How To Build Your Engravings for Endgame for Lost Ark - (2023)

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Engravings are one of the most crucial min max Endgame activities you can do. Planning your Engravings can be tedious and confusing if you don't know where to start. There are multiple philosophies in building your Engravings. Let's look at different ways you can make your build efficient!

I will first discuss Argos Endgame Engraving Builds and then discuss Legion Raid Endgame Engraving Builds.

To learn more about Engravings, visit our Engraving Guide.

Legion Raid Endgame 5x3 or 5x3 + 1 Engraving

With Legion Raids come Relic Accessories. Relic Accessories can have Engraving pairings of +5/+3. The most common Engraving spread with Legion Raids is the 5x3 setup. Uncommonly, you might encounter the 4x3, 1x2, and 1x1 setup. If you're a class that only really needs a Level 1 Class Engraving, you can choose to find an Engraving is decent at Level 2, like Adrenaline. This is sometimes more hassle than it's worth, so people just go for the Level 3 Class Engraving. For Wardancers with Dominion Fang Set and ~1600 Swiftness, it's possible to go Awakening Level 2.

The 5x3 + 1x1 is the whale Engraving setup. To achieve this setup, you need at least a +9/+7 or +10/+6 Ability Stone. You have less than a 0.1% chance of achieving this result from a Relic Ability Stone. If you are a whale going for this, hopefully you choose the cheapest Relic Ability Stone pairing. Before you scream P2W, this setup offers a marginal damage increase even if you are playing a class that uses a Class Engraving that has high efficiency at Level 1. The 5x3 setup is perfectly fine for the content we will have for the future up to Brelshaza Hard Mode.

5x3 Engraving Spread (75 Nodes)
+12 Equipment Engraving
+9 Equipment Engraving
+40 From Accessories (+8 per Relic Accessory)
+14 Ability Stone (+7/+7 or +9/+5)

5x3 Engraving Spread (75 Nodes)
+12 Equipment Engraving
+12 Equipment Engraving
+40 From Accessories (+8 per Relic Accessory)
+11 Ability Stone (+6/+5)

5x3 + 1 Engraving Spread (80 Nodes)
+12 Equipment Engraving
+12 Equipment Engraving
+40 From Accessories (+8 per Relic Accessory)
+16 Ability Stone (+9/+7 or +10/+6)

Example Build 1 (4x3 + 1x2 + 1x1 | 333321) (Does not account for cheapest pairings)
+12 Grudge Engraving Recipe
+12 Adrenaline Engraving Recipe
+5 Esoteric Skill Enhancement / +3 Adrenaline Burning Will Necklace
+5 Increases Mass / +3 Grudge Burning Will Earrings
+5 Increases Mass / +3 Raid Captain Burning Will Earrings
+5 Awakening / +3 Raid Captain Burning Will Ring
+5 Awakening / +3 Raid Captain Burning Will Ring
+6 Raid Captain / +5 Increases Mass Relic Ability Stone
Example Build 2 (5x3 | 33333) (Does not account for cheapest pairings)
+12 Grudge Engraving Recipe
+12 Esoteric Skill Enhancement Engraving Recipe
+5 Increases Mass / +3 Esoteric Skill Enhancement Burning Will Necklace
+5 Increases Mass / +3 Grudge Burning Will Earrings
+5 Increases Mass / +3 Adrenaline Burning Will Earrings
+5 Ambush Master / +3 Adrenaline Burning Will Ring
+5 Ambush Master / +3 Adrenaline Burning Will Ring
+6 Adrenaline / +5 Ambush Master Relic Ability Stone

Argos Endgame 4x3 or 4x3 + 1x1 Engraving

Within reason, the best possible Engraving setup you can reach with Legendary Accessories, is 4x3 + 1x1. 4x3 means that you have 4 Level 3 Engravings. 1x1 means 1 Level 1 Engraving.

For the additional 1x1 Engraving, you need to purchase 2x20 Legendary Engraving Books or 1x20 Legendary Engraving Books and cut a +9/+6 Ability Stone.

