Esoteric Skill Enhancement Wardancer Attack Crafting Guide for Lost Ark (2023)


Enhancement of esoteric abilitiesWardancers apuntarspecializationCombat Stat, which increases the damage of all esoteric abilities, such asEsoteric Ability: Soaring Fire Dragon.

At levels 1 and 2, Wardancer plays like a burst damage class due to the long cooldowns on his main damage abilities.Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind GodmiEsoteric Ability: Explosive Formation. This build requires less mana than theFirst eraserversion, but it still requires proper positioning to do optimal damage.

They are not only a burst class, but also a synergy class due to their attack speed and movement bonus.whispers of the windand critical resistance reductionroar with couragethat she offers to the team. During the explosion window, use your abilities to deal a lot of damage. After that you will have to wait for the long cooldown on these abilities to finish and you may even need to add some low damage abilities and auto attacks as fillers.

With access to skill tree levels and gems at level 3, your cooldown problems are solved with a highSpeedstack and cannot be classified as a burst class.

energy combustionis accompanied byesoteric extortionhelp generateesoteric meter. This ability also has a long active time and deals constant damage to the enemy.

Enhancement of esoteric abilities

raid captain

Difficulty levelIntermediary



attack from behindObliged

Check theGuardian of the First Intent for an alternate Wardancer playstyle.

Check theGuardian attacksmidungeons of the abyssguides for an introduction to its content.

This construction guide assumesyou have a character at level 50 before you get to it. Check theWardancer Levelingmi1-50 levelingGuides to reach level 50.

Create Raid Abilities

  • the normalwake upskill choiceUltimate Ability: Flash Rage BlowSince it can be activated to mimic an instant cast ability, it's great for triggering the effects of Legion Raid gear sets.Ultimate Ability: Fist of DominationDamage taken has been reduced by 80%, making this awakening still a good option, but it has a slightly longer animation.
  • Enhancement of esoteric abilitiesIncreases the damage of the esoteric ability based on the number of orbs you have filled. If you have 4 orbs and you use 2 orbs on a spender, your ability will deal 32% (8x4) bonus damage if your engraving is at level 1. 16% bonus damage. Good options for a purpose areEsoteric Ability: Soaring Fire Dragon,Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind GodmiEsoteric Ability: Explosive Formation.
  • Sky Destroyer-Scumis usually used asCounterattack, but can be upgraded to a level 2 skill tree for bonus damage withattack soon.
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  • whispers of the windmiroar with courageThey are the 2 most important abilities at the start of a Wardancer's rotations, as they grant attack and movement speed to party members and KO targets with reduced crit resistance (which translates to increased crit rate). It also buffs itself with more damage.
  • instant heat strokehelps process theJudgmentmiConvictionRune combo for cooldown reduction and increased resource regen before starting to rotate damage.
  • energy combustionHe deals very good damage during an encounter due to his almost permanent availability when next to the boss. It also generates a decent amount.esoteric meter.


1 spending variant

Rising Fire Dragon Variant

  • Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind Godcan be replaced byvegan trapfor another major ability to deal damage. If you choose to play this 1 spend build, go toSpeedmicriticalratherSpeedmispecialization. you can refer toGuardian of the First Intentrotation because it will be almost the same except there is a spender instead ofRaywhich is used at the end of the rotation.
  • Esoteric Ability: Soaring Fire Dragonit is used below 296 skill points because it deals more damage with the available skill tree. When you have 296 skill points, exchange them forEsoteric Ability: Call of the Wind Godfor more damage. It's also good to buy time for cooldowns as it's a holding ability, but it can be hard to use against snappy bosses. at the end of the game it is a choice of preference between them asEsoteric Ability: Soaring Fire Dragonoffers better utility ascheck destructionmihesitateburst whileEsoteric Ability: Call of the Wind Goddeals more damage and atiered checkit doesn't hold you in place.

Tier 1 and 2 skill tree

Due to the low stats at levels 1 and 2, it is ideal to take an alternate skill tree until you reach level 3.

