Sharpshooter Lost Ark Class Guide

Detailed breakdown of the Sharpshooter Class in Lost Ark
Sharpshooter class guide lost ark

This guide goes over everything you need to know about the Sharpshooter Class in Lost Ark. Showcasing an overview of the Sharpshooter’s playstyle. What are the Sharpshooter’s strengths and weaknesses; from levelling to end game content. The role of Sharpshooters in Raids, Dungeons, and PvP. This guide will go over skill abilities, builds, and tips to help you become a top-tier Sharpshooter.

Sharpshooter Class Guide Overview

The Sharpshooter in Lost Ark is a Gunner type class that wields a Mechanical Bow which shoots special arrows, and has a few melee attacks with Daggers. They also have a Hawk companion that follows the Player and deals damage. Their musical instrument is an Electric Guitar. The Sharpshooter is a Ranged DPS; preferring to deal the majority of damage from afar, but occasionally deals Melee damage.

The Identity Skill of the Sharpshooter is to Summon Silverhawk. Dealing damage to targets fills up their Identity Gauge: Hawk Meter. Once full, a player can summon the Silverhawk and command it to do attack the target, or self destruct to deal massage damage.

There are two distinct playstyles that players can choose from through the use of the Sharpshooter’s Class Engravings:

  • Loyal Companion – Increase Movement Speed for Party, Marks a Target which increases damage taken and increases the damage and duration of the Silverhawk’s presence.
  • Death Strike – Upon using the Last Rush skill applies an 8 second debuff on target which increases damage taken.

Both playstyles are viable in endgame content so pick your favorite flavor. The Loyal Companion Engraving playstyle is easier to play but has less damage potential than the Death Strike Engraving. It is possible to have full uptime on the debuff with the Death Strike playstyle, but it can be difficult at times.

Role of a Sharpshooter

Sharpshooters are a pure DPS class in Lost Ark. In PvE, they focus on sustained damage to the boss. In PvP, they can do a significant amount of damage from range and melee and have the special ability to stealth. The two of these factors combined make them a dangerous threat in the arena.

Strengths

  • Good Damage
  • High Mobility
  • Easy to learn

Weaknesses

  • Lower health and defense
  • Low party synergy

Skills

The following table is a list of all Lost Ark Sharpshooter Skills that you will unlock and at which level you will do so.

