Here we update the Best Lost Ark Tier List in 2023 by ranking all 21 classes for both PvE and PvE in the game now.
Lost Ark Class Tier List - Most Popular Class Ranking 2023 for PvE/PvP/DPS
Lost Ark, in general, has a bunch of fun classes to play and we have a very unique variety to choose from, but the big question is which classes can actually perform the best and do the highest damage and much more. So we've done a bunch of testing and here's the best Lost Ark class tier list that you've been waiting for.
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1 - Bard (S Tier)
Bard is the support class, you can use Shields attack Buffs and heals to her allies which makes her very useful in raids and dungeons. The Bard is immobile and not an easy class as you must know the correct timing and placement of your supporting skills. But overall the Bard is the Healer type of class that if you come from any other MMORPG then this is the closest thing to a Healer that the game has to offer. This is an amazing support class that focuses on support and not damage.
2 - Paladin (S Tier)
Paladin is the support class has yellow and blue skills, yellow skills will activate your support abilities and blue skills are meant for damage. As you are support class, you are wanted in any type of endgame content then as well the Paladin has the best damage boosting support in the game. But this class is not the easiest to pick up since you have to be very quick with the supporting skills and you have to be capable of placing them at the correct area.
3 - Scrapper (S Tier)
Scrapper has two ways to play this class, the first build has low high damage skills and it's called the shock build, or then the second one is more mobile with consistent DPS type but a bit lower damage and it's called taiyutsu, both play Styles deal around the same damage in a long run. So overall this is a easy class to pick up, the different Mana bars might feel weird at the start but it won't be too difficult to get used to.
4 - Sorceress (S Tier)
Sorceress is a typical Mage class that focuses on casting spells in PVE, she has two builds where you can have good sustained DPS and Mobility, or you have a huge amount of burst but very little Mobility. This class has very short Dutch kills, the main issue is that if you get focused you don't have that many tools to deal with the enemy and the hardest part about the Sorceress is decision making for both PVP and PVE. Due to the lack of mobility, you have to position yourself carefully, but if you get used to it then you will be able to do a super high DPS.
5 - Striker (S Tier)
Striker is a fast-paced brawler class, he deals quick hits and does pretty high DPS, this class is very similar to the war dancer but he is just a bit slower. Overall this is a great class with a nice attack speed buff for the whole team and he has a very fun gameplay style that will deal consistent damage in PvP and PVE.
6 - Gunlancer (A Tier)
Gunlancer is the tankiest class that the game has to offer this class makes the PVE content far easier, you can face the boss head-on making it easy for your teammates to hit the enemy from behind. Do keep in mind that this class also does good damage, it's very safe and easy class to pick up and play. So overall if you are a solo PVE player or if you're looking for the closest thing to a tank build in Lost Ark then this is the class for you.
7 - Wardancer (A Tier)
Wardancer is a fast-paced fighter class in PVE, she deals quick hits and does pretty nice DPS for your playstyle, you have to charge orbs to deal your highest damage numbers, most people use no orb engraving for easier play style but it's up to you. Overall this class is hard to master but easy to pick up, in general the Wardancer is a great class with nice attack speed buff for the whole team and much more.
8 - Artillerist (A Tier)
Artillerist is a slow Gunner class he has insane damage and can even summon a bunch of turrets that will boost your DPS even more. This class is tanky yet very sluggish, so many people won't find him as fun or easy to get into. We don't recommend playing this class for a new player, but if you are experienced and don't mind the slow gameplay, then there's the class for you.
9 - Shadowhunter (A Tier)
Shadowhunter is a demon-based class in PVE, she plays more like a fighter rather than an assassin, has really good range on skills and damage. There are two ways to play this class, the first build focuses on the demonic form where you get a bunch of vulnerabilities to use but then you get a bit less damage, or then the second build disables the demon form and you purely use your human form skills for the highest damage possible. Overall this is a fairly easy class to pick up and learning the playstyle of the Shadowhunter is super fun you will be able to do a bunch of damage.
