Lost Ark features many classic MMORPG classes, including quite a few awesome ranged heroes. The Deadeye class is one of these ranged classes, boasting a versatile set of lethal weapons and some impressive combat skills to match. Leveling up Deadeye is generally faster than many other classes, but it can be tricky to get into the swing of Deadeye’s playstyle at lower levels.
Deadeye Class Overview
The Deadeye class is an advanced class within the main Gunner ranged class. He is an awesome choice if you’re hoping to unload a flurry of hard-hitting bullets into evil enemies’ faces head-on or from a distance, and he can add immense value to just about any team dynamic.
Since Deadeye flaunts such a wonderful blend of uses and abilities in battle, players should try to create two separate skill setups for different scenarios while leveling. Once you hit level 50, create a build for Chaos Dungeons and Cube, and another build for Raids as this will be really helpful in the endgame.
However, some players may find that continuously switching between builds while leveling up can be understandably tedious. Since Deadeye is naturally versatile, players can also opt to create a mixed build for PvE and PvP instances.
Deadeye has quite an impressive range of skills and attributes and can be somewhat similar to the Gunslinger in many aspects. He has almost everything to offer Lost Ark players, including mobility, single target damage, and AoE damage abilities.
The Deadeye class takes full advantage of unleashing bullets at point-blank range for maximum DPS, topped with back assaults. As a result, he can attack from both ranged and melee distances.
Deadeye’s hybrid DPS-type playstyle can make him extremely valuable in PvP, PvE, raids, and much more, but it can also make him tricky to get the hang of. Understanding his mechanics and playstyle is crucial to ensuring you unlock his true potential.
Deadeye Identity Skill
Like the Gunslinger, Deadeye is equipped with 3 unique weapons – a gun for every occasion. He uses dual pistols, a sniper, and a shotgun, depending on the dynamics of each enemy or battle. Below are the benefits of each of Deadeye’s weapons:
- Dual Pistols: High mobility attacks, topped with dashes, leaps, and mixed AoE skills. These attacks are useful for debuffing enemies, increasing crit damage to enemies overall.
- Shotgun: Deals waves of high burst damage attacks and combos, and it’s use is more effective the closer you are to the enemy. However, it can still be handy from a fair distance.
- Sniper: Great for taking down enemies from a distance.
Deadeye’s DPS and overall damage rely on back attacks and close-ranged attacks, so the pistols and shotgun will typically be used more often. The sniper attacks are generally reserved for when Deadeye cannot use his pistols or shotgun.
Deadeye Awakening Skills
It will take some time and solid Lost Ark grinding before you can unlock the Deadeye Awakening skills. You will first need to complete the Main Questline until you reach Vern city, after which you will meet Beatrice who will ask you to visit her in Trixion.
Below are Deadeye’s Awakening skills and how you can choose which Awakening skill would be best for your preferred Deadeye build:
This awakening skill tosses out explosive circles around Deadeye, dealing damage to enemies. The ring may take some getting used to, but it can come in handy throughout many PvP instances.
This awakening skill uses a sniper rifle and fires 3 times. The first 2 shots will deal a ton of damage to the first target that gets hit, while the final shot does bonus damage and knocks back enemies.
Bursting Flare is by far the most common option for Deadeye players, as it’s fairly reliable and much simpler to use overall. It can be helpful in many instances, making for quite a flexible build overall.
Deadeye Leveling Guide
Since Deadeye has a gun for every occasion and can deal both single target damage and AoE damage, he makes for a well-balanced class throughout the leveling phase. His mobility also makes the entire leveling process far smoother and quicker compared to many other Lost Ark classes.
Gear & Combat Stats
Focus on equipping the highest item level gear possible throughout the leveling process. Also, focus on Swiftness for even more movement speed, as well as reduced casting time and faster skill cooldowns.
Prioritize the Crit and Specialization Combat Stats, as this will increase Deadeye’s overall damage and clear speed. Since Deadeye can deal some nice AoE damage, he’ll be able to clear out mobs relatively easily. But, boosting these stats will still be beneficial while leveling him up.
Best Class Engravings
Unlocking the Deadeye Class Engravings will take some time and gameplay, but they’ll be incredibly valuable in the endgame. Below are Deadeye’s Class Engravings as well as their uses:
This class engraving will increase Deadeye’s crit rate whenever weapons are switched. This is used for the most popular build and is pretty common for almost all Deadeye players, especially throughout the endgame phases.
This class engraving can be useful and deadly with some skill in the endgame, but it is very niche. It removes the use of the shotgun and sniper skills, enhancing the power of all pistol attacks. It grants additional pistol damage while increasing outgoing damage against staggered enemies as well.
