In this Lost Ark Chaos Dungeon Guide, we cover everything you should know about Chaos Dungeons including when you can go to them, how often you can go, and what kind of loot you can expect.
Chaos Dungeons are one of the very first activities you will want to start once you hit level 50 for the first time with each character. These dungeons offer great rewards although they can become tougher in difficulty than normal dungeons. When you are looking to increase ilvl of your gear in Lost Ark, Chaos Dungeons are the number one method after hitting level 50.
Remember that you can find all kinds of guides in our Lost Ark Guides article if you are searching for anything else in particular.
When Can I Go To The Chaos Dungeon?
You can enter the Chaos Dungeon as soon as you hit level 50. You will need to be iLvl 250+ before taking on the first level of Chaos Dungeon Vern. This is easily attainable from rare, blue equipment.
Make sure you are all set up with the gear you want to use, the potions and battle items you will bring, and the Tripod skills you are going to want to use within the dungeon before signing up!
It should be noted that you can skip the first Chaos Dungeon Vern Level 1 if you first complete the World Quest Line as soon as you hit level 50. This quest line will give you a full set of 302 Rare Tier 1 gear, which is equivalent to what you will get from running the first level of the Chaos Dungeon enough times to get all your pieces. You will eventually need to complete these quests anyway, though they do take some time.
While you can skip the first one, its also worth noting that it is very easy to get most of your item level 302 T1 gear from the Chaos Dungeon in just 2 runs (one daily lockout). You may need 1 more day after to fill in the last few pieces.
How Often Can You Do Chaos Dungeons?
Chaos Dungeons can be ran twice per day for full rewards. This should be part of your daily routine if you want to make sure you are upgrading your iLvl. Each time you run a Chaos Dungeon, it uses up 50 energy. If you fail the challenge, you will not get the 50 energy back. Each day, you will gain 100 energy. Therefore, you can do 2 Chaos Dungeons per day (100/50) to obtain the normal rewards such as Harmony Shards, Destruction Stone Fragments, and Guardian Stone Fragments.
If you miss out and do not run your Chaos Dungeons for the day, each 50 unused energy will be converted to 10 “Resting Bonus”. So if you do not run either of your Chaos Dungeons for a day, you will end up with 20 Resting Bonus.
You can then apply 20 resting bonus on future Chaos Dungeon runs. Applying the resting bonus to a run will increase the rewards you get from a successful attempt.
You can go to the Chaos Dungeon after you have used up your energy, but your rewards will be different and you will no longer receive Harmony / Item EXP Shards. Instead, you will receive orbs which you can trade in for rewards of your choice, but you will receive much, much less.
Where To Sign Up for Chaos Dungeon
There are two ways you can sign up to get into a Chaos Dungeon in Lost Ark.
- You can sign up for the Chaos Dungeon at the Chaos Dungeon Statue in town that has this icon on the map:
2. You can look for a group for group content from anywhere in Lost Ark. You do not need to be at the NPC to start looking for a group for a Chaos Dungeon. The top-right portion of your screen will have a Party Finder icon. You can click this, select Chaos Dungeons, and sign up here, from anywhere! You can also run the Chaos Dungeons quite easily solo, at least at the beginning of your item level journey.
Chaos Dungeons Explained
When the Chaos Dungeon begins, you will start in a new zone. A timer will appear in the top left of your screen, and as soon as you begin moving, the timer will start. Once you begin, you will notice more enemies in one place than you probably have ever seen before. Cut these enemies down before the timer runs out by reaching 100% completion.
Once you have killed enough enemies within the time limit to reach 100% completion, a portal will appear and you can go through it to the next stage. If the portal is there, feel free to move through it if you have killed all of the elite mobs in the area. Each time you portal to a new stage, the timer will reset and start again when you begin moving.
Chaos Dungeon Loot and Levels
There are currently 8 levels of Chaos Dungeons available to players in Lost Ark NA / EU. 4 levels are in North Vern, and 4 levels are in Rohendel. Each has its own minimum requirement, along with the basic requirement of being level 50. You will want to work through these one by one as you are increasing your item level from each level.
- iLvl 250+ – North Vern Resonance Level 1
- iLvl 340+ – North Vern Resonance Level 2
- iLvl 380+ North Vern Resonance Level 3
- iLvl 420+ North Vern Resonance Level 4
- iLVl 460+ Rohendel’s Illusion Level 1
- iLvl 500+ Rohendel’s Illusion Level 2
- iLvl 540+ Rohendel’s Illusion Level 3
- iLvl 580+ Rohendel’s Illusion Level 4
Each level of Chaos Dungeon should give you more upgrade materials as rewards, but you will not get high enough iLvl gear to unlock the next level by doing Chaos Dungeons alone. For example, by getting all of your Rare Tier 1 set from Chaos Dungeon Vern Level 1, your new iLvl would be 302. Since you need iLvl 340+ to get into the level 2 dungeon, you will need to upgrade your equipment by approximately +2 per piece overall before reaching iLvl 340.
Here is an excellent Item Upgrade Guide
The key mechanic is here that you will continue to run Chaos Dungeons and other dungeons / raids in order to farm enough Stone Fragments and Harmony Shards so you can upgrade your equipment. If you upgrade all of your equipment to +15, it will all be at item level 600, which is the max item level for Tier 1.
Loot Available from Chaos Dungeons
The main details you need to know is that you will earn your blue tier gear in Chaos Dungeons as well as the required materials to upgrade it to make your way to item level 600. If you then get the legendary variation of your gear from Abyss Dungeons, you can always recycle your gear so that you can keep your upgrade level on the higher quality drops from Guardian Raids.
To see any of the levels of Chaos Dungeon loot, check out the Lost Ark Codex page for each that includes all possible rewards, along with individual pages for each item!
- North Vern Resonance Level 1 Loot
- North Vern Resonance Level 2 Loot
- North Vern Resonance Level 3 Loot
- North Vern Resonance Level 4 Loot
- Rohendel’s Illusion Level 1 Loot
- Rohendel’s Illusion Level 2 Loot
- Rohendel’s Illusion Level 3 Loot
- Rohendel’s Illusion Level 4 Loot