Barrage Enhancement Artillerist Gearing Guide for Lost Ark

Last updated on Dec 29, 2022 at 12:00 by Lavender 1 comment

Locked and loaded, Artillerist comes armed to the teeth with all types of explosive. Armed with a heavy launcher, Artillerist also comes with turrets, land mines, and is capable of calling down lasers from space to annihilate the enemy. Artillerist comes with two different playstyles, Firepower and Barrage.


Barrage Enhancement: Accessories, Card Sets, Engravings and Gearsets

Barrage Icon Barrage Enhancement has two different routes you can take, but both options will prioritize Specialization. The Specialization / Crit build may be too slow for some people, but it does provide a larger DPS boost over the other option, Specialization / Swiftness. Test both in Trixion and see which you prefer before settling on a build.


Card Sets

Card sets for Artillerist is very straight forward. If you have access to it, Light of Salvation Icon Light of Salvation is the set to equip for Legion raids affected by Light-type damage. For any other content, or if Light of Salvation Icon Light of Salvation is unavailable, Lostwind Cliff Icon Lostwind Cliff is optimal for the increased Crit rate. If you're new to the game, feel free to equip any card set you have access to that increases survivability, such as Field Boss II Icon Field Boss II.



A few Engravings from the list are optional, build for preference since it doesn't change playstyle.

Engraving Priority Description
Barrage Icon Barrage Enhancement High This is a must take. Boosts your damage while in Barrage Mode, while also removing the cooling effect debuff entirely, so you don't need to wait to start gaining resources again.
Grudge Icon Grudge High A staple in damage builds. Every DPS class in this game takes it, including Artillerist. Downside is negated by both Energy Field Icon Energy Field and the passive tankiness from Firepower Enhancement Icon Firepower Enhancement.
Keen Blunt Weapon Icon Keen Blunt Weapon High Our class Engraving provides the Crit levels required to make KBW work. Combine this with Adrenaline Icon Adrenaline to ensure you get the most out of it.
Adrenaline Icon Adrenaline High Combine this with Keen Blunt Weapon Icon Keen Blunt Weapon to ensure mandatory Crit levels are reached. Extremely easy to keep at maximum stacks due to Enhanced Shell Icon Enhanced Shell's low cooldown. Can be kept at level 1 depending on your build, and if you're running 5x3+1.
Hit Master Icon Hit Master Optional Artillerist has no positionals, so this affects everything we do.
All-Out Attack Icon All-Out Attack Optional This affects Flamethrower Icon Flamethrower, Gravity Explosion Icon Gravity Explosion, Barrage: Focus Fire Icon Barrage: Focus Fire, and Barrage: Energy Cannon Icon Barrage: Energy Cannon.
Cursed Doll Icon Cursed Doll Low This Engraving can be opted for instead of Hit Master Icon Hit Master or All-Out Attack Icon All-Out Attack, but why would you? Similar DPS increase, but with a downside.


Starting in Legendary gear, you'll want the Preordained Diligence set from Argos to give you additional Critical Rate. At this point in the game, you can mostly ignore the set from Valtan normal mode and immediately start transitioning into a Relic set. There's two options, depending on which substats you've decided to prioritize. This Engraving doesn't have the mana issues that Firepower Enhancement Icon Firepower Enhancement has, so it's not a consideration to make.

  1. Salvation: Resolves the builds lack of Attack Speed.
  2. Hallucination: Resolves the builds lack of Crit Rate.

Accesories and Stat Distribution

Barrage Icon Barrage Enhancement ideally wants Crit as the main priority on stats. Feel free to run Swiftness to comfort, or Specialization for higher damage output potential.

  • Salvation
    • Specialization/Crit Necklace
    • 2x Spec Earrings
    • 2x Spec Ring
    • Specialization/Crit Bracelet
  • Hallucination
    • Specialization/Swiftness Necklace
    • 2x Spec Earrings
    • 2x Spec Ring
    • Specialization/Crit or Specialization/Swiftness Bracelet


  • 29 Dec. 2022: Guide Added.
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