Lost Ark: BEST Gunslinger Build [PvP & PvE]

Our guide covers everything you need to know about the Lost Ark Gunslinger Builds and how you can execute these build yourself.

Gunslinger is a major part of the Gunner Class. It is one of the most Advanced Classes in the game, so you will have to be extremely careful with your Gunslinger Build in Lost Ark. Although Gunslingers are a part of the Gunner, they have a lot of unique features that help them stand out. For instance, Gunslingers can wield can 3 weapons at once as compared to Shadowhunters.

Key Takeaways
  • Gunslinger is the sole female gunner class in Lost Ark.
  • It can switch between dual pistols, shotguns, and rifles.
  • Engravings: Peacemaker for weapon-switching damage and Time To Hunt for mobility.
  • Peacemaker is most effective with the final shot below 50% enemy HP.
  • Time Hunt offers high mobility, cooldown reduction with Meteor Stream, but no shotgun use.
  • Other effective engravings: Grudge, Cursed Doll, Adrenaline, and Keen Blunt Weapon.
Lost Ark Gunslinger Build
Gunslinger Gameplay – Lost Ark

Gunslingers also can seamlessly switch these three weapons as they don’t have a swap cooldown. These three weapons normally include Dual Pistols, Sniper Rifles, and the Shotgun. You can switch between these guns for both targeted and burst damage based on the situation.

Benefits of Using the Gunslinger Class

While mastering the Gunslinger Build can be challenging due to the need to switch between different weapons based on the situation, it offers several benefits in Lost Ark:

  1. High DPS: You can focus your damage on specific targets, making it easier to eliminate them.
  2. Three Combat Modes: There are three combat modes for different weapons, allowing you to adapt your playstyle to various situations.
  3. Versatility: With three different combat styles, you have a wide range of options for how you approach the game.
  4. Stick and Move Strategy: The Gunslinger Class enables the Stick and Move strategy, providing additional mobility to target enemies and move freely.

Deadeye Vs Gunslinger

Gunslinger and Deadeye are two different Characters that belong to the Gunner class. However, there are a lot of things that differentiate them from each other. For instance, the Gunslinger Class has been specifically designed to take care of enemies from a certain distance. They have weapons like Sniper Rifles that provide them with amazing range and precision.

In contrast to this, the Deadeye class deals crazy amounts of damage by using close-up weapons like Shotguns. They use these high DPS weapons to perform combos at a close distance. Because of this close range, Deadeyes also have to constantly move as they would be easy targets if they stayed at a single position.

So, in summation, Gunslingers are the perfect choice when you want to kill enemies from a distance, whereas Deadeyes are more apt for dealing close-range damage. If you want to dominate the PvP and PvE segment of the game while playing as a Deadeye class, then consider reading our Lost Ark Deadeye Build guide. 

Gunslinger Class Explained

Priority StatsWeaponsAbilitiesDual Pistol SkillsShotgun SkillsBest Sniper Rifle Spells
Atk. Power
AoE Radius
GunsDual Pistol
Sniper Rifle
Quick Step
Spiral Tracker
Somersault Shot
Dexterous Shot
Bullet Rain
Meteor Storm
Shotgun Rapid Fire
Last Request
Spiral Flame
Perfect Shot
Target Down

Gunslingers are a high DPS hybrid class, capable of dealing significant damage both up close and from a distance. They possess good mobility, allowing for maneuverability and repositioning during combat. Unlike Deadeyes, Gunslingers have control over when and how they engage with enemies.

One crucial aspect to note is that Gunslinger Builds in Lost Ark are susceptible to incoming damage. Therefore, it’s essential to maintain positions that minimize the risk of being targeted.

Gunslinger PvP Builds excel in dealing critical damage and providing buffs to allies. They also offer the flexibility to switch between combat skills on the fly, adapting to the approach of enemies or other players.

Related: Best Lost Ark Deadeye Build.

Gunslinger Class Abilities

The Gunslinger Class in Lost Ark offers three combat skills that you can switch between as needed:

  1. Dual Pistol: This is the default Gunslinger ability. Dual Pistols can be enhanced with tripods, providing improved attack speed and mobility. They also apply a debuff effect that reduces enemy Crit resistance.
  2. Shotgun: Ideal for dealing explosive damage at close range, making it excellent for burst damage in boss fights. Although the Shotgun has a slower fire rate compared to Dual Pistols, it compensates by dealing nearly double the damage.
  3. Sniper Rifle: Designed for long-range combat, Sniper Rifle is perfect for initial engagements against distant enemies. It’s an effective tool to prevent being overwhelmed by a large swarm of foes. However, Sniper Rifle has a slow fire rate and lacks AOE damage.

