- Lost Ark is a hugely popular game and it features tons of class selections, to begin with.
- However, some of these classes are a bit more complex than others, so we're here to help.
- If you need some assistance in picking your starting hero, you came to the right place for it.
You’re here, which means you decided to start playing the ultra-popular Lost Ark game, and you would like some early tips on how to make your life easier, and longer.
You came to the right place, as we’re about to break down these classes and tell you which ones are the best for beginner players.
Now, you can play whatever class you want and still excel with it, but there are some that are either better to start with, or much more potent in the hands of novices.
Lost Ark features five playable classes (Warrior, Martial Artist, Gunner, Mage, and Assassin), and each splits into Advanced Classes.
- Warrior: Berserker, Paladin, Gunlancer, Destroyer.
- Martial Artist: Striker, Wardancer, Scrapper, Soulfist, Glaivier.
- Gunner: Gunslinger, Artillerist, Deadeye, Sharpshooter.
- Mage: Bard, Sorceress
- Assassin: Shadowhunter, Deathblade
These are all the Classes/Advanced Classes we have available for Europe and the United States, with the rest of the options only playable in Korea.
So, if you consider yourself ready to venture into the massive online world that is Lost Ark and prove yourself worthy, here’s what you should know before you actually start.
1. Berserker is by far the easiest class to start and play with
If you want an easy hero class that is simple to play and can become overpowered easily, you should definitely go for the Warrior.
They are very tanky and their abilities are simple enough to give new players the hang of the game. While all three warrior Advanced Classes are entertaining to play, you should start with the Berseker.
The Berserker is a melee hero whose attacks deal area of effect (AoE) damage., and is suited not only for PvE but for PvP as well.
Another interesting fact is that new players don’t have to put the extra effort into builds and engravings at the beginning.
While they give some much-needed boosts, new players can take their time in learning about them because Berseker is quite sustainable even without them.
All-in-all, a perfect class for the novice Lost Ark players. Give it a go and see for yourself how easy it is to overcome your foes as a Berserker.
2. If you’re more into PvP, the Bard is also an excellent starting choice
PvP for Lost Ark will unlock at level 26 in the main questline when you are given access to the Proving Grounds arena.
If you aren’t comfortable going face to face against other players, the Bard can be a great first choice, thanks to her ability to support her team from a distance.
Provide your teammates with buffs such as shields and damage reduction, and get them out of tight spots with the healing identity skill.
3. If you want to become a Martial Artist, go for the Scrapper first
Scrappers are an Advanced Class for Martial Artist, which you should know is quite recommended for beginner players.
Sure, there are others, but the remaining Martial Artist Advanced Classes aren’t as accessible as the Scrapper.
If you decide to go for it, you will discover that it offers two playstyles. Complete beginners can go with Taijutsu, and other players who are a bit familiar with the game can try Shock Training.
4. Novice Assassins should go for the Shadowhunter
This unique character is definitely something you should try in order to make your playthrough interesting.
As the Martial Artist, the other Assassin Advanced Classes aren’t as easy as this one. Shadowhunter is a good pick as you get to experiment with both ranged and melee attacks.
Even though some might argue about the difficulty of this Advanced Class, once you take it for a test run you will see that it is very easy to play.
5. If you’re a bit more defense-oriented, try the Paladin first
Fancy tanking and keeping your team safe from harm? If so, the Paladin is definitely the Advanced Class you should try if you were thinking about Warriors.
But don’t be fooled by his large armors and apparently sluggish behavior, as these heroes can still put out a pretty decent amount of damage when needed.
This is also one of the few support classes in the game, providing your colleagues with cleanses and shields, making it an overall excellent starter pick.
6. Avoid Assassin classes if you aren’t good with positioning
Although Assassins are a great pick for massive DPS, and an excellent pick for PvP, you should steer clear of them if positioning and map awareness isn’t your strong suit.
They are fast, agile, and capable of delivering some massive damaging finishers, but they are also squishy if not handled properly.
Thus, if you want to play a melee class but would rather sit there and take some of the damage instead of constantly dodging and moving around your enemy, it’s best you stick to Warriors.
7. Sorceresses are extremely fun and overpowered, but harder to play
This ranged DPS has great spell variety, it can do huge AoE, tons of damage and will perform incredibly well throughout the PvE content, even if you are playing solo.
The amount of damage and AoE stagger you have available make this Advanced Class a worthy opponent.
It’s also fantastic later on in the game for things like dungeons, raids, and PvP. That being said, it is a harder class to understand and master, so keep that in mind before choosing it.
These are our 7 tips for new Lost Ark players, tips that will ensure a much more fun starting experience and spare you the frustration of choosing an overly complicated class.
The rest is up to you, so go out there and make yourself an adventure worthy of remembrance. Only you can make the game a lot more fun than it already is.
What class did you decide to pick up as your first in Lost Ark? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below.