If you have played RPG games like Path of Exile, you know that these games need players to select a character for the game. Lost Ark also has a wide range of characters that you can choose before starting the game.
Different characters have different stats and appearances. You can choose any character you like. Unlike many RPGs out in the market, Lost Ark’s character selection is slightly different.
Some games like Destiny 2 and Outriders give you the option to select more than one character. This is applicable in Lost Ark too. You can have many characters on your roster.
This feature or mechanics can be a little confusing for many players. There may be different questions in your mind regarding the roster and characters in Lost Ark.
This guide will help you get information about characters and characters slots in Lost Ark.
Character Slots in Lost Ark
Lost Ark has 15 different classes in the game. If you are familiar with Alt Characters in MMORPGs, Lost Ark also has the feature of Alt Characters in the game.
Alt characters are additional characters in the game apart from your main playing character. This lets players get characters from different classes and try them out. You can find the best class for you.
Every MMORPG with Alt character has many characters you can select. Unfortunately, you cannot use every character in the game as your Alt character.
You have 6-character slots in total. You have to choose a character from different classes when you start the game. You can choose to fill all the slots of 6 characters. Or, you can select only one character so that you can get to know all characters better and choose again.
You can add more characters from the Character Selection area if you have selected only one character. Here is how you can do it:
- Press “Esc” on your keyboard for the main menu.
- Click on “Char. Select.”
- Now, you will see a character menu with all your characters.
- There is an option “Create Character.” Click on it.
- Now, select the character you want and customize it as you want, and add it to your roster.
If you choose all six characters, you should select a character as your main character. This main character is the one you will focus on the most. You can change the main character if you want to. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Character Selection Area.
- There is a banner on the top left of your screen. Click on it.
- Select the character of your main character. Click on Set.
- A confirmation window will pop up. Click on Yes.
Now you have successfully changed your main character. Keep in mind that once you change the main character, you cannot change it for 24 hours.
You can also delete any character you have chosen. To delete a character:
- Go to Character Selection Area.
- Select the character you want to delete.
- You have the “Delete Character” option on the right bottom. Click on it.
- Click on OK.
If you have chosen the main character and reached the end-game but now you want to play as another character but with the same level and item level as your main character, you can use Powerpass or Knowledge Transfer in the game.
So, what is the use of Alt Characters, you may ask? Games like Lost Ark encourage players to use Alt characters to progress through the game. Let’s see why these are important.
Importance of Alternate (Alt) Characters in Lost Ark
You won’t feel any need for Alt characters in the early game. The game is very forgiving at the start. Every quest and mission are easy for you. You can also boss fight very quickly and easily.
But after you reach Level 50, which is considered the start of the end-game, you will feel like you are leveling up very slowly. Your character level and item level are very important in the game. With these, the power of your character is determined.
Many boss fights and end-game content like Dungeons, Raids, etc., become very hard to deal with. Many players lose their patience and quit the game.
There is a very limited number of Quests, Missions, Dungeons, Raids, etc., you can do after you finish the main storyline. So, you can farm a few items, gold, coins in the game. Grinding is crucial in contests like Lost Ark, but you cannot grind much with a single character.
This is where Alt Characters come in. Many resources in the game are shareable among the characters you choose. Every character can perform weekly and daily missions and raids. So automatically, you can get more loots and farms for your main character.
This will help you level up your main character faster, and you can do end-game content with ease. Also, while using only one character after the end of the storyline, there is not much to do. So, you will have less game time. Using Alt characters will give you more game time to invest.
If you think 6-slots is less for you or want more characters to experiment on, Lost Ark offers more. You can add more slots to your roster. Let’s discuss how to get additional slots.
Getting More Character Slots in Lost Ark
In addition to 6-character slots, you can add extra 12 slots in the game. So, you can have 18 slots in total. But only starting six slots are free; additional slots come at a cost.
You need to buy a “Character Extension Slot Ticket” for more character slots. Follow these steps to buy it:
- Go to the Character Selection Area.
- On the bottom left of your screen, you will see two icons with “1” and “2” numbers written beside “Server.” Click on the second icon.
- Now, you will see empty slots on the screen. All the slots have the “Character Extension Slot” option. Click on it.
- Now, a window will pop up. Click on OK to purchase the ticket.
Now you have another character slot for a new Alt character. You can also purchase the Character Extension Ticket directly from the shop and use it in the Character Selection Area. The process is the same as mentioned above.
But you cannot buy the ticket with gold, silver, or any in-game currencies you can farm. You need 800 Royal Crystals which you can get using real-life money. Maybe in the future, you can get these crystals by farming. So, increasing the character slot is expensive.
You can increase slots until you have 18-character slots. Your roster is for only one server, so character slots cannot be shared across the other servers.
This is all you need to know about character slots in Lost Ark. We hope you found everything you wanted to see.