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4x3 Engraving Spread (60 Nodes)
+9 Equipment Engraving
+9 Equipment Engraving
+30 From Legendary Accessories
+12 Ability Stone (+6/+6 or +9/+3)

4x3 + 1x1 Engraving Spread (65 Nodes)
+12 Equipment Engraving
+12 Equipment Engraving
+30 From Legendary Accessories
+12 Ability Stone (+6/+6 or +9/+3)

Philosophy Behind Building Engravings

Equipment Slot Engraving Philosophy

Most people figure out the most expensive Battle Engravings on accessories and slot in +9 for that Engraving on their equipment. This way, you don't have to purchase some insanely expensive accessory to complete your build. Now, whether you choose to also slot in a +9 or +12 Class Engraving on your equipment will be discussed below.

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Class Engraving on Equipment Slot or Accessories

Class Engravings are not guaranteed on Legion Raid Accessories in any form. Therefore, the price of Relic Accessories with +5 Class Engraving become much more expensive than their Legendary Accessories counterparts. Imagine needing 3 of these to hit Level 3 for your Class Engraving. Because of this, players opt for slotting a Class Engraving on their Equipment Engraving Slot. Players also opt to purchase 20 Class Engraving Recipes for their Class Engraving. You will need one Engraving on your Equipment Slot to be +12 regardless to hit 5x3.

If you're going for a 4x3 setup, you might consider going for Class Engravings on Legendary Accessories instead of equipment slot. Accessories from Hard Mode Oreha Abyss Dungeons and Argos Abyss Raid are guaranteed to have Class Engravings. Because of how easy it is to get these types of Accessories, you might find that a Class Engraving + Battle Engraving accessory would be a cheaper pairing than double Battle Engraving accessory. So people like going +3 Class Engraving from each of their 5 accessories to hit their Level 3 Class Engraving.

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Battle Engravings on Ability Stones Philosophy

People like going for an Ability Stone that has a Battle Engraving pairing that is expensive to find on accessories. If the bare minimum you need is +6/+5, you shouldn't fail all too much and will make your accessory search cheaper.

If the situation calls for a +7/+7 cut, I like choosing the cheapest Ability Stone combination that fits my Engraving setup. The reason being so that when I inevitably fail to cut an ideal Ability Stone on the first one I purchase, I can re-attempt without much cost. Of course, they still cost Pheon. It's up to you to figure out which option you prefer.

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Cutting an Ability Stone First or Last

There are two ways people approach an ability stone; some people cut their Ability Stone first and then find the correct accessories to match, or leave their Ability Stone for last.

Cutting Stone First: Let's take a look at a potential scenario. You have 2 +12's on your equipment slot. This is the method used by the most if not everyone. This means you only need a +6/+5 Ability Stone at the minimum. Let's say you cut a stone and you get +6/+6. This means that on one accessory, you have the possibility of only needing a +4/+3 instead of a +5/+3 accessory, saving you gold. Any higher than that, and you can save even more gold. A +7/+7 stone allows you to forgo the secondary engraving on an accessory piece, potentially making your necklace cheaper to buy.

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For 5x3, if you only have 1 Engraving whose Battle Engraving Recipes you purchased for, your life becomes more difficult. You must hit +7/+7 on your Relic Ability Stone. The odds of that happening on a Relic Ability Stone are close to around 5%. Depending on how much Pheons cost and how much Relic Ability Stones cost, it might just be cheaper to purchase 20 Class Engraving Recipe for a 2nd Engraving. This way, you only need a +6/+5 Ability Stone for a 5x3 build.


You can flip points 3 and 4.

  1. Choose expensive Class Engraving or Battle Engravingto put on Equipment Slot.
  2. Select cheapest Ability Stone Engraving pairing (more expensive Accessories) or Select Expensive Ability Stone Engraving pairing (cheaper Accessories). Choose to either cut stone first or save until last.
  3. Buy Accessories to fill out remaining Engraving nodes and make sure not to accumulate more than 3 Malus Engravings.
  4. Buy the Ability Stone with the 4th Malus Engraving and cut it.


