Combat Readiness Gunlancer Gearing Guide for Lost Ark

Last updated on Apr 02, 2023 at 12:00 by Lavender 1 comment

The Gunlancer uses both a gunlance and a shield to both destroy their enemies and protect their allies. Gunlancers come jam-packed with an arsenal of support actions, as well high damaging skills, making it versatile in all environments. Gunlancer comes in two playstyles, Combat Readiness and Lone Knight.


Combat Readiness: Accessories, Card Sets, Engravings and Gearsets

The Combat Readiness Icon Combat Readiness playstyle has two options to pick from when it comes to gear sets; Either Nightmare Icon Nightmare Flower or Hallucination Icon Shrieking Hallucination. Both builds are viable, so feel free top choose whichever you prefer playstyle-wise. Blue Gunlancer loves Specialization, and you should be running it on every single accessory you have. Your Normal skills scale too well off it to not stack it as much as possible.


Card Sets

Card sets for Gunlancer are 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.



Combat Readiness Icon Combat Readiness has a little variation to choose from, since the class engraving itself can be used at either level 1 or level 3, which then affects which combat engravings you use. Decisions should be made based on budget, Relic gear set, and preferred playstyle.

Engraving Priority Description
Combat Readiness Icon Combat Readiness High While required, you can choose whether to use this engraving at level 1 or level 3. It doesn't scale the best, so level 1 is fine to use.
Grudge Icon Grudge High A staple in damage builds. Every DPS class in this game takes it, Gunlancer being no different. Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance makes the downside of Grudge Icon Grudge almost entirely negligible.
Cursed Doll Icon Cursed Doll High Since we have Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance up almost all of the time, blue Gunlancer doesn't really have any reliance on potions. Feel free to use this with basically no downside.
Adrenaline Icon Adrenaline High Since Combat Readiness Icon Combat Readiness stacks Specialization, and our skills don't give us Crit, this engraving fixes our low Crit rate.
Barricade Icon Barricade High Defensive Stance Icon Defensive Stance should be up during every burst window you have, so this engraving gets a lot of use.
Stabilized Status Icon Stabilized Status High This engraving rewards you for staying above 80% health. Since we don't take very much damage, you should gain full benefits from this. Green potions can be used to maintain your health above 80% of needed.
Keen Blunt Weapon Icon Keen Blunt Weapon Hallucination Icon Shrieking Hallucination Only This engraving should only be used with the Hallucination Icon Shrieking Hallucination gear set, as blue Gunlancer doesn't have enough Crit normally to abuse it. If you run this, remove Stabilized Status Icon Stabilized Status.


Starting in Legendary gear, you'll want the Preordained Diligence Icon 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 either the Nightmare Icon Nightmare Flower or Hallucination Icon Shrieking Hallucination. Both are viable, just ensure you take the proper engravings, mentioned above, before making your decision.


Accesories and Stat Distribution

Gunlancer wants as much Specialization as possible. The only negotiable stats are on the necklace, where you can either run Crit or Swiftness. For maximum damage potential, run Crit. If you feel like you need the comfort of going fast, Swiftness still works fine.

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


  • 02 Apr. 2023: Guide Added
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