  • To takehappy bubbleonEsoteric Ability: Explosive Formation.
  • Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind Godcomraging stormsused during levels 1 and 2 to buy time for your other abilities to return.
  • To takeskill reductiononenergy combustion.

skill tree level 3

With gems, skill tree levels and highSpeedfor cooldown reduction, you can now choose different skill trees.

  • summon stormcan now be used inEsoteric Ability: Call of the Wind Godfor more DPS uptime. Your tornado deals damage to the target while using other abilities at the same time.
  • now you can takeburst of flamesonEsoteric Ability: Explosive Formationfor more damage.
  • Now it is possible to useintense battleonenergy combustionbecause you will have more cooldown reduction and increased uptime.

Gameplay and skill rotation.

Due to the lack of mobility abilities beyond dodging the generic space bar,Enhancement of esoteric abilitiesWardancers have to be precise with their spending abilities.Moon Lightning Kickcan be used as an emergency mobility skill, but sacrifices a lotesoteric meterto deserve. Therefore, it is best used as a narrower loophole to get back into the fray.

prerotative relics

post-relic rotation

This rotation works for when you don't have enoughspecializationstats or low levelesoteric extortionfor smoother rotation.

Main Damage Rotation:

  1. energy combustion
  2. Moon Lightning Kick
  3. instant heat stroke
  4. whispers of the wind
  5. roar with courage
  6. Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind God
  7. Sky Destroyer-Scum
  8. Esoteric Ability: Soaring Fire DragonofEsoteric Ability: Explosive Formation
  9. basic attack canceled (described below) untilwhispers of the windmiroar with courageThey are back.

with better optimizedspecializationstats, at least level 5 gems and are upgradedesoteric extortionmiwhite flame kick.

Main Damage Rotation:

  1. energy combustion
  2. Sky Destroyer-Scum, you can skip this step if you are already highesoteric meteror the DPS window is narrow.
  3. roar with courage
  4. whispers of the wind
  5. Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind God
  6. Moon Lightning Kick
  7. Esoteric Ability: Soaring Fire DragonofEsoteric Ability: Explosive Formation
  8. instant heat stroke
  9. Sky Destroyer-Scum
  10. basic attack canceled (described below) untilwhispers of the windmiroar with courageThey are back.

While dropping an ability, hold the movement button while repeatedly tapping the basic attack to cancel a basic attack. The damage increases as the Energy Burn progresses andTo bleedrune to deal more damage over time.

if the playerConvictionembedded runesenergy combustionIt's inJudgmentrun oninstant heat stroke, make sure the conviction has been prosecuted before doing thisinstant heat strokeprocess theJudgmentbuff for 15% cooldown reduction and 100% resource regeneration.

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statistical priority

Level 1 and 2

Wardancers Esoteric Skill Enhancement PrioritizespecializationmiSpeed. it is recommended to focusspecialization(55-65%) upSpeed(35-45%) for olderesoteric metergain in support of having 2 esoteric abilities (Spovers). Also increases damage for spenders and the Awakening ability. It takes a bit of Rush for attack speed, movement speed, and cooldown reduction.

Level 3

During the peak of Tier 3, after acquiring 600-700specialization, it is recommended to obtain the maximumSpeedpossible due to the softness of the structure. This will help you achieve high attack speed and movement speed, which will also help you achieve maximum damage captain.
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print classthey offer powerful advantages that can significantly change the style of play.battle engravingsthey are generally used to increase damage. Below are the recommended impressions for this build.

Check therecording guidefor more details.

first recordings

  • Enhancement of esoteric abilitiesincreases the damage of the esoteric ability by the number of orbs you have before using a spender. For example, if you have 4 full orbs, your first Esoteric ability used will deal 32% (8x4) bonus damage. If you decide to use a second spending ability with 2 full orbs, it will only deal 16% additional damage. You can stay at level 1 if you have points for a level 1 burn, otherwise max it out.
  • raid captainit's been a solid pick ever sincewhispers of the windprovides movement speed and our aim is highSpeed.

