Best Lost Ark Sorceress Build For PvP and PvE

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If you’re looking for the best Lost Ark Sorceress build, you’re in the right place. The Sorceress is a powerful magician and a big step up from the basic Mage class, though what you see is what you get. Unlike other classes, such as the Gunslinger and Bard, the Sorceress is purely DPS focused. She has no support options, though when you’re freezing and melting enemies, you don’t really need them.

This Lost Ark guide includes the best Sorceress skills for PvE, PvP, and Raids, including which skill buffs work best and what each skill does. The Sorceress has a magic meter that, when full, lets her unleash Rupture skills that boost her DPS even further. We've opted for the Igniter Class Engraving to make the most of Arcane Rupture.

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Best Lost Ark Sorceress Build For PvE

Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Blaze4Damage Amplification, Flame ExplosionDeals fire damage in a rectangular area, may paralyze enemies
Frost's Call10Enlightenment, Unstable Rule, Enhanced StrikeContinuous ice damage at the selected location
Seraphic Hail10Enlightenment, Additional Explosion, Weak Point DetectionWater damage in broad AoE, launches enemies and deals extra damage on launch
Punishing Strike10Wide-Angled Attack, Electric Discharge, Magical AmplificationHeavy lightning damage at selected location
Esoteric Reaction7Quick Prep, Enhanced StrikeCreates a magic crystal that grows, explodes, and deals heavy damage
Explosion10Law of the Jungle, Weak Point Detection, Magick AmplificationCreates a massive fireball that deals fire damage and launches enemies
Elegian's Touch7MP Recovery, Swift FootworkDamage taken reduces MP instead of HP; effect ceases when MP is depleted

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The Leveling build is a fairly standard DPS build that outfits your Sorceress with a few powerful spells in each elemental class. The usual squishy mage trope applies to the Sorceress, so the ranged skills and those built around targeting specific locations are a solid way to keep her safe in more frantic battles. You’ll also have an easier time against most bosses, including Rovlen, who rely on close-up attacks.

Best Lost Ark Sorceress Build For PvP

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Skill Point Priority Level Runes Effect
Lightning Vortex7Paralyze, Wide Angle AttackGenerates a 12-meter lightning vortex
Frost's Call10Chill, Unstable Rule, Enhanced StrikeContinuous ice damage at the selected location
Squall10Agile Cast, Lightning Whirlwind, Wiping WindCreates a whirlwind that deals heavy damage and pushes foes back
Seraphic Hail10Quick Prep, Evolved Hail, Red HailWater damage in broad AoE, launches enemies and deals extra damage on launch
Inferno10Rift Acceleration, Flame Area, Firepower SupplementGenerates a flame pillar at a selected location that launches foes
Punishing Strike10Mind Enhancement, Unavoidable Fate, Magick AmplificationHeavy lightning damage at selected location
Reverse Gravity7Wide Angle Attack, Lava AreaCreates a rift circle
Esoteric Reaction10Stabilized Crystal, Enhanced Strike, Quick Prep Creates a magic crystal that grows, explodes, and deals heavy damage and launches foes, dealing additional damage

The Sorceress’ PvP build is a powerful one designed that swaps the Leveling build’s single-hit spells for multi-hit attacks that interrupt enemy movement as well. We opted for Runes that add extra elemental powers and damage to skills such as Reverse Gravity to hit your foes even harder. Launch effects, Squall, and Lightning Vortex keep foes at bay while you work your magic, and that magic is even more devastating thanks to your Class Engraving.

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What Are Best Sorceress Raid Skills?

Skill Level Priority Level Runes Effect
Blaze7Damage Amplification, Charge FlameDeals fire damage in a rectangular area, may paralyze enemies
Frost's Call10Enlightenment, Unstable Rule, Enhanced StrikeContinuous ice damage at the selected location
Inferno7Rift Acceleration, Charge FlameCreates a pillar of flame at the selected location
Punishing Strike10Mind Enhancement, Electric Discharge, Magic AmplificationHeavy lightning damage at selected location
Esoteric Reaction10Quick Prep, Enhanced Strike, Stabilized CrystalCreates a magic crystal that grows, explodes, and deals heavy damage
Rime Arrow10Enlightenment, Piercing Strike, Ice PickFlings multiple ice arrows at the target location
Explosion10Ignite, Weak Point Enhancement, Magic AmplificationCreates a massive fireball that deals fire damage and launches enemies
Doomsday10Mind Enhancement, Asteroid, Magic AmplificationSummons a massive meteor, deals heavy damage, and knocks foes back

The Sorceress’ Raid build is designed to crush bosses and other powerful foes before they can interrupt continued spellcasting. Or, failing that, it at least keeps them far enough away for you to cast without fear of fatal attack. This build goes all out on the Igniter Class Engraving, using it to deal explosive amounts of damage, so use your arcane meter wisely and cast your strongest spells after activating the skill. One thing to watch out for is, as always, vulnerability during cast times, though good spatial planning should help alleviate any issues.

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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.