Sorceress Lost Ark Class Guide

* Last Updated Feb 24, 2022
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This guide goes over everything you need to know about the Sorceress Class in Lost Ark. Showcasing an overview of the Sorceress’s playstyle. What are the Sorceress’s strengths and weaknesses; from levelling to end game content. The role of the Sorceress in Raids, Dungeons, and PvP. This guide will go over skill abilities, builds, and tips to help you become a top-tier Sorceress.

Sorceress Class Guide Overview

The Sorceress in Lost Ark is a Mage type class that wields an Elemental Staff. The Sorceress is a Ranged DPS, safely exploding targets from a distance. They fight with powerful elemental magic spells, dominating the field with Fire, Ice, and Lightning spells. Their musical instrument is a Pan Flute.

Role of a Sorceress

In PvE, they provide excellent damage regardless of the class engraving. Keeping the damage debuff on the target is very easy with rotating in the use of only one skill. It can be difficult to land many abilities due to the long cast times associated with their skills.

In PvP, they are largely utilized as a long ranged disruptor, preventing enemy positioning and offensively protecting allies from being locked out.

Strengths

  • High Burst or Sustained Damage
  • Provides Debuff on Target that increases targets damage taken
  • Easy to learn

Weaknesses

  • Lower health pool and defense stat
  • Casting skills can be hard to time the delayed damage
  • Mobility at the cost of damage potential

Identity Gauge

Their Identity Gauge, the Arcane Meter, fills up upon successful hits to enemies with skills. When above 30% gauge, 2 abilities become available for use: Arcane Rupture and Blink..

  • Magic Enhanced State (Meter above 30%): 10% Increased elemental damage, faster casting speed.
  • Arcane Torrent (Meter at 100%): 20% Increased elemental damage, faster casting speed. Fire skills weakpoint +1 lvl. Lightning skills stagger +1 lvl. Faster cooldown for all skills (except Dodge, Quick Rebound and Awakening skills).
    • While using either of abilities, energy stored within the Arcane Meter is slowly consumed.
  • Blink (30%+): Teleport to the mouse’s position; able to pass through opponents.

Level 50 Playstyles

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

Sorceress Class Engravings
  • Reflux – Arcane Rupture can no longer be used. Increases damage of all skills and reduces their cooldowns.
  • Igniter – Arcane Torrent (Meter at 100%) instantly decreases remaining skill cooldowns by 50%. Increases Crit Rate and Crit Damage

Both playstyles are viable in end game content. Igniter seems to be the more popular playstyle among the highest performing players. Igniter playstyle involves dealing very high burst damage during the use of Arcane Torrent. Damage dealt outside of this period of burst damage is very minimal and is meant to restore the identity gauge. Reflux playstyle involves constant casting of abilities due to their low cooldowns. It is generally less punishing if skills miss as there is more throughput available with this engraving.

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Skills

The following table is a list of all Lost Ark Sorceress Skills and at which level they will become unlocked.

LevelIconSkill NameCooldown (seconds)TypeDescription
10Blaze10Normal
10Energy Discharge6Combo
10Lightning Funnel12Point
10Frost’s Call8Holding
10Squall14Normal
10Seraphic Hall8Normal
12Inferno16Point
14Punishing Strike16Cast
16Reverse Gravity16Normal
18Ice Shower20Normal
20Lightning Bolt30Holding
24Esoteric Reaction18Point
28Rime Arrow16Point
32Explosion25Cast
36Elegian’s Touch25Toggle
50Doomsday32Point
LevelIconSkill NameCooldown (minutes)TypeDescription
50Enviska’s Might5Normal
50Apocalypse Call5Normal

Sorceress Leveling Guide

Our comprehensive leveling guide from 1-50 for the Sorceress Class goes over all of the skills available and which tripods you should focus on selecting. As well as tips for combat and gameplay.

Sorceress PvE Guide

Below are our detailed articles on the different styles of play the Sorceress can have in Lost Ark. For PvE, a character who has just reached level 50 combat level can now access their Final Skill and the Awakening Skills. For optimal play, players should make use of the 2 Skill Presets that they have access to for free. Generally speaking, they should be set up for:

  1. Multiple Targets: AoE Skills utilized in Chaos Dungeons, The Cube, etc.
  2. Bosses: Single Target Skills utilized in Guardian Raids and Abyss Dungeons

The Class Engravings can also change the way you choose your skills. Once the effects of your chosen one have been applied to your gear, you may need to change your skills accordingly.

Chaos Dungeon and Cube Build

Check out our detailed guide for the best Sorceress builds for Chaos Dungeons and Cube instances. In this article we break down the best skills to choose for clearing this content with relative ease.

Included in this guide is a skill variation for a fresh level 50 player. There are also 2 more builds for when you have collected more skill points. If you are in need of more skill points for these builds, check out our guide showing you where to get all of the available skill points in Lost Ark.