LevelIconSkill NameCooldown (seconds)TypeDescription
10iconArrow Shower18PointShoot multiple arrows in the sky, causing a shower of arrows at the target location to inflict 103 Damage over 2s.
10iconArrow Wave12NormalSend a tornado arrow flying at the target location and periodically inflict 94 Damage to foes. The tornado arrow can hit the same foe up to 4 times.
10iconAtomic Arrow9NormalAim your bow and shoot an explosive arrow that inflicts 35 Damage on hit, then explodes after 2s, knocking foes down for264 Damage.
10iconBlade Storm20NormalQuickly spin and throw blades, inflicting 76.4 Damage 6 times, then throw another round of blades to inflict 70.4 Damage 3 more times.
10iconMoving Slash10NormalMove 8 meters forward, inflicting 161 Damage.
10iconRapid Shot5NormalAim your bow and shoot 3 arrows in a row, inflicting 42, 42, and 128 Damage.
12iconClaymore Mine16NormalSet up a mine at the target location and retreat, knocking foes back for 349 Damage.
14iconCharged Shot24ChargeCharge to inflict a different amount of Damage depending on the charge stage: 254 Damage before being fully charged, 339 Damage at Stage 1, and 848 Damage when overcharged. Foes will be knocked away at 1 or higher charge stage.
16iconSalvo6NormalHold your bow sideways and shoot multiple arrows at once, inflicting 158 Damage.
18iconSharp Shooter20NormalHold your bow sideways and concentrate energy on the handle, shooting 10 arrows at once. Each arrow inflicts 223 Damage. Up to 3 arrows can hit the same foe.
20iconDM-4224NormalSet up a mine that launches foes in the air for 838 Damage. This mine lasts for 12s and explodes upon detecting foes.
20iconStalker14NormalLeap 8 meters over foes in front of you, knocking them down and inflicting 188 Damage.
24iconEvasive Fire16NormalSpin in the air 7 meters backward and shoot arrows forward in a cone-shaped area, inflicting 251 Damage.
28iconDeadly Slash12NormalStrike with your dagger quickly, inflicting 101 Damage.
32iconSmokescreen Arrow16PointShoot an arrow toward the target location, inflicting 131 Damage and creating a smokescreen for 6s, reducing the Move Speed of affected foes and their sight range.
36iconShadow Arrow1NormalRapidly fire your arrows to inflict 139 Damage and cast the Shadow’s Curse, blinding your foe, causing Move Speed -30% for 4s. Stacked 3 times, Shadow’s Curse will stun the foe for 5s.
40iconElectric Nova24NormalAim and fire an electrically charged arrow that inflicts 201 Damage to directly hit foes, 90 Damage to foes in the inner periphery, and 66 [Lightning] Damage to foes on the outer periphery. There is a 60% chance for hit foes,40%, chance for fores in the inner periphery, and20%for foes in the outer periphery, to become electrically shocked for 3.0s, inflicting 41.7 Damage every 1s.
50iconSnipe30HoldingHold down the skill hotkey to aim at foes. Release the key to fire a single powerful bullet, which inflicts315 Damage. If you hit the Perfect Zone, it inflicts 1262 Damage instead.
LevelIconSkill NameCooldown (minutes)TypeDescription
50iconFenrir’s Messenger5ChargeOvercharge this skill to summon a hulking Fenrir’s Messenger and inflict 111 Damage over time. Release the skill hotkey quickly to summon a small Fenrir’s Messenger and inflict 111 Damage over time.
50iconGolden Eye5NormalSummon 4 golden hawks that fly around and create a devastating whirlwind that gradually grows stronger, inflicting up to 1,221.1 Damage as it launches foes in the air. Become Stealthed for 7s with the creation of the whirlwind. Stealth is not canceled by receiving Damage, and lets you move past foes.

Sharpshooter Levelling Guide

We recommend that you try out all the skills and play whatever is the most fun for you. However, if you just want to speed up the process (maybe that’s the most fun for you) or you’re tying to power through levelling an alt, follow this level by level breakdown of what skills to use and level up and which tripods to activate.

For levelling as fast as possible, you want to have a good range of Movement Skills and high AoE damage for clearing packs of normal enemies. You can swap between saved skill tree slots whenever for free (even in combat as long as no skills are on cooldown). It’s recommended to use both your skillbook slots the main one being for AoE (packs of normal enemies) and the second one for Single Target (Boss/Elites).

Skill Progression

The High Damage skills you’ll want to max to level 10 immediately when you can in this order:

  • Blade Storm (default ability)
  • Charged Shot (lvl 14)
  • Claymore Mine (lvl 12)
  • Arrow Shower (default ability)
  • Sharp Shooter (lvl 18)*

*Use this skill as a replacement for Blade Storm for boss fights in your second saved skill tree slot.

Here are the Mobility Skills you should focus on levelling after the main damaging abilities:

  • Moving Slash (up to Skill Level 4)
  • Stalker (up to Skill Level 4 or 7)
  • Salvo (up to Skill Level 4)
  • Rapid Shot (up to Skill Level 7)

The Tripods to focus on attaining are ones like:

  • Quick Preparation (Faster cooldown)
  • Excellent Mobility (Longer distance)
  • Quick Pace (Movement Speed buff)

Combat

Use Moving Slash and Stalker to traverse the large distances. The Movement Speed Buff (Tripod: Quick Pace) from Salvo and Rapid Shot(lvl 7) and Stalker(lvl 7) will also be helpful to move faster.

