All NewsLost Ark
Powered By

Wardancer PvP Build Guide

Last Updated: December 27th 2023

Share on Social

Introduction

The Wardancer is Lost Ark's agile fighter class that focuses on quick engagements and combos. Although she doesn't have a lot of protected moves, she makes that up with her defense and disruptions.

In PvP, the Wardancer revolves around pressuring the opposing backline with her hit and run playstyle. There are a lot of ways this class can engage. Picking the right engagements and targets will allow you to shine on this class. She's a decent class in 3v3s when played right.

This article assumes you have a Character with a minimum level of 26 before transitioning to it. Check out the Wardancer Leveling and 1-50 Leveling guides to reach Level 26.

Check out the General PvP Guide for a better understanding of the arena systems in place.

High Mobility ✔
High Defense ✔
High Disruption ✔
Team Synergy Buff ✔

❌ Mana Issues
❌ No Push Immunity
❌ Lack of Crowd Control

Core Skills

  • Sky Shattering Blow is mainly used for additional damage and to re-Knock Up opponents.
  • Phoenix Advent is your main engage skill. Be wary when using this skill, since you can be interrupted mid air.
  • Lightning Kick is a great mobility skill that does good damage.
  • Moon Flash Kick is an engagement skill that does good damage. This skill comes out fast, so try to mix it up when approaching enemies with other mobility skills.
  • Sleeping Ascent Celebration is a mobility skill that Knocks Up opponents. You can delay the combo to keep opponents in the skill longer or do a quick Knock Up.
  • Wind's Whisper is a team buff skill that grants damage reduction and speed. This skill also does damage in a short radius around you. Don't be afraid to use this skill without hitting enemies if someone needs the damage mitigation.
  • Energy Combustion is your main defensive buff. Use it whenever you can. If you take the Last Whisper on it, try to engage before it explodes.
  • Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God Knocks Up opponents into the air. You are not protected during this skill, so be wary of Knock Ups. You can drag opponents into the fire for additional damage if needed, just be wary of your own health.
  • Ultimate Skill: Fist of Dominance is your main Awakening skill for 3v3. Use it on downed enemies or for protection.
  • Ultimate Skill: Flash Rage Blow is your other Awakening skill mainly used for 1v1s for the last hit Knock Up. Ending the skill early will launch a fireball to Knock Up opponents.

PvP Builds

Team Deathmatch (3v3)
Team Elimination (1v1)
GvG

Combat Stats

750 Swiftness, 1 Critical 200 Domination 49 Specialization

Knock Down Dive

Freezing Dive

Alternatives

  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Strike can be used over Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God.

Basic Combo

  1. Engage with Lightning Kick or Sleeping Ascent Celebration.
  2. Follow with Sky Shattering Blow or Wind's Whisper.
  3. Finish wtih Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God or Moon Flash Kick.
  4. (Note: the combos are very flexible, landing Phoenix Advent can also lead into Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God.

Gameplay

  • The Wardancer excels in a hit and run playstyle.
  • Start the match by identifying back line targets such as ranged opponents. This class is best used to pressure them.
  • Before the gates fall, use Energy Combustion. You should always have this buff up whenever possible. When it's about to explode, engage with either Phoenix Advent or Lightning Kick.
  • There's a lot of ways to approach situations on this class since you have so many mobility skills. Be creative and try to be unpredictable in your movements when engaging. For example, sliding with Sleeping Ascent Celebration in one direction and engaging with Moon Flash Kick in the other.

Combat Stats

750 Swiftness, 1 Critical and 249 Domination for damage.
750 Swiftness, 1 Critical 200 Domination 49 Specialization for a mix of damage and gauge.

Stun Punch, No Dive

Freezing Dive

Alternatives

  • Can use Phoenix Advent variant for any Estoric skills if you prefer.

Basic Combo

  1. Engage with Lightning Kick or Sleeping Ascent Celebration.
  2. Follow with Sky Shattering Blow or Wind's Whisper.
  3. Finish wtih Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God or Moon Flash Kick.
  4. (Note: the combos are very flexible, landing Phoenix Advent can also lead into Esoteric Skill: Call of the Wind God.

Gameplay

  • The 1v1 variant playstyle is similar to 3v3.
  • Focus on getting good engages with Energy Combustion, Sleeping Ascent Celebration and Moon Flash Kick.
  • Esoteric Skill: Lightning Strike is a crucial skill to land to win matchups.
  • If you are running Ultimate Skill: Flash Rage Blow, be sure to utilize the fireball well when trading skills.
Heavy Armor
Keen Blunt Weapon
Precise Dagger
Spirit Absorption
Esoteric Skill Enhancement
Crisis Evasion

Gameplay

GvG is more chaotic than Arena battles, so you rarely have the opportunity to do long combos. This mode is more about zoning/interrupting objectives and assisting allies. Do your best to coordinate with your team and stick together. Refer to 3v3 section for more gameplay tips.

Please refer to the GvG Islands and GvG Builds Guide for more information!

Summary

  • Keep your enemies and teammates within vision.
  • Look to engage on backline targets with Phoenix Advent and Energy Combustion.
  • Try to be unpredictable with your mobility skills and engagements.
  • Although this class has relatively low cooldowns, be wary of mana issues.

Credits

Written by Starlast
Reviewed by Lexyu

© 2024 Maxroll Media Group, All Rights Reserved