Pirate


Title MapleStory Pirate Introduction – Infighter and Gunslinger
Useful Link: [MapleStory Pirate Equipments List]

Welcome maplers/beginners! Need a guide before you begin your long journey from as a pirate? You have come to the right place! This guide covers about what is actually a pirate all about, what’s so special about playing this job, and what could this job offers you for the next 2nd, 3rd and 4th job advancement. Sounds interesting? Grab a drink and read on!

Contents at a Glance

  • What is pirate?
  • Why be pirate? (pros and cons)
  • What type of pirate suits me?
  • What attribute pirate need? (AP Allocation)
  • Useful Links / Related Topics
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    What is a pirate?
    Pirate class would probably be one of the most popular character in MapleStory. After completing second job quest, Pirates have two options to choose: Gunslinger or Infighter. Gunslingers are fast ranged attackers who uses gun and bullets, however their damage is weak since they do not have critical skill like an Archer or Assassin. Infighter/Brawler are melee, close-ranged fist fighters who uses knuckle to attack. They deal lots of damage and have high HP, but they must be within very close proximity to their enemies. Hence they tend to take a lot of damage like most close-combat characters.
    Below is the hierarchy order of Pirate advancement:
    (Click to view skill build)

    Pirate -> Gunslinger -> Vaklyrie (Outlaw) -> Captain (Corsair)
    Pirate -> Infighter (Brawler) -> Buccaneer (Marauder) -> Viper (Buccaneer)

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    Why be a Pirate? (Pirate Skill Build)
    Pros
    - Very fast attackers, nearly as fast as Rogues.
    - Interesting abilities, as well as getting a mob attack during first job.
    - Gunslingers can hover in the air for a short period of time.
    - In first job, pirates have a useful dash ability that can accelerate movement speed.
    - In the Infighter job, the user has physical mob attacks.
    - Infighters have more HP than Bandits and more MP than warriors.
    - Pirate 2nd Job skills uses Max Mastery of 20 for both core and non-core skills compare to other jobs.
    Cons
    - Gunslingers do low damage.
    - A little bit difficult to get used to, very different than other jobs.
    - The Float ability is not so useful if trying to get out.
    - The pirate equipment is a little bit expensive for a beginner.
    - Infighters lack the mobility of Bandits, and also must be closer to attack.

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    What type of pirate suits me?
    Once you have completed your 1st job advancement as a pirate, you will be able to choose a special pirate sub-class in MapleStory. Each of this class has its own distinct skills when they reach 3rd job and 4th job. However, the skills at 2nd job is pretty much the same. These 2 sub-classes are gunslinger and infighter. Each has its own pros and cons.
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    Gunslinger (Gunslinger Skill Build)
    Pros
    - Fast attack speed
    - Great mobility with Dash, Float and Backstep Shot
    - Large variety of useful skills
    - Relatively cheap pirate equipment
    - Able to freeze and stun
    - High damage in 4th job
    Cons
    - Low damage in 1st-3rd job
    - Low HP (slightly higher than Archer/Thieves)
    - No party skills, unwanted at bosses
    - Bullets are level restricted. Upgrading only gives a small boost.
    - No “Soul Bullet” skill. Bullets run out quickly
    - Needs a separate set of bullets for Cooling Effect/Fire Burner

    Infighter (Infighter/Brawler Skill Build)
    Pros
    - Uber high damage, my lv 12 did about 100+ and 20000+ at 100
    - They have super saiyan at 3rd job
    - They have skill similar to “Dark Sight”
    - They have an assaulter-like move at 2nd job, except you have to charge
    - They are the fastest little things you can train at levels 40~70, even without pqing
    - They have flashy skills
    - In 4th job, they have demolisher and fist, great for solo-ing any boss (14x or higher)
    - Have many mob skills
    Cons
    - Sometimes Dash gets in the way and you will miss the target.
    - Unstable damage. at lv 100, avg damage range is abuot 3000 – 18000
    - Low accuracy, i dont know whats becoming of this maple world
    - Range is even lower than warriors (literally)
    - Weapons look like toy bracelets
    - They suck even more at some pqs than any other job you can imagine
    - Infighter’s mob skills don’t do a lot of damage on a single target
    - They have very little single-monster hitting skills but they are not too great

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    What stats pirate need? (AP Allocation)
    To advanced as a Pirate in 1st Job, you would need to have at least 20 DEX to pass the requirement. For players who want to advance as a Gunslinger (2nd Job), add DEX (dexterity), for Infighter (2nd Job) add STR (strength). So, roll your dice to have the least LUK and INT. (Best stats is 13 DEX, 4 STR, 4 LUK, 4 INT). The requirement to be pirate is level 10 with at least 20 DEX (Dexterity).

