Lost Ark – Which Class To Pick? Comparing All Classes

Lost Ark’s combat is fast, furious, and a whole lot of fun. In Lost Ark, we have 5 classes coming to the NA and EU version of the game, and today I’m going to check out all the classes, so you have a good overview, plus hopefully, this will help you answer that all-important question, which class should I pick in Lost Ark?

The first major decision in the game is which class to pick, and at launch, the NA and EU version is going to have 5 classes. You can then specialize into subclasses. You’ll be able to create a character, then in the opening minutes of the game, you’ll have to select a class. You have 5 main classes to choose from, then at level 10, you’ll get to select your specialization class or subclass. In the NA and EU beta, this happens immediately as you start at level 10.

Let’s have a close look at the classes and subclasses.



The Warrior is your classic DPS class.

Berserkers are always powerful warriors, with their high-damage greatsword attacks and potent defense, but when they enter their burst mode, they’re all but unstoppable. In this heightened state, they gain increased attack and movement speed and unlock a special skill that delivers a world of hurt to their enemies.

Paladins have a direct line to the powers of the gods, channeling their ancient might into potent offensive and defensive moves alike: They can use holy skills and buffs with the holy book to support their team from behind, or wield a sword and bring punishing skills to bear on the frontline.

As the first line of defense, gunlancers take the brunt of enemy attacks with their defensive stance and battlefield shield to keep the rest of their party safe. While their gun lance is a formidable weapon, their true value derives from their ability to protect allies and absorb damage like a sponge.

If you like to take on the role of DPS and play slightly bigger, heavier classes, then The Warrior is for you.

Martial Artist


Martial Artists are all about the melee action, getting in there up close and personal with enemies.

Striker is a martial arts class that attacks enemies like a strong wind. Since he is equipped with a variety of physical skills with fast movement, he displays splendid aerial combos after hitting enemies quickly, and uses powerful elemental skills to turn the battle.

Not merely masters of martial arts, wardancers augment their lightning-quick fighting skills with elemental power. They can store up elemental energy to unleash in devastating attacks and gravity-defying maneuvers.

Armed with a heavy gauntlet, scrappers draw on two inverse forms of attack energy that feed off each other to deliver nonstop destruction. With excellent attack, defense, mobility, and lasting power, they’re well balanced enough to throw enemies off their guard.

The soulfist switches between melee and ranged attacks, which can be used together for explosively powerful combos. They channel a special energy called Adamance, which they can imbue into abilities or use to sustain themselves through fights.

If you like to punch, kick and juggle opponents up in the air with your martial arts skills, then this is the class for you.



Gunners dish out the damage from the range with their guns and tech.

With a gun for every occasion and the ability to switch between them quickly, gunslingers are deadly opponents at any range. Light on their feet thanks to their catlike reflexes, gunslingers are hard to pin down—and quick to unload a flurry of shots on any unwary foe.

Artillerists believe in firepower and lots of it, blasting their enemies with some of the biggest guns under the sun. They may not be the most mobile fighters, but they make up for their lack of agility with huge mechanical launchers and other hard-hitting weapons, heavy armor, and incredible destructive force.

With their flexible triple-wielding playstyle and brash attitude, you might mistakenly suppose that this rough-and-tumble rogue has a death wish. They do, but don’t worry—it’s just for their opponents. They can choose the most effective weapon from an arsenal that includes a double handgun, shotgun, and rifle.

Sharpshooters are ranged attackers who use mechanical bows with special arrows that have custom effects. Their high survivability and agility keep them in the fight for the long haul, and their stealthy machinations are excellent for exploiting enemy weaknesses.

If you like to attack from range with some awesome weapons, this is the class for you.



Virtuosos of the Liane harp, bards can evoke soothing serenades to heal their team—or unleash a chorus of pain on their unfortunate foes. Their attack power is rather low, but their ability to support allies makes them a harmonious part of any team.

Despite their delicate constitution, summoners are a force to be reckoned with in any fight. They call forth spirits of the elements to fight for them, and each elemental has their own special skills to help the summoner shine in every situation.

If you want to dish out magic-orientated attacks, then go for the Summoner.



Assassins are your classic Rouge/Hunter class. Quick, nimble, operating in the shadows.

Shadowhunters prefer to beat the demons at their own game—they can shapeshift into powerful demonic forms to unleash chaotic power. When their inner demon is unleashed, shadowhunters get access to incredibly destructive powers and increased health and movement speed.

Deathblade is an assassin class that uses a total of three swords that they wield alongside the power of chaos to swiftly slash their foes. The fast-paced combo attacks from the light dualswords and longsword overpower enemies, leading to death by a thousand cuts.

Assassins are all about speed and big damage, so if this is what you are looking for, then try out the Assassin.

Let me know in the comments which class you picked, and which one you like the best.

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