Lost Ark Sorceress Build – Best Skills for PvE and PvP

A guide on basic Sorceress skill builds in Lost Ark.

sorceress skill build

A Sorceress’ Build in Lost Ark and skill set is mainly composed of spells that harness the power of the elements. Within the current available mage classes, they are the ones who excel in dealing damage in a large area as well as in crowd-controlling mobs.

The Lost Ark Sorceress skills are usually mostly offensive ones that sweep enemies from the arena, but there are also spells that offer utility such as ones that provide a defensive barrier and ones that debuff enemies. Unless you spend premium currency to unlock the other loadouts, you will have to make the most out of the ones that you have and make sure that you invest your skill points on the skills that matter.

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

Lost Ark Sorceress Frost Explosion Skill

PvE Sorceress Build – Lost Ark

For the Lost Ark PvE Sorceress Build, the skills are built with the objective of dealing the most amount of damage to as many enemies on the screen as possible. The skills are also modified to keep the enemies at bay to make sure that your squishy sorceress will be out of harm’s way.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Doomsday

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Overheated Meteor (Dmg +70.8%)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +240%)

Esoteric Reaction

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -8.0s)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +160%)

Shockwave (Explosion Range +20%, Dmg +70%)

Explosion

10

Ignite (Burn 135.5/s for 5.0s)

Backfire (Casting to Normal, Dmg to Cone Shape)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +210%)


Ice Shower

10

Enlightenment (Meter gain +45%)

Enhanced Strike (Dmg +60%)

Frost Fragment (Cooldown +5.0s, Freeze 5.0s, Dmg +30%)

Inferno

10

Weak Point Enhancement (+Weak Point Lv.1)

Flame Area (Dmg to Foes in Area +70.8%)

Firepower Expansion (MP Cost +25%, Dmg +95%)

Lightning Vortex

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Wide-Angle Attack (AoE Radius +30%)

Fierce Lightning (Sphere for 5.0s, Stalk 5m, Strong Pull, Dmg +70%)

Punishing Strike

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Destruction (Atk for 5s, Dmg +70%)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +240%)

Rime Arrow

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -8.0s)

Piercing Strike (Ignore Foe Def 78%)

Ice Pick (Dmg +95%)

Tips for Sorceress PvE:

  • Lightning Vortex has been modified so that it can be casted with a lower MP requirement since its main use is to pull enemies in a tighter spot. Open with this spell if there are tons of scattered enemies in the field to make the most of your damaging spells.
  • This build is leaning on Critical Damage which will work well if your Sorceress’ Crit stat is substantially high. If that is not the case, the critical damage skill effects can be switched to the standard damage increase ones.
  • Plan ahead with some of the skills such as the Esoteric Explosion. Use this skill to create a buffer between you and the mobs if it gets too busy.
Lost Ark Sorceress Ice Arrow Skill

PvP Sorceress Build – Lost Ark

For the Lost Ark PvP Sorceress Build, more skills that provide utility and defense are switched into the list. Due to the sorceress’ low mobility, some skills are modified to debuff enemies while some are modified to have either faster casting time or to have a more direct attack pattern.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Blaze

10

Ignite (Burn 24.9/s for 5.0s)

Flame Expansion (Flame Area for 3s, Dmg +70%)

Weak Point Detection (Dmg to Push Immune +96%)

Doomsday

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Flame Area (+Meteor Speed,, Flame Are for 3s, Dmg +40.3%)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +240%)

Elegian's Touch

10

Tide's Fury (360 Deg Wave Dmg 389.9)

Laggard (Move Spd Debuff to Foe -40% for 3s, 30% Chance)

Shield Enhancement (When hit, MP Cost -1.0%)

Explosion

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Backfire (Casting to Normal, Dmg to Cone Shape)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +210%)

Ice Shower

10

Chill (Foe Atk. Spd -20%, Move Spd -40% for 4s)

Enhanced Strike (Dmg +60%)

Frost Zone (360 degree frost, launch foes, Dmg 119.6%)

Lightning Vortex

10

Damage Amplification (Dmg Inc +6% for 8.0s)

Sustain Enhancement (Sphere Duration +2s)

Fierce Lightning (Sphere for 5.0s, Stalk 5m, Strong Pull, Dmg +70%)

Punishing Strike

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Unavoidable Fate (Strike 16m in front, +35%)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +240%)

Rime Arrow

10

Chill (Foe Atk. Spd -20%, Move Spd -40% for 4s)

Piercing Strike (Ignore Foe Def 78%)

Frost Barrage (Strike 11m in front, Dmg +60%)

Tips for Sorceress PvP

  • Go for a Domination/Expertise build for the combat stats to maximize the debuff time and bonus damage to impaired enemies.
  • Use Ice Shower, Rime Arrow, or Lightning Vortex to create openings where you can cast your offensive spells.
  • Casting Elegian’s Touch will be more useful if you position within your enemy’s close or mid-range to make use of the possible debuff and the explosion from the barrier.
Lost Ark Sorceress Doomsday Skill

Mixed PvEvP Sorceress Build – Lost Ark

The Mixed PvEvP Sorceress Build is the PvP build that is slightly modified to include more offensive skills to the loadout. It maintains a moderate amount of defense, while still being viable to use for just mowing down mobs in the field or in dungeons.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Doomsday

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Flame Area (+Meteor Speed,, Flame Are for 3s, Dmg +40.3%)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +240%)

Elegian's Touch

10

Tide's Fury (360 Deg Wave Dmg 389.9)

Laggard (Move Spd Debuff to Foe -40% for 3s, 30% Chance)

Shield Enhancement (When hit, MP Cost -1.0%)

Esoteric Reaction

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -8.0s)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +160%)

Shockwave (Explosion Rnage +20%, Dmg +70%)

Explosion

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Backfire (Casting to Normal, Dmg to Cone Shape)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +210%)

Ice Shower

10

Chill (Foe Atk. Spd -20%, Move Spd -40% for 4s)

Enhanced Strike (Dmg +60%)

Frost Zone (360 degree frost, launch foes, Dmg 119.6%)

Inferno

10

Weak Point Enhancement (+Weak Point Lv.1)

Flame Area (Dmg to Foes in Area +70.8%)

Firepower Expansion (MP Cost +25%, Dmg +95%)

Lightning Vortex

10

Damage Amplification (Dmg Inc +6% for 8.0s)

Sustain Enhancement (Sphere Duration +2s)

Fierce Lightning (Sphere for 5.0s, Stalk 5m, Strong Pull, Dmg +70%)

Punishing Strike

10

Mind Enhancement (MP Cost -67%)

Unavoidable Fate (Strike 16m in front, +35%)

Final Strike (Crit Dmg +240%)

Lost Ark Sorceress Lightning Burst

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