    Where to advance as Pirate? (Click here for more info)
    At level 10 with 20 DEX (dexterity), visit Nautilus Port located in Victoria Island. (Right of Henesys City)
    Enter Nautilus Ship through a portal on the “whaleish” sub.
    Navigate through it with the area map (press W) to the lower room, until you find a Pirate NPC (Kyrin)
    Talk to her so she will turn you into a Pirate for your First Job Advancement.

    Perfect pirate stats on rolling dice
    The perfect build for a pirate is to roll the dice at: (both INT and LUK is 4)
    LUK and INT is not required for equiping weapon/armour. LUK is for equipment.
    STR : 4
    DEX : 13
    LUK : 4
    INT : 4
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    AP Allocation for Gunslinger and Infighter (more info…)
    There are 2 types of pirate subclass. Both are different because they base on the amount of DEX and STR they have in their character stats. Below is the explanation for each type:

    Gunslinger
    Gunslinger STR (strength) stats is equivalent to its level. Example: Gunslinger Level 88 has 88 STR.
    STR is required to equip weapons and armours. DEX is required for its pure damage! (similar to Bowman)
    STR = LVL
    DEX = All other SP

    Infighter
    Infighter DEX (dexterity) stats is equivalent to its level + 5. Example: Infighter Level 18 has 23 DEX
    DEX = LVL + 5
    STR = All other SP

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    MapleStory Useful Links
    MapleStory Ultimate EXP Guide: 8 Tips on Leveling Up Quickly
    MapleStory Ultimate Guide: Pirate Training Spots
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    LV185 Gunslinger Pirate – Gunslinger Skills Introduction

    Gunslinger Video
    The video below shows Gunslinger having fun with Grenade, Float/Wings, Recoil Shot, and other skills.

    LV200 Gunslinger VS LV180 Infighter

    164 Viper @ Newties

    Viper using Energy Orb at Sharks

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    Notice
    In GMS (Globa MapleStory), there have been some changes to the name. The format of the list goes by [Original Skill Name] = [New GMS Skill Name]. Below is a list for Gunslinger and Brawler Skills.

    1st Job
    Quick Motion = Bullet Time
    Moon Kick = Sommersault Kick
    Double Fire = Double Barrel Shot

    Gunslinger Skill List
    2nd Job
    Throwing Bomb = Grenade
    Fake Shot = Blank Shot
    Float = Wings
    Backstep Shot = Recoil Shot
    3rd Job
    Triple Fire = Burst Fire
    Fire Burner = Flamethrower
    Cooling Effect = Ice Splitter
    Homing = Homing Beacon
    4th Job
    Elemental Amplification = Elemental Boost
    Support Octopus = Wrath of the Octopi
    Air Strike = Aerial Strike
    Mind Control = Hypnotize
    Advanced Homing = Bullseye

    Brawler/Infighter Skill List
    2nd Job
    Improve MaxHP
    Knuckle Mastery = Knuckler Mastery
    Backspin Blow
    Double Uppercut
    Screw Punch = CorkScrew Blow
    MP Recovery
    Knuckler Booster
    Oak Barrel
    3rd Job
    Stun Mastery
    Energy Charge
    Energy Buster = Energy Blast
    Energy Drain
    Transform = Transformation
    Shockwave
    4th Job
    Dragon Strike
    Energy Orb
    Super Transformation
    Demolition
    Barrage
    Speed Infusion
    Time Leap

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    Skill Inventory (Source – Shrapnel)

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    Click the picture to enlarge and view GIF animation

    pirate first strikepirate back flippirate dashpirate double barrel shot

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    (More Info) Pirate Gunslinger Bullet Guide + Bullet Drop List

    maplestory-pirate-gunslinger-bullets

    maplestory-pirate-gunslinger-capsules

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    Credits
    Huge thanks to sapphire8 for his assistance on DPS comparisons
    All damage-related information, calculations, percentages, and formulas will located here.
    Legend: Min (Minimum) | Max (Maximum) | STR (Strength) | DPS – Damage Per Second

    Gunslinger Damage Formulas
    Max = [(DEX * 3.6 + STR) / 100] * Weapon Attack
    Min = (DEX * 0.9 * 3.6 * Skill Mastery + STR) / 100 * Weapon Attack

    Formula for Battleship Endurance [HP]
    [(Skill Level * 4000)] + [(Character Level - 120) * 2000]
    Level 01 Battleship is the best in terms of (endurance:cooldown) ratio.
    Higher level of Ship increases endurance, however, it also increases cooldown.

