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Tier List: Best Classes For PVP And PVE (May 2022)
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Tier List: Best Classes For PVP And PVE (May 2022)

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Tier List: Best Classes For PVP And PVE in Lost Ark (LA). This includes the best classes for PVP and PVE, best classes for solo and beginner players, rank for each class, & more!

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All Class List & Popularity

Best Class For PVE

※ Before checking our tier lists, remember that all classes in Lost Ark are viable and you should prioritize playing what you want.

PVE Tier List

Overall Tier List

Which Class You Think Is Best In PVE?

PVE Tier List Details

SS Tier

ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
ArtilleristArtillerist★★★★★★★★★★
Pros:
• Consistent damage dealing with very high stagger for raid content.
• The Firepower Enhancement Class Engraving significantly buffs the Artillerist's damage and survivability.
Cons:
• Needs to time skills properly since they have delays before they land.
• Low mobility coupled with skills locking you in casting animations.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
SorceressSorceress★★★★★★★★★★
Pros:
• One of the highest damage dealing classes in the game.
• A flexible class that can be build in numerous ways.
Cons:
• Long cast times on most of their skills especially without the All-Out Attack engraving.
• Low defensive capabilities since this class mainly focuses on dealing damage.

S Tier

ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
PaladinPaladin★★★★☆★★★★★
Pros:
• A class that can both act as a Support and a DPS.
• A naturally tanky class with multiple party buffs.
Cons:
• Atk. Power buffs do not stack and has to be casted efficiently.
• A full DPS build can be detrimental to your party.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
GunlancerGunlancer★★★★☆★★★★★
Pros:
• The sole tank class in the game with very high survivability.
• Both DPS build and Tank build are viable for raid content.
Cons:
• Dodging is just a backstep and can easily confuse players into making mistakes.
• Has a high skill floor to play efficiently.

A Tier

ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
GunslingerGunslinger★★★★☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• Long range DPS class that can deal damage to enemies outside the screen.
• Very high mobility.
Cons:
• Requires a very high skill floor to use efficiently since you need to rotate between 3 weapons.
• Your main damage skills lock you in long cast animations.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
BerserkerBerserker★★★★☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• Has a lot of Stagger and Weak Point for raid content.
• A strong DPS class with high movement speed and defense.
Cons:
• Players can easily die from stray attacks when using the Mayhem build.
• Skills have long cast animations.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
BardBard★★★☆☆★★★★★
Pros:
• Multiple buffs for your allies and debuffs for enemies.
• Best Support Class in the game.
Cons:
• Managing multiple buff and debuff timers.
• Relies heavily on other classes to clear most Raid content.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
ShadowhunterShadowhunter★★★★☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High stagger when in demon mode.
• Demon form significantly increases your offensive stats.
Cons:
• Low mobility.
• High build requirements.

B Tier

ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
DeadeyeDeadeye★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• Easy to build because of high crit rate.
Cons:
• Relies heavily on back attacks and your main damage skills need to be cast at melee range.
• Has a high skill floor due to rotating between 3 weapons.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
SharpshooterSharpshooter★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• High DPS class that does not require positioning.
Cons:
• Low stagger and weak point for raid content.
• Most skills lock you in long casting animations.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
StrikerStriker★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High Mobility
• High burst damage.
Cons:
• Heavily relies on back attacks.
• Long skill cooldowns.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
WardancerWardancer★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High Mobility
• High burst damage.
Cons:
• Heavily relies on back attacks.
• Long skill cooldowns.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
ScrapperScrapper★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• Very high mobility.
• Has a lot of stagger and weak point for raid content.
Cons:
• Requires you to be at melee range to deal damage.
• Has a high skill floor for managing stamina and shock meters to deal damage efficiently.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
SoulfistSoulfist★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• Has the highest burst damage skill in the game.
• High Mobility
Cons:
• Hard to match overall DPS of other classes due to playstyle.
• Can easily miss Awakening skills.
ClassChaos DungeonsRaids
DeathbladeDeathblade★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• Very high mobility.
• Multiple offensive buffs that significantly make you stronger during Death Trance.
Cons:
• Heavily relies on back attacks.
• Very long skill charge animations.

PVE Tier List Criteria

※ The differences in each tier are minuscule and the tier lists assume that the players are using optimal builds while playing at a high skill floor.

Chaos Dungeons Clear Rate

This criteria focuses on how well a class performs in Chaos Dungeons. It is important to know that Chaos Dungeons are easier done alone since the mob's HP scales with the number of party members. A higher rating will be given to the classes who can instantly clear mobs off their screens. Lower ratings will be given to classes who constantly need positioning and clear mobs slower with damage over time skills.

