Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG have announced that free-to-play MMOARPG Lost Ark official launch date in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania is February 11th, 2022. Founder Pack owners will be able to begin playing on February 8th, 2022 with the three-day head start.
When Lost Ark launches, the new Sorceress class will be available to players. The Sorceress will replace the previously included Summoner class in the starting class line-up, and the Summoner will instead come to Arkesia at a later date.
Here is Amazon Games official announcement for starting class lineup:
Our version of Lost Ark will still include 15 classes at launch, with additional classes coming to the game in future updates. When working with Smilegate RPG to select the starting class lineup, we considered the following criteria to ensure that our lineup was balanced, with a little something for everyone.
New and familiar
While our version of Lost Ark does not yet contain all 20+ classes, we wanted to ensure that we included content that is new and exciting alongside some old favorites of players. Sorceress is the newest class to be added to Lost Ark, having launched in Korea in August 2021, so we’re very excited to be able to share this class (and the Striker class) with our players!
A wide range of playstyles
It was important to us to ensure that we included a range of classes to suit the many ways that people like to play. While there are plenty of ways to DPS, we also made sure to include multiple support classes (Paladin and Bard) so that support players could have more options at game launch, as opposed to launching with just a single support class as the game has in other regions.
Gender locked classes
From the earliest days of Lost Ark’s announcement in the West, we heard players’ feedback about gender locked classes loud and clear. While not every class in the game currently has a male and female counterpart available, we wanted to be sure to include those that do early on. In the future, Smilegate RPG will be creating more counterparts for classes that are still gender locked, and we will bring these to Arkesia in time.
Warriors are the powerhouses of Arkesia. They may not be the most nimble, so they stand their ground and make up for mobility with cataclysmic impact.
Berserker: Berserkers are always powerful warriors, with their high-damage greatsword attacks and potent defense, but when they enter their burst mode, they’re all but unstoppable. In this heightened state, they gain increased attack and movement speed and unlock a special skill that delivers a world of hurt to their enemies.
|Berserk Fury||Infuse your greatsword to create Berserk Fury and deliver a powerful strike. Attack range and damage scale up with how much this skill is charged.|
|Strike Wave||Concentrate energy on your greatsword and release it forward, cleaving the ground. This skill can be charged to inflict more damage.|
|Whirlwind||Spin around with the greatsword to inflict damage.|
|Crime Hazard||Jump and swing your greatsword to deal damage and launch foes into the sky, then strike down to deal damage again and knock them down.|
|Hell Blade||Thrust your greatsword into the ground, inflicting damage. Hold and attack to deal more damage. Hit this skill’s Perfect zone to deliver a finishing blow that inflicts even more damage and launches foes in the air.|
Paladin: Paladins have a direct line to the powers of the gods, channeling their ancient might into potent offensive and defensive moves alike: They can use holy skills and buffs with the holy book to support their team from behind, or wield a sword and bring punishing skills to bear on the frontline.
|Alithanes’s Judgment||Jump up and unleash a holy light that shines toward your cursor position for an attack that penetrates through even guardian monsters. Inflict damage on surrounding foes upon landing and create a barrier for yourself and party members.|
|Wrath of God||Call forth the energy of sacred thunder into your weapon and deal damage to surrounding foes.|
|Execution of Justice||Hold your sword with one hand and quickly spin in position to deal damage to your foe, then perform a crushing blow that deals damage.|
|Law of God||Summon a magick circle of light through holy scriptures. Texts made of infinite light swirl within the magick circle, dealing damage to foes for 2 seconds.|
|Flash Slash||Slowly move forward and slash your foe 7 times.|
Gunlancer: As the first line of defense, gunlancers take the brunt of enemy attacks with their defensive stance and battlefield shield to keep the rest of their party safe. While their gun lance is a formidable weapon, their true value derives from their ability to protect allies and absorb damage like a sponge.
|Charged Stinger||While in a defensive stance, focus energy and thrust your spear in front of you. You can slowly change the direction of the attack while focusing energy. Damage increases the more you charge up the attack.|
|Leap Attack||Leap toward the target location to strike at the ground, inflicting damage.|
|Hook Chain||Throw a long chained hook to deal damage, then pull that foe to you to deal more damage.|
|Guardian’s Protection||Upon using the skill, recover 100% of your shield meter and release a 10m radius protection aura in the nearby area for 10s. Foes within the aura take damage and become stunned. Within the aura, you and your party take less damage and become immune to pushes and debuffs.|
|Fire Bullet||Perform a shelling attack at foes at close range, dealing damage.|
These quick-footed fighters like to rush the enemy with combined attacks at lethal speeds that can only be described as breakneck.
