Bard and Paladin find themselves atop the tier list yet again by virtue of their incredible support options that simply can’t be replaced in team battles (Paladins are also quite capable in one-on-one scenarios). Meanwhile, Deathblades (the class pretty much made for PvP) rightfully find themselves near the top of this list due to their ridiculous combination of CC, anti-CC, stealth, and low-cooldown abilities.
Lost Ark: What is the Best Class in the Game?
Putting aside our prior warning that there are quite a few good classes in Lost Ark (and all of them are viable), the lists above should give you a pretty good idea of where each class stands so far as the overall rankings go.
Simply put, Bard and Paladin are kind of in a tier of their own due to their viability in both PvE and PvP scenarios. Some players are just not going to enjoy playing the support role (especially in the case of Bard’s playstyle), but it’s hard to overlook what they bring to the game. Gunlancers are also prized for their unique playstyle, but you do need to be willing to commit to that tank life in order to learn to love them.
Sorceress and Gunslinger are two very interesting ranged DPS options that should appeal to players who want to keep their distance and really put the work into a class that is viable in PvE and PvP scenarios. If you’re looking for melee options that do very well in both modes, Wardancers and Soulfists are probably your best options. Shadowhunters are also solid (or better), in both, while Artillerists, Deadeyes, Strikers, and Sharpshooters are also fairly consistent (in ways good and bad) in both PvE and PvP scenarios.
Berserkers and Deathblades are particularly interesting since they excel in one mode (PvE and PvP, respectfully) and are noticeably worse in the other. If you’re going to pick one, it’s best to use the “boost” you get at level 50 on an alt character that will thrive in the mode your primary class is weak in.
Scrappers are really the only class oddity at the moment. I’ve seen good Scrapper players do incredible things with the class, but you really have to love their playstyle in order to get past how much time you’re going to need to put into mastering them.