How To Find Chaos Shards In Lost Ark

Lost Ark is a free-to-play MMO action role-playing game that has a large map with lots of things to keep the players entertained.

Whether you are playing PvP or PvE, there is plenty for you to do and there are lots of items in both modes that you will need. 

How To Find Chaos Shards in Lost Ark

If this is your first time playing, you may not have heard of the Chaos Shard yet, but it is important to know about it because you will need it later in the game.

We will be going over exactly what the Chaos Shard is, how you can find it, and other important things you should know regarding it. 

What Is The Chaos Shard? 

First and foremost, let’s talk about what the Chaos Shard actually is. The Chaos Shard is one of many types of Shards scattered around Lost Ark.

It is a useful item for players in both PvP and PvE, and as you progress through the game, you will need a lot of them. 

Also known as Awakening Chaos shards, these shards are an item/resource that is consumed every single time you use an Awakened Ability, so that’s why you will need a lot of them!

Even if you haven’t progressed to using Awakened Abilities yet, it’s in your best interest to stock up on them ahead of time. 

There are lots of items and resources in Lost Ark that are quite difficult to obtain, but luckily, Chaos Shards are not one of them. Finding them is relatively easy, so let’s take a look at how you can find them for yourself. 

How To Find The Chaos Shard

You don’t have to worry about going on a long quest to find these Chaos Shards. They are mainly found by purchasing them from General Merchants.

Each class in Lost Ark gets access to two Awakening abilities, so you will need quite a few Chaos Shards in order to keep using them. 

Though you will be given some Chaos Shards when you have completed the initial quest for them, General Merchants are the best and easiest way to find them after you have completed that quest.

You can get them before level 50, but it is in your best interest to prioritize them by that level if you haven’t already. 

How To Find Chaos Shards in Lost Ark

General Merchants sell you lots of resources in the game, and you can find them in a number of different locations on the map. The most reliable way to find them is to go to a major city or town.

You can also search for General Merchants on the World Map if you want to find them faster. 

Once you have found a General Merchant in the appropriate area, you then need to interact with them. Go to the “Buy” section of their shop and look for the “Awakening Chaos Shard” item. 

Chaos Shards are stackable, so you don’t need to waste time buying them individually. Buying them in stacks will save a lot of time, so when you purchase them remember to use “Shift” + “Click” on the item. 

The main downside to buying Chaos Shards is that they cost 250 silver per shard. While silver is really easy to come by on the Lost Ark world map, this can get quite expensive, especially if you are buying them in stacks.

You will need to go out and farm the silver yourself as well, so this can be quite time-consuming. 

Similar Items To The Chaos Shard 

If you are new to Lost Ark, it is important to know that there are a few items that are very similar to the Chaos Shards, so you need to make sure you don’t buy them by mistake.

Buying these similar items can cause you to spend unnecessary money and then you will have to spend more time raising it again to obtain the correct item. 

There are three other Shard items in the game and they include Perception Shards, Harmony Shards, and Disorder Crystals. When you are purchasing the Chaos Shards, be careful not to buy these ones by mistake.

Seasoned Lost Ark players will already know about this, but it is quite normal for newer players to make this mistake. 

Remember, Chaos Shards are also known as Awakened Chaos Shards, so if you see them by that name instead, they are the right ones for you to buy. 


Chaos Shards are an incredibly important item/resource within the Lost Ark game, because they will allow you to use your Awakened Ability.

Each time you use this ability, it will cost you Chaos Shards, so it’s in your best interest to stock up on them. 

They are luckily really easy to obtain in the game and do not require taking down enemies to get them. Just make sure you have plenty of silver to purchase them! 

Ashley Newby