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Heroes of Arkesia,

The Machinist Advanced Class will arrive in Arkesia on 28 September. The Machinist is armed to the teeth with high-tech machine guns, laser weapons and drones found in Arthentine, ready to detonate, burn and neutralize any threat with surgical precision.

The Machinist will join Deadeye, Gunslinger, Artillerist and Sharpshooter as the fifth Gunner Advanced Class. At this Lost Ark Academy, you will find information to see if the Machinist is the class for you, and if so, it will help you start planning the skills and engravings you are interested in using to improve your impact on the pitch. of battle.

Key mechanics and class identity

The Machinist is equipped with an arsenal of high-tech weapons and a Drone capable of performing remote and precise strikes and unique attacks. When standard weapons and drone strikes aren’t enough to take down a target, the Machinist can activate their identity ability and adapt to cutting-edge technology with the Hypersync ability. The energy cores for the high-tech Hypersync suit can be charged by landing attacks, and once entered, the energy of the Hypersync core will be expended by the skills until the Machinist runs out.

The Machinist’s skills are divided into four categories; Normal, Drone, Combo and Sync. Normal skills are centered around the high-tech arsenal of guns, grenades, packaged by the Machinist, all of which charge the Hypersync battery. Drone skills focus on using the drone in unique ways: launching missiles, lasers, and even small drones with precise, remote attacks. Joint skills focus on the Machinist and the Drone working together in harmony to unleash powerful joint attacks. Finally, the Synchronization Skills are the particularly powerful attacks unleashed by the high-tech suit that can only be accessed while Hypersync is active.

Engravings and class skills

Like other advanced classes, the Machinist has two unique class engravings that enhance several aspects of the class. Legacy Evolution-class engraving focuses on Hypersync mode, which adds damage, reduces cooldowns, and returns core energy to maximize time spent in the high-tech suit. Enhancing another key aspect of the class, the Arthentinean Skill Class engraving focuses on the Machinist’s teamwork with the Drone, increasing Drone and Joint skills and movement speed while the Drone is connected to the Machinist.

Class engravings

Evolutionary inheritance

Level 1 – During Hypersync mode, on hit, sync abilities deal + 2% damage (max 3 stacks) and -0.5s cooldown. Additionally, Hypersync mode returns 40% of its main energy cost when canceled.

Level 2 – During Hypersync mode, on hit, sync abilities deal + 4% damage (max 3 stacks) and -0.5s cooldown. Additionally, Hypersync mode returns 40% of its main energy cost when canceled.

Level 3 – During Hypersync mode, at the moment of the hit, the synchronization skills deal damage + 6% (max 3 stacks) and cooldown -0.5s. Additionally, Hypersync mode returns 40% of its main energy cost when canceled.

Artetine ability

Level 1: Increases the damage of the Drone and Joint skills by 15% and increases the maximum battery by 10%. Increase movement speed by 10% when a Drone is attached to the Machinist.

Level 2: Increases the damage of the Drone and Joint skills by 20% and increases the maximum battery by 15%. Increase movement speed by 10% when a Drone is attached to the Machinist.

Level 3: Increases the damage of the Drone and Joint skills by 25% and increases the maximum battery by 20%. Increase movement speed by 10% when a Drone is attached to the Machinist.

Skills

Find a full list of Machinist skill descriptions below, followed by Awakening skills. If you’re interested in seeing some of these showcased on video, check out ours Machinist class page! And remember, these are just the basic skills – each can be further customized through the Tripod system as you experiment to find what works best against the myriad of threats present in Arkesia.

Normal skills

  • Bullet Hail – Aim forward and fire multiple times to deal damage and partially recharge the battery. Using the skill also gains the Cooldown buff.

  • Overcharged Battery: Throws an overcharged battery at the target location. The battery will light up and deal damage. It will then explode and deal damage, knock the target into the air, and partially recharge the battery.

