Lost Ark Artillerist Build – Best Skills for PvE and PvP

A guide on basic Artillerist skill builds in Lost Ark.

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The Artillerist Build in Lost Ark is usually comprised of high-powered skills to blast away the enemies. A good number of the skills are instant ranged attacks, while the big punishers are the ones that have a delay on them.

While there are so many skills to choose from, you will have to consider the nature of Artillerists being the slow yet tank players in the party. But the amount of firepower that their heavy guns pack pretty much makes up for that, which is why this class still gets some love from a lot of players.

In this guide, we’ll look into the possible Artillerist builds that you can try depending on your type of gameplay. We will mainly focus on the skills build with max level 60 and assuming all quests that provide extra skill points are completed (380-414 skill points). With the latest updates and the raised level caps, certain skills can be leveled up to 11 and 12, but we will look into those on a separate guide.

PvE Artillerist Build - Lost Ark

PvE Artillerist Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark PvE Artillerist Build is for dishing out massive damage to as many mobs as your firearm can hit. You’ll be sending out explosions after explosions to make sure that everyone in the area will be wiped out.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Energy Field

10

Mind Concentration (Skill does not consume MP)

Energy Increase (Shiel Duration +6.0s)

Solid Shield (Push Immunity and Shield)

Flamethrower

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -7.0s)

Ranged Flame (Atk Range +1%)

Scorching Blaze (Burn, 90.5/s for 10.0s, Stacks 5 times)

Freeze Shell

10

Magick Control (MP Cost -67%)

Frost Shell (Frost Duration +2.0s, Freeze duration +1.0s)

Glacier Explosion (Freeze for 3.0s, Cooldown +4.0s)

Gravity Explosion

10

Stun Effect (Stun for 4.0s)

Sweeping Gravity (Atk Spd +20%)

Planetary Gravity (Pull range +50%, Dmg +50%)

Homing Barrage

10

Guiding Enhancement (Delay -1.0s)

Vital Point Bombardment (Crit Rate +60%)

Power Bomb (Dmg +60%, Dmg 5% Base/s for 6.0s)

Howitzer

10

Armor Destruction (For Def -12% for 10.0s)

Focused Barrage (Dmg +30%)

Flash Shell (Radius +20%, Dmg +80%)

Multiple Rocket Launcher

10

Giant Rocket (Rocket Size 30%)

Quick Barrage (No. of Rockets 7, Dmg+40%)

Access Denied (2x rockets, Dmg +60%)

Summon Turret

10

Armor Destruction (Foe Def -12% for 6.0s)

Quicker Dispatch (Paralysis Immunity, Turrent installation speed +20%)

Big Pack (Turret Stack time -5.0s, Max Turret Stack 3)

Tips for Artillerist PvE:

  • Open up your attacks with a Gravity Explosion, followed up with a Howitzer for that defense debuff. You can also set up your turrets and try to lure the mobs towards their line of fire.
  • Anticipate your enemies’ movement and place a Homing Barrage in their path. Getting the timing can get tricky, but there’s nothing that practice can’t improve.
  • The Flamethrower will be one of your bread and butter skills while you build up your awakening skill’s gauge.
PvP Artillerist Build - Lost Ark

PvP Artillerist Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark PvP Artillerist Build offers a bit more skills to aid in mobility and in keeping a safe range against your enemy, so that you can have some prep time to deal your heavy hitters.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Buckshot

10

Weak Point Detection (Dmg to Push Immune +25%)

Piercing Strike (Ignore For Def +40%)

Decimation Buckshot (Attack Angle -40%, Dmg +60%)

Energy Field

10

Mind Concentration (Skill does not consume MP)

Quick Prep (Cooldown -14.0s)

Solid Shield (Push Immunity and Shield)

Enhanced Shell

10

Armor Destruction (Foe Def -12% for 8.0s)

Bullet Enhancement (Dmg +50%)

Internal Ignition (Ignite, Dmg +100% after 3.0s)

Flamethrower

10

Vital Point Attack (Crit Rate +20%)

Shield (generate shield for % of HP)

Scorching Blaze (Burn, 70.4/s for 10.0s, Stacks 5 times)

Homing Barrage

10

Guiding Enhancement (Delay -1.0s)

Vital Point Bombardment (Crit Rate +60%)

EMP Explosion (Crit Dmg +100%, Stun 5.0s, Stagger Lv +1)

Jump Barrage

10

Muscle Spasm (Knockdown)

Weak Point Detection (Dmg to Push Immune +40%)

Triple Barrage (No. of Bombardments 3, Dmg +100%)

Multiple Rocket Launcher

10

Frost Rocket (Move Spd -20% for 5.0s, Stacks 3x)

Stun Effect (Stun for 2.5s)

Access Denied (2x rockets, Dmg +60%)

Napalm Shot

10

Weak Point Enhancement (Weak Lv +1)

Flash Explosion (Stun for 2.0s)

Dancing Flame (Duration +3.0s, Dmg +140%)

Tips for PvP Artillerist:

  • Keep your shields up as often as you can with the Energy Field. You can also do a Flamethrower to get some shields. It can be tricky to pull, but your awakening skill also provides some shielding.
  • Try to do a Multiple Rocket Launcher first before throwing out a Homing Barrage to enhance your chances of landing a hit on your enemy.
  • The Enhanced Shell can also be a great attack opener for that defense debuff.
Mixed PvEvP Artillerist Build - Lost Ark

Mixed PvEvP Artillerist Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark Mixed PvEvP Artillerist Build is modified from the PvP build with Gravity Explosion to round up mobs, as well as the Howitzer to replace Enhanced Shell and Jump Barrage.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Buckshot

10

Weak Point Detection (Dmg to Push Immune +25%)

Piercing Strike (Ignore For Def +40%)

Decimation Buckshot (Attack Angle -40%, Dmg +60%)

Energy Field

10

Mind Concentration (Skill does not consume MP)

Quick Prep (Cooldown -14.0s)

Solid Shield (Push Immunity and Shield)

Flamethrower

10

Vital Point Attack (Crit Rate +20%)

Shield (generate shield for % of HP)

Scorching Blaze (Burn, 70.4/s for 10.0s, Stacks 5 times)

Gravity Explosion

10

Stun Effect (Stun for 4.0s)

Sweeping Gravity (Atk Spd +20%)

Planetary Gravity (Pull range +50%, Dmg +50%)

Homing Barrage

10

Guiding Enhancement (Delay -1.0s)

Vital Point Bombardment (Crit Rate +60%)

EMP Explosion (Crit Dmg +100%, Stun 5.0s, Stagger Lv +1)

Howitzer

10

Armor Destruction (For Def -12% for 10.0s)

Focused Barrage (Dmg +30%)

Flash Shell (Radius +20%, Dmg +80%)

Multiple Rocket Launcher

10

Frost Rocket (Move Spd -20% for 5.0s, Stacks 3x)

Stun Effect (Stun for 2.5s)

Access Denied (2x rockets, Dmg +60%)

Napalm Shot

10

Weak Point Enhancement (Weak Lv +1)

Flash Explosion (Stun for 2.0s)

Dancing Flame (Duration +3.0s, Dmg +140%)

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Check out this video by DrybearGamers on the basics of how to build up your Artillerist: