Lost Ark Sharpshooter Builds – Best Skills for PvE and PvP

A guide on basic Sharpshooter skill builds in Lost Ark.

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A Sharpshooter build in Lost Ark has to have a balance between dealing damage and keeping the enemies at bay due to the Sharpshooter’s frail yet mobile nature. Positioning is also a key element as you try to lure enemies into traps or change your position mid combo to get a back hit.

There are lots of skills to choose from in a Sharpshooter’s skillset, and technically you can invest some points in every one of them to use in battle. But spreading out your points will make you miss out on stronger and oftentimes more helpful skill effects, and you’ll end up dishing out an average damage output. Which is why having a skill build is important.

In this guide, we’ll look into the possible Sharpshooter 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 Sharpshooter Build - Lost Ark

PvE Sharpshooter Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark Sharpshooter build for PvE has more AoE and crowd-control skills to be able to handle huge waves of enemies at a time. Some evasive skills are also included in situations where a quick escape is needed.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Arrow Shower

10

Swift Fingers (Atk. Spd +30.0%)

Wave of Flames (Burn 272.3/s for 3.0s)

Piercing Arrow (Crit Rate +70.0%)

Arrow Wave

10

Hellfire (Burn 10.1/s for 3.0s, Explode on 3rd stack.)

Quick Shooting (Move backward 2m, Atk. Spd. +20.0%, Crit Dmg 120.0%)

Wave Streak (Damage +260.0%, Cooldown +8.0s)

Atomic Arrow

10

Amplified Damage (Foes take increased damage+6.0% for 8.0s)

Flaming Gunpowder (Burn 123.8/s for 6.0s)

Long Fuse (Damage 116.0%, Explosion duration from 2.0s to 3.0s)

Electric Nova

10

Swift Fingers (Atk. Spd. +27.0%)

Overload (Damage 164%, Inner +82%, Outer 41%)

Lightning Rod (+1 Explosion, Damage 100%)

Evasive Fire

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -6.0s)

Quick Pace (move Speed +20% for 4.0s)

Strategic Evasion (Damage 266%, Back up 2m)

Salvo

10

Quick Pace (Move Speed +20.2% for 4.0s)

Frost Arrow (Damage +40%, For Move Speed -50% for 3.0s)

Focus Fire (Attack Angle -30%, Damage +145%)

Sharp Shooter

10

Amplified Damage (Foes take increased damage+6.0% for 16.0s)

Ruthless Shot (Shot Count from 10 to 15)

Focus Shot (5 hits, Crit Dmg +100%)

Snipe

10

Insight (Range +3.0m)

Perfection (Perfect Zone Dmg +70%)

Easy Prey (On Perfect Zone hit Crit Rate +30%, Crit Dmg +160%)

Tips for Sharpshooter PvE:

  • Evasive Fire can be used as another way to dodge or reposition.
  • Start with Atomic Arrow or a Sharp Shooter for a bonus damage towards enemies.
PvP Sharpshooter Build - Lost Ark

PvP Sharpshooter Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark Sharpshooter build for PvP is focused more on hard-hitting attacks towards a single or a few enemies with several skills that can stun or knock foes down.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Atomic Arrow

10

Amplified Damage (Foes take increased damage+6.0% for 8.0s)

Enhanced Arrowhead (Explosion Crit Rate +60%, Electrocution Duration +50%)

Lightning Arrow (Arrow Speed +50%, Electrocution 1.0s, Electric Shock 152.0/s for 3.0s)

DM-42

10

Weak Point Enhancement (Weak Point Lv. +1)

Shock Mine (Stun 2.0s)

Spare Mine (Allows install after 5.0s, Cooldown +1.0s)

Electric Nova

10

Magick Control (MP Cost -67%)

Electric Impact (Electrocution 1.5s, Damage +82%)

Electric Storm (Nova Size +30%, Wave Range +30%)

Evasive Fire

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -6.0s)

Heavy Arrow (Knockback +3m, Damage +45%)

Critical Blow (On hit knockdown, Crit Rate +100%, Crit Dmg +44%)

Rapid Shot

10

Amplified Damage (Foes take increased damage +6% for 8.0s)

Lightning Arrows (Electric Shock 20.3/s for 3.0s)

Final Strike (Crit Rate +100%, Crit Dmg +58%, Damage area 20%)

Salvo

10

Quick Pace (Move Speed +20.2% for 4.0s)

Shock Shot (On Crit Hit, Stun for 1.0s)

Focus Fire (Attack Angle -30%, Damage +145%)

Shadow Arrow

10

High-Speed Recharge (Stack charge-time -3.0s)

Curse Enhancement (Duration from 4.0s to 7.0s)

Shadow Tracking (Homing closest enemy, Charge Time +2.0s)

Sharp Shooter

10

Vital Point Hit (Crit Rate +40%)

Painful Shot (Bleed 71.9/s for 5.0s)

Focus Shot (Hit 5 times, Crit Dmg +100%)

Tips for Sharpshooter PvP:

  • Position your DM-42 mines as a choke point where you can safely retreat.
  • Most of the skills can stun or slow your enemies, so make sure to space these skills out to maximize the open time.
Mixed PvEvP Sharpshooter Build - Lost Ark

Mixed PvEvP Sharpshooter Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark Sharpshooter build for PvEvP is a mix of AoE attacks and focused attacks, still having skills that can help maintain a safe distance between you and the enemies. It’s a slightly modified version of the PvP build with Arrow Shower and Snipe added in to replace DM-42 and Rapid Shot.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Arrow Shower

10

Swift Fingers (Atk. Spd +30.0%)

Wave of Flames (Burn 272.3/s for 3.0s)

Piercing Arrow (Crit Rate +70.0%)

Atomic Arrow

10

Amplified Damage (Foes take increased damage+6.0% for 8.0s)

Enhanced Arrowhead (Explosion Crit Rate +60%, Electrocution Duration +50%)

Lightning Arrow (Arrow Speed +50%, Electrocution 1.0s, Electric Shock 152.0/s for 3.0s)

Electric Nova

10

Magick Control (MP Cost -67%)

Electric Impact (Electrocution 1.5s, Damage +82%)

Electric Storm (Nova Size +30%, Wave Range +30%)

Evasive Fire

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -6.0s)

Heavy Arrow (Knockback +3m, Damage +45%)

Critical Blow (On hit knockdown, Crit Rate +100%, Crit Dmg +44%)

Salvo

10

Quick Pace (Move Speed +20.2% for 4.0s)

Shock Shot (On Crit Hit, Stun for 1.0s)

Focus Fire (Attack Angle -30%, Damage +145%)

Shadow Arrow

10

High-Speed Recharge (Stack charge-time -3.0s)

Curse Enhancement (Duration from 4.0s to 7.0s)

Shadow Tracking (Homing closest enemy, Charge Time +2.0s)

Sharp Shooter

10

Vital Point Hit (Crit Rate +40%)

Painful Shot (Bleed 71.9/s for 5.0s)

Focus Shot (Hit 5 times, Crit Dmg +100%)

Snipe

10

Insight (Range +3.0m)

Perfection (Perfect Zone Dmg +70%)

Easy Prey (On Perfect Zone hit Crit Rate +30%, Crit Dmg +160%)

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Check out this video by TenTen for a more in-depth look into other Sharpshooter builds: