Lost Ark – Gunslinger Build Guide

The ultimate gun-wielder!

The Gunslinger is the female, gun-toting damage dealer of the Gunner class in Lost Ark. They focus on high mobility and damage output, making them one of the strongest DPS classes in the game. To get the most out of the Gunslinger advanced class, you will want to make sure you are running the right build. Here is our Lost Ark Gunslinger Build Guide.

Gunslinger Class overview

The Gunslinger is Lost Ark's ultimate ranged PvE class. Gunslingers wield three guns while, have boosted crit rates, and boast extremely high movement speeds. The only drawback to the Gunslinger is that they are very technical, which can make the floor of entry pretty high. With the help of Gunslinger's Identity Skill, players will have answers to every situation.

The Gunslinger's Identity Skill gives them the ability to switch between three different weapons on the fly. You have the Dual Pistols, which take full advantage of the class's mobility and provide the best utility. You have a Shotgun, that specializes in burst attacks and close range. Lastly, you have a Rifle that excels at dealing damage from a long range. Combining these different weapons and their unique skills in battle leads to unrivaled damage capabilities.

Related: Lost Ark – Berserker Build Guide

Best Gunslinger build

The Gunslinger will perform best when your build focuses on maximizing the class's overall damage capabilities. Players will receive skill points each time they level up and should work toward the below build as they level up to max level. It is recommended that you first max out skills that you use most often or are the most powerful, then fill in the rest of the skills from there. You shouldn't worry about what skills you level first, as you can reset your skill points at any time if you need to.

SkillSkill LevelTier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Dual Pistols
Quick Step4Life AbsorptionN/AN/A
Spiral Tracker4Exposed VitalN/AN/A
Equilibrium4Exposed VitalN/AN/A
Dexterous Shot4Quick HandsN/AN/A
Peacekeeper4Excellent MobilityN/AN/A
Shotgun
Shotgun Rapid Fire10In a Tight SpotEnhanced ShotSpecial Bullet
Last Request4Quick PreparationN/AN/A
Dual Buckshot10In A Tight SpotEnhanced FireFinal Blow
Sharpshooter10Special BulletIn a Tight SpotSwift Preparation
Rifle
Catastrophe4Quick AimN/AN/A
Perfect Shot7Stable StancePerfect AimN/A
Focused Shot10Quick AimDouble TapFinal Blow
Target Down10Quick aimLarge MagazineSteady Aim

Gunsligner Engravings

Once you’ve reached level 50, you can start taking advantage of Engravings. Each class has two Class Engravings, which slightly alter the way your class functions. For Gunslinger, these are Time To Hunt and Peacemaker. This build focuses on maximizing your damage and increasing your survivability. Therefore, you will want to use the Peacemaker Engraving.

  • Time To Hunt - Increases crit rate by 30 percent for Dual Pistols and Rifle skills. However, this will make you unable to use the Shotgun Stance.
  • Peacemaker - Increses attack speed in Handgun Stance by 16 percent, crit rate in Shotgun Stance by 25 percent, damage to foes by 10 percent, and does 30 percent additional damage to targets with 50 percent or lower HP for 9 seconds while in Rifle Stance.

You will also have access to some general Engravings that can further increase the Bards utility. These can be leveled up a maximum of three times and activated using Engraving points on rings, necklaces, and earrings. Below are a few great Engraving options for Gunslinger.

  • Awakening - Reduces the cooldown of your Awakening Skill by 50 percent and has plus 3 maximum uses.
  • Grudge - Adds a 20-percent damage bonus to Boss level or above monsters, as well as reducing incoming damage from the same monsters.
  • Cursed Doll - Provides an extra 16-percent attack power bonus while reducing all incoming healing by 25 percent.
  • Keen Blunt Weapon - Attacks deal 50 percent extra crit damage but have a chance to deal 20-percent less regular damage.

Related: Lost Ark – Shadowhunter Build Guide

Gunslinger Awakening Skills

Awakening Skills are extremely powerful abilities that have longer cooldowns. You will unlock these by following along with Beatrice’s post-level-50 questlines. Each class will have two unique Awakening Skills. However, only one can be equipped at a time. The Awakening Skill you should choose for Gunslinger ties in directly to which Engraving you are using. In the case of this build, you should choose High-Caliber HE Bullet.

  • Eye Of Twilight - Applies a debuff, reducing move speed and attack speed for a short period. Deals damage and inflicts Stagger and Weak status effects. These debuffs disappear once the ability ends.
  • High-Caliber HE Bullet - High stagger AoE attack with a backward leap. Deals significant damage to any enemies caught in the blast.

So there you have it, that is our Lost Ark Gunslinger Build Guide. This is an all-around Gunslinger build, so keep in mind that there are builds that are more focused on specific types of content. Builds are somewhat subjective, so feel free to tweak this build to fit your playstyle as needed.

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