Striker: Striker is a martial arts class that attacks enemies like a strong wind. Since he is equipped with a variety of physical skills with fast movement, he displays splendid aerial combos after hitting enemies quickly, and uses powerful elemental skills to turn the battle.
|Tiger Emerges||Advance forward and inflict fire damage, then perform a upward attack for additional damage.|
|True Heavenly Awakening||Gather powerful energy in your legs from a wide trajectory before kicking 2 times to inflict damage and send foes airborne.|
|Storm Dragon Awakening||Jump up and spin your body, then kick and inflict Damage on foes. Press the skill key again within 2 seconds to perform a knee attack that inflicts Damage. Press the skill key again within 2 seconds to perform a downward strike that inflicts Damage. The first and second attack will send airborne foes back into the air and the last attack slams foes to the ground.|
|Moon Flash Kick||Charge forward while kicking, dealing damage. Follow up with 4 fast kicks, another spinning back kick, and a finishing blow that deals additional damage and knocks foes back.|
|Swift Wind Kick||Deliver a spinning kick in the air, attacking foes 22 times to inflict damage over 2.5 seconds.|
Wardancer: Not merely masters of martial arts, wardancers augment their lightning-quick fighting skills with elemental power. They can store up elemental energy to unleash in devastating attacks and gravity-defying maneuvers.
|Fist of Dominance||Use the power of elementals and release an energy field, pulling foes close. Fly past foes and attack up to 6 times while absorbing 6 elemental forces, inflicting damage. After the last attack, absorb the barren energy field and strike down into the center of it, inflicting damage and knocking foes back. You receive less damage from incoming attacks while flying past foes.|
|Advent of the Phoenix||Focus your fire energy and soar into the air to land at a cursor position. Inflict damage as you come down and upon hitting the ground, knocking foes down.|
|Flash Heat Fang||Throw multiple punches to inflict damage, followed by a more damaging finishing blow.|
|Lightning Kick||Deliver a flurry of kicks that inflict lightning damage, and strike down at foes causing more damage. Downed foes are lifted off the ground, and airborne foes are slammed onto the ground for additional damage.|
|Triple Fist||Violently swing your fists forward and damage foes.|
Scrapper: Armed with a heavy gauntlet, scrappers draw on two inverse forms of attack energy that feed off each other to deliver nonstop destruction. With excellent attack, defense, mobility, and lasting power, they’re well balanced enough to throw enemies off their guard.
|Mysterious Art: Blast of Ruination||Focus your mind and reinforce your gauntlets to deliver a powerful strike. Gather the energy in the air onto your gauntlets and thrust forward. The ground cracks, dispersing an energy wave, knocking foes back. The damage of the wave decreases with the distance it travels.|
|Crushing Smite||Launch up to 3 shockwaves in front of you, dealing damage.|
|Undefeated Dragon King||Concentrate energy throughout your body and deal damage at your cursor position while moving toward the target location. Two black dragons emerge from the ground and fly alongside you, obliterating your target in tandem.|
|Chain Destruction Fist||Smash the ground to shake the earth. You attack foes up to 4 times, the damage radius increasing with each hit. The last strike will knock foes back.|
|Death Sentence||Release all condensed shock energy, dealing damage and knocking foes back. The damage increases with the amount of shock energy you have.|
Soulfist: The soulfist switches between melee and ranged attacks, which can be used together for explosively powerful combos. They channel a special energy called Adamance, which they can imbue into abilities or use to sustain themselves through fights.
