I wanna take these next few months before NA/EU launch to choose which Class I’m going to main in Lost Ark.
I’ll try to explain what I’m looking for:
I’ll mostly gonna play solo or duo. I have 3 or 4 friends, that will probably play eventually… but most of them will drop the game after a while.
Most traditional MMOs that I’ve played before, I rolled DPS Classes. Not such a fan of support classes so far. BUT, I’m willing to try it out. Keeping my mind open.
PVE focus. I’ll probably won’t PVP that much tbh.
‘Simple’ mechanics: meaning I’m not interested in overcomplicated classes that need like 3 extra fingers to make it work (example: from what I looked up, Gunslinger looks like a hard class to learn and master). I’m looking for a smooth learning curve. Just wanna have fun, moderate challenges. It doesn’t need to be the easiest, but definitely not the hardest haha.
As for Ranged or Melee, I don’t have a particular preference. I can have fun playing either type.
Don’t mind playing female or male gender classes
I’ll probably play like 4 hours a day… (idk if that’s relevant)
As for putting money in-game… I’ll just buy one of the cheapest founder’s pack. Not planning on spending much more money later on.
Which classes do you recommend?
Thanks for the help!
EDIT: So far I’m leaning towards Berserker, Shadowhunter and Summoner.
Yea I mean, would be nice to test them all myself… but at the same time, a lot of ppl say that the gameplay from early lvls it’s really different from “endgame” builds, once you farmed high gear, etc…
And I really struggle with “re-rolling” characters, you know… I get kinda frustrated and demotivated.
So my goal is to try to get this right, before launch… try to nail my Main Class. Researching as much as I can and gathering tons of info from veterans that are playing for years in KR/RU. I’m scattering YouTube, reddit, forums, twitch… Everything that I can to help me make my decision. Trying to match what people are telling about the classes and my playstyle.
If you reach lv.26 you can pvp with full skills/tripods/stats. Setting the pvp preset is kinda clunky and you gimp yourself by going into arena to be destroyed by other experienced players though. You can only use the skills when you get inside.
When you reach lv.30, you get a song that teleports you to Trision and there you can freely test all skills/tripods/stats. You can fight normal mobs, bosses, training dummies with damage meters etc as you want. You can even turn cooldowns and resource management off. However, you’d still be missing engravings and runes.
If you wanna do that before release, RU also provides these options. The problem is that you’re likely to feel burned out as it takes like 4 hours to get to lv.30 and the progress is “lost”.
So myself have pretty much mained supports in other games but personal opinion, take it at just that,
Gunlancer - to me felt the best to play solo with as simple combos, use your big hits, cast shields, auto attack while waiting on cooldowns to come back up. Group play does decent damage and can save mistakes with the shields
Paladin - Fun to play, little more comboy and position reliant with some ground targeting needed, group play takes a little more situational awareness to make sure party is in your buff area.
Bard - Felt good not great, didn’t appear to do the damage of the other 2 but also was probably not comboing correctly on it. Group play was more area targeting for assisting the group which I am not the best at so didn’t care for that factor.
Only “DPS” classes I got around to testing more was berserker and soulfist
Berserker - felt good from the get-go, felt like the standard smash your face on the keyboard and stuff dies warrior, which from what I hear it’s one of those high ceiling classes for dps on rotation, but still did good damage face smashing.
Soulfist - Couldn’t find a rhythm for combos but I’m also really bad at classes with varying ranged abilities.
I’m definitely not the person to consult on fast paced classes, so can’t answer on those to a good degree on fun factor, have always leaned toward attrition classes
Based on what you’re looking for and what your friends will probably main, I would say 1. Berserker (flat-out dps class and considered perhaps the easiest and most new-player friendly); 2. Shadowhunter (dps and flat-out outrageous fun and visuals). One of my favorites, albeit with a little more to know when it comes to switching into Demon form. Enjoy.