For Lost Ark players, if you are a beginner and looking for some help, this guide provides a collection of tools, maps and guides, which will help you out.
I’ve been collecting and organizing online resources since alpha, ended up with a huge list of interesting things, so here it is for everyone’s enjoyment.
You can find the absolutely latest version here on the official Lost Ark forums, I update on steam in batches because the url checking system always brings the guide down for half an hour each time.
Which server do I select for which language
Things are very much in flux with early access, but we have community data on guild population.
For EU this is what we have so far. Mind that it could very well be outdated by launch.
Kazeros is mostly Portuguese/Brasilero
Agaton is mostly Spanish
Infolao has a cartload of guides but is not maintained anymore, most things are still quite relevant.
Papunika is a bit leaner, but is actively maintained.
Saintone, a veteran conent creator (who actually plays the game and is good at it) has put together a very comprehensive set of guides. If you would prefer a more newbie friendly approach instead check this one by Amberdexterous.
When you are more expert, there’s a very detailed checklist, with links to specific guides, from Saint guild (no relation to Saintone).
If you want a peek on new content before it becomes available, the news section on the official korean website is what you want. Search for (내용추가) (includind the ()s ) and feed the article into google translate or soemthing similar. Automatic translators are quite decent with korean.
Maps and Item Databases
So far lostarkmap seems the more complete. However you might want to check out also Lostarkdatabse for a nice overwiew of the world, or Lostark-es (it’ss half in spanish half in english, but it’s quite good too).
Lostarkcodex is maybe a bit lacking in fine detail now but it’s the better english resource around. And this types of website always get better with time and user comments.
There’s also inven but it’s almost all in korean, and google translate does not always work on the dynamic pages like the map.
A bit specific but quite nice, lostarkive is populating a 3d-viewer of vanity skins.
Only static images for this gallery of all available costumes made so far in Korea, you’ll need a translator.
I personally prefer the one at Lostarktree, since it has back/front attacks, stagger and break on the tooltips, but it uses the old fanmade english translation.
Lostarkcodex‘s uses the official translation, but has less tooltip detail.
Finally Lostarknexus is quite new, but offers google login and build sharing.
There’s a korean-only ability stone calculator, but I’ve found it works quite nice with google translate.
Crystal real money value calculator
Spreadsheet to calculate the craft profit of all items. Make a copy, then populate it looking at current AH prices in your region (remember, the AH is cross-region, not server limited).
Last korean patch has some kind of in-built checklist, but you might want to have a general view.
An online weekly checklist to manage content if you’re an alt-aholic and don’t remember which characted did what. (link to preferences, so you can set english) And a nice, spreadsheet you can save locally.
Finally Countdowns for all time-limited events (only RU so far, but let’s hope the API for EU/NA comes out too and they can expand).
[Guild banners](https://i.imgur.com/FPFHcci.jpg), good example of what can you do in a singleimage. (emblems are the same on each tab, you can mix 3)Una tasks priority.Specialization stat details for each class.Engraving sinergy for all classes, even those unreleased. (i.e.: if you make an alt that can use engraving your main uses, you have to open less engraving books)
Checklist for rapport‘s emotes/songs/requirements. Copy it and use it to keep track of your progress.
A nice spreadheet on engraving use by class, very useful if you want to play a lot of alts.
Speedrun build guide for all classes. It has detailed skill changes at each level, so you can concentrate on levelling up as fast as possible.
Leveling-up guide for Bards. (Bards are the best end-game support you can get, and there’s always too few of them. I highly encourage anyone who might like to support even a bit to roll one). Now with part 2.
Another leveling-up guide for ***Paladins***, geared towards speedleveling. (Paladins are the other available support class)
Solo dps and group tanky guides for Gunlancers. (The only flex support class, they have a lot of stagger/break utility against bosses and tend not to die, like, ever)
Another one here from a Kr player.
And last but certainly not least, General Gunlancer Guide by Boodendorf (this guy pretty much only plays gunlancer, both in PvE and PvP).