Additional images from the end of the game

  • sharp blunt weapon*it's a good damage write if you're over 60% Crit Rate.
  • adrenalineIt's great for replenishing your low critical rate when you're at the highest level of Tier 3. HighSpeedWith cooldown reduction on skill tree and gear gems, you can keep those adrenaline rushes going.
  • ambush masterbenefits Wardancers as they have a lot ofattack from behindmodifications
  • wake upit is to reduce the cooldown to synergize with the effect of the Legion Raid gear set. Preferably get level 1 or 2 depending on the amount of yourSpeed.
  • lightning furyit's a good inexpensive option for lessons that generate a lot of multiple access.

advanced recordings

Observation:Advanced Engravings are the best slot setup for Tier 3 content. The associated penalties can be difficult for new players to overcome.Use the following engravings only if you have boss fight experience!

  • Resentment*increases damage dealt and also increases damage taken. Etching is a very effective damage increase without a specific location, so it's worth it even with the penalty.
  • cursed doll*it's an easy attack power boost at the cost of a 25% healing penalty. The healing penalty can be punitive for inexperienced players unfamiliar with boss mechanics.
  • increase mass*It is a good alternative option forcursed dollif you manage to exceed 140% attack speed.

(*) These engravings can only be used at engraving level 3.

ideal scenarios

The engravings are listed in order of priority from left to right.

Standard - 2 Spender Build (Speed ​​+ Specialization)

Enhancement of esoteric abilities


raid captain

increase mass

cursed doll


wake up

Alternative: 1 spend build (rush + crit)

Enhancement of esoteric abilities



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sharp blunt weapon

increase mass

cursed doll

raid captain

Observation:Havewake uplevel 2 and minimum 1400Speedconnect withConvictionmiJudgmentcombination gives you 14 secondsMastery Fang Seteffect update window, assumingConvictionmiJudgmentThe combo cooldown lines up very well.

gear sets

These are the specific equipment sets for each level.
Check theEquipment Set Guidefor more details.


  • If you use the speed run on your alts, you can skip Abyss Dungeon Gear until1370 gear pointsonly gets betterChaos Dungeon Team.
  • if you are in the area1445 mars scoreand if Valtan/Vykas were in normal mode, you can make theLegendary Legion Raid Gear.
  • If you have already createdheritage gears, hold them because after unlocking theconversion equipment setfunction, you can freely switch betweenRelic Legion Raid Sets.

Route "Play at your own pace"

Level 1

340 gear points
Seraphic Oath Set

460 gear points
noisy elemental set

Level 2

840 gear points
Beautiful country set

960 gear points
Determination of the inflexible will

starting level 3

1302-1370 gear points
rotated dimensional set

Tier 3 Argos Set

1370 -1415 gang score
Due Diligence Default Set

Tier 3 Legion Raid Set

1415 - 1444 team score
Default Stagecoach Sleeve and Shoulder Set
Demonic beast strength 4 sticks

1445+ acceleration score
Mastery Fang Set
Set of screaming hallucinations


Runes enhance abilities with additional bonuses. All rune drops are account bound and have limited availability, so it's important to place the runes on the correct abilities. Below are the recommended combinations.
check onerune guidefor more details.

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Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind Godstorm
Esoteric Ability: Explosive Formationstorm
energy combustionConviction
To bleed
instant heat strokeJudgment
Moon Lightning Kickfortuna
whispers of the windFocus
roar with courageFocus
Sky Destroyer-Scumfortuna
To bleed
Fast charge
Hidden Dragon Strike*Judgment
Esoteric Ability: Soaring Fire Dragon*storm
vegan trap*storm
  • Angeris best used withSky Destroyer-Scumto increase the speed of our skill rotation.
  • stormIt is ideal for improving your best abilities to deal damage.
  • Fast chargeused for abilities closer to the end of their rotation for greater effectiveness.
  • overloadit is used to further improve the Stagger we applied.
  • Focusreduces the mana cost of abilities.
  • To bleedworks betterSky Destroyer-Scumdue to the short cooldown. It can also be combined withenergy combustionapply permanentlyTo bleedon each check mark in the skill ifConvictionNot available.
  • To useConvictioncomenergy combustionto useinstant heat strokecomJudgmentto gain the effect of 15% cooldown reduction and 100% resource regeneration (notesoteric meter). Runes can be replaced with others if you don't already have them.