In gameplay, Dual Pistols and Shotguns are preferred when dealing with swarming enemies, while the Sniper Rifle excels in initiation. These skills contribute to making Gunslinger PvE Builds highly efficient for progressing through the game swiftly.

Gunslinger Class Leveling Guide

There are multiple directions that you can take when you are leveling up your Gunslinger. However, by the time your character reaches level 60, you should have a minimum of 23 skills unlocked.

lvl 60
Gunslinger Skills Available at Max Level

As you reach level 60, you will also receive a lot of skill points that you need to invest wisely. You need to put these skill points into the Dual Pistol, Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle to get access to their Tripods as well.

Once unlocked, the tripods provide you with different buffs that can help you out during combat. These buffs can range from spell cooldown reduction to improved critical damage. These Tripods can have a massive impact on the outcome of different battles.

Best Dual Pistol Skills and Tripods

Whenever you are leveling up your Gunslinger Build, you need to unlock 11-12 skills. In addition to these skills, you also need to emphasize unlocking their respective Tripods to unlock amazing buffs. Almost all Lost Ark Gunslinger Skills have amazing Tripods that are explained below;

  1. Quick Step (Level 10):
    • Tripods: Rapid Fire, Vital Point Shot, and Life Absorption.
    • Improves movement speed and damage output.
      Lost Ark Gunslinger Build
      Quick Step 
  2. Spiral Tracker (Level 10):
    • Tripods: Quick Pace, Weakness Exposure, and Whirlpool.
    • Enhances damage and crowd control.
  3. Equilibrium (Level 12):
    • Tripods: Weakness Exposure, Vital Point Shot, and Enemy Raid.
    • Increases damage, movement speed, and critical rate.
      Lost Ark Gunslinger Build
  4. Somersault Shot (Level 10):
    • Tripods: Burn Effect, Ignore Collision, and Super Armor.
    • Deals damage, grants immunity, and allows evasion.
      spell 4
      Somersault Shot
  5. Dexterous Shot (Level 22):
    • Tripods: Master of Evasion, Agile Shot, and Weakness Exposure.
    • Reduces enemy Crit resistance, improves dodge rate, and adds to combo potential.
      spell 5
      Dexterous Shot
  6. Bullet Rain (Level 36):
    • Tripods: Flame Shot, Vital Point Shot, and Rapid Fire.
    • Enhances critical damage and rate, increases spell duration, and damage output.
      Lost Ark Gunslinger Build
      Bullet Rain
  7. Meteor Storm (Level 10):
    • Tripods: Wide Explosion, Weak Point Detection, and Bombardment.
    • Increases damage and spell radius.
      spell 7
      Meteor Storm
  8. Peacekeeper (Level 26):
    • Tripods: Cykin CQC, Excellent Mobility, and Purification Ceremony.
    • Boosts damage and critical rate.
      Lost Ark Gunslinger Build

Best Shotgun Skills and Tripods

The Shotgun spells mentioned below are a crucial fixture of the Peacemaker Gunslinger Build. All Shotgun spells offer a high burst of damage and are perfect for dispatching enemies quickly and effectively. These skills include;

  1. Shotgun Rapid Fire (Level 14):
    • Tripods: Extended Shot, In a Tight Spot, Quick Prep.
    • Tripods enhance cooldown, eliminate back attack restriction, and add a finishing attack.
      spell 1 (shotgun)
      Shotgun Rapid Fire
  2. Last Request (Level 20):
    • Tripods: Volley, Execution.
    • Execution enables a dash toward the enemy, while Volley increases the number of attacks.
      spell 2 (shotgun)
      The Last Request
  3. Sharpshooter (Level 40):
    • Tripods: In a Tight Spot, Special Bullet, Frost Haven.
    • Special Bullet damages push-immune enemies, Frost Haven slows and freezes enemies, dealing double damage upon release.
      Lost Ark Gunslinger Build

Best Sniper Rifle Spells and Tripods

Sniper Rifle spells are an essential part of every single Gunslinger Build. These spells deal long-ranged damage and are ideal for killing enemies from afar. The Sniper Rifle spells work in tandem with the glass cannon Gunslinger Build, as you don’t have to worry about your low HP. These spells include;

