Lost Ark has many classes available for you to simply sink your teeth in But sometimes, the abundance of classes can cause unnecessary confusion among the players. If you are a new player looking to get your journey with Deathblade started then you are at the right place.
We have compiled a complete lost Ark Deathblade guide to make your life easier. You can take a comprehensive look at her abilities and skills to decide if she is the one for you or not. With that said, here is the Deathblade Class Guide.
Lost Ark Class Guides: Deathblade
We will be taking a deep look into how the Deathblade class is played along with her skills. We will also check out her play styles in different environments so stick along to know everything about Deathblade. You can perform class testers whenever you get started with a new class. Use this to get a feel of this class.
Deathblade is a mysterious assassin that can be a Warmachine in both PVP and PVE alike depending on how you choose to play her. With that said, here is everything you need to know about Deathblade.
Deathblade: Identity Skills
Every class is given a unique identity in Lost Ark. Same is the case for Deathblade. Her Identity skill acts as a core for her other abilities. Here is what it does:
The Deathblade’s identity skill allows her to generate orbs stored in her gauge. When she activates her identity ‘Z’ skill, she gets more power based on the orbs spent. At one orb spent, she gets 10% movement and attacks speed, 10% attack power, and 15% MP recovery. On the other hand, three orbs raise the attack speed to 20%, attack power to 30%, and MP recovery to 45%.
This identity skill lets her kit shine in the most unexpected ways. You will need to fight as attentively as possible in order to leverage her identity while not missing out on any potential damage.
Deathblade: Awakening Skills
Every class in Lost Ark is given two unique Awakening skills. These skills have extremely long cooldowns but can change the tide of the battle if used properly. Here are Deathblade’s Awakening skills:
|Skill Image||Skill Name||Description|
|Flash Blink||Dash 12 meters toward the target location, slashing through foes with all your swords. Foes caught in the path receive 1900 Damage at the moment of impact, then get launched in the air moments later for 6452.6 Damage. This skill allows you to pierce through Guardians as well.|
|Blade Assault||Focus energy to inflict 945 Damage and pull in foes. Hold to move forward while viciously slashing at foes for up to 3800.7 Damage. Hit the Perfect Zone to cause 1901.3 Damage as you summon spiritual blades, then hurl them at once and inflict 2852.0 Damage, knocking foes away. Pushed foes are launched back in the air.|
Both of these skills are fantastic to use and have the potential to turn the tables in a rough fight. There are specific builds that leverage these awakening skills as their driving force. From a more general standpoint, the Flash Blink is great for PvE battles while you cannot go wrong with Blade Assault in PvPs.
Just like the awakening skills, the Deathblad class is given a total of two engravings that can be extremely powerful and build defining. Here are the complete details about these Engravings.
|Level 1||Deathblade Surge is cast in the max level of Surge Zero Form, regardless of the number of Death Orbs you have. When Arts is activated and skills other than Basic Attacks and Awakening Skills hit, the Surge Enhancement effect is stacked every 0.4 seconds. (Max 20 stacks). This effect causes Deathblade Surge Damage +7.5%. When Death Trance ends, gain Death Orb Meter for each Surge Enhancement effect you have. (5% each)|
|Level 2||Deathblade Surge is cast in the max level of Surge Zero Form, regardless of the number of Death Orbs you have. When Arts is activated and skills other than Basic Attacks and Awakening Skills hit, the Surge Enhancement effect is stacked every 0.4 seconds. (Max 20 stacks). This effect causes Deathblade Surge Damage +7.5% and Atk. Power +0.5%. When Death Trance ends, gain Death Orb Meter for each Surge Enhancement effect you have. (5% each)|
|Level 3||Deathblade Surge is cast in the max level of Surge Zero Form, regardless of the number of Death Orbs you have. When Arts is activated and skills other than Basic Attacks and Awakening Skills hit, the Surge Enhancement effect is stacked every 0.4 seconds. (Max 20 stacks). This effect causes Deathblade Surge Damage +7.5% and Atk. Power +1%. When Death Trance ends, gain Death Orb Meter for each Surge Enhancement effect you have. (5% each)|
|Level 1||Art does not consume Art Meter for 2s when activated. Atk./Move Speed +6% on Surge. Atk. Power +(8%, 16%, 25%) depending on your Surge level, for 30s.|
|Level 2||Art does not consume Art Meter for 2s when activated. Atk./Move Speed +9% on Surge. Atk. Power +(10%, 20%, 30%) depending on your Surge level, for 30s.|
|Level 3||Art does not consume Art Meter for 2s when activated. Atk./Move Speed +12% on Surge. Atk. Power +(12%, 24%, 36%) depending on your Surge level, for 30s.|
The Ambush Engraving works particularly well on Deathblade due to her innate back attack bonuses. Due to her high mobility, you can easily dash behind enemies and slash them.
