All Lost Ark Classes: Stats, Benefits & PlayStyle 

This Lost Ark Classes guide will showcase all 15 classes and provide an ultimate guide for beginners to follow!

To kick things off, let’s start by explaining what classes are. In essence, they are the primary building blocks of how the player will experience Lost Ark. with five main classes to choose from, it determines the entire playstyle and gameplay, with some classes offering magical spells, some being pure supports, to some being straight-up insane DPSes and being one of the best Lost Ark NA Classes after global release. 

Key Takeaways
  • There are five main classes to choose from: Martial Artist, Gunner, Assassin, Mage, and Warrior.
  • Each Lost Ark class offers a unique set of abilities and playstyle.
  • Players can also choose from 15 different subclasses, which are extensions of the main classes and offer additional gameplay options.
  • They also provide an immersive gameplay experience, allow players to customize their characters and builds, and contribute to the overall success of the game.
  • Some classes are gender-locked, meaning players cannot select a different gender for their character.
  • Each class has its own set of basic stats and skills, and players can further customize their characters by assigning points to these stats and unlocking new skills as they progress through the game.

Comparison Table

Let’s quickly compare them:

NameBase ClassWeaponsSkillsAwakening Skills
Berserker ClassWarriorGreatswordsAssault Blade, Crime Hazard, Double Slash, Finish Strike, Shoulder
Charge, Whirlwind
Berserker Fury
Chain of Vengeance,
Gunlancer Class WarriorGunlancesDefensive Stance, Battlefield Shield, Bash, Shield Bash, Leap Attack,
Hook Chain
Guardian's Protection
Lance of Judgement
Paladin Class WarriorOne Handed
Sword
Light of Judgement, Light Shock, Sword of Justice, Godsent Law, Wrath
of God, Holy Area, Holy Protection, Holy Explosion
Alithgane's Judgement
Althanes's Light
Sorceress Class MageStavesEnergy Discharge, Squall, Reserve Gravity, Esoteric Reaction, Blaze,
Inferno, Explosion, Doomsday
Enviska's Might
Apocalypse Call
Bard ClassMageHarpsSound Shock, Dissonance, Sound Wave, Stigma, Sonatina, Rhapsody
of Light, Wind of Music
Symphonia
Oratorio
Shadowhunter Class MageShadowbladesDemonic Slash, Nimble Cut, Slasher, Spinning Dive, Cruel Cutter, Thrust
Impact, Brutal Cross, Grind Chain
Gate of Eruption
Fallen Ruin
Deathblade Class MageDual BladesSurprise Attack, Wind Cut, Blade Dance, Spincuttet, Polestar, Dark Axel,
Soul Absorber, Death Sentence
Flash Blink, Blade Assault
Striker Class Martial ArtistLight GauntletSky Shattering Blow, Lightning Kick, Triple Fist, Moon Fladh Kick, Vicious
Tiger Dance, Storm Dragon Kick
Ultimate Skill: Explosive Heat Awakening
Ultimate Skill: True Heavenly Awakening
Wardancer ClassMartial ArtistLight Gauntlet Flash Heat Fang, Swift Wind, Sky Shattering Blow, Lightning Kick, Triple
Fist, Moon Flash Kick, Seismic Strike, Sweeping Hidden Dragon
Ultimate Skill: Flash Rage Blow
Ultimate Skill: Fist of Dominance
Scrapper Class Martial ArtistHeavy GauntletsJudgement, Roundup Sweep, Death Rattle, Critical Blow, Chain
Destruction Fist, Potent Rising Fist
Undefeated Dragon King
Mysterious Art: Blast of Ruination
Soulfist Class Martial ArtistFociVenomous Fist, Energy Bullet, Magnetic Palm, Pulverizing Palm, Bolting
Crush, Deadly Finger, Lightning Palm
World Decimation, Annihilating Ray
Gunslinger Class GunnerGunsAT02 Grenade, Meteor Stream, Plasma Bullet, Quick Step, Somersault
Shot, Spiral Tracker, Equilibrium, Death Fire
Eye of Twilight
High- Caliber HE Bullet
Artillerist Class GunnerLauncherEnhanced Shell, Pressurized Heatbomb, Buckshot, Howitzer, Gatling Gun
Napalm Shot, Multiple Rocket Launcher, Flamethrower
Missile Barrage
Heavy Turret
Deadeye Class GunnerGunsAT02 Grenade, Enforce Execution, Meteor Stream, Plasma Bullet,
Somersault Shot, Spiral Tracker, Equilibrium
Clay Bombardment
Bursting Flare
Sharpshooter GunnerBowsRapid Shot, Atomic Arrow, Arrow Wave, Arrow Shower, Moving Slash, Blade
Storm, Clymore Mine, Charged Shot
Fenrir's Messenger
Golden Eye

Total Number Of Classes 

Going on with Lost Ark’s Classes guide, there are five main classes that players can choose from, through which the main classes being the Martial Artist class, Gunner, Assassin, Mage, and Warrior mains, and players can pick and choose from them. 

