Lost Ark, an upcoming action RPG from developer Smilegate, is one of the most anticipated games of the year. The game is gorgeous, and the action is intense. If you’re a fan of action RPGs in North America, then you need to check out Lost Ark as soon as it launches. With its gorgeous graphics and fast-paced action combat system, it’s no wonder why gamers are so excited for its release.
We’ll take a closer look at the game and discuss how it differs from other action RPGs on the market. Will it live up to the hype? Let’s get right into it.
What is Lost Ark?
Lost Ark is a revolutionary 3D fantasy MMORPG that combines the best elements of classic MMORPGs with an innovative action combat system. Whether you are looking to set sail on a vast open ocean, explore the world and fight monsters with friends, or just want to experience the thrill of battle in an exciting new way, Lost Ark got you.
Combat in Lost Ark is action-based and extremely fast-paced. Players can use a variety of skills and abilities to defeat enemies on the battlefield. The game features an intuitive control system that allows players to use the mouse and keyboard or gamepad.
This gorgeous-looking game features an art style similar to Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, but it also has its unique visual flair. The character models are beautifully detailed and have a distinct anime-like feel.
The game currently features five character classes:
- Martial Artist
These are not all. There are also many other hidden classes waiting to be discovered by players.
A look at Warrior Class
The warrior class is the most basic and versatile level in Lost Ark. Warriors are masters of close-combat and can deal massive damage to enemies with their powerful attacks. They also have a variety of defensive abilities that allow them to survive in even the most dangerous situations.
Warriors can specialize in one of the three different subclasses:
- The Berserker
- The Gunlancer
- The Paladin
These three subclasses offer a variety of unique abilities and playstyles that make the warrior class one of the most versatile classes in the game.
The Berserker is a reckless and savage fighter who relies on brute strength and fury to destroy his enemies. This heavy-hitting wild man is perfect for players who want to deal a lot of damage in a short amount of time. The ‘beserk mode’ gives the character an even bigger boost in damage output at the cost of defense and attack speed.
- Strong single target damage.
- Able to deal massive burst damage in a short period thanks to its ‘Berserk Mode’.
- Can use a shield to block attacks.
- Weak defenses and low mobility compared to other classes.
As a new player on the berserker, you will want to focus on building up your rage as quickly as possible. You can do this by using skills that deal damage or by taking hits from enemies. The higher your rage, the more powerful your attacks become.
As a berserker gets stronger, he will be able to use his ‘Berserk Mode’ which increases his attack power and defense at the cost of mobility. However, this mode can only last for a short period before it runs out, so players must make good use of it.
The gunlancer is a ranged fighter who uses firearms and artillery to deal damage from a distance. This class is perfect for players who want to stay safe while dealing damage to enemies. The gunlancer’s powerful attacks can take down even the strongest foes without getting too close.
This is, by far, the tankiest class and can take a beating while dealing good damage. With gunlancer, you can easily do major zoning control by using your ultimate skill. It has a very long range and can push enemies back into the corner of the arena.
- Long-range attacks make it easy for players who prefer not to get too close during combat.
- Can take a beating while dealing good damage thanks to its ‘Harsh Blow’ ability.
- Can use a shield to block attacks
- Low mobility and lack of crowd control abilities
- Clunky space bar dash
The gunlancer may seem a little overwhelming for new players on the first try because a player can use many different skills for various effects. However, once players get the hang of it, they will find this class very powerful and fun to play with.
The paladin is a holy warrior who uses light-based attacks to deal damage while healing allies in the process. This class is perfect for players who want to help their team during combat while also dealing a lot of damage. The paladin’s healing abilities can quickly restore allies’ health, making them invaluable in difficult fights.
The Paladin is a great support class with some offensive capabilities. With its ‘Radiant Light’ ability, it can heal allies and deal damage to enemies simultaneously.
- Strong healing abilities make this class invaluable in difficult fights.
- Able to deal damage while also healing allies
- Takes reduced damage from magic attacks
- Low mobility compared with other classes
- Lack of dash attack or teleport
For new players, paladin comes out as a very strong class initially. However, once they get used to playing it, its healing abilities will prove invaluable during difficult fights.
Players who choose the paladin will want to focus on building up their light energy to unleash powerful attacks on their enemies. They can also use their healing abilities to restore the health of allies during combat.
As the western launch is set to happen, more and more players are getting their hands on the game. The thrill and excitement of Lost Ark are real, and the community will only grow from here. With so much content and things to do, it would be a shame if you didn’t at least check out the game. Its fast-paced and exhilarating combat is sure to keep you hooked.