    Tested Attack Speeds
    Double Barrel Shot = 144 shots/minute
    Invisible Shot = 88 shots/minute
    Burst Fire = 88 shots/minute
    Rapid Fire = 500 shots/minute (approx. 8 bullets/second)
    Battleship Cannon = 100 shots/minute
    Battleship Torpedo = 77 shots/minute

    Octopus Summoning Units
    Standard Octopus Summoning Limit [Lvl 1-10] = 1 at a time
    Standard Octopus Summoning Limit [Lvl 11-20]= 2 at a time
    Standard Octopus Summoning Limit [Lvl 21-30] = 2 at a time
    Support Octopus Summoning Limit [Lvl 1+] = 3 at a time

    DPS Comparisons (DPS – Damage Per Second)
    [Format: (Damage % * # of hits) / Time it takes to cast in seconds = total Damage Per Second]

    Single-target
    Legend: Burst Fire (3rd Job) | Rapid Fire (4th Job)
    Burst Fire 20 = (210% * 3) / .69 = 913.043%/sec
    Rapid Fire 01 = 102% / .12 = 850%/sec
    Rapid Fire 05 = 110% / .12 = 916.667%/sec
    Rapid Fire 30 = 160% / .12 = 1333.333%/sec
    Conclusion: Single Target (Rapid Fire vs Burst Fire vs Invisible Shot)
    Rapid Fire is equally fast Hurricane. (both skill does approximately 500 hits per minute)
    Level 5 Rapid Fire is the minimum level where Rapid Fire’s DPS outperforms Burst/Triple Fire’s DPS.
    Burst 20 outperforms Invisible Shot 30. Both skill hit 3 times. At max level, Burst: 210% > Invis: 170%.

    3-mobbing
    Invisible Shot 30 = (170% * 3) / .66 = 772.727%/sec
    Ice 26 = (122% * 3) / 1.05 = 348.571%/sec
    Ice 30 = (130% * 3) / 1.05 = 371.428%/sec
    Flame 30 = (160% * 3) / 1.05 = 457.143%/sec
    Flame 30 + element = (160% * 1.5 * 3) / 1.05 = 685.714%/sec
    Flame 30 + Burst 20 = ((160% * 3) + (170% * 3)) / (.6 + .66) = 860.465%/sec
    Flame 30 + Burst 20 + element = ((160% * 1.5 * 3) + (170% * 3)) / (.6 + .66) = 1046.512%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 = ((160% * 3) + (122% * 3)) / (.6 + .6) = 705%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 w/o glaze capsule = ((160% * 3) + (122% * 0.5 * 3)) / (.6 + .6) = 552.5%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 + fire element = ((160% * 1.5 * 3) + (122% * 3)) / (.6 + .6) = 905%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 + fire element + ice resist = ((160% * 1.5 * 3) + (122% * 0.5 * 3)) / (.6 + .6) = 752.5%/sec
    Conclusion: 3-mobbing Target (FlameThrower vs Invisible Shot)
    Flame 30 is better than Burst Fire on 4 mobs or more.
    When 3-mobbing, max Invis yields higher DPS than max Burner alone (including elemental advantage)
    When 3-mobbing, max Flame has higher DPS than max Invis if used with Triple 20/Cooling 26/Fake 30.

    6-mobbing
    Legend: Flame – FlameThrower | Ice – Ice Splitter | Triple Fire = Burst Fire
    Ice 26 = (122% * 6) / 1.05 = 697.143%/sec
    Ice 30 = (130% * 6) / 1.05 = 742.857%/sec
    Flame 30 = (160% * 6) / 1.05 = 914.286%/sec
    Flame 30 + element = (160% * 1.5 * 6) / 1.05 = 1371.429%/sec
    Flame 30 + Burst 20 = ((160% * 6) + (210% * 3)) / (.6 + .69) = 1232.558%/sec
    Flame 30 + Burst 20 + element = ((160% * 1.5 * 6) + (210% * 3)) / (.6 + .69) = 1604.651%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 = ((160% * 6) + (122% * 6)) / (.6 + .6) = 1410%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 w/o glaze capsule = ((160% * 6) + (122% * 0.5 * 6)) / (.6 + .6) = 1105%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 + fire element = ((160% * 1.5 * 6) + (122% * 6)) / (.6 + .6) = 1810%/sec
    Flame 30 + Ice 26 + fire element + ice resist = ((160%*1.5*6) + (122%*0.5*6)) / (.6 + .6) = 1505%/sec
    Conclusion: 6-mobbing Target (FlameThrower vs Ice Splitter vs Fake Shot)
    When 6-mobbing, the best combo to use is FlameThrower 30 + Ice Splitter 26.
    The next best is Flame 30 + Burst 20 (those without max Ice Splitter / lazy to carry Glace Capsules)

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    Reference / Credits to…
    MapleStory Pirate Equipments List Level 10-110
    http://forums.playpark.net/showthread.php?t=156080
    Pirate: Pros and Cons by gkdmstjr (Basilmarket Forumer)
    A Comprehensive Guide to Gunslingers
    BasilMarket Pirate Database

    1. 16/11/2011 at 12:23 am

      Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying extra on this topic. If doable, as you acquire experience, would you thoughts updating your blog with further data? This can be very helpful for me.

