The Best Lost Ark Servers and How to Choose

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Lost Ark has been a gamer phenomenon since it was first released in December 2019. Given the hype surrounding Lost Ark, new players are flocking to it in droves, and there’s an obvious question they all need to answer: what are the best Lost Ark servers?

To help you out, we’ve compiled the best Lost Ark servers, along with a load of other useful info to help you make the best choice.

Want to set yourself up for adventure? Check out our Lost Ark Class guide.

Why Choosing The Right Server Is Important

Once you pick a Lost Ark server, you can’t move your character to another, so it’s not a choice to be taken lightly! Some free sites let you check your ping to any Amazon Web Services server, including Lost Ark’s ones. This way, you’ll get a good idea of the best choices for your location.

Of course, there are other factors you want to consider. Servers are divided into three categories: low-population, medium-population, and high-population. The higher the population, the more guilds will be available. Yet, a high population often comes with the cost of long queues.

You can check the status of each server on Lost Ark’s official site. Servers marked as “Good” should be fine. If you choose the “Busy” ones, instead, you could experience a long wait before being able to log in.

Here are the seven most popular Lost Ark servers, ranked from the best to the worst.

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1. Una

Region: North America East

Una is a medium-population server. Long story short, it’s the perfect balance between queue times and community fun. On Discord, there are many PvE and PvX communities for this Northeast American server.

Lost Ark - Una, North American Server

Una has many advantages over a higher-population server. You can make the most out of your life skills since there is much less competition. Also, a less-populated server tends to have a better performance. This way, you’ll experience fewer lag issues.

The most popular classes on Una are Sorceress and Berseker. There is also a fair share of Paladins and Deathblades. English is the most common language, but there are also Portuguese speakers.

2. Azena

Region: North America East

Azena is the official PvP server for the Northeast American region. We know that PvP is cross-server. Still, on Azena you’ll find most communities and guilds dedicated to this gaming style. Plus, this is the server where official PvP events take place.

So, why is it not number one on our list? Because it’s the busiest server in the region, which means long queue times.

Azena North America Lost Ark Server

With so many players, there is high competition. There are always expert players on Azena, so it’s a great place if you want to test your skills. According to the Lost Ark Official Forum, most big streamers, including Asmongold, play on Azena.

3. Regulus

Region: North America East

Regulus is the second most populated server after Azena. It’s also the choice of many streamers. For example, according to Reddit user Galactic Danger, Legacy Gaming went there with a guild of 1000 people.

If streamers choose Regulus, it can’t be bad, right? Yes, but streamers tend to bring their huge fandom on the server of their choice. This means extra queue time.

Regulus - North American Lost Ark Server

The bright side is that Regulus has a vibrant community. You can find guilds that suit most gaming styles, from laid-back to hardcore. There are both PvX and PvE communities to play with.

This server has a large Spanish-speaking community, but most of the players speak English.

4. Galatur

Region: North America East

Galatur is famous for being the main Lost Ark home of the popular streamer Asmongold. Despite the huge fandom the streamer brought to the server, most players report shorter queues on Galatur in comparison with Azena and Regulus.

Last February, Galatur went down for unplanned maintenance. The issue caused missing quests and items for over 17,000 players. Luckily, the game’s support staff fixed things promptly, and all gamers affected got a free Founder’s Pack as compensation. The server is fine now.

Galatur - North American Server For Lost Ark

What brings value to Galatur are the small communities like Coolkidsclub and Iron Tyrants, with lots of guild leaders to join and a very supportive environment. With just a quick Discord search, you’ll find hundreds of groups playing Lost Ark on this server. There is also a Spanish-speaking minority of users.

5. Mari

Region: North America West

Mari is one of the most populated servers in Northwest America. Yet you won’t find the same huge population here as on Azena and Regulus. The reason is that most of the hype is on the Northeastern servers.

Many people would get better ping by joining Northwestern servers, but decide to play on Azena or Galatur. The reason could be why it’s their favorite streamer’s choice. Or simply because Northeastern servers are more popular.

Lost Ark - Mari

Regardless of this, players are reporting huge queues on Mari. If you want a Northwestern server for better ping and can’t wait too long, you’re better off with low-pop options like Rohendel and Enviska.

