Shadowhunter Leveling Build

Shadowhunter is a melee class in Lost Ark that relies on generating demonic gauge in order to either unleash powerful blows or to transform into her demon form. The demon form playstyle is extremely interactive and is also the one that brings us insane amounts of dps. Shadowhunter is a decent class for leveling. Bigger investment into AoE skills is highly compensated by mobility and low cooldowns.

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

Demon Vision -> Demonic Clone -> Cruel Cutter


Single
Target

Demon Vision -> Cruel Cutter -> Demonic Clone -> Spinning Dive -> Rising Claw -> Slasher


Movement

Demonic Slash

AoE

Demon Vision -> Demonic Clone -> Cruel Cutter


Single
Target

Demon Vision -> Cruel Cutter -> Demonic Clone ->  Thrust Impact-> Spinning Dive -> Rising Claw


Movement

Demonic Slash

AoE

Demon Vision ->  Cruel Cutter ->   Grind Chain -> Demon's Grip -> Demonic Clone


Single
Target

Demon Vision -> Cruel Cutter -> Demon's Grip -> Grind Chain->  Demonic Clone


Movement

Demonic Slash

AoE

Demonic Clone -> Demon Vision -> Cruel Cutter -> Piercing Thorn -> Grind Chain -> Demon's Grip


Single
Target

Demonic Clone -> Cruel Cutter -> Demon Vision -> Piercing Thorn ->  Demon's Grip -> Grind Chain


Movement

Demonic Slash

AoE

Demonic Clone -> Demon Vision -> Cruel Cutter -> Piercing Thorn -> Grind Chain -> Demon's Grip


Single
Target

Demon Vision -> Demonic Clone -> Cruel Cutter -> Piercing Thorn ->  Demon's Grip -> Grind Chain


Movement

Demonic Slash

AoE

Demonic Clone -> Demon Vision -> Cruel Cutter ->  Grind Chain -> Piercing Thorn


Single
Target

Demon Vision -> Demonic Clone -> Cruel Cutter -> Demolition -> Grind Chain -> Piercing Thorn


Movement

Demonic Slash, Sharpened Cut

AoE

Howl -> Demonic Clone -> Demon Vision -> Cruel Cutter ->  Piercing Thorn


Single
Target

Demon Vision -> Demonic Clone -> Cruel Cutter -> Howl ->  Piercing Thorn


Movement

Demonic Slash, Sharpened Cut

AoE

Howl -> Demonic Clone -> Demon Vision ->  Thrust Impact-> Cruel Cutter


Single
Target

Demon Vision -> Demonic Clone -> Thrust Impact-> Cruel Cutter -> Howl


Movement

Demonic Slash, Sharpened Cut

Leveling Skills Overview

Demonic Slash – Movement skill, can also be used as a rotation filler on tougher monsters while other skills are on cooldown. Applies Weak Point Lv.1.

Cruel Cutter – Great skill for both single target and AoE.

Demonic Clone – Great skill for both single target and AoE.

Thrust Impact – Great skill for both single target and AoE.

Sharpened Cut – Movement skill with great single target potential.

Demon’s Grip – Decent damaging skill, in most cases a rotation filler while other skills are on cooldown.

Howl – Great skill for both single target and AoE. Applies Weak Point Lv.1.

Decimate – Great skill for both single target and AoE with major downside of zero Shadowburst Meter generation.

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.