Best Lost Ark Glaivier Builds for PvP and PvE

Excited to learn more about the Lost Ark Glaivier class? This all-new advanced class for the Martial Artist excels in near-midrange encounters, with two combat stances that reward careful planning. The Flurry Stance, also known as the Blue Stance, revolves around fast, mobile attacks with a high chance of landing critical hits, while the Red Focus Stance emphasizes power and range .

Knowing when to switch between positions is what makes the Glaviier’s Lost Ark hard to handle. The Glavier’s Identity Skill increases your movement speed, critical damage, and attack when changing stances after the Identity Gauge has filled up to a certain point. You can forego this bonus and focus skills altogether with one of the Glaivier class engravings, but the stat increases are worth balancing the two stances.

Whatever you choose, getting the most out of the Glaivier involves stringing together combos, fending off attacks, and retreating to safety with their nimble skills. It’s a tough class to master, but once you get the hang of the switch and skill controls, it’s one of the most rewarding in MMO gaming so far. Here are the best Lost Ark Glaivier builds for PvP and PvE.

Glaivier Lost Ark Best PVP Build

This PvP build also doubles as a solid Raid build as it focuses on dealing heavy damage, increasing your Glaivier’s mobility, and debuffing your enemies with staggers, casts, and debuffs.

Burst Skills

  • Chain Slash (Skill Lv. 4): Combined move that strikes once upwards, advances and strikes, then attacks twice in the opposite direction. “Supper”.
  • Lightning Kick (Skill Lv. 4): leaps forward several meters and strikes three times, then finishes with a powerful kick. “Supper”.
  • To jump (Skill Lv. 4): Deals minor damage and knocks enemies back. “Excellent Mobility”.
  • Half Moon Slash (Skill Lv. 10): Drags the spear across the ground before hitting twice, then hits twice more and knocks enemies away. “Flurry Expertise”, “Final Decision”, “Tornado Blade”.
  • cut the wind (Skill Lv. 10): Moves you eight meters forward and inflicts damage three times, then returns you to your original position and inflicts high damage once more. “Control of firepower”, “Speed”, “Detection of weak points”.
  • blade wheel (Level 10 skill until you can reach level 12): spins and deals damage three times before ending with a powerful blow. Kicks up airborne enemies and then slams down. “Slam”, “Consecutive spin”, “Weak point detection”.
  • Chained blue dragon (Skill Lv. 10 until you can reach Lv. 12): Creates a shockwave that deals heavy damage and lowers the enemy’s critical resistance for six seconds. “Quick Preparation”, “Critical Launch”, “Blitz”.
  • Raging Dragon Strike (Skill Lv. 10 until you can reach Lv. 12): Strong spinning attack that knocks enemies back and stuns them. “Quick Preparation”, “Precise Slash”, “Awakening”.

Focus Skills

  • Starfall Leap (Skill Lv. 10): Jump to a selected point, dealing heavy damage and creating a shockwave that launches enemies. “Detection of weak points”, “Quick preparation”, “Powerful finish”.
  • red dragon horn (Skill Lv. 10): Fires a beam that damages enemies in its path. Hit the perfect area to increase damage dealt. “Rapid preparation”, “Spear of destruction”, “Detection of weak points”.

Depending on how much you use your Focus skills, you can do one of two things with extra skill points. You can pour them into Flurry’s skills:

  • Chained blue dragon
  • blade wheel
  • Half Moon Slash

Alternatively, you can spend them on these Focus Skills:

  • Dragonscale Tusk
  • Thrust of Destruction
  • spiral spear

Lost Ark Glaivier Build Best: A female Glaivier wielding a large polearm next to a large orange cloud

BEST LOST ARK PVe GLAIVIER BUILD

Our PvE version is less about optimizing powerful skills and more about expanding the selection of moves available to you.