(*) Optional skill options.

Team Skill Tree

While gems do add buffs to abilities, they can also amplify the effects of the skill tree itself. Skill tree levels go up to 5 and each level can either increase damage, reduce cooldown, or buff.

For more information on how to add skill tree charges and get them, visit ourSkill Tree System Guide.

instant heat strokeFist of Darkness
detection of weaknesses
energy combustionesoteric extortion
intense battle
Last breath
Moon Lightning Kickwhite flame kick
Only one push
full moon kick
whispers of the windquick preparation
attack soon
Sky Destroyer-Scumattack soon
abundant resources(optional)
roar with courageesoteric extortion(optional)
Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind God*storm
growth attack
summon storm
Esoteric Ability: Explosive Formationdetection of weak points
burst of flames
gran explosion
vegan trap*detection of weak points
shadow cleavage
pure excellence

(*) Optional skill options.


Gems grant additional damage and cooldown reduction for specific abilities. You can only equip 11 of these gems at a time, so prioritizing gems for your most important abilities is recommended.

visit ourGem System Guidefor more information on crafting higher level gems.

attack gems

Esoteric Ability: Explosive Formation
Moon Lightning Kick
instant heat stroke
energy combustion

Esoteric Ability: Call of the Wind God*
vegan trap*

loading gems

Moon Lightning Kick
instant heat stroke
whispers of the wind
roar with courage
Esoteric Ability: Explosive Formation

Sky Destroyer-Scum*
vegan trap*
Hidden Dragon Strike*

(*) Optional gem options.

card games

Cards are an endgame system to max out your character. Below are the recommended sets for this class.
Check themap guidefor more information on how to obtain them.

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Set of quote cards

optional card game

ideal damage card game


  • Enhancement of esoteric abilitiesthe guards are tallesoteric spheresforEsoteric Ability: Call of the Wind GodmiEsoteric Ability: Explosive Formation.
  • unleash your blast withwhispers of the windmiroar with couragefor ideal damage.
  • always saveenergy combustionup, as it deals decent damage during the encounter.
  • specializationhas the highest priority foresoteric metermeter and damage increase foresoteric skills, try to get at least 600-700 points and maxSpeedto reduce cooldown and increase speed.
  • Your priority sizes to reach level 3 areResentment,raid captainand at least level 1Enhancement of esoteric abilities. check oneadded optionsprevious section for more engraving options.


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What skill build is best for Wardancer? ›

Stats Priority

Esoteric Skill Enhancement Wardancers prioritize Specialization and Swiftness . it is recommend to focus on Specialization (55-65%) over Swiftness (35-45%) for higher Esoteric Meter gain to support having 2 Esoteric skills (Spenders). It also increases damage for the spenders and the Awakening skill.

Is esoteric or first intention better? ›

I find they put out comparable damage, and esoteric is generally easier since you have a little range and don't have to constantly be getting into position for back attacks. Although first intention has higher burst damage potential and is more mobile.

What class engraving does Wardancer use? ›

The Class Engraving increases the damage of all skills by sealing Elemental Meter gain. In Tier 1 and 2, the Wardancer plays as a burst damage class because of the long cooldowns on her main damage skills, Sweeping Kick and Moon Flash Kick. During burst windows use your high damage dealing skills.

Is striker better than Wardancer esoteric? ›

Wardancer offers a party Movespeed, Attack speed buff, and a lesser crit resistance debuff. Which is more preferrable for endgame contents where your team need to move around alot for mechanics. Striker offers a party Attack speed buff and a greater crit resistance debuff.

Is Wardancer squishy? ›

Much like the other Martial Artist classes, the Wardancer has some balanced builds between PvE and PvP, has a charging gauge for special abilities, and is fairly squishy.

Is Wardancer good in Lost Ark? ›

Wardancer is a very mobile dps class in Lost Ark that has decent tankiness and great offensive buffs for yourself and your party as well as debuffs on your enemies. The Wardancer has big bursts of damage from combos and can go in and out to poke bosses in Guardian Raids and Abyssal Raids.

