Striker PvP Guide

Introduction

The Striker is Lost Ark's second introduction of an opposite counterpart to an existing class, Wardancer. Although he doesn't have a lot of protected moves, he makes up with it with his high disruptions and mobility.

In PvP, the Striker revolves around pressuring the opposing backline with his hit and run playstyle. There are a lot of ways this class can engage. Picking the right engagements and targets will allow you to shine on this class. One of his most defining traits is his Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike skill. It's a powerful disruptive skill that gives him Push Immunity protection. When played correctly, he can be extremely hard to shut down.

This article assumes you have a Character with a minimum level of 26 before transitioning to it. Check out the Striker Leveling and 1-50 Leveling guides to reach Level 26.

Check out the General PvP Guide for a better understanding of the arena systems in place.

High Mobility ✔
High Disruption ✔

❌ Combo Heavy
❌ Low Push Immunity


Core Skills

  • Lightning Kick is one of your mobility skill that does great damage.
  • Moon Flash Kick is one of your engagement skills that does good damage. This skill comes out fast, so try to mix it up when approaching enemies with other mobility skills.
  • Storm Dragon Awakening is another great mobility skill that can also be used to juggle opponents. A nice trick is to expend the first 2 parts of the combo before engaging with a mobility skill like Phoenix Advent, and then finishing the third hit to Knock Up.
  • Sleeping Ascent Celebration is a mobility skill that Knocks Up opponents. You can delay the combo to keep opponents in the skill longer or do a quick Knock Up.
  • Swift Wind Kick is a combo skill that puts a slow on opponents.
  • Phoenix Advent is another engage skill. Be wary when using this skill, as you can be interrupted mid air.
  • Lightning Whisper is a good damaging skill for orb generation.
  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike is your main Identity skill granting Push Immunity on cast with good damage, disruption and mobility. You can delay the second hit of this skill if the opponents are moving around a lot.
  • Ultimate Skill: Explosive Heat Awakening is your main Awakening skill that is a chain effect. This Awakening has the potential to do more damage than the other, but missing the first part dissipates the skill completely.
  • Ultimate Skill: True Heavenly Awakening is your other Awakening skill that is still a viable choice.

PvP Builds

Team Testmatch (3v3)

Combat Stats

  • 750 Swiftness, 1 Critical , 100 Domination and 149 Specialization for more identity gauge.
  • 750 Swiftness, 1 Critical , 149 Domination and 100 Specialization for a bit more damage.

Alternatives

  • Berserk Circle and Sweeping Kick can be taken together for the freeze-kick combo. Replace Swift Wind Kick and Phoenix Advent.
  • Fierce Attack can be taken on Phoenix Advent for a Knock Up.


Basic Combo #1

  1. Engage with Phoenix Advent.
  2. Wait a second then use Moon Flash Kick or Swift Wind Kick.
  3. Juggle with Storm Dragon Awakening.
  4. Finish with Lightning Whisper into Swift Wind Kick.
  5. Chase or get away with Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike.

Basic Combo #2

  1. Engage with Sleeping Ascent Celebration , Lightning Kick or Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike.
  2. Use Moon Flash Kick into Storm Dragon Awakening.
  3. Finish with Lightning Whisper

Gameplay

  • The Striker excels in a hit and run playstyle.
  • Start the match by identifying back line targets such as ranged opponents. This class is best used to pressure them.
  • There's a lot of ways to approach situations on this class since you have so many mobility skills. Be creative and try to be unpredictable in your movements when engaging. For example, sliding with Sleeping Ascent Celebration in one direction and engaging with Moon Flash Kick in the other.
  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike is your best skill in your kit. Abuse the mobility and protection of the skill by chasing opponents down with it or escaping with it.
Island PvP & 1v1

Combat Stats

  • 750 Swiftness, 1 Critical , 100 Domination and 149 Specialization for more identity gauge.
  • 750 Swiftness, 1 Critical , 149 Domination and 100 Specialization for a bit more damage.

Alternatives

  • Berserk Circle and Sweeping Kick can be taken together for the freeze-kick combo. Replace Swift Wind Kick and Phoenix Advent (if you want a bit more damage).

Gameplay

  • The 1v1 variant playstyle is similar to 3v3.
  • Try to be unpredictable in your approaches and mix it up.
  • Abuse Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike.

Basic Combo #1

  1. Engage with Phoenix Advent.
  2. Wait a second then use Moon Flash Kick or Swift Wind Kick.
  3. Juggle with Storm Dragon Awakening.
  4. Finish with Swift Wind Kick into Lightning Whisper.
  5. Chase or get away with Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike.

