Control Glaivier Gearing Guide for Lost Ark
Brandishing two weapons, a Glaive and a Spear, Glaivier offers fluid gameplay at both close and mid-range. Packed full of utility and being one of the more mobile advanced classes in the game, Glaivier comes in two playstyles, Control and Pinnacle.
Control: Accessories, Card Sets, Engravings and Gearsets
Control mainly uses Swiftness with secondary Crit stat. The bonuses from Earth's Entropy set already provide Critical Rate and Damage and you'll have no need for Specialization when using this engraving. With high Swiftness you'll have an easier time with skill uptime and utilize Raid Captain.
Card sets are shared across both engravings for Glaivier. In the early game you can use cards that help with survivability such as Field Boss II, We'll Meet Again and Forest of Giants. For optimal damage you'll want Light of Salvation at 18 or 30 awakening, though is quite a late game goal. Lostwind Cliff provides additional Critical Rate and is a solid stand-in as you gradually work towards Light of Salvation.
You won't find a plethora of options for engravings, things are fairly cut and dry. Below are a series of recommended choices:
|Control||Necessity||Provides a massive damage bonus compared to every other engraving, must have at Level 3.|
|Grudge||Very High||This is a staple damage engraving. As a DPS you should be using this as an immediate slot-in for your setup.|
|Master of Ambush||High||A significant amount of your DPS consists of Back Attacks. This is a core engraving to take!|
|Raid Captain||High||Another core engraving given our main stat is Swiftness, grants 18% damage at 140% Move Speed.|
|Cursed Doll||High||Provides Attack Power at the expense of lower healing. A consistent option compared to Adrenaline if you're not fond of maintaining stacks.|
|Adrenaline||High||Gives Critical Rate and Attack Power, but scales worse as your crit chance increases. Interchangeable with Cursed Doll in 5x3 scenarios.|
Starting in Legendary gear, you'll want the Preordained Diligence set from Argos to give you additional Critical Rate. You can use the 2-piece gear from Valtan Normal but it's only recommended if you intend on parking your character at 1415. Once you obtain Relic gear, your only option will be Earth's Entropy gear. Earth's Entropy Chestpiece's set bonus grants us large amounts of Critical Rate & Damage, on top of increased Back Attack damage. Including your own Synergy, you'll hover around 65% Critical Rate. Approximately 17% from Crit, 10% from Back Attacks, 20% from Lv.2 Earth's Entropy's 2-piece bonus & 18% from Shackling Blue Dragon.
Accessories and Stat Distribution
You'll be primarily running Swiftness with secondary Crit.
- Swiftness/Crit Necklace
- 2x Swift Earrings
- 2x Swift Ring
- Swift/Crit Bracelet
- 09 Jan. 2023: Guide added.
More Lost Ark Content
- Icy Veins is Getting a New Look
- Lost Ark Spring Update Release Date Announced
- Lost Ark March Update Massive Release Notes
- Lost Ark Artist Subclass and 3 Special Events Preview - Coming March 15th
- Lost Ark Bot Banwave and Witcher Crossover Event
- Lost Ark December Update Release Notes: Wreck the Halls
- Join Us Live on Twitch for the Icy Veins Podcast
- New Lost Ark Skill Tree Tripod System Release Date, Transfer Details