  1. Spiral Flame (Level 10):
    • Tripods: Ice Shot, Rear Blast, Kill Confirmation.
    • Ice Shot converts damage type to water, providing movement reduction; Rear Blast increases damage, and Kill Confirmation boosts Crit rate against weakened enemies.
      spell 1 (rifle)
      Spiral Flame
  2. Perfect Shot (Level 20):
    • Tripods: Enhanced Shot, Bleed Effect.
    • Enhanced Shot improves Crit rate and Bleed Effect inflicts damage over time.
      spell 2 (rifle)
      Perfect Shot
  3. Target Down (Level 50):
    • Tripods: Heaven Calls, Explosive Steel Bullet, Quick Aim.
    • Tripods reduce enemy movement speed, apply a bleed effect, and enhance Crit rate for boss fights and Challenge Monsters.
      Lost Ark Gunslinger Build
      Target Down

These Shotgun and Sniper Rifle skills, along with their Tripods, offer a range of options to enhance your Gunslinger’s versatility and damage output in various situations. Experiment with different combinations to find the one that suits your playstyle and preferences.

Gunslinger Build Engravings and Stats

Once you reach a certain point in the game, you can unlock special Engravings. These Engravings can help you upgrade the Gunslinger Class by unlocking special stats and abilities. You can also unlock new abilities by using Ability Stones and other Accessories. You can also receive these Engravings and Accessories as a reward by hunting down monsters and completing challenges.

Two Gunslinger Builds 

Based on the spells you choose and the Engravings you unlock and equip, you can choose between two different builds. Both these builds focus on different aspects of a Gunslinger and are perfect for certain situations. These Builds include Peacemaker and Time to Hunt. Both these Builds are stark contrasts of one another but are fun to play and master.

Time to Hunt Gunslinger Build

time to hunt
Time to Hunt Gunslinger Build
  • Focuses on maxing out the Crit rate of Sniper Rifle and Dual Pistol.
  • Disables the Shotgun to simplify gameplay.
  • Allows players to concentrate on two weapons instead of three.

Time to Hunt Gunslinger Leveling Guide

stats 1
Stats Leveling in Time to Hunt
  1. Max out Target Down and Perfect Shot for long-range effectiveness.
  2. Upgrade Spiral Tracker and Peacekeeper to Level 4 for Tripod access.
  3. Distribute skill points between Sniper Rifle and Dual Pistol skills.
  4. Prioritize upgrading Crit and Specialization stats for improved damage output.
Lost Ark Gunslinger Build
Time to Hunt Leveling Guide

Peacemaker Gunslinger Build

build 2
Peacemaker Gunslinger Build
  • Offers versatility by enhancing all three weapon types: Pistol, Shotgun, and Sniper Rifle.
  • Improves attack speed for the Pistol, Crit rate for the Shotgun, and damage for the Sniper Rifle.
  • Allows for the concurrent use of more spells as you level up the build.

Peacemaker Gunslinger Leveling Guide

  1. Maximize spells like Target Down, Sharpshooter, Equilibrium, and Focused Shot for their power and versatility.
  2. Upgrade Quick Step, Spiral Tracker, Dexterous Shot, Somersault Shot, and Peacemaker to Level 4 to unlock their Tripods and enhance utility.
  3. Distribute skill points among all three weapon types to take advantage of their respective strengths.
  4. Prioritize upgrading Crit and Specialization stats for optimal performance.
Lost Ark Gunslinger Build
Peacemaker Leveling Guide

Players can choose the build that aligns with their preferred playstyle and gradually unlock and upgrade the associated skills and engravings as they progress in Lost Ark. Both builds have their unique strengths, offering players flexibility in how they approach combat and tackle challenges in the game.

stats peacemaker
Leveling Stats in Peacemaker

Gunslinger Class Playstyle

The Gunslinger Build in Lost Ark itself is highly rewarding as you get the best value for your using your challenging abilities efficiently. Each of the weapons adds something unique in combat and can buff your Crit rate and the max damage dealt. All of this makes the Lost Ark Gunslinger PvP Build extremely complex as your character has low HP. However, if you prioritize the right spells and Tripods, you will more than make up for the low HP with explosive damage.

There are also some amazing Gunslinger Combos that you can execute in these PvP and PvE situations. Using spells like Somersault Shot, Quick Step, Equilibrium, Dexterous Shot, and Bullet Rain will deal enough damage to take out even the most difficult enemies. These combos will give you a significant boost in damage that will make up for the low HP of your character.

This concludes our guide on the Gunslinger Build. Let us know more of your thoughts about this step-by-step guide in the comments below!

On the subject of builds, consider reading our Lost Ark Wardancer Build and Lost Ark Sorceress Build guides and see two unique playstyles in the game. 

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