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Robust Spirit Soulfist Raiding Build Lost Ark

Robust Spirit Soulfist Raiding Build Lost Ark

Presumably the best Raiding setup for the Soulfist class with devastating burst DPS potential

 Robust Spirit Soulfist
PvE Raiding Build
for Lost Ark

Last Update: 29th March 2022

 

Introduction

Soulfist is a Martial Artist Class that combines powerful melee skills with a solid selection of ranged abilities and a devastating burst damage potential. As a result, She is a very versatile fighter that can dish out multiple fast-paced melee attacks, then disengage to continue the fight with a barrage of ranged abilities, and finish off with apocalyptic levels of burst damage. Because of these features, She is quite hard to learn and has one of the highest skill ceilings in the game. 

Robust Spirit Soulfist is a Specialization-centered build that focuses on maximizing the Class's burst damage potential. Thanks to the Robust SpiritRobust Spirit Engraving, the featured Build can skip directly to Level 3 HypeHype Identity Skill and it receives additional Energy Recovery and Damage bonuses from triggering it. As a result, Robust Spirit Soulfist enters a destructive burst damage phase when her HypeHype comes online. This burst window can be utilized to unleash World DecimationWorld Decimation, which is the highest single target damage skill in the game, even without the bonuses provided by HypeHype. Hitting World DecimationWorld Decimation is crucial for the combat success of Robust Spirit Soulfist, as it amounts to a large portion of the build's overall DPS. 

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 Pros  Cons
 Good Mobility and short Skill Animations   Long Down Time between Burst windows 
 Very High Burst Damage   Heavily Relies on the Specialization stat 
 Devastating Awakening Skill   Missing with the Awakening Skill is a major DPS pitfall 
 Versatile and fun to play   Rather Expensive to gear up (Gold-wise) 

 

Stat Priority

There's only one way you can build a Robust Spirit Soulfist (if you want to make her as powerful as possible, that is) and it's the full Specialization approach. By stacking Spec, you improve your HypeHype Mode by boosting its buffing potential. Moreover, you directly increase the damage done by your World DecimationWorld Decimation. In other words, if you want to see the really big damage numbers go even bigger, stack Specialization: Every single one of your accessories should have the Specialization stat on it and you should also have some Crit on the necklace. 

 

Skills

HEAVENLY SQUASH
HEAVENLY SQUASH

Soulfist drops a massive palm at the target location, dealing high amounts of damage. This Skill deals  30% increased Damage to enemies who are in the air or down on the ground. 

This is one of your most powerful regular offensive skills that works especially well when comboed with skills that knock enemies down or throw them up in the air (this matters mainly against trash mobs, however). 

  • Stagger: Low 

Level 12

  1. [Level I] Hard Hitter Hard Hitter - Increases the skill's Energy cost by 20% and its outgoing damage by 60% (at Rank 5). This makes HEAVENLY SQUASHHeavenly Squash much more costly to use, but it's nothing HypeHype's bonus Energy Regen couldn't deal with. 
  2. [Level II] Burning Hands Burning Hands  - Switches the skill's Damage type to Fire. From now on, enemies hit with HEAVENLY SQUASHHeavenly Squash will also be set on fire for 7 seconds. When on fire, they will receive moderate amounts of damage every second. 
  3. [Level III] Exquisite Attack Exquisite Attack - This powerful tripod makes HEAVENLY SQUASHHeavenly Squash drop 4 small palms, increasing the total outgoing Damage by +168.4% (at Rank 5). 
  4. [RUNE] JudgementJudgement - Has a 30% chance to remove "Conviction" from you and increase your Combat Resource recovery and reduce Skill Cooldown for 6 seconds. 
SHADOWBREAKER
SHADOWBREAKER

Soulfist quickly strikes the ground where she stands with her palm 2 times, dealing moderate amounts of damage. Then she strikes again with the other palm to inflict another (stronger) hit. The first strike instantly slams airborne enemies onto the ground, dealing 50% increased Damage to them. 