Alongside the main classes, there are also a few extensions, or “Sub-classes.”

Below listed are the subs: 

  • Warrior: Gunlancer, Paladin, and Berserker
  • Mage: Bard and Sorceress classes
  • Assassin: Deathblade and Shadowhunter 
  • Martial Artists: Soulfist, Wardancer, Striker, and Scrapper classes. 
  • Gunners: Sharpshooter, Artillerist, Deadeye, and Gunslinger classes. 

These classes all offer a bunch of variety, and players can progress at their own pace and min-max their build in order to absolutely dominate some of the most difficult dungeons or raids while also being able to show off their team to other players in PVP battles. 

Gender-Locked Classes 

Lost Ark Gender Locked Issue
Gender Locked Classes

One of the biggest concerns of newer and veteran players has always been about Lost Ark Gender Locked Classes, in which, apart from the Martial Artist class, the player has the freedom to choose a male or a female. All other main classes are, unfortunately, gender locked. So far, there is no way to select and choose your female or male main classes. 

Warrior Class 

Starting with the first class in my Classes guide, players will typically be introduced to the Warrior Class, essentially a High DPS output, potent damage, and instant K.O. of enemies. Warriors will typically unleash devastating damage while, unfortunately, having low mobility. 

Berserker Class

Lost Ark Berserker
Berserker Class

 

  • Traits: High DPS with low defense. Capable of entering “Fury Mode” for increased attack power.
  • Key Skills:
    • Berserk Fury: Powers up the greatsword for high damage.
    • Chain of Vengeance: Deals damage with energy chains in two stages.

Paladin Class 

Lost Ark Paladin
Paladin Class

Moving right along with the Classes guide, one of the Lost Ark’s most played classes is Paladin, which is essentially the main DPS while also fulfilling the role of Support by being able to absorb high amounts of damage. They are an excellent tank, and they can also give heals and buffs to their main damage dealers. Players who want a Paladin in their team might benefit from our Lost Ark Paladin Build

Alithanes’s Light 

With the first awakening skill in hand, players can include Holy energy in their wielded weapon, a sword, and deal a deadly amount of damage. Anytime any enemy is hit by the player, they will intake a total of 111 damage while also taking in a further 111 damage when the Holy Energy explodes on them. 

Alithanes’s Judgment 

Another excellent awakening skill that works splendidly for the Paladin class is Alithanes’s Judgment, which allows players to go airborne and launch out a holy light that has such a potent brightness that it will deal 111 damage while also being able to create a temporary shield that will absorb a total of 80% damage. 

Gunlancer Class 

Lost Ark Gunlancer
Gunlancer Class

 

  • Traits: High defense “Defender”, excels in protection but has reduced mobility.
  • Key Skills:
    • Guardian’s Protection: Reduces damage within a protective radius.
    • Lance of Judgement: Increases crit rate and causes enemies to be airborne with a light spear.

Mage Classes 

Moving right through my Classes guide, the next class in line is the Mage Class, which is the equivalent of a mage who wields a magical weapon and can make excellent ranged attacks while being in PvP or PvE combat while also being able to prove to be an excellent support for their party. 

They can also provide the main damage dealer with ample buffs and heals to allow the damage dealer to sustain themselves. At the same time, the Mage stays on the sidelines and offers guardianship and protection until the battle ends. 

Sorceress Class 

Lost Ark Sorceress
Sorceress Class

Starting with the first mage class, I have the Sorceress in my hands. With this class in the player’s arsenal, they can wield staves, and using the brutal power of the elements, they can summon the elements from the sky while being able to decimate their enemies and render them useless on the battlefield. 

The Sorceress has a damage output that will primarily scale off of Intelligence and mostly focuses on being supported and having spells that are magic-infused. The Lost Ark Sorceress Build might interest you!

  • Key Skills:
    • Enviska’s Might: Creates a dome that deals initial damage, charges, and then pulls in and damages enemies.
    • Apocalypse Call: Summons meteor fragments over 8 seconds within an 18-meter radius, dealing extensive fire damage.

Bard Class

Lost Ark Bard
Bard Class

Role: Primarily support, focusing on healing and buffing rather than direct damage.

