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Lost Ark Striker PvE Guide: Stats, Skills, And Builds

Everything you need to know about playing Striker in Lost Ark PvE.

Welcome to our Lost Ark Striker guide! Here you can find everything you need to know about playing the class in Lost Ark PvE content. 

Striker is a Martial Artist advanced class and it is the male version of the Wardancer. This means the two classes are similar and it has been mostly added for visuals, however, there are some slight differences. Overall, it excels at being fast, both in terms of quick attacks as well as a high level of mobility. The class is a perfect pick for anyone looking for a fast paced playstyle, with lots of weaving in and out to get damage in.

Striker Leveling Guide

Leveling in Lost Ark is more of a tutorial for the class than anything else and you will have a fairly smooth experience doing just about anything. However, with that being said, there are a few things you can do to optimize your leveling experience. 

To maximize damage while leveling, you should focus all your skill points on the following skills

  • Swift Wind Kick
  • Tiger Emerges
  • Sweeping Kick
  • Violent Tiger
  • Call of the Wind God

While these are the recommended skills, you can level up with just about anything. The most important thing for Striker is that you pick one good AoE and one good single target skill, which will allow you to take down all forms of enemies quickly. 

Striker is a fast paced melee Martial Artist.

Best Striker PvE Engravings and Stat Priority

Striker is split into two builds based on its class specific engravings, Death Blow and Esoteric Flurry. These builds significantly change the playstyle of the class, changing how it interacts with its class specific resource.

In Striker’s case, this means changing how Elemental Orbs work, with Death Blow increasing the number of orbs and the damage done when they are consumed. Meanwhile, Esoteric Flurry makes it so only one orb is consumed per skill use.

Both builds are viable and we’ll cover a selection of builds for both below. 

Death Blow stat priority: Spec and Crit (at a 70/30 ratio)

Esoteric Flurry stat priority: Swiftness, Spec, and Crit (at a 30/10/60 ratio)

Best Death Blow Engravings

  1. Grudge
  2. Death Blow
  3. Master of Ambush
  4. Cursed Doll
  5. Keen Blunt Weapon
  6. Spirit Absorption

Best Esoteric Flurry Engravings

  1. Grudge
  2. Esoteric Flurry
  3. Master of Ambush
  4. Cursed Doll
  5. Keen Blunt Weapon
  6. Raid Captain
The Striker focuses on quick attacks and mobility.

Striker Chaos Dungeon, Cube & Raid Tripods and Skill Builds

Striker is a class that features a very good all-round set of skills. This means that you can generally use the same build for dungeons, the cube, and raids without too much worry. There is a good mix of both AoE, single target damage, and buffs to go around. 

The class is also quite flexible when it comes to skills so you can switch some things out based on your preferred playstyle. However, we’ve just put together two solid builds which you can use for all content. Remember to use Explosive Heat Awakening as your Awakening skill.

For new players, to read these builds simply look at which skills are colored and pick the upgrades based on the small images below the names. Then, add runes for further upgrades.

Death Blow Tier 1 & 2 Build

lost ark striker best deathblow pve build

Death Blow Tier 3 Build

lost ark striker deathblow best build 414 points t3

Esoteric Flurry Build

lost ark striker best esoteric flurry pve build

Esoteric Flurry Tier 3 Build

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Best Striker Gems

Attack GemsCooldown Gems
Esoteric Skill: Tiger EmergesEsoteric Skill: Tiger Emerges
Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger StrikeEsoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike
Sweeping Kick / Esoteric Skill: Blast FormationSweeping Kick / Esoteric Skill: Blast Formation
Lightning Whisper
Storm Dragon Awakening
Sky Shattering Blow
Moon Flash Kick
Violent Tiger

Best Striker Card Sets

For both builds, you should go with:

  • We’ll Meet Again and Forest of Giants
  • OR
  • Lostwind Cliff

Best Striker PvE Combos

In Lost Ark, skills combo together to create a powerful chain of moves that is much more effective than using each move individually.  As such, there will be a huge damage difference between players who know how to get the most out of their class, and those who don’t. 

That being said, most fights are very dynamic, so you won’t always be able to complete your full combo, as surviving should be the key focus. Still, here’s how a core combo looks for both Striker builds: 

Death Blow Striker Combo

  1. Storm Dragon Awakening
  2. Violent Tiger
  3. Moon Flash Kick
  4. Lightning Whisper
  5. Lightning Tiger Strike
  6. Sweeping Kick
  7. Tiger Emerges

Esoteric Flurry Striker Combo

  1. Storm Dragon Awakening x3
  2. Violent Tiger
  3. Lightning Whisper
  4. Tiger Emerges
  5. Lightning Tiger Strike
  6. Moon Flash Kick
  7. Sky Shattering Blow
  8. Blast Formation

Thank you for checking out our Lost Ark Striker PvE Guide! Now you should be ready to get the most out of your class and progress through the endgame in Lost Ark. We’ll keep this page constantly updated, should any changes happen.