Lost Ark – Combat Stats Overview: What Does Each Stat Do

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The in-depth customization system in Lost Ark allows you to build your character in many different ways, and that includes a range of unique stats.

While you play through the game and obtain equipment, you’ll quickly discover how many unique stats are in the game.

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Many of the combat stats in Lost Ark are not seen in other MMORPGs, which can cause confusion as to what each stat is and is for.

In the following table, you’ll find a complete overview and explanation of what the major stats and combat stats in Lost Ark do and boosts.

Stat/Combat StatDescription/Effect
Atk. PowerDetermines how much damage you deal enemies
Max HPDescribes your character's maximum health
Weapon PowerIncreases your character's Atk. Power
IntelligenceIncreases the Atk. Power stat for the Mage class
DexterityIncreases the Atk. Power stat for the Gunner and Assassin classes
StrengthIncreases the Atk. Power stat for the Warrior and Martial Artist classes
CritIncreases your critical rate
SpecializationBoosts your identity skills' power and efficiency and awakening skill damage
DominationIncreases damage dealt to pushed, debuffed, and staggered foes
SwiftnessIncreases attack speed, movement speed, and decreases skill cooldown
EnduranceIncreases physical and magical defense, boosts shields and healing you receive
ExpertiseIncreases the duration of debuffs you apply to enemies while decreasing the duration of debuffs on you. Also increases Stagger damage.
Additional DamageIncreases the damage you deal to enemies by an additional percentage
Atk. SpeedHow quickly you cast skill animations in percentage
AccuracyYour chance to land an attack on a normal enemy the same level as you in percentage
Crit RateThe chance of an attack being a critical hit
Crit DamageThe damage multiplier of critical hits
Phy. Defense PiercingHow much of the enemy's physical defense you ignore
Mag. Defense PiercingHow much of the enemy's magical defense you ignore
Bonus vs. XHow much extra damage you deal to X type of enemy
VitalityIncreases Max HP by a flat number
VigorIncrease Max HP by a percentage
Skill Cooldown DecreaseDecreases the cooldown of your skills

You can check out each stat’s section below to get more information on them and their purpose.

There are several more stats in Lost Ark, most of which make sense based on their name. If you’re confused about what a stat we haven’t listed in this guide does, hover it in the Details tab in the Character Profile window.


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What is Atk. Power in Lost Ark?

Atk. Power, or Attack Power, is a basic stat that determines how much damage your skills deal enemies.

The more Atk. Power stat you get, the more damage you deal.


What is Max HP in Lost Ark?

Max HP, or maximum hit points, is a basic stat that determines how much the maximum health of your character is.

The more Max HP stat you get, the more maximum HP your character will have.


What is Weapon Power in Lost Ark?

Weapon Power is a stat related to your weapon that describes how powerful it is in terms of Atk. Power.

The more Weapon Power stat you get, the more Atk. Power your character gets.


What is Intelligence in Lost Ark?

Intelligence is the basic stat related to the Mage class.

The more Intelligence stat you get as a Mage, the more Atk. Power your character gets.


What is Dexterity in Lost Ark?

Dexterity is the basic stat related to the Gunner and Assassin classes.

The more Dexterity stat you get as a Gunner or an Assassin, the more Atk. Power your character gets.


What is Strength in Lost Ark?

Strength is the basic stat related to the Warrior and Martial Artist classes.

The more Strength stat you get as a Warrior or Martial Artist, the more Atk. Power your character gets.


What is Crit in Lost Ark?

Crit is a combat stat that determines the critical rate, Crit Rate, of your character.

The more Crit stat you get, the higher your critical rate, Crit Rate, becomes.


What is Specialization in Lost Ark?

Specialization is a combat stat related to the specialization of your character, which is its identity skill and awakening skills.

The more Specialization stat you get, the stronger and more efficient your character’s identity skill and awakening skills become.

What the Specialization stat exactly increases related to your identity skill and awakening skills depends on what advanced class you play.


