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Lost Ark Destroyer guide for beginners



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Lost Ark’s second post-launch class has arrived with the destroyer ready to smash things super hard. With the launch of the new class, people are jumping in and want to know the ideal skills that players will be used towards the end game. This Lost Ark Destroyer takes a look at what Destroyer players in Korea and Russia typically use so you can jump into the action with ease.

Lost Ark Destroyer Guide

The core of this guide is running with the recent information that you can find on Lost Ark Destroyer builds over in Korea. The typical playstyle uses the Rage Hammer class engraving, which enhances your crit rate and damage based on your cores used while casting gravity release skills (purple skills).To get these Gravity Cores, you need to use blue skills. So, the Destroyer will use a mixture of blue and purple skills to help generate cores and whack your targets. This is the core playstyle as the builder spender of the end game Destroyer.

Lost Ark Destroyer Skills

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As for the Destroyer skills, there are only typically nine skills that highly honed players use. There is a core of six skills, which players will use in both raids, chaos dungeons, and abyss dungeons. The two skills that you can rotate out are Dreadnought and Gravity Impact. Dreadnought is more raid friendly, as it has some setup time you can use for big bonks. Meanwhile, Gravity Impact is a big AOE that hits multiple times and relocates enemies left alive at the end of it into a ball for more smacking. You also swap Full Swing for Running Crash. Below you will find tables for each of the Destroyer builds for Chaos Dungeons and your Abyssal and Guardian Raid combat encounters.

It is also worth mentioning that the Destroyer prefers the Big Bang awakening skill. It gathers gravitational energy, and then blasts enemies in a 3.2 meter radius to unleash the big dam. You receive 50% damage immunity while the awakening skill is casting and gaining immunity to push backs, pushes and move speed reductions. It also allows you to move while gathering gravitational energy and ignoring unit collision. You can then increase the damage and the radius of the effect based on the amount of energy gathered. This is the go-to awakening for all PvE content and is even useful when paired with gravitation CC effects in PvP.

Another general rule of thumb is that you want to use your Galewind runes on skills with casting speeds. You charge attacks like Seismic Hammer and full swing are prime examples of this. You can also equip Overwhlem’s stagger damage on skills like Dreadnaught and Jumping Smash, which are mid-high stagger skills.

Destroyer Chaos Dungeon Skills

Skill Description Tripod 1 Tripod 2 Tripod 3
Earth Shatter Smash the ground behind you and then throw three rocks. You then swing your hammer again at the target. Red Shards – increase rock damage by 50%. Perspiration – AOE radius increase Rock Storm – Change to holding mode. Removes the final strike but allows you to move while holding and increases movement speed.
Endure Pain Inflict damage 6 meters around you. Gain a buff that makes you immune to Pushes and reduces Incoming Damage by 40% for 5 seconds. Gain 3 cores. Wide hit – 25% radius increase. Taunt – Taunt non-player foes for 3 seconds. Hidden pain – reduces incoming damage by 90% instead of 40%
Gravity Impact Your hammer hits the ground and creates a gravitational pull effect which attacks foes 8 times, which then explodes. Generate 2 gravity cores. Charge Enhancement – Reduces the cooldown by 0.5 for every enemy hit by the first attack. Capped at eight targets. Tough Mind – Reduces all incoming damage by 10% for every enemy hit by the first attack. Capped at 6 enemies Will Enhancement – Increases the gravity pull effect.
Heavy Crush  Raise your hammer and smash it to the ground – generates 1 core. Quick Hit – reduces charge time. Law of the jungle – Increased damage to lesser and normal foes. Aftershock – Causes earthquake that deals periodic damage for 5 seconds.
Jumping Smash Leap 10 meters and inflict damage. Generate 2 Gravity Cores. Dark Flume – Increase crit rate by 15% and make it dark damage.  Armor Destruction – Reduces foe’s defence by 12% for 14 seconds. Smash -Leap 5 meters towards the target area and boost damage by 100%
Perfect Swing Charged attack that allows you to move forward. Partial charge moves 3 meters while full charge moves 4 meters. The length of the charge affects damage. Weak point Detection Absolute Strength Hour of Slaughter – removes charges and casts immediately and generates a wave that does 30% of the max charge damage.
Running Crash Sprint forward and alter gravity around you. It then explodes upon cancel or max hold and launches enemies into the air. Agile Movement – Attack speed increases by 10% Elaborate Pain – Stun foes caught in the gravitational explosion for 3 seconds.
Seismic Hammer Jump on the spot and smash the ground, creating an 11-meter long wall that deals massive damage. Quick Prep Law of the jungle – 100% damage increase to lesser and normal foes. Starving Strength – Increases wall damage and creates the wall at 7 meters.

