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Energy Overflow Soulfist Raid Build Guide


Introduction

The Soulfist is one of the Martial Artist classes in Lost Ark that is hard to learn and master. The Energy Overflow bruild heavily focuses on Swiftness, making the Soulfist a skill spamming machine. Her skill set consists of fast-paced melee and powerful ranged attacks, making her a versatile and enjoyable class to play.

The Soulfist synergizes well with other burst-focused classes as they increase the party's Attack Damage and Defense with Energy Release.

Her Identity Skill has 3 levels that have to be manually increased called Hype. Higher Identity level results in higher Damage and Attack Speed with shorter Cooldowns at the cost of the duration decrease every level.

Energy Overflow focuses on keeping your Hype resource below 30%. This is accomplished by spamming your skills as much as possible. This build is better in T1 and does well into T2. The build starts to fall off in T3, but still holds up to Robust Spirit, albeit a bit behind in overall damage.

Check out the Robust Spirit Soulfist Raid Guide for an alternative Soulfist playstyle.

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 Soulfist Leveling and 1-50 Leveling guides to reach Level 50.

Difficulty
Intermediate
Mobility
Very High
Survivability
Average
Back Attack
Beneficial

Raid Skill Build

  • Energy Release is a self buff Ready Attack and a party buff Fighting Spirit EnhancementEnergy Release Enhancement. It increases Attack Power and survivability for the entire party.
  • Merciless Pummel is one of the strongest normal skills in the Soulfist's arsenal that hits multiple times.
  • Flash Step can be used to either buff yourself Victory Shout or as a mobility skill.
  • Bolting Crash has low cooldoown. That leads to a high uptime of the team buff Ready Attack.
  • You can replace Heavenly Squash or Crippling Barrier with Tempest Blast or Shadowbreaker. This alternative performs better before you have access to Dominion Fang Set.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation

Gameplay

Soulfist's skill rotation focuses around efficiently using her Attack Power buffs.

  1. Normal Skill Rotation:
    1. 3x Flash Step
    2. Once low energy
    3. Bolting Crash
    4. Energy Release
    5. Energy Blast
    6. Merciless Pummel
    7. Force Orb
    8. Heavenly Squash
    9. Crippling Barrier
  2. Soulfists have different Attack Power buffs for herself and her teammates, but only the highest self and party buff are applied to your skills at any given time. In other words, your self buffs don't stack.
  3. Transition to Level 3 Hype before using your Awakening. Besides from that, stay on Level 2 Hype and let the buff run out. The reason for avoiding Level 3 Hype is, once it runs out, you have to wait a very long time before you can use Hype again due to the lack of Specialization. But once you reach Tier 3 and unlock at least the 2 Set Effect of Dominion Fang, you can transition into Level 3 Hype if your Level 2 Hype is about to run out, or if there is a big damage window, which can be used to deal a lot of damage. (Eg.: If the boss is staggered.)

Stats Priority

Swiftness all the way! In general, you should try to get Swiftness on all your accessories. Get Crit as the second Combat Stat on the necklace. High Swiftness gives you more Cooldown to spam your skills to keep your energy low.


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

  • Adrenaline is a great engraving while having spammable skills. Gives Crit Rate and Attack Power per stack.
  • Energy Overflow is your class engraving that increases your damage when your energy is below 30%.

Add-On Endgame Engravings

  • Raid Captain is another great DPS engraving that scales off your speed you get from Swiftness.
  • Keen Blunt Weapon* requires a high Crit stat to make use of its bonus Crit Damage.
  • Mass Increase can be used instead of Keen Blunt Weapon if your Crit Rate is below 47%. The Attack Speed reduction is countered by reaching over 1600 Swiftness in the late-game and the Hype Attack Speed buff, which makes this engraving a viable substitute for Cursed Doll.

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 needing specific positioning, making it worthwhile even with the penalty.
  • Cursed Doll* is a significant Attack Power increase at the cost of 25% healing penalty. The healing penalty can be punishing for inexperienced players not familiar with boss mechanics.

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

Optimal Setups

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

Standard

Energy Overflow
Adrenaline
Grudge
Mass Increase
Keen Blunt Weapon
Raid Captain

Alternative

Energy Overflow
Adrenaline
Grudge
Cursed Doll
Keen Blunt Weapon
Mass Increase

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.

"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 Set

Tier 3 Legion Raid Set

1415 - 1444 gearscore
Preordained Diligence Pauldrons
Preordained Diligence Gloves
Demon Beast Strength Chestpiece
Demon Beast Strength Focus
Demon Beast Strength Headpiece
Demon Beast Strength Pants


1445+ gearscore
Dominion Fang 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 parings.

Check the Rune Guide for more details.

SkillsRunes
Bolting CrashBleed
Energy BlastGalewind
Heavenly SquashJudgment
Flash StepQuick Recharge
Crippling BarrierProtection
Force OrbConviction
Merciless PummelGalewind
Energy ReleaseGalewind
  • If you have them, use Conviction and Judgment on both Force Orb and Heavenly Squash respectively for the additional Cooldown Reduction.
  • Galewind shortens the cast time of long animation skills.
  • Flash Step can be cast 3 times successively to trigger Quick Recharge.
  • Bleed add it to a damage dealing skill with low Cooldown. It helps to increase the uptime of the bleed debuff.

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 Skill Tree System Guide.

Heavenly SquashHard Hitter
Exquisite Attack
Flash StepVictory Shout
Crippling BarrierQuick Prep
Hard Hitter
Keen Judgment
Energy BlastWeak Point Detection
Ferocious Strike
Force OrbQuick Preparation
Powerful Wave
Scattering Wave
Merciless PummelHard Hitter
Coldhearted
Double Up
Energy ReleaseQuick Preparation
Ready Attack

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

Merciless Pummel
Heavenly Squash
Force Orb
Crippling Barrier
Energy Blast

Cooldown Gems

Merciless Pummel
Heavenly Squash
Force Orb
Energy Release
Crippling Barrier
Energy Blast


Card Sets

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

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

Budget Card Set

Optimal Damage Card Set


Summary

  • This class needs high Swiftness to shine, as you'll be relying on low Cooldowns to maintain your rotation.
  • Keep spamming your skills, don't worry about Hype management.
  • Use all your Attack Power buffs wisely. Don't forget, not all Attack Power buffs stack!
  • Bolting Crash is your Counter Attack skill.

Credits

Written by KimKim
Incorporated by Starlast
Reviewed by Raxxanterax


Changelog

Jul 24th 2022
Updated Engravings section.

Jun 29th 2022
Updated Gear Set section to include full relic sets build.