Evolutionary Legacy Machinist Skill Guide for Lost Ark

Last updated on Nov 30, 2022 at 12:00 by Spin 1 comment

High-tech and style combine to make Machinist a force to be reckoned with. Equipped with a SMG and their drone, this class is also capable of going full-robot mode with the Hypersync ability. Machinist conquers its enemies with Joint, Drone, or Sync skills.


Evolutionay Legacy: Skill Descriptions, Tripods, Gems and Runes

Normal skills give you Battery regen and some have mobility attached to them. Certain skills grant you the Reload buff increasing Attack and Move Speed.

  • Mobile Shot Icon Mobile Shot is an on-demand roll that gives Move Speed via it's tripod Quickness Icon Quickness making this a very good escape tool.
  • Backflip Strike Icon Backflip Strike serves as your counter. If you aren't a fan of the skill you can take Avalanche Icon Avalanche instead. Both skills have push immunity tripods!

Drone skills command your drone to attack and cost Battery gauge to use. All of these skills generate Core Energy.

  • Command: Flare Beam Icon Command: Flare Beam fires lasers at the target location. Pointing it in front of an enemy can make it come out faster.
  • Command: Baby Drones Icon Command: Baby Drones sends in mini kamikaze drones and is one of your bigger Core Energy builders. As amusing the name is, Big Baby Icon Big Baby increases the AoE radius to make it hit more reliably.
  • Command: Raid Missile Icon Command: Raid Missile fires a barrage of missiles and is your biggest Core Energy generator. It has quite the snappy cast time and is pretty easy to hit.
  • Command: Blockade Icon Command: Blockade is an easy to use skill and can be cast while moving.

Joint skills recall your drone to you as you attack in unison. These also use Battery gauge and generate Core Energy.

Sync skills are only available when transformed. Certain skills are buffed when used after Comet Strike Icon Comet Strike or Spacebar.

  • Comet Strike Icon Comet Strike serves as a dash and starts one of your skill combos, as it will buff three skills below in various ways.
  • Slugshot Icon Slugshot shoots beam from your hand like Iron Man's repulsor. When used after either Comet Strike Icon Comet Strike or Spacebar, the skill cast time is reduced. Since this skill already has a fast animation, it's the lowest priority for combo actions.
  • Laser Blade Icon Laser Blade is the infamous saber slash and does 20% more damage when used after either Comet Strike Icon Comet Strike or Spacebar. This has first priority for combo actions and should always be used as a combo.
  • Echelon Beam Icon Echelon Beam gets bonus casting speed when used as a combo. Unlike Slugshot Icon Slugshot, this skill has a longer animation thus benefits more. It's second in priority behind Laser Blade Icon Laser Blade.
  • Surge Blow Icon Surge Blow is a filler skill that deals weak point damage.
  • Crimson Breaker Icon Crimson Breaker is a high commitment skill, so be mindful of boss movement and try to utilize the range well.


Prioritize all meter generation skills to enable shorter cycles between Hypersync transformations. All other tripods don't provide a very big DPS increase or are QoL that you can level passively just by running Chaos Dungeons.

Skill Name Tripod 1 Tripod 2 Tripod 3
Mobile Shot Quick Prep Icon Quick Prep (Low) Quickness Icon Quickness (Low) Additional Maneuver Icon Additional Maneuver (N/A)
Avalanche Diversion Icon Diversion (Low) (N/A) (N/A)
Command: Flare Beam Enhanced Laser Icon Enhanced Laser (Low) Core Energy Charge Icon Core Energy Charge (High) Laser Cut Icon Laser Cut (Low)
Command: Baby Drones Enhanced Self-destruct Icon Enhanced Self-destruct (Low) Core Energy Supply Icon Core Energy Supply (High) Roundup Attack Icon Roundup Attack (Low)
Command: Raid Missile Core Energy Charge Icon Core Energy Charge (High) Organ Missile Icon Organ Missile (Low) Weak Point Detection Icon Weak Point Detection (Low)
Command: Blockade Enhanced Fire Icon Enhanced Fire (Low) Core Energy Charge Icon Core Energy Charge (High) Complete Blockade Icon Complete Blockade (Low)
Fiery Escape Battery Saving Mode Icon Battery Saving Mode (Low) High Flight Icon High Flight (N/A) Emergency Protection Icon Emergency Protection (Low)
Energy Buster Skilled Defender Icon Skilled Defender (N/A) Lightning Burster Icon Lightning Burster (Low) Meltdown Icon Meltdown (Low)

Skill Runes

A majority of runes are placed on your Sync skills, with some being put on your Drone skills for increased energy gain.


Sync Skills


Drone Skills

Given most of your runes are taken up by Sync skills, you'll want the remaining slots to help with energy gain. Having higher generation means less skills between transformation cycles and helps overall increase DPS.



Being a transformation class, you'll save a lot on gems as you'll only need two. Both cooldown and damage gems are required for Sync skills, it'll have the highest impact on your gameplay. Optional choices include putting damage gems on all of your Drone skills and Energy Buster Icon Energy Buster. Cooldown gems can be placed on mobility and safety skills: Mobile Shot Icon Mobile Shot, Backflip Strike Icon Backflip Strike and Fiery Escape Icon Fiery Escape.



  • 07 Dec. 2022: Guide Added.
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