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Lost Ark – Guide to Hunting



Lost Ark - Guide to Hunting

Hunting is one of several crafting professions in Lost Ark . With this profession we get raw materials that we need to craft buff items and upgrade equipment (fusion material).


Hunting is a skill that requires precise control since we have to hit the moving prey with “Throw”. This may sound difficult, but hunting undoubtedly makes our adventures more interesting.


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Account Bound Progress

Professions are linked to the account. All progress, such as leveling up, is therefore automatically transferred to all characters on the account. This also applies to the consumption and generation of work energy.


After collecting enough raw materials, each profession allows us to craft different items. We do this in our fortress, which we get to with the Song of Home and Hearth. After we have arrived on the island we go to the workshop via the menu item “Administration”. We unlock more recipes by upgrading the workshop.

hunting tool

We need the right tools to practice our professions. These are available in different quality levels. The better the quality level, the better the bonuses. However, they are granted randomly, so we cannot give any details.

  • Novice’s hunting tool
  • Apprentice’s hunting tool
  • Adept’s hunting tool
  • Expert’s Hunting Tool
  • Master’s hunting tool

Our first hunting tool is available for purchase from vendors marked with a pickaxe. The first craft trader is in Lake bar in the West Luterra area. However, tools have different quality levels, and the higher quality the required raw materials are, the better tools are required. We can craft tools with higher quality levels ourselves in our stronghold. For this, we need the following raw materials.

  • Crafting Recipes : Jennifer in our Stronghold sells us the necessary recipes.
  • Kits : We get the kits from excavations.
  • Crafting Material : We collect raw materials ourselves through the professions.

Repair tools

Using the tools will lose their durability. However, we can repair them again. Some dealers offer this service for gold. However, it is cheaper if we repair them ourselves in our fortress. We get the corresponding recipe from Jennifer in our fortress.

Working Energy & Platinum Fields

All professions in Lost Ark have common working energy with a limit of 10,000. At an account level of 70, we get an additional 500 work energy. As soon as we mine, collect or fish something, our work energy decreases. If it is completely used up, we can no longer practice any professions. How much work energy we need depends on the individual professional skills. As a rule, skills with which we get more raw materials also require more work energy. This information is included with all skills. Every day we automatically regenerate about 4,000 working energy. We don’t have to be online for this. The energy bar is therefore full again after a maximum of 3 days.

As already mentioned in this guide, work energy is tied to the account and is therefore identical for all characters.

Platinum Fields in Lost Ark

However, it is possible to carry out jobs without losing energy. We do this on so-called platinum fields in the capital cities. However, we can only enter Platinfeld with an access ticket: Plainfield. We receive access tickets as random loot when performing the crafting professions. Platinum fields are time-limited to 15 minutes. So if you step into a platinum field, you should hurry there too.

Hunting skills and levels

As we carry out our professions, we collect experience points and rise to a level with the corresponding number of XP points. As with our character, we unlock new skills. With these skills, we increase bonuses such as a higher chance of success, the chance of rare materials, and increased gathering speed.

  • Chase Level 1: Throw
    • Cooldown: 1 second
    • Stagger loot with a machete throw. Prey hit by the machete is slowed and faints after a certain number of hits.
    • Hunting consumes 84 labor energy
  • Hunt Level 1: Search
    • Tag prey to make it easier to spot.
  • Hunt Level 10: Hunter’s Gaze
    • passive
    • While searching, puts a mark on bushes, ore veins, wood and the ground where loot is hiding. If you search the marked location, you will find your loot.
  • Hunt Level 20: Trap Hunt
    • Set a trap at specific locations on the map. The traps set catch prey after a certain time. You can set up a maximum of 1 trap at a time.
    • Collecting with the trap consumes 1,000 labor energy.
  • Hunting Level 30: Tracking
    • passive
    • Learn to track prey to its hiding place. You can use “Tracking Hints” that you get while hunting.

Hunting areas

There are different hunting areas in Lost Ark . They have different names and hunt levels as requirements. The higher the requirement, the better rewards await us there. There are the following hunting areas:

  • trap terrain
  • Trap Tracks
  • track
  • Broken Trap
  • sharp trap
  • carvings
  • Weak trail
  • Strong lead
  • Suspicious corpse
  • Prepared Trap

Where to find hunting areas in Lost Ark? Which collecting professions you can perform in each area and which items and raw materials you can get there is shown as an icon on each area map.

world tree leaves

After the introductory questline for World Tree Leaves, we get these collectibles randomly when gathering resources or practicing the crafting professions. Where we can get this advisor quest and what rewards there are for turning it in is revealed in our guide to the world tree leaves.

In the Hunting profession, we get the following World Tree Leaves.

  • world tree leaf 5
  • World tree leaf 11
  • world tree leaf 17
  • World tree leaf 23
  • world tree leaf 29
  • World Tree Leaf 44

Faded arch talisman

As a reward for turning in 12 World Tree Leaves, we will receive the Pale Arch Talisman item. This increases all our professions by one level. The talisman also gives us more raw materials. For 36 World Tree Leaves, we get Sallow Citrine and for 48 World Tree Leaves, we get Silent Citrine. These are upgrades for the talisman, which increases all bonuses.

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