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Shadowhunter Best Build Guide for Lost Ark (LA). See Shadowhunter's leveling build, PvE build, PvP build, engravings, runes, recommended tripods, & solo build for Shadowhunter.

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Shadowhunter PVE Build

The builds below focuses on the Demonic Impulse Class Engraving for the Shadowhunter. This engraving disables the debuff that you get after using your Demonic Form and allows you to start filling your Shadowburst Meter immediately.

Chaos Dungeon / Cube Skills

Skill
Level
Tripods
Demonic SlashDemonic Slash
[Lvl. 4]
I. Excellent Mobility
Cruel CutterCruel Cutter
[Lvl. 10]
I. Bleed Effect
II. Ranged Attack
III. Boomerang
Thrust ImpactThrust Impact
[Lvl. 10]
I. Wide Explosion
II. Enhanced Explosion
III. Spectral Explosion
Sharpened CutSharpened Cut
[Lvl. 4]
I. Excellent Mobility
Demonic CloneDemonic Clone
[Lvl. 4]
I. Vital Point Hit
DemonDemon's Grip
[Lvl. 10]
I. Quick Preparation
II. Piercing Hand
III. Giant Grasp
HowlHowl
[Lvl. 10]
I. Quick Preparation
II. Law of the Jungle
III. Mighty Roar
Decimate
[Lvl. 10]
I. Quick Preparation
II. Critical Blow
III. Cruel Hand

The goal of this build is to max out the strongest AoE skills of the Shadowhunter while trying to build up the Shadowburst meter to transform into your Demon Form.

Raid Skills

Skill
Level
Tripods
Demonic SlashDemonic Slash
[Lvl. 4]
I. Excellent Mobility
Thrust ImpactThrust Impact
[Lvl. 10]
I. Swift Thrust
II. Deep Thrust
III. Encroaching Power
Demonic CloneDemonic Clone
[Lvl. 10]
I. Vital Point Strike
II. Fist of Destruction
III. Enhanced Release Encroachment
Rising ClawRising Claw
[Lvl. 4]
I. Weak Point Detection
Demon VisionDemon Vision
[Lvl. 10]
I. Concentrated Release
II. Encroaching Power
III. Instant Discharge
DemonDemon's Grip
[Lvl. 4]
I. Quick Preparation
HowlHowl
[Lvl. 10]
I. Quick Preparation
II. Encroaching Power
III. Scream of Fury
Blood MassacreBlood Massacre
[Lvl. 10]
I. Quick Preparation
II. Weak Point Detection
III. Cruel Hand

The goal of this build is to maximize your DPS against bosses by having skills with stagger and weak point while trying to successfully inflict back attacks.

Recommended Engravings

Slot 1Slot 2
Demonic Impulse (Level 3)Adrenaline (Level 3)

The Demonic Impulse Class Engraving is essential for maximizing your damage in these builds since it allows you to fill up your Shadowburst Meter, transform into your Demon Form, and start filling up your Shadowburst meter immediately when you revert back to a human.

Shadowhunter PVP Build

PVP Build

This build focuses on the providing the Shadowhunter a lot of mobility and using ranged skills to keep poking the enemy and hit them with combos when they are knocked down.

Skill
Level
Tripods
SlasherSlasher
[Lvl. 10]
I. Swift Fingers
II. Wide-angle Attack
III. Electronic Shock
Demonic SlashDemonic Slash
[Lvl. 10]
I. Excellent Mobilty
II. Nimble Movement
III. Chain Charge
Spinning DiveSpinning Dive
[Lvl. 10]
I. Excellent Mobilty
II. Tenacity
III. Spinning Master
Thrust ImpactThrust Impact
[Lvl. 10]
I. Swift Thrust
II. Enhanced Explosion
III. Spectral Explosion
Sharpened CutSharpened Cut
[Lvl. 7]
I. Excellent Mobility
II. Infiltration Attack
Demonic CloneDemonic Clone
[Lvl. 10]
I. Tenacity
II. Fist of Destruction
III. Encroachment Discharge
Rising ClawRising Claw
[Lvl. 7]
I. Tenacity
II. Giant Hand
Demon VisionDemon Vision
[Lvl. 10]
I. Quick Release
II. Electric Discharge
III. Instant Discharge

During PVP you will mostly be poking the enemy and hitting them with combos when the opportunity arises.

Stat Tuning

Swiftness750
Domination249
Crit1

Stat tuning in PvP is mostly fixed on all the advanced classes. The reasoning for this setup is that Swiftness increases your Atk. Speed, Move Speed, and reduces Cooldowns while Domination increases your damage against enemies who are affected with debuffs crowd control effect. The 1 point in Crit is used to enable critical hits in PvP.

Shadowhunter Leveling Build

Skills To Use Until 20

Skill
Level
Tripods
Nimble CutNimble Cut
[Lvl. 1]
-
SlasherSlasher
[Lvl. 1]
-
Demonic SlashDemonic Slash
[Lvl. 4]
I. Excellent Mobility
Spinning DiveSpinning Dive
[Lvl. 1]
-
Demonic CloneDemonic Clone
[Lvl. 4]
I. Vital Point Strike
Rising ClawRising Claw
[Lvl. 1]
-
Cruel CutterCruel Cutter
[Lvl. 1]
-

At early levels, you can put your skill points anywhere you like to test out the skills. We recommend putting them on Demonic Slash and Demonic Clone to get familiar with the skills since you will be using this a lot on most content.

Skills To Use After 20

Skill
Level
Tripods
Demonic SlashDemonic Slash
[Lvl. 1]
-
Demonic CloneDemonic Clone
[Lvl. 1]
-
Rising ClawRising Claw
[Lvl. 1]
-
Cruel CutterCruel Cutter
[Lvl. 1]
-
Demon VisionDemon Vision
[Lvl. 1]
-
Thrust ImpactThrust Impact
[Lvl. 10]
I. Wide Explosion
II. Enhanced Explosion
III. Spectral Explosion
Brutal CrossBrutal Cross
[Lvl. 1]
-
DemonDemon's Grip
[Lvl. 1]
-

When you reach level 20, you should be able to set Thrust Impact to level 10 and a few points in Demonic Slash to get the first tripod. These will be your main skills to use when you are still leveling your character.

Only Level Skills When You Can Reach The Next Tripod

Tripods are essential when it comes to the overall power of a skill. Obtaining Tripods should be your focus when leveling up the skills of your chosen class.

Shadowhunter Strengths & Weaknesses

Shadowhunter Strengths

High Mobility

Most of the Shadowhunter's skills have a lot of movement which make easy to close in on enemies and also move away when you are caught.

High DPS

Most of the Shadowhunter's skills also have crowd control so it is easy to unleash combos when you catch and enemy in one.

Shadowhunter Weaknesses

No Push Immunity

The Shadowhunter has very little Push Immunity so it is easy to knockdown the Shadowhunter. This can be deadly especially if you opponent has a lot of skills that can knock you down.

Squishy Class

The skills of the Shadowhunter are mainly focused on dealing damage and movement. Most of them don't have Push Immunity or Paralysis Immunity so it is easy to kill a Shadowhunter when they are knocked down.

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