Most enemies will go down with Blade Storm, however you can also combo Arrow Shower into Charged Shot.

Use Sharp Shooter on bosses or elites first to apply the debuff to do more damage to them.

Below is an example Skill Progression Chart, and their Tripods, that you can use to Level your Sharpshooter. For the Levels not listed below or when you have spare points you can put them into skills you like or into skills you will eventually continue putting skill points into.

LevelIconSkill NameSkill LevelTripod 1Tripod 2Tripod 3
11iconMoving Slash4Excellent Mobility
12iconBlade Storm4Silver Master
14iconCharged Shot4Quick Preparation
15iconBlade Storm7*(remove points from Charged Shot)Silver MasterLightning Blade
16iconCharged Shot4Quick Preparation
17iconSalvo4Quick Pace
20iconBlade Storm10* (remove points from everything else)Silver MasterLightning BladeBlade Dance
21iconMoving Slash4Excellent Mobility
22iconStalker4Excellent Mobility
iconSalvo4Quick Pace
23iconCharged Shot4Quick Preparation
24iconClaymore Mine4Swift Fingers
25 iconArrow Shower4Swift Fingers
28iconCharged Shot7Quick PreparationDouble Shot
30iconCharged Shot10* (remove points from all except Blade Storm)Quick PreparationDouble ShotSteady Aim
iconMoving Slash4Excellent Mobility
31iconStalker4Excellent Mobility
32iconSalvo4Quick Pace
iconClaymore Mine4Swift Fingers
33 iconArrow Shower4Swift Fingers
36iconClaymore Mine7Swift FingersThunderbolt
38iconClaymore Mine10*remove points from all except Blade Storm and Charged Shot)Swift FingersThunderboltConcentrated Storm
iconMoving Slash4Excellent Mobility
39iconStalker4Excellent Mobility
40iconSalvo4Quick Pace
iconArrow Shower4Swift Fingers
42iconStalker7Excellent MobilityQuick Pace
44iconArrow Shower7Swift FingersElectrocuting Wave
47iconRapid Shot7Amplified DamageQuick Pace
49iconArrow Shower10Swift FingersElectrocuting WavePiercing Arrow

Gear

Just equip the highest Item Lv. item you find. Focus on Swiftness for increased movement speed, reduced casting time, and faster skill cooldowns. Secondly, your next best stat is Crit.

Sharpshooter PvE Guide

Below is a good basic PvE Build using the Sharpshooter. Unlike other classes, the skills really change based on the class engravings. It is generally a good build all types of content such as Chaos Dungeons, Tower Event, and Quests, Guardian Raids, and Abyss Dungeons.

The Skill Build below doesn’t change depending on which Class Engraving you choose.

Sharpshooter PvE Skills Build

Below is a chart of the best skills to use for the Sharpshooter. This Sharpshooter skill list is good for both Class Engraving playstyles and across all forms of content. If you do not have enough skill points yet, remove points from sharp shooter and arrow shower

Alternatives:

  • Arrow Wave (Tripods 1-1-1) or Claymore Mine (Tripods 1-1-1) instead of Arrow Shower.

This build requires 300 Skill Points which will require the collecting a few extra Skill Points in Shushire and Rohendel.

IconSkill NameSkill LevelTripodsNotes
iconSnipe101
3
2
High Damage
Tripod 3: Incinerate – Wider damage
iconCharged Shot103
1
1
High Damage
iconMoving Slash43Mobility
iconBlade Storm103
2
1
Melee Damage – High Gauge generation
iconDeadly Slash102
3
1
Melee Damage – High Gauge generation
iconSharp Shooter101
3
1
Damage
iconArrow Shower101
1
1
Damage

icon
Rapid Shot41Debuff on target – 8s increase damage taken from all sources

Sharpshooter Death Strike Stat Priority

In this build, you do not need Swiftness for the Pistol Abilities and buffs from the Tripods make up for it. Therefore, your stats should be more focused on Crit. Secondly, Specialization for increased damage across all weapons.