Written by Yaen
Reviewed by Starlast


How do you grind engravings in Lost Ark? ›

The primary method of getting Engraving Books is as a reward for Quests (also a great method of farming Silver). These can be Story Quests, Side Quests, Roster Quests, or even World Quests, and players likely received a large chunk of them when they leveled their first character from 1 to 50.

How many engravings end game Lost Ark? ›

There are 15 points in total for a sum of three separate levels. There are multiple ways to unlock points for your Engravings - such as through your accessories (earrings, necklace, rings) and through ability stones.

What engravings Should I Get Lost Ark? ›

Here's a look at the best Engravings in Lost Ark.
  • 2 Ambush Master.
  • 3 Barricade. ...
  • 4 Awakening. ...
  • 5 Adrenaline. ...
  • 6 Raid Captain. ...
  • 7 Keen Blunt Weapon. ...
  • 8 Cursed Doll. ...
  • 9 Grudge. ...
Nov 27, 2022

Can you equip 3 engravings Lost Ark? ›

Once they're unlocked, up to two Engravings can be directly equipped to your character, although more can be added using accessories and Ability Stones.

How do you get 4x3 engraving in Lost Ark? ›

4x3 can be done with just legendary acc and not relics. With Legendary you need 3/3 everything with a 6/6 stone. 6/6 stones using the relic stones are pretty easy to get. Relic acc can augment it and make it easier to get.

How many engravings can be active? ›

Engravings are considered one of the endgame sources of power for your Lost Ark characters. Each class gets two class-specific special engravings and there are also 43 combat engravings that can be used by any class.

What is the fastest way to get honing materials in Lost Ark? ›

Other Ways to Obtain Honing Materials
  1. Chaos Dungeons (Daily)
  2. Guardian Raids (Daily)
  3. Chaos Gates (Daily)
  4. Field Bosses (Daily)
  5. Abyssal Dungeons (Weekly)
  6. Abyss Raids (Weekly)
  7. Una's Tasks (Daily, Weekly)
  8. Mari's Shop (Every 6 hours)
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Can you get all 7 arks in Lost Ark? ›

All arks aren't in the game yet either, so you'll be level 50 and doing end-game content before you find all 7 and complete the quest. You need to wait for future updates to get them all.

How many nodes does legendary engraving give? ›

What is this? Rare Items will have just a single point, Epic will have two Engravings with a max of +1 Node, Legendary will have two with a max of +2 Nodes and a Malus, Relics will have two with a max of +3 and a Malus which also goes to three at max.

Can you finish Lost Ark? ›

You'll hit level 50 long before the game's main story comes to a stop, but that doesn't mean you should give up on completing the main quest (designated by the blue globe icon).

What is the best class Lost Ark? ›

Here's our Lost Ark tier list for every Advanced Class in the game.
Best Lost Ark classes: PvP.
SBard, Deathblade, Paladin
AArcanist, Berserker, Deadeye, Destroyer, Glavier, Gunlancer, Gunslinger, Machinist Wardancer, Shadowhunter, Sorceress
BArtillerist, Sharpshooter, Reaper, Striker
CScrapper, Soulfist
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When should you focus on engravings Lost Ark? ›

For “end game beginners” who just got into level 50 in Lost Ark, you should try to focus on your Class Engravings first. Or try to find one damage buffing Engraving that has good synergy with your Class; for example, Super Charge for Gunlancer and Desperate Salvation for Bard.

Are stats more important than engravings Lost Ark? ›

Stats come first. If an item doesn't have the stat you want, it's garbage for your build. You check the stat first, then the engravings. Obviously, you use the highest grade item even if it has the wrong stats until you find or buy something with the right stats at that grade.

Should I use Engraving recipes Lost Ark? ›

Engraving Recipe Pouches will give you random recipes, while Engraving Recipe Selection Pouches are much more valuable, as they let you choose what they will contain and are best saved for when you've decided on your build in Lost Ark.

Can you redo engravings Lost Ark? ›

After unlocking it, you have to activate/use on your character (in your character profile are 2 engraving slots; left side of your character image; below the armor pieces). If you equipped the wrong engraving, you can just unequip it.

