Deadeye Overview


Deadeye has the tools to get in and deal damage but has to be willing to react appropriately and take risks in order to do so.

Similar to the Gunslinger, Deadeye switches between handguns, a shotgun, and a rifle. Adapting between the strengths and weaknesses of these guns in different situations is key to playing the class.

To check out the other Gunner classes, see our guides for Gunslinger, Sharpshooter, and Artillerist.

Class mechanics

Compared to other Lost Ark classes, Deadeye differentiates because they don’t have an Identity meter. Instead, similar to the Gunslinger, they swap between three guns: the handgun, rifle, and shotgun.

Deadeye players swap between the three weapons according to different situations due to their strengths and weaknesses.

  • In most cases, Deadeyes use the handgun which is their default weapon with 8 skills. It provides the most utility and mobility of the three weapons.
  • The shotgun trades off high damage output for having to be within close range.
  • If you’re looking for long-range, the rifle will be the weapon of choice. It has fairly low damage in comparison to the other guns.

Class overview

Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Powerful burst damage
  • Party crit syngery
  • Very mobile class


  • Squishy
  • Back-Attack positioning
  • Hard to play

Class playstyle

The Deadeye's three guns all have their uses. Pistol is low damage but provides crit rate resistance on target. Shotgun offers powerful attacks to burst. Rifle deals OK damage but can be as a filler during moments where Deadeye can't get close to their target.


In PvE, Deadeyes use handguns to debuff enemies and then swap to other guns to cast skills and then repeat the pattern.

Positioning and timing are key because Deadeyes need to be close-ranged to maximize their damage skills (which also lock them in place for a decent amount of time).


In PVP, Deadeyes are squishy but in exchange, have mobility and high damage combos. It might be difficult to learn to play at first but will be incredibly rewarding after mastering.

Look to use your engage tools aggressively to stagger enemies before combing into hard disables or using long-range skills to assist teammates in catching enemies.

Take extra care when you don’t have your roll as you’ll likely die quickly if you’re caught out.

Core abilities

Enforce ExecutionSpiral TrackerDexterous ShotQuick ShotCruel TrackerBursting FlareClay Bombardment

Enforce Execution

Dash 5 meters forward, deliver an upper kick that inflicts 48 Damage, then rapid fire your handgun 8 times, causing up to 196.5 Damage. The handgun attack keeps pushed foes airborne. Can Counterattack with the Upper Kick attack.