Sharpshooter Loyal Companion Stat Priority

In this build, maximize Crit as much as possible as your primary stat. Specialization will be the secondary stat. Aim for a ratio of roughly 75/25, respectively. However since the goal is to maintain constant uptime on the debuff from Last Rush, you may want to increase the Specialization to make sure you are able to get use Last Rush as soon as the debuff wears off.

Sharpshooter PvP Guide

In Player versus Player Arenas, Sharpshooters typically play the role of an “Assassin”. The biggest threat in their toolkit is the Salvo ability with Tripod 3: Stealthy Movement. This gives Sharpshooters a 3 second stealth every 12 seconds. They are also extremely mobile, and have high damage, they indeed pose a big threat to oblivious players.

Defensive Abilities:

  • Moving Slash (mobility)
  • Salvo (Stealth)
  • Claymore Mine (Stun)
  • Stalker (mobility)

PvP Stats

  • 1000 Swiftness
  • 249 Domination
  • 1 Crit

Sharpshooter PvP Skills Build

Feel free to change whatever skills you like depending on your playstyle and how you see fit.

The playstyle of the sharpshooter is vastly different in PVP than from PvE. Largely focusing on melee damage assassinations. This is due to the Stealth gained from the skill Salvo.

A good combo available with this build include:

  • Salvo (stealth) >
  • Claymore Mine (Stun) >
  • Moving Slash (gap close) >
  • Blade Storm > Charged Shot > Atomic Arrow (all very rapid succession)
  • Summon Silver Hawk >
  • Salvo (stealth) >
  • Moving Slash (gap close) >
  • Blade Storm > Charged Shot > Atomic Arrow (all very rapid succession)
  • Atomic Arrow (knock down) >
  • Snipe (knock down) >
  • Last Rush (finisher)

A Variation on the below build (adds utility but less overall damage):

  • Swapping Atomic Arrow and reducing Moving Slash to Level 7 for Shadow Arrow (1-3-1) Tripod 2: Shadow of Abyss provides a short debuff that reduces the enemies vision by creating a vary obtrusive black vignette on the screen, obscuring players positions. Tripod 3: Shadow Tracking causes the projectile to home in on the target.

Below is a general Sharpshooter PvP build that is a great foundation to build upon.

IconSkill NameSkill LevelTripodsNotes
iconAtomic Arrow72
1
Damage, Knock down
Tripod 2: Heavy Bomb – decrease target move speed
iconMoving Slash103
1
1
Mobility
iconBlade Storm101
1
2
Damage
Tripod 2: Poison Blade – Damage over Time
iconClaymore Mine101
2
1
Tripod 2: Thunderbolt – 1.5s Stun
iconCharged Shot103
1
1
High Damage
iconSalvo103
1
1
Tripod 3: Stealthy Movement – 3s Invisibility
iconStalker73
2
Mobility
Tripod 2: Tenacity – Push Immunity
iconSnipe103
2
2
High Damage
Tripod 3: Tenacity – Push Immunity

Here’s Youtuber Pum pulling off some great plays 3v3 PVP.

Best Sharpshooter Engravings

Death Strike Build

This Sharpshooter Death Strike Build the most important engraving Death Strike Level 3; if you can maintain near 100% uptime on the Debuff. Then it’s Grudge Level 3; and finally, Keen Blunt Weapon.

