Welcome to our Lost Ark Paladin guide! This class is one of the most useful and highest-demanded classes due to its supportive nature. The Paladin is one of just two support classes in the game and focuses on shields and buffs, alongside a touch of healing. 

Paladins are also able to do a fair bit of damage, but generally, you’ll want to play the class as a support. With that being said, it’s still extremely fun, rewarding, and perfect for anyone who wants to get a spot in a group at any time. 

Paladin Leveling Guide

Leveling in Lost Ark is more of a tutorial for the class than anything else and you will have a fairly smooth experience doing just about anything. However, with that being said, there are a few things you can do to optimize your leveling experience. 

To maximize damage while leveling, you should focus all your skill points on the following skills: 

  • Charge (for mobility)
  • Wrath of God
  • Holy Land
  • Holy Sword

These skills should make up the core of your rotation, as they provide huge damage and are very easy to use. If you have any leftover points, you can use them to test out new skills.

Best Paladin PvE Engravings and Stat Priority

Like most classes, the Paladin can be split into two builds, based on its class-specific engravings: Blessed Aura and Judgement. 

As you might imagine based on the names, Blessed Aura focuses on the supporting aspects – providing buffs, shielding, and healing. Meanwhile, Judgement is a damage-focused engraving

Blessed Aura stat priority: Spec and Swiftness (Take Spec until 1135, then rest into Swiftness)

Judgement stat priority: Spec and Swiftness (Take Spec until 1135, then rest into Swiftness)

Best Blessed Aura Engravings

  1. Awakening
  2. Blessed Aura
  3. Spirit Absorption
  4. Specialist
  5. Heavy Armor
  6. Drops of Ether

Best Judgement Engravings

  1. Grudge
  2. Judgement
  3. Awakening
  4. Spirit Absorption
  5. Cursed Doll
  6. Master Brawler

Paladin Chaos Dungeon & Cube Tripods and Skill Builds

Paladins tend to use the same build in both Chaos Dungeons and the Cube, focusing on AoE damage and multiple buffs. The following build is very strong and should suit you for a long time, but it is also flexible if you want to experiment with other skills. As for Awakening Skills, you should use Althanes’ Judgement for all builds.

For new players, to read these builds simply look at which skills are colored and pick the upgrades based on the small images below the names. Then, add runes for further upgrades.

Here’s how you should spend your points:

Paladin Dungeon & Cube Build

Lategame Dungeon & Cube Build

Paladin Raid Tripods and Skill Builds

When it comes to raids, you’ll want to go for a more specialized build. This is where things get different for the two class-specific engravings, so you should pay close attention to the builds, depending on which play style you’re going for. 

Best Paladin Gems

Attack GemsCooldown Gems
Executor’s SwordExecutor’s Sword
Holy SwordHoly Sword
Flash ThrustLight Shock
Godsent Law
Wrath of God
Holy Protection
Holy Land
Heavenly Blessings

Best Paladin Card Sets

For Blessed Aura you should go with:

  • Romanticist and Field Boss
  • OR
  • We’ll Meet Again and Forest of Giants

For Judgement you should go with:

  • We’ll Meet Again and Forest of Giants
  • OR
  • Lostwind Cliff

Best Paladin PvE Combos

In Lost Ark, skills combo together to create a powerful chain of moves that is much more effective than using each move individually. As such, there will be a huge damage difference between players who know how to get the most out of their class, and those who don’t. 

That being said, most fights are very dynamic, so you won’t always be able to complete your full combo, as surviving should be the key focus. Still, here’s how a core combo looks for both Paladin builds: 

Blessed Aura Paladin Combo

  1. Light Shock or Godsent Law (To apply Stigma debuff to enemies)
  2. Holy Protection
  3. Wrath of God
  4. Heavenly Blessings
  5. Holy Sword
  6. Charge (Mobility)

Judgement Paladin Combo

  1. Godsent Law (To apply Stigma debuff to enemies)
  2. Holy Protection
  3. Wrath of God
  4. Heavenly Blessings
  5. Holy Sword
  6. Flash Thrust
  7. Executor’s Sword

Thank you for checking out our Lost Ark Paladin PvE Guide! Now you should be ready to get the most out of your class and progress through the endgame in Lost Ark. We’ll keep this page constantly updated, should any changes happen.