Lost Ark Controller Guide – Shortcuts to Maximize Your MMO Experience

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Traditionally, MMOs are best played with a mouse and keyboard, but Lost Ark is not a traditional game, is it? Before I get carried away, you should know that you will probably have a better experience playing this isometric action RPG with classic input. Lost Ark is playable with a controller though, if not entirely enjoyable. In fact, I’d argue that combat feels best on a controller, despite the general awkwardness of navigating menus, inventories, and action bars on a gamepad.

Regardless of how you play Lost Ark, boredom will quickly set in if you don’t learn the many keyboard shortcuts and keyboard shortcuts. For convenience’s sake, I hope this Lost Ark controller guide gets you well on your way to defeating demons and bandits with a gamepad in hand.

Lost Ark officially supports Xbox controllers, so the shortcuts below reflect that.

The base

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The base:

Movement – Left stick

Interaction / Progress Dialogue – L3

mouse cursor – Right stick

Interaction / Retrieve Item / Mouse Click – R3

Skip movie – B button

world map – Back button

Expand Mini Map – RB + Back button

Game menu – RB + start button

character profile – LB + start button

Emotions – Judge Dpad

stock – Left Dpad

Sheet Music (Fast Travel, Buffs, etc.) Up Dpad

Push to Talk – Dpad down

Combat Skills

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Fighting Skills:

dodge roll – A button

Basic Attack – X button

Ultimate Skill 1 – Y button

Ultimate Skill 2 – B button

Combat Skill 1 – Left Bumper + X

Combat Skill 2 – Left bumper + Y

Combat Skill 3 – Left Bumper + B

Combat Skill 4 – Left Bumper + A

Combat Skill 5 – Left trigger + X

Combat Skill 6 – Left trigger + Y

Combat Skill 7 – Left trigger + B

Combat Skill 8 – Left trigger + A

Guild Ability 1 Left bumper + left Dpad

Guild Skill 2 Left bumper + Dpad up

Guild Skill 3 Left Bumper + Right Dpad

Guild Skill 4 – Left bumper + Dpad down

Guild Skill 5 Left trigger + left Dpad

Awakening Skill left bumper + Left trigger + X

Control companion – Left trigger + R3

Sail control

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Sail control:

Ship Horn – X button

Fast sailing – A button

Docking mode – Y button

Automatic sailing – B button

Mount Skills

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Mount skills:

One of my favorite surprises about Lost Ark is the driving skills. Depending on the mountain’s rarity, you may have multiple special visual effects to show off while driving. For example, my legendary three-headed Cerberus (included in the Platinum Founder’s Pack) has three mount abilities: Frontal Security, Unlocked, and Detect Souls.

Speed ​​boost – A button (press twice to double jump)

Agility 1 – Left Bumper + X

Agility 2 – Left bumper + Y

Mount skill 3 – Left Bumper + B

Step off – Left Bumper + A

Battle Items, Custom Slots and Item Pages

Battle Items, Custom Slots, and Item Pages:

The two action bars on the right contain battle items and customizable item boxes. The top bar of item boxes is empty by default; however, you can drag and drop healing potions, toys, food, emotes, sheet music, and mounts into each room. The lower action bar contains battle items such as protective shield potions, more health potions, flash grenades, and combat standards. Finally, there are a total of four preset pages that you can instantly switch between.

Item Preset 1 – Right bumper + right trigger + left Dpad

Item Preset 2 – Right bumper + right trigger + Dpad up

Item Preset 3 – Right bumper + right trigger + right Dpad

Item Preset 4 – Right bumper + right trigger + Dpad down

Custom Slot 1 – Right Bumper + X

Custom Slot 2 – Right Bumper + Y

Custom Slot 3 – Right Bumper + B

Custom Slot 4 – Left Bumper + Right Bumper + X

Custom Slot 5 – Left bumper + right bumper + Y

Custom Slot 6 – Left Bumper + Right Bumper + B

Battle Item 1 – Right trigger + X

Battle Item 2 – Right trigger + Y

Battle Item 3 – Right trigger + B

Battle Item 4 – Right trigger + A

Quest Items

Quest-specific items:

I’m not gonna lie. I haven’t had a quest that requires me to use a specific item, but I found these shortcuts in the Lost Ark settings menu, so I’m listing them here for your convenience.

Quest Item 1 – Right bumper + left Dpad

Quest Item 2 – Right bumper + Dpad up

Quest Item 3 – Right Bumper + Right Dpad

Quest Item 4 – Right bumper + Dpad down

Quest Item 5 – Right trigger + left Dpad

Quest Item 6 – Right trigger + Dpad up

Quest Item 7 – Right trigger + right Dpad

Quest Item 8 – Right trigger + Dpad down


We hope this Lost Ark controller guide is helpful in the early hours of your adventure. If you’re looking for more content about the new action-oriented MMO, be sure to read our Lost Ark review impressions and check out our weekend streams for a chance to win awesome Twitch drops.

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