  • Mobile Shot: Use Roll to quickly move to the target location. Use Roll again to fire repeatedly at the target location, dealing damage and partially recharging the battery. Get the Reload buff using Roll.

  • Strategic Fire: Use the skill to get into a sitting shooting position. Aim forward and fire repeatedly, dealing damage and partially recharging the battery. Use the skill to get the Cooldown buff.

  • Backward Shot – Sprint forward and draw your gun to deal damage. Use the ability to stomp and deal damage again. Attack a powerful bomb on an enemy, then do a somersault to get away. The bomb explodes after a few seconds and deals damage to enemies around, partially recharging the battery. Inflict a dash or shooting attack to enable a frontal attack and counterattack.

  • High Voltage Bullet: Quickly use an electric stun gun to fire forward and deal damage, electrocuting enemies hit and partially recharging the battery.

  • Pulse Fire: Fires a pulse bullet forward and deals damage to the enemy hit and partially recharges the battery.

  • Avalanche – Run forward and deal damage. Press an additional combo to fire in a cone-shaped area and deal damage. Kill confirmation deals damage and partially recharges the battery. It can counterattack with a running attack. Get the Reload buff after charging.

Skill with drones

  • Command: Flare Beam – The drone fires laser beams at the target’s location, dealing damage.

  • Command: Active Pulse – The drone immediately generates a pulsating wave that attacks its surroundings from its current location and deals damage.

  • Command: M143 Machine Gun – Drone flies to the target location while firing at enemies and dealing damage.

  • Command: Baby Drones – The drone sends small self-destructing drones to the target location, dealing damage.

  • Command: Carpet – Send a drone in flight to the target’s location and drop bombs that deal damage.

  • Command: Missile Raid – The drone fires missiles at the target’s location and deals damage, knocking down enemies hit.

  • Command: Blockade – Send a drone in flight to the target location. The drone shoots enemies as it spins, dealing damage.

Joint skills

  • Annihilation Mode – Instantly summons a drone and stand back to back as you shoot enemies by rotating 450 degrees in total. Whenever you turn 90 degrees, you will fire and deal damage.

  • Fiery Escape – Instantly summon a drone and drive it forward by shooting at enemies and dealing damage.

  • Energy Buster – Instantly summon a drone and turn it into a buster. Attach it to your arm and once charged, release the energy forward. When the buster is not fully charged, deal damage and paralyze the hit enemy. When overcharged, it deals damage and knocks enemies back.

Synchronization skills

  • Comet Strike: Teleport to the target location and run forward, dealing damage to enemies hit and knocking them back.

  • Slugshot – Raise your right hand and fire a laser forward to deal damage. Enemies in flight are thrown back into the air when hit. Use after Comet Strike or Thruster Move to use the skill faster.

  • Laser Blade: Spawns laser blades in both hands that deal damage, knocking enemies back. Use it after the comet’s attack or thruster move to deal more damage.

  • Echelon Beam – Jump high and fire a laser forward to deal damage. Use after Comet Strike or Thruster Move to perform the skill even faster.

  • Surge Blow – Stretch your fists as you charge forward and deal damage, then deal damage in a cone-shaped area and knock enemies back.

  • Crimson Breaker – Develop parts to fire a laser forward and deal damage.

Awakening skills

  • Air Strike: Sends a signal to the target location to drop a bomb that deals damage multiple times.

  • Command: Final Explosion – Orders the drone to self-destruct. The drone will immediately self-destruct at its current location, dealing massive damage to nearby enemies. When the skill ends, the drone will regenerate at your location.

Looking forward

For those looking to create a Machinist, we’re looking at some special progression events to help players level up and take on Demonic Legion commanders and other level 3 endgame threats. We’ll have more details before the update launches. September in next week’s release notes!

We can’t wait to see new Machinists on the battlefields of Arkesia on September 28th. Meanwhile, see you in Arkesia to celebrate Arktoberfest.

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