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Robust Spirit 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 Robust Spirit build heavily focuses on Specialization (Spec), making the Soulfist one of the strongest burst damage dealers in Lost Ark. 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 can 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. Level 1Hype lasts much longer than the Level 3 Hype buff. But once you have Robust Spirit, you skip the first 2 levels directly to Level 3 Hype with even more bonus stats.

Soulfist has World Decimation available to them which is the highest single target damage skill in the game. She raises both hands into the air collecting energy, forming into a huge dense energy ball that eradicates everything. Hitting this skill is difficult as it has a long channeling time, which is why knowledge of boss patterns and movements is crucial. Missing World Decimation leads to a huge damage loss.

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Precise Dagger
Robust Spirit
Below 1600 Spec
Above 1600 Spec

Check out the Energy Overflow 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 - High
Mobility
High
Survivability
Average
Back Attack
Beneficial

Raid Skill Build

Below 1600 Spec
  • 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.
  • Shadowbreaker is a quick skill with the highest Part Break/Weak Point and Stagger damage in the build.
  • Flash Step can be used to either buff yourself Victory Shout or as a mobility skill. It also helps to maintain the Adrenaline stacks.
  • With the first Tripod of Lightning Palm you can either choose Prepared Attacker for a small Attack Power boost, or Weak Point Enhancement to add Weak Point damage to this skill. Additionally, this skill can be used to Counter Attack.
  • Pulverizing Palm should be used as a gap closer and a self buff skill which increases your Attack Power with Ready Attack.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation
Above 1600 Spec
  • Energy Release is a self buff Ready Attack. Quick Prep is mandatory to be able to use 2 full rotations within 1 Level 3 Hype cycle.
  • Merciless Pummel is one of the strongest normal skills in the Soulfist's arsenal that hits multiple times.
  • Shadowbreaker is a quick skill with the highest Part Break/Weak Point and Stagger damage in the build.
  • Flash Step can be used to either buff yourself Victory Shout or as a mobility skill. It also helps to maintain the Adrenaline stacks.
  • Crippling Barrier is one of your highest hitting skills but consumes a lot of energy. During the rotation, tap the skill instead of holding it! Use this skill only while Level 3 Hype is active.
  • Bolting Crash is a low cool down Counter Attack, which also increases the Attack Power of your party with Fighting Spirit Enh..
  • You can replace Energy Blast with Crippling Barrier based on preference.
Use the Scroll Bar to see the minimum Skill Point allocation

Gameplay

Below 1600 Spec

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

  1. The rotation for using the Awakening World Decimation :
    1. Get max stack of Adrenaline, if you are using it.
    2. Enter Level 3 Hype Mode
    3. Energy Release to buff Attack Power.
    4. Unleash World Decimation
  2. Normal Skill Rotation:
    1. Enter Level 3 Hype if it is not on cooldown
    2. Energy Release
    3. Merciless Pummel
    4. Shadowbreaker
    5. Force Orb
    6. Pulverizing Palm
    7. Heavenly Squash
    8. Lightning Palm
  3. 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.
Above 1600 Spec

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

  1. The rotation for using the Awakening World Decimation :
    1. Get max stack of Adrenaline
    2. Bolting Crash
    3. Enter Level 3 Hype Mode
    4. Energy Release
    5. Unleash World Decimation
  2. Normal Skill Rotation:
    1. Enter Level 3 Hype if it is not on cooldown
    2. Energy Release
    3. Energy Blast
    4. Merciless Pummel
    5. Shadowbreaker
    6. Force Orb
    7. Heavenly Squash
    8. During the 2nd Hype Rotation, use Energy Release as soon as it is available followed by your main damage skills mentioned above.
  3. 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.
  • You should be able to use this Normal Skill Rotation twice within one Level 3 Hype Mode cycle, if you have high lvl Cooldown Reduction Gems and Tripod lvl on Energy Release.
  • Use Bolting Crash between your rotation to keep the party buff active.
  • You can use Flash Step and Bolting Crash to keep Adrenaline on max stack.

Stats Priority

Specialization all the way! In general, you should try to get Specialization on all your accessories. As the second Combat Stat on the necklace, get Crit. High Specialization increases the buffs you gain from Hype Mode and the damage of your Awakening when in Hype Mode. On top of that, the damage of your Awakening scales with Specialization.


