Lost Ark Gunslinger Build – Best Skills for PvE and PvP

A guide on basic Gunslinger skill builds in Lost Ark.

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A Gunslinger Build in Lost Ark usually have players juggle between their handguns, rifles, shotguns, and even their mines at some points. All of them should be utilized in order to cover a large area, from the close range until the far range.

With all the firearms that you carry, there are plenty more skills that you’ll have to figure out and master to find which skills will work for your playstyle. You’ll also have to consider the challenges that you’ll face and adjust your style accordingly. Thankfully, Lost Ark gives players at least 2 skill loadouts to work with, and plenty more to unlock in various ways.

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

PvE Gunslinger Build – Lost Ark

For the Lost Ark PvE Gunslinger Build, it’s mainly built for aggression and crowd-control, with skills that deal massive damage in a wide area. This build mostly has handgun skills, with a couple of rifle and shotgun skills in the mix.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Bullet Rain

10

Vital Point Shot (Crit Rate 20%)

Rapid Fire (Duration +3.0s, Dmg +60%)

Flame Shot (Crit Dmg +200%)

Death Fire

10

Keen Strike (Crit Rate +40%)

Chain Throw (Throw 2 grenades)

Infinite Decimation (Rapid Fire Atk +3, Crit Dmg +50%

Last Request

10

Incendiary Bomb (Burn 180.1/s for 3.0s)

Massive Explosion (Dmg +20%)

Double Shot (Atk +2, Lv.1 Weak per hit, Dmg +80%)

Meteor Stream

10

Magick Control (MP Cost -67%)

Piercing Explosion (Ignore Foe Def 40%)

Meteor Fall (Atk Spd +20%, Dmg +60%)

Perfect Shot

10

Muscle Spasm (Knockdown duration +1.0s)

Precision Shot (Crit Rate +50%)

Enhanced Shot (Dmg +50%)

Sharpshooter

10

Ranged Shot (AoE Radius +10%)

Omnidirectional Fire (Fire in 360 degrees)

Swift Preparation (Burn 20.1/s for 5.0s, Dmg +60% at 7 stacks)

Somersault Shot

10

Agile Movement (Atk Spd +10%)

Vital Point Shot (Crit Rate +50%)

Double Jump (Move Dist +2m, Attacks +2)

Target Down

10

Large Caliber Bullet (AoE Radius +40%)

Large Magazine (Shots fired +4, Dmg +50%)

Heaven Calls (Crit Rate +35%, Crit Dmg +125% to lower enemies)

Tips for Gunslinger PvE:

  • Take advantage of the Somersault Shot to add a little bit more mobility.
  • Make sure to line up your shots to maximize your damage output and always be on the look out for openings that will enable you to fire your strong rifle shots.
  • Gunslingers mostly have damaging skills and will have to manually round-up enemies to set them up. Using Death Fire and Somersault to engage with a mob will help a bit in calling everyone’s attention.
PvP Gunslinger Build - Lost Ark

PvP Gunslinger Build – Lost Ark

The Lost Ark PvP Gunslinger Build gives more mobility to keep some distance away from your foe and also provides the ability to dodge. Attacks with this build are hard-hitting bursts.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Bullet Rain

10

Vital Point Shot (Crit Rate 20%)

Nimble Movement (Move Spd +18%, Dodge Rate +15%, Dmg from foes -99%)

Flame Shot (Crit Dmg +200%)

Death Fire

10

Keen Strike (Crit Rate +40%)

Frost Bomb (Freeze instead of knockdown for 1.5s)

Infiltrate Decimation (Rapid Fire Atk +3, Crit Dmg +50%)

Dexterous Shot

10

Vital Point Shot (Crit Rate 30%)

Master of Evasion (Dodge Rate +20%, Dmg from foes -99%)

Swift Shot (Number of attacks +2)

Focused Shot

10

Change Direction (Can change direction)

Flash (Last hit stuns foe for 1.5s)

Quick Finish (Kill Confirmation Dmg +150%)

Perfect Shot

10

Stable Stance (Paralysis immunity during skill)

Kill Confirmation (Dmg +60% to foes with <50% HP)

Prepared Shooter (Time to Perfect Zone -0.2s)

Quick Step

10

Quick Prep (Cooldown -4.0s)

Rapid Fire (Dmg +60%)

Vital Point Shot (Crit Dmg +50%)

Shotgun Rapid Fire

10

Combo Rapid Fire (Atk +3x, Atk Spd +10%)

Master of Evasion (Dodge Rate +20%, Dmg from foes -99%)

Special Bullet (Dmg to Push Immune +80%)

Somersault Shot

10

Agile Movement (Atk Spd +18%)

Master of Evasion (Dodge Rate +20%, Dmg from foes -99%)

Double Jump (Move dist +2m, No. of Atk +2)

Tips for Gunslinger PvP

  • Take advantage of Somersault Shot and Quick Step to position yourself at an advantageous spot where you can prep for your damaging skills.
  • Skills like Bullet Rain, Dexterous Shot, Shotgun Rapid Fire, and Somersault Shot with their respective listed effects can provide proper dodging for when the situation gets too tight.
  • Death Fire with a Frost Bomb effect will help to keep your enemy grounded, coupled by a Focus Shot with a Flash effect.
Mixed PvEvP Gunslinger Build - Lost Ark

Mixed PvEvP Gunslinger Build – Lost Ark

The Mixed PvEvP Gunslinger Build is a slightly modified PvE build, good for mobs and field bosses, and can still compete within the arena.

Skill

Lv

Effect I

Effect II

Effect III

Bullet Rain

10

Vital Point Shot (Crit Rate 20%)

Rapid Fire (Duration +3.0s, Dmg +60%)

Flame Shot (Crit Dmg +200%)

Death Fire

10

Keen Strike (Crit Rate +40%)

Chain Throw (Throw 2 grenades)

Infinite Decimation (Rapid Fire Atk +3, Crit Dmg +50%

Dexterous Shot

10

Vital Point Shot (Crit Rate 30%)

Master of Evasion (Dodge Rate +20%, Dmg from foes -99%)

Swift Shot (Number of attacks +2)

Meteor Stream

10

Magick Control (MP Cost -67%)

Piercing Explosion (Ignore Foe Def 40%)

Meteor Fall (Atk Spd +20%, Dmg +60%)

Perfect Shot

10

Muscle Spasm (Knockdown duration +1.0s)

Precision Shot (Crit Rate +50%)

Enhanced Shot (Dmg +50%)

Sharpshooter

10

Ranged Shot (AoE Radius +10%)

Omnidirectional Fire (Fire in 360 degrees)

Swift Preparation (Burn 20.1/s for 5.0s, Dmg +60% at 7 stacks)

Shotgun Rapid Fire

10

Combo Rapid Fire (Atk +3x, Atk Spd +10%)

Master of Evasion (Dodge Rate +20%, Dmg from foes -99%)

Special Bullet (Dmg to Push Immune +80%)

Somersault Shot

10

Agile Movement (Atk Spd +10%)

Vital Point Shot (Crit Rate +50%)

Double Jump (Move Dist +2m, Attacks +2)

Target Down

10

Large Caliber Bullet (AoE Radius +40%)

Large Magazine (Shots fired +4, Dmg +50%)

Heaven Calls (Crit Rate +35%, Crit Dmg +125% to lower enemies)

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