If you are looking for a DPS class, then sharpshooter is the go in Lost Ark. The SharpShooter has ranged DPS, so you’ll get to keep a bit of distance from yourself and the enemies. The Sharpshooter uses Silverhawk to take care of tons of enemies at a time. So we’re here with the Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build. In this build, we’ll talk about the class itself, its role, the best Skills and Tripods for Sharpshooter build, and many more. Moreover, we’ll discuss the best Lost Ark Sharpshooter PVE build, PVP Build, and Leveling Build. While you’re at it, why not read our BEST Lost Ark Deadeye Build guide and master the art of defeating enemies from a distance.
To begin with, we’ll first start with what is a sharpshooter class. It is an advanced class. It falls under the class Gunner. As the name suggests, the Sharpshooter class uses bows and arrows to fight against enemies while keeping their distance. These bows and arrows protect them from incoming attacks too.
If you are a new player that is starting Lost Ark, then Sharpshooter is the perfect class for you. There are some factors we’ve considered before declaring this as the best class. Sharpshooters can deal with a good amount of DPS while using their bows and arrows.
But this doesn’t mean that you’ll get high DPS in the beginning. You’ll have to make some tweaks here and there in your build to attain high DPS in the game. For this, we suggest that you go through our Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build. Sharpshooter is a lightweight class with high mobility. Due to this, the Sharpshooter in Lost Ark has to give up on some defense. Compared to other classes, the Gunner class and its Advanced Sharpshooter class have low Defense. While you’re at it, why not read our Lost Ark Gunslinger Build and Lost Ark Striker Build guides.
Sharpshooter Build In Lost Ark
When it comes to the Sharpshooter, they have a unique skill set like all other Lost Ark classes. The Sharpshooter can deal massive damage from their ranged skills. And they can engage with enemies up close with the help of the blades equipped. Using melee skills, charge the Silverhawk meter and let you summon it more often. More on that in a while.
While using the melee skills of the sharpshooter, you need to be extra careful. Using melee skills may end up you being overwhelmed by the mobs. The low defense won’t help you when you’re overwhelmed. So you’ll have to keep a check on your surroundings when using Sharpshooter.
The Sharpshooter builds up their skills to deal burst and sustained damage in Lost Ark. They can debuff enemies using the said skills to increase the party’s damage. Gunner class has excellent mobility that allows them to slide from one area to another easily. Doing so will grant them optimal positioning. When the Sharpshooter uses dashes, they get Super Armors, Push, and Debuff immunities. These are equally important to the Sharpshooter considering their low armor and how squishy this class is.
Every Advanced class has its specialties or identity. When it comes to the Sharpshooter, they have the Hawk Identity, commonly known as the Silverhawk summon. This ability deals massive amounts of damage. The Hawk Meter allows Sharpshooter to use Silverhawk abilities. Dealing damage to enemies fills up the Hawk Metter. Before getting further into the Build, consider reading our Lost Ark Sorceress Build and Lost Ark Scrapper Build.
Best Sharpshooter Build Skills & Tripods
Sharpshooter unlocks 20 skills when they reach level 60. These skills will be a combination of Normal and Awakening skills. The Skills and Tripods system allows great customizations. These are suitable for each of the players according to their playstyle. But when it comes to the Best Sharpshooter Build in Lost Ark, you can’t choose whatever sounds cool. The Skills system lets you choose only eight skills at a time. So in this Lost ArkSharpshooter PVE build, we’ll make sure that we’re getting the most out of these skills. Also, consider reading our Lost Ark Wardancer Build guide.
So, for the skills and tripods, here’s what you should do.
The Skill Rapid Shot allows you to aim the bow in any direction and then shoot three arrows. This skill is perfect if you can align enemies in a straight line, as it will hit them all. The last arrow deals three times or more damage. If you’re fighting against enemies in a party, then this is best for a Sharpshooter PVE Build.
To increase the total damage output of your party, invest your points into the Amplified Damage tripod. It will enhance the damage dealt with enemies by 6.0% for 8.0s. This is quite useful if you’re facing a swarm of enemies or a boss fight and your party has skills out of cool down.
Next up, choose Double Shot, and it will let the Sharpshooter fire 2 arrows simultaneously. The Double Shot tripod increases the outgoing damage by 30%.
The Final Strike tripod can act as the frosting on the cake. The skill will empower the already-amplified third. It will widen the damaged area by 20% and give it a 100% crit rate.
The Arrow Shower skill is next up on our skills list. The skill shoots a barrage of arrows in the air. The arrows then land and deal Damage over Time to multiple enemies. While using the Arrow Shower skill, make sure that you plan the skill ahead of time, as it takes a few seconds before the arrows hit the ground. That’s why we suggest that you use it either as an initiator against the unaware or slow-moving targets.
Another thing that you can do is lure the enemies into the Arrow Shower’s range. But for that, you’ll have to practice the skill and how the enemies move. This trick might not work in a Lost Ark PVP battle using Sharpshooter. But practice it often as it is quite useful in Sharpshooter PVE to build.
