Lost Ark Deadeye Build - Best PvP and PvE Skills

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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.

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

Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Spiral Tracker1N/AContinuous ranged damage
AT02 Grenade1N/ASlide, then fire
Somersault Shot4Agile MovementMove forward 10 meters, then fire
Equilibrium10Weakness Exposure, Enemy Raid, Vital Point ShotFires handgun and hits across a broad range
Death Fire10Keen Strike, Flare Bomb, Infinite DecimationContinuous heavy damage, throws grenade if you strike the Perfect Zone
Dextrous Shot4Agile MovementGlide and unleash four consecutive shots. Can be used twice
Cruel Tracker1N/AFires the handgun 7 times, then follows with 1 powerful shot
Enforce Exeucution4Light FootworkDashes forward, performs a kick, and fires the handgun 8 times
Shotgun Dominator10Full Range, Enhanced Fire, Master of CQCTwo powerful blasts that deal 2x damage to nearby foes
Hour of Judgment1N/AFires 3 bullets in a wide cone
Shotgun Rapid Fire10Full Range, Enhanced Shot, Special BulletThree-blast shotgun strike that pushes foes back
Sign of Apocalypse10Full Range, Enhanced Shot, Aftermath of CalamityTwo-blast shotgun strike
Spiral Flame11N/AStrong shot that launches foes and sets the nearby area on fire
Perfect Shot1N/AFires one high-powered round
Catastrophe1N/AThrows a powerful explosive at the enemy
Triple Explosion1N/AFires one explosive bullet. Can be used three times consecutively

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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.

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

Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Spiral Tracker4Weakness ExposureContinuous ranged damage
AT02 Grenade7Freeze Grenade, Ranged ThrowSlide, then fire
Somersault Shot10Master of Movement, Evasion, Sniper ArmorMove forward 10 meters, then fire
Equilibrium4High Speed ShotFires handgun and hits across a broad range
Death Fire10Chain Throw, Tenacity, Infinite DecimationContinuous heavy damage, throws grenade if you strike the Perfect Zone
Dextrous Shot7Agile Movement, Excellent MobilityGlide and unleash four consecutive shots. Can be used twice
Quick Shot4RepulseFire twice. Can be used twice
Enforce Exeucution7Vital Point, TenacityDashes forward, performs a kick, and fires the handgun 8 times
Shotgun Dominator1N/ATwo powerful blasts that deal 2x damage to nearby foes
Hour of Judgment1N/AFires 3 bullets in a wide cone
Shotgun Rapid Fire4Combo Rapid FireThree-blast shotgun strike that pushes foes back
Last Request10Execution, Quick Prep, VolleyFires an explosive bullet that launches foes
Spiral Flame4Quick AimStrong shot that launches foes and sets the nearby area on fire
Perfect Shot7Stable Stance, Perfect AimFires one high-powered round
Catastrophe10Tenacity, Defenseless Target, Carpet BombingThrows a powerful explosive at the enemy
Aimed Shot10Quick Aim, Stun Effect, High Speed ShotFires 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?

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Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Spiral Tracker4Weakness ExposureContinuous ranged damage
AT02 Grenade4Weakness ExposureSlide, then fire
Somersault Shot4Ignore CollisionMove forward 10 meters, then fire
Equilibrium4High Speed ShotFires handgun and hits across a broad range
Cruel Tracker12Rapid Fire Enhancement, Swift Fingers, Explosive BulletFires the pistol 6 times, then a 7th time at higher damage
Dextrous Shot7Agile Movement, Excellent MobilityGlide and unleash four consecutive shots. Can be used twice
Quick Shot12Swift Fingers, Initiate Shot, Final LightFire twice. Can be used twice
Enforce Exeucution7Light Footwork, TenacityDashes forward, performs a kick, and fires the handgun 8 times
Shotgun Dominator12Close Shot, Weak Point Detection, The RulerTwo powerful blasts that deal 2x damage to nearby foes
Sign of Apocalypse12Close Shot, Enhanced Shot, Approached ApocalypseFires 3 bullets in a wide cone
Shotgun Rapid Fire12Close Shot, Enhanced Shot, Special BulletThree-blast shotgun strike that pushes foes back
Last Request12Execution, Quick Prep, VolleyFires an explosive bullet that launches foes
Spiral Flame1N/AStrong shot that launches foes and sets the nearby area on fire
Perfect Shot1N/AFires one high-powered round
Catastrophe1N/AThrows a powerful explosive at the enemy
Aimed Shot1N/AFires 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.