Lost Ark Unleashes the Summoner’s Fury this December

Lost Ark Unleashes the Summoner’s Fury this December

Lost Ark brings forth the Summoner Advanced class, closing off the missing jobs from the Western release.

Lost Ark Unleashes the Summoner’s Fury this December

  • Genre: MMORPG
  • Developed by: SmileGate RPG
  • Published by: Amazon Game Studios
  • Release date: December 14, 2022 (Wreck the Halls Update)
  • Price: Free-to-Play
  • Platforms: Windows (Steam)

Slinging Meteors and Thunderstorms, drawing magical cards from a mysterious tarot deck, or even singing supportive songs are all fine and great in Lost Ark. These three are theĀ mage‘s current advanced classes available in the Western Release of Lost Ark. Specifically, theĀ Sorceress,Ā Bard, andĀ ArcanistĀ have been in the game for quite some time.

However, way back in the beta period in 2021, there was another mage present: the Summoner. She was pushed back out of the initial class offerings during the main launch of the game in February for reasons unknown.

The Lost Ark Summoner Striking a Pose

The Lost Ark Summoner Striking a Pose

Some fans have claimed that the West would much prefer a pure elemental caster to be one of the first “mage” classes implemented. This December though, the Summoner will be given her chance to shine.

Summoning is Complete

TheĀ SummonerĀ is the absolute finalĀ advanced classĀ missing from the baseĀ classes in the west. She is the ultimate embodiment of elemental fury, as she can call upon spirits of the very land to fight at her side. Each of these elementals will have specific use cases in addition to their damaging effects.

Lost Ark Summoner Academy

Lost Ark Summoner Academy

Like every other class in Lost Ark, the Summoner will have a unique identity gauge that will complement the rest of her skills. Summoners will be focused on, well, summoning Ancient Elemental spirits. They can only be called forth into battle when the caster collects enough Ancient Energy which can be gained from damaging foes.

Summoning is Complete

Summoning is Complete

Each bit of Ancient Energy will eventually fill up an Elemental Orb. The number of Orbs that are complete will determine which Ancient the Summoner can bring forth. There are a total of 5 Ancients that can unleash destruction:

  • Osh (3 Orbs):Ā This earth elemental stomps into the ground, dealing some physical and weak point damage.
  • Alimaj (4 Orbs):Ā This draconic elemental swallows up enemies and spits them out, dealing high stagger and weak point damage.
  • Phoenix (5 Orbs):Ā Our fiery flame friend, expectedly, deals massive amounts of fire damage to foes.
  • Jahia and Ligheas (6 Orbs):Ā These two are a pair of water elementals that drenches foes and eventually freezes them. This summon will provide the highest amount of stagger damage across the other options.
  • Akir (7 Orbs): Thundering fury comes with Akir, as he rains down lightning in close vicinity. This summon has the highest potential damage among the other elementals, but is also the hardest to bring into combat.

Pick Your Poison

The summoner has two extremely varied Class Engravings that shake up the playstyle quite a bit. Her options in Lost Ark are to become a Master Summoner or focus on Communication Overflow.

Why Fight When You Can Have Others Do It For You

Why Fight When You Can Have Others Do It For You

Master Summoner will focus on enhancing the Summoner’s Ancient Elemental skills. As such, they will primarily chase after the Specialization stat to further enhance Elemental Orb generation and thus ancient elemental summoning. Because of this, Master Summoners take up more of a burst damage style, since their damage revolves around heavy-hitting Akir attacks.

Splash with Water Elementals in Lost Ark

Splash with Water Elementals in Lost Ark

On the other hand, Communication Overflow will have the Summoner enhance their minor elementals instead. This will prove to be a much more consistent DPS style, and instead, thrive with sustained damage. Most of your gameplay here will revolve around summoning smaller elementals and maximizing buff uptime.

Lost Ark Summoner Skills

The Lost Ark Summoner’s main skills revolve around summoning, elemental effects, and buffs. Some spells will even become a mix of two or three, depending on the tripods chosen.

Smash with the Ancient Spear

Smash with the Ancient Spear

Spells such as Ancient Spear, Electricity Release, and Crystalline Magick are quite straightforward elemental damage nukes that have no super special effects. However, we do get abilities like Sticky Moss Swamp which creates a fetid area that inflicts damage and reduces movement speed of anything unlucky enough to get trapped within.

Release Electricity with Electricity Release!

Release Electricity with Electricity Release!

Water Elemental,Ā Pauru, Shurdi, and Maririn, among others, are some of the minor elemental summons available in Lost Ark. Some of these, such as Pauru, are actual summons that remain on the battlefield for a short duration. Others such as the Water Elemental just shoot out their spells and then dissipate once the attack is over.

Lost Ark Summoner

Lost Ark Summoner

Shurdi and Pauru are also skills that can be enhanced to provide buffs when empowered withĀ Tripods. These, along with Reine’s Protection, become quintessential to creating a good balance of offense and defense.

Wreck the Halls Boughs of Fury, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la!

December 14, 2022, is when the Summoner will arrive on the Western shores of Lost Ark. It also coincides with the December Update, “Wreck the Halls” which was announced back in October. This month will introduce one of the most complex and challengingĀ Legion Raids, Brelshaza.

Face the Leader of the Phantom Legion

Face the Leader of the Phantom Legion

We will also get Hard Mode versions of the existing Boss Rush and Cube activities.

The Fourth Lost Ark Legion Raid

The Fourth Lost Ark Legion Raid

Players who have not made use of their Punika Power Passes introduced with theĀ Reaper updateĀ last November can still use them on their Summoners. In addition to the Hyper Express event, players can propel a fresh summoner to item level 1445 almost immediately. Just in time for aĀ ValtanĀ Hard Mode attempt.

Winter is Coming

Lost Ark will also kick off its winter holiday event next week, on December 14th. Stay tuned to see what kind of Yule time shenanigans Arkesians can get caught up in next week when Amazon Games reveals the full patch notes. We are also expectingĀ Geralt and friendsĀ to appear in Lost Ark sometime in January.

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