This is a very dynamic skill (it deals its damage very quickly) that deals considerable Stagger Damage. Moreover, it offers solid Weak Point damage as well. 

  • Weak Point: Level 2 
  • Stagger: Mid 
  • Attack Type: Back Attack 

Level 12

  1. [Level I] Predator Predator - This is an Execute-type Tripod that increases the skill's Damage dealt to enemies below 50% HP by 45% (at Rank 5). 
  2. [Level II] Weak Point Detection Weak Point Detection  - Increases Damage dealt to Push-Immune enemies by up to +70% (at Level 5). This Engraving will make ShadowbreakerShadowbreaker much more powerful against Bosses. 
  3. [Level III] 6th Sense 6th Sense - Increases the skill's Attack Speed by 20.0%. Before you strike the ground, energy concentrates onto one point, pulling foes toward it. The last attack's Damage is increased by 160% (at Rank 5). 
  4. [RUNE] OverwhelmOverwhelm - A rune that makes the Skill deal +30% Stagger Damage. This will help you help your team with stagger checks. 
MERCILESS PUMMEL
MERCILESS PUMMEL

Soulfist moves 2 meters forward and delivers a powerful punch that deals moderate amounts of damage, followed by a right kick and another straight punch, for two additional powerful damaging hits. She can change the attack direction in between the blows. 

This multi-hit skill is one of the strongest offensive moves in your arsenal, make sure all of its hits land on their targets. It also deals some Stagger Damage, which can be helpful. 

  • Stagger: Low 
  • Attack Type: Back Attack 
  • Super Armor: Paralysis Immunity 

Level 12

  1. [Level I] Hard Hitter Hard Hitter - Increases the skill's Energy cost by 20% and its outgoing damage by 45% (at Rank 5). This makes Merciless PummelMerciless Pummel much more costly to use, but it's nothing HypeHype's bonus Energy Regen couldn't deal with. 
  2. [Level II] Coldhearted Coldhearted - After the last attack, attack 2 more times with palms, inflicting 80% (at Rank 5) basic skill Damage. This is a considerable Damage increase for the skill. 
  3. [Level III] Double Up  Double Up - Creates afterimages of you that attack your foes. Damage  +144% (at Rank 5). Cooldown +5 seconds. The damage increase from this is definitely worth those additional 5 seconds. 
  4. [RUNE] GalewindGalewind - Increase the skill's casting speed. With this, the Skill's animation becomes much faster, making it less awkward to use. 
LIGHTNING PALM
LIGHTNING PALM

Soulfist pushes her palms, dealing high amounts of damage to enemies. Airborn enemies are also knocked back when hit. 

You can do it two ways with this skill. We recommend the extra damage path (taking Prepared Attack Prepared Attack). Alternatively, you can take Weak Point EnhancementWeak Point Enhancement to get Weak Point Level 1. It is also your Counter Attack Skill. 

  • Attack Type: Frontal Attack, Back Attack 
  • Counter: Yes 

Level 11

  1. [Level I] Prepared Attack Prepared Attack - With this, your Attack Power will increase by 6.5% (at Rank 5) for 3 seconds for every single enemy hit with the skill (this effect stacks up to 5 times). This provides a rather minor buff against single Bosses, but it still is something. 
  2. [Level II] Burning Hands Burning Hands - Switches the skill's Damage type to Fire. From now on, enemies hit with Lightning PalmLightning Palm will also be sent airborne and set on fire for 5 seconds. When on fire, will they receive moderate amounts of damage every second. 
  3. [Level III] Merciless Hands Merciless Hands - Increases the skill's Outgoing Damage by up to +205% (at Rank 5) at the cost of increased charge-up time. 
  4. [RUNE] GalewindGalewind - Increase the skill's casting speed. With this, the Skill's animation becomes much faster, making it less awkward to use. 
FORCE ORB
FORCE ORB

Soulfist quickly shoots a powerful energy ball from her palm. This ball slowly disperses, damaging all enemies in range and knocking them down. 

This is a rather powerful skill with a very low (for this build) Cooldown. 

