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Lost Ark: Striker (Martial Artist) - character class Lost Ark guide, walkthrough

On this page of the guide we have described the class of one of the Lost Ark (version of the game from 2022) Martial Artist game characters - Striker.

Last update: Tuesday, March 22, 2022

This page of the guide covers the features and skills of the Martial Artist, specifically the Striker Advanced Class. This page lists Striker's skills and engravings using terminology and builds relevant in 2022. You'll learn about the two available builds: Esoteric Flurry and Death Blow.

Striker class description

Gender: Male

Combat style: Melee

Specialization: Esoteric Meter - unlocks special skills when charged. The gauge can fill up to three spheres but their exact use when attacking varies depending on your build.

Striker is one of the characters that specialize in melee combat - Lost Ark: Striker (Martial Artist) - character class - Martial Artist - Lost Ark Guide

Striker is one of the characters that specialize in melee combat. This character is quite mobile and has a moderately high attack power. He's average at supporting allies and attacking across a large area. His gameplay is mediocrely difficult, but he's effective and vital.

This class is designed for players who value high mobility and attack complexity - playing as Striker means being able to choose attacks and use combos.

Playing as this class requires you to stay focused, choose correct attacks and position yourself correctly. Esoteric Skills are your sole way of dealing more damage, which means you're heavily reliant on the meter. The Striker is similar to the Wardancer while being slightly more strength-focused.

Esoteric Flurry build

Esoteric Flurry is an engraving improving your use of Esoteric skills. They're elemental attacks, which can come in handy when fighting bosses with vulnerabilities and makes it more likely to inflict status effects when attacking, such as paralysis. This build makes you more versatile at the cost of dealing less damage than the Death Blow build.

Engravings:

  1. Esoteric Flurry - You use only one sphere from your Esoteric Meter [which functions as an Elemental Meter] to use Esoteric attacks. They also get a damage boost up to 18%.
  2. Master of Ambush - Increases the power of Back Attacks (most of the Striker's attacks).

Optional engravings:

  1. Spirit Absorption - more strength and movement speed,
  2. Adrenaline - a stacking damage bonus,
  3. Increase Mass - an advanced engraving for characters with high Swiftness - more strength at the cost of attack speed. You should only get this at higher levels, as the speed penalty remains static.
  4. Grudge / Cursed Doll - both engravings are directed at advanced players who know how to dodge attacks. You'll be taking and dealing more damage.

Combat stats

  1. Crit - 25% points, this Striker build doesn't rely on Crits but you shouldn't get rid of them completely.
  2. Specialization - 25% points, makes the Esoteric Meter fill faster. It doesn't make a significant difference in this build due to how cheap your special skills are.
  3. Swiftness - 50% points (or more, at the cost of Crit), higher movement and attack speed, shorter cooldowns.

Skills, tripods, and runes:

Skill

1st Tripod

2nd Tripod

3rd Tripod

Rune

Triple Fist (4)

Esoteric Extortion

  

Wealth

Sky Shattering Blow (4 )

Excellent Mobility

Blessing of the Wind

Abundant Resources

Wealth

Moon Flash Kick (10)

White Flame Kick

Excellent Mobility

Full Moon Kick

Wealth

Storm Dragon Awakening (4 )

Excellent Mobility

Enhanced Strike

 

Rage

Lightning Whisper (10)

Lightning's Blessing

Quick Prep

Fatal Lightning

Wealth

Tiger Emerges (10 )

Quick Prep

Single Hit

Ascension

Overwhelm

Blast Formation (10 )

Weak Point Detection

Flame Explosion

Great Explosion

Galewind

Lightning Tiger Strike (10 )

Single Hit

Weak Point Detection

Charged Kick

Galewind

Nova Blast (Awakening Skill)

    

The numbers in parentheses are the skill level we suggest you to have at character level 50. means you should develop it further, - means you should prioritize developing it.

Playstyle:

Almost all the attacks in this build are Back Attacks, with the remaining skills making it easier for you to land them. You won't reach even half of the Striker's potential if you aren't playing him right. This build lets you nearly forget about the Esoteric Meter and use storng skills constantly. Its key attacks that make use of the spheres and the meter are: Tiger Emerges, Blast Formation, Lightning Tiger Strike. Other skills are used for dodging and filling the meter.

Death Blow build

Death Blow focuses on single, powerful attacks rather than the balance Esoteric Flurry strives for. Its playstyle involves filling the Esoteric Meter up to full and dealing a powerful Back Strike with a low crit chance. This build is quite difficult to play.

Engravings:

  1. Deathblow - increases special attack damage by 35% but consumes all spheres off the meter (also increases the maximum number of spheres by 1).
  2. Master of Ambush - Increases the power of Back Attacks (most of the Striker's attacks).

Optional engravings:

  1. Spirit Absorption - more strength and movement speed,
  2. Adrenaline - a stacking damage bonus,
  3. Keen Blunt Weapon - to increase crit damage if you get a crit, you should also be using Lightning Whisper at the beginning of nearly every fight to increase your crit rate.
  4. Grudge / Cursed Doll - both engravings are directed at advanced players who know how to dodge attacks. You'll be taking and dealing more damage.

Combat stats

  1. Crit - 30% points, this build focuses on increasing crit rate while not using many attacks.
  2. Specialization - 70% points, makes the Esoteric Meter fill faster and increases damage it provides which synergizes well with the Death Blow engraving.

Skills, tripods, and runes:

Skill

1st Tripod

2nd Tripod

3rd Tripod

Rune

Sky Shattering Blow (4)

Excellent Mobility

Blessing of the Wind

Abundant Resources

Wealth

Triple Fist (4)

Esoteric Extortion

  

Wealth

Moon Flash Kick (10)

White Flame Kick

Excellent Mobility

Full Moon Kick

Wealth

Storm Dragon Awakening (4)

Excellent Mobility

Enhanced Strike

 

Rage

Swift Wind Kick (10)

Lightning Round Kick

Swift Footwork

Furious Spin Axis

Wealth

Lightning Whisper (10)

Lightning's Blessing

Quick Prep

Fatal Lightning

Wealth

Sweeping Kick (10)

Weak Point Detection

Light Of Justice

Pure Excellence

Galewind

Tiger Emerges (10)

Quick Prep

Single Hit

Ascension

Overwhelm

Nova Blast (Awakening Skill)

    

The numbers in parentheses are the skill level we suggest you to have at character level 50. means you should develop it further, - means you should prioritize developing it.

Playstyle:

Your skill set remains nearly identical to the Esoteric Flurry build, but their use in battle differs. You must focus on filling the Esoteric Meter as quickly as possible in order to use Esoteric Skills and the Awakening Skill. Blue skills are the key to doing so.

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