Is arcane and esoteric the same thing? ›

Arcane is synonymous with esoteric when used to describe something only understood by a select few. Esoteric is used to describe anything that is difficult for the general populace to understand and limited to a select group of experts.

What is esoteric quality? ›

esoteric, the quality of having an inner or secret meaning. This term and its correlative exoteric were first applied in the ancient Greek mysteries to those who were initiated (eso, “within”) and to those who were not (exo, “outside”), respectively.

What is the strongest assassin class in Lost Ark? ›

While there are separate tiers according to which the classes can be ranked, Deathblade is the stronger of the two advanced classes and ranks higher.

What is the most efficient way to level in Lost Ark? ›

To level up quickly in Lost Ark always prioritize completing main story quests. As you progress through the game, explore new areas and level up your character, major story beats will unlock naturally. You'll want to go and complete these as soon as they're available, as they provide a decent chunk of experience.

What is the most efficient life skill in Lost Ark? ›

Excavating is objectively the best life skill to pursue on paper. It gives you materials for Oreha fusion and life skill crafting. It drains the life skill gauge the fastest out of the three while having the highest yields for successfully passing the mini-game (it can give you up to eight times the original reward).

What is the most universal engraving in Lost Ark? ›

Barricade is the best Engraving in Lost Ark. It allows players to do additional damage to shielded enemies. The opposition often has shields that need taken down, so this is a great way to deplete those before dealing real damage to them. At level 1 of Barricade, players will deal 3% more damage to shielded foes.

What is the best engraving for all classes in Lost Ark? ›

Here's a look at the best Engravings in Lost Ark.
  • 8 Cursed Doll.
  • 7 Keen Blunt Weapon.
  • 6 Raid Captain.
  • 5 Adrenaline.
  • 4 Awakening.
  • 3 Barricade.
  • 2 Ambush Master.
  • 1 Spirit Absorption.
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What is the most common engraving in Lost Ark? ›

The most common Engraving spread with Legion Raids is the 5x3 setup. Uncommonly, you might encounter the 4x3 , 1x2 , and 1x1 setup. If you're a class that only really needs a Level 1 Class Engraving , you can choose to find an Engraving is decent at Level 2 , like Adrenaline.

What is the difference between striker esoteric flurry and deathblow reddit? ›

ESO and deathblow are pretty much the same in terms of damage. I have 5x3 for both. Deathblow comes at a premium since it's easier to play since it's burst while ESO is harder cuz you need to keep proper uptime or you will lose out on damage.

Are striker and Wardancer the same lost ark? ›

Striker is the male Martial Arts (counterpart to Wardancer) in Lost Ark that uses back attacks and careful positioning to execute the perfect damage. It's an incredibly mobile class even with no swiftness. His versatile skills will give you all the mobility you need to duck in and out of the fight.

Which striker build is best? ›

Lost Ark Striker BEST Build: PvE & PvP [2023]
  • Storm Dragon Awakening.
  • Moon Flash Kick.
  • Swift Wind Kick.
  • Phoenix Advent.
  • Lightning Whisper.
  • Esoteric Skill: Call the Wind God.
  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike.

What is the funnest class in the Lost Ark? ›

The Wardancer is a fast-paced, damage-dealing class that has good, consistent DPS across content and is also really fun to play. This class is easy to pick up but tricky to master. Much like the Striker class, the Wardancer has a main utility in the form of an attack speed buff that can be provided to allies.

What is the longest range class in Lost Ark? ›

Sharpshooter (Gunner — Male)

The only purely long-ranged character class in Lost Ark, the Sharpshooter has a high damage output, a strong stagger ability, and adds a 6% damage increase buff to the whole team.

Why is the Wardancer important in Lost Ark? ›

PVP. Moving on to PvP! The Wardancer keeps her role as an aggressive type of support, by engaging enemies first and using skills like Energy Combustion for some sustain and Winds Whisper to immediately buff the entire party. This is important as it'll help your team deal the most damage from the get go.

Who is the strongest boss in Lost Ark? ›

Aurion is literally the hardest boss in the game.

What character does the most damage in Lost Ark? ›

If you're set on rolling the best DPS in Lost Ark, then Death Blade and Striker are the ones to go for.