Sorceress Raid Builds

Check out our detailed guide for the best Sorceress builds for Guardian Raids and Abyss Dungeons. In this article we break down the two playstyles, through the use of either the Igniter and Reflux class engravings. The best skills, tripods, runes, stats, and engravings to use for each of them are explained in detail here.

Included in this guide is a skill variation for a fresh level 50 player. There are also 2 more builds for when you have collected more skill points. If you are in need of more skill points for these builds, check out our guide showing you where to get all of the available skill points in Lost Ark.

Sorceress PvP Guide

In Player versus Player Arenas, Sorceress‘s are largely utilized as a long ranged disruptor, preventing enemy positioning and offensively protecting allies from being locked out. Their damage is not the greatest, especially the Awakening skills vs other classes. A good Sorceress will enable their team to deal damage while staying back and interrupting the enemies plays. They have quite a few Super Armor abilities, however, their mobility is lower than other classes.

Tip: Only use the Identity Skill: Blink to make sure you can avoid being caught by a melee class and locked out by long combos.

Sorceress PvP Skills Build

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

Useful Alternative:

  • Swap Squall for Ice Shower (lvl 10) (Tripods 1-3-1) for a different close ranged defensive skill.

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

IconSkill NameSkill LevelTripodsNotes
Esoteric Reaction103
1
1
High Damage, Knock down
Punishing Strike101
1
1
High Damage
Tripod 2: Inevitable Fate – no longer channeled skill
Inferno102
1
2
Long Range Knockup
Frost’s Call101
2
1
Long Range Poke
Reverse Gravity72
1
Long Range Poke
Lightning Funnel71
1
Long Range Poke
Seraphic Hall102
2
2
Close Range Defense
Squall101
3
2
Close Range Defense

PvP Stats

  • 1000 Swiftness
  • 249 Domination
  • 1 Crit

Here’s Youtuber Pum showcasing some quality PVP gameplay displaying a lot of the techniques and strategies listed above.

Best Sorceress Engravings

Igniter Build

Primary

Firstly, acquire Igniter Lv. 3; this is the most important one. Precision Dagger is next. Then Fast Speed for faster casting animations.

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
IgniterLv. 1: Entering Arcane Torrent Decreases remaining cooldowns by 50%. Crit Rate increased by 10% and Crit Damage increased by 20%
Lv. 2: …Crit Rate increased by 17% and Crit Damage increased by 35%
Lv. 3: …Crit Rate increased by 25% and Crit Damage increased by 50%
Guardian Raid
Abyss Dungeon
Precision Dagger*Lv. 1: Crit Rate +4%, but Crit Damage -25%
Lv. 2: Crit Rate +10%…
Lv. 3: Crit Rate +20%…
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
Fast Speed*Lv. 1: Reduce the casting time of of Channeled and Spell skills by 5%, and increases their damage by 4%
Lv. 2: … 10% … 10%
Lv. 3: … 20% … 20%
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
*may not be available at launch

Secondary

Master of Strikes is another option for extra damage with no negative effects. Grudge and Cursed Doll are also pure damage improvements but come with fairly large negative effects.

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
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
iconCursed DollLv. 1: Atk. Power +3%. Healing -25%, natural recovery excluded.
Lv. 2: …+8%. …
Lv. 3: …+16%. …
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
Master of Strikes*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%. ..
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
*may not be available at launch

Reflux Build

Primary

Firstly, focus on getting Reflux Lv. 3, this is the most important for this build. Then Precision Dagger Lv. 3. Finally, attaining at least Grudge Lv. 2, as the negative effects are too punishing with little damage output at Lv. 1. In tier 1, you can choose from the list of Optional engravings instead of Grudge.

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
RefluxLv. 1: Disables use of Arcane Rupture. Increases damage of all skills by 8% and reduces cooldowns by 3%.
Lv. 2: …12% and reduces cooldowns by 6%.
Lv. 3: …16% and reduces cooldowns by 10%.
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
Precision Dagger*Lv. 1: Crit Rate +4%, but Crit Damage -25%
Lv. 2: Crit Rate +10%…
Lv. 3: Crit Rate +20%…
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
*may not be available at launch

Secondary

Master of Strikes is a great option for extra damage with no negative effects. Keen Blunt Weapon and Cursed Doll are also pure damage improvements but come with fairly large negative effects.

IconEngravingDescriptionSource
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
iconCursed DollLv. 1: Atk. Power +3%. Healing -25%, natural recovery excluded.
Lv. 2: …+8%. …
Lv. 3: …+16%. …
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
Master of Strikes*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%. …
Chaos Dungeons
Cube
*may not be available at launch

Gear Sets

Below is a list of all the gear sets and their bonuses that available to Tier 1 Sorceress’s. 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)
Total
7
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