Lost Ark: how to get and improve skills

If you’re going to have any chance of preventing the demon Kazeros from succeeding in his quest for revenge, you’ll need to make sure your character’s combat skills are second to none. The best way to do this is to make sure that he is using and upgrading skills as he unlocks them through the game. In this guide, we will explain both how to get skills and how to upgrade them in Lost Ark so that you can take on any challenge the game throws at you.

How to get skills

New abilities will unlock automatically as you level up in the Lost Ark. When you do, you can press ‘K’ to bring up the Skills menu and then simply drag the skill you want to equip and drop it onto your Hotbar. It can then be used by pressing the corresponding key.

You can see the level at which skills will unlock with the red crossed swords icon just to the right of them. The level they are unlocked at is indicated just below these, as shown in the screenshot above.

Upgrading skills in Lost Ark

Upgrading your existing skills is done through skill points gained by leveling up. Every time you level up, you will receive five skill points.

Press K to open the “Skills” screen, then press the “+” sign next to the skill you want to update.

By doing this, you can make your Skills much more effective in combat, in turn improving your character’s effectiveness in combat.

It’s also worth noting that you can respec your character at any time by removing skill points you’ve previously invested in certain skills. To do this, simply press the ‘-‘ next to the skill on the ‘Skills’ screen.

This will refund your skill points, so you can spend them on another skill entirely. Even better, there is no cost to do this!

Now you know everything there is to know about how to get and upgrade skills in Lost Ark. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to search for Twinfinite or check out more of our coverage of the game below.