Lost Ark Paladin Build – Best Skills for PvE and PvP

A guide on basic Paladin skill builds in Lost Ark.

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A Paladin’s build in Lost Ark leans towards the defensive and support side, with a couple more moves that they can use offensively. Because of this, Paladins are versatile in a sense that they can go solo, but they shine more in a party.

Paladins are well sought-after in parties for field bosses, Chaos dungeons, and Guardian raids where they can provide shields and even attack buffs to each party member. This makes them an essential member in parties, especially in raids where healing is banned and players can only revive for a set amount of times.

In this guide, we’ll look into the possible Paladin 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.

Paladin Law of God - Lost Ark

PvE Paladin Build – Lost Ark

For the Lost Ark PvE Paladin Build, the focus is all about survivability and support. Most of the skills provide support to teammates via a shield or a buff as they will be the ones who will take care of dealing damage to the enemies.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Execution of Justice

10

Rune Prison (Pull enemies towards center)

Strength Release (Dmg +100%, Dmg +170% in Sacred Executioner)

Express Fury (Dmg +25%, Last Atk Dmg +329%)

Godsent Law

10

Shield (Shield based on 19% of HP)

Brilliant Law (Dmg Buff +10% for 12s.)

Grace (Incoming Dmg -70% for 1s)

Heavenly Blessings

10

Faith (Piety Meter +75%)

Valor (Dmg Buff +15% for 8s. Atk Pwr +6%)

Absolute Blessing  (MP Recovery +50% for 8s.)

Holy Area

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -5.0s)

Grace (Incoming Dmg -25% for 1s)

Light's Concentration (Duration +3s, First Hit Dmg +296%, pulls foes to center)

Holy Protection

10

Swift Fingers (Atk Spd +18%)

Lingering Power (Shield Duration (4.0s)

Vow of Light (When deactivated, restore +8% of Max HP, Cooldown +10s)

Holy Sword

10

Stigmata (Debris of Light for 5s, +60% Dmg)

Weak Point Detection (Dmg to Push Immune +70%)

Condensed Energy (AoE narrows, Dmg +170%)

Light Shock

10

Swift Fingers (Shockwave)

Light's Vestige (Dmg Buff +10% for 6s)

Powerful Shock (Shockwave Dmg +145%)

Wrath of God

10

Acuteness (Crit Rate +45%)

Faith (Piety Meter +150%)

Express Fury (Dmg Buff +15% for 8s, Atk Pwr +6%)

Tips for Paladin PvE:

  • Alternate between doing Heavenly Blessings and Wrath of God for the damage buff as they do not stack up.
  • Try to time Godsent Law whenever a boss is charging up for a massive attack to maximize the damage reduction.
  • As the shields scale up with your HP, go for gear sets that increase your max HP, as well at bonuses from card sets.
Paladin Execution of Justice - Lost Ark

PvP Paladin Build – Lost Ark

For the Lost Ark PvP Paladin Build, the skills will be geared more on the offensive side. This will put you as the aggressor while still having the survivability needed to withstand your foe’s attacks. Some of the attacks have also been modified to provide more mobility and more opportunities to land hits.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Charge

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -4.0s)

Shining Protection (Create shield for 12.5% Max HP for 3.0s)

Ambush Attack (Rising Slash, Dmg +80%)

Executor's Sword

10

Quick Pace (Move Spd +20% for 4.0s)

Weak Point Enhancement (Weak Point Lv. +1)

Executioner's Strike (Downward Attack, Dmg +145%)

Godsent Law

10

Shield (Creates shield for 9.5% of Max HP for 5.0s)

Brilliant Law (Dmg Buff +10% for 12s.)

Grace (Incoming Dmg -70% for 1s)

Heavenly Blessings

10

Agile Cast (Casting Spd +18%)

Perseverance (Dmg Reduction +28%)

Absolute Blessing  (MP Recovery +50% for 8s.)

Holy Protection

10

Quick Pace (Move Spd +24.6%)

Lingering Power (Shield Duration +4.0s)

Thunderous Protection (When deactivated, 2,555.2 Dmg w/in 6m)

Holy Sword

10

Positioning (Charge up time -18%)

Weak Point Detection (Dmg to Push Immune +70%)

Condensed Energy (AoE narrows, Dmg +170%)

Light Shock

10

Continuous Movement (Can perform next action quickly)

Light's Vestige (Dmg Buff +10% for 6s)

Splendid Sphere Dmg +50%, Stun for 2.0s, Cooldown -6s)

Spin Slash

10

Flexible Swordcraft (Change direction while attacking)

Strength Release (Dmg +144%, Dmg +229.4% during Sacred Executioner)

Chain Attack (+1 spin, Dmg +120%)

Tips for Paladin PvP:

  • Use skills such as Spin Slash and Charge to get close to your opponent, then follow up with other damaging attacks such as Light Shock.
  • Taking an aggressive approach, you can take advantage of Holy Protection’s explosion to deal more damage. This can also serve as some sort of a reactive armor for when the enemy gets too relentless.
  • Engage with Godsent Law or Heavenly Blessings to mitigate damage coming from any counter-attacks.
Paladin Wrath of God - Lost Ark

Mixed PvEvP Paladin Build – Lost Ark

The Mixed PvEvP Paladin Build is better suited for players who find themselves going solo more often than being in a party. It is the PvP build slightly modified, so it offers the same skills that provide survivability, but also has some skills that can keep up in clearing out mobs.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Charge

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -4.0s)

Shining Protection (Create shield for 12.5% Max HP for 3.0s)

Ambush Attack (Rising Slash, Dmg +80%)

Execution of Justice

10

Rune Prison (Pull enemies towards center)

Strength Release (Dmg +100%, Dmg +170% in Sacred Executioner)

Express Fury (Dmg +25%, Last Atk Dmg +329%)

Godsent Law

10

Shield (Creates shield for 9.5% of Max HP for 5.0s)

Brilliant Law (Dmg Buff +10% for 12s.)

Grace (Incoming Dmg -70% for 1s)

Heavenly Blessings

10

Agile Cast (Casting Spd +18%)

Perseverance (Dmg Reduction +28%)

Absolute Blessing  (MP Recovery +50% for 8s.)

Holy Protection

10

Quick Pace (Move Spd +24.6%)

Lingering Power (Shield Duration +4.0s)

Thunderous Protection (When deactivated, 2,555.2 Dmg w/in 6m)

Holy Sword

10

Positioning (Charge up time -18%)

Weak Point Detection (Dmg to Push Immune +70%)

Condensed Energy (AoE narrows, Dmg +170%)

Light Shock

10

Continuous Movement (Can perform next action quickly)

Light's Vestige (Dmg Buff +10% for 6s)

Splendid Sphere Dmg +50%, Stun for 2.0s, Cooldown -6s)

Wrath of God

10

Acuteness (Crit Rate +45%)

Faith (Piety Meter +150%)

Express Fury (Dmg Buff +15% for 8s, Atk Pwr +6%)

Paladin Flash Slash - Lost Ark

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