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Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Detailed Guide and Skill Build

The Gunslinger subclass belongs to the Gunner class in Lost Ark. Gunners are wielders of high-tech weapons or bow and arrows. They are the sharpshooters within the game and like to keep their distance while dealing insane damage.

Gunslingers have a gun for every occasion and can switch between them quickly at will. They are deadly at all ranges, very mobile, and hard to pin down.

We always encourage players to test a class themselves before they start playing that class. At the end of the day, you wouldn’t want to spend your time with something you don’t have fun. You may also want to check our ultimate beginner guide and tips If you are new to this game.

You can check all classes in Lost Ark here.


Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Overview


Gunslingers wield 3 weapons: the sniper rifle, shotgun, and pistols to deal damage from any distance, either very far from or near their targets. Compared to Deadeyes, Gunslingers have a better set of sniper rifle skills that let them maintain their distance safely.

  • The Gunslinger is an evolution of the Gunner Class
  • Gunslingers‘ attack damage scales with Dexterity
  • Gunslingers are the female counterpart of Deadeyes in that they essentially wield the same three weapons and they have similar weapon swapping mechanics. However, both classes differ in terms of their focus. Gunslingers are adept at using the sniper rifle and shooting enemies from afar.
  • Gunslingers have the ability to deal an amazing amount of sustained damage but they’re also one of the squishiest classes out there.
  • In PvP, you’re able to capitalize on high mobility to evade enemy attacks as well as super armors and great damage combos. In spite of this, you do have to be very careful given how vulnerable the class is. When you’ve mastered the Gunslinger, you become a formidable opponent since you can simply cycle between melee and ranged weapons as needed.
  • If you have great aim and would like to challenge yourself by managing three weapons, then the Gunslinger should be for you.

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Pros & Cons

We will cover how these, as well as the class Engravings, impact the playstyles for the Gunslinger.


  • Feels really fluid to play with a bit of practice
  • Lots of mobility
  • Plenty of damage
  • Compared to Deadeye, the Gunslinger has extra range and more positional play – this means you should get hit less than the close-range gameplay of the DE
  • Less reliance on back attacks than other DPS classes, including Deadeye


  • Quite squishy
  • Difficult to play, you have to master the cooldowns, debuffs, and what’s going on in the fight and rotate as necessary

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Best PvE build

SkillWeaponSkill Level (/10)Rune IIIIII
Quick StepPistols4Life AbsorptionN/AN/A
Spiral TrackerPistols4Exposed VitalN/AN/A
EquilibriumPistols4Exposed VitalN/AN/A
Dexterous ShotPistols4Quick HandsN/AN/A
PeacekeeperPistols4Excellent MobilityN/AN/A
Shotgun Rapid FireShotgun10In a Tight SpotEnhanced ShotSpecial Bullet
Last RequestShotgun4Quick PreparationN/AN/A
Dual BuckshotShotgun10In A Tight SpotEnhanced FireFinal Blow
SharpshooterShotgun10Special BulletIn a Tight SpotSwift Preparation
CatastropheSniper4Quick AimN/AN/A
Perfect ShotSniper7Stable StancePerfect AimN/A
Focused ShotSniper10Quick AimDouble TapFinal Blow
Target DownSniper10Quick aimLarge MagazineSteady Aim

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Best PvP build

Sure, tearing the hordes asunder is one thing, but there’s nothing quite like the sweet taste of victory in the PvP Colosseum. The gunslinger thrives in PvP combat, making her one of the best classes to try and snatch the throne with.