    2. 20/09/2011 at 10:02 am

      I just love the way you writting… some day I hope that I will have that skill…

    3. 08/08/2011 at 9:55 pm

      Normally I don’t read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thanks, quite nice post.

    4. IXReinaldoXl
      14/02/2011 at 6:16 am

      Where can you get lvl 50-70 bullets from? and whats the drop rate?

    5. Troy
      09/11/2010 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to make this guide. I’ve been using it as my common reference when playing or telling friends. I have to ask, though, is it possible to upload recommended training spots for both Gunslingers and Brawlers? (I myself am a ‘Slinger, but it would be good for Brawlers elsewhere). So far I’ve been following Mr.Basil’s guide on suitable training spots. I’m only asking because I use your site more often that Basilmarket’s guides. Doing so would be awesome. Thanks in advance.

    6. dude
      30/10/2010 at 2:57 pm

      i have a pirate and like how fast it is, i play 4 fun and chose gunslinger but if you actualy want damage, use brawler

    7. yeanpro
      01/10/2010 at 10:28 am

      why is it so slow to lvling at newtie at 100-120? any faster spots u suggest?

    8. nameless
      05/08/2010 at 2:13 am

      OH AND PLEASE KEEP MY COMMENT ALIVE BY KEEP QUTE BOTH OF MY COMMENT XD ALSO PLEASE DONT MAKE U R PERSON AT WINDA IT IS TOO POPLATTED

    9. nameless
      05/08/2010 at 2:11 am

      CASTRO AFTER THEY MAX MASTERY AT 2ND JOB WICH I THINK THAT LV IS 37/38 AND THIS GUILD NEED UPDATE FOR TIMELESS AND REVERSE ITEM I AM A GUNSLINGER THUNDERBREAKER AND A BRAWLER AND I HAVE BEEN FOR 1 YEARS IN GMS WINDA I CAN HELP U ON STUFF JUST WHIS ME
      IGN CHUNYANGYAY BUCCOOL COSAIRDX I QUTTED ON MY BUCC AND TB CASUE GOT BORING NOE MANILY ON MY GUNSLINGER PS I AM NOT GOING TO SPEND ANY MESO ON U BUT ILL TELL U WHERE TO TRAIN WAT TO PUT IN AP AND SP AND HOW TO DO JOB ADV I ONLY HAVE 20 BL SLOTS SO HURRY AND I DONT MAKE BL WITH ANY HACKERS SCAMMERS SO IF U R GOODBYE
      ALSO PLEASE GOOGLE TAKEBACKER CLICK HIS GUIDE ON SLEEPWOOD THAT 1 IS FOR BRAWLER AND
      GUNSLINGER IS ON BASILEMARKET (BUT I DONT REALLY FOLLOW IT 100% SINCE I THINK IT’D BE BETTER SOMEOTHER WAY I FOLLOW IT 98% OF THE TIME THO)CHECK OUT THIS WEB SITES
      HIDDEN-STEET.NET (MOVE U R MOUSE TO DATABASE JUST CLICK GMS OR MSEA DO NOT REPEAT DO NOT CLICK LATAL)
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      BASILEMARKET.COM
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      ALSO LOOK UP BRICKWALKER ON YOUTUBE THAT GUY IS MY MODEL TAKEBACKER AKA TAK3BACK

    10. michael
      31/07/2010 at 10:59 am

      i have no idea what your talking about because right now im downloading maplestory and i dont have any clue how to play plz help

    11. Castro
      26/05/2010 at 12:04 pm

      umm untill what level does the gunslinger sucks?
      or when the gunslinger become strong with good damage?