|Annihilating Ray||Gather energy and shoot an energy ray forward. Hold the skill up to 1.5s to damage foes up to 5 times. Afterwards, a friendly soul appears to lend you energy and hurl an even stronger blast that attacks and damages foes in front of you for 1.2s, knocking them back. If you stop holding before the meter is maxed out, the soul will appear and attack foes instantly.|
|Heavenly Squash||Drop a massive palm at the cursor position, inflicting damage. Foes already down on the ground or in the air take an extra 30% damage.|
|Magnetic Palm||Jump forward and inflict damage 3 times. Smash the ground with your palm and draw foes near while inflicting damage. Release your palm to launch the pulled foes in the air for more damage. Hold the skill hotkey to send your energy into the ground for up to 1s.|
|Pulverizing Palm||Quickly dash forward, inflicting damage. Strike foes with energy-charged palms for damage and deliver the last strike to inflict more damage. The last strike inflicts 100% more damage on airborne foes.|
|Deadly Finger||Dodge backward and quickly thrust your finger diagonally at the sky multiple times, for 6 hits. Damage to airborne foes increases by 30%.|
Whether wielding high-tech weapons or bows and arrows that never jam, keep an eagle eye on these sharpshooters or they may even hit you with their worst shot.
Gunslinger: With a gun for every occasion and the ability to switch between them quickly, gunslingers are deadly opponents at any range. Light on their feet thanks to their catlike reflexes, gunslingers are hard to pin down—and quick to unload a flurry of shots on any unwary foe.
|Eye of Twilight||Turn back from your closest foe, mark them as a dueling target, and apply the Eye of Twilight debuff on them, reducing your target’s move and attack speed. After 2s, fire with your revolver, damaging all foes and staggering foes with the Eye of Twilight debuff.|
|Last Request||Fires a powerful explosive bullet, inflicting damage and launching foes into the air.|
|Plasma Bullet||Fire a plasma bullet that travels at a low speed while continuously inflicting damage.|
|Peacekeeper||Fire your handgun to inflict damage in front of you. As a combo, fire the handgun in a burst, then deliver a powerful kick, and then fire the handgun rapidly. You can change direction during the combo, and the first hit allows for a counter attack.|
|Hour of Judgment||Fire 3 bullets that spread in a cone-shaped range, with each bullet fragmenting upon impact and hitting foes behind the hit targets for additional damage.|
Artillerist: Artillerists believe in firepower and lots of it, blasting their enemies with some of the biggest guns under the sun. They may not be the most mobile fighters, but they make up for their lack of agility with huge mechanical launchers and other hard-hitting weapons, heavy armor, and incredible destructive force.
|Missile Barrage||Fire 20 rockets in the sky. The missiles fly to the cursor position and explode, inflicting damage.|
|Buckshot||Fire a conal blast with a shotgun, inflicting damage and pushing foes away.|
|Flamethrower||Fire your flamethrower in a single direction while moving freely. The flames last for a while, inflicting fire damage.|
|Gatling Gun||Spin in the cursor’s direction while firing your machine gun.|
|Napalm Shot||Detonate a napalm shell, damaging foes and launching them in the air. The napalm shell sets the ground ablaze on impact, inflicting fire damage every second for 5s.|
Deadeye: With their flexible triple-wielding playstyle and brash attitude, you might mistakenly suppose that this rough-and-tumble rogue has a death wish. They do, but don’t worry—it’s just for their opponents. They can choose the most effective weapon from an arsenal that includes a double handgun, shotgun, and rifle.
|Bursting Flare||Summon a large-caliber rifle and shoot 3 times. The first 2 bullets directly hit foes and create a rear blast along the trajectory that pulls foes in and inflicts damage. The last shot damages foes and knocks them down.|
|Meteor Stream||Fire a volley of bullets to the sky, then sends them to impact at the cursor position, inflicting damage and launching foes into the air.|
|Spiral Flame||Fire a powerful flame bullet, launching foes in the air, inflicting fire damage, and setting the ground ablaze, inflicting more fire damage over time.|
|Shotgun Rapid Fire||Fire the shotgun 3 times, inflicting damage with each shot. The third hit will push your foes and deal damage to nearby targets.|
|Death Fire||Fire a volley of bullets at all nearby foes. Hit this skill’s Perfect zone to also throw a grenade as you jump backward, inflicting damage and launching foes in the air.|
Sharpshooter: Sharpshooters are ranged attackers who use mechanical bows with special arrows that have custom effects. Their high survivability and agility keep them in the fight for the long haul, and their stealthy machinations are excellent for exploiting enemy weaknesses.
|Golden Eye||Summon 4 golden hawks that fly around and create a devastating whirlwind that gradually grows stronger, damaging foes and launching them in the air. When the whirlwind is created, you become stealthy. Stealth lets you move past foes and is not canceled by taking damage.|
|Arrow Shower||Shoot multiple arrows in the sky, causing a shower of arrows at the cursor position, which inflict damage for 2s.|
|Arrow Wave||Send a tornado arrow flying toward the cursor and periodically inflict damage to foes. The tornado arrow can hit the same foe up to 4 times.|
|Blade Storm||Quickly spin and throw 6 blades, inflicting damage, then throw another round of blades to inflict damage 3 more times.|
|Charged Shot||Charge to inflict increasing amounts of damage depending on the charge. Also knocks foes away.|
These mystical conjurers tap into the ancient magic of Arkesia to cast deadly spells on evil forces, heal the wounded, or support allies.