Destroyer Raid Skills

Skill Description Tripod 1 Tripod 2 Tripod 3
Dreadnaught Slam the ground and send a wave of energy. You then jump in the air and slam your hammer down again. Generate 2 cores. Tenacity – Grants push immunity. Toughened Belly – Reduces incoming damage by 30% while using the skill. Violent Hammer- Gain another attack in the air and increase outgoing damage by 60%
Earth Eater Smash the ground behind you and throw three rocks. You then swing your hammer again at the target. Enhanced Strike – Direct damage increased from the hammer. Tenacity – Push immunity Earthern Rage – Changes to charge mode. Increases all the different parts of the skills damage window significantly.
Endure Pain Inflict damage 6 meters around you. Gain a buff that makes you immune to Pushes and reduces Incoming Damage by 40% for 5 seconds. Gain 3 cores. Wide hit – 25% radius increase. Taunt – Taunt non-player foes for 3 seconds. Hidden pain – reduces incoming damage by 90% instead of 40%
Full Swing Slam your hammer behind you and then spin 3 times. Agile Movement – attack speed increased by 10%. Scary Hammer – 10% damage increase per swing. Beast’s Eye – Charge Duration reduced by 50%  and gain 1 charge level. Overcharge allows you to spin 7 times and inflict 125% more damage. Scales with Cary Hammer.
Heavy Crush  Raise your hammer and smash it to the ground – Generates 1 core. Quick Hit – reduces charge time.
Jumping Smash Leap 10 meters and inflict damage. Generate 2 Gravity Cores. Superior Charge – + 2 meters Armor Destruction – Reduces foe’s defence by 12% for 14 seconds. Smash – Leap 5 meters towards the target area and boost damage by 100%
Perfect Swing Charged attack that allows you to move forward. Partial charge moves 3 meters while full charge moves 4 meters. The length of the charge affects damage. Weak point Detection Absolute Strength Intemperance – Reduces charge duration and gains an extra charge level. Overcharge damage increased to 125%.
Seismic Hammer Jump on the spot and smash the ground, creating an 11-meter long wall that deals massive damage. Quick Prep Absolute Strength – While possessing 3 cores, increase damage to push immune foes by 40% Starving Strength – Increases wall damage and creates the wall at 7 meters.

Destroyer Engravings

As discussed earlier, the core class engraving you want to focus on is Rage Hammer. This is the core class engraving that benefits your builder spender playstyle. The other key engravings you want to look at are Master Brawler and Keen Blunt Weapon. Master Brawler is good since most attacks from the Destroyer hare head attacks, such as your skills that make you jump into the air and slam the hammer down. Keen Blunt Hammer is also a great engraving since you naturally have higher crit rates, thanks to the Rage Hammer bonuses.

Grudge and Cursed Doll are also good engravings, which are less threatening at max rank. Grudge’s incoming damage is not as threatening as the Destroyer has access to several damage reduction buffs, such as Endure Pain, Big Bang, Gravity Impact and Dreadnaught, depending on the build you are running per the content you are in.

This concludes the basics that you need to know in this Lost Ark Destroyer guide. For more information, feel free to check out our Lost Ark hub for more content!

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