Best Lost Ark Bard Engravings

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Choosing the right Bard Class Engravings in Lost Ark is essential to maintaining peak performance. If you want to make sure you are performing your best in your Chaos Dungeons, Guardian Raids, and everywhere else, you want to make sure you get these right.

In this short guide we walk through both the mandatory and the optional suggested engravings for the Bard class and why you should choose them.


The Awakening engraving allows for more usages and more frequent usage. It also fills up the Identity Gauge very quickly so that you can use your Identity Skill more often. Desperate Salvation is also a no brainer as you will now heal more when using the Identity Skill Serenade of Salvation. Heavy Armor Equipment is up here in the Mandatory section as Bards are one of the most susceptible to damage. Having 150% increased defense combined with all the other abilities means it will be very hard to be killed.

iconAwakeningLv. 1: Awakening Skill Cooldown -10%. +1 maximum use.
Lv. 2: … -25% … +2
Lv. 3: … -50% … +3
Chaos Dungeons and Cube
iconDesperate SalvationLv. 1: When the recovery effect ends, an additional recovery effect is activated, recovering 8% of your Max HP.
Lv. 2: … 16% …
Lv. 3: … 24% …
Guardian Raid and Abyssal Dungeon
iconHeavy Armor EquipmentLv. 1: All Defense +30%. The amount of Defense increased by Heavy Armor Equipment is not affected by effects that cause Defense reduction.
Lv. 2: …+75%.
Lv. 3: …+150%.
Chaos Dungeons and Cube
SpecialistLv. 1: Shield and HP recovery effects used on yourself and party members are increased by 6%, and when the target’s HP is below 50%, this effect is increased by an additional 3%
Lv. 2: … 14% … 7%
Lv. 3: … 24% … 12%
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True Courage will further improve party damage .

Spirit Absorption is a great option to reduce cooldowns on skills. In particular, if going for a high Specialization stat build, this makes up for the loss of Agility. Increased Max MP is great option for high Agility builds, as you use more abilities you use more Mana and can run into Out of Mana problems.

iconSpirit AbsorptionLv. 1: Atk./Move Speed +3%.
Lv. 2: …+8%.
Lv. 3: …+15%
Chaos Dungeons and Cube
iconTrue CourageLv. 1: Serenade of Courage makes outgoing Damage +10% and Crit Rate +10%.
Lv. 2: … Damage +15% …
Lv. 3: … Damage +20% …
Guardian Raid and Abyssal Dungeon
iconIncreased Max MPLv. 1: Max MP +5%.
Lv. 2: Max MP +15%.
Lv. 3: Max MP +30%.
Chaos Dungeons and Cube
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