FLURRY SKILLS

  • soul cutter (Skill Lv. 1): Combo move that propels you forward three meters and unleashes two attacks, then knocks you back four meters. Use it again to dash forward and attack twice, before attacking several more times and dealing increasingly greater damage.
  • Chain Slash (Skill Lv. 4): Combined move that strikes once upwards, advances and strikes, then attacks twice in the opposite direction. “Supper”.
  • Lightning Kick (Skill Lv. 4): leaps forward several meters and strikes three times, then finishes with a powerful kick. “Supper”.
  • Chained blue dragon (Skill Lv. 4): Creates a shockwave that deals heavy damage and lowers the enemy’s critical resistance for six seconds. “Quick preparation”.
  • blade wheel (Skill Lv. 4): Spins and deals damage three times before ending with a powerful blow. Kicks up airborne enemies and then slams down. “Clap”.
  • Half Moon Slash (Skill Lv. 10): Drags the spear across the ground before hitting twice, then hits twice more and knocks enemies away. “Flurry Expertise”, “Final Decision”, “Tornado Blade”.
  • cut the wind (Skill Lv. 10): Moves you eight meters forward and inflicts damage three times, then returns you to your original position and inflicts high damage once more. “Control of firepower”, “Speed”, “Detection of weak points”.
  • Raging Dragon Strike (Skill Lv. 10): Strong spinning attack that knocks enemies back and stuns them. “Quick Preparation”, “Precise Slash”, “Awakening”.

FOCUS SKILLS

  • 4 headed dragon (Skill Lv. 1): Use eight powerful spear thrusts, followed by a powerful final attack
  • spiral spear (Skill Lv. 3): Execute a strong spear thrust
  • Starfall Leap (Skill Lv. 10): Jump to a selected point, dealing heavy damage and creating a shockwave that launches enemies. “Detection of weak points”, “Quick preparation”, “Powerful finish”.
  • red dragon horn (Skill Lv. 10): Fires a beam that damages enemies in its path. Hit the perfect area to increase damage dealt. “Rapid preparation”, “Spear of destruction”, “Detection of weak points”.

Lost Ark Glaivier Build Best: Glaivier in-game highlighting focus position ability

Best Engravings for LOST ARK Glaivier

What you’re not using for your class etching, you’ll want to focus on these strong etchings:

  • Raid Captain: Increases attack power based on movement speed
  • Increases mass: Increases attack power and slightly reduces attack speed

Best Awakening Skill LOST ARK Glaivier

Since these builds are all about power, we prefer the Storming Red Dragon Awakening skill over Spear Meteor. Both skills are viable, but Storming Red Dragon hits enemies almost 20 times, dealing an incredible amount of damage in a wide area. Although Spear Meteor gives you a mobility boost, you probably won’t need it in most situations thanks to the destruction of this skill.

Pinnacle Vs. Command for LOST ARK Glaivier

It is important to experiment with some basic skills from Glaivier’s Flurry and Focus sets before choosing a class engraving.

  • Pinnacle: Increases stat buffs when changing stance, for a maximum of 15% movement speed, 20% damage, and 50% critical damage
  • Control: Prevents you from changing stance, which blocks Focus skills, but gives a permanent 18% damage increase to all Flurry skills

Focus skills are some of Glaivier’s strongest, and Pinnacle Class Engraving forces you to strategically switch between stances to stack buffs and deal extremely high damage. Fighting this way takes more planning and effort though, and focus skills often tend to be slower as well. Burst skills often rely on back attacks to deal the most damage, though these skills also usually inflict status effects or debuffs.

We opted for Pinnacle in this version. The range of attacks – and skills that don’t require specific positioning – along with powerful buffs make this engraving too good to ignore. Glaivier’s fan scale based on their specialization stat, or spec stat for short. While this is a stat you can usually ignore with other classes, you should focus on improving it with gear and accessories.

That’s all you need to create the best builds of Glaivier in Lost Ark. Have you already got your hands on the Ark Pass? Check out our guide to find out what the Lost Ark battle pass has to offer across all three tracks. You might want to take a trip to the new continent known as Lost Ark South Vern – it’s filled with hidden quests, Una’s tasks and more.

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