Weak Point Detection
The Sorceress is one of the two mage classes available in Lost Ark right now for NA/EU. She specializes in dealing ranged magic damage with the elements of fire, lightning and ice. This is a great starting class for new players as she deals high damage at all stages of progression, can comfortably do solo content on hard and fits well in most group compositions.
If you like to drop giant meteors, shoot big fireballs, pierce your enemies with a hail of ice and strike them with thunder and lightning then this class is for you.
She can feel especially strong early into the leveling phases with her extensive AoE kit within your first hours of gameplay.
During the leveling process, focus on simply equipping the highest Item Level gear while prioritizing Crit and Specialization Combat Stats to increase your damage and clear speed and make your Identity Ability
If you are comfortable it is also highly advisable to do all instances on Hard mode when this selection is available to increase your chances of slight little power bumps to make the leveling experience even smoother.
Skill Leveling Progression
- Level 14: Upgrade
Seraphic Hailto (Level 7) Seraphic Hail, Quick Prep Seraphic Hail, Additional Explosion. This is your lowest cooldown skill for clearing out mobs.
- Level 18: Upgrade
Punishing Striketo (Level 7) Punishing Strike, Wide-Angle Attack Punishing Strike, Electric Discharge. Big damage skill to help with mobs and bosses.
- Level 24: Upgrade
Punishing Striketo (Level 10) Punishing Strike, Magick Amplificationto do more damage especially during Arcane Rupture.
- Level 28: Upgrade
Frost's Callto (Level 7) Frost's Call, Enlightenment Frost's Call, Unstable Rule. This AoE skill helps build Identity gauge.
- Level 32: Upgrade
Explosionto (Level 7) Explosion, Law of the Jungle Explosion, Weak Point Detection. For clearing mobs and boss damage. Use as a filler to kill mobs if nothing else is available.
- Level 38: Upgrade
Explosionto (Level 10) Explosion, Magick Amplificationto do more damage especially during Arcane Rupture.
- Level 42: Upgrade
Elegian's Touchto (Level 7) Elegian's Touch, Quick Prep Elegian's Touch, Swift Footwork. For movement speed while leveling.
- Level 48: Upgrade
Frost's Call(Level 10) Frost's Call, Enhanced Strikemaxed out for more damage.
Instead of using
At whichever point you have 4 points to spare upgrade
Follow the Main Story Quest (MSQ) to Vern city until Beatrice notifies you to visit her in Trixion. Complete the questline she gives you to receive your first Awakening Ability
Extra skill points during leveling may be invested into any low cooldown skills for faster clear speed. Make sure to reallocate those points into the main Skills as you follow the guide above.
- The Sorceress has acces to a wide array of great AoE abilities. Due to higher cooldowns on some you want to drag enemies into groups to kill them all at once. Any choice of ability combo depending on melee or ranged can be used to achieve this.
Punishing Strikeand Explosionhave long cast times and no Push Immunity, so position yourself where you won't be interrupted before casting. Using Arcane Rupturehelps by halving cast times of all abilities, the activation of Arcane Rupturealso gives Push Immunity. Elegian's Touchis purely used for movement speed. Deactivate it before fights as it drains your mana too much.
- For boss fights start with
Blazefor the debuff, then Arcane Ruptureinto Explosioninto Punishing Strike, if you do not have your meter available build up your Identity gauge with the other abilities first.
After reaching Level 50, the following guides will help you through the end game content and activities:
- Mount up as much as possible as the Sorceress has no mobility skills to help her traverse maps faster.
Arcane Ruptureregularly when your Identity Gauge is at 30% or higher to increase casting and clearing speeds. Saving up your gauge barely gives any benefit during the leveling process. Punishing Strikeand Explosionare your main boss-killing abilities. For an easier time landing them, use Arcane Rupturebeforehand to halve their cast times.