How to unlock Chaos and Abyss dungeons in Lost Ark (2024)

Lost Ark dungeons are the main endgame activity and something you’ll become familiar with as you level up your items. Chaos Dungeons are single-player dungeons that reward you with Lost Ark engravings, rare currency, and high-level equipment – though you’re limited on how many times you can run them. Abyss Dungeons are a team effort and the best way to get rare accessories to boost your engravings.

This guide explains how to unlock both dungeon types and what item levels you need for each, along with a few handy tips for tackling the tougher challenges.

You want a good Lost Ark class and strong build for both challenge types. Make sure to use the Powerpass if you have regrets about your initial class choice so you can hit the ground running without grinding through the story again. Unlocking your Awakening Skills before getting started is also a good idea, though it takes a bit of effort and several hours to get them.

How to Unlock Chaos Dungeons in Lost Ark

Chaos Dungeons unlock after you complete the main storyline, completing Ealyn’s Request questline, and after you reach level 50. If you’re not at that level yet, pick up some late-game side quests or grind a few dungeons to get some additional XP. After completing the Ealyun questline, you get your first Powerpass and the option to run Chaos Dungeons – to an extent.

Related: How to level up quickly in Lost Ark

Similar to Guardian Raids, you can only run a Chaos Dungeon once you’ve met the initial item level requirements. Chaos Dungeons are the primary way to get high-level engravings, items for other endgame activities, and higher-level equipment to raise your item level. Expect to run these several times.

You can access Chaos Dungeons by finding the yellow pedestal in most major cities.

How Lost Ark Chaos Dungeons Work

Lost Ark limits you to completing two Chaos Dungeons per day through the Aura of Resonance system. You have 100 Aura each day and completing a Chaos Dungeon consumes 50 Aura. You can technically still complete Chaos Dungeons after your Aura is used up. You get barely any rewards for doing so, though, which makes the exercise pretty pointless.

Also, like Guardian Raids, Chaos Dungeons have their own Rest Meter. For every 50 points of unused Aura of Resonance, you get ten Rest Points. You can consume 20 Rest Points to increase the amount of loot obtained in the next Chaos Dungeon run and the meter caps out at 100 Rest Points.

Chaos Dungeons are more difficult if you have more people in your party, and most players usually recommend tackling these alone to avoid dealing with stronger mobs and bosses.

Regardless of level or location, Chaos Dungeons all follow the same format. Each dungeon has three phases and a specific objective to complete before the timer runs out. Clearing the objective resets the timer for the next phase, so you usually have ample time to complete them.

Chaos Dungeon Phase 1: Clear All Enemies

The first phase is just defeating enemies until they stop respawning. AoE attacks are the natural choice for this, so prioritise a build that gives you at least a few strong moves. Try grouping enemies together as much as possible so you don’t waste time tracking them down individually. Hop through the portal as soon as you can to reach the next phase.

Chaos Dungeon Phase 2: Defeat the Bosses

The next step pits you against a miniboss and then a world boss. Bring your most powerful skills for this phase, and throw in an Awakening Skill if you have unlocked them already.

Chaos Dungeon Phase 3: Break the Crystals

Phase 3 also requires you to defeat minibosses, but they only spawn after you shatter the rift crystals scattered around the arena.

You’ll occasionally see a gold portal instead of the usual one. Entering this takes you to the Chaos Vendor, where you can purchase rare and useful items, including Harmony Shards. The vendor only takes Perception Shards, Disorder Crystals, and their higher-tier variants as currency.

Lost Ark Chaos Dungeon Rewards

Once you clear a dungeon, you get a cache of loot, including Harmony Shards, Ability Stones, and more.

1Harmony Shards, Disorder Crystal, Perception Shard, Cube Tickets, Engravings
2Guardian Shard, Contempt Crystal, Life Shards, Rare or Epic Engravings, Ability stones, Silent Hall Ticket, Elite Cube Ticket
3Shard of Purification, Fragment of Longing, Epic or Legendary Engravings, Honor Shards, Ability Stones, Dimensional Cube Ticket, Hall of the Sun Ticket

All Lost Ark Chaos Dungeons

These are all the Chaos Dungeons in Lost Ark and what their item level unlock requirements are at each level.

North Vern Resonance

  • Level 1: 250
  • Level 2: 340
  • Level 3: 380
  • Level 4: 420

Rohendel’s Illusion

  • Level 1: 460
  • Level 2: 500
  • Level 3: 540
  • Level 4: 580

Yorn’s Earth

  • Level 1: 600
  • Level 2: 840
  • Level 3: 880
  • Level 4: 920

Feiton’s Shadow

  • Level 1: 950
  • Level 2: 1,000
  • Level 3: 1,040
  • Level 4: 1,080

Punika Star

  • Level 1: 1,100
  • Level 2: 1,310

Punika Moon

  • Level 1: 1,325
  • Level 2: 1,340
  • Level 3: 1,355

Punkia Sun

  • Level 1: 1,370
  • Level 2: 1,385
  • Level 3: 1,400

Lost Ark Abyss Dungeons Explained

Abyss Dungeons work a bit differently. You’re required to party up with other players for these, and similar to Guardian Raids, the goal is defeating a specific set of bosses. Unlike Guardian Raids, Abyss Dungeons are the primary way to raise your item level once you hit level 50. You have a chance to earn higher-level gear with each completed Abyss Dungeon, and outside of crafting, it’s one of the only ways to progress in the endgame.

