Lost Ark Roadmap Update for April and May: New Continent, New Advanced Classes, and More

Since the release of Lost Ark’s global version last February, developers Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games have been constantly working in making new content for the players of the game. With the March update already done, the developers have now revealed their upcoming content for April and May in their recently released roadmap update.

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For April, a new martial artist advanced class will be introduced in the game named as Glaivier. Joining the Wardancer, Soulfist, Striker, and Scrapper, Glaivier will be the fifth Martial Artist Advanced Class. Below is the definition of Glaivier as per Lost Ark:


Practicing an artistic and deadly form of martial arts, the Glaivier slices and dices her way through the battlefield, weaving together attacks with her spear and glaive. The Glaivier has two distinct skill sets which can be swapped between— Focus and Flurry— with each stance and skill set represented by one of her two weapons. The shorter spear is used to unleash a furious barrage in the Flurry stance, while the longer glaive harnesses Focus stance for gracefully lethal strikes and sweeping attacks. While certain builds may focus your attention onto one of these weapons, an effective Glaivier can maximize their potential by creating balance between the two stances, building up energy in one stance which grants an impactful stat-boost when swapping to the other.

The new continent that will be added in the game is called South Vern and it is the second Tier 3 continent along with Punika. To reach South Vern, players are required for an item level of 1340. For new players, more information will be released on how you can work your way toward Tier 3 to join in the new adventure. Below is the definition of South Vern as per Lost Ark:

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The settlers of South Vern borrowed technology from many different races to turn this once-barren land into a place of abundant waters and green pastures. Hearing rumors of the dangers that plagued North Vern, the Senate shut South Vern down and formed a new knightly order. Suspecting that something was amiss, Ealyn, the Queen of Vern ordered Knight Commander Avele to investigate. What could be happening to this peaceful continent? Uncover the mysteries of South Vern as you venture into this new region, encounter new characters, and complete quests.

The general updates of the game for April, such as new log-in rewards, in-game events, and skins & store updates, will be released in the coming weeks. Also, there’s a Feiton power pass that provides item level 960 to level your character, which will be released soon.

Quality of Life Improvements:
  • Improved co-op party play for Secret Maps: all four members can submit a map to get rewards with one run.
  • Chat tab settings are shared across a player's Roster.
  • Improved Book of Coordination settings: Can use skill presets, tripod level, skill runes, gems, item set effects, etc.!
For May, a new warrior advanced class will be introduced in the game named as Destroyer. Joining the Berserker, Paladin, and Gunlancer, Destroyer is the fourth Warrior Advanced Class. Below is the definition of Glaivier as per Lost Ark:


We’ve talked about the cataclysmic impact that Warriors have on the battlefield, but nothing embodies this better than the hammer-wielding Destroyer. Armed with a variety of skills centered around charging into the heart of the fray, their hammer attacks are so catastrophically crushing that Destroyers can bend gravity to their will — slowing, launching, pushing and pulling enemies — whatever it takes to utterly, beyond a shadow of a doubt, destroy them.

The Trial Guardian Raid will be the new weekly activity for players of Lost Ark. Each week, players attempt to defeat three Trial Guardians. Each Guardian has their own requirements of item level to allow players to enter, and each week, a Guardian will rotate out, which will be replaced by a new one. Trial Guardian Raid will apply “Scale of Harmony” so that your item level will be adjusted properly to match your enemy.

The general updates of the game for May will include new quality of life changes such as:
  • Ability to check daily & weekly content participation in a new menu.
  • UI updates
  • Improved party finder & party invites
  • Updated loot dismantling
  • Convenience features for Market/Auction House
  • New fun features, like being able to randomly summon favorited mounts and new hairstyles for customization!
The May update still has more to introduce to players, however, these updates are still tentative as the developers are worried that if they released this along with the other May content update, it would create pressure within the Lost Ark community. But just to keep track, here’s more update for the month of May:
  • The New Guardian Raid - Deskaluda

Guardians are powerful entities that can tip the scales toward good or evil. A new Guardian will arise and must be vanquished before they usher in an age of darkness. Upon arrival, Deskaluda will be one of the most powerful Guardians in Arkesia, requiring a high item level to encounter (1415). As with the other Guardian Raids, you can attempt to vanquish them alone, with a party, or matchmake with up to three other heroes.
  • Legion Raid - Valtan (Normal and Hard)

Valtan will introduce the first Legion Raid into the western version of Lost Ark. Legion Raids are difficult team-based activities that require teamwork to understand and enact the strategy necessary to counter each Legion Commander's unique characteristics, abilities, and mechanics. As Legion Raids are challenging and take time, there are gates (or checkpoints) that will save the player's progress as they advance through the Raid. Valtan is an eight-player Legion raid, and introduces a swathe of new mechanics. Players will need to be item level 1415, and we'll share more information on Legion Raids when we approach the May Update.