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Lost Ark Artist F2P Guide & Best Builds: SUP/DPS Painter

Lost Ark Artist (Painter) Guide/Builds: Gameplay, Skills, Stats

A specialist class that connects with nature and faces enemies with unique illusion power. The Artist, a profession that goes beyond being mere support in Lost Ark, as its capable of becoming a powerful DPS for both PVE and PVP.

In this article, we share the Artist class guide with her Regression/Full Bloom engravings builds in our Lost Ark Series. It focuses on new F2P players while considering the P2W and hardcore players. It’s a starting point to build your own adorable specialist class creatively.

In short: Artist, the 1st female advanced specialist class in Lost Ark who fight with illusion power. This specialist profession isn’t just a support class since it already can be built as a powerful DPS for the highest end-game content. We provided 4 methods to build Artist engravings along with suggestions for stats, skills, and tripods. Despite being a massive P2W game with a nasty grind, you can still ignore the P2W meta and enjoy the Artist’s great combat and forging your own path.

Artist Class Overview:

The Artist in Lost Ark is a unique female specialist class who wields a large brush. Connected with nature, she faces enemies with unique skills. Through the power of illusions, she can summon a divine beast to strategically support her party members on the battlefield.

Moreover, the Artist is the first specialist class that was released first in Lost Ark Korea in early 2022. Later, it was released globally in early 2023.

Besides, players can choose the Artist as an advanced specialist class starting from level 10. Furthermore, the newly added Aeromancer class will also be available alongside her.

For more information, check the link below:

Aeromancer Guide & Builds

Since the Artist is primarily classified as a support class in Lost Ark, here are some other related classes to explore:

Holy Knight (Paladin) Class Guide & Builds Bard Class Guide & Builds

Artist Identity:

The Artist Identity is about acquiring Harmony Energy to fill the gauge every time she hits an enemy with a skill, and when it became full, it will create up to 3 harmony marbles or Orbs.

Afterward, the Orb of Harmony can be consumed to use the Setting Moon and the Rising Sun skills as follows:

  • The Setting Moon skill can instantly power up a large number of party members with the power of writing.
  • The Rising Sun skill is a skill that creates a sun orb that can restore the health of a single party member with the power of silent magic.

Many Players Build Artist As A DPS Class In Lost Ark:

We have noticed that many players in Lost Ark KR are using a DPS build for the Artist class rather than just support.

The DPS builds percentage among the Artist players is way more than what we can find in the Holy Knight (Paladin) class or the Bard class. Not only, but also it was so easy to find DPS gameplay for this specialist profession.

This absolutely confirms the stated fact, which says that all classes in Lost Ark are just DPS. This makes Lost Ark similar to any mobile game ​RPG rather than a real MMO.

Lost Ark Artist Gameplay:

The videos below show the PVE and PVP gameplay of the Artist class in various levels in the Lost Ark endgame, which will help and guide you to understand the gameplay of this specialist character.

The previous video shows small previews of the Artist profession that include her trailer, skins, and skills gameplay, which the Lost Ark KR region introduced in early 2022.

Another PVE gameplay video for the Artist class, this time about doing solo guardian Boss dungeon. This class is also able to use it as a method to farm gold from other players.

This time you can notice that the Artist class is using a PVE Support Build inside the Legion Raid dungeon of Brelshaza the Phantom Legion Commander in Lost Ark MMO.

Furthermore, the video above shows the Artist (Painter) PVP gameplay in the Lost Ark 3V3 Arena.

Best & Top Engravings For Artist In Lost Ark:

We present four methods to build Artist Engravings for Lost Ark: Support, Low-Cost, Balanced, and Common. Decide carefully on the right build for your adorable specialist class based on how much time and real money you are willing to risk losing.

Knowing that support builds are always friendly for everyone with lower costs. Therefore, here are suggested Lost Ark Artist Engraving Builds for both PVE and PVP:

Support Engraving Build: Full Bloom For PVE

  • Full Bloom: Level 3.
  • Awakening: Level 3.
  • Expert (Specialist): Level 3.
  • Heavy Armor: Level 3.
  • Near-Death (Crisis Evasion): Level 3.

