Blessed Aura Paladin Build Guide for Lost Ark
The Paladin is a melee support which uses holy-aspected magic spells to provide offensive and defensive buffs to himself and his party.
Blessed Aura Paladin Overview
The Paladin is a melee support that provides offensive and defensive buffs to themself and their party. Alot of Paladin's kit has built in synergy, making it a very versatile and useful member in any setup. Paladin provides attack power boosts to their party throughand while also debuffing the boss with allowing every party member, including themself, to deal more damage. Tne Aura, Paladin's identity gauge, becomes an all in one package once you have Holy Aura active, providing damage, defense, and healing in a large area around the Paladin.
Blessed Aura Paladin Strengths and Weaknesses
- High damage mitigation
- Debuff cleanse
- Low Stagger
- Low Weakpoint destruction
- No Burst heal
Paladin Skill Build
The following image shows the skill build of choice and the desired stats. There are three variants below depending on your available skill points.
Paladin Skill Rotation
The Paladin does not have a fixed rotation like most DPS classes but focuses on maximum uptime of their offensive buffs, while protecting their party from harm with shields and damage mitigation abilities.
The main skills here areand . Their damage buffs does not stack, so they should always be timed properly to ensure the highest possible uptime.
should be maintained on the boss whenever possible. Using short cooldown abilities like allows you to apply the debuff almost permanently.
His offensive skills such asor can be used freely to build gauge and deal damage, but they can also serve as a counter, so the usage depends on the boss you are fighting. Idealy one is kept at ready should you need to counter the boss.
Defensive options for Paladin areand , which should can used either pro- or reactively. allows you to mitigate massive amounts of incoming damage when used prior to attacks on a party member or yourself. does not only provide a shield but can be used with to cleanse debuffs and even heal with at the end of the duration
Important Paladin Tripods
The following Tripods are vital components for Paladins as they provide the offensive and defensive buffs. IMPORTANT: The attack power fromand do not stack!
- — This Tripod from increases the attack power of every party member.
- — This Tripod is your go to debuff most commonly from , as showcased in our skill build above.
- — This Tripod from increases the attack power of every party member, similarly to .
- — This Tripod from allows you to cleanse debuffs such as bleeds, burns and darkness from you and your party members.
- — This Tripod from provides a massive 70% damage reduction to every party member inside of it.
An alternative option foris the in fights where a cleanse is not needed.
Paladin Stat Priority
- Swiftness — Your main stat to reduce cooldowns in order to provide buffs more often, the speed also boosts Paladin's mobility greatly.
- Specialization — Increases the gauge gain and also improves your Holy Aura.
Paladin Pet Stats
Since your highest priority stat is Swiftness, your pet should be used to boost it further. The defensive option of choice is HP increase.
Paladin Gear Sets
Due to Paladin playing a support role, the critical damage Harsh Oath set is most often chosen to match with your dps party members, which will often use the other set.
Paladin Gear Tripod Priority
and provide the best benefits allowing you to build your gauge faster.
should be focused on after that to improve the amount of shielding provided by .
Should you useon , then max this one next.
provides a useful movement speed bonus.
All of the Tripods fromare worth leveling up, increase them in any order. The Tripods are , and .
Runes are integral parts to boost your combat prowess in Lost Ark. In order to maximise the support a Paladin can provide, the runes will be selected to increase the aura uptime and provide auxilliary boosts to yourself.
should be used and to increase your gauge gain. These are your two main gauge generators, hit them at all costs!
helps to maintain your mana and works great on . The shield does have a high mana cost, this can be remedied greatly with this rune.
increases your stagger, pairs well with and . Even though Paladins do not have a great amount of Stagger, boosting what helps yourself and your party.
works best on short cooldowns such as . While not mandatory, it does provide a nice dps boost.
can be stacked ontop of to provide a larger defensive boost for yourself. This allows you to focus on shielding allies rather than trying to hit everyone including yourself with the area of effect.
or is used on to provide auxilliary bonuses such as speed or cooldown reduction. Speed helps navigating the battlefield, while cooldown reduction means more uptime on buffs and better aura uptime.
TheEngraving is what makes the Paladin identity an all in one package and should always be maxed out as it provides a combination of healing and damage reduction. Getting helps in gauge building as it fills your gauge by a large amount on top of the massive shield Alithanes Judgment provides. is used to amplify shields and healing. Pairing those two with your class Engraving, Holy Aura makes your Paladin very well rounded.
Auxilliary Engravings such ascan be handy as well. Ideally you manage to unlock level 1 of , which allows your Punishment skills to build gauge faster. Should you decide to prioritize Specialization over Swiftness, consider adding to help with the lack of speed.
Since the main focus lies on support, all skills, regardless of your skillbuild, should be equipped with cooldown reduction gems. That already fills 8 out of the 11 slots. The last 3 gems slots are used to buff the damage of, and .
Paladins Aura is very well rounded, providing offensive, defensive and healing properties to the party. Try to use it in a way that all three traits are used.can be used to completely negate hard hitting attacks when timed correctly. Caution is advised: not every attack can be negated with it. If you have trouble managing your mana, focus on providing buffs and debuffs, rather than trying to deal damage with your other skills. Alternatively, usage of a can help mitigate Mp costs.
A lot of Paladin's abilities have long windups and are unprotected. Be careful when using long cooldowns such as.
A common practice is to start a fight with your Alithanes Judgment to fill up your gauge fast.
- 29 Apr. 2022: Guide added.
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