  • Key Skills:
    • Oratorio: Plays a giant harp, dealing damage and exploding for additional holy damage, also reduces enemy resistance by 12% for 6 seconds.
    • Symphonia: Launches into the air to provide a strong shield that absorbs damage for nearby party members for 10 seconds.

Assassin Classes 

Keeping things going with the Classes, yet another important class that players should invest in is the Lost Ark Assassin classes, which are essentially fighters who can get in the faces of their opponents and take help from their demonic powers. Their overall damage scales off of Dexterity. 

Shadowhunter Class 

Lost Ark Shadowhunter
Shadowhunter Class

One of the first classes that players can main in the main Assassin class is the Shadowhunter, which has been proven to be a class whereby players can switch and become demons. With the help of chaos power, they can take down the strongest enemies present on the battlefield. 

They can also benefit from their excellent health and mobility, all the while having their damage scaling off of Dexterity. Read up on our Lost Ark Shadowhunter Build!

  • Key Skills:
    • Fallen Ruin: Unleashes demonic energy, causing initial damage and fear status, followed by further dark energy damage.
    • Explosive Heat Awakening: Projects a high-energy ray from the air, dealing damage and causing an explosive knockback.

Deathblade Class 

Lost Ark Deathblade
Deathblade Class

The next class that players should look into is Deathblade, one of the most popular Lost Ark’s Classes. The Deathblade will wield three different swords that will continue to unleash Chaos melee attacks. With high mobility, they can become highly versatile on the battlefield. 

Their damage output strictly scales off Dexterity, and players can consistently pierce and slash through their enemies to decimate them. Make sure to read up on our Lost Ark Deathblade Build!

  • Key Skills:
    • Flash Blink: Dashes forward, piercing through enemies with high damage and additional air-launch damage.
    • Blade Assault: Concentrates energy into the sword for an initial strike, drawing enemies in for a series of damaging slashes and a final spiritual blade assault causing knockback.

Martial Artist Classes 

Moving right along with my Classes, the fourth class is the Lost Ark Martial Artist Classes, which are essentially players that can attain high mobility and speed through the battlefield to unleash attacks. They rely on their fast speed to continuously go at their enemies. 

Striker Class 

Lost Ark Striker
Striker Class

Starting things off with the Striker, they again rely on the strong wind to swiftly move around while being able to unleash aerial combos to decimate enemies and use the elemental skills that they cast, and any enemy in front of them will be obliterated. 

They rely on their elemental gauntlets to unleash potent attacks on enemies, and they are able to hold out their own due to their agility.

  • Key Skills:
    • Explosive Heat Awakening: Advances 4 meters to strike enemies four times, canceling if the first attack fails.
    • True Heavenly Awakening: Channels energy into powerful leg kicks, knocking back and launching enemies airborne.

Wardancer Class

The next class in question is the Wardancer. They are able to take help from their agility and concentrate on conjuring up their elemental energy to unleash it against opponents and render them useless. Their attack patterns are settled in being potent. Want to know how to build a Wardancer? Well, here is our Lost Ark Wardancer Build!

  • Key Skills:
    • Fist of Dominance: Summons an energy field to pull in enemies, followed by rapid, elemental-infused strikes, ending in a forceful energy thrust.
    • Flash Rage Blow: Executes forward dashes over 6 meters, delivering strikes and shockwaves that deal extensive damage and knockback.

Scrapper Class 

Lost Ark Scrapper
Scrapper Classes

Going along with the Scrapper, players will be able to wield a heavy gauntlet that can consistently allow the player to use two different attack energies to buff each other up, unleash deadly attacks, and kill them off with ease. The Lost Ark Scrapper Build might have a bit of inspiration for players looking to play as a Scrapper!

  • Key Skills:
    • Undefeated Dragon King: Targets an area for an initial strike, then unleashes energy-charged dragons for ongoing damage.
    • Blast of Ruination: Strengthens gauntlets to deliver a devastating strike, followed by an energy-charged forward assault causing extra knockback.

Soulfist Class 

Soulfist caster
Soulfist Class

Ending the Martial Artist classes with the Soulfist Class, and players who want to main as a Soulfist will be able to use the power of both melees as well as ranged attacks to decimate their enemies. 

  • Key Skills:
    • World Decimation: Moves to a target, launching an initial attack followed by a concentrated energy burst after a brief charge.
    • Annihilating Ray: Collects energy to emit a powerful ray that hits multiple times, dealing continuous damage.

Gunner Classes 

Ending the Lost Ark’s Classes guide with the Gunner class, they are known to be one of the best classes, as they offer the ability of experienced ranged combat to the players with bows and guns that are able to unleash bullets against enemies and absolutely render them useless. 