There’s nothing big to say here, just if the build becomes expensive, just remove some of the engravings with the higher price. Moreover, this focuses on Full Bloom Engraving with Specialization and Swiftness stats.

Low-Cost Engravings Build: DPS Regression For F2P & Alts

  • Regression Level 3.
  • Mass increase Level 3.
  • Heavy Armor Level 1-3.

If you are a F2P Lost Ark player with low gold, the Artist Low-Cost Regression Engraving Build should be your ideal choice, which is for those who dislike grinding loops, RNG, and progress losses.

This is an also All-In-One Lost Ark Artist Build (PVE and PVP) that can be used for Alts. It focuses on Regression and a few engravings with Critical and Swiftness stats. Heavy Armor Level 3 is really fun to have for the Artist DPS build in PVE but it is required for PVP.

Balanced Engravings Builds: DPS Regression All-In-One

  • Regression Level 3.
  • Sharp Blunt (Keen Blunt Weapon) Level 3.
  • Blitz Commander (Raid Captain) Level 3.
  • Mass increase Level 3.
  • Heavy Armor Level 1-3.

It’s also an All-In-One Lost Ark Artist Build (PVE & PVP) based on Regression and basic Engravings with Critical and Swiftness stats. It’s for those who don’t like meta, niche, and multi-builds.

Besides, you can switch Mass increase with Spirit Absorption if you care more about speed. For PVE only, you can use Adrenaline instead of Heavy Armor.

Common Engravings Build: DPS Regression P2W

Keep in mind that the Lost Ark Artist Engravings build shown here are used by whale Pay-To-Win and Hardcore players, which cost time, a lot of gold, and real money to obtain. Therefore, if you’re looking for a simple and enjoyable gaming experience, this isn’t for you.

  • Regression Level 3.
  • Grudge Level 3.
  • Sharp Blunt (Keen Blunt Weapon) Level 3.
  • Blitz Commander (Raid Captain) Level 3.
  • Cursed Doll Level 3.
  • Super Charge Level 1 to 3.

Common Regression build is also preferred with Critical and Swiftness stats (PVE-only). You can switch Super Charge with Full Bloom or Adrenaline.

PVP Engravings For Guilds War (GVG):

These can be added to any Artist build to be suitable for Lost Ark GVG or open-world PVP events. knowing that any basic build (All-In-One) for your lovely Painter class with Heavy Armor at level 3 would be enough.

  • Heavy Armor Level 3.
  • Indomitable Will Level 3.
  • Spirit Absorption Level 3.

However, Lost Ark PVP outside of the arena is mostly P2W, so you need to be aware of that. Therefore, F2P and PVP players who want to join Lost Ark Guilds War (GVG) as an Artist class with an average item level will get one shot by P2W players. To know more, check below:

What Is Lost Ark Guild Wars?

Class Engravings Details For Artist:

Here is an overview guide of Artist class engravings effects in Lost Ark:

Regression: When using the Setting Moon and Rising Sun skills, Dohwa grants you a Critical Strike Rate and a Critical Damage increase for 60 seconds.

Full Bloom: When acquiring the marble, the energy of the rising sun spreads widely, recovering some of the painter’s maximum HP to party members within 24m including the target who obtained the marble.

For other engravings overviews, check the guide below:

F2P Engravings Guide

Combat Stats For Artist In Lost Ark:

Here is a short list of suggestions for Artist class combat stats, which are likely to be used in PVE and PVP:

PVE Combat Stats:

1st PVE Stats: ~60% Critical & ~40% Swiftness.
For example ~1600 Critical & ~700 Swiftness.
This is preferred for the Regression’s Low-Cost and Balanced Builds. Also, you can change stats based on your gear level.

2nd PVE Stats 2: ~70% Swiftness & ~30% Critical .
For example ~1800 Swiftness & ~600 Critical.
This is preferred for a Common Regression build and requires critical chance effects from the gear set and engravings.

3rd PVE Stats 3: ~45% Specialization & ~55% Swiftness.
For example ~500 Specialization & ~1500 Swiftness.
This is preferred for the Support Build.

Arena PVP Combat Stats:

1st PVP Stats: 80% Agility & ~20% Subdue & ~1% Critical.
For example, 1000 Agility & ~249 Subdue & ~1 Critical.
This is a General PVP stats for all classes. Besides, Subdue can be switched with Specialization if needed.

