Lost Ark Gunlancer Build: PvE & PvP Class

Our Lost Ark Gunlancer Build guide entails some of the best skills, engravings, tripods, playstyle, and general tips & tricks for gunlancer.

Lost Ark has introduced to players several new classes, amongst which are further sub-classes that have allowed players worldwide to combine the different skills, engravings, and other tripods present to achieve their best Lost Ark Gunlancer Build. We will cover all the players need to know to dominate the battlefield if they choose to main as a Gunlancer.

Key Takeaways
  • Gunlancers in Lost Ark are renowned as “tank class” due to their high HP and damage-taking abilities, making them effective support characters.
  • Despite their tankiness, Gunlancers can still deal significant damage to enemies, although their mobility in combat may be slightly reduced.
  • Utilizing Lance skills and tripods can address the class’s mobility limitations.
  • The best engravings for Gunlancers include Lore Knight Engraving, which boosts crit rate and crit damage, and Combat Readiness Engraving, enhancing tankiness and damage-taking capabilities.

Players who choose to play as Gunlancer build in the game will typically be considered supports rather than instant DPS roles. However, gun-lancers can still put out excellent damage numbers that will still kill off enemies. One major drawback is that due to being in the tankiest classes, their mobility is slightly decreased while in combat. However, let’s discuss the Lost Ark Gunlancer Build.  

Lance Skills and Tripods 

Next up, we will cover some Lance skills and tripods that we feel players should have in their arsenal, as it will allow them to dominate their enemies as Gunlancers and still be able to provide excellent defense for their party.

Sharp Gunlance 

Lost Ark Sharp Gunlance
Sharp Gunlance Tripod

Starting things off with our first main skill, the Sharp Gunlance, takes the lead, which can offer the player excellent support when they are planning to take down tougher enemies and focuses mainly on helping the player come out victorious. 

The main aim of the skill itself is to let the player charge forward while they are fighting with enemies and use a forward-thrusting motion to thrust their weapon in the direction of enemies, which, upon contact with enemies, will deal about 279 damage, enough to deplete a solid chunk of their overall HP. 

While the skill is powerful, it cannot stagger the enemies well as the stagger is low while equipping this skill, but an excellent skill choice. It requires 41 MP while having a 5-second cooldown, which is perfect since it can be cast over and over by the player. Check out the tripods that players should equip with this skill. 

Dash Upper Fire

Lost Ark Dash Upper Fire
Dash Upper Fire

Players can take advantage of Dash Upper Fire to get a sudden boost in their overall damage output, as the skill will focus on defeating enemies with the way it is designed.

In essence, players who cast Dash Upper Fire will be able to move forward 3 meters in the general direction of their enemies, striking them with their weapon, and will deal 110 damage at first. After that, the weapon will cause the enemies to go airborne, while it will further allow the player to cast the skill again and launch out a shell that will explode and deal a total of 443 damage, after which enemies will die out fast. 

The skill can stagger enemies extremely well as the enemies go airborne. Along with having a requirement of 80 MP, the skill can take its place if the players have the required points. The cooldown is 16 seconds, just enough to switch to another skill and come back to it later. 

Charged Stinger

Lost Ark Charged Stinger
Charged Stinger

Players can take advantage of yet another skill that can highly benefit them while they are facing opponents. Charged Stinger allows players to go into defense mode and then aim to gather energy in their bodies. 

When this energy is gathered enough, release that energy and charge your spear forward towards your opponents, which will render them useless. Players can take their time to change their direction to hit enemies behind them too slowly. The total damage output will focus on the overall energy stored in the player. 

The skill itself works adequately for staggering enemies while also requiring players to have at least 144 MP if they want to cast the skill. It also enters a 30-second cooldown period after it has been used. Players need to be at least level 20 to unlock and use the skill. 

Counter Gunlance 

Lost Ark Counter Gunlance
Counter Gunlance

Keeping on with the next skill in line, we have the Counter Gunlance, which players can use to get the most out of the build and can be used to defend themselves while they are in combat and ready to attack back the enemies. 

In essence, Counter Gunlance lets the player over their ShieldShield up in front of them to protect themselves from enemy attacks launched at them from the opponent’s side. The ShieldShield can be up for 2 seconds, and the damage is negated based on the total HP that the player has. 

A counterattack can be done while the skill is cast to launch 996 damage against opponents and render them useless. The skill itself requires a total of 91 MP, all the while needing players to be at least level 32 to cast the skill, and it also has a cooldown of 20 seconds. 

Gunlance Shot 

Lost Ark Gunlance Shot
Gunlance Shot

Coming to an end with our last lance skill, we have the Gunlance Shot, which works splendidly to help the player with beating bosses or opponents that feel way too tough to fight without any assistance. 

The skill works in wondrous ways to provide the player the ability to thrust their weapon in a way that will unleash potent damage onto the opponents and render them useless. The main energy-releasing will focus on the front of the gunlance that will pull the opponents in your direction, letting them take 299 damage. 

After the energy has been fully charged, it can be unleashed to deal a further 298 damage that will cause the enemy to be launched into the air and defeated. Gunlance Shot itself is an excellent aid for the build and has an 18-second cooldown while also requiring the players to be at least level 40. 

Normal Skills and Tripods 

Now that we are done with the Lance skills let’s move forward with the Gunlancer Build by introducing the normal skills that players can take advantage of to gain victory when they are faced with opponents.

