The Best Artillerist builds in Lost Ark

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The Artillerist is one of Lost Ark’s most potent PvE classes, and it’s capable of handling any high-end dunegon or activity in the entire game. This class is designed for players who like to stay in one place but deal a lot of damage to a wide area. While most ranged classes are nimble, the Artillerist is big, bulky, and can take a beating. This guide will explain a pair of great Artillerist builds in Lost Ark.

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Best Artillerist builds in Lost Ark

The Artillerist is a big and heavy gunner class, and although this class can earn some mobility-based skills, using them will do a disservice to the playstyle these builds should be utilizing. The first build is designed for general use and will function well in all content the game offers.

All-purpose Artillerist build

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These are the eight skills you want to have equipped for this general-purpose build. The damage range on these attacks is the base value, which will rise based on your level and equipped gear.

  1. Enhanced Shell: Fire a massive bullet to inflict 178 Damage.
  2. Freeze Shell: Allows you to fire a large-caliber bullet, inflicting water damage and slow.
  3. Gatling Gun: Spin toward the target location and fire your machine gun 24 times over 3 seconds to inflict up to 433 Damage.
  4. Howitzer: Positional AoE blast can attack boss weak points, contributing to a raid party’s targeting efforts
  5. Swing: Swing your launcher, inflicting 213 Damage and stunning foes for 3 seconds.
  6. Summon Turret: Summon a turret equipped with a machine gun. The turret attacks surrounding foes for 10 seconds, inflicting 125 Damage with every attack.
  7. Multiple Rocket Launcher: Fires a series of five randomly spreading rockets in an arch in front of the player, which can be barraged over long-distance into hordes of enemies
  8. Bombardment Energy Cannon: Create a shield that absorbs Damage equal to 15% of your Max HP for 4 seconds.

This build allows you to control every situation and contains attacks such as Energy Cannon, which are the game’s best boss damage abilities. The two basic shells will cover ice and fire, and Swing will make short work of any enemy trying to get in melee range.

Fire and Flames Artillerist build

This build takes advantage of the Artillerist’s great fire skills. Fire is one of the strongest elemental affinities in Lost Ark, so this build is designed to help you burn everything to the ground.

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These are the eight skills you should equip to take advantage of this robust build.

  1. Buckshot: Fire a cone-shaped blast with a shotgun, inflicting 213 Damage and pushing foes away.
  2. Napalm Shot: Detonate a napalm shell, launching foes into the air for 279 Damage. The napalm shell sets the ground ablaze on impact, inflicting 36 Fire Damage every second for 5 seconds.
  3. Flamethrower: Fire your flamethrower in a single direction while freely moving. This flamethrower lasts for up to 4 seconds, inflicting a total of 886.5 Fire Damage.
  4. Summon Turret: Summon a turret equipped with a machine gun. The turret attacks surrounding foes for 10 seconds, inflicting 125 Damage with every attack.
  5. Plasma Storm: Launch a plasma field that travels at a low speed toward foes, inflicting 50 Damage for 5 seconds.
  6. Gravity Explosion: Generate a gravitational field, pulling foes and inflicting up to 122.1 Damage, then cause an explosion knocking foes away for 595 Damage.
  7. Bombardment Impregnability: Creates a shield that absorbs Damage equal to 30% of Max HP for 8s. Shield expires when Barrage Mode ends.
  8. Energy Field: Create a shield that absorbs Damage equal to 15% of your Max HP for 4 seconds.

These two Lost Ark Artillerist builds will take you anywhere you want to go in the realm of Arkesia and melt any enemy foolish enough to stand in your path.

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