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MapleStory Bowman Skills + Skill Build


Title: MapleStory 1st Job Bowman – Bowman Skills, Bowman Skill Build (Skill Allocation) with Explanation!

Requirement: Level 10, with 25 DEX
Head to Bowman Instructional School in Henesys where you’ll find Athena Pierce. Talk to her, and she will advance you as a Bowman if you’ve the requirement stats.

How to read this skill build? 16 – 18 means Level 16, 17 and 18 [Level 16 to 18]. For 20 – 20, it means only Level 20. The guide below is purely a personal recommendation and need not be followed. Each skill listed below has advices/tips shared by senior players to guide you in building your character!

Pearl of Knowledge:
Bowman class uniqueness is able to hit monsters from afar compare to Warrior, Magician, Thief and Pirate. However, it has same range as Assassin (Thief) and Gunslinger (Pirate). Since it specializes in distance arrow attacks, Bowman are able to avoid being damage in close combat (save potions). This class has the highest accuracy because its primary stats is based on DEX (Dexterity). DEX is provides the highest source of accuracy for any class. As a result, bowman could solo boss monsters or high level monsters with high avoidability earlier than other class, but they would also need good/godly equipment to deal high damage.

Below is the hierarchy order of Pirate advancement: [Bowman Main Page]
Pirate -> Gunslinger -> Vaklyrie (Outlaw) -> Captain (Corsair)
Pirate -> Infighter (Brawler) -> Buccaneer (Marauder) -> Viper (Buccaneer)

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Focus Build (Recommended!)
This build use Double Shot instead Arrow Blow since it inflict stable damage to monsters. Most players go for Focus instead of Blessing of Amazon to grab the additional avoidability!
Critical Shot is pump in early stage while Double Shot is maxed in the mid levels 20

10 – 10 : Arrow Blow 1
11 – 11 : Blessing of Amazon 3
12 – 13 : Eye of Amazon 3
14 – 14 : Eye of Amazon 2 [MAX], Critical Shot 1
15 – 20 : Critical Shot 3
21 – 21 : Critical Shot 1 [MAX], Double Shot 2
22 – 27 : Double Shot [MAX]
28 – 30 : Focus 3
Summary – Total 61 SP
Arrow Blow [1/20] / Blessing of Amazon [3/20] / Focus [9/20]
Eye of Amazon 8 [MAX] / Critical Shot 20 [MAX] / Double Shot 20 [MAX]
Reason for this build
3 SP (Skill Points) is added into Blessing of Amazon to activate Eye of Amazon. Eye of Amazon is maxed first to gain more range to hit monsters from far. You will find it much more convenient when your arrow could travel further. Critical Shot is followed after Eye of Amazon to deal extra damage without costing any meso to your budget to purchase MP Potions. Double Shot is maxed since it deals more damage than Arrow Blow when Critical Shot stacks, thus the damage would be much stable, not too high and not too low compare to Arrow Blow. Focus is added last to provide you with temporary accuracy and avoidability. You could opt for Blessing of Amazon which only provides accuracy but a permanent stat (passive skill)

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Blessing Build (Recommended!)
This build use Double Shot instead Arrow Blow since it is stable damage.
For those who dislike activating skills (Focus), you could go for Blessing of Amazon (passive skill)
Critical Shot is pump in mid levels 20 stage while Double Shot is maxed in the early stage!

10 – 10 : Arrow Blow 1
11 – 11 : Blessing of Amazon 3
12 – 13 : Eye of Amazon 3
14 – 14 : Eye of Amazon 2 [MAX], Double Shot 1
15 – 20 : Double Shot 3
21 – 21 : Double Shot 1 [MAX], Critical Shot 2
22 – 27 : Critical Shot 3 [MAX]
28 – 30 : Blessing of Amazon 3
Summary
Arrow Blow [1/20] / Blessing of Amazon [12/20] / Focus [0/20]
Eye of Amazon 8 [MAX] / Critical Shot 20 [MAX] / Double Shot 20 [MAX]
Reason for this build
3 SP (Skill Points) is added into Blessing of Amazon to activate Eye of Amazon. Eye of Amazon is maxed first to gain more range to hit monsters from far. You will find it much more convenient when your arrow could travel further. Double Shot is followed after Eye of Amazon to deal more damage with the cost to their MP. This method allows you to level up faster, but you need to be funded (requires meso to power level). Double Shot is maxed since it deals more damage than Arrow Blow when Critical Shot stacks, thus the damage would be much stable, not too high and not too low compare to Arrow Blow. Critical Shot is maxed once Double Shot is pumped up. This is to give another boost of damage without any cost to your MP (magic points/mana points). Finally, you could opt for Blessing of Amazon for a permanent accuracy stats or Focus for a temporary boost on accuracy + avoidability. Its up to you, its your story!