Generic Engravings can be acquired from Engraving Books, or from items such as necklaces, rings, or earrings. The Deadeye’s most suitable generic Engravings will depend on your preferred playstyle, as all of them may have certain pros and cons.
Below are the best generic engravings for Deadeye:
- Enhanced Weapon: Changing stances will increase crit rate, depending on the engraving’s level.
- Master of Ambush: This engraving is a perfect match for Deadeye as it offers more damage with back atttacks – which are crucial for this class.
- Grudge: This engraving can be great for increasing overall damage to enemies, but it also increases incoming damage. Since the damage penalty is flat accross levels and outgoing damage boosts are scaled, this engraving is only really worthwhile once you can max it out to level 3.
- Precise Dagger: Increases crit damage.
- Cursed Doll: Increases attack power.
- Keen Blunt Weapon: Offers a crit rate chance increase, but it also stands the chance of decreasing normal attack damage. Still, if you can land some solid crit hits, you will still end up with more damage overall.
- Adrenaline: Great for increasing any damage that stacks based on your damage output.
- Heavy Armor: Increases total defense skill, scaling up based on the engraving’s level. This may not be necessary for every player since Deadeye can dodge incoming attacks fairly well thanks to his mobility, but it may be handy if you’re struggling to get a grip of his mobility and playstyle at lower levels.
Continue The Main Story
Continuing the Main Questline will be the best way to get levels as quickly as possible in Lost Ark. You will have to face a ton of enemies and mobs along the way, which will reward you with some great XP.
In addition to the XP gained from enemy encounters, players can expect to receive some bonus XP for each quest after it’s completed. Completing the Main Questline is also vital for unlocking Deadeye’s most powerful skills, as well as gaining access to some awesome in-game activities.
Skill Point Allocation
Allocate Skill Points to gain Tripods for the Deadeye class’s most effective skills, depending on where you’re at in the game. You’ll be able to swap out skills as needed based on the needs of the encounter or the needs of your team.
Below are the most helpful Skill Tripods for Deadeye, as well as how to manage Skill points as you head towards level 50:
- Level 12: Enforce Execution (4 points) and Somersault Shot (4 points) for mobility.
- Level 20-21: Equilibrium (48 points) for damage and AoE clearing.
- Level 30: Shotgun Rapid Fire (48 points) for single target damage and AoE clearing.
- Level 38: Shotgun Dominator (48 points) for single target damage and AoE clearing.
- Level 45: Death Fire (48 points) for AoE clearing.
Any extra Skill Points can be used on Deadeye’s low cooldown skills, provided that Equilibrium is already maxed. Equilibrium will allow players to blast their way through enemies until more deadly skills can be maxed.
Filler skills can still be quite useful while leveling, as they can buy you some time while your main skills are on cooldown. Remember to reallocate these points to Deadeye’s main skills where necessary.
Deadeye Gameplay Tips
Although every player’s experience with the Deadeye will vary depending on build, setup, and preferred playstyle, there are a few fundamental aspects that any gamer can use throughout their Lost Ark journey.
Defeating Mobs With Deadeye
Mobs are an easy target for Deadeye, as he can easily run them down with his mix of single-target and AoE skills. But, using some strategy can help speed up the process for a faster leveling experience overall.
Group the enemies, elites, or bosses closely together before unleashing your flurry of attacks. You can easily burst them down using Equilibrium as you level up, and can drag mobs to line them up before using Shotgun skills at higher levels.
Mobility With Deadeye
Deadeye is already quite a mobile class compared to many others, already increasing the overall speed of the leveling phase. However, you can still benefit from using his mobility skills more often than not to run through the leveling stage as quickly as possible.
Use Deadeye’s Enforce Execution, Dexterous Shot, and Somersault abilities to increase movement speed while traveling. You can also use the spacebar dodge to traverse quickly in areas where you’re unable to mount.
Attack From The Back
Getting some great shots at enemies from close range is undeniably effective for this class, but many of Deadeye’s abilities and skills rely on landing some solid hits from the rear. His abilities, skills, and overall playstyle will definitely be more effective with as many back attacks as possible – even better, back attacks at a close range.
This is especially important if you’ve opted for a build that increases damage dealt by back attacks. It can be tricky to get the positioning right at the beginning, but it’s crucial if you want to build a Deadeye that deals some high DPS and solid damage overall.
Deadeye is one of the most popular classes in Lost Ark to date, and for many good reasons. He boasts a skill set that includes almost everything you’d want in a versatile damage class, making him a fun and valuable addition to any team – and, a deadly force at higher levels.