    12. 22/05/2010 at 6:21 pm

      nice info !!!!!!!!! u realy help me thx

    13. 22/05/2010 at 6:20 pm

      Nice collections good information

    14. rangezX
      06/01/2010 at 8:47 pm

      im srry for the gunslinger fans but gunslinger are hella weak! but ther are very fast too but i cant stand tho see a lv 40 hit 300 300 thats so low o.0

    15. csb sucks
      27/12/2009 at 1:59 am

      To me the most useless skill is csb cause it takea a long time to charge, deals very little damage even when maxed then ssk cause ssk can hit alot more times. Calculations=
      CSB (420% to 3 monsters total 1260%)
      SSK (190& to 6 monsters and can be done more than once compared to csb total of at least 2280% almost twice as much)
      Another reason: CSB takes too much mana (36) at max while ssk only takes up (32)
      TWICE the damage for less mana!
      why do ppl max csb? pls giv me reasons to understand.
      i will max all others until valid reasons are given with explanations.
      Oh and if u guys are gonna say invincibility with csb, the duration does not lengthen with each level.

    16. eric
      11/12/2009 at 5:41 pm

      where to hunt lvl 30 and 50 bullet

    17. 11/10/2009 at 6:48 am

      i would make a gunner (gunslinger) because I don’t really like close combat)

    18. Hunter
      18/08/2009 at 2:54 pm

      hey Ayumilove if u were to make a piret to lev 200 which kind would u make a gunner or a browller?

    19. jl06/08/09
      08/06/2009 at 11:15 am

      I love my pirate( brawler). It’s alot of fun. I found that dbl uppercut and corscrew are the strongest attacks at 2nd job. I combo them all the time. My only complaint about being a knuckler, is the options in cash shop. There’s basically nothing compared to other jobs. Something cute would be really nice. I mean, tiger paw? What are we suposed to do with that?

    20. Igiriisu
      07/06/2009 at 12:09 am

      Hi, I just became a lvl 25 Pirate and I found out about certain Pirate equipment in Mapletip.com like the “Brown Wooden Krag.” But they’re not in Nautilus armory vendor, or anything. Where do i go to get these equipment?

    21. Jt104
      23/11/2008 at 9:03 am

      I’ve been toying with an skill point build the i’ve been disputed with on the global server
      after you get to level first job put your points this way
      STR 1 DEX 3 INT 1

      If you read int it gives acc and avoid.
      If it works for a bowman then the possibilites….

    22. shaamil
      22/11/2008 at 7:05 am

      is there any way that gunslinger can compete with other jobs.

    23. WeiWei
      19/11/2008 at 10:52 am

      わいい~ i wait so long now really have leH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy^.^ ~.~lll

    24. YAY
      15/11/2008 at 5:20 pm

      great guide! i just made an infighter, and i cant wait to play it, ive played maple since the beta and have always wanted a class similar to this, so im extremely happy. DO NOT FORGET fellow mapelers, pirate class was hung over our heads to tease us and was released late to compete with wrath of the lich king, do not convert to WOW!

    25. MapleGuide
      13/11/2008 at 5:34 am

      It will be out on the 14th of november that is the starrt of the school holidays!

    26. 13/11/2008 at 3:59 am

      thank you for this pirate info
      i made both today since it was released on global
      and the ap allocation section was really helpful to me
      :D

    27. OMG!
      12/11/2008 at 12:00 pm

      The pirate job is comin in about 2 hours!

    28. 12/11/2008 at 6:28 am

      yeah its on now!

    29. KuroYao
      11/11/2008 at 6:51 pm

      The pirate is comeing out today, yes. I am so excited!!
      わいい~!!<3

    30. ProNoobie
      11/11/2008 at 12:27 pm

      excuess me can u put wher do we change our jobies

    31. HwangBo ximi fan
      11/11/2008 at 3:36 am

      Great work on the guide. I’ll be looking forward to when the pirate job get released in the us. I’m hearing rumors that it will come out this month november. Anyone know?

    32. sg
      09/11/2008 at 11:54 pm

      meo

    33. Some Person
      02/11/2008 at 5:21 pm

      Guys,

      I know you are all exited about the pirate job but I think that the pirate is cool with its equips and all that. But the main thing is that its damage sucks. In all these FAQ’S in Korea (which is where i come from) says that the pirate’s damage sucks. If you are intrested in looks i’ll go for that job but if your looking for job that does high damage, don’t go for it.

      BTW nice job on the guide

    34. NinjaXPirate
      26/10/2008 at 3:34 am

      Undeniable, pirate is a perfect job =DD…

    35. your secret admirer
      25/10/2008 at 2:58 pm

      nice guide correction for the infighter ap build he needs 20 dex before level 10 then the level +5 works because most people will only have 15 dex by level 10

    36. Roy
      20/10/2008 at 9:14 pm

      Nice collection of info on the Pirate jobclass! I am excited because it seems we will be getting the job soon on Maple Global. Thanks for your hard work XD

    37. 02/10/2008 at 3:49 pm

      updated pros and cons for gunslinger!

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