Mandatory

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
iconDeath StrikeLv. 1: When using Last Rush, recover 50% of the remaining Hawk Meter. Hit foe Damage taken +20% for 8s.
Lv. 2: … Hit foe Damage taken +30% for 8s.
Lv. 3: … Hit foe Damage taken +40% for 8s.
Guardian Raid
Abyss Dungeon
iconGrudgeLv. 1: Damage +4% to Boss or above monsters. Damage -20% from Boss or above monsters.
Lv. 2: Damage +10%. …
Lv. 3: Damage +20% …
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
iconKeen Blunt WeaponLv. 1: +10% Crit Damage but your attacks have a chance to deal Damage -20%.
Lv. 2: +25% Crit Damage…
Lv. 3: +50% Crit Damage…
Chaos Dungeons
Cube

Optional

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
iconCursed DollLv. 1: Atk. Power +3%. Healing -25%, natural recovery excluded.
Lv. 2: …+8%. …
Lv. 3: …+16%. …
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
Massacre or Master of Striking*Lv. 1: Increases the damage of attacks that are not back attack or head attack by 3%. Does not affect Awakening.
Lv. 1: … 8% …
Lv. 1: … 16%. ..
*may not be available at launch
iconAwakeningLv. 1: Awakening Skill Cooldown -10%. +1 maximum use.
Lv. 2: … -25%. +2 maximum uses.
Lv. 3: … -50%. +3 maximum uses.
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
iconSpirit AbsorptionLv. 1: Atk./Move Speed +3%.
Lv. 2: Atk./Move Speed +8%.
Lv. 3: Atk./Speed +15%
Chaos Dungeons
Cube

Loyal Companion Build

You can focus on getting Loyal Companion to Level 1. Then Grudge to Level 3. Lastly, Keen Blunt Weapon to Level 3 is advised as the stat priority is heavily focused on Crit.

Mandatory

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
iconLoyal CompanionLv. 1: Summons Silverhawk MK-II, allowing Move Speed +4%, Silver Hawk’s Basic AoE Radius +60%, Silverhawk’s Basic Attack Damage +50%, and Silverhawk’s summon duration +30%. On basic attack or Wings of Storm hit, foes get a Mark of Death. Foe incoming Damage +4%.
Lv. 2: … Silverhawk’s Basic Attack Damage +100%, … summon duration +60%. … Foe incoming Damage +8%.
Lv. 3: … Silverhawk’s Basic Attack Damage +150%, … summon duration +100%. … Foe incoming Damage +12%.
Guardian Raid
Abyss Dungeon
icon Grudge Lv. 1: Damage +4% to Boss or above monsters. Damage -20% from Boss or above monsters.
Lv. 2: Damage +10%. …
Lv. 3: Damage +20% …
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
iconKeen Blunt WeaponLv. 1: +10% Crit Damage but your attacks have a chance to deal Damage -20%.
Lv. 2: +25% Crit Damage…
Lv. 3: +50% Crit Damage…
Chaos Dungeons
Cube

Optional

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
iconRaid CaptainLv. 1: Outgoing Damage +10% of basic Move Speed bonus percentage.
Lv. 2: Outgoing Damage +22% …
Lv. 3: Outgoing Damage +45% …
Guardian Raid
Abyss Dungeon
iconCursed DollLv. 1: Atk. Power +3%. Healing -25%, natural recovery excluded.
Lv. 2: …+8%. …
Lv. 3: …+16%. …
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
iconAwakeningLv. 1: Awakening Skill Cooldown -10%. +1 maximum use.
Lv. 2: … -25%. +2 maximum uses.
Lv. 3: … -50%. +3 maximum uses.
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
iconSpirit AbsorptionLv. 1: Atk./Move Speed +3%.
Lv. 2: Atk./Move Speed +8%.
Lv. 3: Atk./Speed +15%
Chaos Dungeons
Cube

Gear Sets

Below is a list of all the gear sets and their bonuses that available to Tier 1 Sharpshooters. You can mix and match 2-Set bonuses using 2 or 3 different ones. Depending on your playstyle and what’s available to you, you may want to take two 2-set bonuses instead of a full 5-set Bonus. You can also have one set for Chaos Dungeons and other Solo Content, and another for Guardian Raids and other Group Content.