Which warrior is best Lost Ark? ›

Best Lost Ark classes: PvE

Up in the S-tier are two Warrior classes: Berserker, and Gunlancer. They're accompanied once more by the Bard, and the Destroyer. The Paladin class has moved to the top in the most recent meta, thanks to its support skillset.

What is similar to esoteric? ›


1 abstruse, arcane, cryptic, enigmatic.

Why is it named Arcane? ›

themes. The show was named Arcane due to magic tying the world of Runeterra together, with every region and champion having a different relationship to it.

Why is it called Arcane? ›

The origin of arcane is Latin arcānus, "secret, closed," from arca, "a chest, box." Arcana (singular arcanum) are pieces of mysterious knowledge or information.

How do you use esoteric? ›

Examples of 'esoteric' in a sentence
  1. This bible refers to the divine feminine and personal esoteric knowledge. ...
  2. The world is full of modest people brimming with esoteric knowledge. ...
  3. There was something about his esoteric interests and unaffected grin that drew me in.

What are the 5 senses esoteric? ›

Your Five Spiritual Senses: Hear, See, Taste, Smell, and Touch the Invisible World Around You.

What religion is esoteric? ›

Esoteric Christianity is an approach to Christianity which features "secret traditions" that require an initiation to learn or understand. The term esoteric was coined in the 17th century and derives from the Greek ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos, "inner").

What are the most tankiest classes in Lost Ark? ›

Gunlancer. Gunlancers are the tankiest class in the game, and on top of that they can do amazing damage. The fact that they can support their team makes them incredibly versatile as well.

What is the hardest class to master in Lost Ark? ›

Hardest class to MASTER would be gunslinger. Most abilities in the roster and very squishy, need decent apm and game knowledge to pilot optimally. Gunslinger isn't nearly as difficult as Deadeye. From the martial artists, Striker is the hardest, having almost all attacks set as “back attacks”.

What's better Deathblade or Shadowhunter? ›

You can't really go wrong with either one, pick the one whose class fantasy you enjoy more, or play both ^^ Both are very capable damage dealers, fun to play and both are good pvp classes. Shadowhunter has two builds by endgame. One is all about demon form, the other outright doesn't use it.

What is the hardest class to level in Lost Ark? ›

SOULFIST. Soulfist is distinguished by the presence of ranged and melee combat skills. It is also one of the hardest classes in Lost Ark due to its mechanics. Her ordinary skills are very weak, but with her identity buff, they get a boost.

How do you maximize skill points in Lost Ark? ›

This is obvious, but every level past level 50 also grants Skill Points, a total of 6 per level. This means that just from playing the game and casually leveling to 60 over a long amount of time, players will get an additional 60 Skill Points.

What is the easiest class to play in Lost Ark? ›

My recommendations for a new player would be:
  • Legacy machinist(don't need a lot of sp/tripods and only 2 gems (low ceiling at endgame)
  • Demonic Shadowhunter (literally same as machinist but melee and demon not Ironman)
  • Gunlancer. Tanky. ...
  • Reflux sorc. ...
  • (Wildcard) LC SS.
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What is the best starting character in Lost Ark? ›

Gunslinger. The Gunslinger is an excellent choice for beginners who also want to become top tier in PvP battles. The Gunslinger is an advanced Gunner class. Together, the Gunslinger's abilities are so powerful that it seems like they never stop dealing damage.

What is the best bad Engraving in Lost Ark? ›

Strong Will is definitely the worst Engraving to use in Lost Ark. It allows players to reduce incoming damage while they are in the Pushed state, but players don't often find themselves in the Pushed state. At level 1, incoming damage is reduced by 5% while Pushed. At level 2, it reduces by 15%.

What is more important stats or engravings in Lost Ark? ›

stats are more important and u can clear all argos phases with 3 3 engravings with no problem by the testimony of players from Korea and russia.

What is the easiest way to farm class engravings Lost Ark? ›

How To Get Them. The primary method of getting Engraving Books is as a reward for Quests (also a great method of farming Silver). These can be Story Quests, Side Quests, Roster Quests, or even World Quests, and players likely received a large chunk of them when they leveled their first character from 1 to 50.

