Peacemaker Gunslinger Raid Build Guide


This Gunslinger build revolves around the Peacemaker Class Engraving. The Engraving gives a different benefit to all 3 weapons in her arsenal, but it's mainly used to further increase the most damaging Rifle skills Perfect Shot, Focused Shot and Target Down.

Peacemaker Gunslinger is one of the few classes in Lost Ark which focuses on the Crit Combat Stat. This synergizes well with the Crit Debuff from Spiral Tracker, Equilibrium and Dexterous Shot. Rotating between these skills keeps the debuff active on a target and increases the entire party's damage output.

This build utilizes the Shotgun and Rifle skills and needs to constantly change from mid-range to long-range. It has a higher damage potential than the Time to Hunt build, which doesn't have access to the Shotgun.

Check out the Time to Hunt Gunslinger for an alternative Gunslinger 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 Gunslinger Leveling and 1-50 Leveling guides to reach Level 50.

Long Range ✔
High Mobility ✔
High Damage ✔
High Crit Debuff Uptime ✔

❌ Low Defense
❌ High Skill Cap
❌ Animation Locked
❌ Requires Weapon Rotations

Raid Skill Build

  • Both Eye of Twilight and High-Caliber HE Bullet are usable awakening preferences; the latter does slightly less damage with a faster start-up for hitting agile bosses.
  • The Weakness Exposure Skill Tree on Spiral Tracker and Equilibrium is your party synergy buff.
  • Peacekeeper(1st hit) and Last Request are your Counter Attacks.
  • Swap to your Pistol whenever you need mobility to use Dexterous Shot, Peacekeeper, Quick Step, Somersault Shot and generic spacebar dodge.
  • Bullet Rain is your pistol DPS skill.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation

Gameplay & Skill Rotation

Gunslinger doesn't require positional damage as all the Shotgun skills have In a Tight Spot to remove the need to Back Attack and Rifle skills don't have positional requirements as well. She is a versatile DPS class, unlike her other half (Deadeye) that requires Close Range and Back Attack for optimal damage output.

  1. Pistol Stance is your default starting mode. Stay in this stance when you need mobility to maneuver around mechanics or reposition to safety with Quick Step, Somersault Shot, Dexterous Shot and Peacekeeper. Try to save Spacebar for canceling long skill animations when needed.
  2. Debuff your target with Weakness Exposure from either Spiral Tracker or Equilibrium. Rotate between these skills to keep the debuff active.
  3. Self buff with Quick Step whenever available to speed up the next skill casted.
  4. Swap your weapon to Shotgun (only if close enough to the boss) or Rifle to damage while you have Weakness Exposure applied to the target. You only have 6-12 seconds of active Weakness Exposure, depending on the skill Skill Tree used to apply it. Maximize damage by prioritizing skills that aren't on cooldown in this order:
    1. Target Down
    2. Focused Shot
    3. Dual Buckshot
    4. Sharpshooter
    5. Bullet Rain
    6. Catastrophe
    7. Perfect Shot
  5. Once Weakness Exposure ends, swap back to Pistol Stance to reapply it. This brings you back to the beginning of the rotation.

Shotgun skills and Catastrophe are your main Stagger Check skills.

If you are using Conviction rune on Spiral Tracker and Judgment rune on Dexterous Shot, wait for the first rune to activate before consuming it with the second rune. This buffs your damage skills for 15% more cooldown reduction and 100% more mana regen. There is a chance that it doesn't activate or is on cooldown (30 seconds), in which case just continue the rotation.

Stats Priority

Peacemaker Gunslingers prioritize Crit to have at least 60-70% Crit Rate, especially when using Keen Blunt Weapon Engraving to increase Crit Damage. Allocate the remaining points into Specialization and/or Swiftness, depending on preference.


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

  • Peacemaker (Level 1) provides some Attack Speed for Pistol mobility skills and boosts the damage dealing Shotgun and Rifle skills. This only needs to be Level 1, since additional Levels offer marginal Damage Increase compared to other Level 3 Battle Engravings.
  • Hit Master is used as most skills do not have positional attack modifiers (and Shotgun Skill Tree remove the back attack modifier).

Add-On Endgame Engravings

  • Adrenaline increases Crit Rate and is easily stackable with the amount of Gunslinger skills to rotate through.
  • Keen Blunt Weapon* is a good engraving to utilize when you have more than 60-80% Crit Rate.
  • Raid Captain and Spirit Absorption paired together is a budget option. It is only useful for an alternate character with minimal spending.

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 fight!

  • 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.

Option 1

Hit Master
Keen Blunt Weapon
Ether Predator

Option 2

Hit Master
Keen Blunt Weapon
Cursed Doll

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 Gloves & Shoulders
Demon Beast Strength Weapon, Helmet, Chest & Pants

1445+ gearscore
Nightmare Flower Set
(Swiftness or Specialization-Swiftness split sub stats)

Poem of Salvation Set
(High Specialization sub stats)


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 recommend parings.

Check the Rune Guide for more details.

Dual BuckshotGalewind
Bullet RainGalewind
Focused ShotGalewind
Target DownGalewind
Spiral TrackerConviction
Dexterous ShotJudgment
Quick StepRage
  • Quick Step is paired with Rage as it synergizes with Life Absorption when the rune buff procs.
  • If the player has Conviction and Judgment make sure you confirm Conviction's buff has proc'd when using Spiral Tracker then use Dexterous Shot to proc Judgment buff for the 15% cooldown reduction buff before using other skills.
  • Runes on Rifle and Shotgun skills can replace any runes the players have if there is not enough Galewind and Overwhelm runes, as anything would work at that point since nothing synergize with those skills as good as cast speed increase.

Gear Skill Tree

While Gems add benefits to skills, you can also increase the effects of Skill Tree themselves. Skill Tree 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 Skill Tree and how to get them, please visit our Skill Tree System Guide.

Bullet RainIn a Tight Spot
Rapid Fire
Flame Shot
Quick StepLife Absorption
SharpshooterSpecial Bullet
In a Tight Spot
Guardian's Breath
Perfect ShotKill Confirmation
Enhanced Shot
Target DownLarge Magazine
Steady Aim
Dual BuckshotIn a Tight Spot
Enhanced Fire
Final Blow
Focused ShotDouble Tap
Final Strike


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

Bullet Rain
Dual Buckshot
Focused Shot
Target Down
Perfect Shot

Cooldown Gems

Dual Buckshot
Focused Shot
Target Down

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


  • Swap to Shotgun or Rifle for damage based on the situation and range of the boss.
  • Swap back to Pistol for mobility and debuffs.
  • Use the spacebar dodge to cancel long animation skills when needed to dodge an incoming attack.
  • Peacekeeper and Last Request are the Counter Attack skills.


Written by Rei
Reviewed by Lexyu


Jun 18th 2022
Adjusted Gearsets section to include Vykas parts.

May 19th 2022
Updated Gear Set section to include Valtan sets. Adjusted Skill Build , Switches "Shotgun Rapid Fire" to "Bullet Rain" & "Catastrophe".