If there is a stronger enemy that you’re fighting, make sure that you launch the skill quickly. Because if you’re hit by the enemy, it will put the skill into a cooldown. That’s where the tripod skill Swift Fingers comes in. It increases the attack speed by 15%.
Sustain Enhancement will double the duration by adding two extra seconds and will increase the total damage output by 80%.
As for the Piercing Arrow tripod skill, it will increase the crit rate by 40% and shorten the damage interval by increasing the arrow’s speed.
While using the Sharpshooter, one can’t go on without acknowledging the Moving Slash skill’s importance. The Skill plays an important role in every Sharpshooter build of Lost Ark, as it will be the only mobility skill.
It lets the sharpshooter engage with the enemies at a melee range. As the name suggests, this skill performs a slash of daggers when using it. But this is a Back Attack, so to deal more damage, you’ll have to catch enemies from behind by surprise.
The Excellent Mobility increases the 8-meter distance by 2 meters. This tripod can help you create a distance between yourself and the enemies.
Silver Master tripod recharges the Hawk Meter by 35 on every skill hit. Whereas the Strengthening tripod increases the damage by 100%, and if the skill hits, it does bleed damage every 1 second for 3 seconds.
Blade Storm is the next skill for our Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build. By using this, the Sharpshooter spins and then throws blades. It deals a decent amount of damage quickly to the enemies.
To make it more convenient, get the Blade Dance tripod, as it will allow you to move during the skilled use.
Here, you get to choose the tripod skill, Silver Master. It regains 12 Hawk Meter on every 3rd hit of the skill.
Lightning Blade allows you to throw lethal blades with increased range. And this tripod lets you deal with 150% crit on the last hit.
The Claymore Mine skill can be considered a retreating mobility skill. The Skill deals explosive damage to the enemies that are moving toward you. But while dealing damage, Sharpshooter jumps back.
The skill Storm Surge increases the damage range of the explosions. While doing that, it increases the damage dealt to the Challenge and lowers foes by 100%. But there’s a catch. This tripod increases the 16 seconds cooldown by 4 seconds. Overall, it’s a buff to the Claymore mine skill, as you’ll have other skills to finish the enemies easily.
The tripod Weapon Destruction will be a great addition to this skill, as upon hitting the skill, it increases your damage by 20% for 4 seconds.
Lastly, Mounting flames change the element to fire. Doing this will increase the overall damage by 30%. But that’s not all, and it deals Burning damage over time for 3 seconds.
The Charged Shot skill is a high damage skill that needs to be charged to shoot arrows at the enemies. The damage dealt depends on the charge level. There are three different charge levels. At level 3, it deals massive amounts of damage. With Charged Shot, you need to keep one thing in your mind. You can move the cursor around to aim at moving enemies. This will make it a convenient skill to use.
The Fast Fire tripod skill is one of the most beneficial skills. Instead of the damage increasing by charge level, Fast Fire increases the range of the skill. In addition to that, it detonates an explosion at the target location.
Quick Prep is a useful tripod. It reduces the skill’s cooldown by 5 seconds.
The Double Shot tripod allows you to shoot two arrows simultaneously. It also increases the outgoing damage by 50%.
Sharp Shooter is a focused-fire AoE damage skill. It lets you shoot multiple arrows to deal tons of damage. The skill shoots a total of 10 arrows at once. Only three arrows at max can hit one enemy. To increase the skill’s damage, you should consider these tripods.
Vital Point Hit ensures that the skill hits the enemy’s vital points. By doing so, it increases the crit rate by 15%.
Weak Point Detection increases the damage dealt to push immune foes by 40%. That is, it increases the already high damage.
Next up, we have the Focus Shot tripod. Focus Shot increases the accuracy of Sharp Shooter and lets you hit five instead of 3 arrows to the enemies. It increases the crit damage by 50%.
The Snipe skill is only available after level 50, before that, it is locked. Press and hold its hotkey to charge the shot. If the shot is in the perfect zone, it increases the already high damage to an insane amount.
Quick Prep is a useful tripod. It will decrease the 30s high cooldown by 6 seconds.
Next up, we have Weak Point Detection. As you’ll unlock the Snipe skill in the end game, this tripod becomes useful. It increases the damage dealt against stronger monsters, starting from Challenge, by 50%; if you fire it in a perfect zone, the damage increases by 100%.
The Easy Prey tripod is quite useful. This skill increases the size of the Perfect Zone. not only that, it increases the crit rate by 30%. If you manage to make a crit shot, the damage is increased by 100%.
Alternative Skills & Tripods For Sharpshooter Build
If you feel like you don’t need mobility during fights, then we have some alternative skills for you in our Lost Ark Sharpshooter build. You can give up on the Moving Slash and Blade Storm skills for ranged skills in your arsenal. There are two skills that we recommend that you swap out. These are the Electric Nova and Evasive Fire skills.
If you are swapping out skills, keep one thing in mind, Moving Slash and Blade Storm increase the Hawk Meter. So it’s better that you swap only 1 of these skills as you’ll still be increasing the Hawk Meter.
