Heroes of Arkesia,
Lost Ark offers a wide variety of ways to play how you want. One of the key decisions you’ll make is determining which Class is right for you. You can learn about all of the Classes offered in our Intro to Classes article. Today we’re focused on Warrior, the powerhouses of Arkesia.
Are you looking for a Class that excels at powerful abilities that hit heavy, and in return can absorb massive amounts of damage? Look no further than the Warrior Class. They may not be the most nimble, so they stand their ground and make up for their lower mobility with cataclysmic impact. With three Advanced Classes, you can further shape the Warrior to have a balance of offense and defense, or push your Warrior to favor whichever you prefer.
Warriors are a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. You can see the devastating abilities of all three Warrior Advanced Classes showcased here:
Advanced Classes Breakdown
Interested in trading some of the Warrior’s defensive capabilities for an all-out offense style of play? The Berserker is best for you. Berserkers are 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.
BERSERK FURY: Infuse your greatsword to create Berserk Fury and deliver a powerful strike. Attack range and damage scale up as you charge this skill.
STRIKE WAVE: Concentrate energy on your greatsword and release it forward, cleaving the ground. This skill can be charged to inflict more damage.
WHIRLWIND: Spin around with the greatsword to inflict damage.
CRIME HAZARD: Jump and swing your greatsword to deal damage and launch foes into the sky, then strike down to deal damage again and knock them down.
HELL BLADE: Thrust your greatsword into the ground, inflicting damage. Hold and attack to deal more damage. Hit this skill's Perfect Zone to deliver a finishing blow that inflicts even more damage and launches foes in the air.
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 to support their team from behind, or wield a sword and bring punishing skills to bear on the frontline. The true jack-of-all trades, Paladins work best for players who want access to wide variety of abilities balanced in both offense and defense, with options to support teammates or use offensive attacks to play aggressively themselves.
ALITHANES'S JUDGMENT: Jump up and unleash a holy light that shines forth for an attack that penetrates through even Guardian monsters. Inflict damage on surrounding foes upon landing and create a barrier for yourself and party members.
WRATH OF GOD: Call forth the energy of sacred thunder into your weapon and deal damage to surrounding foes.
EXECUTION OF JUSTICE: Hold your sword with one hand and quickly spin in position to deal damage to your foe, then perform a crushing blow that deals additional damage.
LAW OF GOD: Summon a magic circle of light through sacred scriptures. Texts made of infinite light swirl within the magic circle, dealing damage to foes for 2 seconds.
FLASH SLASH: Slowly move forward and slash your foe 7 times.
Prefer a more defensive tank-like strategy? The Gunlancer is the first line of defense, taking 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. A deadly sponge.
CHARGED STINGER: While in a defensive stance, focus energy and thrust your weapon in front of you. You can slowly change the direction of the attack while focusing energy. Damage increases the more you charge up the attack.
LEAP ATTACK: Leap toward the target location to strike at the ground, inflicting damage.
HOOK CHAIN: Throw a long chained hook to deal damage, then pull that foe to you to deal further more damage.
GUARDIAN'S PROTECTION: Upon using the skill, recover 100% of your shield meter and release a 10m radius protection aura in the nearby area for 10s. Foes within the aura take damage and become stunned. Within the aura, you and your party take less damage and become immune to pushes and debuffs.
FIRE BULLET: Perform a shelling attack at foes at close range, dealing damage.
Stay tuned for more in-depth information on the other Classes available in Lost Ark along with news and updates as we head toward Closed Beta and beyond. Make sure to follow our social channels and PlayLostArk.com to stay up-to-date. Here’s where you can find us:
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