10 - Gunslinger (A Tier)
Gunslinger is one of the hardest classes to learn for PVP and PVE, this class is similar if we did that Deadeye but still, very different Gunslinger mainly uses his rifle to do damage. He's easier to play than Deadeye and can rage full damage potential very fast, he has a lot of utility and Mobility that makes this class very strong, and if you play it right then you will do a really good amount of damage.
11 - Deathblade (A Tier)
Deathblade is a rogue slash assassin type of class, she has great damage, good debuffs, and overall performs very good. In general, Deadblade is very mobile class fairly easy to pick up and play, and most importantly with the right build you will be able to do super high damage.
12 - Summoner (A Tier)
Summoner is a class that deals with summons, she still uses some skills that do a lot of damage as well, she is a very nice class to learn in raids because you are always dealing damage in PvP. This class is annoying to deal against and a strong backup for any theme composition. She is very immobile and easy class to pick up and do very well for any beginner or veteran player.
13 - Reaper (B Tier)
Reaper is a true assassin class if you enjoy a rogue type of class then this is the one for you, she has a lot of stealth teleports and poison based attacks. Reaper as well has two different play styles, one is the burst mode with the moon engraving, or then the second one is the sustained DPS that uses the thirst engraving, difference is little between these builds but overall we would recommend the moon setup. This class has very good DPS in PvP, she also feels very good and fun class to play with, and then lastly most skills will move you so she is a super mobile class and probably one of the fastest classes in the game.
14 - Destroyer
Destroyer is a very slow but very hard hitting class, he has a lot of shielding from his skills and he can do crazy amount of damage. In general destroyers are very good fun and not hard class to pick up and learn, usually you won't be playing as the disrupter engaging role because you have a lot of knock down super armor skills which makes you really good at sticking to your enemies and much more.
15 - Berserker (B Tier)
Berserker is a bit slow class that deals massive amounts of damage, generally this class is regarded as one of the top performing classes for solo and group content, his identity skill is a burst mode that gives him boost in power and a special skill to use. So overall this class is very easy to pick up and learn in PVE, if you're using one of the two builds then you will be able to do crazy amount of AOE damage.
16 - Soulfist (B Tier)
Soulfist identity is very unusual, she has three Paces that you can put it in each base makes her stronger and stronger, if you run out of Mana then you have to regenerate to fall before you can cast again. Overall this class has the strongest Awakening skill in the game and it is really good class just by the pure damage numbers themselves.
17 - Sharpshooter (B Tier)
Sharpshooter is a bow user type of class, if you just take a look at the raw damage numbers this class does more damage than few other classes in A-tier, but it's only good for Pure damag. Besides anything else, you can't really offer anything to your team, so by counting in the playstyle no Buffs or stagger, so that's why he's in this B-Tier here even after the new changes.
18 - Arcane (C Tier)
Arcanist is the Mage class that uses dark magic cards, she has RNG mechanics in her identity skill which can make your damage fluctuate in certain fights. This is definitely not an easy class to pick up and play, but if you know how to use it to your best advantage then you will be able to do a crazy amount of damage. The Arcanist's main playstyle is to build up stacks and then do big damage with red skills.
19 - Scouter (C Tier)
When you play Machinist aka Scounter, you technically play two characters at the same time. You can use Jones kills while casting in their skills, but you can't cast kills that are Joan and Gunner combined. There are two ways to play this class one is based on transformation Legacy engraving, and the other one is focused on the Drone. This is a very cool class, especially with his identity skill that gives him a very unique and fun playstyle, so if you want to become the Iron Man in Lost Ark then there's the class for you.
20 - Lance Master (C Tier)
Glaivier aka Lance Master is the spear-building class, he's very fast paced has to swap between two different weapons, but he is easier to manage than the Deadeye. The Glavier has to charge three bars and then swap to the other weapon to get a huge damage boost. This is the only class with a real counter skill that is very useful in raids. So overall we really do recommend for every single player to at least try this class out.
21 - Deadeye (D Tier)
Deadeye in PVE is a hard-hitting class that uses three different weapons, the main DPS weapon is the shotgun. This class is strong it can be even top DPS if you manage everything perfectly, the issue with this class is that it's super squishy it's very easy to get killed while using your shotgun skills. Overall this is a very hard class to pick up and get used to, and in the end game it will require low ping to perform to its maximum potential.