Guide to the Lost Ark Engravings as well as information on how to use Ability Stones from Blake Gosse's blog

If you go to the Roster menu in Lost Ark, you'll notice a tab labeled 'Engraving Effects. ' Click on Lost Ark Gold store to learn more.  A total of 45 combat bonuses (available to the entire Roster) are distributed among the two class bonuses (which are only available to your current class).



You can see the effects of the engravings on this page by hovering your mouse over them.  Each Engraving has three levels, and you must unlock five 'nodes' in order to progress through each level.  The effect will not be active until you reach the fifth node of an Engraving if you have upgraded lost ark gold but have not yet reached the fifth node.  It takes a lot of Engraving upgrades to get to this point, so cheap lost ark gold's completely normal for you to have a lot of inactive Engravings before you reach level 50.

is possible to raise your Engraving level in three ways:
Infrastructural resourcesWhen you reach Vern Castle, you'll be able to purchase jewelry that has Engraving effects on it.

By simply completing story quests, you'll be able to obtain your first few Engraving Recipes.  After reaching Luterra Castle, complete the purple Adventure Quest titled 'Try Out Engravings' to earn 20 Uncommon Engravings as a reward for completing the quest.

What is the best way to facet Ability Stones in Lost Ark?
While unsuccessful faceting attempts increase the chance of success on the next attempt by 10%, successful faceting attempts decrease the chance of success on the next attempt by 10%.  If your chances of success are slim (as shown in the illustration), you should focus your efforts on the negative effect.  Listed below is a sound strategy to keep in mind.

If your chances of success are 65% or 75%, use  on the best Engraving effect you have available.
Keep in mind that you will still need to be fortunate in order to obtain a good Ability Stone.  An even 75% chance of failure may occur several times.  If this occurs, simply dismantle the Ability Stone at the Ability Stone Cutter's station in exchange for crafting materials, and you'll be on your way.

The Best Engravings in Raiders of the Lost Ark Gold store
What are the best lost ark gold Engravings, is a question that we haven't addressed yet.  The following engraving effects are generally considered to be very powerful, though your personal build should be taken into consideration as well:

Charge up to 110%.  This is particularly useful if your character makes frequent use of charge attacks.  Charged attack speed is increased by 40%, and damage is increased by 20%.

Bone fractured.  Increases the amount of damage dealt to enemies who are staggered by 40%.

Angry.  Resentful.  Once you've mastered your class, you can move on to another type of engraving.  Increases the amount of damage dealt to bosses by 20%, but also increases the amount of damage received by 20%.


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