Item LevelRaritySet Bonus NameEffectsSource
385RelicDark Night2-Set: When attacking a foe, 30% chance for +8% Atk and Move Speed for 6s. (Cooldown: 3s)
5-Set: Increases Crit Rate by 40%, but decreases Crit Damage by 40%.
Chaos Dungeon Rohendel (Welcome 3)
Chaos Dungeon Rohendel (Nightmare 1-4)
385RelicPhantom Memory2-Set: Attack Speed and Move Speed +5%
5-Set: Increases Damage with an Awakening Skill to Seed or lesser monsters by 60%. Increases Damage to Challenge or lesser monsters by 60% when hitting them with an Awakening Skill for 10s. (Cooldown: 60s)
Chaos Dungeon Rohendel (Welcome 3)
Chaos Dungeon Rohendel (Nightmare 1-4)
385RelicVoid Afterimage2-Set: Decreases damage taken by 30% when HP is below 30%.
+15% Atk. Speed and Move Speed, +10% Skill Cooldown.
5-Set: When hitting a foe with a normal attack, +15% Additional Damage for 3s (Cooldown: 1s)
Chaos Dungeon Rohendel (Welcome 3)
Chaos Dungeon Rohendel (Nightmare 1-4)
340LegendaryAwakened Hatred2-Set: Combat Resource Recovery Speed: +30%
5-Set: Crit Damage +25
Abyss Dungeon (Corridor of the Twisted Lord)
Abyss Dungeon (Hildebrigne, Dream Palace)
340LegendaryBoisterous Elemental2-Set: Increases Attack Speed and Move Speed by 4% for 6s, up to 8% when attacking monsters Boss rank or above. (Cooldown: 3s)
5-Set: Increases damage to monsters Boss ranked or above by 12%.
Abyss Dungeon (Corridor of the Twisted Lord)
Abyss Dungeon (Hildebrigne, Dream Palace)
340LegendaryDense Confusion2-Set: Attack Speed and Move Speed +4%
5-Set: Crit Rate +15%
Abyss Dungeon (Corridor of the Twisted Lord)
Abyss Dungeon (Hildebrigne, Dream Palace)
340LegendaryEnraged Nature2-Set: Move Speed +8%
5-Set: Atk. Power +4% for 8s, up to 12% when attacking a monster Boss ranked or above. (Cooldown: 3s)
Abyss Dungeon (Corridor of the Twisted Lord)
Abyss Dungeon (Hildebrigne, Dream Palace)
340LegendaryMist2-Set: Decreases damage taken from Normal ranked monsters by 20%.
5-Set: Increases damage dealt to monsters Challenge rank or below by 15%.
Abyss Dungeon (Corridor of the Twisted Lord)
Abyss Dungeon (Hildebrigne, Dream Palace)
302EpicAncient2-Set: When hit while HP is below 20%, restores 3% of Max HP for 15s each time you hit a Normal monster. (Cooldown: 60s)
5-Set: Increases damage by 17% when hitting 3 or more foes.
Abyss Dungeon (Valley of Beasts)
Abyss Dungeon (Spirit of the Necromancer)
302EpicRugged Valley2-Set: Move Speed +8%
5-Set: Atk. Power +4% for 8s, up to 12% when attacking a monster Boss ranked or above. (Cooldown: 3s)
Abyss Dungeon (Valley of Beasts)
Abyss Dungeon (Spirit of the Necromancer)
302EpicSeraphic Oath2-Set: Attack Speed +8%
5-Set: Additional Damage +10%
Abyss Dungeon (Valley of Beasts)
Abyss Dungeon (Spirit of the Necromancer)
302EpicStalwart Years2-Set: Attack Speed +8%
5-Set: Additional Damage +10%
Abyss Dungeon (Valley of Beasts)
Abyss Dungeon (Spirit of the Necromancer)
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