Classes are a vital choice for players in Lost Ark. Featuring varied gameplay styles, they empower the player to explore the game and experience it in many different ways. Picking the right class for you is imperative as each Class has different Stats, Skills and unique looks. Additionally, 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.
Lost Ark Classes Guide
What is the Best Class in Lost Ark?
There is no actual "best" class or Advanced Class in Lost Ark, but players will find that there are preferred classes for specific roles, and classes that are more difficult to master.
- Best Ranged DPS Classes: Deadeye, Gunslinger, Sharpshooter
- Best Melee DPS Classes: Berserker, Striker, Shadowhunter
- Best Support Classes: Bard, Paladin
- Best Tank Classes: Gunlancer, Artillerist
- Best Beginner Classes: Berserker, Scrapper, Sorceress, Sharpshooter, Shadowhunter
- Best PvP Classes: Striker, Berserker, Sharpshooter
How many Classes are available in Lost Ark?
Lost Ark features 5 Main Class Archetypes that divide into many Advanced sub-classes. There are so far a total of 18 Classes to pick from in this MMORPG. Each Class features a unique set of abilities and gamestyle that sets it apart and provides flair to their combat and gameplay. Players can opt for different classes for the different roles of the game, based on their preferred activities and situations
There are more Classes available in other regions. In time, these other Classes will also be released into the western version of Lost Ark. Due to balance issues, upcoming changes to these Classes, and localization requirements, the decision was made to not include them in our version at launch but to add them post-launch. The naming conventions for some classes were also changed to match the intended effect.
Lost Ark offers 5 powerful base classes; Warrior, Martial Artist, Gunner, Mage, and Assassin. Each class presents a distinct gameplay style, look, and role with their own strengths and weaknesses. From the dieselpunk deserts where the Gunslinger roams to the dark castles where Assassins lurk in the shadows, each Class brings a unique flavor and backstory to Lost Ark.
Are Lost Ark Classes Gender Locked?
All Classes are Gender-locked in Lost Ark. However, players can customize the look of their character with a variety of face and hairstyle options. There are also a myriad of in-game customizations via the equipment and skins systems.
Warriors are the powerhouses of Arkesia. They may not be the most nimble, so they stand their ground and make up for mobility with cataclysmic impact. The Warrior Class is recommended for those that like high durability, over mobility. This can be particularly good if you have a bad connection or high ping, which might make timely dodging more challenging.
The Mage Classes are recommended for those that like having ranged attacks and damaging abilities, as well as for those that like supporting their party. Choose Sorceress if you want AoE damage, and Bard if you'd like to heal and buff your party.
Assassins have high mobility and damage, but they are somewhat squishy and susceptible to taking higher damage. Select this Class if you have good reflexes or you like to be able to move and attack more quickly than other Classes.
Martial Artist Classes use fist weapons to deal damage in rapid combo attacks, which are often flashy and fun to watch. If you are someone that prioritizes mobility and combos, and not one big devastating attack.
Gunners are the go to ranged Class in Lost Ark and should be chosen by those that like to play this way. However, many of the Advanced Gunner Classes can deal excellent damage in melee range, even if they are using firearms.