Level 11

  1. [Level I] Quick Preparation Quick Preparation - Reduces the skill's Cooldown by up to -6 seconds (at Rank 5). This amounts to -1/3 of the skills base Cooldown, which is a lot. 
  2. [Level II] Powerful Wave Powerful Wave  - Strengthens the wave, increasing the skill's damage by up to +60% (at Rank 5). 
  3. [Level III] Scattering Wave Scattering Wave - Increases the wave speed by +50% and makes it Paralyze all affected enemies. Enemies are no longer knocked away. You can now use the skill again to shoot a powerful gust along the ground, dealing up to 145% (at Rank 5) basic skill Damage to enemies in a straight line. 
  4. [RUNE] ConvictionConviction - This rune gives you a 30% chance to imbue yourself with a "Convitvion" effect for 3 seconds. when in a "conviction" state. you can activate "Judgement" for an additional effect. 
ENERGY RELEASE
ENERGY RELEASE

Soulfist rotates her arms, then she stomps the ground in a controlled manner, sending forth a shockwave. All party members within 24 meters radius receive 12% less damage for 6 seconds. 

This is your party-wide utility/buffing skill that makes all your teammates more durable and stronger for its duration. Moreover, it also highly increases your own Attack Power, so you will want to use it as a pre-buff before unleashing World DecimationWorld Decimation

Note: The self-buff you receive from this skill does not stack with your other self-buffs. 

Level 10

  1. [Level I] Fighting Spirit Fighting Spirit - With this, ENERGY RELEASEEnergy Release will also increase the Attack Power of all Party Members within 24 meters of you by 6% for 16 seconds. 
  2. [Level II] Energy Release Enhancement Energy Release Enhancement  - This greatly improves the damage reduction buff your party receives from ENERGY RELEASEEnergy Release
  3. [Level III] Ready Attack Ready Attack - Increases your Attack Power by up to +55.6% for 6 seconds when you use ENERGY RELEASEEnergy Release
  4. [RUNE] GalewindGalewind - Increase the skill's casting speed. With this, the Skill's animation becomes much faster, making it less awkward to use. 
PULVERIZING PALM
PULVERIZING PALM

Soulfist quickly dashes 4 meters forward, dealing moderate amounts of damage. Then she strikes her enemies with energy-charged palms to inflict 2 additional damaging hits and deliver a final powerful blow. The final blow deals +100% Damage to airborne enemies. 

This is a very universal skill that can be used for mobility as well as for boosting your attack power. Ideally, you'd want to use it to close the gap between you and your target and then follow it up with your strongest offensive skills. 

Note: The self-buff you receive from this skill does not stack with your other self-buffs. 

Level 8

  1. [Level I] Excellent Mobility Excellent Mobility - Increases the skill's dash distance by up to +4 meters (at Rank 5). 
  2. [Level II] Ready Attack Ready Attack  - On palm strike hit, your Attack Power is increased by up to +38.8% (at Rank 5) for 4 seconds. 
  3. [RUNE] BleedBleed -  This Rune makes Pulverizing Palm inflict all enemies hit with a Bleeding effect for 6 seconds. Thanks to Pulverizing Palm's low cooldown, Bleed provides a nice boost to DPS, especially against trash mobs. 
FLASH STEP
FLASH STEP

Soulfist rapidly dashes towards the target location, dealing moderate amounts of damage to enemies at the destination. Airborne enemies are launched back into the air when hit. This Skill can be used again for additional 2 dashes. Each additional dash performed increases the skill's Cooldown and Energy consumption. 

This is your main mobility skill that also gives you a stacking Attack Power self-buff. 

  • Super Armor: Paralysis Immunity 

Note: The self-buff you receive from this skill does not stack with your other self-buffs. 

Level 7

  1. [Level I] Excellent Mobility Excellent Mobility - Increases the dash distance by up to +4 meters (at Rank 5). 
  2. [Level II] Victory Shout Victory Shout  - Increases your Attack Power by up to +14.8% (at Rank 5) for 3 seconds after the skill is used. This effect stacks up to 3 times. 
  3. [RUNE] Quick RechargeQuick Recharge - Gives a chance to reduce all Cooldowns on skill use. 
AWAKENING
WORLD DECIMATION
WORLD DECIMATION

Soulfist performs an attack at the target location. She raises her hands above her head and concentrates energy for 3 seconds. Then, she drops the accumulated energy on the selected area, dealing apocalyptic amounts of damage to all enemies in range. 

