Lost Ark offers a wide variety of character development, leveling, and building. There are main classes to choose from, and these main classes branch out into several Advanced classes. Gunlancer is an advanced class of the Warrior Class in Lost Ark. This guide tells you all you need to know about the Gunlancer Class in Lost Ark.
Lost Ark Gunlancer Class
Gunlancers are powerful melee units that fall under the category of support-type warriors. This is because they can absorb huge amounts of damage, disable enemies, taunt enemies and apply debuffs on your team.
Gunlancer Strengths and Weaknesses
- Gun lancers are strong and durable.
- They can provide great buffs to themselves and their allies.
- Can highly debuff enemies, interrupting them and disabling them.
- Weakens enemies and strengthens allies
- Can remove negative debuffs from team
- Have very good crowd control abilities.
- Have a very high DPS potential.
- They are slow and less agile than other classes.
- Playstyle may get dull, as you will keep on slowly tanking all the time.
- Mostly have short-range abilities.
Gunlancer Best Skills and Tripods
By level 60, you will have access to almost 19 skills but will only be able to choose 8 active ones. For this purpose, we have selected the best skills for you. These will help you make the most of your Gunlancer.
Added to the skills are tripods that have different effects, and they are added to skills to buff them up and enhance them.
Damages and Stuns enemies for a short time. Good cooldown combined with a disable is great for you.
An attack with several bursts can knock enemies into the air. Another disabler while also providing decent damage.
Best Tripods: Weak Point Detection, Nimble Movement & Close Explosion
While in a defensive stance, charge up your weapon to deliver consistent damage.
Best Tripods: Weak Point Detection, Charge Enhancement & Last Charge
Reduces incoming damage for the whole party by 25% for 6 seconds. Very good for team fights. But, be mindful when using this, as the effect lasts for only 6 seconds while its cooldown is at 40 seconds.
Best Tripods: Quick Preparation, Effectiveness & Shield
You perform an attack where you leap forward. Good for a character already lacking in mobility and only a backward leap available from the start.
Best Tripods: Quick Preparation
You bash your shield on the ground, it deals damage in an area around you, but we prefer it for its debuff, which slows enemies for a short time.
Best Tripods: Armor Destruction
A good ability with a low cooldown that you can spam continuously. Performs a simple yet effective attack.
Best Tripods: Giant Wheel, Wound, and Spear Hit Enhancement
Shout Of Hatred
Inflicts damage in a small area around you while also taunting enemies, good to divert enemy attention to yourself, take the heat away from your allies, and tank to your maximum.
Best Tripods: Quick Preparation & Shield
Another charged-up attack, this one deals massive damage.
Best Tripods: High Explosive Shot, Overcharge & Focus Fire
An ability that has a very effective stagger effect on opponents. A combo move, when successfully executed, the second bash deals massive damage.
Best Gunlancer Engravings
Engravings are part of advanced classes; these further enhance the advanced classes and play a major role in setting up your character and building. These are unlocked by reading Recipe Books and equipping Accessories, using Ability Stones, and completing Chaos and Abyss Dungeons and Guardian Raids.
Level 1: +20% increased Normal Skill Damage, +30% Increased Shield for Defense Stance, Damage +4% when hit in Defensive Stance for 10s, Stacks upto 3 times.
Level 2: +20% increased Normal Skill Damage, +40% Increased Shield for Defense Stance, Damage +5% when hit in Defensive Stance for 10s, Stacks upto 3 times.
Level 3: +20% increased Normal Skill Damage, +50% Increased Shield for Defense Stance, Damage +6% when hit in Defensive Stance for 10s, Stacks upto 3 times.
Level 1: +5% Crit Rate, +30% Crit Damage, cannot use Battlefield Shield and Shield consumption while in defensive stance increased by 100%
Level 2: +10% Crit Rate, +40% Crit Damage, cannot use Battlefield Shield and Shield consumption while in defensive stance increased by 100%
Level 3: +15% Crit Rate, +50% Crit Damage, cannot use Battlefield Shield and Shield consumption while in defensive stance increased by 100%
Engravings open up the way to specialized builds, as you’ll read below.
Lost Ark Best Gunlancer Builds
Combat Readiness Build (PvE)
This build requires you to get the Combat Readiness engraving. This build is for players who are aiming for a tank-oriented playstyle. You are better at crowd control, staggering, and disabling enemies while dealing a good amount of damage with your normal skills.
Your shields are improved, increasing the usability and effectiveness of your Defensive Stance as well. Your Shields and damage gets stronger for every hit you take. For this build to work, you need to rush towards leveling up the engraving to level 3 along with getting 5-6 Normal skills.
As for the stats, you need to invest in Specialization to improve shields and recovery for your Battlefield Shield and then focus on crit rates and swiftness, and these will help deal damage.
- Rising Gunlance
- Shield bash
- Sharp Gunlance
- Shield Shock
- Leap Attack
- Guardian’s Thunderbolt
- Shout of Hatred
Lone Knight Build (PvP)
The previous build was for tanks, and you rely on your team to finish disabled enemies off while you absorb the damage. For this build, though, you will be focussing heavily on increasing crit rates and damage. This will be done by focusing on Lance skills.
You don’t have battlefield Shield but will rely on your Shield Stance to absorb a lot of the damage, and the shield will deplete very quickly. This is because you won’t be very durable because of the focus on damage.
You should aim to get the engraving Lone Knight to level 3 quickly and get 5-6 Lance skills. In stats, you need to focus solely on crit and swiftness. This helps you deal massive damage as well as reduce cooldowns to keep activating your abilities.
- Dash Upper Fire
- Fire Bullet
- Rising Gunlance
- Sharp Gunlance
- Shield Shock
- Counter gunlance
- Gunlance Shot
- Surge Cannon
Lost Ark Gunlancer Tips
Gunlancers act as support Warriors of the party by duel wielding a gunlance and a shield. They have great damage potential and great armor and damage resistance. But they are slow and clunky. They don’t have access to very powerful skills at the start. That is why playing as a Gunlancer is hard to master if you are used to faster agility-centric classes.
Gunlancers rely on their Back Step ability, which pushes them backward out of danger. You will also be a frontal attacker, meaning you don’t need to worry about changing directions constantly to deal the right amount of damage.
Gunlancers can also interrupt enemies and disable them, allowing the quicker members of your party to avoid lethal skills or deal massive damage without fear of being counterattacked. Gunlancer is defined by his abilities, Shield Stance and Battlefield Shield.
The stance provides a lot of protection to tank successfully but slows you down by 50%, and this ability works passively and slowly depletes. While the Battlefield Shield allows you to absorb damage for allies, gives allies push immunity (for those in range), and gives you a shield for a short duration.
This ability activates instantly and staggers and damages all enemies near you. Has a long cooldown time.