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the-blessing-of-amazonThe Blessing of Amazon (more info)
Increases accuracy. You could pump this if you do not wish to pump Focus. Focus requires the player to activate each time when it runs out of duration. It could not be canceled by monster magic attack! Usually buff (effect) such as Focus, could be canceled by boss monster magic attack. Temporary skill buff can also be canceled by using your mouse cursor and right clicking on the icon located on the top right corner of your screen (if the skill is being activated!). Accuracy does not effect the player’s damage but makes it more effective hit a monster without miss.
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Master Level: 16 | Type: Passive
Level 1: Accuracy +1
Level 2: Accuracy +2
Level 3: Accuracy +3
Level 4: Accuracy +4
Level 5: Accuracy +5
Level 6: Accuracy +6
Level 7: Accuracy +7
Level 8: Accuracy +8
Level 9: Accuracy +9
Level 10: Accuracy +10
Level 11: Accuracy +11
Level 12: Accuracy +12
Level 13: Accuracy +13
Level 14: Accuracy +14
Level 15: Accuracy +15
Level 16: Accuracy +16

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the-eye-of-amazonThe Eye of Amazon (more info)
Increases the range of attack for both bows and crossbows. It’s pretty useful to avoid being attack by monster when you could hit them from very far range (similar to Thief 1st Job – Keen Eyes). Useful combo with Puppet (3rd Job Bowman Skill). Recommended to be max for both Bow and Crossbow users!
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Master Level: 8 | Type: Passive | Pre-requisite: The Blessing of Amazon Lv. 3
Level 1: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +15
Level 2: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +30
Level 3: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +45
Level 4: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +60
Level 5: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +75
Level 6: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +90
Level 7: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +105
Level 8: Range of attack for bows and crossbows +120

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critical-throwCritical Shot (more info)
Allows you to perform a critical attack with a certain success rate. Works with any bow and crossbow attack (this also works with any skill in 2nd, 3rd and 4th job). Critical Shot deals extra damage to the one you inflicted to monster depending on the chance. Recommended to be max!
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Passive
Level 1: 12% success rate, critical damage 105%
Level 2: 14% success rate, critical damage 110%
Level 3: 16% success rate, critical damage 115%
Level 4: 18% success rate, critical damage 120%
Level 5: 20% success rate, critical damage 125%
Level 6: 22% success rate, critical damage 130%
Level 7: 24% success rate, critical damage 135%
Level 8: 26% success rate, critical damage 140%
Level 9: 28% success rate, critical damage 145%
Level 10: 30% success rate, critical damage 150%
Level 11: 31% success rate, critical damage 155%
Level 12: 32% success rate, critical damage 160%
Level 13: 33% success rate, critical damage 165%
Level 14: 34% success rate, critical damage 170%
Level 15: 35% success rate, critical damage 175%
Level 16: 36% success rate, critical damage 180%
Level 17: 37% success rate, critical damage 185%
Level 18: 38% success rate, critical damage 190%
Level 19: 39% success rate, critical damage 195%
Level 20: 40% success rate, critical damage 200%

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focusFocus (more info)
Focussing to temporarily increase accuracy and avoidability. If you wish to gain additional avoidability through this skill, pump some SP (skill points) into this instead of Blessing of Amazon. However, most player recommend Focus since Bowman main stats depends on DEX (dexterity) which boost their accuracy much higher compare to any MapleStory class (except magician). If you do not like activating many skills, you could opt for Blessing of Amazon
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Supportive | Pre-requisite: The Blessing of Amazon Lv. 3
Level 1: MP -8; accuracy +1 and avoidability +1 for 70 seconds
Level 2: MP -8; accuracy +2 and avoidability +2 for 80 seconds
Level 3: MP -8; accuracy +3 and avoidability +3 for 90 seconds
Level 4: MP -8; accuracy +4 and avoidability +4 for 100 seconds
Level 5: MP -8; accuracy +5 and avoidability +5 for 110 seconds
Level 6: MP -10; accuracy +6 and avoidability +6 for 130 seconds
Level 7: MP -10; accuracy +7 and avoidability +7 for 140 seconds
Level 8: MP -10; accuracy +8 and avoidability +8 for 150 seconds
Level 9: MP -10; accuracy +9 and avoidability +9 for 160 seconds
Level 10: MP -10; accuracy +10 and avoidability +10 for 170 seconds
Level 11: MP -13; accuracy +11 and avoidability +11 for 195 seconds
Level 12: MP -13; accuracy +12 and avoidability +12 for 205 seconds
Level 13: MP -13; accuracy +13 and avoidability +13 for 215 seconds
Level 14: MP -13; accuracy +14 and avoidability +14 for 225 seconds
Level 15: MP -13; accuracy +15 and avoidability +15 for 235 seconds
Level 16: MP -16; accuracy +16 and avoidability +16 for 260 seconds
Level 17: MP -16; accuracy +17 and avoidability +17 for 270 seconds
Level 18: MP -16; accuracy +18 and avoidability +18 for 280 seconds
Level 19: MP -16; accuracy +19 and avoidability +19 for 290 seconds
Level 20: MP -16; accuracy +20 and avoidability +20 for 300 seconds

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double-shot1Double Shot (aka DS) (more info)
Fires two arrows at once to attack an enemy twice. AB vs DS. It’s actually a Personal Preference. Double Shot (also known as DS) has a higher max damage and Arrow Blow (also known as AB) has a lower one, but a high kb (monster knockback) rate.

