at it, why not check some of our builds including Paladin, Berserker, Gunlancer, Sharpshooter, Striker, Gunslinger, Scrapper, and Deadeye builds to improve your playstyle.

Estoc/Estoque

Estoc
Estoc

The Estoc is a strong and reliable ship. Estoc has a base speed of 20 and its durability is 3,500. It is one of the most balanced ships in Lost Ark offering the same resistance to every hazard. This ship is capable enough to handle every mission so you don’t need to worry about missing any content by investing your upgrading materials on this ship.

This Estoc is obtained during one of the story missions, the storyline of Luteran thus it is unmissable in the game.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest +12
  •  Sandstorm Seas +12
  •  Siren region +12
  •  Cold Snap Seas +12
  •  Tempest Seas +12
  •  Dead Waters +12

Sturmbrecher

Sturmbreacher
Sturmbrecher

The Sturmbrecher is most resistant to the Cold Snap Seas therefore it is recommended to use this boat while traveling to Shushire. The Sturmbrecher has a base speed of 18 and its durability is 3,900. This ship also offers ample resistance against Kelp Beds but not as much as the Estoc.

The Sturmbrecher is obtained after stopping the necromantic terror that has enveloped Vern to receive this ship from Queen Ealyn as a gift.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest +11
  •  Sandstorm Seas +3 
  •  Siren region +3
  •  Cold Snap Seas +14
  •  Tempest Seas +3
  •  Dead Waters +6

White Wind

Whitewind
Whitewind

The White Wing is an attractive and somewhat unique-looking fishing ship with a base speed of 19 and its durability is 3,700. It offers ample resistance to the Siren Seas while being most resistant to the Sandstorm Seas.

The White Wing is obtained after solving the mystery of the strange energy looming over Anikka.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest +6
  •  Sandstorm Seas +14 
  •  Siren region +11
  •  Cold Snap Seas +3
  •  Tempest Seas +3
  •  Dead Waters +3

Brahms

Brahms
Brahms

The Brahms is a trading ship having a base speed of 18.5 and its durability is 3,600, The Brahms is most resistant to the Siren Seas while also offering decent resistance to the Dead Waters.

The Brahms is obtained after working at Lopang Inc. which is the biggest logistics company in Arkesia and you will get this ship as an award.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest +3
  •  Sandstorm Seas +6 
  •  Siren region +14
  •  Cold Snap Seas +3
  •  Tempest Seas +3
  •  Dead Waters +11

Eurus

Lost ark best ships
Eurus

The Eurus is the second fastest ship in Lost Ark having a base speed of 21 and its durability is 3,100. It is most resistant to the Kelp Beds while offering decent resistance to the Tempest Seas.

The Eurus can be obtained after talking to a certain someone on the Peyto looking to get off work.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest  +14
  •  Sandstorm Seas +3
  •  Siren region +3
  •  Cold Snap Seas +6
  •  Tempest Seas +11
  •  Dead Waters +3

Tragon

Tragon
Tragon

The Tragon is a mechanical ship built for warfare. It has a base speed of 18 and its durability is 3,700. It is most resistant to the Tempest Seas while offering ample resistance to the Sandstorm seas.

The Tragon is obtained after surviving 30 defense matches at Hypno’s Eyes.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest +6
  •  Sandstorm Seas +11 
  •  Siren region +3
  •  Cold Snap Seas +3
  •  Tempest Seas +14
  •  Dead Waters +3

Eibern’s Wound

Lost ark best ships
Eibern’s Wound

The Eibern’s Wound is the most durable ship in the game, It is a ghost ship surrounded by ominous energy. It has a base speed of 18.3 and its durability is 4200. It is most resistant to Dead Waters while offering ample resistance to Cold Snap seas.

To obtain the Eibern’s Wound, you will need to find the Marauding Ghost Ship.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest +3
  •  Sandstorm Seas +3 
  •  Siren region +3
  •  Cold Snap Seas +11
  •  Tempest Seas +6
  •  Dead Waters +14

Ashtray

Lost ark best ships
Ashtray

The Ashtray is the fastest ship in Lost Ark having a base speed of 22 and its durability is 3100, The Ashtray offers the same resistance to all hazardous water types in the game but it offers less resistance compared to the Estoc.

The only way to obtain the Ashtray is to craft it and it is a very lengthy process.

Immunity: 

  •  Kelp Forest +9
  •  Sandstorm Seas +9
  •  Siren region +9
  •  Cold Snap Seas +9
  •  Tempest Seas +9
  •  Dead Waters +9

Unlocking the Ashtray

To build the Ashtray, players need to speak with Belrod on Blackfang’s Den. He will require the materials

  • Ashtray Construction Blueprint x1
  • Ashtray Operation Manual x1
  • Timber x570
  • Certificate of Pirate x1
  • Uncommon Ship Part Material x375
  • 10,000 Silver as fees for the construction

Gathering these materials can take up to several weeks so players need to be prepared to invest a lot of time in Lost Ark if they wish to unlock the Ashtray.

Upgrading Your Ships In Lost Ark

Best Ship upgrade menu
Upgrade menu

Upgrading your ship is pretty necessary if you wish to survive in hazardous waters, This includes improving your ship’s speed, durability, resistance, and odds of surviving in the unforgiving seas.

Select the ship you’d like to upgrade in the Sailing Menu, then click the Upgrade button, it will take you to the Ship Upgrade Menu. The game will tell you which materials are required to upgrade your ship. These materials can include Basic Timber, Normal Ship Part Materials, and Uncommon Ship Part Materials.

Many of these materials can be purchased from merchants using Pirate Coins, they can also be found in Auction houses and can be crafted at the Processor NPC.

Pirate Coins and How to Earn Them

The pirate coins are another one of Lost Ark’s currencies that can be used to buy upgrades or hire new crewmates for your ship, Merchants around the island trade in Pirate Coins instead of gold or silver. Pirate Coins are used to purchase unique items such as The Song of Resonance for 16.500 pirate coins and the Giant Heart for 33,000 pirate coins

Giant Heart
Giant Hearts

One of the simplest methods to earn Pirate Coins is to just complete the Island Quests. Some of these quests can reward you with up to 15,000 pirate coins.

Aside from Island Quests, The Adventure Island Daily Event is one of the four daily events that upon completion will most often award you with Pirate Coins.

Marine Events are time-limited events, upon completion, you are awarded Pirate Coins most of the time. 

Una’s tasks are also a convenient method for earning Pirate Coins, There are 8 total tasks that award you with Pirate Coins.

  • A Hard day at work
  • Ride like the Wind
  • Pest Control
  • For the Fermata’s Maintenance 
  • Defensive Warfare
  • Crook Catcher
  • Bleak Night Fog
  • She Drifts, Sea Gifts

The Best Ship In Lost Ark

Lost ark best ship
Estoc

We consider the Estoc to be the best ship in Lost Ark because it offers enough resistance to every hazardous water type in the game, It is still faster than most ships and offers ample durability so you don’t need to worry about missing out on any content while using and investing your upgrade materials on this ship.

The Ashtray is also a good candidate for being the top-tier ship because it is an absolute speed demon that allows you to breeze through the high seas with ease but it requires a lot of grinding which is simply not worth it for most players.

And since you were interested in choosing the best ship according to your play style, perhaps we can also interest you in choosing the best weapons for your play style by going through our Lost Ark weapons tier list.

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Awais Rana


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