2nd PVP Stats: 60% Agility & ~40% Critical.
For example, 800 Agility & ~450 Critical.
This is also a General PVP stats for all classes.

Artist Skill Tree & Tripods Builds:

Finally, here are an example and suggestions of PVE skill tree builds for the Artist class in Lost Ark MMO, as will their tripods guide. In addition, there are a lot of DPS and SUP builds for the Artist class with different tripods. Therefore, change anything and everything until you find what works for you.

DPS & SUP PVE Skill Build Example:

You can get an idea of the Artist class skill tree builds and tripods from the example image below:
(skills are translated by Google)

Lost Ark Artist (Painter) Guide/Builds: Gameplay, Skills, Stats examples

PVE DPS Skill Builds:

1st DPS Skill Build 2nd DPS Skill Build 3rd DPS Skill Build

PVE SUP Skill Builds:

1st SUP Skill Build 2nd SUP Skill Build

Finally, we hope our Lost Ark Artist guide is simple and useful for everyone, especially F2P players. As always, we highly recommend learning from builds and performing changes to any Artist or Painter based on your gameplay style.

Furthermore, if you are a free-to-play player who looking to play Artist class in this Pay-to-Win MMO game. Your best option is to use only one Artist build to maximize fun to avoid grinding. Also, you might benefit from the following articles:

Lost Ark Honest Review Lost Ark Fast Gear Guide Lost Ark Gold Guide

To Download & Play Lost Ark, check below:

Lost Ark Global Lost Ark On Steam

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  1. OwMaGwah! You are a STAR! <3 THANK YOU SO MUCH
    Would be much easier for me to level her up, still not sure dps or sub but will try to get her to 50 and compare with holy knight see whats the difference between, I got a feeling that she can solo most of stuff without expensive dps engravings XD
    I mean like the Thronespire, my holy knight can only did floor 20 with 4×3 engriavings, i kinda wonder if this painter with 4×3 can do it without Grudge and damage gems lol

    1. OH BTW…I see painter you recommaond use Adrenaline, I actually saw some dps paladin running with Adrenaline instead of Keen Blunt Weapon, but in your post, you didn’t recommend using Adrenaline with pala, I wonder why?

    2. Paladin as DPS class doesn’t have a choice other than going Critical/Agility stats.

      Where using a lot of Agility will deplete mana fast and will be forced to stop damaging to refill the mana.

      As a result, there will be more than enough critical stats, so the adrenaline engraving will not get its full potential and became a waste of time and gold. Also because its conditions to apply are annoying for some classes.

      Havening more than enough Critical stats makes Keen Blunt engraving the best choice and also because Paladin has too many skills with multi-hit and critical chance tripods, so 90% of the time you will do Critical hit.

  2. LOL I know demon hunter is crazy dmg when changing to demon form, I tried on other players’ account test out, and was thinking of making an alt but oh well, i just cba as already make a mistake on the lance master, so i just focus on holy knight and maybe a painter in future that’s it lmao

    I still can’t see the icon in the photo hahaha, very sorry to ask you to do this but can you maybe upload the photo on imgbb and put a link here please XD sorry for the trouble.

    1. NP, I will update the skills guide tomorrow using the builder tools.

  3. Oh, I didn’t mean to solo bussing lol, I was thinking to get another 3 DPS or something like that or if the judgement build is good enough 2 man bus with another DPS, but i doubt I would get enough DPS lol

    Anyway, thanks for your opinions 🙂 the last thing want to ask is, would you please reupload the painter build photo please please please 😀
    It’s too small to see the tripods and skills

    Thank you once again <3

    1. Hi & You are welcome,
      I know that the Argos boss needs at least two people to be finished but most of the time you’ll be alone at some phases if you are 2.

      Even if you are 4 players, you and your team won’t need Blessing Arua Heal. The HP potions + survival skills/abilities/tripods will be enough. Also since having a high gear level will make the boss attack like a joke.

