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Communication Overflow Summoner Raid Build Guide


Introduction

Summoner is one of the original Mage classes that was introduced. Although a bit old, the class has gone through several changes and iterations that have made the class a lot more interactive to play. Don't be fooled by the class name! Lost Ark's Summoner doesn't fully embrace the classic Summoner archetype but has its own quirks and aesthetics that make the class really stand out from the rest.

between a Specialization focused build Master Summoner and a Pet Swiftness version Communication Overflow.

Aside from the Pets, her Identity consists of 5 different Ancient Spirit Summons that have different effects when used. Deciding when to use the appropriate Ancient Spirit is key to maximizing your damage. Dealing damage will fill up your Identity Bubbles, which will allow you to use specific Ancient Spirits. Stuck in a pinch and need protection? Jahia & Ligheas has your back. Confident in your ability to hit Doomsdays? Akir acts similarly as their huge nuke. This class is very versatile with her Ancient Spirit Summons, allowing her to deal with different situations with ease.

This article will focus on the Pet build. With pets to command around, this will be a very safe and consistent build to play!

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Communication Overflow
Adrenaline

Check out the Master Summoner for an alternative play style.

Check out the Guardian Raids and Abyssal Dungeons guides for an introduction to their content.

This build guide assumes you have a Character at Level 50 before transitioning to it. Check out the Summoner Leveling and 1-50 Leveling guides to reach Level 50.

Difficulty
Low
Mobility
Low
Survivability
Average
Back Attack
None

Raid Skill Build

  • Earth Collapse is your flex skill. You can replace it with Steed Charge if you need Stagger. Winged Spirit great skill for Charming Instinct Set procs during downtime. Reine's Protection is also another option for purifying teammates.
  • Water Elemental is your Counter.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation

Gameplay

Ancient SpiritOrb CostWeak pointStaggerDamage
Osh3Lv 2NoneLow
Alimaji4Lv 2Mid-HighDecent
Phoenix5LV 1LowDecent
Jahia & Ligheas6NoneHighestHigh
Akir7NoneMidHighest
Ancient Spirit effect changes if you have Advanced Summoner

Normal skill rotation

  1. Summon Shurdi, Maririn, Pauru.
  2. Sticky Moss Swamp (start using pet attacks after buff)
  3. Water Elemental
  4. Ancient Spear ->animation cancel into Kelsion
  5. Elcid
  6. Earth Collapse
  7. Use Kelsion - Thunderstroke, Pauru - Flame Breath and Maririn - Charge during Ready Attack windows.

Steed Charge skill rotation

  1. Summon Shurdi, Maririn, Pauru.
  2. Sticky Moss Swamp (start using pet attacks after buff)
  3. Steed Charge
  4. Water Elemental
  5. Kelsion
  6. Elcid
  7. Ancient Spear
  8. Alimaji

Tips

  1. You can space yourself to hit all 3 spears from Ancient Spear.
  2. Summoner has animation cancels similar to Sorceress. You can Electric Storm (while casting get the indicator of another skill up ie: Ancient Spear). Press Ancient Spear after Electric Storm casts. As you can see, you can do animation cancels into animation cancels with a class like Summoner. Be sure to take advantage of it to speed up your rotation!
  3. Akir is highest damage output, but Alimaji is efficient as well. Phoenix can be used with Charming Instinct Set unless you have Master Summoner.
  4. Try to space out Sticky Moss Swamp and Elcid for damage buffs before nukes. If you cannot properly align Sticky Moss Swamp with Ancient Spear, use Elcid instead.

Stats Priority

For this build, the recommended Combat Stats is to run 950-1000 Crit (with pet buffs) and the rest into Swiftness for optimal damage.
For the most min-max Summoner build, getting the appropriate gems/tripods/~1747 Swiftness you can swap to Shrieking Hallucination Set.


Engravings

Class Engravings provide powerful benefits that dictate the playstyle of a class. Battle Engravings are generally used to increase damage. Below are the recommended Engravings for this build. 

Check out the Engraving Guide for more details.

Starter Engravings

  • Communication Overflow for maximum pet uptime and damage.
  • Adrenaline increases Crit Rate and overall good engraving. Helps reach Keen Blunt Weapon threshold.

Add-On Endgame Engravings

  • Keen Blunt Weapon* is a good engraving to utilize when you have more than 70% Crit Rate.
  • Hit Master can be used since your main damage dealing skills don't have positional attack modifiers. This can hinder Kelsion damage however.
  • Raid Captain is a great engraving for Swiftness classes.
  • Master Summoner is a great 5x+1 engraving for the value it provides to your Ancient Spirit skills. Keep this engraving at 1 or 2.

Advanced Engravings

Note: The Advanced Engravings are the Best in Slot setup for Tier 3 content. The penalties attached to these can be hard to overcome for new players. Only use the following engravings if you are experienced with the boss fights!

  • Grudge* increases damage done while also increasing damage received. The engraving is a highly effective damage increase without requiring specific positioning, making it worthwhile even with the penalty.
  • Cursed Doll* provides an attack power increase at the cost of 25% healing penalty.