What is Domination in Lost Ark?

Domination is a combat stat that determines your extra damage against enemies under crowd control.

The more Domination stat you get, the more damage you deal enemies that are pushed, debuffed, or staggered.


What is Swiftness in Lost Ark?

Swiftness is a combat stat that determines how much faster your character can execute skills, its movement speed, and how much less cooldown your skills have.

The more Swiftness stat you get, the faster skill casting you have, the higher movement speed you have, and the less cooldown your skills have.


What is Endurance in Lost Ark?

Endurance is a combat stat that determines your character’s extra physical and magical defense, extra shielding amounts, and extra healing received.

The more Endurance stat you get, the higher Phy. Defense (Physical Defense) and Mag. Defense (Magical Defense), extra shielding, and extra healing received you get.


What is Expertise in Lost Ark?

Expertise is a combat stat that determines the extra duration and less duration of debuffs cast by you on enemies and debuffs cast by enemies on you, as well as your Stagger damage.

The more Expertise stat you get, the longer your debuffs on enemies last, the shorter debuffs on you last, and the more Stagger damage you deal.


What is Additional Damage in Lost Ark?

Additional Damage is an attack stat that describes how much extra damage you deal.

The more Additional Damage stat you get, the more extra damage you deal.


What is Atk. Speed in Lost Ark?

Atk. Speed, or Attack Speed, is an attack stat that determines how much faster you can cast skills.

The more Atk. Speed stat you get, the faster your skills animations are, and thus the faster you can cast skills.


What is Accuracy in Lost Ark?

Accuracy is an attack stat that determines your chance to land an attack on a normal enemy that is the same level as you.

The more Accuracy stat you get, the higher your chance to land attacks on enemies that are higher level than you and are not a normal enemy.


What is Crit Rate in Lost Ark?

Crit Rate, or Critical Rate, is an attack stat that determines the chance of your attack being a critical hit.

The more Crit Rate stat you get, the higher your chance to deal critical hits.


What is Crit Damage in Lost Ark?

Crit Damage, or Critical Damage, is an attack stat that determines the damage multiplier of your critical hits.

The more Crit Damage stat you get, the higher the damage multiplier of your critical hits and thus the more damage your critical hits deal.


What is Phy. Defense Piercing in Lost Ark?

Phy. Defense Piercing, or Physical Defense Piercing, is an attack stat that determines how much of the enemy’s physical defense you ignore.

The more Phy. Defense Piercing stat you get, the more of the enemy’s physical defense you ignore and thus the more damage you deal using physical attacks.


What is Mag. Defense Piercing in Lost Ark?

Mag. Defense Piercing, or Magical Defense Piercing, is an attack stat that determines how much of the enemy’s magical defense you ignore.

The more Mag. Defense Piercing stat you get, the more of the enemy’s magical defense you ignore and thus the more damage you deal using magical attacks.


What is Bonus vs. X in Lost Ark?

Bonus vs. X is an attack stat that determines how much extra damage you deal enemies of X type.

The more Bonus vs. X stat you get, the more extra damage you deal enemies of X type.


What is Vitality in Lost Ark?

Vitality is a defense stat that is one of the two stats that determine the Max HP of your character.

The more Vitality stat you get, the higher Max HP your character gets.

Vitality increases Max HP by a flat number.


What is Vigor in Lost Ark?

Vigor is a defense stat that is one of two stats that determine the Max HP of your character.

The more Vigor stat you get, the higher Max HP your character gets.

Vigor increases Max HP by a percentage amount.


What is Skill Cooldown Decrease in Lost Ark?

Skill Cooldown Decrease is an activity stat that determines how much less the cooldown of your skills is.

The more Skill Cooldown Decrease stat you get, the shorter the cooldown of your skills.


That’s all you need to know about stats in Lost Ark!

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  1. nkainx

    if i have the choice between 10% atk power or 10% extra damage, which one is better ?

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