Lost Ark Deadeye Build - Best PvP and PvE Skills


If you’re looking for the best Lost Ark Deadeye build, you’re in the right place! The Deadeye is essentially a male Gunslinger, though with a few key differences, namely in the DPS potential afforded by their Enhanced Weapon Class Engraving. We’ve opted for a build focused on Enhanced Weapon to boost the Deadeye’s critical hit rate and retain use of the handgun. Handgun skills are ideal for most situations and afford both single-target and AoE options.

This Lost Ark Deadeye build guide covers the best skillsets for leveling, PvP, and Raids, including which tripods to focus on and what each skill does.

If you’re still getting to grips with Lost Ark, check out our recommendations for the best starting classes. The Powerpass and Knowledge Transfer systems means you won’t be stuck in one class if you want to change things up, so check out our other build guides as well, including Bard and Paladin, and how to level up your gear.

Lost Ark Deadeye Build - What Are the Best Deadeye Leveling Skills?

Skill Point Priority
Level
Runes
Effect
Spiral Tracker
1
N/A
Continuous ranged damage
AT02 Grenade
1
N/A
Slide, then fire
Somersault Shot
4
Agile Movement
Move forward 10 meters, then fire
Equilibrium
10
Weakness Exposure, Enemy Raid, Vital Point Shot
Fires handgun and hits across a broad range
Death Fire
10
Keen Strike, Flare Bomb, Infinite Decimation
Continuous heavy damage, throws grenade if you strike the Perfect Zone
Dextrous Shot
4
Agile Movement
Glide and unleash four consecutive shots. Can be used twice
Cruel Tracker
1
N/A
Fires the handgun 7 times, then follows with 1 powerful shot
Enforce Exeucution
4
Light Footwork
Dashes forward, performs a kick, and fires the handgun 8 times
Shotgun Dominator
10
Full Range, Enhanced Fire, Master of CQC
Two powerful blasts that deal 2x damage to nearby foes
Hour of Judgment
1
N/A
Fires 3 bullets in a wide cone
Shotgun Rapid Fire
10
Full Range, Enhanced Shot, Special Bullet
Three-blast shotgun strike that pushes foes back
Sign of Apocalypse
10
Full Range, Enhanced Shot, Aftermath of Calamity
Two-blast shotgun strike
Spiral Flame
11
N/A
Strong shot that launches foes and sets the nearby area on fire
Perfect Shot
1
N/A
Fires one high-powered round
Catastrophe
1
N/A
Throws a powerful explosive at the enemy
Triple Explosion
1
N/A
Fires one explosive bullet. Can be used three times consecutively

Like the Gunslinger’s leveling build, your goal for the Deadeye is creating a balanced skillset that lets you deal primarily with close- and mid-range foes. Movement skills such as Somersault let you flee from danger while still dealing damage. AT02 Grenade and Death Fire are solid for crowd control, but most of your heavy damage comes from the shotgun skills. These blasts have a wide AoE range, and most of the skills we included fire at least twice.

Because you're getting closer to enemies for the shotgun skills, you'll want to quickly swap to handgun stance and dash away to stay safe.

Lost Ark Deadeye Build - What Are the Best Deadeye PvP Skills?

Skill Point Priority
Level
Runes
Effect
Spiral Tracker
4
Weakness Exposure
Continuous ranged damage
AT02 Grenade
7
Freeze Grenade, Ranged Throw
Slide, then fire
Somersault Shot
10
Master of Movement, Evasion, Sniper Armor
Move forward 10 meters, then fire
Equilibrium
4
High Speed Shot
Fires handgun and hits across a broad range
Death Fire
10
Chain Throw, Tenacity, Infinite Decimation
Continuous heavy damage, throws grenade if you strike the Perfect Zone
Dextrous Shot
7
Agile Movement, Excellent Mobility
Glide and unleash four consecutive shots. Can be used twice
Quick Shot
4
Repulse
Fire twice. Can be used twice
Enforce Exeucution
7
Vital Point, Tenacity
Dashes forward, performs a kick, and fires the handgun 8 times
Shotgun Dominator
1
N/A
Two powerful blasts that deal 2x damage to nearby foes
Hour of Judgment
1
N/A
Fires 3 bullets in a wide cone
Shotgun Rapid Fire
4
Combo Rapid Fire
Three-blast shotgun strike that pushes foes back
Last Request
10
Execution, Quick Prep, Volley
Fires an explosive bullet that launches foes
Spiral Flame
4
Quick Aim
Strong shot that launches foes and sets the nearby area on fire
Perfect Shot
7
Stable Stance, Perfect Aim
Fires one high-powered round
Catastrophe
10
Tenacity, Defenseless Target, Carpet Bombing
Throws a powerful explosive at the enemy
Aimed Shot
10
Quick Aim, Stun Effect, High Speed Shot
Fires one explosive bullet. Can be used three times consecutively

The Deadeye's PvP build forgoes the shotgun in favor of utility with the handgun and more power from the rifle. It's designed with the assumption you'll stay at mid- and long-distance, though the broad areas of effect with these skills means you're not really losing out on much by overlooking the shotgun. Make sure to switch between stances frequently to boost your critical hit chances.

Lost Ark Deadeye Build - What Are the Best Deadeye Raid Skills?

Skill Point Priority
Level
Runes
Effect
Spiral Tracker
4
Weakness Exposure
Continuous ranged damage
AT02 Grenade
4
Weakness Exposure
Slide, then fire
Somersault Shot
4
Ignore Collision
Move forward 10 meters, then fire
Equilibrium
4
High Speed Shot
Fires handgun and hits across a broad range
Cruel Tracker
12
Rapid Fire Enhancement, Swift Fingers, Explosive Bullet
Fires the pistol 6 times, then a 7th time at higher damage
Dextrous Shot
7
Agile Movement, Excellent Mobility
Glide and unleash four consecutive shots. Can be used twice
Quick Shot
12
Swift Fingers, Initiate Shot, Final Light
Fire twice. Can be used twice
Enforce Exeucution
7
Light Footwork, Tenacity
Dashes forward, performs a kick, and fires the handgun 8 times
Shotgun Dominator
12
Close Shot, Weak Point Detection, The Ruler
Two powerful blasts that deal 2x damage to nearby foes
Sign of Apocalypse
12
Close Shot, Enhanced Shot, Approached Apocalypse
Fires 3 bullets in a wide cone
Shotgun Rapid Fire
12
Close Shot, Enhanced Shot, Special Bullet
Three-blast shotgun strike that pushes foes back
Last Request
12
Execution, Quick Prep, Volley
Fires an explosive bullet that launches foes
Spiral Flame
1
N/A
Strong shot that launches foes and sets the nearby area on fire
Perfect Shot
1
N/A
Fires one high-powered round
Catastrophe
1
N/A
Throws a powerful explosive at the enemy
Aimed Shot
1
N/A
Fires one explosive bullet. Can be used three times consecutively

The Raid build maximizes the Deadeye’s critical hit potential and makes the most of Enhanced Weapon. For this build, you’re focused mostly on shotgun skills and a few powerful pistol attacks. It’s designed to shred bosses quickly so you can power through Raids, get your rewards, and push your gear levels ever higher, though it does mean you’ll be in the thick of the fighting more often.


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