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

  • Precise Dagger increases the Crit Rate and makes up for the lack of Stat Points allocated to the Combat Stat Crit.
  • Robust Spirit lets you skip Hype and Level 2 Hype and go directly into Level 3 Hype. It also doubles your resource regeneration rate and increases the damage of your skills. For Tier 1 and 2, you can just leave it at level 1.

Add-On Endgame Engravings

  • Adrenaline increases Crit Rate and Attack Power but is hard to stack in Tier 1 as a Soulfist. Replace Precise Dagger with this Engraving once you have around 1400 or more Specialization.
  • Awakening allows you to cast your Awakening World Decimation more often. Combined with high Specialization, it will do massive amounts of damage. But don't focus on this Engraving solely! It is fine to have this engraving only at lvl 1.

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.
  • Mass Increase* is a decent alternative option for Cursed Doll if you manage to go over 140% attack speed.

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

Optimal Setups

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

Standard

Robust Spirit
Adrenaline
Grudge
Keen Blunt Weapon
Cursed Doll
Awakening Spirit Absorption

Alternative

Robust Spirit
Precise Dagger
Grudge
Keen Blunt Weapon
Cursed Doll
Adrenaline

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
Shrieking Hallucination Full 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.

Below 1600 Specialization:

SkillsRunes
Pulverizing PalmBleed
Lightning PalmGalewind
Heavenly SquashGalewind
Judgment
Flash StepQuick Recharge
ShadowbreakerGalewind
Force OrbConviction
Merciless PummelGalewind
Energy ReleaseGalewind
Purify

Above 1600 Specialization:

SkillsRunes
Bolting CrashBleed
Energy BlastGalewind
Heavenly SquashGalewind
Flash StepRage
ShadowbreakerGalewind
Force OrbQuick Recharge
Conviction
Merciless PummelGalewind
Energy ReleaseGalewind
Purify

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.

Below 1600 spec
Pulverizing PalmExcellent Mobility
Ready Attack
Heavenly SquashHard Hitter
Burning Hands
Exquisite Attack
Flash StepVictory Shout
Lightning PalmBurning Hands
Merciless Hands
ShadowbreakerPredator
Weak Point Detection
Sixth Sense
Force OrbQuick Preparation
Powerful Wave
Scattering Wave
Merciless PummelHard Hitter
Coldhearted
Double Up
Energy ReleaseReady Attack
Above 1600 Spec
Energy BlastWeak Point Detection
Ferocious Strike
Heavenly SquashHard Hitter
Burning Hands
Exquisite Attack
Flash StepVictory Shout
Energy ReleaseQuick Prep
Ready Attack
ShadowbreakerPredator
Weak Point Detection
Sixth Sense
Force OrbQuick Preparation
Powerful Wave
Scattering Wave
Merciless PummelHard Hitter
Coldhearted
Double Up

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.

Below 1600 spec

Attack Gems

Merciless Pummel
Heavenly Squash
Force Orb
Lightning Palm
Shadowbreaker

Cooldown Gems

Merciless Pummel
Heavenly Squash
Force Orb
Lightning Palm
Energy Release
Shadowbreaker

Above 1600 Spec

Attack Gems

Merciless Pummel
Heavenly Squash
Force Orb
Energy Blast
Shadowbreaker

Cooldown Gems

Merciless Pummel
Heavenly Squash
Force Orb
Energy Blast
Shadowbreaker
Energy Release


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

  • Soulfist's Awakening skill World Decimation is the highest single target damage skill in the game.
  • This class needs high Specialization to shine as it increases the damage of all your skills when in Hype Mode as well as your Awakening damage.
  • Soulfists are a burst damage focused class. Don't miss your skills and learn boss attack patterns!
  • Use all your Attack Power buffs wisely. Don't forget, not all Attack Power buffs stack!

Credits

Written by KimKim
Incorporated by Perciculum
Reviewed by Raxxanterax


Changelog

Jun 29th 2022
Updated Gear Set section for full relic set build.

Jun 23rd 2022
Added an Above 1600 Specialization variant.