      Anything can be good enough if you know what are you doing.
      For example, last year I came across a demonic class user in Alts Argos Phase 1 run who was able to do ~50% DMG Done with a gear level of 1370 using just the demon class engraving and Blitz Commander. Plus, some classes did higher DMG by replacing Grudge with Awakening on a test target (on a real target Grudge will lose more due to the side effect).

      For now, I changed it into the bigger image, but it’s translated by google so follow the numbers and skills look rather than the words until we update it later using skills builder tools.

  4. Thank you for quick reply, is pity that you already quit, I understand how boring and frustrated with this massive P2W system, I think I stay just because the end game, once finish the last boss Brelshaza, I think will also quit due to all the reason you said above My other friend who is playing on RU server but told me hardly to get player to do Brelshaza, that’s enough to say RU server are dying with this game lol

    But you haven’t tell me, did you use your holy knight to bus Argos carry? If 1445 good enough with Blessing Arua Build?

    Thank you

    1. Hi,
      No, I didn’t do any carry with the Holy Knight class.

      Well, I never liked the solo curry thing for farming gold and I only did it using the destroyer class a few times for free to help a friend Alts mostly in the T3 Void/Abyss dungeons.

      But I don’t think that Blessing Arua Build is good enough for Solo DPS. Also, I haven’t seen anyone use Blessing Arua Build to solo farm dungeons such as Belganus because it needs a good DPS Build to farm it faster.

  5. Hey hey I finally make an alt to try out painter! I have few things want to discuss with you about this painter and pally, but don’t want to make 2 post hope is okay just write all here

    1. My painter only level up to 30 so far, but I feel her are are much stronger than pally, while my pally alt have engravings, ruined, plus 7% crit rate cards, she actually ad fast as my pally on same levels, do you think painter are way more powerful in dps compares to pally?

    2. I saw YouTube have painter solo Valtan bus NM, but not see pally solo bus and right now everyone can using their main to bus carry to make gold, I wonder if pally can bus carry Argos with 1472 ilvl?

    3. If 1472 can carry Argos, what relic set gears and build you think would be better? 4 man or 2 men bus? I seem saw someone 4 man carry Argos with just Blessing Aura build, is that even possible?

    4. Are you not play LA anymore? Lol want to play with your Destroyer

    1. Hi,
      The Paladin class is melee range and harder to play as DPS since it shines in fast and tanky gameplay that is unsuitable for popular P2W meta builds that use Grudge and Cursed Doll engraving which turns Paladin into a slow squishy class. In short, if you keep running with the Paladin including using long cast-time skills, you will do no DPS.

      On the other hand, a new Painter class like any new class will start OP. Also, it’s easy to play with long-range skills that can do one big number of damage (run then hit big damage or memorized combos) which is what P2W players favor (also because of how gear works).

      The game gear is broken, you won’t know what is the best class unless you play the equalized content.

      The upper top players in Lost Ark are whales P2W (like AsmonGold) and the bottom top are no-life zombies who do the same content a hundred times every week to maintain their gear level, which wasted every update.

      Either way, you can’t rely on their gameplay opinions (which include YouTubers) to find fun gaming. Because some P2W/hardcore players’ advice is too much that can turn your gaming into a nightmare.

      You may be noticed that we keep telling people to make changes and try different builds and classes until they can find the most enjoyable regardless of what has been nerfed or buffed. Since most of our content is based on popular things and takes into account many opinions.

      In short, play with the class you find fun and don’t care about what others are doing except to learn from their mistakes.

      lastly, I and every friend I know have stopped playing Lost Ark.
      They left the game one by one until I found myself alone. But I didn’t quit the game until I had to take a break due to moving to a new place.

      When I came back a month later to Lost Ark, I found an event that gives everyone’s gear level close to mine (~1450) in a few days, on which I spent hundreds of thousands of gold to get by playing like a zombie. Also, I started thinking about quitting long before that when I got one shot in GVG without being able to do any damage (+20 vs +15).

      Overall, I realized how much time I wasted doing non-fun loop content for nothing. After that, I focused on equalized content until I got bored and lost the will to log in (sometimes we log in to check for new patches to update our content).

      The game loop makes things too boring. Why do I have to do the same content hundreds of times to feel like I’m progressing normally, and then they take everything away after a few weeks? Not to mention how bad this game has surpassed in terms of P2W.

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