Lost Ark Wardancer Build - Best PVE and PVP Skills


Hoping to breeze through leveling a Martial Artist? We've pieced together a Lost Ark Wardancer build sets to hopefully help with that. These swift attackers are one of three female options the class gets right at the start, and it's the one you want to go for if single-target DPS is your endgame goal.

Each of Lost Ark Wardancer build sets are tailored toward a different aspect of the game; PVE, PVP, and raid content once you hit max level. A PVE build will help you level up, clear dungeons, and fight waves of enemies, whereas a PVP build will help you punch other players in the face. For raid situations, there's a tighter focus on single-target damage to end Lost Ark boss battles fast.

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

Skill Point Priority
Level Range (Approximate)
Runes
Purpose
Lightning Kick
12
Movement, Kick, Flash
Great early damage
Moon Flash Kick
20
Flash, Light-Foot, Fancy Foot
Great damage and decent mobility
Sleeping Ascent Celebration
20
Spiral Kick
Similar to Moon Flash Kick, only great for area damage
Wind's Whisper
25
Oath, Prep, Superwind
Raw damage
Lightning Kick
30
Movement, Kick, Flash
Even more mobility and damage
Swift Wind Kick
35
Lightning
Great area damage with high crit rate
Sweeping Kick
38
Weak Point, Light, Excellence
Really high burst hit
Moon Flash Kick
45
Flash, Light-Foot, Fancy Foot
Great damage and decent mobility
Call of the Wind God
48
Lightning Storm, Growth Attack
Great area damage and control

This Lost Ark Wardancer build focuses on finding a balance between area damage and single-target power. The Wardancer is inherently designed for single-target damage later down the line, but it has plenty of ways for dealing with large mob packs early on - including its popular two-bubble tornado skill.

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With this one, you'll easily strike that balance between big crits and reliable, far-reaching attacks. Some skills even have decent mobility options spliced in with runes, which should make it easier to get out of sticky situations. Don't be afraid to use them to avoid incoming damage.

The right Lost Ark Wardancer build can aid in PVP, PVE, and group content.
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Lost Ark Wardancer Build - What Are the Best PVP Skills?

1v1 Skills
1v1 Runes
3v3 Skills
3v3 Runes
Sky Shattering Blow
Mobility
Sky Shattering Blow
Swift
Lightning Kick
Movement, Kick, Lightning
Lightning Kick
Movement, Kick, Lightning
Moon Flash Kick
Shock, Mobility, Kick
Moon Flash Kick
Shock, Mobility, Kick
Sleeping Ascent Celebration
Wide, Prep, Sweep
Sleeping Ascent Celebration
Wide, Prep, Sweep
Swift Wind Kick
Water, Swift, Spin
Wind's Whisper
Prot, Courage, Superwind
Sweeping Kick
Weak Point, Light, Excellence
Phoenix Advent
Wide, Attack, Nimble
Energy Combustion
Energy Combustion
Energy Combustion
Armour, Reduction, Whisper
Lightning Strike
Wide-Angle, Fierce Lightning
Call of the Wind God
Storm, Revolution, Storms
AWAKENING SKILL
Flash Rage Blow
AWAKENING SKILL
Fist of Dominance

The Lost Ark Wardancer build popularized in PVP doesn't change much whether it's in 1v1 duels or 3v3 team skirmishes. A lot the early skill picks and runes focus on adding mobility and range to the Wardancer's kit. It can seem odd seeing talk of area damage on some skills, but the idea is simply to make it harder for the opponent to dodge an attack outright.

It's only as your level increases that your options change depending on the PVP mode you prefer to dive into. The 3v3 part of the Lost Ark Wardancer build focuses on area damage and crowd-control will things like the Raging Storms rune on Call of the Wind God, for example.

Either way, with relatively lacking defenses and high burst potential, the idea with the Lost Ark Wardancer build set remains the same - Punch, move, wait, and punch again.

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

Skill
Runes
Special Rune
Sky Shattering Blow
Mobility, Attack
Bleed
Lightning Kick
Movement, Kick, Flash
Recharge
Flash Heat Fang
Fist, Weak Point, Rush
Judgement
Moon Flash Kick
Shock, Single Hit, Kick
Galewind
Wind's Whisper
Oath, Prep, Attack
Focus
Roar of Courage
Control, Ruler, Wave
Focus
Sweeping Kick
Weak Point, Light, Excellence
Galewind
Energy Combustion
Armour, Battle, Whisper
Conviction

Once you're ready to hop into raid content, the above Lost Ark Wardancer build should represent what most group leaders will be looking for. It'll be a bit of a grind getting your special runes all set up, but the final result should be a Lost Ark Wardancer build with a surprising amount of survivability tacked onto its absurdly high critical hit damage.

The most interested part about this raid built is how First Intention is used to kill off the Elemental Meter. So long as you can manage ample uptime against the boss, skills that don't use the meter (like Energy Combustion) should be able to pull out insane amounts of damage.

And that's it for the Lost Ark Wardancer build for now. Expect more of these as the game matures and the Lost Ark error 10027 queues ease up. Until those extra severs show up, read into how Lost Ark Strongholds and Lost Ark codes can help you get ahead of the game. Need more gear before then? Out Lost Ark boss guide can help you get some easy loot.

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