Ever heard of a website called “Infolao”? If you haven’t, you must be a newer player, as it was one of the first original sites that hosted countless English guides and resources. Although not up to date now, it was one of the most helpful sites for the English community. Yaen has been bringing information to the Lost Ark community for years. A role model and now part of the Maxroll team, He hopes to share his wealth of knowledge to the new Lost Ark audience. With Yaen’s help, you will leave no collectible unturned in your search for completion.
Published on March 27th, 2022
Last updated on June 11th, 2022
Congratulations! After all your hard work grinding through Tier 1 and Tier 2, you've now hit Tier 3. You've made it! This is where everyone told you End Game starts; the place where Lost Ark opens up. Because your item level now increases at a snail's pace in Tier 3, it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what exactly you should do. It doesn't have to all be vertical content though. There are plenty of horizontal content you can do as well. This article will try to list some of the most important things you should focus on.
Anguished Isle is a lucrative island to visit post Tier 3 because there are roster and character items you can purchase through exchange here. You need Crimson Skein to exchange for items, which can be acquired by doing the repeatable quest there for 150 Crimson Skein per day. Doing that will give you a key to do the dungeon for an approximately an additional 300 Crimson Skein.
Work on Alts
With all your free time you have some extra time to spend towards upgrading your alts. Alts in Lost Ark provide plenty of benefits towards your Roster's overall progression. Your alts can be used to help progress towards multiple Una's Tasks reputations and be used as Bifrost locations for important events. Eventually, once your alts hit T3, they can start funneling mats towards your main.
Read more in-depth about how to use alts and how to gear them in our Alt Guide.
Work on Skill Points
Unless you've been swiping, your Item Level won't skyrocket as it did in Tier 1 and 2. This means that you won't feel an overly large increase in power compared to before. Extra Skill Points will help alleviate this problem, as higher level skills will do more damage.
Skill Trees are available once you hit Tier 3. Equipment drops from Chaos Dungeons will start to have levels for certain skills. These levels refer to the levels of your Tripods. The higher the level, the better the skill. For example, Lv. 5 Great Explosion allows your skill to do 40% more damage than if it was just Lv. 1 Great Explosion. This helps not only in damage, but also other areas. Compare Lv. 5 Quick Prep and Lv. 1 Quick Prep.
Read more about the Skill Tree System and how to efficiently transfer over Skill Trees in our Skill Tree Guide.
Gems are another part of Lost Ark's min max for gearing. Some classes have it easy since they only need 2 Gems for their build, like Demonic Impulse Shadowhunters. Generally, you will want to look for Gems that increase the Attack Power and Cooldown Reduction on your most important skills. For utility skills, you will mainly want Cooldown Reduction gems for them.
As you get further and further into Tier 3, silver is increasingly important to hone your gear and your alts. Silver becomes increasingly scarce unless you continually do Chaos Dungeons on multiple characters. Try to be conscious of how much Silver you continually use. Do not waste it on rerolling jewels or buying adventure tome cooking ingredients until you have almost nothing else to use it on. If you’re extremely desperate, look into doing Una’s Tasks that reward you silver like Lopang Una’s Tasks.
Skill Runes are crucial in optimizing your end game builds. Classes that rely on Specialty Meter buildup will definitely want to collect runes like Wealth. Most classes will also want runes like Conviction and Judgment. Skill Runes, while not directly boosting damage, gives you buffs that can help you deal more damage as a result.
Tier 3 is where most people start looking into min maxing their engravings. With purple accessories in T3, you should at least have two level 3 Engravings. With Legendary Engravings, most players will be able to achieve at least 4 Level 3 engravings and 1 Level 1 engraving. Starting from Legion Raids, with relic accessories, 5 level 3 engravings will be within range of most players.
While I’m sure you were somewhat aware of cards in Tiers 1 and 2, you want to start paying attention to certain card sets from now on. Always be on the lookout for the various sources of acquiring the cards in the set as they are major boosts in damage.
Level 55 and 60 contribute to significant boosts in damage as you can level up your skills from 10 to 11 and 12, respectively. A skill’s damage increases by 10% from level 10 to 11. From level 11 to 12, a skill’s damage increases by 5%. Guardians, Cube, and Boss Rush offer significant amounts of EXP in addition to other activities.
Collectibles are side content that you might consider working on. You can gain Skill Points from collecting Omnium Stars and Giant's Heart. You can acquire Judgment from collecting 44 Masterpiece. You can also do your Adventure Tome and go for Virtue Stats as well.