How to Unlock Lost Ark Abyss Dungeons

Abyss Dungeons unlock as you complete the main story in Vern. Follow the main story questline until you reach the Waiting and Leaving quest; Abyss Dungeons unlock after completing it. You can only complete each dungeon three times per week.

All Lost Ark Abyss Dungeons

There are five Abyss Dungeons, each with at least one variant on the bosses you encounter. The variants have the same item level requirements, so if you can unlock one, you can run the other as well.

Ancient Elveria

Demon Beast Canyon

  • Item level: 340
  • Bosses: Bajula, Ruthless Garkul
  • Garkul spawns orbs that only it can break. Lure him near the orbs so he’ll unleash a spin attack to shatter them

Necromancer’s Origin

  • Item level: 340
  • Bosses: Garrum, Siegmund
  • In the first fight, pick up the Gold Orbs to reset the roar debuff. For the second one, you must grab the orbs that match the shockwave in colour, or Siegmund will regain large amounts of its health.

Phantom Palace

Hall of the Twisted Warlord

  • Item level: 460
  • Bosses: Phantom Legion Rook and Phantom Legion Bishop, Phantom Legion King
  • During the first fight, the boss launches a blue projectile at a specific player. You must make it hit the Bishop, or the entire party will be killed. The second boss sends out swords that chase players. If they touch one player twice, the entire party gets wiped out.

Hildebrant Palace

  • Item level: 460
  • Bosses: Phantom Legion Queen, Brelshaza
  • Use the mirrors to escape the shock wave in the first fight. In the second, shine the lights on the targeted player during the boss’ meteor attack to free them so they can flee.

Ark of Arrogance

Lamenting Road

  • Item Level: 840
  • Bosses: Najara, Keilaru

Proud Furnace

  • Item level: 840
  • Bosses: Avadon, Kaishur

Gate of Paradise

Sea of Sloth

  • Item level: 960
  • Bosses: Deep Sea Oroboros, Indolence Sentinel Akam

Silent Karkosa

  • Item level: 960
  • Bosses: Cursed Ghost Necromancer, Karkosa’s Punisher, Karkosa Monarch Draikhan

Alaric’s Sanctuary

  • Item level: 960
  • Bosses: Nightmare Incarnate Belloc, Alaric (first phase), Alaric again (2nd phase)

Oreha’s Well

Eye of Aira

  • Item level: 1,325
  • Bosses: Frenzied Cicerra, Lost Seto

Oreha Prevenza

  • Item level: 1,325
  • Bosses: Angry Moguro Captain, Albion Consumed by Madness

Now you’re all set to take on Lost Ark dungeons, here’s where to find Mokoko Seeds in Lost Ark to level up quickly, and how to earn Lost Ark gold.

How to unlock Chaos and Abyss dungeons in Lost Ark (2024)


How to unlock Chaos and Abyss dungeons in Lost Ark? ›

How to Unlock Lost Ark Abyss Dungeons. Abyss Dungeons unlock as you complete the main story in Vern. Follow the main story questline until you reach the Waiting and Leaving quest; Abyss Dungeons unlock after completing it. You can only complete each dungeon three times per week.

How do you unlock abyss dungeons in Lost Ark? ›

Abyssal Dungeons can be unlocked in Lost Ark by reaching level 50 and making your way to Northern Vern. After you arrive in Vern, you will need to continue the Blue World Quest line. Continue with the Blue World Quest line until reach the “Waiting and Leaving” Quest.

How do you unlock Chaos Dungeons in Lost Ark? ›

How To Unlock Chaos Dungeons. Chaos Dungeons are unlocked upon reaching level 50 and completing the quest "Ealyn's Request" in North Vern. Complete the world quests located at North Vern to finish the quest chain.

Are abyss dungeons soloable in Lost Ark? ›

simple answer is no. You can do ALOT solo, but not everything. Some stuff you need to do in a group. For example Abyssal Dungeons you NEED a party.

Can abyssal dungeon be soloed? ›

Unlike Chao Dungeons and normal dungeons, Abyss Dungeons aren't solo-able and require an entire team. Everyone also needs to meet the item level requirements. More importantly, each player needs to know their role and class properly. Abyss Dungeons has more of an emphasis on boss mechanics.

How do I start chaos dungeons? ›

Chaos Dungeons unlock shortly after reaching level 50. Each day you are given 100 Aura of Resonance , which is enough for 2 entries per day with full rewards. You can continue doing them endless without Aura, but with diminished rewards.

What is the requirement for Abyss Raid Lost Ark? ›

Argos is an Abyss Raid in Lost Ark and requires an item level of 1,370 or higher to start. The Argos raid consists of three phases, all of which require a different gear score. So you can't play them all one after another.

Where do I unlock abyss? ›

First, there's a basic requirement to enter the Spiral Abyss: reach Adventure Rank 20. Then you must go to a small island shaped like a moon located on the Easternmost side of the Mondstadt region. Rather than glide there, you can take a portal that's located in Cape Oath, near the closest cliff from the island.


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