Lost Ark

Lost Ark Ability Stone Guide: How to obtain Ability Stones? How to facet them?

Looking for help with Lost Ark ability stones? Ability stones are part of the engravings system in Lost Ark. For a full explanation of the mechanic, you can take a look at our Lost Ark engravings guide, but to summarise, engravings are passive effects that have three different tiers of potency. To activate each tier you must accumulate a particular number of engraving points – five for tier one, ten for tier two, and fifteen for tier three.

Lost Ark ability stone guide

You encounter engravings as you level up in Lost Ark, but it’s not until the endgame – after level 50 – that they really come into play. This is when you can acquire items that earn you a significant amount of engraving points, including the ability stone. Ability stones are dropped from endgame raids and dungeons, and are generated with two random combat engravings and one random negative, or ‘malus’, engraving.

However, ability stones don’t provide any engraving points until they are faceted. The faceting process is a little complicated and relies on luck, although if you’re smart about it you can maximise your chances of getting more engraving points. Here’s everything you need to know about faceting ability stones in Lost Ark.

The faceting process is, essentially, taking a raw stone with a certain amount of inherent potential, and attempting to get the best end result from it as possible by cutting it down and making it all shiny. However, because chipping away at things with a chisel is a fine art, there is a chance for things to go wrong in the process and for bits to break off or accidentally cause bad results instead of good ones.

It’s incredibly unlikely that everything will go perfectly in the faceting process, so you may well get through a stockpile of stones and silver before getting lucky with a good result. For T3 content, parties are generally looking for stones with +7 each on each positive engraving and fewer than five points on the negative engraving. For T2 content, +6 on each engraving is standard.


To facet an ability stone, take it to any ability stone worker NPC. On the left, you will see a list of all the ability stones you own and can facet. The main panel shows the engravings on the selected stone, with a number of empty diamonds under each engraving. These are potential engraving points that can be unlocked through the faceting process, but there is a great deal of luck involved, as each faceting attempt has a dynamic chance to succeed – unlocking an engraving point – or fail, greying out the empty slot and rendering it useless. Higher rarities of ability stone have more of these empty potential slots.

To the right of each engraving is a chisel button indicating the silver fee for each faceting attempt. Above this, there are success rate and chance of cracking percentage values that begin at 75%; every time you succeed, this percentage decreases, and likewise increases whenever you fail.

Remember that there are two positive and one negative engravings on each stone, so ideally, we want to succeed on our attempts to facet our positive engravings, and fail on our attempts to facet the negative one. Therefore, if you’ve got a low probability of succeeding on your next faceting, you should attempt to facet the negative engraving. Similarly, if you have a high probability of succeeding, you should attempt to facet one of your positive engravings. If there is one engraving you value higher than the other, you may want to save your highest probability and safest rolls for that one.

Ability stones also occasionally have bonus effects that may be applied if you achieve consecutive successful faceting attempts. When all the attempts are exhausted and every diamond either filled or greyed out, you can finally equip the ability stone.

If you end up with a dud, you can disenchant your stone and exchange the by-product with the stonecutter for more ability stones.

How to obtain Ability Stones in Lost Ark?

Players receive their first 5 Ability Stones during “The Road to Faceting” guide quest, which acts as a tutorial for how Ability Stones work. After this, the way to get Ability Stones is through looting in Chaos Dungeons and Guardian Raids. Note that in order to access these events, the player needs to reach Lv. 50. However, when getting hold of Ability Stones, players initially get unusable, raw stones. In order to use or equip them, they need to undergo a specific process named Faceting.

What is Faceting in Lost Ark?

Faceting is the process of cutting the Ability Stone to activate its Engravings. These are positive or negative effects that act on the player’s Stats, consisting of 3 levels – where the higher the level, the stronger its effect. The Engravings each Ability Stone possess is randomly generated for every stone.

When faceting Ability Stones, players establish the level of impact (or Engraving Points) Engravings have in their Stats. The goal is to boost the effect of positive abilities and reduce the influence of negative ones, that is, gaining as many Engraving Points for those Engravings that grant improvements and as few Engraving Points as possible for Engravings with a negative impact. Faceting Ability Stones is done exclusively by one of many Ability Stone Cutter NPCs. These are indicated in the map as stone faceting map icon lost ark 32px[Ability Stone Cutter]. Ability Stones can also be traded, but only before Faceting.

Once they are Faceted, they are equippable but untradable, so players must decide whether they want to keep the stone or trade it before completing the faceting process. Note that “unfaceted” Ability Stones show the corresponding Engravings in the inventory, but not its values. Instead, they show the highest and lowest possible outcomes for each one of the Engravings.

How does faceting work in Lost Ark?

When faceting an Ability Stone at a Stone Cutter, you basically want to fill the top two rows with nodes, while avoiding many nodes in the third row, which is a debuff. Nodes are either made or cracked by clicking the icon next to them. For Silver, you’ll fill each node with either a gem-like icon or a cracked icon.

Can I play Lost Ark Korea in English?

Make sure the proper path to Lost Ark is selected and choose the language of your choice, and allow for the patcher to translate your game. That’s it, you can now go back to MY. GAMES Game Center and click the “Play” button to launch the game. And that’s it, you can now play the game in English.

Can you play Lost Ark in us?

Lost Ark is scheduled for release in North America and Europe on Friday, February 11. … The option to do so will be available from Monday, February 7 at 12 p.m. ET.

How many people play Lost Ark?

Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG bring the new free-to-play, massively multiplayer online action role-playing game to customers, reaching over 1.325 million concurrent players.

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