Gear set bonuses play a crucial role in Lost Ark’s end-game content. While you may not have to make an immediate choice until later stages, it becomes essential to consider the right gear sets starting at item level 1370. But fear not, as we guide you through the tiers and provide insights into the classes that benefit from each set.
The Early Sets: Tier 1 and Tier 2
In the initial stages of the end-game, the gear sets that come from Abyssal Dungeons don’t offer much variety. You’ll usually have to choose between set A and set B, both offering similar bonuses. However, during this phase, selecting the set with Movement Speed perks might help you progress through the Main Story faster.
Legend Awakens: Tier 3 and Beyond
Once you reach Tier 3 and obtain item level 1370, Legendary gear from Argos becomes available. Equipping this gear grants your character a significant boost in either Critical Hit Rate or Critical Hit Damage. Additionally, having a full set of the opposite gear set within your party provides an extra modifier. At this point, the specific gear set you choose matters less since the content and honing requirements leading up to 1415 have been nerfed.
Legion Commander Sets: 1415 and Beyond
Upon reaching 1415, you gain access to your first set of Legion Commander gear. To acquire these sets, you’ll need to complete the Normal Mode of Valtan, later progressing to Normal Mode Vykas. The Demon Beast Strength and Covetous Whisper sets offer increased damage compared to the Argos gear sets. However, most players tend to skip these sets as they mainly serve as fill-ins for progressing through Hard Mode Valtan at the minimum item level. So feel free to follow suit and move swiftly from 1415 to 1445 without the need to collect this gear.
True End-Game Gear: 1445 and Beyond
At item level 1445, you will enter the realm of true end-game gear. From this point onwards, regardless of your progression, you’ll stick with these sets. Upgrades to these gear sets enhance the effect bonus instead of replacing it, introducing powerful alterations that can transform your class’s playstyle. Let’s explore the details of each gear set and the corresponding classes that benefit from them:
- 2 Set: Decreases Awakening damage by 50%, but grants an additional use limit for the Awakening skill while reducing its cooldown by 20%. After using the Awakening skill, gain Inner Awakening for two minutes, reducing cooldowns on all skills (excluding Awakening and Dodge) by 18% and increasing skill damage by 10%.
- 4 Set: Adds another usage (2) to the Awakening skill limit and enhances Inner Awakening. Reduces cooldowns on all skills (excluding Awakening and Dodge) by an additional 18% and increases damage to all skills by 25%.
- 6 Set: Adds another usage (3) to the Awakening skill limit and further enhances Inner Awakening. Reduces cooldowns on movement skills by 30% and increases damage to enemies by 15%.
Classes: Arcanist, Gunslinger, Sharpshooter
- 2 Set: Creates a Powerful Ether while using the Ether Predator Engraving, exclusive to you within three meters of the player. Has a 60-second cooldown.
- 4 Set: Creates a second Powerful Ether. Damage dealt to foes increases proportionally to the number of Ethers of the same type collected.
- 6 Set: Creates a third Powerful Ether and activates Transcendence upon collecting three Powerful Ethers. This grants a 40% Attack Speed increase, a 50% reduction in cooldowns for all skills (excluding Awakening and Movement skills), periodic removal of all debuffs, and full restoration of MP and Specialty gauges.
Swamp of Yearning
- 2 Set: On a successful hit, gain Wartorn Blessing, increasing Movement Speed and Specialty Meter gain by 15% for 16 seconds.
- 4 Set: Grants nearby party members a buff that increases Attack Speed and Movement Speed by 8% while Wartorn Blessing is in effect. This buff refreshes every 1 second.
- 6 Set: Grants nearby party members a buff that increases damage to enemies by 8% while Wartorn Blessing is active.
Classes: Artist, Bard, Paladin
- 2 Set: Applies Seed of Life to all party members for 12 seconds who have protection effects applied to them from party effects. This includes shields, regens, and damage reduction effects. Seed of Life boosts Endurance by 25 points and can stack up to 20 times.
- 4 Set: When Seed of Life reaches 20 stacks, the buff is replaced by Life Activation for 10 seconds. This increases Endurance by 500, recovers health every second, doubles the healing effect when the player’s current health is below 30%.
- 6 Set: Life Activation grants Second Wind for three seconds every time health is recovered. This increases damage by 2.4% and can stack up to 10 times.
- 2 Set: On hit, gain a chance to trigger an electric attack that applies flame vulnerability.
- 4 Set: On hit, gain a chance to trigger a flame attack that applies electric vulnerability.
- 6 Set: When electric and flame damage are inflicted, gain stacks of Exoelemental Energy. At 30 stacks, gain Amplify, increasing electric and flame damage by 100%.
Classes: Chaos Dungeons (AoE damage), Low-level Summoner
- 2 Set: Increases Critical Hit Damage by 17%. Back and front attacks further increase this to 55%.
- 4 Set: Increases Critical Hit Rate by 17%.
- 6 Set: Increases damage to enemies by 7%. Back and front attacks increase this to 21%.
Classes: Deathblade, Destroyer, Glaivier, Gunlancer, Scrapper, Reaper
- 2 Set: Reduces MP cost by 50% and increases the damage of all skills that consume MP by 12%.
- 4 Set: Upon using the Awakening skill, gain Magick Addiction. When MP drops below 30%, Magick Addiction is replaced by Boundless MP. Upon reaching 100% MP, Boundless MP is replaced by Magick Addiction. Each effect can be active at a time. Magick Addiction increases damage by 15% when using MP-consuming skills and decreases max MP by 7%. Boundless MP recovers 3% of max MP every second, reduces skill cooldowns by 20%, and increases Attack Speed and Movement Speed by 12%.
- 6 Set: Increases damage by 15% under Magick Addiction and grants a 3% increase in Attack Speed and Movement Speed, along with a 15% cooldown reduction, under Boundless MP.
Classes: Artillerist, Arcanist, Glaivier, Gunlancer, Gunslinger
- 2 Set: On hit, gain Hallucination for 6 seconds, increasing damage by 13%. After ending, Hallucination cannot be triggered again for 3 seconds.
- 4 Set: Increases Critical Hit Rate by 15%. On hit, increases Hallucination’s duration by 1 second, with a 0.4-second cooldown.
- 6 Set: If Hallucination lasts 9 or more seconds, gain Reality for 120 seconds. On hit, Reality’s duration resets. Reality grants an additional 5% Critical Hit Rate and increases damage by 12%.
Classes: Artillerist, Gunlancer, Gunslinger, Machinist, Summoner, Sharpshooter
Poem of Salvation
- 2 Set: On hit, gain the effect of Boost, stacking up to 20 times at a rate of one stack per second. Landing a Critical Hit grants two stacks. If you take damage while below 30% health, Boost stacks disappear, but movement and stand-up skill cooldowns reset, and all incoming damage is reduced by 30% for 8 seconds.
- 4 Set: Extends Boost stacks by 0.7 seconds and grants a 10% Attack Speed increase at maximum Boost stacks.
- 6 Set: Extends Boost stacks by 0.7 seconds and grants a 5% damage increase at maximum Boost stacks.
Classes: Artillerist, Glaivier, Gunslinger, Machinist, Sharpshooter, Summoner
Remember, understanding the gear sets and choosing the right one for your character’s class is crucial to optimizing your gameplay in Lost Ark. So dive into the mesmerizing world of relic gear sets and unleash your full potential!