DS shoots 2 arrows, which gives 2 critical chances, allowing max dmg to be 130% + 100% + 130% + 100% = 460%. AB max dmg = 260% + 100% = 360%, with higher kb rate. That’s is the reason why many player recommend DS. Some players would like to be different, and they go for Arrow Blow (AB)
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Active | Pre-requisite: Arrow Blow Lv. 1
Level 1: MP -10; damage 92% x 2 Hits
Level 2: MP -10; damage 94% x 2 Hits
Level 3: MP -10; damage 96% x 2 Hits
Level 4: MP -10; damage 98% x 2 Hits
Level 5: MP -11; damage 100% x 2 Hits
Level 6: MP -11; damage 102% x 2 Hits
Level 7: MP -11; damage 104% x 2 Hits
Level 8: MP -12; damage 106% x 2 Hits
Level 9: MP -12; damage 108% x 2 Hits
Level 10: MP -12; damage 110% x 2 Hits
Level 11: MP -13; damage 112% x 2 Hits
Level 12: MP -13; damage 114% x 2 Hits
Level 13: MP -13; damage 116% x 2 Hits
Level 14: MP -14; damage 118% x 2 Hits
Level 15: MP -14; damage 120% x 2 Hits
Level 16: MP -14; damage 122% x 2 Hits
Level 17: MP -15; damage 124% x 2 Hits
Level 18: MP -15; damage 126% x 2 Hits
Level 19: MP -15; damage 128% x 2 Hits
Level 20: MP -16; Damage 130% x 2 Hits

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arrow-blowArrow Blow (aka AB) (more info)
Fires an arrow with authority. Applies more damage than usual. AB or DS? It’s actually a Personal Preference. Double Shot (also known as DS) has a higher max damage and Arrow Blow (also known as AB) has a lower one, but a high kb (monster knockback) rate.

DS shoots 2 arrows, which gives 2 critical chances, allowing max dmg to be 130% + 100% + 130% + 100% = 460%. AB max dmg = 260% + 100% = 360%, with higher kb rate. That’s is the reason why many player recommend DS. Some players would like to be different, and they go for Arrow Blow (AB)
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Master Level: 20 | Type: Active
Level 1: MP -8; damage 190%
Level 2: MP -8; damage 193%
Level 3: MP -8; damage 196%
Level 4: MP -8; Damage 200%
Level 5: MP -9; Damage 203%
Level 6: MP -9; Damage 206%
Level 7: MP -9; Damage 210%
Level 8: MP -10; Damage 213%
Level 9: MP -10; Damage 216%
Level 10: MP -10; Damage 220%
Level 11: MP -11; Damage 223%
Level 12: MP -11; Damage 226%
Level 13: MP -11; Damage 230%
Level 14: MP -12; Damage 233%
Level 15: MP -12; Damage 236%
Level 16: MP -12; Damage 240%
Level 17: MP -13; damage 243%
Level 18: MP -13; damage 248%
Level 19: MP -13; damage 253%
Level 20: MP -14; damage 260%

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  1. Meh
    18/06/2011 at 7:55 pm

    after big bang it dosent really matter if ur strengthless like me than max focus

  2. XiiaoMocha
    22/04/2011 at 1:20 pm

    erm… can u all recomemded to me that should my bowman do pure or normal ? i’m now having the problem on wat attribute i should up ~~

  3. Kyle
    11/12/2010 at 9:50 pm

    What about big bang update, there is no blessing of Amazon…

  4. Kessy
    02/12/2010 at 12:43 pm

    Erm… My Equips Are 27 dex bathrobe/wa9 wwg/7 dex yss which build shd i take

  5. clericfreak
    02/08/2010 at 9:52 am

    err wht about the ability point?

  6. Feqqar
    06/07/2010 at 6:58 am

    I would go with the Focus Build because accuracy for archer’s basically is damage for them, but I would go with the Blessing Build because I find that Maxing Focus isn’t that useful because archer’s already have high accuracy and avoidability.

  7. sarinoku
    22/06/2010 at 5:36 pm

    Well in GMS right now at lv 15 and 20,etc one of your main attacking skills are “lved” up. So is it okay for arrow blow to be lvled? Because Double Shotgets sp added but not lvled. I’m just wondering T.T

  8. 07/06/2010 at 7:36 am

    may i know whether focus or blessed build, which of them the dmg is higher?

  9. Jimmy
    30/09/2009 at 2:43 am

    cool~i didn’t know archer was so fun,thanks

  10. Timmy
    06/12/2008 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you for the guide!

    I really needed it :)

  1. 14/09/2008 at 11:47 pm

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