What is the oldest engraving? ›

Researchers have discovered a shell engraved with a geometric pattern at a H. erectus site known as Trinil, on the Indonesian island of Java, that dates to between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. The find is at least 300,000 years older than the oldest previously known engravings, which come from South Africa.

Why is engraving difficult? ›

The engraver must control the speed, depth, and pressure of their hand simultaneously -- all while moving the work around with the other hand. Even with years of experience, it can take many hours to complete all of these steps to arrive at a finished piece.

How deep should engraving be? ›

A good rule of thumb is that the line width of the engraving should be equal to or greater than the depth of the engraving. You cannot engrave a 0.003-inch-wide character 0.010 inch deep and maintain a flat floor finish, but you can engrave a 0.003-inch-wide character 0.003 inch deep.

Which Gunslinger class engraving is better? ›

The following engravings are particularly good when it comes to Gunslinger builds: Grudge increases damage by up to 20% when fighting Boss level or higher monsters, while reducing incoming damage from them by the same amount. Whichever class bonus you choose, Grudge is the top choice for any PvE Gunslinger build.

How do you upgrade engravings? ›

Engravings are enhancements to your armour and weapons in-game. They can be improved by completing that engraving's challenges but only to the fifth level. To get to the tenth level (the maximum), you'll need to improve them here, at Hephaistos' Workshop.

What level can you equip engravings? ›

While they are first introduced around level 27-30, Engravings won't typically become part of your loadout until after level 50.

How far should I hone my gear Lost Ark? ›

Through the use of these materials, you can upgrade your gear to a maximum Honing Level of +20 – 25, which raises their item level by 20 each time for a total of 400 – 500 average gear score after fully upgrading. The Item Level increase is reduced to +5 per upgrade in Tier 3.

How do you get Tier 3 legendary gear in Lost Ark? ›

First, Head to Punika and finish the Punika Story Quest. This will of course unlock your Tier 3 Chaos Dungeons. Next, You will start off this tier by farming out your first (blue) Tier 3 armor set in the Punika Tier 3 Chaos Dungeons.

What is gear honing? ›

Gear honing is a hard gear finishing process that was originally developed and patented by National Broach & Machine Co. The process can be effectively applied to hardened, external and internal spur or helical gears up to 180-in.

How long does it take to get to 50 Lost Ark? ›

Casual players can reach level 50 in Lost Ark in around 25 hours. A handful of players dedicated their entire time to leveling up their character. This saw them reach level 50 in around 15 hours and a few cases in as little as 10 hours.

What is maximum LVL in Lost Ark? ›

To reach level 60, the maximum level in Lost Ark, you're looking at hundreds of hours of gameplay. End-game content starts at level 50, but you can level all the way up to 60 to get more skill points.

How long to finish Lost Ark main story? ›

HOW LONG IS Lost Ark end game? Skip the team play, and you'll be able to finish the main story in about 10-13~ hours.

How do you unlock engravings on AFK? ›

Eternal Engravings is a feature available in the "Hero Details” interface of AFK Arena. It can be unlocked after completing chapter 21 of the Campaign. Players can illuminate corresponding glyphs to increase specific heroes' attributes and strengthen their abilities.

Which engraving is best for Soulfist? ›

The desired engravings are as follows (in order): Grudge. Robust Spirit. Keen Blunt Weapon.

Do legendary engravings apply to both weapons? ›

Each legendary weapon automatically comes equipped with a specific Legendary Engraving. Once you've unlocked that weapon, you also unlock that perk to put on other weapons. Since each legendary weapon has an additional slot, you can actually have two Legendary Engravings on each weapon.

Is Lost Ark endgame hard? ›

Lost Ark's character mechanics and combat unfold at a steady pace — the grind to level 50 teaches the basics — but the endgame is the true challenge. It can be a bit grindy at times, but it never stops feeling rewarding, especially since the combat-focused content feels more involved than most games of its ilk.

What to do if you hit 50 in Lost Ark? ›

Things To Do After Hitting Level 50 Cap in Lost Ark

Continue working on the World Tasks if you have completed all of the quests in the Main Story up to Finding the Arks and unlocked sailing.

