Full Bloom Artist Gearing Guide for Lost Ark
Artist uses a paint brush, drawing with different types of ink to either deal damage (black ink) or heal (white ink) while also providing buffs and cleanses to their party. Artist comes with two playstyles, Full Bloom and Recurrence.
Full Bloom: Accessories, Card Sets, Engravings and Gearsets
Artist as a whole benefits a lot from Swiftness with secondary Specialization. The cooldown reduction allows for an easier time upkeeping utility along with the extra Atk./Move Speed. With the introduction of bracelets there are a small number of support-focused effects you can attempt to roll for, but just having the base stats is more than enough to avoid sinking a lot of currency into this RNG system.
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 Lostwind Cliff at 30 awakening to increase the Light damage of everyone in your party by 3.5%. This synergizes with essentially every DPS that runs Light of Salvation. Master of Spears functions the same way at 30 awakening but increases dark damage. Useful for those using Kazeros's Legion Commanders which will find use in later content.
There aren't plenty of options to choose from, Full Bloom engravings are straightforward.
|Full Bloom||Necessity||Has to be taken at Level 3, strengths your healing when using your Identity.|
|Awakening||Necessity||Reducing the cooldown while increasing the uses of your Awakening is huge. More opportunities for big buffs makes this a must have.|
|Expert||Very High||Increases healing and shield strength for the party, moreso if below 50%. Extremely viable especially given the frequency Artist can heal.|
|Heavy Armor||Very High||Additional defense that makes up for Artist's natural squishiness.|
|Vital Point Strike||Optional||Takes Artist's already good stagger ability and heightens it to some of the best in the game.|
|Drops of Ether||Optional||Can drop Flash or Strength orbs to increase party members Critical Rate or Attack Power. Other orbs also drop for MP and Move Speed.|
Starting in Legendary gear, you'll want the Preordained Diligence set from Argos to give you additional Critical Rate. Once you obtain Relic gear, we take the Swamp of Yearning gearset that provides buffs to you and teammates. It's the only support focused Relic set in the game so nearly every DPS builds with this set in mind.
Accessories and Stat Distribution
For your Bracelet, focus on rolling as high main stats as possible. Additional preset bonuses like Vitality, HP & MP Recovery are all useful for Artist. If you want to test your luck and break your bank in the process, rolling for Dagger, Expose Weakness, Cheers & / or Enlightenment are all really good support effects.
- Swift/Spec Necklace
- 2x Swift Earrings
- 2x Swift Rings
- Swift/Spec Bracelet
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