Raid Effectiveness

This criteria focuses on how well a class performs in parties during raids. Multiple factors are being considered such as survivability, damage, stagger checks, destruction checks, and buffs. A higher rating will be given to those who can easily synergize with a team like the Gunlancer who both act as a DPS and a very reliable Tank. A lower rating will be given to the classes who mostly rely on themselves.

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Best Class For PVP

PVP Tier List

※ Before checking our tier lists, remember that all classes in Lost Ark are viable and you should prioritize playing what you want.

Which Class You Think Is Best In PVP?

PVP Tier List Details

SS Tier

ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
DeathbladeDeathblade★★★★★★★★★★
Pros:
• Very high mobility.
• Skills have a lot of Super Armor.
Cons:
• High skill cooldowns
• Skills are mostly Melee-ranged.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
BardBard★★★★★★★★★☆
Pros:
• Lots of buffs for the team.
• Multiple skills with Push Immunity.
Cons:
• Mostly relies on teammates for damage.
• High skill floor.

S Tier

ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
PaladinPaladin★★★★★★★★★☆
Pros:
• Has a lot of shields to tank damage.
• Can still deal decent damage despite being a support.
Cons:
• No Push Immunity on skills.
• Low mobility.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
GunslingerGunslinger★★★★★★★★★☆
Pros:
• Very high mobility.
• Hard to reach because of range.
Cons:
• High skill floor.
• Can easily die in one combo when caught.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
SoulfistSoulfist★★★★★★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• Multiple skills with Push Immunity.
Cons:
• High skill floor.
• Missing your skills can punish you greatly.

A Tier

ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
SorceressSorceress★★★★☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High damage combos.
• Can easily peel for teammates.
Cons:
• Almost no skills with Push Immunity.
• Needs to ramp up to reach peak performance.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
BerserkerBerserker★★★★☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• High damage combos.
Cons:
• High skill cooldowns.
• Can easily be punished by ranged classes.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
ShadowhunterShadowhunter★★★★☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• High damage combos.
Cons:
• Almost no skills with Push Immunity.
• Skillshots need to hit in order to make combos.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
DeadeyeDeadeye★★★★☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• Good amount of crowd control.
Cons:
• High skill floor.
• Hard to use for some players to use due to switching to Rifle from the Shotgun.

B Tier

ArtilleristArtillerist★★★★☆★★★☆☆
Pros:
• Good amount of crowd control.
• Good damage output.
Cons:
• Low mobility.
• Easy to dodge skills.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
GunlancerGunlancer★★★★☆★★★☆☆
Pros:
• High defensive capabilities.
• Multiple skills with Push Immunity.
Cons:
• Low damage output.
• Low mobility.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
WardancerWardancer★★★★☆★★★☆☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• Good combo damage output.
Cons:
• No Push Immunity.
• Heavily reliant on Paralysis.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
SharpshooterSharpshooter★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• Stealth abilities that can let you engage or reposition.
• High mobility.
Cons:
• Very high skill floor.
• Long combo cooldowns.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
StrikerStriker★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• Good amount of crowd control.
Cons:
• Heavily relies on Paralysis.
• Almost no skills with Push Immunity.
ClassGroup PVPSolo PVP
ScrapperScrapper★★★☆☆★★★★☆
Pros:
• High mobility.
• Good amount of crowd control.
Cons:
• Almost all skills are melee-ranged.
• Can easily be punished by ranged classes.

PVP Tier List Criteria

※ The differences in each tier are minuscule and the tier lists assume that the players are using optimal builds while playing at a high skill floor.

PVP Effectiveness

In PVP is it more important to take note about the traits of the skills like Mobility, Super Armor, Push Immunity, and Crowd Control. These are essential skill traits to take advantage of during PVP fights. A higher rating will be given to classes with these traits especially Super Armor. A lower rating will be given to classes who don't have these traits since they will be more vulnerable to get stun locked to death.

Team Synergy

A majority of the PVP modes in Lost Ark are played with a team. When choosing a class for PVP, it is recommended to get a class that can easily synergize with other classes. A higher rating will be given for classes that easily synergize with other classes. A lower rating will be given if the class mostly relies on their own abilities or need the support of other classes to shine.

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Anonymous 2

This is a horrible tier list.

Anonymous 1

This list is biased and written by someone who is clueless. I've played this game for 3 years and experienced all content and the placements are so bad. Deathblade SS tier? Berserker C tier PVE? Hahahaha. Don't even need to comment on the other placements.

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