Lost Ark: Gunslinger vs. Artillerist vs. Deadeye vs. Sharpshooter – Which advanced Gunner class to choose

Which Gunner is best?

Lost Ark gives players many choices when it comes to classes and roles. There are a few main classes that each break down into advanced classes. Deciding which class and then advanced class to go with is a tough choice. The Gunner class is one of the best in the game, with huge damage output and decent mobility. The Gunner class has three advanced classes, Gunslinger, Artillerist, Deadeye, and Sharpshooter.

Of the four advanced classes for the Gunner class, the best is definitely the Sharpshooter. The Sharpshooter can deal massive amounts of damage from range, and if players can maintain a stealthy and long-distance approach to battles, they are hard to counter. Gunslinger and Deadeye are essentially the same class but with different genders and can be overly difficult to play for the DPS output. Artillerists are a great class but lack the mobility needed to avoid incoming damage.


Gunslinger is one of the more difficult advanced classes to play in Lost Ark. They have multiple guns that they switch between in battle and skills that can be confusing for newer players. Gunslingers have a high DPS output and can do a lot of damage in battle if played correctly.

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Artillerist is a pretty versatile class with both AoE and single-target attacks. Like the other Gunner advanced classes, Artillerists can deal out a lot of damage and are a huge asset in both PvP and PvE, especially when mastered.


Deadeye is essentially a male version of the Gunslinger class. They have the same choices of artillery, pistol shotgun, or rifle. Like the Gunslinger, Deadeye classes don't have a lot of health so they are best played at range, but if mastered can do massive damage to enemies.


Sharpshooters will use a bow to deal out damage to opponents and have one of the best DPS outputs in the game. They have a smaller pool of health and are best used alongside a Support class character at their side but stealth and long-range attacks are a top priority for players of this class.

Interested in more advanced class breakdowns in Lost Ark and want to read more? Check out Lost Ark: Shadowhunter vs. Deathblade - Which advanced Assassin class to choose on Pro Game Guides!

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