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

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Lost Ark is an exciting ARPG that has multiple classes for players to try in both the PvE and PvP modes. Each class has unique benefits in combat and it’s important to choose the right class for both game modes. Our Lost Ark tier list has a full rundown of the best class options for each situation you’ll find yourself in during the game.

There’s a class to fit every play style in Lost Ark, from the powerful Destroyer to the playful Bard, and your class will ultimately dictate a big part of your experience in the game.

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Players can either take on enemies like the dangerous Moake in the game’s PvE mode or they can take on other players in battle in the PvP Proving Grounds. When selecting your class you’ll need to take both of these modes into account.

So without further ado, here’s our Lost Ark tier list which will give you a full rundown of what classes are best for both PvE and PvP.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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