Lost Ark BEST Sharpshooter Build: PvE & PvP Class

Our Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build guide entails everything you should know starting with the best skills, engravings, tripods, and playstyle.

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 care for many enemies at a time. So we’re here with the Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build.

Key Takeaways
  • Sharpshooters excel in DPS and long-ranged combat.
  • They are an advanced class in the Gunner category.
  • Sharpshooters use bows and arrows while maintaining distance.
  • They offer high mobility and attack strength.
  • The Hawk Identity, known as Silverhawk summon, deals massive damage.
  • At level 60, Sharpshooters unlock 20 skills (Normal and Awakening) but can only choose eight at a time.
  • Recommended engravings for Sharpshooters are Death Strike and Loyal Companion.

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 customization. These are suitable for each of the players according to their playstyle. But you can’t choose whatever sounds cool when it comes to the Best Sharpshooter Build in Lost Ark.

The Skills system lets you choose only eight skills at a time. So, in this Lost ArkSharpshooter PVE build, we’ll ensure we’re getting the most out of these skills. Also, consider reading our Lost Ark Wardancer Build guide.

So, here’s what you should do for the skills and tripods:

  1. Rapid Shot:
    Rapid Shot in Lost Ark Sharpshoooter Build
    Rapid Shot skill’s description.
    • Tripods: Amplified Damage (6.0% damage boost), Double Shot (30% damage boost), Final Strike (20% wider area, 100% crit rate).
      Rapid Shot tripods in Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build.
      Rapid Shot’s tripods.
  2. Arrow Shower:
    • Tripods: Swift Fingers (15% attack speed boost), Sustain Enhancement (80% longer duration), Piercing Arrow (40% crit rate, faster damage interval).
      Tripod of Arrow Shower.
      Arrow Shower skill’s tripod.
  3. Moving Slash:
    • Tripods: Excellent Mobility (+2m distance), Silver Master (+35 Hawk Meter per skill hit), Strengthening (100% damage, 3-second bleed).
      Tripods of the skill moving slash.
      Moving Slash skill’s tripod.
  4. Blade Storm:
    • Tripods: Blade Dance (move while using), Silver Master (+12 Hawk Meter on every 3rd hit), Lightning Blade (150% crit on last hit).
      Skill description of Blade Strom in Lost Ark Sharpshooter build.
      Blade Strom skill’s description.
  5. Claymore Mine:
    • Tripods: Storm Surge (increase damage range, 100% Challenge foes damage), Weapon Destruction (20% damage boost for 4 seconds), Mounting Flames (30% fire damage, 3-second Burning damage).
      Tripods of Claymore Mine in Lost Ark.
      Claymore Mine skill’s tripod.
  6. Charged Shot:
    • Tripods: Fast Fire (increased range, explosion at target location), Quick Prep (-5s cooldown), Double Shot (shoot two arrows, 50% more damage).
      Lost Ark Charged Shot's tripod for Sharpshooter build.
      Charged Shot skill’s tripod.
  7. Sharp Shooter:
    • Tripods: Vital Point Hit (15% crit rate), Weak Point Detection (40% more damage to push immune foes), Focus Shot (increased accuracy, hit 5 arrows, 50% crit damage).
      Tripod of Sharp Shooter skill.
      Sharp Shooter skill’s tripod.
  8. Snipe:
    • Tripods: Quick Prep (-6s cooldown), Weak Point Detection (50% more damage against stronger monsters, 100% in perfect zone), Easy Prey (larger Perfect Zone, 30% crit rate, 100% extra damage on crit shot).
      Tripod of Snipe in Lost Ark Sharpshooter build.
      Snipe Skill’s tripod.

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, remember that 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.

Electric Nova

description of Electric Nova.
Electric Nova skill’s description.

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 simultaneously deal DoT (Damage over time) to several enemies.

Electric Nova tripods in Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build.
Electric Nova skill’s description.

Ranged Shot increases Electric Nova’s distance by 3 meters. It helps you keep the distance between yourself and the enemies while ensuring 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

Evasive Fire in Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build.
Evasive Fire skill’s description.

Evasive Fire is an escape and damage skill. Using it, the sharpshooter spins backwards in the air while firing at enemies in front. The skill becomes useful when enemies are gaining on you.

Evasive fire skill tripods list
Evasive Fire Skill’s tripods.

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.

Best Engravings For Sharpshooter Build

We’ll discuss engravings determining your class playstyle for this Lost Ark Sharpshooter levelling build. You gain these engravings as you level up your sharpshooter’s skills for their build.

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 engraving in Lost Ark Sharpshooter Build.
Death Strike Engraving.
  • Enhances Rush Skill damage on enemies.
  • Provides up to 40% more damage over 8 seconds at level 3.
  • Instantly restores 50% of the Hawk Meter when skills are on cooldown.
  • Prioritize Critical for Combat Stats to boost crit rate and damage.
  • Specialization benefits Sharpshooter builds by increasing crit rate, damage, and Hawk Meter gain.
  • Enhances Wings of Storm and Late Rush damage for Silverhawk.

Loyal Companion Engraving

Description of Loyal Companion in Lost Ark.
Loyal Companion Engraving.
  • Focuses on enhancing Silverhawk’s abilities.
  • Increases movement speed, AoE coverage, damage, and summon duration.
  • Use Wings of Storm with Loyal Companion to mark targets for increased damage and faster Hawk energy recovery.
  • Aim for Loyal Companion Engraving Level 3 to significantly boost Silverhawk’s damage and uptime.
  • Prioritize Critical and Specialization for Combat Stats to maximize your and Silverhawk’s damage.

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 understand how every skill works. And when you do, you’ll surely be satisfied to see the effectiveness of the Sharpshooter.

Regarding PVP in Lost Ark, the Sharpshooter can use kiting quite often. This will allow them to use ranged skills to deal massive damage and survive combat. Because of the levelling Sharpshooter build, you’ll surely be victorious if the fight continues.

Regarding 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, ensure you’re summoning the Silverhawk whenever possible.

As for the Sharpshooter skills in battles in Lost Ark, remember, you can slide in between skills to ensure 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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