Basic Combo #2

  1. Engage with Sleeping Ascent Celebration , Lightning Kick or Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike.
  2. Use Moon Flash Kick into Storm Dragon Awakening.
  3. Finish with Lightning Whisper
GvG
Heavy Armor
Spirit Absorption
Super Charge Deathblow

Gameplay

GvG is more chaotic than Arena battles, so you rarely have the opportunity to do long combos. This mode is more about zoning/interrupting objectives and assisting allies. Do your best to coordinate with your team and stick together. Refer to 3v3 section for more gameplay tips.

Please refer to the GvG Islands and GvG Builds Guide for more information!

Heavy Armor Equipment
Spirit Absorption
Judgment

There are no actual combos listed here compare to the other PvP builds because the build is built around zoning/interrupting objectives and mostly assisting allies. Since there will be more than 8 enemies on the field, it'll be really hard to pull off a long combo with many spells and attacks being unleash on the field.

Basically, use the skills base on the situations. Holy Land, can be use for annoying enemies on the objectives as it can prevent enemies from trying to capture the objectives by interrupting the capturing animation from the damage ticks that the ground effect does, and it helps in mass fights were the enemies can't stand on top of your allies for more than 3 ticks before they get stun by the skill.

GvG can be a lot more chaotic than Arenas as theres more than 3 opponents rushing into the fight, Paladin's role usually be sticking close to the backlines or allies immobile range classes to assist them if they get group on, while also play around from their range since the build is kitted with more range skills than Arena builds.

GvG Engraving

Priority

  • Heavy Armor Equipment-engraving] level 3 increases all defense for higher survivability. Moreover, armor shredding debuffs doesn't affect the bonus defense increase effect from the engraving.
  • Spirit Absorption increases attack speed and movement speed by a significant amount at level3 engraving effect which will help with positioning and getting skills cast out quicker.
  • Judgment level 1 increases duration of Sacred Executioner by 100% to 40 seconds. Additionally increases sword skills damage and identity gauge gain rate.

Additional Choices

  • Cursed Doll since Cursed Doll doesn't affect a player character, this is the next best engraving for damage increase in general. Furthermore, Island PvP disables consumables so the penalty isn't too penalizing and GvGs consumables are very limited as well which eventually player will run out consumables quick as well.
  • Divine Protection, Fortitude and Strong Will these are the engravings to stack for maximum defenses.
  • Raid Captain is also another good damage engraving option for Island PvP and GvGs since players will be stacking high Swiftness stats for having fast animation casting speed and general movespeed as well as more cooldown reductions then stacking with Spirit Absorption will max out 140% movesment speed cap which will grant the max 18% damage increase from Raid Captain.
  • Champion's Tenacity Island PvP with disabled consumables and the very limited amount of consumables in GvGs means a lot of the time the player spent being damaged and unable to heal up, so this engraving will help give some boost to damage while the player is below 50% health pool.
  • Shield Piercing self-explanatory; usually well coordinated guilds will stack lots of classes that has team shield or personal shields, this engraving will help a little from shield stack pushes.

Placeholder GvGs
  • Basic Game Plan;
    • there's no actual combos listed here compare to the other PvP builds because the build is built around zoning/interrupting objectives and mostly assisting allies. Since there will be more than 8 enemies on the field , it'll be really hard to pull off a long combo with many spells and attacks being unleash on the field. Basically , use the skills base on the situations.
    • Holy Land, can be use for annoying enemies on the objectives as it can prevent enemies from trying to capture the objectives by interrupting the capturing animation from the damage ticks that the ground effect does, and it helps in mass fights were the enemies can't stand on top of your allies for more than 3 ticks before they get stun by the skill.
    • GvG can be a lot more chaotic than Arenas as theres more than 3 opponents rushing into the fight , Paladin's role usually be sticking close to the backlines or allies immobile range classes to assist them if they get group on, while also play around from their range since the build is kitted with more range skills than Arena builds.
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Summary

  • Keep your enemies and teammates within vision
  • Look to engage on backline targets with Phoenix Advent.
  • Abuse Esoteric Skill: Lightning Tiger Strike to either chase down opponents or escape.
  • Try to be unpredictable with your mobility skills and engagements.

Credits

Written by Starlast
Reviewed by Lexyu


Changelog

Feb 5th 2022
Article updated for Tier 3 content.

Jan 19th 2022
Article published for Tier 1 content.