Gunslinger Class 

Gunslinger ranged playstyle
Gunslinger Class

Starting off with the Gunslinger, players can main as the class and take their wielded gun in their hand and launch out bullets while being able to swiftly get around the battlefield and continuously take your enemies by surprise in order to render them useless. The gunslingers can not be caught all the time due to their high mobility and agility. If you aim to main as a Gunslinger, then the Lost Ark Gunslinger Guide might benefit you! 

  • Key Skills:
    • Twilight Eye: Reduces enemy movement by 80% and attack speed by 40% while dealing 4260 damage.
    • High-caliber HE Bullet: Moves behind enemies to deliver a powerful shot that inflicts 11672 damage.

Artillerist Class 

Artillerist playstyle
Artillerist Class

Now, unlike the Gunslinger, who is extremely quick on their feet, the Artillerist is not very fast on the battlefield. However, what they lack in movement speed and mobility, they are able to fulfill in terms of damage output, as they are able to attack nearby foes and bosses and absolutely obliterate them with their mechanical launchers while also being able to protect themselves with their heavy armor.

  • Key Skills:
    • Missile Barrage: Fires 20 rockets that home in on targets and explode for 2220.2 damage.
    • Heavy Turret: Deploys a turret that deals 444 damage twice per shot for 20 seconds.

Deadeye Class 

Deadeye build
Deadeye Class

Another one of Lost Ark’s Gunner classes is the Deadeye, which essentially allows the players to wield three different weapons, including a shotgun, rifle, and handgun, amongst which the players can use in order to reload and continuously attack the opponents in a way that will consistently deplete their H.P.s and murder them. 

  • Key Skills:
    • Bursting Flare: Fires three powerful rifle shots that knock back enemies.
    • Clay Bombardment: Launches explosives while firing a handgun to inflict sustained damage.

Sharpshooter 

Sharpshooter playstyle
Sharpshooter Class

Ending the classes with the Sharpshooter, global players, such as in Korea, are able to main as a Sharpshooter as well as it is included in Lost Ark’s classes Korea, and this class is basically a ranged attacker that can use bows in order attack enemies all the while having an incredibly high survivability rate, therefore, staying alive in and after the battle. This Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build might interest you!

  • Key Skills:
    • Fenrir’s Messenger: Charges to deal damage over time, with a quick release adding extra damage.
    • GoldenEye: Summons four gold hawks creating a tornado that deals 1221.1 damage and lifts enemies airborne.

Best Solo Lost Ark’s Classes

With so many classes to choose from in-game, the players will get confused about what might be the best advanced or solo class for them. Therefore, I have mentioned below some of the best Lost Ark’s Classes for players who like to play solo and are looking for some of the best-advanced classes in the game. 

Berserker 

  • Traits: Strong solo capabilities, ideal for PvE and PvP. Berserkers excel in taking down raid bosses alone thanks to their high damage output.
  • Playstyle: Operates like a mix between an assassin and a brawler in arena modes. Strategic timing of attacks is crucial due to high cooldowns and mana consumption.

Gunslinger 

  • Traits: Known for exceptional versatility in PvE and PvP due to the ability to switch between three types of guns, providing a tool for every situation.
  • Playstyle: Combines high mobility from pistols with the high damage of shotguns and the precision of sniper rifles, making them formidable against endgame bosses.

Gunlancer 

  • Traits: A beginner-friendly tank class with high damage and durability. Gunlancers are equipped with strong shields and a taunt ability to manage enemy aggro effectively.
  • Playstyle: Minimal movement needed in arena battles; focuses on blocking damage and counterattacking, supported by powerful engravings.

Deathblade 

  • Traits: Offers powerful debuffs and exceptional mobility, making it one of the strongest solo classes.
  • Playstyle: Requires knowledge of buffs and combo execution to maximize effectiveness, specializing in back attacks to inflict damage while minimizing harm to oneself.

With that, I wrap up my Lost Ark’s Classes guide; let us know what you think, and also consider reading our Lost Ark’s Engravings, Best Crews, and Best Trading Skills guides.

FAQs

Can you switch Lost Ark’s Classes?

So far, there is no way to switch classes once they have been selected.

What classes offer in Lost Ark?

A way to uniformly maintain a combat system and allow for an immersive gameplay experience.

Why are classes gender-locked in Lost Ark?

It’s just the way the game is coded for now, future updates might bring other gender options for main classes.

How many classes does Lost Ark have?

Lost Ark has 5 main classes and 15 sub-classes.

Can you change advanced Lost Ark’s Classes ?

No, unfortunately, once the player has selected a class, they are bound to it.

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