Advanced Classes are specializations of a Class in Lost Ark. Classes offer a wide range of "Advanced Classes" (Subclasses), which are specialized versions of the original Class, concentrating on different aspects of it. This offers players a more focused version of each Class. Players can opt for different branching paths gaining unique Skills for their Advanced Class. So a Warrior, for example, will have to opt to become a Berserker, Paladin or Gunlancer.
Different Advanced Classes
When selecting a Class, you can narrow down your decision by determining if you prefer to play as a melee or ranged-focused character. Of the five base Classes in Lost Ark, only the Gunner and Mage focus on ranged combat whereas the rest are melee-based. The exceptions to this are the Soulfist and Shadowhunter Advanced Classes, which have a mix of ranged and melee combat.
How To Select an Advanced Class
Each of these Classes has their own Advanced Classes that you can further specialize in when you reach Level 10. What you have to remember is once you’ve chosen the Advanced Class for your character, you won’t be able to undo it. There’s no way to switch to a different Class in Lost Ark should you wish to change your mind at any point in time. This is also part of the reason why alternate characters exist so you can experience the other Advanced Classes as well.
Advanced Classes Tripod System
For Advanced Classes, there’s a Tripod System that lets you customize the characteristics and attributes of a single Skill in three different ways to significantly alter your playstyle. For instance, if you’re a Berserker of the Warrior Class, and you wish to enhance the Hell Blade Skill, you can do so by selecting Training Result, Melt, and Ground Flip. As a result, you not only lengthen the skill’s range of impact, but you also considerably boost the overall damage you inflict while knocking back enemies away from you. Furthermore, respeccing won’t cost you extra skill points so you’re free to do it whenever you want
Lost Ark Advanced Classes Guide
The Warrior Class is the strongest class when it comes to pure and direct melee combat. Can wearing heavy armor and play as a tank while dealing massive melee damage. Warriors have 3 Advanced Classes, which are the Berserker, Paladin and Gunlancer.
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.
The Mage class is a hybrid support class that can cast buffs from a distance while healing wounded allies and use spells to inflict lethal damage. It has 2 Advanced Classes, which are the Bard and Sorceress.
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.
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.
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.
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.