On the bright side, there are so many guilds and communities on Mari that you’ll never run out of people to play with.

6. Bergstorm

Region: North America West

Bergstorm is one of the least populated servers in Northwest America. Short queue times, or no queue at all, really work in its favor. However, there are fewer communities and guilds in comparison with most other servers.

According to Reddit user FishermanYellow, Bergstorm has a minority of players from Australia and New Zealand. The NA West Bergstorm community on Discord has over 420 members. The community members have nicknames in a specific format: IGN Name / Class / iLvl.

Lost Ark - Bergstorm

This Discord has over 15 guild masters you can join. The users share useful tips like game guides and maps to help you progress. From time to time, the community also offers merchant tracker notifications, which alert you when there are Wei cards or legendary rapport items.

7. Valtan

Region: North America West

Valtan is a Northwestern American server, but the queue times are almost as long as in Europe.

The reason is that Valtan is basically the unofficial server for Oceania, which has no dedicated servers and results in most users heading over to Valtan. Add your typical share of players from North America, and you can see why the queue becomes long.

Lost Ark - Valtan

Another thing you want to consider is the time zone difference between you and players from Oceania. It’s possible that you won’t find many people to play with at the time you usually play.

Region-Wide Elements Of Lost Ark

While much of the gameplay depends on where you are in the world, certain elements are consistent across regions, including:

  • Raids
  • Cross-Server (Regionwide)
  • Cube
  • Dungeons
  • Auction House
  • Platinum Fields
  • Boss Rush
  • Character Name
  • Ranked PvP Arena

Server-Specific Elements

Server Specific Elements Of Lost Ark

There are also other activities in the game that can only be done when playing with someone on your own sub-server.

  • Friends (list)
  • Guilds
  • Open World
  • Islands
  • Guild versus Guild
  • Strongholds
  • Arena Premade
  • Life Skills

Lost Ark Servers By Region

Servers For Lost Ark By Region

Still not sure? While we’ve given you a good look at our top picks there are still plenty of other options out there. Here are the regional lists of Lost Ark servers, plus the top three from each region.

Central Europe Servers For Lost Ark

  • Kadan
  • Neria
  • Calvasus
  • Trixion
  • Zinnervale
  • Thirain
  • Wei
  • Asta
  • Procyon
  • Slen
  • Beatrice
  • Sceptrum
  • Inanna
  • Sirius
  • Thaemine
  • Brelshaza
  • Antares
  • Mokoko
  • Nineveh

Popular Central European Servers

  1. Zinnervale – a definite favorite with mostly English-speaking players.
  2. Sceptrum – another highly popular server with mostly English-speaking players.
  3. Nineveh – not quite as popular but still favoured by many English-speaking players

Europe West Lost Ark Servers

  • Tortoyk
  • Rethramis
  • Stonehearth
  • Moonkeep
  • Tragon
  • Shadespire
  • Punika
  • Petrania

Popular West European Servers

While all the western European servers are relatively new, Moonkeep and Punika are currently proving to be the most popular choices.

Servers In Eastern North America

  • Una
  • Azena
  • Avesta
  • Regulus
  • Karta
  • Galatur
  • Kharmine
  • Ladon
  • Sasha
  • Elzowin
  • Aldebaran
  • Adrinne
  • Vykas
  • Zosma
  • Danube

Popular Eastern North American Servers

  1. Azena – a highly popular server with the PvP community.
  2. Una – is generally a very popular server.
  3. Avesta – is generally a very popular server.

And In Western North America

  • Valtan
  • Mari
  • Enviska
  • Bergstrom
  • Akkan
  • Rohendel
  • Shandi

Popular Western North American Servers

  1. Valtan – a highly popular server that’s unofficially become the OCE server.
  2. Mari – a highly popular server.

South American Servers

  • Agaton
  • Kazeros
  • Arcturus
  • Gienah
  • Feiton
  • Yorn
  • Kurzan
  • Vern
  • Prideholme

Popular South American Servers

  1. Agaton – a highly popular server. 
  2. Kazeros – another highly popular server.
  3. Kurzan – not quite so popular but still well used.