How to level from 50 to 60 Lost Ark? ›

Completing the main story quests along the way will award you enough experience to reach level 52. From here you will be able to unlock the training camp at your stronghold that you will use to level up alts 50-60.

What is the easiest solo class in Lost Ark? ›

Berserker (Warrior)

This means that overall they're simple to play and succeed with, making Berserkers particularly good for beginners or casual players.

What is the easiest class to play in Lost Ark? ›

Generally speaking, melee classes and tanks will be easier for those getting used to the mechanics. For this reason, any of the warrior class options - such as the Berserker, Gunlancer or Paladin - are good first choices for beginners.

Who is the best character in Lost Ark? ›

Lost Ark classes tier list
  • S Tier: Bard, Deadeye, Deathblade, Gunslinger, Paladin.
  • A Tier: Berserker, Glaivier, Gunlancer, Shadowhunter, Sorceress.
  • B Tier: Artillerist, Destroyer, Striker, Sharpshooter, Wardancer.
  • C Tier: Scrapper, Soulfist.
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What is the best engraving bonus Lost Ark? ›

Barricade is the best Engraving in Lost Ark. It allows players to do additional damage to shielded enemies. The opposition often has shields that need taken down, so this is a great way to deplete those before dealing real damage to them. At level 1 of Barricade, players will deal 3% more damage to shielded foes.

How long does it take to clear Yorn Lost Ark? ›

Well, on average it's a bit longer than something like Punika, coming in at around 2 to 2 and a half hours total. The upper range of this includes the side quests as well, of which there aren't a whole ton of compared to some other regions in the game.

Is grudge engraving Good Lost Ark? ›

Ah, Grudge. One of the best, if not the best damage engraving in Lost Ark, and also the most controversial. Depending on which content creator', writer, or person you follow or listen to, you'll probably hear different opinions. It is one of the best engravings for damage and is greatly heralded in the KR version.

Does main character matter Lost Ark? ›

Your first character in Lost Ark doesn't have to be the only one you'll be sticking with throughout the whole game, but it's certainly important. Unlike other games, characters can serve a distinct role.

Do titles matter in Lost Ark? ›

Titles are a game element in Lost Ark. Titles often are rewarded when completing Achievements in the game. Titles can be added to the player character's name and come in various rarities. Sometimes, the acquiring of a title also gives the players virtue points.

What does 5x3 mean in Lost Ark? ›

Ex: 5x3 means the character has 5 level 3 engravings equipped.

Are engravings roster wide Lost Ark? ›

Your knowledge of engravings is roster-wide, by the way. Any other characters you make on the same server will have access to the same engravings as your main once they hit level 50.

What do at 1370 Lost Ark? ›

Below you can find all of the places you can get above item level 1370. Oreha's Well Hard Mode – Can drop weapons and armor, including Oreha's Empyrean which can be used for gear crafting at the Craft Abyss Equipment. Argos Raid – Usually has your BiS items and you can craft a whole set by using your Argos Blood.

How long does LVL 50 take in Lost Ark? ›

The current world record for level 50 in Lost Ark is around the 10-hour mark. However, for a brand-new player, you're more likely to hit level 50 within the 15-20 hour mark, which is still relatively fast for an MMO. This might take longer if you want to complete all the quests along the way.

When should you hit 50 in Lost Ark? ›

Casual players can reach level 50 in Lost Ark in around 25 hours. A handful of players dedicated their entire time to leveling up their character. This saw them reach level 50 in around 15 hours and a few cases in as little as 10 hours.

Can you equip more than 2 engravings Lost Ark? ›

Basically, you have multiple slots in your character that will increase your engravings notes. The first two engravings can be equipped in the “Gear” menu. You can also equip the same engraving twice to double the accessed nodes.

Are engravings passive Lost Ark? ›

The Engraving System in Lost Ark enables the use of powerful passives called Engravings. These passives can drastically alter the playstyle and power of your character. These are shared between your roster or rather, the characters on a single server.

Do Bosses scale Lost Ark? ›

Yes, you can solo all Guardian Raids in Lost Ark. The HP of the Guardian boss scales to the number of players in the raid.


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