(*)These Engravings should only be used at Engraving Level 3.

Optimal Setups

Engravings are listed in order of priority from left to right.

Standard

Communication Overflow
Grudge
Keen Blunt Weapon
Adrenaline
Raid Captain

Alternative

Communication Overflow
Grudge
Keen Blunt Weapon
Adrenaline
Cursed Doll
Communication Overflow
Grudge
Keen Blunt Weapon
Adrenaline
Hit Master

Gear Sets

These are the specific gear sets for each tier.
Check out the Gear Set Guide for more details.

Notes :

  • If speedrunning your alts, you can skip Abyss Dungeon Gear up to 1370 gearscore by just honing Chaos Dungeon Gear.
  • If you're close to 1445 gearscore and were already doing Valtan/Vykas Normal Mode, you can skip crafting the Legendary Legion Raid Gears.
  • If you have already crafted Relic Gears, hold onto them because once you unlock the Gear Set Conversion feature, you will be able to freely swap between Relic Legion Raid Sets.
  • Summoner is no cheap class and requires care for a smooth endgame experience. For newer players, the Shrieking Hallucination Set will be much easier to play out. For more experienced players, Poem of Salvation Set will be the set to go.
  • Charming Instinct Set for a cheaper alternative/alt focused build.

"Play at your own pace" Route

Tier 1

340 gearscore
Seraphic Oath Set


460 gearscore
Boisterous Elemental Set

Tier 2

840 gearscore
Marvelous Earth Set


960 gearscore
Unyielding Will Set

Early Tier 3

1302 - 1370 gearscore
Twisted Dimensional Set

Tier 3 Argos Set

1370 - 1415 gearscore
Preordained Diligence Headpiece
Chosen Shoulderpiece
Preordained Diligence Chestpiece
Preordained Diligence Pants
Chosen Gloves
Chosen Long Staff

Tier 3 Legion Raid Set

1415 - 1444 gearscore
Demon Beast Strength Headpiece
Chosen Shoulderpiece
Preordained Diligence Chestpiece
Preordained Diligence Pants
Demon Beast Strength Gloves
Chosen Long Staff


1445+ gearscore

Charming Instinct Set cheap/early game option.

Once you have high spec/tripods/gems/etc. (at least Lv4-5 Tripods & Lv 7 gems+)
Poem of Salvation Set
or
Shrieking Hallucination Set


Runes

Runes enhance skills with extra bonuses. All Rune drops are account bound and have limited availability, so placement of Runes on the correct skills is important. Below are the recommended pairings.

Check the Rune Guide for more details.

SkillsRunes
Ancient SpearGalewind
Sticky Moss SwampConviction
Earth CollapseWealth
Water ElementalJudgment
ShurdiBleed
PauruQuick Recharge
ElcidFocus
MaririnQuick Recharge
  • Wealth on high identity generators.
  • Galewind on skills that need to be cast faster.
  • Overwhelm on Steed Charge for more stagger.
  • Quick Recharge helps reset CDs.
  • Conviction & Judgment to help with mana and CDs.

Gear Skill Tree and Tripods

While Gems add benefits to skills, you can also increase the effects of tripods themselves. Tripod levels go up to 5 and each level can increase the damage, cooldown reduction or buff that they provide.

For more information on how to add equipment tripods and how to get them, please visit our Tripod System Guide.

Sticky Moss SwampReady Attack
Earth CollapseFlame Collapse
Shake
Earth Manipulator
Water ElementalN/A
Ancient SpearQuick Prep
Explosive Spear
Ancient Strength
PauruWeak Point Detection
Atk. Power Enhancement
Blue Flame Pauru
ElcidMagick Amplification
Deadly Poison Seed
Elite Summoning
ShurdiShining Growth
Thrilling Light
Smart Shurdi
MaririnSmall Talk
Atk. Power Enhancement
Charge Command

Gems

Gems grant bonus damage and cooldown reduction to specific skills. You can only equip 11 of these Gems at a time so it is recommended that you prioritize the Gems for your most important skills.

Please visit our Gem System Guide for more information like how to create higher tier Gems.

Attack Gems

Ancient Spear
Maririn
Pauru
Elcid
Earth Collapse
Shurdi
Akir

Cooldown Gems

Ancient Spear
Elcid
Sticky Moss Swamp
Earth Collapse


Card Sets

Cards are an endgame system for maximizing your character. Below are the recommended sets for this class.

Check the Card Guide for more details on how to obtain them.

Budget Card Set

Optimal Damage Card Set


Summary

  • It's recommended to go Charming Instinct if you don't have the necessary Tripods/Gems/Stats/Engraving for a smooth experience.
  • Use Pet Attacks and nukes during Ready Attack window.
  • Remember animation cancels on the class.
  • Try to be in position to hit all 3 spears!

Credits

Written by Starlast
Reviewed by Perciculum


Changelog

Dec 12th 2022
Article Published