Lost Ark tier list: Best characters and classes for PvE & PvP

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In Lost Ark there are many Advanced Classes for players to experiment with that all have unique strengths and weaknesses in combat. You’ll need to consider both PvE and PvP modes when you’re selecting a class so it can be quite an overwhelming decision. Our Lost Ark class tier list can help you decide the best-suited character for your preferred mode in the game.

There are plenty of combat options to experiment with in Lost Ark thanks to the various classes players can use. From the powerful Destroyer to the playful Bard, your choice of class will dictate a big part of your Lost Ark experience.

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There are two key paths available in the game, you can either take on fearsome enemies such as Moake and Achates in PvE, or battle fellow players in the PvP Proving Grounds.

Here’s our Lost Ark tier list for every Advanced Class in the game.

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Best Lost Ark classes: PvE

Given that the vast majority of Lost Ark’s activities are PvE based, you may be looking to optimize your demon slaying with the best Advanced Class.

We’d like to highlight, though, that given the whole story is PvE and you’re stuck with whatever class you choose, you’re best picking a character that synergizes with your own individual playstyle. After all, there’s nothing worse than having to grind on a class you hate.

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Up in the S-tier are two Warrior classes: Berserker, and Gunlancer. They’re accompanied once more by the Bard, and the Destroyer. The Paladin class has moved to the top in the most recent meta, thanks to its support skillset.

For PvE-focused players, these are the best characters for you:

Tier Classes
S Bard, Berserker, Destroyer, Gunlancer
A Arcanist, Artillerist, Deathblade, Glavier, Gunslinger, Paladin, Reaper, Sorceress, Striker, Wardancer
B  Scrapper, Shadowhunter, Soulfist
C Deadeye, Machinist, Sharpshooter

Best Lost Ark classes: PvP

When it comes to PvP, many may be a little baffled to see the Paladin and Bard at the top of the table. This supportive duo is essential to every 3v3 composition, skyrocketing them up the tier list, but they also perform incredibly well in 1v1 brawls due to the balance between their offensive and healing abilities.

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Standing alongside them is the Deathblade, whose fast-paced combat and Assassin-style damage leave her foes in ribbons as she struts into the sunset without a scratch.

These are the best Lost Ark classes for PvP-oriented players:

Tier Classes
S Bard, Deathblade, Paladin
A Arcanist, Berserker, Deadeye, Destroyer, Glavier, Gunlancer, Gunslinger, Machinist Wardancer, Shadowhunter, Sorceress
B Artillerist, Sharpshooter, Reaper, Striker
C Scrapper, Soulfist

So that’s our Lost Ark tier list for both PvP and PvE; but have you mastered all of Arkesia’s different heroes and heroines yet? If not, we’ve got you covered with our class guides:

ArcanistArtillerist | DeadeyeGunslinger | Sharpshooter | Bard | Sorceress | Deathblade | Shadowhunter |Berserker | Paladin | Gunlancer | Glavier | ReaperScrapper | Soulfist | Striker | Wardancer | Machinist