Bard: Virtuosos of the Liane harp, bards can evoke soothing serenades to heal their team—or unleash a chorus of pain on their unfortunate foes. Their attack power is rather low, but their ability to support allies makes them a harmonious part of any team.
|Oratorio||Play the giant harp and sing with angels, inflicting holy damage in an explosion that decreases foes’ crit resistance and attacks against you and your party for a while.|
|Stigma||Cast a Stigma at the target location. The Stigma attacks foes up to 5 times. As the tempo increases, damage from each attack increases.|
|Rhythm Buckshot||Pull the string of the harp to blow up a musical note, inflicting damage and knocking foes away.|
|Heavenly Tune||Inflict damage on nearby foes and boost attack speed and MP regeneration speed for yourself and nearby party members.|
|Prelude of Storm||Play a powerful tune to call forth a storm that inflicts damage and stuns foes.|
Sorceress: The Sorceress wields powerful magic based on three elements with spells that can deal area damage. They can easily handle multiple enemies helping them dominate the battlefield.
|Incinerate||Drop meteor fragments from the sky to inflict damage on enemies. A giant pillar then raises from the target area launching foes into the air and explodes dealing even more damage.|
|Frost Explosion||Frost bursts from the body dealing damage and causing Chill Status, reducing attack and movement speed by 60%.|
|Ice Arrow||Fire ice arrows, piercing foes and dealing damage. This also grants Chill Status slowing target’s attack and movement speed by 60% for six seconds.|
|Lightning Burst||Fire lightning to attack enemies. This grants Electrocution status, dealing additional damage.|
These mysterious melee-makers fight demonic with demonic, channeling the dark powers in the name of the light in quick, colorful attacks.
Shadowhunter: Shadowhunters prefer to beat the demons at their own game—they can shapeshift into powerful demonic forms to unleash chaotic power. When their inner demon is unleashed, shadowhunters get access to incredibly destructive powers and increased health and movement speed.
|Demon Vision||Focus demonic energy and shoot a ray of death forward to inflict damage and knock foes away. Charge to channel longer before knocking foes away for more damage.|
|Sharpened Cut||Pierce through foes in front of you as you spin, inflicting damage.|
|Fallen Ruin||Soar into the air and shoot an energy ray straight into the ground to inflict damage. The laser causes an explosion moments later, knocking foes away for more damage. This skill can only be used while in Demonize mode.|
|Demonic Clone||Call forth an incarnation of the devil to attack by your side. Move forward and punch 2 times for damage, then strike the ground with a final damaging blow.|
|Spinning Weapon||Launch the weapon on your left arm forward and make it spin to inflict damage. Press the skill key again to launch the weapon on your right arm to inflict periodic damage.|
Deathblade: Deathblade is an assassin class that uses a total of three swords that they wield alongside the power of chaos to swiftly slash their foes. The fast-paced combo attacks from the light dualswords and longsword overpower enemies, leading to death by a thousand cuts.
|Flash Blink||Dash toward the cursor direction, slashing through foes with all your swords. Foes in the path receive damage at the moment of impact, then get launched in the air moments later for more damage. This skill allows you to pierce through enemy guardians as well.|
|Spincutter||Spin and move toward the cursor direction, inflicting damage. This skill can be used up to 2 times in a row.|
|Soul Absorber||Charge to deliver a powerful thrust, inflicting increasing amounts of damage the longer it charges.|
|Blitz Rush||Charge forward and when the charge is over, advance and attack. When attacking, inflict damage with your dualsword, and when overcharged, inflict more damage and knock foes away while inflicting further damage with your longsword.|
|Moonlight Sonic||Perform a sweeping slash in front of you to pull foes close and inflict damage.|