Shield Bash 

Lost Ark Shield Bash
Shield Bash

Starting with our first skill, Shield Bash is a viable option for players who want to take advantage of vulnerable enemies and take them down while maintaining their overall HP and gaining dominance over the battlefield. Shield Bash itself is one of the most popular normal skills used in the build. 

The way it works is that upon casting the skill, players will be able to ready their ShieldShield in front of them and then swing it with ultimate force towards their opponents to launch 64 damage at foes, which will slowly deplete their HP. The skill can be cast again to turn the ShieldShield again, increase the damage, and deal 152 damage. 

Shield Bash is more than able to stagger the enemies so that they will not be able to attack the player for a bit after being swung at. The skill itself requires 57 MP while also having a 9-second cooldown, which is comparatively less and means that the skill can be cast repeatedly. 

Guardian’s Thunderbolt 

Lost Ark Guardian's Thunderbolt
Guardian’s Thunderbolt

The next normal skill on our list is Guardian’s Thunderbolt, which can be of excellent assistance to the player while they are fighting their foes and wanting to win against them. 

The skill itself works in such a way that it brings upon a lightning strike from above when it is cast that will rain down onto unsuspecting enemies and cause them to intake 706 damage. The damage is dealt with by any opponents present within a 5-meter radius of the skill itself, and they will continue to deplete their overall HP. 

The skill will be active for 3 seconds, allowing them to take in substantial damage before finally falling to the ground. Guardian’s Thunderbolt requires 91 MP from the player while also requiring players to have surpassed level 14 to cast it, and it also has a 20-second cooldown. 

Shout of Hatred 

Lost Ark Shout of Hatred
Shout of Hatred

Another excellent skill option that players should always have in their arsenal is Shout of Hatred. It can not only unleash huge amounts of damage that will render the enemies useless, but it can also aid the player with the build. 

The skill operates because when it is the first cast, it will be able to shout and roar, which is going to be so fierce that once enemies hear it, they will intake 366 damage. The skill’s overall radius is 8 meters, enough for opponents that are even further away to be inflicted.

The skill will also come with a taunt skill, allowing players to easily taunt enemies and go in and attack them even more. Players are advised to be at least level 24 if they want to use this skill. The required MP is 114, and after the skill has been cast, it will enter a long cooldown of 30 seconds. 

Nellasia’s Energy

Lost Ark Nellasia's Energy
Nellasia’s Energy

Moving right along with the skills, one of the most overpowered skills that all players should look into if they aim to master the build. The skill itself does not focus on damage output but rather on damage negation, and it offers a solid amount of dissolution for the players. 

When the player first casts the skill, any damage directed at them by the opponent’s end will be negated by 10%, meaning that the player will be able to attack back the foe with even harder hits now that they are more protected. The overall radius for the skill is 24 meters, and it ends after 6 seconds. 

Players need to be at least level 36 to use this skill while also needing to invest 135 MP into the skill. However, the cooldown period is quite long, being 40 seconds. 


Lost Ark Bash
Bash Tripod

If there is one thing the Gunlancer Build is known for, it is the skills that are extremely useful while players are busy fighting some of the toughest enemies around. With Bash in the player’s arsenal, they will have a guaranteed win every time they try to take down their opponents. 

When the player casts the skill, the skill will be able to make it so that the player can charge forward towards the enemy and release their ShieldShield in front of them and then launch a shield attack that, upon hitting the opponent, will deal 200 damage. After that, the opponents will be stunned for 3 seconds. 

Bash allows for easy staggering of enemies that seem like they have a lot of HP while also honing a lower MP cost. Even the cooldown time is low, with it only being 10 seconds.

Shield Shock 

Shield Shock Lost Ark
Shield Shock

Players can slot in Shield Shock, which is an extremely viable option since it offers the player a consistent amount of damage output.

When the player has the skill in their arsenal, they will be able to take hold of their Shield and then strike it down against the ground, alert nearby enemies, and cause them to come towards the player. When they do, they will be inflicted with 246 damage, enough to deplete their health slowly. 

Ths stagger is not extremely high with shield shock, but it is still extremely effective against tougher foes while only having a 12-second cooldown. With that, 67 MP are required to cast the skill.

Engravings and Playstyle 

Keeping the Lost Ark Gunlancer Build going, there are main engravings that players can use in the build to offer them a different playstyle based on the engraving they choose. 

Lone Knight Engraving 

Lost Ark Lone Knight
Lone Knight Engraving

When and if players choose to play as a Lone Knight, they will be able to move across the battlefield while honing increased damage. Since the engraving purely focuses on enhancing the player’s crit rate and crit damage, it is no mystery that Lone Knight is more popular than the two. 

The main downside of using a Lone Knight engraving is that since the player focuses more on DPS output than protection, it renders the Battlefield Shield useless, alongside increasing shield meter consumption. However, if you still want to play it, you might want to invest in Crit and Swiftness for stats. 

Combat Readiness Engraving 

Lost Ark Combat Readiness
Combat Readiness Engraving

Compared to Lone Knight, which focuses more on a DPS playstyle, Combat Readiness mainly focuses on a more tanky playstyle, allowing players to take a defensive stance and also being able to crowd control enemies to stagger them, after which players can sweep in and attack them. 

To make the most use out of the playstyle, enslot some normal skills that we have mentioned before, and as for stats, players can invest in Swiftness, Specialization, or Crit. With that, that wraps up our Lost Ark Gunlancer Build. Let us know what you think in the comments below! Make sure to check out our Lost Ark classes tier list for a rundown of the best and mid-classes in the game! 

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