Lost Ark Stronghold Guide – Tips and Tricks You Should Know

Do you feel that the stronghold feature in Lost Ark is complex? If yes, then our Lost Ark Stronghold guide will help you with all the tips and tricks. 

The Lost Ark is not just about action, completing quests, or sailing. You have a system in the game called Stronghold. Stronghold is Lost Ark’s one of the most complex systems. If you want a clear explanation about the stronghold, you can say it is just a system where you will build and craft your own oasis. It is similar to any other building games you may have played, where you have to build your own city and look after everything. 

In the stronghold system, you are allowed to do anything. You can build an entire island with NPCs, vendors, and many other structures that are required. Everything is totally up to you and you can design it, however, the way you want to. It is very beneficial if you are looking for character upgrades, and you can also craft healing potions and battle items for the endgame. 

Lost Ark Stronghold gameplay
Stronghold gameplay (Youtube)

In short, there are lots of things in this system, this is why we said in the beginning that it is a complex system. Therefore, to help you out, we have brought you the Lost Ark stronghold guide. There are all the tips and tricks that you should know so that you can start building your own without any doubts.

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Lost Ark stronghold guide: How to unlock

To unlock the stronghold in Lost Ark, you will have to complete the “Clerk Theo’s Invitation” quest. To unlock this quest, you will have to retake Luterra Castle. If you forgot, or are new, then let us tell you that Luterra Castle is an event in the game that occurs around level 25 of the main story. 

After you complete all the above events and quests, you will be rewarded with the stronghold system. However, you will not unlock it totally. To access all the features of the stronghold, you will have to complete some quests from your stronghold, finish the projects, and also by increasing the stronghold rank.

Lost Ark Stronghold Guide

Hearth and Home song

You will learn the song of Hearth and Home once you unlock the stronghold. You can use it to quickly travel to your stronghold whenever you want. Below, we will discuss some important features of the stronghold that will cover almost everything. With this, you can start building and have fun. 

The Lab

The lab in the stronghold will allow you to upgrade and unlock new components. You will unlock new ships, and new crafting items or you can even add slots for research. This is one of the most essential features of the stronghold that you should always check without failing. You can research new items and for that, you will have to wait for some time. 

However, keep in mind that you should be aware of the time and collect your rewards as soon as possible. The only thing is that you will not get access to all the features of the lab. You will have to keep upgrading it to get more features.

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The workshop is very simple. You will just add new items like potions and tools to the inventory. These will be the most common items you will be crafting in the workshop. When you unlock the stronghold, keep in mind that crafting is the best option that you will have. You will get many powerful items without spending much cash. Crafting a variety of items can give you attribute boosts and help the characters to level up too. There are lots of features, therefore you should explore everything when you unlock it.

Workshop (YouTube)

Training Camp

To use the training camp, you must have reached level 52. You can train alternate characters after the training camp is unlocked. Keep in mind, that there are limits, and it also takes some time. This is an excellent choice if you want to improve some of your characters.


If you want to earn passive stat boosts, the manor will help you with it. The manor will give you the ability to equip those items like action energy that is used for improving the crafting speed. There are many items that will help you with a lot in your stronghold.

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To use the station, you will need a ship and crew members. With the help of the station, you will be sending the crew members on a ship to explore Arkesia. You can send them on missions, and they will return with rewards. This is the best way to get rewards. 

Empty Space

If you want to make your land beautiful, you can use up the empty land with decorative buildings and other items. You will also need to complete some quests. It is totally up to you to decorate your stronghold and decide what is best for you. Just remember that you can use the empty space as you want.

Lost Ark Stronghold gameplay
Stronghold gameplay (Youtube)

Level up characters

As we said above, you can level up your alternate characters with the help of the training camp. The stronghold is really great when it comes to upgrading your alt characters. Many players just avoid stronghold because of its complexity. However, using all the features of the stronghold can really benefit your characters. 

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Omer Khan
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