Is grudge or cursed doll better? ›

Grudge is the most powerful engraving in the game for dps. Grudge is always better than cursed doll. Damage buff engravings stack multiplicatively, not additively, so there is no reason to not just stack more damage increases. Additionally, grudge gives more % damage than Cursed Doll gives atk %.

What is the difference between class and combat engraving Lost Ark? ›

There are two types of engravings: combat engravings and class engravings. Combat engravings are available to any class, while class engravings can only be utilized by a specific class. There are also negative engravings which reduces the player's power.

What is the best engraving for gunslinger Lost Ark? ›

Choosing The Best Engravings
  • Keen Blunt Weapon: increases the potential for Crit damage by up to +50% but there is the potential for the weapon to deal -20% damage.
  • Cursed Doll: It is recommended not to use this engraving until it is at level 3 to get the most benefit from it.
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When should I start engraving Lost Ark? ›

Setting up your Engravings at the start of endgame content is a bit daunting - you should really focus on this when you hit 1370 I-level and can begin the first Abyss Raid (ARGOS).

What is the Wardancer's identity skill? ›

The Wardancer's Identity skill is simply the Elemental Orbs you use to empower you Esoteric Skills. Below we will discuss our picks for skills for general purpose and single target fights.

Do Wardancer and striker buffs stack? ›

The same buff on the same character from different skills doesn't stack. they are the same class (martial artist), same classes don't stack equal buffs. Wardancer and striker stack too, who told you because glaivier is martial artist and wardancer is too their 18% crit don't stack?

What is the best skill point for the Ascent? ›

Health is the single most important skill in The Ascent. As players progress through missions, enemies will hit harder, and having more base health is essential. New players will have less trouble leveling up if they focus on Vital Signs early, as higher-level enemies lurk everywhere in the beginning of the game.

Which Deathblade skills to use? ›

Best PvP skills for Deathblade. Blitz Rush: Charge to move 5 metres forward before attacking foes. Uncharged attacks deal normal damage, charged attacks deal double damage, and overcharged attacks deal double damage and follow-up with a longsword hit that deals another 150% of normal damage.

Why does Wardancer feel weak? ›

It's very dependent on having filled out class and other engravings, as well as more skill points and properly statted gear. Really it's a T3 class, and doesn't shine at that straight up 302 level relative to other classes.

What is the best PvE class in Lost Ark? ›

Best Lost Ark classes: PvE

Up in the S-tier are two Warrior classes: Berserker, and Gunlancer. They're accompanied once more by the Bard, and the Destroyer. The Paladin class has moved to the top in the most recent meta, thanks to its support skillset.

Does gunslinger and deadeye synergy stack? ›

But maxroll says that they do not stack.

Which buffs can be stacked? ›

Persistent Buffs, their effects denoted by square borders, can be freely stacked: Weapons with Special Effects. Armor with Special Effects. Talismans.

How many hours to beat Ascent? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, The Ascent is about 12 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 26 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Can skills go over 20 in The Ascent? ›

However, you can upgrade weapons and skills up to level 20. So once you've upgraded all of them, you've technically hit the maximum rank in The Ascent.

What is the best secondary weapon in The Ascent? ›

Shotguns are a great secondary weapon when opponents get too overwhelming.

Which Deathblade engraving is best? ›

Super Charge is an excellent engraving that compliments Deathblade well. 3 of Deathblade's main damage skills, Blitz Rush, Void Strike, and Soul Absorber and all charging skills. You will enjoy the increased Attack Speed of your skills in addition to the unconditional damage increase.

What is better Shadowhunter or Deathblade? ›

You can't really go wrong with either one, pick the one whose class fantasy you enjoy more, or play both ^^ Both are very capable damage dealers, fun to play and both are good pvp classes. Shadowhunter has two builds by endgame. One is all about demon form, the other outright doesn't use it.

What is the best stat for the Deathblade? ›

Recommended Stats

The focus for stats for the Deathblade build should be on Specialization as the primary and Critical as the secondary. Specialization allows for the faster buildup of the Demon Orb meter and boosts the effects of the Remaining Energy engraving.


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