The skill Electric Nova is unlocked at Combat level 40. The skill lets you fire a charged arrow that deals electric damage. Hitting the enemies can cause an electric shock for 3 seconds. The skill is perfect if you want to deal DoT (Damage over time) to several enemies at once. To make it more effective in your Sharpshooter build, consider adding these tripods to it.
Ranged Shot increases Electric Nova’s distance by 3 meters. It helps you keep the distance between yourself and the enemies while making sure that you can hit them easily.
The Electric Impact tripod swaps electric shock with electrocution. It stuns the enemies by 3 seconds and increases your damage output by 50%.
Lightning Rod allows you to fire the arrow in a curved trajectory. The arrow explodes while dealing 100% increased damage.
Evasive Fire is an escape and damage skill. Using it, the sharpshooter spins backward in the air while firing at enemies in front. The skill becomes useful when enemies are gaining on you. Using our recommended tripods in your Sharpshooter build will ensure that you won’t miss mobility while using these skills.
Excellent Mobility increases the backward spin’s distance by 2 meters. It lets you further escape from the swarm of the enemies.
The Heavy Arrow tripod increases the knockback distance by 3 meters. It also increases your overall damage by 20%.
Strategic Evasion tripod adds a combo to the skill. Upon landing, Sharpshooter will shoot arrows in the original direction while dealing 200% base damage. Sharpshooter will back up 2 meters extra.
These are all of the Skills and Tripods that we recommend you use in our Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build. Furthermore, you can swap certain skills for a Lost Ark Sharpshooter PVP build. For that, skip past the skills that increase damage to the monsters and take those that have massive damage regardless of the enemy category.
Best Engravings For Sharpshooter Build
Every Advanced Class in Lost Ark can unlock Engravings. These Engravings allow you to specialize in the chosen class. That is because these Engravings grant special effects. To activate these special skills, Sharpshooter will have to read Recipe Books and then equip Accessories and Ability stones. Apart from that, you can get these Engravings as random rewards that you get for completing endgame activities. Some of these activities are Chaos and Abyss Dungeons and Guardian Raids.
For this Lost Ark Sharpshooter leveling build, we’ll discuss engravings that determine your class playstyle. You gain these engravings as you level up your sharpshooter’s skills for their build. Without further ado, let’s get started.
For the Lost Ark Sharpshooter build, whether it’s a PVE or PVP build, you can use two Engravings. They are the Death Strike and Loyal Companion.
Death Strike Engraving
Death Strike is a useful skill if you are fighting higher-level enemies or PVP in Lost Ark. The Death Strike Engraving increases damage dealt on enemies if you use Rush Skill on them. Once used, you’ll have a window to deal massive amounts of damage, up to 40% on level 3, for 8 seconds. We recommend that you use this Engraving when all of your skills are out of cooldown. When you use this engraving, you instantly recover 50% of the Hawk Meter.
For Death Strike’s Combat Stats, we recommend that you prioritize Crit. Next up, SPecialization will be quite useful for a Lost Ark Sharpshooter build. Using these stats will increase your crit rate and let you deal higher damage. At the same time, the specialization stats will fill your Hawk Meter quicker. In addition to that, The Wings of Storm and Late Rush damage of Silverhawk will greatly increase.
Loyal Companion Engraving
If you want your playstyle to revolve around Silverhawk, then getting the Loyal Companion Engraving is the go. It provides the Silverhawk with a variety of buffs. These increase the movement speed, adds a wider AoE coverage, boosts the damage, and increases the summon duration of Silverhawk. When using Wings of Storm with Loyal Companion Engraving, you can mark targets to increase the damage dealt with them. Apart from that, you recover more Hawk energy in combat. We recommend that you go for Loyal Companion Engraving Level 3 as it will enhance Silverhawk’s damage and uptime significantly.
As for the Combat Stats for the Loyal Companion Engraving in Lost Ark Sharpshooter build, we recommend that you go for a setup similar to the Death Strike playstyle. Here, you should again focus on Crit and Specialization. Doing so will maximize the damage dealt by you and Silverhawk.
Sharpshooter Build Playstyle, Tips & Tricks
In Lost Ark, you’ll have to get an adjustment when using Sharpshooter. You’ll have to learn about the positioning and aiming of arrows to ensure that you make a hit on the enemies. But it won’t’ be long before you get the hang of how every skill works. And when you do, you’ll surely be satisfied to see the effectiveness of the Sharpshooter.
When it comes to PVP in Lost Ark, the Sharpshooter can use kiting quite often. This will allow them to use ranged skills as well as doge skills to deal massive damage and survive in combat. Because of the leveling Sharpshooter build, if the fight goes on for long, you’ll surely be victorious.
When it comes to Tips and Tricks, you’ll have to keep a few things in mind. The Sharpshooter lacks abilities to perform successful staggering to enemies. So you’ll have to switch between burst and sustained damage continuously. While doing that, make sure that you’re summoning the Silverhawk whenever possible. If you perform all of these tips, you’ll be victorious in whatever situation you are in.
As for the Sharpshooter skills in battles in Lost Ark, remember, you can slide in between skills to ensure that they can be executed without interruption. Using Rapid Shot before using other skills and abilities will give you an advantage. The damage buff it grants you and your party will be highly effective.
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