Lost Ark Gunner Overview: Artillerist, Deadeye, Gunslinger, Sharpshooter

by | Last updated Jan 31, 2024

With 15 different classes set to be available at launch in Lost Ark, there’s a lot to take in. Even learning just one class takes a ton of time and dedication, making it especially important to pick the right main. When it comes to Gunner’s, there are a total of four options, and we’ll break down all of these in our Lost Ark Gunner overview. 

Gunner Class Overview

Gunner is the go-to pick in Lost Ark for fans of a ranged playstyle. It’s a bit different from most MMOs, as three of the Gunner’s advanced classes feature futuristic guns, rather than the bows or crude weapons we are used to. 

Still, it’s an amazing class with a ton of versatility. Despite its use of ranged weapons, some of the classes even do their best work up close and personal. 


Artillerist is a heavy gunner type of class. It features a big gun that can transform into a few different modes and is all about massive, slow attacks. It excels at AoE damage and can easily take down hordes of monsters. 

There are some drawbacks however, as moves are slow and a lot of their spells are area targeted. This means both monsters and players can simply move out the way, making it a bit difficult to pull off, especially in PvP. 

Deadeye & Gunslinger 

Deadeye and Gunslinger fit together as they are essentially just a male and female version of the same class. They use three guns: a shotgun, dual pistols, and a sniper rifle, all of which have different ranges and unique skills. 

It’s a quite difficult class as you have to constantly be switching between your weapons to get the most damage out, as well as spending a lot of time in close range, as your shotguns do the most damage. However, they are also the most mobile classes in the game. So, it’s a good choice if you want a high-skill cap class that can run circles around opponents. 

When it comes to the difference between the two, it’s not that much, but deadeye is better for sniping, while gunslinger is superior with the shotgun. 


Last but not least comes the sharpshooter, the bow-wielding Gunner option. It features fast, long-ranged attacks, as well as a pet bird! It’s a traditional ‘ranger’ class that allows you to sit back and rain down destruction on your opponents from afar, and is the only class in the west that has a stealth mechanic. However, a key drawback is that Sharpshooters are very squishy. It’s a great pick if you’re looking for something like a ranger as you pick your Lost Ark class.

Now that you know about the Gunner, all that’s left to do is wait for the Fall launch to finally blast some enemies away!