This is the most powerful offensive skill in the entire game and the whole reason you want to play the Robust Spirit Soulfist. Aim it carefully as missing with it bares catastrophic consequences (DPS-wise). 

  • Stagger: Mid-High 

 

Priority List/ Skill Usage

Soulfist's rotation revolves around maximizing Damage output by activating her self damage buffs at the right times (these don't stack, so proper timing is crucial). 

  • Energy ReleaseEnergy Release is the most powerful self-buff Soulfist has at her disposal. Thus, it should be used with the highest priority. 
  • Pulverizing PalmPulverizing Palm's self-buff is less powerful and lasts for 2 fewer seconds, but its Cooldown is much shorter. 
  • Flash StepFlash Step's self-buff can potentially be stacked up to 3 times, but it's the most problematic to use as you have to use the skill three times before receiving its full benefit. You will mostly use this one as a mobility skill. 
  • Level 3 HypeLevel 3 Hype provides the highest damage increase and it should be used whenever ready. 

Soulfist's Burst Damage rotation consists of three Skills: 

  1. Activate Level 3 HypeLevel 3 Hype for a massive Damage increase
  2. Use  Energy ReleaseEnergy Release for an Attack Power buff
  3. Use World DecimationWorld Decimation to obliterate your enemies 

Her Standard Skill Rotation looks as follows: 

  1. Activate Level 3 HypeLevel 3 Hype for a massive Damage increase, if it's not on Cooldown 
  2. Use  Energy ReleaseEnergy Release for an Attack Power buff 
  3. Use Merciless Pummel Merciless Pummel 
  4. Use Shadowbreaker Shadowbreaker 
  5. Use Force OrbForce Orb 
  6. Use Pulverizing PalmPulverizing Palm for another Attack Power buff 
  7. Use Heavenly Squash Heavenly Squash 
  8. Use Lightning Palm Lightning Palm 

 

Recommended Engravings

  1. Robust SpiritRobust Spirit (Class Engraving) - When using Hype, you enter Level 3 immediately. While in HypeHype Mode, your Energy Recovery Speed is increased by 200% and your Damage is increased by (Level 1: 15%, Level 2: 25%, Level 3: 35%). 

This is the build-defining Engraving. It lets you skip two first stages of Hype and jump directly to Hype Level 3. Moreover, it greatly increases your Damage when you're in Hype mode. Ideally, you'll want to have this one at Level 3. 

  1. Precise DaggerPrecise Dagger  - Increases critical hit rate by (Level 1: 4%, Level 2: 10%, Level 3: 20%), but reduces critical damage by 12%. 

This amazing Engraving makes your Critical Strikes much more consistent. Moreover, it kind of makes up for the lack of Crit stat from accessories (we stack Specialization) and it's well worth the drawback. With it, your World DecimationWorld Decimation will crit way more often. 

  1. GrudgeGrudge - Increases your Damage Dealt to Bosses (Level 1: +4%, Level 2: +10%, Level 3: +20%), but makes you take 20% more damage from them. 

This Engraving is extremely powerful, but it will punish you if you make a mistake. If you can live with the downside, it will serve you as an unconditional damage increase. Pick it up if you feel like you can avoid most (or all) avoidable damage during boss encounters. If you're still learning mechanics, you'll be better off skipping it. It's only worth using at Level 3, so never use it at level 2 and especially 1 (unless you want to take 5% more damage for every 1% increase in your own DPS). Also, your World DecimationWorld Decimation's Damage will go wild with this. 

  1. Cursed DollCursed Doll - Increases Attack Power at the cost of reduced 25% Healing Received (does not affect natural Health recovery (Level 1 - +3% Attack Power, Level 2 - 8% Attack Power, Level 3 - +16% Attack Power).