All Skills Available For Deathblade
Here are all the skills you get to choose after picking the Deathblade class. Do note that most of the dagger skills are weak since the Deathblade excels in mobility. This in turn means that movement-based skills work exceptionally well with her kit.
If you enjoy playing a hit and dodge playstyle, then this class is for you!
|Skill Image||Skill Name||Skill Description|
|Surprise Attack||Lets you dash 4 meters forward and slash at foes with your dual blades to inflict 268 Damage|
|Upper Slash||Lets you deliver a swift slash with your dual blades to inflict 168 Damage, then slash upward to create a deadly tornado that inflicts 252 Damage and launches foes in the air|
|Wind Cut||Lets you quickly slash forward and create a gust of blades that lasts 1.5s, which inflicts up to 489 and pulls foes close. Pushed foes are launched back in the air|
|Polestar||Lets you slash upward to inflict 68 Damage and launch foes into the air then attack them in the air for up to 407 Damage, then slash downward with your longsword to cause 204 Damage, slamming foes onto the ground|
|Spincutter||Lets you spin towards the target location and move 5 meters, inflicting up to 287 Damage- This skill can be used up to 2 times in a row|
|Blade Dance||Let’s you hack at foes for up to 2s and deliver 7 blows, inflicting 784 Damage, and another 338 Damage with the finishing blow. Pushed foes are launched back in the air|
|Dark Axel||Let’s you jump 6 meters forward, pushing foes back for 444 Damage. Deliver a powerful slash with your longsword upon landing to inflict 296 Damage and knock the foes away. Pushed foes are launched back in the air|
|Soul Absorber||Lets you charge to deliver a powerful thrust to inflict 358 Damage before being fully charged, and 1431 Damage when overcharged|
|Death Sentence||Lets you leap 4 meters forward and thrust downward, inflicting 789 Damage and slamming foes onto the ground|
|Twin Shadows||Let’s you perform a quick vertical slash with your longsword to inflict 286 Damage. You can use this skill 1 more time within 4s|
|Earth Cleaver||Lets you perform a powerful vertical slash with your longsword to inflict 856 Damage and slam foes onto the ground|
|Head Hunt||Lets you attack foes with the hilt of your longsword to push them back for 262 Damage, then move 4 meters forward as you strike them on the head, inflicting 262 Damage and stunning them for 1s|
|Maelstorm||Lets you create a tornado that protects you and inflict 104 Damage. The tornado lasts 6s, inflicting 70 Damage to nearby foes|
|Fatal Wave||Lets you perform 3 slashes with your longsword, inflicting 268, 268, and 358 Damage with the energy of the blade|
|`Turning Slash||Lets you swing your longsword 2 times as you move 3965 meters 324 forward, inflicting Damage|
|Blitz Rush||Let’s you charge to move 5 meters forward before attacking foes. Use the skill uncharged to attack with your dual blades and inflict 572 Damage- charge to Stage 1 to inflict 1140 Damage, and overcharge to inflict 1140 Damage, followed by a longsword slash that causes 762 Damage and knocks foes away|
|Void Strike||Charge and release the skill key midway to perform an upper slash with your longsword to inflict 445 Damage, launching foes into the air. Overcharge to push foes back as you advance 5 meters forward, inflicting up to 907.4 Damage and launching foes higher in the air.|
If you are looking for a class with amazing melee damage and the ability to counterattack virtually anything then Deathblade is the one for you.
This has been the Deathblade class guide for both PvE and PvP. We suggest that you try out as many classes as you can to find out your playstyle. However, if you want to choose Deathblade then more sure you follow this guide to excel. Let us know which class is your favorite and how you are liking the game so far in the comments below.