In order to maximize your PvP damage, we recommend:

SkillWeaponSkill Level (/10)Rune IIIIII
Quick StepPistols7Excellent MobilityTenacityN/A
AT02 GrenadePistols7Wide ExplosionFreeze GrenadeN/A
Spiral TrackerPistols4Exposed VitalN/AN/A
Somersault ShotPistols10Magic ControlMaster of EvasionSuper Armor
Death FirePistols10TenacityChain ThrowInfiltrate Decimation
Dexterous ShotPistols7Agile MovementExcellent MobilityN/A
PeacekeeperPistols4Excellent MobilityN/AN/A
Flurry of BulletsPistols4Wide ShotN/AN/A
Last RequestShotgun4Ice ShotN/AN/A
Dual BuckshotShotgun7Approaching DeathTenacityN/A
Precise AimSniper4Quick HandsN/AN/A
CatastropheSniper10TenacityDefenceless TargetCarpet Bombing
Perfect ShotSniper10Stable StancePerfect AimEnhanced Shot
Focused ShotSniper10Quick AimEnhanced BulletQuick Finish

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Identity Skills

Identity skills basically mean a character’s ultimate ability. Some of Lost Ark’s classes have two, while others have one. In this case, the Gunslinger is one of the only Lost Ark classes with three and no identity gauge.

The Gunslinger uses three different weapons to deal damage: the shotgun, the sniper rifle and dual-wielding pistols. Pistols are the generic gameplay experience that offers the most skills, while the shotgun is designed for close-range gameplay, with the sniper for picking off targets at range.

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Engravings

Engravings are a key component of endgame customization in Lost Ark. There are many generic engravings that all classes can use which provide major boosts to your character, though often with considerable downsides. There are also two class Engravings for each class, which create distinct playstyles for endgame content. Your playstyle with the Gunslinger is totally determined by the choice of class Engraving. Here’s a closer look at two of them.

Time To HuntPeacemaker
  • At level 3, increase your Crit Rate for the Handgun and Rifle skills by 30 percent. You are unable to use the Shotgun stance.
  • At level 3, you get 16 percent attack speed in Handgun Stance, 25 percent crit rate in Shotgun Stance, and 10 percent damage boost + 30 percent extra damage boost to enemies with 50 percent or lower HP while in Rifle Stance.

Gunslinger Exclusive Engravings

  • Peacemaker – Bonus attack speed in Handgun Stance, Crit Rate in Shotgun Stance, and Additional Damage to targets under half HP in Rifle Stance.
  • Time to Hunt – Crit Rate bonus for Handgun and Rifle skills. Unable to use Shotgun Stance.
  • Peacemaker – Bonus attack speed in Handgun Stance, Crit Rate in Shotgun Stance, and Additional Damage to targets under half HP in Rifle Stance.
  • Grudge – Damage bonus to Boss or above monsters. Increases incoming damage.
  • Keen Blunt – Bonus Crit Damage but attacks have a chance to deal less damage.
  • Cursed Doll – Attack Power increase, Healing decrease, natural recovery excluded.
  • Preemptive Strikes – When attacking Challenge or lower monsters with full HP, guarantee Crits.
  • Adrenaline – After using skill, Attack Power increases and adds a stack. Crit Rate increases on max stacks.
  • Spirit Absorption – Attack and Move Speed increase.

A majority of top-rated players use the Peacemaker engraving. Also interesting to note, around 12% of top-rated players use Time to Hunt engraving, but all of them couple it with the Peacemaker engraving. Time to Hunt (or Hunting Time) is considered easier to play since it completely removes a stance from the skill rotation. However, it is still a valid playstyle if it’s what you prefer.

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Awakening Skills

Here’s a closer look at the Gunslinger’s two Awakening skills.

  • Eye Of Twilight – Applies a debuff, reducing Move Speed and Attack speed for a short period. Deals damage and inflicts Stagger and Weak. These debuffs disappear once the ability ends.
  • High-Caliber HE Bullet – High stagger AoE attack with a backward leap. Deals significant damage to any enemies caught in the blast.

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Best Gems to Use

Attack GemsCooldown Gems
Focused ShotFocused Shot
Target DownTarget Down
Perfect ShotPerfect Shot (Time to Hunt only)
Bullet Rain / Shotgun Rapid FireBullet Rain / Shotgun Rapid Fire
Dual Buckshot / Meteor StormDual Buckshot / Meteor Storm

Lost Ark: Gunslinger Class Best Cards to Use

You can use these cards for both builds:

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

Lost Ark: How to Build Gunslinger Class (2022) Video

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