This Engraving can boost your offensive power rather significantly, but the tradeoff is painful. Only pick it if you know encounter mechanics very well; If you lack experience, skip it. Also, using this at Levels 1 and 2 is not worth the risks involved (so, use it at Level 3 or don't use it at all). 

  1. AwakeningAwakening - Reduces the Cooldown of your Awakening Skill by (level 1: 10%, Level 2: 25%, Level 3: 50%) and increases the maximum number of uses by (Level 1: +1, Level 2: +3, Level 3: +3). 

Let's face it. If you've picked Robust Spirit Soulfist because of her insane Awakening Skill Damage, you'd pick this one even if it wasn't recommended. With this Engraving, you'll be able to cast World DecimationWorld Decimation more often. This becomes more powerful, the more Specialization you've stacked. 

  1. Keen Blunt Weapon Keen Blunt Weapon - Increases your Crit Damage (Level 1: +10%, Level 2: +25%, Level 3: +50%) but also gives your attacks a chance to deal 20% Reduced Damage. 

The more Critical Chance you have, the more beneficial this is. If you want to see the insane damage numbers of World DecimationWorld Decimation go even higher, you want to pick this despite the fact it's not ideal (it becomes much better when paired with Precise DaggerPrecise Dagger). 

  1. AdrenalineAdrenaline - When using skills other than mobile and basic attacks, attack power increases by (Lv. 1: 0.3%, Lv. 2: 0.6%, Lv. 3: 1%) for 6 seconds (stacks up to 6), and when this effect reaches its maximum stack, critical hit rate increases by an additional (Lv. 1: 5%, Lv. 2: 10%, Lv. 3: 15%). This effect is applied after the skill ends if the cooldown time reduction due to skill cancellation is applied. 

This engraving has the potential to be very effective for this build, but it becomes viable only at later stages of the game (Tier 2 and especially Tier 3). If you're at Tier 1, you'll have problems with maintaining it. 

 

Gear Sets, Gems, Cards, etc.

  • Gear Sets - As a DPS Class, Soulfist wants his set to boost his offensive capabilities as much as possible. Here are the optimal Sets for each Tier: 
    • Tier 1: Seraphic Oath Set (Epic); Boisterous Elemental Set (Legendary) 
    • Tier 2: Marvelous Earth Set (Epic); Unyielding Will Set (Legendary) 
    • Tier 3: Twisted Dimensional Set (Epic); Preordained Diligence Set (Legendary) 
  • Gems -  With these, you can apply a Cooldown Reduction or Bonus Damage to your Skills. There is a limit of 11 Gems; you should distribute them in the following way: 
    • You should use Cooldown Reduction Gems on the following Skills: ShadowbreakerShadowbreaker, Energy ReleaseEnergy Release, Lightning PalmLightning Palm, Merciless PummelMerciless Pummel, Heavenly SquashHeavenly Squash, Force OrbForce Orb 
    • You should use Attack Gems on the following Skills: ShadowbreakerShadowbreaker, Lightning PalmLightning PalmMerciless PummelMerciless Pummel, Heavenly SquashHeavenly Squash, Force OrbForce Orb 
  • Cards - Depending on your budget, you should go for one of the following Card Sets: 
    • Light of Salvation Set - A Full set offers +30% Dark Damage Reduction, changes your Damage type to Holy, and increases your Holy Damage dealt by 15%. 
    • Lostwind Cliff Set - A Full set offers +25% Dark Damage Reduction and +7% Critical Rate. This one is the cheaper of the recommended two. 

 

ENDNOTE

This is the initial version of our Robust Spirit Soulfist Raiding Build for Lost Ark, where we tried to include all of the important information on how to set up this character while keeping the guide as compact as possible. If we've missed something of importance, please let us know! 

If you have any Build requests, please post them in the Comments section below. We will be happy to cover your most requested builds in the future! Also, we hope that you have found this guide useful and informative. Also, we will be happy to receive constructive criticism that will help us improve our future work, so don't hesitate to give us your feedback. 

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