The Artillerist is a slow but deadly damage focused class. Most of his skills deal damage in a huge Area of Effect (AoE) which helps to clear big monster waves within seconds. Artillerist starts with Enhanced Shell which applies Armor Destruction Defense Debuff on hit to further increases the damage dealt.
During the leveling process, focus on equipping the highest Item Level gear while prioritizing the Crit and Specialization Combat Stats to increase your damage and clear speed. To level quickly, focus on doing Main Story Quest with some exceptions.
For a walk-through of the leveling quests, check out the Leveling Guide.
Skill Point Allocation
Allocate Skill Points to gain Tripods for your most powerful Skills. Below are the notable Character Levels to obtain the most important Skill Tripods. Left over points can be spent on secondary Skills of your choice. Make sure you reallocate those points into the main Skills when needed.
Check the Skill Point Guide for more details.
Level 11: Enhanced Shell (4 points) to apply Defense Debuff on targets.
Level 15: Gatling Gun (20 points) helps against group of mobs.
Level 19: Flamethrower (20 points) further increases the clear speed of mob groups.
Level 25: Air Raid (20 points), Napalm Shot (4 points) and Multiple Rocket Launcher (4 points) adds high AoE and single target damage.
Level 30: Max out Air Raid to deal more damage to boss monsters.
Level 34: Remove all points from Enhanced Shell, Gatling Gun and Napalm Shot. Max out Multiple Rocket Launcher to increase your damage output. Add 4 Points to Summon Turret for more consistent Defense Debuff.
Level 41: Gravity Explosion (20 points) and Homing Barrage (48 points) adds more AoE and single target damage. Remove all points from Flamethrower.
Level 45: Max out Gravity Explosion and add 4 points to Flamethrower for better mob clear speed.
Follow the Main Story Quest to Vern city until Beatrice notifies you to visit her in Trixion. Completing her questline rewards Energy Field and Missile Barrage Awakening Skill. Check your mailbox and consume the items to unlock the skills. Max out Energy Field and add 4 points to Napalm Shot.
Extra Skill Points during leveling can be invested into any low Cooldown skills for faster clear speed. Make sure you reallocate those points into the main Skills by following the guide above.
Check the Skill Point Guide to learn where to get extra Skill Points.
The Artillerist is a range focused damage dealer with highly damaging Area of Effect (AoE) Skills. Group up enemies with Gravity Explosion and use AoE Skills to kill them all at once. Single damage output for Dungeon Bosses can be increased with specific Tripods like Armor Destruction and The Big One.
Once you reach Level 50, the following guides will guide you through the end game content and activities:
- Firepower Enhancement Artillerist Raid Build Guide
- Barrage Enhancement Artillerist Raid Build Guide
- Artillerist Chaos Dungeon
- Artillerist PvP Guide
- Raid Guides
- Abyssal Dungeon Guides
- Use Enhanced Shell and Summon Turret to debuff mobs to kill them faster.
- Air Raid and Homing Barrage provide single target damage.
- Use Gravity Explosion to group up mobs before casting AoE damage skills.
Written by Seiwa
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Reviewed by Lexyu