Gunlancer Leveling Build

The Gunlancer is often referred to as the tank of Lost Ark, not because it holds aggro of the target at all times but because it is extremely tanky and can stand in massive damage with without really disengaging. When other DPS classes have to disengage, Gunlancer laughs and keeps his uptime because he barely ever runs out of shieldgauge. In early levels Gunlancer stands out for decent clearspeed and AoE.

Leveling in Lost Ark

Leveling to 50 in Lost Ark isn’t very difficult. Main reason for having a leveling build is time efficiency and smooth gameplay. Keep in mind that adding and removing skill points is totally free and can be done at pretty much any moment. If you want to have fun and experiment feel free to do so. You can come back to our recommended build at any time! To find general tips about quick leveling visit our featured guide: efficient leveling.

Leveling Build

In the build planner below you will find sets of skills that should be leveled up at a given character level. If the next planner stage does not have skill from the previous stage it means that it should be delevelled and its points used for another skill. 

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Leveling Rotations

In the section below you will find the skill rotation for each level bracket. 

AoE

Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Sharp Gunlance ->  Leap Attacks


Single
Target

Sharp Gunlance -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Leap Attacks -> Dash Upper Fire -> Fire Bullet -> Rising Gunlance ->  Bash

AoE

Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Sharp Gunlance -> Hook Chain -> Dash Upper Fire ->  Leap Attacks


Single
Target

Bash -> Dash Upper Fire -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Leap Attacks -> Sharp Gunlance -> Fire Bullet -> Rising Gunlance

Movement

Leap Attacks

AoE

  Shout of Hatred -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Sharp Gunlance -> Hook Chain ->  Charged Stinger 


Single
Target

Bash -> Dash Upper Fire -> Charged Stinger ->  Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Leap Attacks ->  Fire Bullet -> Sharp Gunlance

Movement

Leap Attacks

AoE

  Shout of Hatred -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Hook Chain ->  Charged Stinger 


Single
Target

Bash -> Dash Upper Fire -> Charged Stinger ->  Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Leap Attacks ->   Shout of Hatred -> Sharp Gunlance

Movement

Leap Attacks

AoE

  Shout of Hatred -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Hook Chain ->  Charged Stinger 

Single Target

Bash -> Dash Upper Fire -> Charged Stinger ->  Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Leap Attacks ->   Shout of Hatred -> Sharp Gunlance

Movement

Leap Attacks

AoE

  Shout of Hatred -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Hook Chain ->  Charged Stinger 

Single Target

  Shout of Hatred -> Bash -> Dash Upper Fire -> Charged Stinger ->  Guardian's Thunderbolt

Movement

Leap Attacks

AoE

  Shout of Hatred -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Hook Chain -> Charged Stinger -> Gunlance Shot

Single Target

  Shout of Hatred -> Bash ->  Charged Stinger ->  Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Gunlance Shot

Movement

Leap Attacks

AoE

  Shout of Hatred -> Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Gunlance Shot -> Hook Chain -> Charged Stinger 

Single Target

  Shout of Hatred -> Bash ->  Charged Stinger ->  Guardian's Thunderbolt -> Gunlance Shot

Movement

Leap Attacks

Leveling Skills

Sharp Gunlance – Great skill with short cooldown, used both for single target and AoE. Can be also  used to group up monster packs

 Fire Bullet – Moderate damage skill with a short cooldown. Great rotation filler while other skills are on cooldown

 Leap Attacks – Movement skill, can also be used as a rotation filler on tougher monsters while other skills are on cooldown

 Guardian’s Thunderbolt – Great skill for both single target and AoE

 Shield Shock – Moderate damage but applies debuff on foes. Very useful on tougher monsters.

 Charged Stinger – Great skill for single target but due to its charge-up mechanics much less useful for AoE. Applies Weak Point Lv. 1

  Shout of Hatred – Great skill for both single target and AoE

  Surge Cannon – Great skill for both single target and AoE. AppliesWeak Point Lv. 1 and high Stagger.

Leveling Gear

During the leveling process you shouldn’t be too focused on getting best in slot gear for each level or stats. It is recommended to always pick the highest gear score items that are available for you. Primary stats on your gear during leveling are: Crit, Specialization and Swiftness.

  • Crit – Increases critical strike chance by certain %. 
  • Specialization – Bonuses from this speciality differs for each class, but generally it increases effects(damage, cooldown, recovery etc.) of your special and awakening skills .
  • Swiftness – Increases attack, movement and cooldown recovery speed.